Happy Birthday, Joe D’Amato! Three Films Make a Feature…

By Keri O’Shea That director and purveyor of horror and sleaze, Joe D’Amato was born on this day in 1936, and had he not died so suddenly back in 1999, would have been near to eighty years of age at this point in time. And yet, somehow, something tells me he’d still have been making […]

DVD Review: The Man With The Severed Head (1976)

Review by Ben Bussey. Now how’s about this for a premise: during a heist gone wrong, gangster Jack Surnett (Paul Naschy) takes a bullet in the head. Obviously he can’t go to a regular hospital, so his fellow gangsters take him to one of those disgraced doctors who can only find work doing dodgy operations for […]

DVD Review: Arrow Video Presents ‘Pieces’

Review by Stephanie Scaife. Pieces (1982) is a cult classic exploitation slasher flick from Spanish filmmaker Juan Piquer Simon (Slugs, Monster Island) and here it is in a fantastic and lovingly created brand new edition from Arrow Video, sporting a vast array of special features and some rather eye catching newly commissioned art work. The […]

UK DVD Review: Evil Rising (AKA Sauna)

Evil Rising AKA Sauna (2008) Distributor: Matchbox Films DVD Release Date (UK): 25th July 2011 Directed by: Antti-Jussi Annila Starring: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen Review by: Keri O’Shea  It’s a rare treat to come across a film like Evil Rising (more on that damn title change anon): a project with unusual vision and high production […]

UK DVD Review: Who Can Kill A Child?

Who Can Kill A Child? (AKA ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?/Island of the Damned) (1976) Distributor: Eureka DVD Release Date: 23 May 2011 Directed by: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador Starring: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome Review by: Ben Bussey A comfortably middle class English couple, with two children at home and a third on the way, take a trip […]

DVD Review: Fantastic Factory Presents ‘Faust: Love of the Damned’

Faust: Love of the Damned (2000) Distributor: Arrow Video DVD Release Date (Fantastic Factory boxset): 18th April 2011 DVD Release Date (Individual): 9th May 2011 Directed by: Brian Yuzna Starring: Mark Frost, Jennifer Rope, Jeffrey Combs, Andrew Divoff Review by: Keri O’Shea This is one of the harder reviews I’ve had to write in a while because, […]