Trash diversions

Procrastinating over several reviews I should be writing, I sat down to watch a cheap exploitation double bill last night: Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes: Part 2 (1985) and Alan Birkinshaw’s Killer’s Moon (1978), both recently issued on Blu-Ray by Kino Lorber. The Hills Have Eyes: Part 2 (Wes Craven, 1984) Hills is Craven’s […]

Remaking and undoing horror

For some reason, I just watched Zack Snyder’s remake of Dawn of the Dead (2004). I’d seen it when it first came out and found it pointless, but since then have discovered an odd, inexplicable appeal in Snyder’s work. He’s a lousy storyteller, with little sense of narrative pacing, but has an undeniable talent for […]

Blasts from the past

Updating Cagey Films

Recent miscellaneous viewing, part three

Nuclear Madness

A Terence Stamp double-bill

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