HORROR WEEK 2014: Film Review No.344: A Bay of Blood

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AKA Twitch of the Death Nerve. AKA Bloodbath. AKA The film that kinda started it all. Well, if by “all” you mean “slasher movies”, which is a statement I kinda disagree with a little. Kinda. Don’t lynch me! I don’t debate that Bay of Blood laid the template many slasher films, especially Friday The 13th, would follow. But I’d argue that the concept of a slasher movie had existed for decade in Psycho, Peeping Tom and even Kind Hearts and Coronets. The idea of a serial killer taking out many, many, people wasn’t new. But Bay of Blood did, certainly, add a whole lot of gore and established a bunch of new tropes. Click the link below for me saying what I think of the film itself.

A twitch of the mouse click nerve.

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HORROR WEEK 2014: Film Review No.343: Slugs – The Movie

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Well, I guess reviewing Slugs was pretty much inevitable for this here film blogzone thing. I do like to occasionally dip my toe into the world of low budget so-bad-they’re-good movies. Boy did I get one here. Recommended to me by a Twitter follower known as Once_Tricky, so I have him to blame for this, Slugs is a film about a town under siege by toxic, flesh eating slugs. I’m pretty sure The Goodies did a sketch like this. So, what is Slugs actually like… Click the link and I’ll try my best to explain.

Slugs are easily the worst threat mankind could ever face.


HORROR WEEK 2014: Film Review No.342: Society

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Oh Brian Yuzna, you are a special kind of director. Possibly, I’d say, the closest thing horror has had to an Argento or a Fulci in the last couple of decades. Argento certainly isn’t Argento anymore. What Yuzna likes to do, when not writing Honey I Shrunk The Kids films, is take a story of something potentially dark, show you that darkness and then crank that darkness to 11 via a short segway into absolute balls out weirdness. One film that does this with quite some ballsy amount of style is his 1989 film Society. Click the link below for my review where I’ll try as hard as possible to not spoil how weird this film gets.

Not wincest at all.


Horror Week 2014 Is Incoming!

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By coming soon I mean this coming week. You may be aware that Halloween is just around the corner. As in, like, next Friday. As is, sort of, tradition here at Film Dump, I’ll be covering a bunch of horror films of various levels of dubiousness over the next few days. Which films will I be reviewing? Click the “spooky” link below to find out!

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Film Review No.341: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

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Watch out, ya’ll ’bout to get shell-shocked… or so the theme tune to this new take on the heroes in a half shell goes. Being shell-shocked is an odd thing to associate with a film based on a kids range of comics, toys and cartoons, but I think, maybe… just maybe, they were going for a play on words there. Because they’re turtles. Turtles have shells. Do you see? DO YOU SEE?! Anyway, this is my review of the new teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film which, for some reason, has only been released in the UK this past week. We’re like a third world country or something now. Click the link below.

Cowabunga… or something


Critapocalypse Episode 2 Is Here Yo

So we went and made another of these stupid bloody podcasts. In case you missed it last time, Critapocalypse is a podcast I make with my buddy Matt over at Cinemageddon. In it we review a load of random stuff. Mostly TV shows, films and games, but often random things we’ve done. Click the link below to see what we reviewed in this episode and get a link to the downloadable Soundcloud version.

COBRAAAAAAA!


Film Review No.340: Cinema Paradiso

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I have taken my sweet time getting to this film. It’s one of those films I knew I’d need to cover one day and a few months back I got hold of a copy of Arrow Film’s 25th anniversary release. This Blu-ray includes the nearly 3 hour long director’s cut version of Cinema Paradiso which I had never seen before. In fact, the only version I had seen was the standard 2 hour long theatrical cut. So how does the extended edition of one of the most critically praised films of all time stand up? Really quite well I’d say. Click the link below.

Maybe I should follow this up with Guest House Paradiso. Maybe not.


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