Thursday, 17 April 2014

Coming soon...Birth of the Living Dead

In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team - from Pittsburgh policeman, iron workers, housewives and a roller rink owner – to create a low budget horror film that would revolutionise the industry, and spawn a new flesh eating monster that endures to this day… that film was ‘’Night of The Living Dead’’.

With a range of candid interviews and fascinating insight ‘’Birth of the Living Dead’’ is an absolute must have for any horror fan, enter the original Zombie Universe, but remember ‘they're coming to get you, Barbara’.

BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD (cert.15) is out on DVD & VOD on 12th May 2014, courtesy of Solo Media.

Director Rob Kuhns
Cast George A. Romero ((Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead)
        Larry Fessenden (Producer; The Innkeepers, Stake Land)
        Mark Harris (Author; Pictures at a Revolution)
        Gale Anne Hurd (Producer; Terminator, aliens, AMC's The Walking Dead)
Certificate 15tbc
Running Time 76 mins
Genre Documentary
Distributor Solo Media

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Flicks and the City review: Hell Comes to Frogtown

'80s 'cult' B-movie Hell Comes to Frogtown, starring 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, has just been released on DVD/Blu-ray by Arrow Video. Click on the link below to see what I thought of this sci-fi action comedy oddity.

Monday, 27 January 2014

New Empress review: The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard, 2013)

My first review of 2014 for New Empress is of Clio Barnard's The Selfish Giant. Released on DVD/Blu-ray on Monday 27th January, Barnard's second full length feature ranked as one of my favourite movies of 2013. To read my thoughts on the film, click on the link below.

Five more British movies about wayward teens:
Fish Tank
Made in Britain
Bronco Bullfrog

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Hell is a Teenage Girl

The latest theme over at Electric Sheep is 'Daughters of Darkness', inspired by the BFI's lengthy Gothic season. Having written a monograph on Brian De Palma's Carrie for Auteur Publishing's Devil's Advocates series, I thought it would be fun to look at similar movies centering on violent adolescent females. The resulting piece, Hell is a Teenage Girl, features Poison Ivy, Ginger Snaps, Teeth and The Loved Ones among many others and can be read by clicking on the link below.

Daughters of Darkness: 5 movies with deadly adolescent females:
Jennifer's Body
Suburban Mayhem
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Flicks and the City review: The Dark Angel

With the BFI's excellent Gothic season in full flow, I take a look at Peter Hammond's 1989 adaptation of J. Sheridan le Fanu's novel Uncle Silas. Renamed The Dark Angel, and starring the late, great Peter O'Toole, this three part BBC series is well worth seeking out for both its performances and Hammond's wild take on le Fanu's Gothic thriller. Read my review for Flicks and the City by clicking on the link below.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Letterboxd - all the films I watch in 2014

So, I've returned to using Letterboxd, mainly to keep a track of all the films I watch in 2014. If you want to see what I've been watching, then follow me here - 

Flicks and the City review: You're Next

My first review of the new year is of Adam Wingard's terrific home invasion horror movie, You're Next. Starring former home and away regular Sharni Vinson, and featuring Ti West, Larry Fessenden and Joe Swanberg, Wingard's latest shocker is well worth seeking out.
Click on the link below to read my thoughts on it for Flicks and the City.

Explore: Five more home invasion movies worth your time:

Funny Games
The Strangers
Ils (Them)
Mother's Day
A L'interieur (Inside)