Shocktober: Most Likely To Die

Browsing Netflix for Horror can be a mixed bag. When it comes to ‘classic’ films; for every LIFEFORCE there’s a HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP and when it comes to new films for every HUSH there’s a MOST LIKELY TO DIE. The story tells of a group of high school friends who gather together the night […]

Shocktober: Black Sheep

Whilst Black Phillip may be the new ‘kid’ on the block with THE WITCH, he’’s certainly not the first member of the Caprinae family to terrorise the celluloid world. Step up BLACK SHEEP, a New Zealand produced film from 2006 which pays more than passing tribute to the early works of one Peter Jackson. Some […]


For my next film entry in Shocktober, I decided to mix some Sci-Fi with my Horror and watch ALIEN ABDUCTION: INCIDENT IN LAKE COUNTY, or is it THE MCPHERSON TAPE? Wait, no, it’s UFO ABDUCTION. Maybe. Oh dear. I remember first seeing this film, (well, one of these films) back in the late 90s. The […]

Shocktober: EVOLVER

1995 was an important year for me, for it was the year I first obtained semi-regular access to new issues of Fangoria. It took a burgeoning interest in horror and solidified it into a passion. Those lurid imported pages were full of movies that I hoped and prayed would find their way onto the shelves […]

Shocktober: PSYCHO II

Confession time: I’ve not seen PSYCHO II in nigh on 17 years. As a matter of fact, after this viewing I’m debating whether I’ve seen it at all and maybe my memories are of PSYCHO III or an entirely unrelated film that I thought was a relative of Hitchcocks superlative original slasher. However, after a […]

Shocktober: Grimmfest 2016 Preview

Time to kick off Shocktober by taking a look at some films I’ll be watching over the next month: Grimmfest 2016 will soon be taking over a hefty chunk of the Manchester Printworks for 4 days of films and frights. As I’ll be fortunate enough to be in attendance, I’ve had to start making the […]

Hammered Horror: Curse of the Werewolf Welcome fiends. Impossibly hairy, with drool dripping from a yawning maw, Ash can’t be with us this time. So please join Paul and Martyn as they embark on a four part werewolf series, beginning with 1961’s “The Curse of the Werewolf”. DOWNLOAD LINK

Hammered Horror 35: Spookies Funny old game, Horror movies… a game of two halves. This is especially true in the case of SPOOKIES from 1986. Mr Paul and Mr Ash put their heads together to unravel what sort of child expects a birthday party in an abandoned mansion, exactly how old are our protagonists meant to be, and […]