The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

Poor Evelyn has a history as ridiculous as it’s plot, and at times as hard to follow, but unfairly neglected and often resigned to the “50 Greatest Horror Films for a £1” DVD collections, with shoddy transfers, it’s overlooked and forgotten. A film that takes some time and appreciation to properly enjoy. You sip it … Continue reading

Creepshow (1982) Reviewed

Creepshow (1982) Reviewed

Thirty years after it’s original release, George Romero‘s ‘Creepshow‘ is still a deliciously dark anthology full of macabre tales and comic dark humour. With a new Blu-Ray release thanks to Second Sight, the feature is as bright and bold as ever, with its comic book style aesthetics perfectly captured on screen. Written by Stephen King … Continue reading

Sharknado – The Spinning Terror

Sharknado – The Spinning Terror

Brendan tried to avoid the treacherous waters, but no luck, they came to land to find him.   Jaws is correctly revered as a classic of the disaster/horror movie genre and rightly credited as the first high concept blockbuster movie. Jaws’ singular premise – a giant monster shark – that neatly translated into one single marketing image, … Continue reading

Are we there yet…? The Last Exorcism: Part II

Are we there yet…? The Last Exorcism: Part II

The ever daring Brendan Patterson, once again dives into the unknown, braving the twisted demons of The Last Exorcism: Part II.   I’ve not seen the original Last Exorcism but in the research that I conducted before settling down to watch its absurdly entitled sequel, I learned that it took a “new” spin on the … Continue reading

Ashtray Dirt Volume 16

Ashtray Dirt Volume 16

The BFI has announced the first wave of its Gothic season, which features a whole host of screenings and events. Taking inspiration from four different areas, October and November see’s focus on ‘the Monstrous’ and ‘The Dark Arts’. Films screening include Dellamorte Dellamore, The Beyond, Dracula, Werewolf of London, Suspiria, Faust, Vampyr, The Ghoul, Daughters of Darkness and Eyes Without A Face. Also … Continue reading

Roger Corman’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ (1960)

Roger Corman’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ (1960)

Back in 1960, American International Pictures took a gamble. Known for making low-budget black and white features to use in double bills, the company decided to make a larger budgeted colour film when they feared the market for the former was declining. The result was The Fall of the House of Usher (also known as the … Continue reading