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Unlikely Horror Gem #2: Home Sick

Posted 14th May 2009 at 06:07 PM by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs

Round 2: Probably going to be controversial this one, but another horror film that I consider gem material is Home Sick.



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Bill Moseley (Rob Zombie's Halloween, The Devil's Rejects) stars as a smiling maniac named "Mr. Suitcase." With a briefcase full of razorblades, he crashes a homecoming get-together for Claire (Lindley Evans) and forces the partygoers to identify people...
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Black Xmas (Glen Morgan, 2006)

Posted 4th May 2009 at 11:53 AM by cloud

The 1974 Black Christmas was a hugely important film for horror cinema, with its bleak forboding atmosphere, unseen assassin, grisly kills and knockout of an ending it set a high standard for other slasher films to follow. I first saw the original on Christmas Eve 2000 and it made a huge impact on me after waiting years before then to finally see it. The video was seemingly unavailable whenever I searched for it and I was curious to see a film with such a bizarre title as that. Of course when I...
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Massacre At Central High

Posted 26th April 2009 at 02:57 PM by Sam@Cult Labs
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Massacre At Central High





Massacre At Central High is at first glace a typical slice of mid 70s exploitation, mixing as it does all the lurid violence and leering nudity that was required by Drive-in promoters and Grindhouse owners to keep their audiences sated. But beneath the usual trappings is a much odder movie that seems to have influenced later films such as Heathers in it's look at the corrupt malignancy that can lurk beneath the exterior of an...
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More old flicks...

Posted 26th April 2009 at 02:16 PM by Sam@Cult Labs

I Bury The Living





Robert Kraft is starting a new job as the chairman of a committee overseeing the running of a massive cemetery, a graveyard so huge that a map is kept in the office, displaying every grave. Pins are used, black for filled graves and white for sold plots that have yet to be occupied by the deceased.

When Robert makes an error and places a pair of black pins on the wrong grave site causing the young couple who paid for...
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Mario Bava Bits...

Posted 25th April 2009 at 11:08 AM by Sam@Cult Labs

Danger Diabolik





Well, here it is, one of the greatest slices of kitsch 60s pop-art cinema ever produced.

Directed by Italian genre expert Mario Bava, this comic book tale of crime capers and daring heists is the source the Beastie Boys video for Body Movin', in which they use footage from the movie.

Telling the OTT story of Diabolik (John Phillip Law), a masked international thief and his blond bombshell girlfriend as...
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Madmen & Maniacs

Posted 24th April 2009 at 04:59 PM by Sam@Cult Labs

Madman





"Deep In The Woods, Lurks A Hideous Evil... Don't Even Whisper His Name!"

A minor classic of the stalk 'n' slash movie explosion that followed in the wake of Halloween and Friday the 13th, Madman plays to every cliché in the slasher movie book but pulls it off thanks to it's streak of nasty gore, a suspense filled atmosphere and a fast pace, a must when your dealing with illogical horror movies. So many films of the era suffered...
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Slasher Movies

Posted 17th April 2009 at 08:26 PM by cloud
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As a kid growing up my first love was always slasher movies and even today it's still my most loved sub-genre. Its simplicity is what sets it above films of other genres, I'm open minded when it comes to films and especially when they're in the horror family but with this kind of film it's always so accessible and as a result my first port of call.

If you've been living in a cave for the past few decades then the formula is simple: a group of people get together, normally get drunk,...
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Rosemary's Killer

Posted 5th April 2009 at 07:59 PM by Sam@Cult Labs

Rosemary's Killer





This trailer is under the alternate title: The Prowler




This film is a minor classic of the Stalk 'n' Slash genre and is going to praised accordingly. However, the positive points I'm going to raise depend on the reader enjoying the cliches and archetypes of the style. So, If you hate any of these stalwart slasher features, please disregard this write up...

* Leering, lurching Point-of-View...
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