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Episode 216 - "Juan of the Dead"

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We risk cultural insensitivity of all kinds by reviewing "Juan of the Dead"...

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Episode 185 - "Rare Exports"

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Many topics covered this week, including Brett Ratner, geography, and most of all... old-man penis... The show will never be the same.

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Episode 105 - "Hour of the Wolf"

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We review Bergman's lone horror film...

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Strange Behaviour (REVIEW)

1982’s “Strange Behavior” is a strange little movie. It’s a mad scientist/revenge film, that was set in Middle America and shot in New Zealand. It features high level character actors but pairs them with kiwi first-timers that are incapable of anything approaching a yank accent. In places it is tonally similar to Gary Sherman’s “Dead and Buried” which was released the same year, but it wants to be more of an homage to 50’s era sci-fi/horror.

IFC Streaming Finnish Horror "Sauna"

If you have IFC On Demand, they're currently streaming the Finnish horror film "Sauna". According to IMDB here's the synopsis:

"Sauna" tells the story of two brothers, who leave a young girl to die and become haunted by her, as she follows them in supernatural form, her face pouring with endless filth.

The reviews on IMDB are positive. Plus, if that image above is any indication, the cinematography and art direction are kick-ass.

Martyrs (REVIEW)

Fairly or not, when future horror historians look back on this decade there's going to be a lot of discussion of “torture porn”. The label may or may not be fair, but there is no denying that the themes of torture, sadism and captivity have been touched on by many horror films of the 2000s. The problem with most of these films is that while ostensibly the filmmakers are condemning the acts it's apparent that the audience is supposed to wallow in delight at the splatter and desperation, and sometimes are even meant to identify more with the torturer than the victim.

Cold Prey (Fritt vilt) (REVIEW)

Roar Uthaug is familiar with the work of Alexandre Aja. I don’t know this for a fact but after watching “Cold Prey”, I’d lay my next paycheck on it. To be pointed, Uthaug’s 2006 Norwegian slasher is so stylistically similar to Aja’s “The Hills Have Eyes” remake that were it not for the little matter of snow vs. sand you might well think you were watching Aja’s mutant retread reset in Jotunheimen. "The Ice has Eyes", if you will.

DVD Date and Trailer for "Timecrimes"

"Timecrimes", or "Los Cronocrímenes" as it's known it its native Spain, has been garnering a ton of buzz while it has hit the festival circuit over the last year. Here's some info on the upcoming DVD release, for those who have been waiting patiently to see it.

The disc will be released at the end of this month, March 31st from Magnolia releasing. Here's the plot from the release, and in case you haven't seen it, check out the trailer below that.

Hansel & Gretel (REVIEW)

Filmmakers who have opportunistically mined the endless depths of children's nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and the stories by The Brothers Grimm for cinematic inspiration have often yielded some very interesting, very mixed results.

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