10th May2017

‘Brain Damage’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Rick Hearst, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes, Gordon MacDonald, Lucille Saint-Peter, Vicki Darnell, Joseph Gonzalez, Bradlee Rhodes | Written and Directed by Frank Henenlotter If you are a fan of Frank Henenlotter movies then you know how surreal they are. From Basket Case and Frankenhooker to Bad Biology, Henenlotter has a unique vision of horror. […]

28th Mar2017

‘Dead or Alive Trilogy’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When you allow yourself to be immersed in the world of Takashi Miike you do so with the knowledge that you are going to be taken to some really messed up places. Then of course he tricks you and gives you something completely different. The Dead or Alive Trilogy is an example of three films […]

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27th Mar2017

‘Pieces’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Brana, Edmund Purdom, Ian Sera, Paul L. Smith, Jack Taylor, Gerard Tichy, May Heatherly | Written by Dick Randall, Roberto Loyola | Directed by Juan Piquer Simón Pieces is one of those movies that horror fans instantly fall in love with. While some would write it off as […]

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17th Feb2017

Feature: Taboo-Busting Horror

by Phil Wheat

What are “Taboo Busters”? These are the films that dared go where no-one had gone before… Joining the ranks of great cinematic taboo busters is We Are the Flesh – the debut film from director Emiliano Rocha Minter – an extraordinary and unsettling film experience about a young brother and sister roaming an apocalyptic city, […]

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13th Feb2017

‘Tower of London’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown, Bruce Gordon, Joan Camden, Richard Hale, Sandra Knight, Charles Macaulay, Justice WatsonSarah Selby, Donald Losby | Written by Leo Gordon, F. Amos Powell | Directed by Roger Corman When you get Roger Corman and Vince Price together you tend to get a stylised horror film that […]

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10th Feb2017

Competition: Win a copy of ‘We Are The Flesh’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

Win a copy of We Are The Flesh on Blu-ray, courtesy of Arrow Video. A visionary and bizarre slice of Mexican art house cinema, We Are The Flesh is an extraordinary and unsettling film experience, a sexually charged and nightmarish journey into an otherworldy dimension of carnal desire and excess, as well as a powerful […]

07th Feb2017

Competition: Win ‘Tower of London’ from Arrow Video

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Tower of London – out Dual Format 13th Feb. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video! Having made their mark on American horror cinema with three colourful adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe – The Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and […]

07th Feb2017

‘Willie Dynamite’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Joyce Walker, Roger Robinson, George Murdock, Albert Hall, Norma Donaldson, Juanita Brown, Royce Wallace, Judith Brown | Written by Ron Cutler | Directed by Gilbert Moses Blaxploitation movies have a strange place in movie history. Often nostalgically looked at as being cool and oozing in style, they also […]

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01st Feb2017

Competition: Win ‘Willie Dynamite’ from Arrow Video

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Willie Dynamite – out Dual Format 6th Feb. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video! HE’S TIGHT, TOGETHER, AND MEAN. “The hands-down winner of the all-out best blaxploitation movie of the seventies,” declares author and artist Darius James in That’s Blaxploitation! Willie Dynamite may not […]

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30th Jan2017

‘Raising Cain’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, Teri Austin, Gabrielle Carteris | Written and Directed by Brian De Palma One of the reasons I enjoy Arrow Video releases are the love they give to underrated movies. While this is my first time watching Raising Cain, it is fair […]

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27th Jan2017

Competition: Win the Arrow Video release of ‘Raising Cain’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Raising Cain – out Dual Format 30th Jan. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video! Having spent the latter half of the eighties trying out new styles of filmmaking – Wise Guys’ knockabout comedy, The Untouchables’ prestige gangster pic, Casualties of War’s Vietnam movie and […]

19th Jan2017

Competition: Win the dual-format release of slasher ‘Blood Rage’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Blood Rage – out Dual Format 23rd Jan. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video! What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), killer ’80s synths and some truly gruesome special effects courtesy of Ed French […]

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16th Jan2017

‘Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Takashi Miike will always be an interesting director for me. My gateway into his world was with Audition, but Ichi the Killer teased me into his world of the Yakuza and the Triad. Now with Arrow’s release of Black Society Trilogy we get to see a more controlled set of films, which still aren’t afraid […]

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13th Jan2017

Competition: Win Takashi Miike’s ‘Black Society Trilogy’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy – out on DVD & Blu-Ray from 16th January – we are giving away a Blu-ray copy courtesy of Arrow Video! After several years spent working almost exclusively in the direct-to-video world of “V-cinema” in Japan, Takashi Miike announced himself as a world-class filmmaking talent […]

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12th Jan2017

‘We Are The Flesh’ Review

by Andy Stewart

Stars: Noé Hernández, María Evoli, Diego Gamaliel, Gabino Rodríguez, María Cid | Written and Directed by Emiliano Rocha Minter “This is not your average party” hisses Mariano, the de facto protagonist-slash-antagonist of We Are The Flesh, the auspicious debut feature film from Mexican arthouse enfant terrible Emiliano Rocha Minter. Never has a truer phrase been spoken. […]

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11th Jan2017

Competition: Win ‘Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia – out 23rd January on Blu-ray – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video! Sam Peckinpah’s most personal movie, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is often regarded as his last great masterpiece, concluding the period in which he […]

23rd Dec2016

Competition: Win ‘Donnie Darko’ on Arrow Video DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the brand new 4K restoration of Donnie Darko – out 9th Jan. 2017 on DVD & Blu-ray – we are giving away a DVD of the Theatrical Cut courtesy of Arrow Video. Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template – […]

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19th Dec2016

‘Hellgate’ Review (Arrow Video Re-release)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Ron Palillo, Abigail Wolcott, Carel Trichardt, Petrea Curran, Evan J. Klisser, Joanne Warde, Frank Notaro, Lance Vaughan, Victor Melleney | Written by Michael O’Rourke | Directed by William A. Levey Hellgate was released at the very back end of the 1980′s, written by Michael O’Rourke and directed by William A. Levey (Blackenstein) and featured, […]

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15th Dec2016

Competition: Win a copy of ‘The Burning’ from Arrow Video

by Phil Wheat

Win a copy of The Burning on Dual Format. Out to own from Arrow Video from 19th December. IT WILL TAKE YOU FURTHER THAN FEAR. Of all the many slice-and-dice films that emerged in the early ‘80s, few remain as gruesomely effective as The Burning – the notorious “video nasty” now finally unleashed on Blu-ray! […]

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14th Dec2016

‘Hell Comes to Frogtown’ Review (Arrow Video Re-release)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman, Brian Frank, Rory Calhoun, William Smith, Lee Garlington, Cliff Bemis | Written by Randall Frakes | Directed by Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer Arrow Video are well known for their line of cult favourites from horror and science fiction films of the past and here we see them go to […]

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13th Dec2016

‘Donnie Darko: Limited Edition 4K Restoration’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daveigh Chase, James Duval, Arthur Taxier, Patrick Swayze, David St. James | Written and Directed by Richard Kelly Donnie Darko is one of those films that are hard to forget. I’ll admit that I was obsessed by it, and the true meaning so I’ve […]

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30th Nov2016

‘The Driller Killer’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day, Harry Schultz, Alan Wynroth, Maria Helhoski, James O’Hara, Richard Howorth, Louis Mascolo, Tommy Santora | Written by Nicholas St. John | Directed by Abel Ferrara I have something of a love hate relationship with The Driller Killer. Depending on my mood I really like it, yet at other […]

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