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Old 27th April 2019, 11:38 AM
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LURKERS – Mid-eighties scuzz from Roberta Findlay featuring a woman who is haunted by the ghosts of a traumatic childhood and, well, some actual ghosts. Shows promise in places with its depictions of gnarly rubber-faced spirits, but I’d have liked it more if it had been slimier. As it stands, will probably appeal to those who get cheap thrills from depictions of knackered eighties NYC and can take a hit or two of boredom.

HORROR EXPRESS – First viewing – can’t believe it’d passed me by till now. Cushing and Lee are on a transcontinental express train along with a revived prehistoric ape-man thing who later turns out to be a vessel for alien life. There’s a bit of gore and a lot of groovy weirdness – although it’s set in the early 20th cent, it’s very definitely a product of a psychedelic Euro mentality. Keeper for sure.

DELIRIUM – Speaking of psychedelic Euro mentalities – well, it’s not very mind-expanding, but it tries to throw in a few wacky visuals now and again to make up for its obvious lack of anything interesting to say. I do however quite like this effort from a slumming-it Lamberto Bava (not really recognisable here as the maker of turbo-powered thrash horror ‘Demons’ from a year or two before); it plays a bit like a lame soap set in the world of soft-porn, ‘cos, thinking about it, that’s basically what it is. There’s a gialloesque main plotline and some tits along with actually pretty great scenes like the photo-shoot where models do a strip with some mummies. Genuine plastic rubbish.

SHAKMA – Mmm, quite liked although it is basically a very formula nineties pot-boiler whose only boast is a properly furious actual real-life baboon. Otherwise get ready for a lot of my fave genre time-filler, the old ‘panicked and running down corridors…endlessly… endlessly’ routine so relentlessly employed by much bottom of slush-pile product from around the time (and before, and since). To be fair, you would be panicked if Shakma was on your ass. That baboon sure has a creepy face… rigid, blank, yet hate-filled. The other thing I like about it is how effortlessly it shoehorns fake biological research disaster into a plot-device about playing computer-guided live D&D in an abandoned office block. The nineties, huh?
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Old 27th April 2019, 02:48 PM
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Funnyman (1994)

Unfunny, Slapstick comedy horror film - imagine Freddy on crack - with one or two standout gruesome sequences, but totally lacks any suspense whatsoever, in fact now i think back it also has a complete lack of story beyond the first ten minutes. Why Christopher Lee took part in this film is beyond me.

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Old 27th April 2019, 02:59 PM
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LURKERS – Mid-eighties scuzz from Roberta Findlay featuring a woman who is haunted by the ghosts of a traumatic childhood and, well, some actual ghosts. Shows promise in places with its depictions of gnarly rubber-faced spirits, but I’d have liked it more if it had been slimier. As it stands, will probably appeal to those who get cheap thrills from depictions of knackered eighties NYC and can take a hit or two of boredom.



HORROR EXPRESS – First viewing – can’t believe it’d passed me by till now. Cushing and Lee are on a transcontinental express train along with a revived prehistoric ape-man thing who later turns out to be a vessel for alien life. There’s a bit of gore and a lot of groovy weirdness – although it’s set in the early 20th cent, it’s very definitely a product of a psychedelic Euro mentality. Keeper for sure.



DELIRIUM – Speaking of psychedelic Euro mentalities – well, it’s not very mind-expanding, but it tries to throw in a few wacky visuals now and again to make up for its obvious lack of anything interesting to say. I do however quite like this effort from a slumming-it Lamberto Bava (not really recognisable here as the maker of turbo-powered thrash horror ‘Demons’ from a year or two before); it plays a bit like a lame soap set in the world of soft-porn, ‘cos, thinking about it, that’s basically what it is. There’s a gialloesque main plotline and some tits along with actually pretty great scenes like the photo-shoot where models do a strip with some mummies. Genuine plastic rubbish.



SHAKMA – Mmm, quite liked although it is basically a very formula nineties pot-boiler whose only boast is a properly furious actual real-life baboon. Otherwise get ready for a lot of my fave genre time-filler, the old ‘panicked and running down corridors…endlessly… endlessly’ routine so relentlessly employed by much bottom of slush-pile product from around the time (and before, and since). To be fair, you would be panicked if Shakma was on your ass. That baboon sure has a creepy face… rigid, blank, yet hate-filled. The other thing I like about it is how effortlessly it shoehorns fake biological research disaster into a plot-device about playing computer-guided live D&D in an abandoned office block. The nineties, huh?
Shakma has a great trailer and the monkey is cute

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Old 27th April 2019, 03:42 PM
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LURKERS – Mid-eighties scuzz from Roberta Findlay featuring a woman who is haunted by the ghosts of a traumatic childhood and, well, some actual ghosts. Shows promise in places with its depictions of gnarly rubber-faced spirits, but I’d have liked it more if it had been slimier. As it stands, will probably appeal to those who get cheap thrills from depictions of knackered eighties NYC and can take a hit or two of boredom.

HORROR EXPRESS – First viewing – can’t believe it’d passed me by till now. Cushing and Lee are on a transcontinental express train along with a revived prehistoric ape-man thing who later turns out to be a vessel for alien life. There’s a bit of gore and a lot of groovy weirdness – although it’s set in the early 20th cent, it’s very definitely a product of a psychedelic Euro mentality. Keeper for sure.

DELIRIUM – Speaking of psychedelic Euro mentalities – well, it’s not very mind-expanding, but it tries to throw in a few wacky visuals now and again to make up for its obvious lack of anything interesting to say. I do however quite like this effort from a slumming-it Lamberto Bava (not really recognisable here as the maker of turbo-powered thrash horror ‘Demons’ from a year or two before); it plays a bit like a lame soap set in the world of soft-porn, ‘cos, thinking about it, that’s basically what it is. There’s a gialloesque main plotline and some tits along with actually pretty great scenes like the photo-shoot where models do a strip with some mummies. Genuine plastic rubbish.

SHAKMA – Mmm, quite liked although it is basically a very formula nineties pot-boiler whose only boast is a properly furious actual real-life baboon. Otherwise get ready for a lot of my fave genre time-filler, the old ‘panicked and running down corridors…endlessly… endlessly’ routine so relentlessly employed by much bottom of slush-pile product from around the time (and before, and since). To be fair, you would be panicked if Shakma was on your ass. That baboon sure has a creepy face… rigid, blank, yet hate-filled. The other thing I like about it is how effortlessly it shoehorns fake biological research disaster into a plot-device about playing computer-guided live D&D in an abandoned office block. The nineties, huh?
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Old 27th April 2019, 03:44 PM
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Funnyman (1994)

Unfunny, Slapstick comedy horror film - imagine Freddy on crack - with one or two standout gruesome sequences, but totally lacks any suspense whatsoever, in fact now i think back it also has a complete lack of story beyond the first ten minutes. Why Christopher Lee took part in this film is beyond me.

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I love its every creaking foot of film. But then I would
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Excellent a fitting and poignant ending to the saga, the three hour run time flies by the charcters each get a decent amount of screen time and development. Gripping , funny and sad . At it's heart for most of its run time it's a heist movie more than a typical superhero outing.10/10
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Old 27th April 2019, 09:30 PM
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The Patriot (Dean Selmer)
Evil militia types infect themselves in order to spread a deadly new disease. Guess whose daughter has the antidote? Only our local doctor, or Steven Seagal as we know him
He still looks quite 'normal' in this, so it's reasonably sane ... well . He also cooks but that red scarf is a faux paus dear
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Old 27th April 2019, 10:11 PM
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The Patriot (Dean Selmer)
Evil militia types infect themselves in order to spread a deadly new disease. Guess whose daughter has the antidote? Only our local doctor, or Steven Seagal as we know him
He still looks quite 'normal' in this, so it's reasonably sane ... well . He also cooks but that red scarf is a faux paus dear
I remember when this first came out, it was a Sky exclusive premier. You could tell why. It sucked!

Although over time i've grown slightly more fond of it.
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Old 28th April 2019, 10:38 AM
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Sin City
A man and a woman kiss under moonlight .... then the violence begins. About as hard-boiled as you can get (even if it reminds me of Brute! ... ) this tale of regret and smoking still takes the breath away imho.
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A man and a woman kiss under moonlight .... then the violence begins. About as hard-boiled as you can get (even if it reminds me of Brute! ... ) this tale of regret and smoking still takes the breath away imho.
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