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MASSACRE TIME (1966) Reviews and overview of Lucio Fulci Western

Massacre Time is a 1966 Italian Western film about a prospector and his alcoholic half-brother who fight a rancher and his sadistic son. Also released as Colt Concert and The …

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ÆNIGMA (1987) Reviews and overview

Having previously been available directly-only from Severin Films, Lucio Fulci’s 1987 horror film Ænigma was released widely on Blu-ray on August 25, 2020. Order via Amazon.com Limited CD Soundtrack Audio …

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DEMONIA (1990) Reviews and overview

‘No evil deed goes undone.’ Demonia is a 1990 Italian supernatural horror feature film directed by Lucio Fulci (The Beyond; House by the Cemetery; City of the Living Dead; Zombie …

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THE BEYOND (1981) Reviews and overview

British-based Shameless Films has announced that they are releasing The Beyond on Blu-ray with four different versions of the film’s prologue, plus the following additional new extras: ‘Emily’s Eyes’ – …

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THE VOID (2016) Reviews and overview

‘There is a Hell. This is worse.’ The Void is a 2016 Canadian science fiction horror film written and directed by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. Best known for their work …

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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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ZOMBIE 3 (1988) Reviews and overview

Zombie 3 is a 1988 Italian science-fiction horror film about a deadly virus that is unleashed on a small island. A terrorist’s body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated …

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THE GATE (1987) Reviews and overview

‘ …pray it’s not too late.’ The Gate is a 1987 Canadian supernatural horror film directed by Tibor Takács (Spiders 3D; Ice Spiders; Mosquito Man; I, Madman) from a screenplay by …

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AMERICAN EXORCIST (2017) Overview

American Exorcist is a 2017 supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Tony Trov and Johnny Zito. Influenced by Italian horror, the crew reportedly experimented with many practical special …

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THE ANTICHRIST (1974) Reviews and overview

‘Deliver her from evil.’ The Antichrist – original title: ”L’anticristo – is a 1974 Italian supernatural horror feature film directed by Alberto De Martino (Formula for a Murder; Holocaust 2000; The Blancheville Monster) …

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Worst Movies

The following is a listing of movies that are generally regarded as the worst films of all-time. And then we have added many more of our own choices. People asked …

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THE NEON DEMON (2016) Reviews and overview

‘The wicked die young’ The Neon Demon is a 2016 US/French/Danish horror thriller directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Valhalla Rising, Drive, Only God Forgives) from a screenplay co-written with Mary Laws. The …

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Nightmare USA – book by Stephen Thrower

Nightmare USA is a huge (528 pages) tome by musician and author Stephen Thrower (Eyeball Compendium; Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci; Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco and …

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DOOM ASYLUM (1987) Reviews and overview

‘Slashing with a snicker, slaughter with a smirk…’ Doom Asylum is a 1987 American comedy horror feature film directed by Richard Friedman (Scared Stiff, Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge, …

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Riz Ortolani – film composer

Riziero “Riz” Ortolani was an Italian film composer. Born on 25 March 1926, he died in Rome, on 23 January 2014. In the early 1950s, Ortolani began his musical career as a founder …

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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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Vampix – British VHS label

Vampix was a British video label imprint that specialised in horror films. It was a subsidiary of distributor Videomedia. Most Vampix releases were British and European horror films from the 1960s …

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BLACK MAGIC RITES (1972) Reviews and overview

Black Magic Rites aka The Reincarnation of Isabel and Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento… is a 1972 Italian psychedelic horror film directed by Renato Polselli (Mania; Delirium). The movie stars Mickey Hargitay, …

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‘Indescribable… Indestructible! Nothing can stop it!’ MOVIES and MANIA is different. Our focus is purely on cult cinema and whether movies are worth watching or passing on. Film reviews are …

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