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Films

REVIEW: A Dark Song

– By Allan Lear

It’s often said that fiction is life with the boring bits cut out. Characters in fiction never go to the toilet or brush their teeth unless there is a symbolic meaning to the act of micturition… Continue reading

REVIEW: The Heretics

– By MovieCritic NextDoor

Getting kidnapped by a sacrificial satanic cult is the sort of thing that can ruin your whole life. Just ask Gloria (Nina Kiri), who is still struggling with the fallout five years later. Still, Gloria is… Continue reading

REVIEW: Rainy Season

– By MovieCritic NextDoor

On a warm June day in the 1970’s, a young couple drives along isolated, wooded roads en route to the small town of Willow, Maine, where they’ve rented a house for the summer. It’s a quiet,… Continue reading

REVIEW: Hymns

– By Stephen Harper

Detachment, pain and loss are key elements playing throughout the film Hymns.

We begin with a narration explaining there’s been a war, which is still ongoing. Already the biggest major cities around the world have fallen… Continue reading

REVIEW: The Chamber

– By Sooz Webb

Remember how happy The Beatles sounded when they regaled us with tales of their Yellow Submarine? Tranquil and idyllic wasn’t it? Take that beautiful concept, and imagine it’s compressing in on you, crushing you with it’s… Continue reading

REVIEW: Madre

– By Dale Saxton

Madre is interesting. It’s a slightly different twist on the Rosemary’s Baby trope of ‘pregnancy paranoia horror’, with a few added social comments. And you’ll hear that comparison from many who’ll watch this, sometimes a good… Continue reading

REVIEW: Candy Skin

– By Stephen Harper

When we reference visceral horror or body horror, without doubt one director is the ultimate king, David Cronenberg. He’s a true pioneer of the genre and never has a body decayed more on film than Jeff… Continue reading

REVIEW: Psychos

– By MovieCritic NextDoor

In a residential area of southern California, two police officers (Monte James and Cliff Everett Smith) investigate a large Victorian house with blood on the welcome mat. Guns drawn, they enter cautiously, so far mercifully unaware… Continue reading

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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...
Director RICHARD STANLEY at TRIPLE SIX HORROR FILM FEST!
untitled2 Manchester’s Triple Six Horror Film Festival announce their first special guest Richard Stanley! Plus a 35mm screening of Hardware, with a Q&A and more. The Triple Six Horror Film Festival is proud to announce that their first special guest will be the groundbreaking director Richard Stanley, who will be with them for the entire weekend. PLUS they will be showing his debut feature Hardware (1990) on 35mm, followed by a full Q&A with Richard. Read on...
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The Slaughtered Bird presents BURN!
Burn Slaughtered Bird Creations and Dragon Egg Media’s debut film collaboration, Burn, has wrapped and entered post-production. Our very own short psychological horror – directed by Judson Vaughan, creator of Pedro and the multi award-winning Soul Breaker – was filmed during February in Hertfordshire and north London, UK, over three days. Read on...