Shikoku

Shikoku Japan (1999) Dir. Shunichi Nagasaki The problem with success is that whilst it brings recognition and fortune it can also result in unintentional notoriety. For example, the 1998 Japanese horror Ringu kick-started the J-Horror boom, but within this boom came the many imitators, lifting wholesale from Ringu’s quiet atmospheric style and vengeful long haired … Continue reading Shikoku

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Us

Us (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray/DVD (Distributor: Universal Pictures) Running Time: 116 mins approx Release Date – July 29th It is interesting how we all like to think of ourselves as individuals, yet we are told we all have our own doppelganger somewhere in the world - which I presume means twins, triplets, quads, etc. … Continue reading Us

Border (Gräns)

Border (Gräns) Sweden (2018) Dir. Ali Abbasi Scandinavian folklore has been inventively fanciful but also rather dark compared to many other nations, which might explain why their horror stories always have a distant but palpably needling sense of plausibility about them. Or maybe their grey landscapes simply encourage bleak thoughts? Tina (Eva Melander) is a … Continue reading Border (Gräns)

Hellsing Ultimate – Volume 1-10 Complete Collection

Hellsing Ultimate - Volume 1-10 Complete Collection (Cert 18) 5 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 493 minutes approx. Release Date: July 15th   Manga Entertainment has brought another classic (well sort of) out of the mothballs for a Blu-ray re-release, compiling all ten of the Hellsing Ultimate OVAs in one handy single collection. Previously … Continue reading Hellsing Ultimate – Volume 1-10 Complete Collection

Anna And The Apocalypse

Anna And The Apocalypse UK (2017) Dir. John McPhail We’ve seen pretty much every kind of zombie movie you can think of - violent horror, comedy, animated, even a rom-com but I suspect this might be the first musical zombie flick. You heard that right. If ever two genres were unlikely to be paired up, … Continue reading Anna And The Apocalypse

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekkestu

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 64 minutes approx. Release Date: June 10th   Just when I thought I was safe from the nonsensical and impenetrable world that is Nisio Isin’s Monogatari saga, a new film trilogy entitled Kizumonogatari is brought to UK shores by MVM! Regular readers … Continue reading Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekkestu

Across The River (Oltre il guado)

Across The River (Oltre il guado) Italy (2013) Dir. Lorenzo Bianchini “If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise” No teddy bears picnic but slightly more natural animals in their natural habitat - except something rather nasty is slaughtering them in the night. This is the premise for this … Continue reading Across The River (Oltre il guado)