04th Nov2019

‘Terror Train’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield, Vanity | Written by T.Y. Drake | Directed by Roger Spottiswoode I love the slasher film craze more so than any other sub-genre. Yes, they’re a little repetitive for the most part but they’re always fun to watch. I guess the big formula with most […]

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08th Apr2019

‘Devil Hunter’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Al Cliver, Antônio do Cabo, Antonio Mayans, Bertrand Altmann, Gisela Hahn, Ursula Buchfellner, Werner Pochath | Written by Jess Franco, Julian Esteban | Directed by Jess Franco Its hard to believe, but growing up I thought Jess Franco was a horror-filmmaking god; even though I’d never seen a single one of his genre films. […]

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25th Mar2019

88 Films to unleash ‘Pets and ‘Star Time’ on UK Blu!

by Phil Wheat

Formerly only available via import, 88 Films are set to release to exploitation “classics” on Blu-ray this June  24th- Pets, from director Raphael Nussbaum and Star Time, the magnum opus from writer/director Alexander Cassini. Full details and artwork for both release are below; and you can pre-order both films at the following links: Pets | […]

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28th Nov2018

‘The Best of 80s Scream Queens’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Mondo Squallido

When people think of VHS-era scream queens three names come to mind: Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer and Brinke Stevens – the threesome of fear that sliced and seduced a generation of gorehounds and whose greatest hits can finally be seen in HD in this set, The Best of 80s Scream Queens, which comes from the […]

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11th Sep2018

‘Frightmare’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ferdy Mayne, Leon Askin, Jeffrey Combs, Luca Bercovici, Nita Talbot, Leon Askin, Jennifer Starrett, Barbara Pilavin, Alan Stock | Written and Directed by Norman Thaddeus Vane Fandom takes on a whole new meaning when a group of film loving college students decide to pay the ultimate respects to their favourite horror icon, the recently […]

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09th Oct2017

‘Unhinged’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kate Lister, Lucy-Jane Quinlan, Becca Hirani, Lorena Andrea, Louisa Warren, Michelle Archer, Faye Goodwin, Zak Russell-Jones, Tommy Vilés | Written by Dan Allen, Scott Jeffrey | Directed by Dan Allen Four American best friends decide to take the back roads travelling to a wedding in England, on their way a deadly secret forces the […]

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14th Jul2017

‘Ghost Asylum’ DVD Review (88 Films)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jessica Morris, Kaiwi Lyman, Jeff Adler, Jamie Bernadette | Written by Danny Draven, Shane Bitterling | Directed by Danny Draven Danny Draven, who some genre fans will know as the director of Hell Asylum, Deathbed and other low budget fare, is back behind the camera for Ghost Asylum – a cheap (and audience-screwing) retitling of […]

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17th Jun2017

‘Return to Horror High’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: George Clooney, Maureen McCormick, Vince Edwards, Brendan Hughes, Scott Jacoby, Lori Lethin, Alex Rocco | Written by Bill Froehlich, Mark Lisson | Directed by Bill Froehlich In 1982 Crippen High School was the scene of a series of brutal murders and yet the killer was never caught. Now a low budget film crew that […]

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24th Mar2017

DVD art for ‘Unhinged’ remake revealed

by Phil Wheat

Last month we brought you news on the forthcoming remake of the former video nasty Unhinged, which UK distributor 88 Films, along with ITN Distribution have picked up for a release in the fourth quarter of this year on DVD and VOD. The film comes from Proportion Productions, a new UK filmmaking shingle who have […]

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06th Jan2017

‘Hands of Steel’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Daniel Greene, Janet Agren, John Saxon, Claudio Cassinelli, Geroge Eastman, Roberto Bisacco, Andrea Coppola, Donald O’Brien, Amy Werba | Written by Sergio Martino, Elisa Briganti | Directed by Sergio Martino As someone who grew up reading The Dark Side magazine I was privileged to be made aware of a myriad of genre films that, […]

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28th Jan2016

‘Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Shannon Tweed, Bill Maher, Adrienne Barbeau, Karen M. Waldron | Written and Directed by J.F. Lawton The men want their avocados; the evil feminist cannibal piranha women have control of the avocado jungle, what will we do? That’s right; send Shannon Tweed in to save the day. If you think that’s corny then you […]

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21st Jan2016

‘Evilspeak’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese, Claude Earl Jones, Haywood Nelson, Don Stark, Charles Tyner, Hamilton Camp, Louie Gravance, Jim Greenleaf, Lynn Hancock, Loren Lester | Written by Eric Weston, Joseph Garofalo | Directed by Eric Weston From the 1970’s and 80’s to now, one thing will always be a sad constant: bullies will […]

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16th Nov2015

‘Blastfighter’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentina Forte, George Eastman, Stefano Mingardo, Ottaviano Dell’Acqua, Massimo Vanni, Elizabeth Forbes, Carl Savage, Michele Soavi, George Williams | Written by Luca De Rita, Massimo De Rita, Morando Morandini Jr., Dardano Sacchetti | Directed by Lamberto Bava Number four in 88 Films Italian Collection, Blastfighter is one of those movies that, at […]

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14th Nov2015

‘Zombi Holocaust’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan, Peter O’Neal, Donald O’Brien, Dakar, Walter Patriarca, Roberto Resta | Written by Fabrizio De Angelis, Romano Scandariato | Directed by Marino Girolami (aka Frank Martin) One of the bizarrest horror films to come out of Italy in the early 80s, Zombi Holocaust is – as the title […]

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29th Mar2015

‘Night Train Murders’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Irene Miracle, Laura D’Angelo, Flavio Bucci, Gianfranco De Grassi, Macha Méril, Enrico Maria Salerno, Marina Berti, Franco Fabrizi | Written by Roberto Infascelli, Renato Izzo, Aldo Lado, Ettore Sanzò | Directed by Aldo Lado With some of the recent releases from 88 Films they’ve delved into the Video Nasty vaults and picked out a chosen few for Blu-ray releases.  […]

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23rd Mar2015

‘Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Linnea Quigley, Jay Richardson, Dawn Wildsmith, Michelle Bauer, Esther Elise, Tricia Burns, Fox Harris, Jimmy Williams | Written by Fred Olen Ray, T.L. Lankford | Directed by Fred Olen Ray he United Kingdom has an infamous history when it comes to censorship. The debacle of the eighties with many films, either good […]

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23rd Mar2015

‘The Bogey Man’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Suzanna Love, Nicholas Love, Ron James, John Carradine, Raymond Boyden, Felicite Morgan, Bill Rayburn, Llewelyn Thomas | Written by Ulli Lommel, Suzanna Love, David Herschel | Directed by Ulli Lommel 88 Films have really been treating horror fans well lately with their recent titles and they are keeping that trend going with their latest release in their […]

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25th Feb2015

‘Mother’s Day’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tiana Pierce, Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Frederick Coffin, Michael McCleery, Beatrice Pons, Robert Collins, Peter Fox, Marsella Davidson, Kevin Lowe | Written by Charles Kaufman, Warren Leight | Directed by Charles Kaufman When three young women take a trip into the country to get away from the hectic city life they find themselves taking […]

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24th Feb2015

‘Don’t Go In the Woods’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jack McClelland, Mary Gail Artz, James P. Hayden, Angie Brown, Ken Carter, David Barth, Larry Roupe, Amy Martell, Tom Drury, Laura Trefts, Alma Ramos, Carolyn Braza, Frank Millen, McCormick Dalten, McCormick Dalten, Cecilia Fannon | Written by Garth Eliassen | Directed by James Bryan Sometimes horror films rely one one thing…and that is gore, […]

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21st Feb2015

‘Slaughterhouse’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Joe B. Barton, Don Barrett, Sherry Leigh, Bill Brinsfield, Jason Collier, Dave Fogel, Jeff Grossi, Hank Gum, Linda Harris, Jane Higginson, Joel Hoffman, William Houck, Courtney Lercara, Tom Normand, Lee Robinson | Written and Directed by Rick Roessler When it comes to the Eighties we tend to have rose-tinted glasses when it comes to […]

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24th Nov2014

‘Trancers’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur, Telma Hopkins, Richard Herd, Anne Seymour, Biff Manard, Miguel Fernandes | Written by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo | Directed by Charles Band It is fair to say that Charles Band makes some interesting movies, most of them B-movies with a cult charm.  As fans we love them for […]

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19th Nov2014

‘The Toxic Avenger 2′ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ron Fazio, John Altamura, Phoebe Legere, Rick Collins, Rikiya Yasuoka, Tsutomu Sekine, Mayako Katsuragi, Shinoburyu, Lisa Gaye, Jessica Dublin, Jack Cooper | Written by Gay Partington Terry, Lloyd Kaufman | Directed by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman Troma films have never been described as masterpieces and I don’t think that they would ever dream of […]

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