31 Days of Horror – Movie 17: The Wolfman

So yes, let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way I’m reviewing the REMAKE of The Wolfman. I’ve stated that I hate the idea of remakes and despise hearing about all the new remakes that come out, but I will watch them and give them a fair chance. That’s why I’ve watch…

31 Days of Horror – Movie 15: Cherry Tree Lane

Living in the UK I always see the scare stories from papers like the Daily Mail about the out of control youth in the UK. Some of it’s not scare stories of course as the “youth” in this country can be nasty little buggers when they want to be, but I’m lucky enough never to…

GRIMM UP NORTH 2: 28th – 31st October 2010

Below is a press release for Grimm Up North 2 a horror movie festival thats going to be taking place over the Halloween weekend (28th and 31st October) In Manchester, UK. People who can go should go, you never know…you might even see me there too. So yes, to the press release: A feast of…

31 Days of Horror – Movie 14: The Toxic Avenger

When horror fans think of independent movies, they will always think Troma. Troma was the one that started it all. It all started off (in the horror sense) with a guy known as The Toxic Avenger. The first time I actually saw The Toxic Avenger as a character was in The Toxic Avengers. The show…

31 Days of Horror – Movie 12: The Exorcist

So, how do we start a review of The Exorcist? Well it’s obvious that we have to mention that it’s been voted as one of the scariest movies of all time. It’s been banned in countless countries including the UK for its controversial scenes, so of course that means it goes into film making history…

Video Games and “Fun”

It has recently come back to me during my rant about Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare that “it doesn’t matter what the rest of the game is about, it looks fun” and I bitterly had to bite back shouting “videogames don’t have to be fun!” before realising this is probably the stupidest thing ever said.…

31 Days of Horror Movie 11: Psycho

Psycho is one of those movies every horror fan knows about. Whether they don’t like it or they love it, it is one of the most important movies in the history of horror. It is arguably the true birth of the “slasher” type of monster, with an added twist; this monster is all too plausible…

31 Days of Horror Movie 10: Dead Cert

In theory Dead Cert is a good idea, if anything is popular in British cinema it’s always a good British gangster movie right? Mix that with some vampires because they are so “in” at the moment and you should have a hit right? I can hear groans, why are you groaning? So yes, basically Dead…

The Human Centipede

When I first heard about the Human Centipede, I can’t say I had the highest of expectations for it. It had an absolutely depraved premise that was simultaneously revolting, and somehow morbidly amusing. However, being something of a horror geek, I had to see any movie that billed itself as the ‘sickest movie of the…

31 Days of Horror Movie 9: Tremors

Monster movies can often be fun, they are movies to watch with friends and laugh at. Sometimes you laugh at how bad they are and others are meant to be funny. Tremors fits into the movies that are meant to be funny. Earl and Valentine have a problem, they are bored with Perfection. Perfection is…