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After a recent re-introduction to the work of Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel, I’ve made it a personal mission to watch everything in their filmography which I’ve missed over the years. My latest viewing was actually of their first feature film. I’m talking, of course, about 2009’s Macabre.
A group of friends are on their way home to Jakarta when they see a poor girl out in the rain who claims to have just been robbed. After [...]
Death Line Review
When I started reviewing horror films, years ago, I never imagined the myriad of obscure films that would be getting the Blu-ray (and sometimes 4K) re-mastered treatment. Films that were originally extremely hard to hunt down are now being delivered in stunning fashion. One of the latest that has followed this trend is Gary Sherman’s 1972 film, Death Line.
When a couple stumbles upon an unconscious man in the London subway system, they inform the nearest constable. Upon returning [...]
Bone Tomahawk Review
Every once in a while, a genre film is released that causes a commotion amongst loyal fans who keep a close eye to what is going on in the scene. These films are usually talked about in length as soon as they are announced, generally during pre-production or even before. On rare occasion, however, a film is released, seemingly out of nowhere, that causes an even larger stir because, well, it was completely unexpected. The latest film to fall into [...]
The Green Inferno Review
In the horror community Eli Roth’s reputation seems to be split almost 50/50; Some absolutely love his work, while others despise everything he touches. I personally happen to think that he is a fantastic director with some amazingly shocking films. His newest film, The Green Inferno has been on hardcore horror fans radar for nearly two years. We all eagerly awaited its release last year, only to watch it get pulled from distribution. With its fate uncertain, many of us [...]
Mondo Cannibal Review
Films like Cannibal Ferox and Cannibal Holocaust are considered by many to be the pinnacle of horror greatness. The sheer brutality and explicit content presented by the likes Ruggero Deodato and Umberto Lenzi are still talked about almost 40 years after they were first introduced to the world. Some have tried to relive the glory days of Italian splatter films over the years and many have downright failed. One of these attempts was Bruno Mattei’s Mondo Cannibale from 2003.
I’ve seen my share of cannibal films over the years, but none seemed to play out quite like this one. Although it started out like a confusing mess, Pete Walker’s Frightmare ultimately turned out to be a rather cohesive, well-thought-out story.
The film starts off in black and white, in 1957, where two individuals are being sentenced to time in a mental institution. Fast forward a bit, now in color, we meet the rest of the cast that makes up [...]