Edge of Sanity is a 1989 American slasher horror, directed by French director Gérard Kikoïne in one of his last films in the director’s chair. The story combines elements from Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 original novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde together with the tales of the infamous English serial killer, Jack

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Female Prisoner Scorpion list cover photo

It’s hard to remember when the “women’s prison” subgenre was iconoclastic, given its popularity these days. But, before we had series like Orange is the New Black, Vis a Vis, or Wentworth, we had the Japanese Prisoner Scorpion films. Though the genre first appeared during the silent era, it was often simply considered exploitation, with

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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun 1981 Cover Photo

To say that Shinji Sômai is one of the greats of cinema is an understatement. He is quoted as describing his directing philosophy as “humanity observing humanity,” his approach was vastly different from that seen in Japan at the time. As such, his films all have an unyielding  realism to their story and characters, strongly

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If you ask a casual movie goer to list some classic horror films, a large majority of them will mention Halloween, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. One thing that these three films have in common is the fact that they fall into the ardently adored slasher sub-genre. You might even argue that

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When I watch a horror movie from the 80’s, I inevitably have the thought of “how the hell did this movie get made?” Don’t get me wrong, there are some genuinely amazing horror films that came out of the 80’s that are stone cold classics.  John Carpenter’s The Thing is one of my all time

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Heavy Trip Film Review Arrow Streaming

If you’re a vegetarian and/or averse to the musical genre that is Post-Apocalyptic-Symphonic-Reindeer-Grinding-ScandoFinn-Metal then avert your eyes to the following review. 2018 Finnish shock-rock comedy Heavy Trip is just waiting to make you laugh ‘till you puke. Literally. Available now on ARROW: www.arrow-player.com , this movie is definitely an experience that will make you rethink how

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Tale of Two Sisters Arrow Video Review

Konnichiwa! Dia Duit! Yo Yo Yo! Straight Outta Kanto here welcoming you all aboard the Nostalgia Train. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the early noughties was, and always will be, the Golden Age of Asian Horror. One of the finest heavyweights of the genre that has truly stood the test of

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Blind Beast Film Review

For a long period, I have found myself drawn to extreme cinema. The unapologetic approach to subject matters proscribed in mainstream media has always been more alluring to my cinematic tastes. From Japanese Pinku Eiga to French New Wave, I have tried to explore as much of the genre as possible and moreover, having seen

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Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion

Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion is a 1972 Japanese exploitation flick of the 70’s, closely tied into the ‘Pinku eiga’ genre for the flippant erotica, with all the tropes of a grindhouse instalment – unabashed violence, casual nudity, exaggerated villains and farcical action. Campy as they are wild, these films are frequently a guilty pleasure to

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