Film Review: VIRUS: Extreme Contamination (2017)
Feb03

Film Review: VIRUS: Extreme Contamination (2017)

  In this Italian horror science-fiction film by way of Kosovo, director Domiziano Cristopharo and writer Antonio Tentori channel their inner Lucio Fulci to deliver an extremely loose interpretation of one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most defining works, The Colour Out of Space. Several years after a meteorite crash lands on a farm in Kosovo, an Italian scientist leaves his home in Italy to track down the result of bizarre behavior and...

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Film Review: The Rift (1990)
Dec15

Film Review: The Rift (1990)

  One of the greatest treasures in the world of cinema, well, b-movie cinema, is the crop of amazingly awful films that scrambled to capture the hype of Alien and Aliens. Some of these films are classics in the realm of “so bad it’s good” and The Rift is certainly no exception. Dino De Laurentiis had already created a b-movie ripoff of Alien, the 1989 George P. Cosmatos directed Leviathan. Not content with just one low...

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Hellraiser Retrospective: Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box
May29

Hellraiser Retrospective: Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box

    Hellraiser, in any home video format, has never seen this level of prestige and care as is presented in this sold out box set from Arrow Video. Pinhead, and the films to which he stars, is one of the most iconic villains in horror history. In this collection, Arrow has set out to provide the most definitive collection of Hellraiser material centered around the first three films in the long series.   In this article,...

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Hellraiser Retrospective: Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II
May28

Hellraiser Retrospective: Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    Leviathan is a vast collection featuring the voice and opinion of almost every person that was directly involved in the making of both Hellraiser and its sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II. I say almost because there are two very large, glaring omissions. The first being Clive Barker, who at the time was incredibly ill and unable to be interviewed. The second being Ashley Laurence, which I have read enough interviews with...

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Book Review: Hellraiser Retrospective: The Scarlet Gospels
May26

Book Review: Hellraiser Retrospective: The Scarlet Gospels

      The Scarlet Gospels takes readers back many years to the early days of two of Barker’s most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time: The long-beleaguered detective Harry D’Amour, investigator of all supernatural, magical, and malevolent crimes faces off against his formidable, and intensely evil rival, Pinhead, the priest of hell. Barker devotees have been waiting for The Scarlet...

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