Tag Archives: Foreign
German Angst Review
A couple of years back it felt as though a new anthology film was being released every other week. Tons of great filmmakers were able to flex their skills amongst their peers in features like The ABCs of Death and V/H/S/ franchises. Like most trends in horror, the anthology wave seemed to be dying down. That is, until the great folks over at Artsploitation Films decided to give us both A Taste of Phobia and German Angst.
Consisting of [...]
The Lift Review
In horror, whether literature or film, we’ve seen haunted automobiles, haunted washing machines, and of course haunted houses. Very rarely have we seen anything like a haunted elevator shaft. That is unless you’ve watched Dick Maas’ 1983 film, The Lift, of course.
After a brief power outage, a group of had-too-much-to-drink couples gets stuck inside of an elevator. With the elevator’s air conditioning also not working, the group doesn’t last long, passing out from heat exhaustion and almost losing [...]
There is nothing more exciting than finding new slasher films from the golden era of horror. The 80’s saw releases of some of the greatest horror films of all time. Among them are slasher greats like Intruder, Maniac, and The Burning. Now, I have another to add to the ever-growing list with Dick Maas’ Amsterdamned.
A deranged killer is murdering people throughout Amsterdam. He is able to avoid capture, however, by using the city’s canal system [...]
According to some studies, five to seven percent of the world population suffers from claustrophobia, or the fear of tight, confided spaces. That number may not seem very high, but I’m sure you or someone you know suffers from this fear. I’d like to think I’d do okay in small spaces, if need be, but I also admit that I do not want to find out anytime soon. Imagine being trapped in tight quarters for an undetermined amount of time. [...]
Nekromantik Video Review
We might be a day late, but better late than never, especially when it comes to another video review from Rottin’ Roger DeMarco. This time, Roger dives into the…um… classic Jorg Buttgereit flick Nekromantik.
Roger gets into the nitty gritty of things with his Splatter Facts, as always. Now, if you know anything about this 1987 German shock film, then you know it’s pretty out there. The subject matter is rather ‘controversial,’ so you can only imagine how entertaining [...]
Train to Busan Review
There were a ton of horror films released in 2016. Like every year, there are of course, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I wish I could say I’ve seen them all, but we all know that this is close to impossible with real life getting in the way of movie watching. There were, however, a few last-minute releases that were making waves amongst horror fans that I knew I just had to see sooner rather than later. One [...]
My last review (The Curse of Doctor Wolffenstein) showed what Nico B. and the folks behind the scenes of ReelGore Releasing are bringing to the table, so to speak — splatter flicks for all of the gore fiends out there. While that fact does remain evident, their second official release relied less on viscera and more on atmosphere and psychological suspense. The film I’m describing is Andreas Marschall’s Masks.
After another failed audition, Stella (Susen Ermich) is [...]
The Curse of Doctor Wolffenstein Review
The fine folks at Cult Epics have been bringing the most extreme horror films to home release for years. With releases like Nekromantik and Schramm included in their discography, they’ve managed to become one of the leaders in beautiful HD remasters of some of the goriest films in cinema history. Founder Nico B., along with film producer, Steve Aquilina, have decided to keep up the brutal tradition by starting a new company, one aimed at releasing newly produced splatter films [...]