Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A Punishment of Innocence Lost: What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)


Written and directed by Italian cinematographer turned filmmaker, the late Massimo Dallamano, 'Cosa avete fatto a Solange?'/'What Have You done to Solange?' (1972) is an...

K-Shop (2016)


'K-Shop' is a gritty and satirical urban horror film. It is a damning social commentary on a demographic of people in Britain, and their contemptible behavior when participating in... 

Halloween II (1981) 35 Years Later – A Worthy Companion Piece to the Original or Not? Part 2


PART 2 OF 2: THE COMPANION PIECE

'Halloween II' is more than just a follow-up to the original film as it is very much a companion piece. It does what very few sequels do by picking up exactly where the previous installment ends continuing “The Night HE...

Halloween II (1981) 35 Years Later – A Worthy Companion Piece to the Original or Not? Part 1


PART 1 OF 2: THE ORIGINAL

John Carpenter’s original 1978 theatrical version of 'Halloween' is best viewed as a singular work rather than part of the franchise it spawned. Beginning with Halloween II, that first film’s elements became more and more tainted as the series went…

Eaten Alive (1976)


It is so strange Tobe Hooper followed-up the phenomenal critical and commercial success of his 1974 debut feature masterpiece 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' with something… well so strange. Eaten Alive is an exercise in atmosphere, imagery and surrealism with…

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) - 30 Years of Pure Evil


'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer' inspired by the real life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas is a character study portrayal of the titular character. This true-life inspiration is based more on Lucas’ confessions and fantasies rather than the actual…

Don't Go in the House (1980) - Ignore the Warning and Go In


The terribly titled 'Don’t Go in the House' had the working title of 'The Burning Man' and was then retitled to 'The Burning' until the producers found out another horror production happening simultaneously was using the same title. Unfortunately, that…