December 29th, 2014

Few hardcore horror fans worth their salt will pass up the opportunity to see Nekromantik: widely regarded as one of the most transgressive films ever made, Jörg Buttgereit’s 1987 shocker was greeted on its release by the fanfare of widespread […]

Adventures in VHS: The Book

December 10th, 2014

Adventures in VHS is the nostalgic antidote to that empty feeling of flicking through endless reams of new Netflix arrivals only to end up falling asleep to one of twelve available Louis Theroux documentaries. The imminent first book from podcaster […]

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

September 15th, 2014

Almost exactly one year ago the ‘Northampton Clown’ clambered up to the fickle heights of the blogosphere. Dressed in big-top patchwork, and wearing a Pennywise mask he shuffled, balloons in tow, through Northampton’s quiet streets. “He doesn’t juggle. He doesn’t […]

Under the Skin

March 10th, 2014

Post awards season we usually have to suffer a drop off in quality of major releases while the studios let those that have picked up shiny statuettes bask in the glory of repeat business. So it’s a pleasant surprise when […]

The Stuff

March 8th, 2014

Remember the days when people fretted about the impact that processed food was having on society? When “low calorie” deserts that were likely to do you more harm than good were all the rage? Remember how there used to be […]


August 19th, 2013

Of the films inspired by Wisconsin body-snatcher Ed Gein, Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby’s 1974 oddity Deranged steers closest to the truth, the opening narration informing us that only the names of the characters have been changed: a quick Wikipedia […]

The Devil’s Kiss

October 20th, 2011

Every once in a while, one will stumble upon a rare work of cinema; a film so shockingly beautiful and profound that all one can do is proclaim its praise from the hilltops; a film so perfectly suited to your […]