Film Review: Vigil (1984)
Jun21

Film Review: Vigil (1984)

Vincent Ward is a writer, director, actor, and producer from New Zealand. He has been involved in a few films that cross genres and generations. Among his most well known are What Dreams May Come and The Last Samurai. As far as direction goes, his 1984 and 1988 films Vigil and The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey were both nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes. This film is about growing up and dealing with life and death,...

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Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 5 of 5 (TOP TEN!!)
Apr13

Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 5 of 5 (TOP TEN!!)

As we approach top 10 territory, I realize that these are the films that I have watched an almost unhealthy number of times. These are examples of horror film history. They come from all over the world and exemplify the best of multiple sub-genres of extreme horror.  10.5??? Coming in tenth place was essentially a tie between Marcus Koch’s insane clown film 100 Tears. It is a cult classic, and possibly the best movie I’ve...

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Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 3 of 5 (#21-#35)
Apr11

Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 3 of 5 (#21-#35)

This portion of the list is where things become extremely brutal. It holds most of the 3.5 star ratings and definitely thrusts most collectors of extreme horror into the must-own range. Numbers 31-35 are a worldly mixture of gore films. They go across multiple genres, all being solid examples of their craft. Black Sun is widely considered one of the most disturbing films of all time. It really just edged out Philosophy of Knife when I...

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Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 2 of 5 (#36-#50)
Apr10

Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 2 of 5 (#36-#50)

Numbers thirty-six through fifty make up most of the three star reviews. Number thirty-five actually received three stars, with thirty-four starting off the series of 3.5 star reviews. Number thirty-seven also marks the middle of road, being the halfway point between one and seventy-five. So this is the part of the list where we abandon all fear of cliches, and break on through to the other side. Philosophy of a Knife and Android of...

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Film Review: VICTIMS! (1985)
Sep24

Film Review: VICTIMS! (1985)

Slasher // Video has found some crazy stuff to release over the past years. Their dedication to the films of Nick Millard is astounding. I’m quite the fan of both Death Nurse films, even though they are pretty much the same film. I also really like Killer Workout and Shock ‘Em Dead. Their more modern releases are responsible for putting the work of Paul Ragsdale  (Streets of Vengeance and Cinco de Mayo) out there for all...

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Film Review: VOLUMES OF BLOOD: HORROR STORIES (2016)
Sep09

Film Review: VOLUMES OF BLOOD: HORROR STORIES (2016)

The anthology film has been at a bit of a crossroads lately, caught between the more traditional short story collections in the style of THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD and ASYLUM and films like THE ABCs OF DEATH and TALES OF HALLOWEEN which cram in as many very short tales as possible. At eight stories and running just under two hours VOLUMES OF BLOOD: HORROR STORIES, the sequel to 2015’s VOLUME OF BLOOD, seems to be trying to give...

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