british horror

This British horror film "Knife Edge" reminds me of a couple of different movies I've seen before. Hmmm... I'm thinking "The Shining" mixed with "The Others", with a splash of "The Grudge"? That's either a recipe for a shit sandwich or a decent little thriller, and to be honest I really can't tell. I would give this a spin though, what about you guys?

Don't you just hate it when a terrible, nonsensical ending gets in the way of an otherwise solid motion picture experience? I know I do. It really doesn't matter how strong, competent, or well-crafted the rest of the movie is -- if the conclusion is weak, unsatisfying, or an unholy combination of the two, then the entire film is a wash. To some, this may sound like an extremely harsh opinion to hold, and in some ways, I suppose it is. Nevertheless, I simply cannot sing the praises of anything that fumbles the proverbial ball during the final reel.

If and when you decide to properly investigate British filmmaker Phil Claydon's cheeky 2009 horror/comedy "Lesbian Vampire Killers," you may find it rather difficult to separate this extremely silly "best buddies" picture from the like-minded genre-bending classic, "Shaun of the Dead." I'm sure the comparison has been made countless times before by more talented, articulate critics, but, to be fair, it's really not that hard to uncover the mountain of similarities between them. Does this glaring sameness derail this otherwise enjoyable cinematic experience?

As over-saturated as we are with zombie movies at times, there are always new angles to hit on. Zombies are rich with subtext and writers and directors keep finding different facets to highlight. The British nano-budget film "Colin" looks like a great example. The film was the talk of Cannes, has gotten positive reviews in the US and UK, and talks are in progress for US and Japanese distribution. From the press release:

This week we take on "Severance" on a skeleton crew, and Joe recalls awkward memories of a young Mark. Not to be missed.

We finally take on the infamous "Donkey Punch" this week, and 3/4's of the hosts heartily recommend it. Who didn't like it? You might be surprised! Stay tuned 'till the end for a special surprise guest.

Landing this week on US shores, Steven Sheil's "Mum & Dad", the latest dark horror film to come out of Europe. He sat down with us recently to talk about the film and its controversial subject matter, and here's what happened.

Orphaned twins Freida and Mariah, are en route to their uncle Gustav Weil’s (Peter Cushing!) homestead. What they don’t know of their uncle Gustav, is that he is the head of The Brotherhood, a group of vigilante witch burners scouring evil from the surrounding lands. Once they arrive they are subjected to Uncle Gustav’s tyrannical rule, leading to Freida’s late night scheming to rid herself of her oppressive Uncle. Sneaking out to visit Count Karnstein (Damien Thomas) we learn that one sister has an evil side, as the other remains pure.