Capture Kill Release (2016)

Has any two-word alliterative descriptor inspired so much abject despair in the past two decades as ‘found footage?’ (Don’t answer that, I’m sure there are plenty worse if I put my mind to it.) While the handheld, shakey-cam, first-person perspective mock-real approach has produced a good few gems – say, the REC movies, Cloverfield, Troll […]

Exquisite Terror 5

Maybe we’re a little biased as in the not-too-distant past we released a magazine of our own, but it’s always good to see the resurgence in print media, and Exquisite Terror – now in its fifth edition – is a stylish, studious take on horror, with original illustrations and content. Running to just over 50 […]

DVD Review: Curio

Curio (2010) Distributor: ISIS Ltd DVD Release Date (UK): 12th September 2011 Directed by: Steven Nesbit Starring: Wayne Russell, Jennifer Bryer, Sydney Wade, Richard Wood Review by: Ben Bussey All-American lady Lauren (Jennifer Bryer) and her half-English little girl Emily (Sydney Wade) travel to the Yorkshire moors to visit the quaint little cottage that was […]

UK DVD Review: Demons Rising

Demons Rising (2008) Distributor: MVM DVD Release date (UK): 6th June 2011 Directed by: William Lee Starring: William Lee, Talisha Battle, Donald A. Becker Review by: Stephanie Scaife Billed as an “action-adventure, horror, martial arts, crime drama, cult, vigilante, gangsta flick” Demons Rising is certainly a very ambitious film. William Lee is the director, writer, […]

UK DVD Review: Dead Hooker In A Trunk

Dead Hooker In A Trunk (2009) Distributor: Bounty Films/Eureka Video DVD Release Date: 23 May 2011 Directed by: Jen Soska & Sylvia Soska Starring: Ricki Gagne, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, C J Wallis Review by: Ben Bussey If I’m not mistaken, I’ve never written a second review for the same film at Brutal As Hell. I’ve given my own […]

Dead By Dawn 2011 Review: Harold’s Going Stiff

Harold’s Going Stiff (2010) Directed by: Keith Wright Starring: Stan Rowe, Sarah Spencer, Andy Pandini, Lee Thompson Review by: Keri O’Shea Zombies have been used as a metaphor for a range of things over the years: they’ve represented mindless labour, consumerism, contagion, but never, to my knowledge, has zombieism been used as a metaphor for […]

BIFFF Review: Stake Land

Stake Land (2010) Directed by: Jim Mickle Starring: Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis, Connor Paolo, Nick Damici Review by: Nia Edwards-Behi The world has been ravaged by a disease that transforms people into vicious bloodsuckers. A teenager watches his family slaughtered and is rescued by the mysterious Mister, a tough vampire hunter who takes the boy […]

DVD Review: Blood Cabin (AKA Murder Loves Killers Too)

Blood Cabin (Murder Loves Killers Too) (2008) Distributor (UK): 4Digital Media DVD Release Date (UK): 4th April 2011 Directed by: Drew Barnhardt Starring: Allen Andrews, Christine Haeberman, Scott Christian, Mary LeGault Review by: Ben Bussey Isn’t it always the way; a low budget horror film does shitty business under one title so they release it overseas with […]

Review: A Reckoning

A Reckoning (2009) Directed by: A.D. Baker Starring: Leslie Simpson, Axelle Carolyn Review by: Nia Edwards-Behi Editor’s note: this review was previously published at Nia’s blog Cannibal Hollywood. A Reckoning is a small film, but thoroughly grand. It’s horror and melodrama and poetry for the same reason: it’s a meditation on the human condition. Despite […]

DVD Review: Gnaw

Review: Gnaw (2008) Distributors: 4 Digital Media (UK) Directed by: Gregory Mandry DVD Release date: 21st February 2011 Starring: Hiram Bleetman, Nigel Croft-Adams, Sara Dylan Review by: Stephanie Scaife I’m not sure why it’s taken so long for this to surface on DVD in the UK, having done the festival circuit for over 2 years then […]

Review: The Fallow Field

The Fallow Field (2009) Production company: Figment Directed by: Leigh Dovey Starring: Steve Garry, Michael Dacre, Natalie Overs, Johnny Vivash Review by: Ben Bussey Matt Sadler (Garry) has a few problems in his life. First off, his missus no longer wants anything to do with him. Secondly, the mistress he’s been keeping, who has in […]