The Evil Dead (1981)

While Evil Dead 2 was one of my prime entries into not just horror but my love of film in general, its predecessor is a film I’ve not seen as often but I have always held in high regard and so, as Halloween approaches this year, I thought it time to give it another watch.... Continue Reading →

Tromeo and Juliet

In 1996 Baz Luhrman and his leading man Leonardo DiCaprio shot to mainstream international recognition with the release of a new retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. A couple of months later, keeping with the long-held tradition of exploitation cinema, Troma Films released their, rather more unique, version of the story, Tromeo & Juliet.... Continue Reading →

The Toxic Avenger Part II

The second in Troma’s flagship franchise, and the follow-up to the film that made their name, ups the stakes in pretty much every regard as the worlds first toxic superhero returns for The Toxic Avenger Part II. The story, which is as convoluted as you might expect, concerns Toxie once again saving Tromaville from a big... Continue Reading →


A surreal nightmare vision that combines extreme gore with extreme music to create a film that has clearly influenced horror cinema ever since. Before sliding in the Blu-ray and sitting down to Dario Argento’s Suspiria last night I did have a few expectations; first was that it would be bloody in a Grand Guignol sort... Continue Reading →

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