RABID (1977) Reviews and overview

‘Pray it doesn’t happen to you’ Rabid is a 1977 Canadian horror feature film written and directed by David Cronenberg (Shivers; Videodrome; The Fly). The movie stars Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Howard Ryshpan, …

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NIGHTBREED (1990) Reviews and overview

In the UK, Arrow Video recently released two versions of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed: the studio-approved theatrical cut and the reconstructed, reinvigorated director’s cut, for the ultimate nightmarish viewing experience. High …

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SHIFTER (2019) Reviews and overview

Shifter is a 2020 American science-fiction horror feature film about a young woman who experiences painful and gruesome side effects after an experiment with time travel goes wrong. She loses …

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Recommended movies

The movies in the following list are those that MOVIES and MANIA suggests are better than the average genre fare and well-worth viewing. The Abominable Doctor Phibes – Robert Fuest, …

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SNATCHERS (2019) Reviews and overview

Snatchers is a 2019 American science fiction comedy horror feature film co-produced, edited and directed by Stephen Cedars and Benji Kleiman from a screenplay co-written with Scott Yacyshyn. It is …

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PIERCING (2018) Reviews and overview

‘Practice doesn’t always make perfect.’ Piercing is a 2018 American dark comedy horror feature film written and directed by Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother) based on the 1994 novel of …

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RABID (2019) Reviews and overview

Rabid is a 2019 Canadian body horror feature film directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska as The Soska Sisters (See No Evil 2; American Mary) from a screenplay co-written with John Serge …

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PARASYTE: PART 1 (2014) Japanese sci-fi horror

  Parasyte: Part 1 – originally: 寄生獣 or Kiseijū – is a 2014 Japanese science fiction action horror film directed by Takashi Yamazaki from s screenplay co-written with Ryota Kosawa. Main cast: Shota Sometani, Sadao …

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AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) Reviews and overview

‘ … no introduction necessary’ American Psycho is a 2000 American-Canadian satirical horror thriller feature film co-written and directed by Mary Harron (The Moth Diaries), based on Bret Easton Ellis’s …

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SKINWALKERS (2006) Reviews and overview

Skinwalkers is a 2006 Canadian horror-action feature film about werewolves directed by former effects technician James “Jim” Isaac (director of The Horror Show; Jason X and Pig Hunt) from a screenplay …

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Essential Horror

The films on this ‘Essential’ list are important in terms of their global impact on the horror movie genre, either for their box office draw, artistic merit, cult credibility, or …

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Phil Hardy – writer

Phil Hardy, who died on 8th April 2014, was a film and music industry writer. Born in Yorkshire in 1945, Hardy studied at the University of Sussex and the University of California, …

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Bob Clark – director

Benjamin ‘Bob’ Clark could have been one of the leading lights of the horror genre after making a series of popular and critically acclaimed shockers during the 1970’s. Yet despite …

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Richard Lewis – author

Richard Lewis was a novelist who emerged during the British horror fiction boom of the late 1970s, then vanished once that boom turned to bust. Over a few short years, …

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THE FLY (1958) Reviews and overview

‘The fly with the head of a man… and the man with the head of a fly!’ The Fly is a 1958 American science fiction horror film directed by Kurt Neumann. The screenplay was …

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Books

The following books on cult, horror and sci-fi cinema are available for offline reading: A | B | C | D | E  | F | G | H | …

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VIDEODROME (1983) Reviews and overview

Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg (Shivers), starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and singer Deborah Harry. Set in Toronto during the early 1980s, it follows the CEO of a …

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DEAD RINGERS (1988) Reviews and overview

Dead Ringers is a 1988 Canadian-American horror thriller feature film about identical twin gynecologists whose intense bond is fatally sliced when they both fall in love with the same internationally …

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ANTIVIRAL (2012) Reviews and overview

Antiviral is a 2012 Canadian horror film directed by Brandon Cronenberg. Brandon Cronenberg is the son of David Cronenberg, and many critics have compared Antiviral to the body horror and …

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SPLICE (2009) Reviews and overview

‘She’s not human… Not entirely.’ Splice is a 2009 science fiction horror feature film directed by Vincenzo Natali  from a screenplay co-written with Antoinette Terry Bryant and Doug Taylor. The …

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THE FLY (1986) Reviews and overview

The Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film co-written and directed by David Cronenberg. Produced by 20th Century Fox, and Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein), the movie stars Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz. …

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The Spawn of Scanners – article

At the time of Scanners‘ release, the horror film was enjoying – arguably – its final great era. The post-Star Wars sci-fi boom had abated (primarily because low budget film-makers …

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EXCISION (2012) Reviews and overview

Excision is a 2012 American dark comedy horror feature film written and directed by Richard Bates Jr. (Tone-Deaf; Suburban Gothic; Trash Fire). It is a feature-length adaptation of Bates Jr.’s 2008 short …

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THE BROOD (1979) Reviews and overview

The Brood is a 1979 Canadian science fiction horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg (Shivers; Dead Ringers; The Fly). The film stars Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar (Curtains; Demonoid), and Art Hindle (The Void). Buy Blu-ray: Amazon.com On …

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IT’S ALIVE (1974) Reviews and overview

‘Save your screams until you see its face’ It’s Alive is a 1974 American horror film written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen (God Told Me To, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff). In the movie, …

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SLITHER (2006) Reviews and overview

Slither is a 2006 science-fiction comedy horror film written and directed by James Gunn (making his directorial debut) and starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker (The Belko Experiment; Henry: Portrait …

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