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MOVIES and MANIA is different.

Our focus is purely on cult cinema and whether movies are worth watching or passing on. Film reviews are our primary focus. We are passionate, relentless, and aim to be as methodical as we can be. No other website covers as many new releases as well as so many classic and obscure films.

Surely I can look films up on the web myself?

You obviously can. However, the advantage of MOVIES and MANIA is that there is lots of information, a range of independent aggregated review quotes and links to full reviews, trailers and teasers, and masses and masses of fantastic images relating to horror, sci-fi, and cult movies, in general, all in one convenient location.

Unlike some websites, our clear, concise and uncluttered layout is easy to navigate and offers one-stop convenience amidst the internet information blitz.

The vast number of entries and links means that you can find out masses of cult movie info in a few easy clicks. We’ve done most of the work for you which makes searching easier.

Anything else? 

The MOVIES and MANIA website includes over 8,235+ entries and 900+ of our own reviews and comments, masses and masses of images, trailers and teasers.

Links to aggregated reviews of films, DVD, and Blu-ray releases from the world’s most informed reviewers (whether they be from internationally recognised publications such as Variety or from savvy fans who run their own blogs) are also included for each movie posting and we constantly update and add more links.

Thus, for example, if you want to decide whether Candyman (2021) is worth watching at a movie house or wait till it receives a home video release, we have aggregated 38 review quotes/links that represent a wide range of opinions. In this case, reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Not all entries have multiple review quotes/links but more and more are being added daily, for movies from both the present and the past (especially important as Blu-ray and 4K reissues now offer the best way to enjoy cult films that were often only previously available in inferior quality VHS or DVD versions).

Plus, there is a growing number of links to movies that can legitimately be watched free online via YouTube or other platforms as they are in the public domain or channels own the rights.

Unbiased coverage:

MOVIES and MANIA is truly independent: we don’t rely on PR “exclusives”, favours or advertising from film companies and distributors. We quote/link a vast number of reviews so visitors can see a common consensus from across the web. Naturally, our own reviews reflect our personal opinions and visitors can make their own judgement as to whether these are valid.

How often is the site updated?

New entries and updates are added every single day, often several times per day. All previous entries on the site are subject to continuous information updates – such as new written reviews and new YouTube reviews/retrospectives and release information on digital downloads, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K release dates.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have something you’d like reviewed/profiled. That said, we are currently unable to review any short films – because there are 1000s of features we still need to cover – or promote crowdfunding projects. Hopefully, in future, when time permits we can begin to cover these again.

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Other contributors to this website:

The Arty Dans –  Via The Arty Dans website and YouTube channel and Asian Film Fans
Lisa Marie Bowman – Via The Horror Critic and Through the Shattered Lens websites
Charles Cassady Jr. – Contributor to the VideoHound book series, the CineBooks Motion Picture Guide, TV Guide Online, Cleveland Free Times. Author of Cleveland Ghosts: Nights of the Working Dead in the Modern Midwest; Crescent City Crimes: Old New Orleans 1718-1918; Great Lakes Folklore: Legends of the Five Sisters; Paranormal Mississippi River: An Illustrated Encyclopedia
David Flint – Via The Reprobate and author of books such as Zombie Holocaust: How the Living Dead Devoured Pop Culture; co-editor of Ten Years of Terror. Has waffled on various Blu-ray commentaries with the owner of this website, e.g. The Blood of Fu Manchu; Nightbreed; The Killer Nun
Thomas Hutchinson – Slasher aficionado 
Rae Louise – Author of novels Metas and The Fear 
Daz Lawrence – Retired, dabbles in PR and promotes obscure music
Jim Morazzini – Owner and editor of Voices from the Balcony website
Kim Newman – Author of numerous novels and film guides, critic and historian. Visit Kim’s website here
John Llewellyn Probert House of Mortal Cinema website and author of novels The Catacombs of Fear; The Nine Deaths of Doctor Valentine; Against The Darkness; The Faculty of Terror; et al
MJ Simpson – Author of21st Century British Horror Films, Volume 1: Dog Soldiers and Doghouses and Urban Terrors: New British Horror Cinema 1997-2008
Ben Spurling – Retired, now devours popular culture and unhealthy food
Stephen Thrower – Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio FulciNightmare USA; Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Creates loads of info-packed and entertaining Blu-ray audio commentaries.

Plus the following contributors: Mark Ashworth, Nicolas BarbanoJonathan CasbardKevin GrantWill HollandDave Jackson, Dave King, Martin Langford, Gavin Whitaker

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This site includes links to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and even a few to Amazon.ca, hence we have to legally state “As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.” The “I” is the owner of this website, which is Adrian J Smith. And “I” can assure anyone that we make hardly anything except mere pocket money from such associate links. However, your support by clicking any affiliate (“associate”) links and purchasing via Amazon is greatly appreciated. We honestly can’t afford to run this site entirely just for fun as there are web-related costs. The same goes for advertising on the site too.

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Fair Use Disclaimer: I do not own any images/videos on this website. “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.”

All review quotes from books and magazines are attributed and quotes from online reviews are all linked to their source under the Fair Use of Copyrighted Material. If you have a website and do not wish your reviews to be quoted/linked by MOVIES and MANIA, please inform us and we will remove any such content immediately. Sites we quote obviously benefit from clicks back to the full review and then possibly to other content.

All original content is © copyright 2012 – 2021 moviesandmania.com and wholesale reproduction is strictly forbidden under international copyright law. Fair use would be to quote excerpts of our reviews – as we do with other sites – and provide a link back to this site. You don’t have to ask. Just be cool.

The views and/or opinions expressed by writers in individual reviews and/or comments made by visitors to this website site do not necessarily reflect the views of Adrian J Smith, the owner and editor of moviesandmania.com. Therefore, he cannot be held legally accountable or legally responsible for any of the views and/or opinions expressed.

If you’d like to contribute to this website feel free to get in touch via the contact form above – unlike some other sites we don’t want you to complete an application form, just provide examples of anything you have written! We don’t bite… much.

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