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Cannibal Apocalypse (Vietnam Cannibal Zombie Horror)

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Cannibal Apocalypse (Vietnam Cannibal Zombie Horror)

  It’s always a good day when a highly underrated splatter classic hits 4K, and this month it’s Antonio Margheriti’s Cannibal Apocalypse letting loose compliments of Kino Lorber. Also known as Cannibals in the Streets and Invasion of the Flesh Hunters, this lean and mean dose of nastiness has been shocking audiences ever since its […]

Burial Ground (Italian Zombie Splatter Depravity)

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Burial Ground (Italian Zombie Splatter Depravity)

  Now in the “completely bugged out” category of Cinema, Andrea Bianchi’s Burial Ground returns to amaze us all in the definitive version compliments of our friends at Severin Films. This film has confused and amused us for decades since its release in 1983 by Motion Picture Marketing and subsequent VHS edition by the legendary […]

A Blade in the Dark (1980s Italian Slasher Splatter)

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A Blade in the Dark (1980s Italian Slasher Splatter)

  At the beginning of the 1980s, a violent New Wave of Italian splatter began washing up on these shores. Thanks to the international success of the work of Dario Argento, enterprising distribution houses were taking stabs at bringing Eurohorror to the plebes. Before disappearing into a mess of TV movies and bad rehashes of past glories, Lamberto Bava’s flame shone brightly as an emerging new force in Pasta Land. A Blade in the Dark (aka The House with the Dark Staircase), when viewed today, stands tall […]

Manhattan Zodiac ’77 (Modern Giallo Slasher Trashterpiece)

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Manhattan Zodiac ’77 (Modern Giallo Slasher Trashterpiece)

  Hell has finally frozen over… The 1970s and 1980s Grindhouse era of exploitation cinema spawned a curious breed of trendy bullshit infesting streaming sites and video shelves. Blame Tarantino and Rodriguez for this, their failed gimmick inspired a phalanx of imitators who couldn’t tell you the difference between Violent Shit and Dawn of the […]

Primal Rage (Giallo Bio-Horror)

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Primal Rage (Giallo Bio-Horror)

  At the tail end of the 1980s, the Italian horror business was in crisis mode. Argento had fled after Opera for an attempt at grabbing the brass ring of a career in America. Fulci had taken ill and his sporadic output suffered as a result. Lamberto Bava never fulfilled his early promise and Michele […]

The Final Gate (Giallo Zombie Horror)

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The Final Gate (Giallo Zombie Horror)

  Having never seen a Lucio Fulci movie, I feel like I went into this book with a fresh set of eyes. The authors make it clear at the start that they take huge inspiration from the director, and his films influence this book hugely. The Final Gate sets the pace early; it’s very quick […]

Piercing (Giallo Sadomasochist Thriller)

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Piercing (Giallo Sadomasochist Thriller)

  Piercing is a bizarre psychological thriller from writer-director Nicolas Pesce, which also doubles up as a dark, fucked-up rom-com that spreads giallo everywhere. Two negatives don’t make a positive, but two nuts create a violent and bloody mess, with lots of yellow. Reed is a family man with an awkward, timid nature, who harbors a desire to […]

Twist Ending – Demo 2014

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Twist Ending – Demo 2014

Alright, enough of this popularity game.  We shouldn’t even need to discuss a band’s level of fame in the first place, nor defend our reasons for reviewing something of “the above”.  So we are below, so we shall stay, most of the time.  What better way than music that incorporates practically everything one could desire […]