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Blumhouse Productions are fast becoming the go to place for 21st century horror with the dizzying rate at which they churn out films. Insidious: Chapter 2 is no exception. Taking place seemingly days or weeks after the original it depicts the aftermath Dalton’s exorcism.

The story once again sees the Lambert family undergoing what appears to be another haunting within the house. Pianos play themselves, doors mysteriously open and figures fall in and out of shadows or the corner of the eye. Typical fair for this genre of film but handled to great effect. Continue Reading

The 2007 Rob Zombie re-imagining of the John Carpenter classic is something we’d managed to over-look in the 8 years since it’s release. I say it’s a re-imagining as opposed to a re-telling as it does come at things from a slightly different angle.

We are confronted with a film with three main phases. There is the phase where Myers is a child dealing with abuse in the family home, then we progress to phase two where Dr Loomis is trying to help Myers whilst he undergoes psychiatric care in a mental hospital. The third and final phase deals with Myers’ eventual escape from the hospital and the hunt for his “victim”. Continue Reading

Gravy

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Gravy had the potential to be truly awful and tick all the boxes this website thrives upon. Relatively low budget, couple of recognisable faces (oh that’s him from that thing and that Top Shop model bird with the funny shaped head) and an un-inspiring plot. How wrong we were! Continue Reading

It’s Shocktober once again folks, the month where we subject ourselves to random horror films. This year we’re aiming to combine the horror with the “so bad it’s good” aesthetic, in that we aren’t focusing on mainstream hits.

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On our list for this month are such “classics” as Gravy, VHS 3, Killer Tongue and we may even throw in an Argento just for laughs.

We’re probably not going to get through as many as we’d like to as a new addition to the family has resulted in fewer opportunities to just sit back and watch crap, but we’ll do our best.

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Picture the scene. Toxic barel falls off the back of a truck and spends the next 3 minutes drifting down a river behind a silhouette animation of beavers gnawing at treas. At the end of it’s journey it springs a leak spewing toxic waste over a beaver damn. Thus a new race of furry terror is born. Zombeavers. Continue Reading

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I think i’ve found my new favourite film. It is so un-PC it defies belief.

The whole premise revolves around a female presidential candidate trying to get re-elected by sending an Afro-American gentleman to the moon. The big fly in the ointment is that the moon is now populated by Nazi Germans who fled earth back in 1944 prior to losing the war. Continue Reading

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As Shocktober 2014 draws to a close, I thought I’d go back and revisit a classic. Although referred to as Ghouls in the movie itself, Night of the Living Dead is where Zombies first came to be. For the un-initiated, the film sets out to capture the horror of the dead coming back to life and focuses on a group of survivors holed up in an abandoned farmhouse whilst fending off the undead horde. Continue Reading

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The last few years has seen some pretty decent horror movies come from this group of film makers. They’ve churned out quality titles such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister. The Conjuring doesn’t stray too far from the tried and trusted possession plotline, but does offer up a few original moments along the way. The plot focuses on alleged true case files of a married couple who are paranormal investigators. The story focusing on an “as-yet unpublished” case file of theirs. Continue Reading

October is upon us and that can mean only one thing. Horror !!!

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Throughout the month we’ll be subjecting ourselves to some of the best, and worst, of what the genre has to offer. With such a huge variety to choose from it’s going to be tricky to decide what makes the cut, but we’ve got a few picks in mind already so stay tuned.

With classics of the genre from the likes of Argento and Romero, right up to the modern fascination with found footage. We’ll have it all right here in the So Bad It’s Good Shocktober Spectacular.