TALES THAT WITNESS MADNESS (1973) Reviews and overview

‘An orgy of the damned!’ Tales that Witness Madness is a 1973 British horror anthology film produced by Norman Priggen, directed by veteran horror director Freddie Francis, and written by actress Jennifer Jayne as Witness Madness. Although it …

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HALLOWEEN II (1981) Reviews and overview

‘From the people who brought you “Halloween”… more of the night He came home.’ Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher horror feature film directed by Rick Rosenthal (Halloween: Resurrection) …

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DRACULA (1979) Reviews and overview

The new 4K scan Blu-ray Collector’s Edition release of the 1979 version of Dracula with Frank Langella was announced a while back by Scream Factory and they have now announced …

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DEATH LINE aka RAW MEAT (1972) Reviews and overview

‘Mind the doors!!!’ Death Line is a 1972 British horror feature film directed by American filmmaker Gary Sherman (Dead & Buried, Poltergeist III) from his own storyline. The screenplay was written by Ceri Jones and distributed as …

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CIRCUS OF HORRORS (1960) Reviews and overview

‘One man’s lust… made men into beasts, stripped women of their souls!’ Circus of Horrors is a 1960 British horror feature film directed by Sidney Hayers (Deadly Strangers; Revenge; Assault; Night of the Eagle) from a …

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Pacemaker Pictures – film distributor

Pacemaker Pictures Inc. was an American distribution company that specialised in releasing imported European horror movies with lurid advertising campaigns, often many years later than their initial production/release. The company …

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Dwarfs in Horror Cinema – article

For some, all the world’s a stage, for others, a battlefield. Circumstances sometimes mean that these two options are thrust upon a person, both socially and as a career. It’s …

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Donald Pleasence – actor

Donald Pleasence (5 October 1919 – 2 February 1995) was an iconic English film, television, and stage actor. His most notable film roles include Michael Myers-obsessed psychiatrist Doctor Sam Loomis in the Halloween series and the …

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BURIED ALIVE (1989) Reviews and overview

‘The dead return!’ Buried Alive – aka Edgar Allan Poe’s Buried Alive – is a 1989 American-South African horror film, directed by Gérard Kikoïne (Edge of Sanity) from a screenplay by Jake Chesi …

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WAKE IN FRIGHT aka OUTBACK (1971) Reviews and overview

Wake in Fright  – aka Outback – is a 1971 Australian/American thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence (Halloween; The Mutations; Death Line) and Chips Rafferty. The screenplay was written by Evan Jones, based on Kenneth Cook’s …

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WHAT A CARVE UP (1961) Reviews and overview

What a Carve Up is a 1961 British comedy horror film produced by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman (Blood of the Vampire, Jack the Ripper, The Flesh and the Fiends) and directed by Pat Jackson from a …

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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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Attack of the Rats! – article

Some animals are guaranteed to inspire feelings of disgust and fear in cinema audiences, and none more so than the humble rat. While a few people keep rats as pets, …

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PHENOMENA (1985) Reviews and overview

Phenomena is a 1985 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento (Tenebrae; Deep Red; The Bird with the Crystal Plumage; et al) from a screenplay co-written with Franco Ferrini. The …

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HALLOWEEN (1978) Reviews and overview

‘The trick was to stay alive’ Halloween is a 1978 American slasher horror feature film directed, produced, and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis (Prom Night; Terror Train; …

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