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Movie Review: Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

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From the first time I watched a trailer via a friends Facebook share, I have been looking forward to seeing Wyrmwood. Even thought the trailer I saw was nothing more than a 30 second teaser, I could still see the potential and so when I spotted a copy in my local HMV, I quickly snapped it up with the intention of watching it immediately. The night came, the kids were asleep and the drinks were ready so in went the newly purchased Blu-ray disc and away we went.

The film begins with a future event which perfectly sets the scene of what we are about to enjoy and enjoy is a very mediocre way of describing this film. I don't know about you but I think the Zombie genre has become very stale of late, left to stagnate and rot thanks greatly to the poor efforts of The Walking Dead. Hollywood has an uncanny knack of taking something which has, over a long period of time garnered an impressive following and admiration and turning it into something “for the masses” which ultimately pushes …

Movie Review: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013)

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I picked this film up some time a go during one of my “customers also bought” Amazon spending sprees. As with most, it arrived and promptly founds itself placed neatly on my shelf to await such an opportunity to grace my TV screen.

Having watched a trailer for a film called The Devils Pass, I went to add it to my wish-list and was happy to learn that I already own it only under a different name. So The Devils Pass or The Dyatlov Pass Incident which ever you want to call it, was set off and I settled down to enjoy.
I had already gathered from the trailer that I was once again stepping into the world of the Found Footage variety. As someone who is possibly in a small group of people who love found footage genre no matter how it comes, I was looking forward to seeing what joy's this attempt would bring.
We're given a very impressive back story and introduced to the main characters who we'll be getting to know over the next 100 minutes or so, immediately sucked in and liking …

Movie Review: The Realm aka The Ouija Experiment (2011)

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I sometimes forget where I pick these films up, this one was either 1p on Amazon (Thanks Zoverstocks) or it was £1 in Poundland. Either way, its been in my collection for a while and I randomly selected it for viewing.

I learned a long time ago that in no way should you ever judge how good a film may or may not be by the content of its cover. This is no exception. On first glance, a very professional looking cover with a picture that is vague enough to have you instantly intrigued. It even included a cardboard sleeve slip case for extra professionalism. Whichever way you look at it, I was impressed by the presentation. But, what about the important thing, the film itself???
We follow Brandon, You Tube “Star” with a whole 20 views and his friend Shay who is taking Brandon to her, stay with me on this, “hot boy friends” best friend, Michael's house! Still with me? Good!
Upon arrival the pair are met by Lynette who is said “hot boyfriends” sister. “Hot boyfriend” will henceforth be …

Movie Review: Sanatorium (2013)

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While out and about doing my weekly shop, I came across a DVD with the tell tale “After Dark Original” banner splashed across the top of the case. I'm something of a Blu-Ray snob these days, so much so that I have just started archiving all of my DVD's in cool little Disc selector while re-buying some of the better ones on BD but its not everyday I find an After Dark Original in my local Tesco store so I made an exception. In hindsight I could of ordered the Blu-Ray on Amazon but I needed something to watch that night so I just bought it.

Now I haven't reviewed as many of the After Dark titles as perhaps I should have but I have about 12 in total. From memory, The Task and Husk are probably among the better ones with only The Scream of the Banshee being on the poor side, from the ones I've watched so far.
I suppose most people would be saying. Oh no! Not another found footage film about a group of paranormal investigators in some cliché ridden abandoned house with …

Movie Review: Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

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As readers of mine may or may not be aware, I have an unrivalled hatred for the “classic” that is The Exorcist. In my humblest of opinions, the single worst “big” horror film ever spawned. That does not make me completely averse to the Possession sub-genre. In fact, The Devil Within proved to be very entertaining indeed but the less said about The Last Exorcism and its unholy sequel the better!

I would probably put Eric Bana in the bracket of “bigger” Hollywood stars and it is nice to see some bigger names appearing in these types of films instead of using them as a stepping stone to something bigger.
The film carries its own pedigree, Directed by Scott Derrickson whose previous film was the brilliant Sinister. Another bigger horror film starring an established Hollywood actor (Ethan Hawke) and his possession experience spans to the film prior to that, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, which put a very enjoyable twist on the sub-genre.
When you stand back and take a look, Deliver us from…

Movie Review: Alien Abduction (2014)

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So, here it is. My first blog entry in nearly two years and I have decided to review one of the many films I watched last year which, in my humble opinion, was extremely underrated.

I don't think the world has given enough love to the found footage sub-genre of Horror films. A sub-genre which I find highly enjoyable, as evidenced by some of my past posts, Skew, Grave Encounters and V/H/S to name but a few and of course, my number one horror film The Blair Witch Project.
The love for this sub-genre, sadly died almost as quickly as it had emerged. From the seldom seen gems like said Witch project to a barrage of low budget, sub-standard and almost identical blunders, it could be easy to see why.
As I said though, every now and then we find a film which not only reignites our love for a certain sub-genre but reminds us why we ever loved it at all!
Alien Abduction follows the Morris family whose autistic son Riley, is capturing the families camping trip on film. Along with his Brother,…

I'm back

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Hello Horror people. It has been nearly two years since my last post and I have decided after much soul searching to make a come back. A brief explanation as to my absence is in July of 2013 my wife, my best friend and the mother to my kids sadly passed away.

As you can imagine, with two young children to worry about and between many other things, I simply have not had the time to sit down and do much of anything. I am not going to go into any further details, all I will say is, its been very tough but I have found watching horror films to be a good distraction from everything and in some weird and twisted way, its very therapeutic! Even the bad ones!


So, with that being said I am here to say, I'm back.


Watch this space for the good, the bad and as always, the ugly of the horror world!