Tweet With the zombie invasion brought on by George A. Romero’s seminal “Dawn of the Dead” Bruno Mattei’s “Night of the Zombies” (aka “Hell of the Living Dead”, “Virus”, “Zombie Creeping Flesh”, “Zombie 4”…I think that’s it) brought to the screen a film rich full of horrible use of stock footage, zombie clichés, and a serious violation of background […]
Tweet Summer is upon us,and it’s hotter than hell out there. So what better time to take a look back at some classic “summer” horror movies. This list is in no particular order, it was just an idea I came up with yesterday that sounded like fun. All movies I am sharing are from my […]
There’s a new Keyboard Cowboy in town.
Tweet Last week Blue Underground unleashed on the masses the Lucio Fulci classics Zombie (1979) and The House By The Cemetery (1981) on blu-ray. Being an avid horror fan I’m used to having my favorite movies released every couple years in new collectors sets and special editions. This is the first time either of these […]
A doctor attempts a risky cure for his son’s Leukemia: Transplanting a gorilla heart into his chest. What results is an “Orgy of Terror!”
Tweet 1979 was the year. The Iran Oil Crisis was in full swing, Sony unveiled The Walkman, The Boomtown Rats were climbing up the charts, and a then beardless child was born who would go on to start The Blood Sprayer. 1979 was also the year that a young filmmaker named Abel Ferrara began upon […]
Everyone has nightmares about the ugliest way to die.
Tweet Jesus Franco, commonly referred to as Jess Franco, has the honor of being tied with Lucio Fulci for having the most films to originally appear on the DPP created “Video Nasties” list. Franco, as well as Fulci, created three films deemed to incite potential “moral panic” in the viewing public. Franco’s, unlike Fulci’s, contributions […]
Tweet “I love you, I need you, I’ll get you, I’ll eat you, Hungry like a wolf, excited as you hit the floor… Antropophagus.” -Anna & The Psychomen Antropophagus: The Beast (aka The Grim Reaper) is an 80s Italian horror film by the infamous Joe D’Amato. D’Amato, whose directorial credits include other cult horror films […]
Tweet A priest is experimenting on a large wily man and gives him the ability to regenerate damaged cells. I know, right? Absurd is basically Joe D’Amato’s take on “Halloween”. Though, “Absurd” is much more mean spirited, and littered with nasty practical gore effects. This film made it’s carved it’s path to the infamous video […]
Tweet Often cited as the film with the most alternate titles, Twitch of the Death Nerve (AKA: A Bay of Blood, AKA: Chain Reaction, AKA: A Million Other Titles) remains one of maestro Mario Bava’s disputed classics. This film ended up on the Video Nasty list, partially thanks to Carlo Rambaldi’s special effects work, and also […]
Tweet Warning: this review contains scenes of nudity. In a decade full of computer-obsessed films like WarGames, Deadly Friend, and Tron; director Eric Weston’s Evilspeak has seemingly become one of the less remembered (except by genre fans) due in no small part to the overbearing mass censorship of the British Board of Film Censors early […]
The latest entry into our ongoing Video Nasties retrospective series!
A legend of terror isn’t a campfire story anymore!
A polarizing movie among horror fans, many consider this Fulci film to be his seminal achievement.