Film Review: VIRUS: EXTREME CONTAMINATION (2017)

Film Review: VIRUS: EXTREME CONTAMINATION (2017)

Feb 3, 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...

Film Review: THE RIFT (1990)

Film Review: THE RIFT (1990)

Dec 15, 2016

  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...

Film Review: HELLRAISER: THE SCARLET BOX (2016)

Film Review: HELLRAISER: THE SCARLET BOX (2016)

May 29, 2016

    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...

Film Review: LEVIATHAN: THE STORY OF HELLRAISER & HELLBOUND – HELLRAISER II [Hellraiser Retrospective] (2015)

Film Review: LEVIATHAN: THE STORY OF HELLRAISER & HELLBOUND – HELLRAISER II [Hellraiser Retrospective] (2015)

May 28, 2016

    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...

Book Review: Hellraiser Retrospective: The Scarlet Gospels

Book Review: Hellraiser Retrospective: The Scarlet Gospels

May 26, 2016

      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...

Film Review: HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS [Hellraiser Retrospective] (2011)

Film Review: HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS [Hellraiser Retrospective] (2011)

May 15, 2016

    Two friends go to Mexico and come across Lemarchand’s Puzzle Box. When one of them opens the box, he returns home to unleash Pinhead and the other cenobites upon his family.   When it comes to horror films, there is nothing quite as divisive as a Hellraiser sequel. Every fan out there has their own order in which they rate the films, which ones they hate...