Horror Bites - Brain Damage


Time for a quick Hammer feature, with a look at The Curse of Frankenstein as well as its later remake slash parody, The Evil of Frankenstein. The former is the first of the studio's foray into taking on the Universal monsters as well as their d├ębut colour film. Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee would quickly become genre icons of course so it's good to take a look back to where it all started.

Horror Bites - Fashion House of Death


Mystery killers with black gloves seem to appear everywhere from Deep Red to A Shot in the Dark, but tracing the roots of the Giallo body-count mystery genre seems to point to Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace (AKA Six Women for the Murderer). It certainly brings a particular level of style to the proceedings with its 1960s colour scheme being mixed with plenty of dark shadows and sinister lighting. So let's put on the leather and get into this.

Horror Bites - Bad City


It's hard to resist a horror movie described as an American-Iranian Vampire Western, but for whatever reason I didn't have time to check out on it's release in 2014. Which is pretty shameful for someone always on the lookout for new blood drinking movies to watch during those inevitable marathons. But at last I manage to take a quick look at Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

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FEBRUARY

FILM OF THE MONTH: Blood and Black Lace ☆☆☆☆
Big Trouble in Little China ☆☆☆☆
Crimson Peak ☆☆☆☆
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ☆☆☆☆
Dawn of the Dead ☆☆☆☆
Escape from New York ☆☆☆☆
Shaun of the Dead ☆☆☆☆
Sicario ☆☆☆☆
Suspiria ☆☆☆☆
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ☆☆☆☆
The Thing ☆☆☆☆