31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 6 – Waxwork (1988)

We distinctly remember the video cover of Waxwork from the 80s - it absolutely terrified us as children with lots of weird, distorted - well, waxy - faces peering out of a door. The film is an odd one; it's still really unsettling but it's not that scary. There's a mix of things running through … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 6 – Waxwork (1988)

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Review: The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

An intelligent British post-apocalyptic zombie flick, The Girl with All the Gifts introduces us to the 'hungries' - humans infected by a devastating fungal disease which makes them all so chompy. Humanity's only hope is from a group of 'hungry' children who are able to think, learn and interact with survivors but will still kill … Continue reading Review: The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

31 scary movie moments – 24) They’re coming to get you Barbra in Night of the Living Dead (1968)

And this is where it starts. We lost George A. Romero this year - the father of the zombie movie - and boy will he be missed. This is the seminal opening of the highly influential, game-changing and much copied Night of the Living Dead and it never stops being scary - siblings Barbra (Judith … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 24) They’re coming to get you Barbra in Night of the Living Dead (1968)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 24 – Planet Terror (2007)

Robert Rodriguez's movie - essentially an exploitation zombie flick - forms part of the double feature of Grindhouse, with Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof. It's all jolly good, gory fun with a starry cast and lots of melting bodies. Rose McGowan's kick-ass protagonist Cherry Darling is a strong lead, as some nasty chemicals are released into … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 24 – Planet Terror (2007)