The Curse Of The Cat People

The Curse Of The Cat People US (1944) Dirs. Gunther von Fritsch & Robert Wise With the original Cat People film ending is a rather decisive manner a direct sequel would be sheer folly whilst a new story with a different cast would assuredly be commercial suicide. Then again, Hollywood has been guilty of both … Continue reading The Curse Of The Cat People

The Night Eats The World (La nuit a dévoré le monde)

The Night Eats The World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) France (2018) Dir. Dominique Rocher Do you want to know what I consider a true horror film? One which is made in France by a French director and crew but all the dialogue is in English and there are no HOH subtitles on the … Continue reading The Night Eats The World (La nuit a dévoré le monde)

And You Thought There’s Never A Girl Online Collection

And You Thought There's Never A Girl Online Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 291 minutes approx. Over the past few years, the unholy trinity of the mecha, harem comedy, and magical girl subgenres of anime felt the presence of another overplayed premise looking to join their … Continue reading And You Thought There’s Never A Girl Online Collection

Pulse (Kairo)

Pulse (Kairo) Japan (2001) Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa We can blame the internet for many things but bringing about the end of the world? Actually, the way things are going at the moment, with hostility on social media and corruptive information available at a click, that might not be such a daft notion. Back in 2001 … Continue reading Pulse (Kairo)

The Whispering Star

The Whispering Star (Cert U) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 102 minutes approx. When one thinks of Sion Sono, his subversive four-hour epic Love Exposure, the violent glee of Why Don’t You Play In Hell? or the equally claret soaked exploitation satire of Tag immediately comes to mind. Yet, like … Continue reading The Whispering Star

Blue Eyelids (Párpados azules)

Blue Eyelids (Párpados azules) Mexico (2007) Dir. Ernesto Contreras It’s handy when things come in pairs, like socks, shoes, trousers and the like, but there are occasions when having two of something can be an inconvenience. If you are a lonely singleton like me then getting a prize intended for two people is a like … Continue reading Blue Eyelids (Párpados azules)

In The Courtyard (Dans la cour)

In The Courtyard (Dans la cour) France (2014) Dir. Pierre Salvadori Known for his glossy and amiable comedies such as Après Vous, Priceless and Beautiful Lies, French Corsican director Pierre Salvadori returns with a film which is rich with the inherent Gallic charm of his previous works but with an air of melancholy rarely seen … Continue reading In The Courtyard (Dans la cour)

Greatful Dead

Greatful Dead (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 98 minutes approx. You have to hand it to the Japanese - only they can delight us with a quirky tale boasting a serious social message behind it then turn it into a brutal and unabashed bloodfest! Nami (Kumi Takiuchi) is a lonely … Continue reading Greatful Dead

Surviving Christmas

Surviving Christmas US (2004) Dir. Mike Mitchell I’d not heard of this film before and I literally found it by accident on TV. I wouldn’t have normally given it the time of day but for some reason it was on and I found myself going the distance with it, despite it starting a little before … Continue reading Surviving Christmas