Cathedrals will fall, the river will run red... and THE BIRD will be SLAUGHTERED!


REVIEW: Insides

– By @TheBlueTook

‘Two women, each with a strange scar that they can’t remember getting, fall ill after suffering violent dreams involving an ominous tunnel.’

Above is IMDB’s summary for Mike Streeter’s latest horror short. A summary indeed, as there’s… Continue reading

REVIEW: Pernicious

– By @TheBlueTook

Have you ever been in a foreign country and things have taken a bit of a sinister turn? No, I don’t mean your bowel movements, I’m talking about a misunderstanding with a local (and 10 of his… Continue reading

REVIEW: Lights Camera Blood!

– By @TheBlueTook

Gritty, saturated and grindhouse-esque, LIGHTS CAMERA BLOOD! slings us a struggling horror director named Mandalor (Alan MacKenzie) and his dim-witted, Igor-like subordinate Rodney (Dan Baker-Moor). Rebuked after delivering a uninspiring film to their boss, Mandalor… Continue reading


– By @TheBlueTook

The independent feature film CREEPER, awarded Best Film at the 2014 Killer Valley Horror Film Festival, has just been released worldwide via the Internet for viewers to stream and download directly from the filmmakers.

“Among the lights… Continue reading

REVIEW: Spring

Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead return with a surreal, beautiful romance.

I am a firm believer of investment in film. I don’t mean financial investment, but of emotional and emphatic investment. When watching a film, no matter what genre it… Continue reading

REVIEW: The Jogger

– @TheBlueTook

Kevin Doherty, an independent filmmaker from Winnipeg, Canada, recently sent me 2 of his new films to look at. One is his latest feature, the excellently titled LIGHTS CAMERA BLOOD! (which I’ll be reviewing soon), the other is… Continue reading


Notorious serial killer Andrei Chikatilo – executed by gunshot in 1994 for the murder and sexual assault of at least 52 women and children – is the vehicle for Petr Jakl’s new indie horror GHOUL. As we follow 3 American… Continue reading

REVIEW: Once Monster

Get ready for something very, very special.

Ladies & gentlemen what I’m about to present to you is possibly one of the best first issues of a comic book I’ve possibly ever read, I kid you not.

Late last year… Continue reading

REVIEW: Daredevil

A Superior, Superhero Incarnation.

To say I was sceptical about Marvel’s new incarnation of ‘Daredevil’ goes without saying. The last time this character saw the silver screen was, well…err, (huge sigh), less we say about that the better I guess.… Continue reading

Slaughtered Bird Films’ horror short film, BURN, nabs festival awards!
We don’t like to blow our own trumpets here at The Slaughtered Bird but, y’know, FUCK IT – we’re damn proud of our debut film production, BURN, created in collaboration with Dragon Egg Media! Since post-production finished last year, our 15-minute short has received numerous excellent reviews, been busy finding its feet on the festival circuit and gratefully receiving many Official Selection laurels from around the world, and now it’s picked up its first award… or three! Read on...
INTERVIEW: David Naughton
untitled It’s not every day you get to speak to the lead actor in possibly your favourite horror film of all time. Especially on a Tuesday. Tuesdays are usually rubbish! David Naughton should need no introduction to horror fans. Back in 1981, An American Werewolf In London had unprepared cinema goers laughing heartily one second and jumping out of their seats in terror the next. Its tale of two young American tourists coming face-to-teeth with a legendary lycanthropic beast perfectly married a genuinely funny script with razor sharp editing, groundbreaking special effects and a flawless cast to create a monster movie that is still many people’s benchmark today Read on...
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