BLACK GHOSTS (2015) Reviews and overview

‘She has summoned them’ Black Ghosts – original title: Trans Somnium – is a 2015 Swedish horror film written and directed by Andreas Marawell. It stars Sandra Karinsdotter and Kaarina Lindblom. In an …

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ASYLUM OF DARKNESS (2017) Reviews and overview

‘There is evil inside us all’ Asylum of Darkness is a 2017 American horror feature film written and directed by Jay Woelfel (Ghost Lake; Beyond Dream’s Door; Things). The movie stars Nick Baldasare, Amanda Howell …

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Bloodsucker’s Handbook – USA, 2012

‘Turn the page to terror’ Bloodsucker’s Handbook is a 2012 American surrealist horror film written, produced, edited and directed by Mark Beal. Originally titled Enchiridion, the film, some of which is animated, …

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DEADLY DREAMS (1988) Reviews and overview

‘Some people are haunted by their dreams. Alex is hunted by his.’ Deadly Dreams is a 1988 American horror feature film directed by Kristine Peterson (Critters 3; first assistant director: A Nightmare on …

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ABRUPTIO (2018) Overview

‘Everyone’s a puppet’ Abruptio is a 2018 American surrealist horror film written and directed by Evan Marlowe (Horror House; Blood Rush). It stars James Marsters, Jordan Peele and Robert Englund. Les Hackel …

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THE HEAD (1959) Reviews and overview

‘It just won’t lay down and stay dead’ The Head is a 1959 West German science fiction horror thriller written and directed by Russian-born Victor Trivas and produced by Wolf C. …

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BRAIN DAMAGE (1987) Reviews and overview

 ‘It’s a headache from Hell!’ Brain Damage is a 1987 [released 1988] American comedy horror film written and directed by Frank Henenlotter (Bad Biology; Frankenhooker; Basket Case and sequels). The …

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Killer Piñata – USA, 2015 – reviews

‘Filled with sweet revenge’ Killer Piñata is a 2015 American comedy horror film about a possessed piñata directed by Stephen Tramontana from a screenplay co-written with Megan MacManus. The film was …

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HELLGATE (1989) Reviews and overview

‘Beyond the darkness terror lives forever’ Hellgate is a 1989 (released 1990) American-South African horror film directed by William A. Levey (Blackenstein) from a screenplay by Michael S. O’Rourke (MoonStalker; Deadly …

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ANTIBIRTH (2016) Reviews and overview

Antibirth is a 2016 American-Canadian independent body horror film written and directed by Danny Perez (Oddsac). Main cast: Natasha Lyonne (Yoga Hosers; #Horror; All About Evil), Chloë Sevigny (American Horror Story; #Horror; American …

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H.P. Lovecraft – author

  Howard Phillips Lovecraft aka H.P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only …

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GOZU (2003) Reviews and overview

Gozu – 極道恐怖大劇場 牛頭 GOZU Gokudō kyōfu dai-gekijō: Gozu, literally: “Yakuza Horror Theatre: Cow’s Head” – is a Japanese cult film directed by Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer) and written by Sakichi Sato. It stars Hideki …

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THE SUPER INFRAMAN aka INFRA-MAN (1975) Reviews and overview

The Super Inframan – 中国超人; 中國超人; ZhōngGuóChāoRén, translated literally as “Chinese Superman” – is a 1975 Hong Kong science fiction monster film produced by Shaw Brothers. Inspired by the huge success of the Japanese tokusatsu shows Ultraman and Kamen …

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FORBIDDEN EMPIRE aka VIY (2012) Overview

Forbidden Empire – also known as Viy (Russian: Вий) and Viy 3D  – is a 2012 dark fantasy film directed by Oleg Stepchenko. It is loosely based on the Nikolai Gogol story Viy (previously filmed …

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ZOMBIE TV (2013) Japanese satire

Zombie TV is a 2013 Japanese action/horror/comedy film co-written and co-directed by Maelie Makuno, Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police; Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl; Helldriver) and Naoya Tashiro (splatter shorts: Hell of the College …

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HOUSEBOUND (2014) Reviews and overview

‘Terror gets domesticated’ Housebound is a 2013 New Zealand comedy horror film written and directed by Gerard Johnstone – his feature film directorial debut. The movie stars Rima Te Wiata, …

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Hindi comic book covers

The following is just a selection of the Hindi comic book covers posted by Aeron Alfrety on his Monster Brains blog. Sadly, we have no details regarding the historic nature …

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Borgman (2013) reviews and overview

Borgman is a 2013 Dutch dark thriller feature film written and directed by Alex van Warmerdam about an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle. The …

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VAMPYROS LESBOS (1970) Reviews and overview

Vampyros Lesbos – aka Las Vampiras – is a 1970 West German-Spanish horror feature film directed and co-written by Jesús Franco. It is, arguably, Franco’s best-known film today, having reached a certain …

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HIERRO (2009) Reviews and overview

Hierro – English translation: “Iron” – is a 2009 Spanish horror feature film directed and co-written by Gabe Ibáñez.The movie stars Elena Anaya, Bea Segura, Mar Sodupe, Miriam Correa, Andrés Herrera, …

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VAMPIRE CIRCUS (1971) Reviews and overview

Vampire Circus is a 1971 British supernatural horror feature film directed by Robert Young from a screenplay by Judson Kinberg. It was produced by Wildburg Stark and Michael Carreras (who was uncredited) …

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TAXIDERMIA (2006) Reviews and overview

Taxidermia is a 2006 Hungarian comedy-drama horror feature film directed by György Pálfi and starring Csaba Czene and Gergely Trócsányi. It is based on short stories by Lajos Parti Nagy. …

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PHANTASM II (1988) Reviews and overview

Phantasm II is the 1988 sequel to Phantasm. It was written and directed by Don Coscarelli, and stars Angus Scrimm, James LeGros and Reggie Bannister. Universal provided a budget of $3 million, …

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AMERICAN MARY (2012) Reviews and overview

American Mary is a 2012 Canadian horror film written and directed by The Soska Sisters (Rabid; See No Evil 2). The film was produced and distributed by Canadian production and distribution company IndustryWorks Pictures. It stars Katharine Isabelle …

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