House of Usher (1960)

I have always had a soft spot for anything starring Vincent Price, however I entered this film with some trepidation as it is directed by Roger Corman who isn’t exactly renowned for his high class entertainment. The film centres on a young man by the name of Philip Winthrop (played by Mark Damon) , who […]

Deranged (1974)

I’ll be straight to the point on this one. I wasn’t sold on it at all. However Roberts Blossom who plays the main character Ezra (who some may remember as the street sweeper in Home Alone) is on top form here. He gives the part his all. The story is loosely based on Ed Gein, […]

Dressed To Kill (1980)

Released in cinema’s in July 1980, Dressed To Kill was the third movie that Brian De Palma and then wife Nancy Allen made together, the first two being ‘Carrie’ and ‘Home Movies’. They would go onto make one more movie together (Blow Out, which is also available from ArrowFilms&Video). The plot involves a tall blonde […]

Stoker (2013)

Dear oh dear. Where do I even start? I was quite excited about Stoker when I first heard about it. Mainly down to two points. One, it was being directed by Chan-wook Park (director of OldBoy), and two, it was written by Wentworth Miller (of Prison Break fame). Well I am sorry to say I […]

Event Horizon (1997)

This film is fantastic. Let me just stress that right now. Paul WS Anderson has never, until this day, made a better movie. I don’t think it’s a fluke. The guy has some talent, but instead decides to waste it on the terrible Resident Evil films. Which is a shame, because here he shows a […]

Runaway Train (1985)

I really enjoyed this movie. I remember seeing it on TV many years ago, but had forgotten some of it due to the fact I only ever saw it once. The story concerns a brutal convict called Oscar ‘Manny’ Manheim (played by the brilliant Jon Voight), who has been welded shut in his cell for […]

The Car (1977)

“What evil drives the car?” That’s the question posed by this brilliantly cult movie from 1977. Starring James Brolin (who is a dead ringer for Christian Bale) as a small town police officer having to deal with the jet black car that is cutting a swathe through his small town. That’s pretty much the plot […]

The Initiation (1984)

The Initiation was released in the later half of 1984. It was released when video stores were stuffed to the gills with cheap slasher movies and various knock-offs. The plot revolves around a young girl called Kelly, who keeps having a reoccurring nightmare about her father being stabbed and a mysterious burning man. She speaks […]

PIN (1988)

Well what a strange film this was. This psycho-sexual thriller directed by Sandor Stern who has languished in ‘TV movie hell’ since is a mixed bag. It starts off promising enough. We have a couple Dr Linden, played by the brilliant Terry O’Quinn (Millennium, Lost) and his wife played by Brownen Mantel (Gothika). Dr Linden […]