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  • Hex



    2018 Cult Movie Challenge: Shaw Brothers (my list)

    You could be forgiven if the poster and plot evoked memories of Kwaidan, but unfortunately that is about all Hex has in common with that Japanese folk horror masterpiece.

    Worth watching for its stylized visuals and interesting (and sometimes surprisingly gruesome) makeup effects, Hex is ultimately a superficial exercise.

    Without charaters about whom we care, Hex lacks any suspense and feels like 90 minutes of style stretched over 5 minutes of substance.

  • Ninja Scroll

    Ninja Scroll


    2018 Cult Movie Challenge: Anime (my list)

    Death, disease, wanton destruction. Rape, mass murder and disembowelment. If you are still watching after the first ten minutes of Nina Scroll then you are going to love this film.

    I am admittedly a relative newcomer to manga anime, but Ninja Scroll was like nothing I have seen before. The trouble is that I am not sure if I have plunged straight in at the deep end or is it possible I am…

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  • Frankenstein



    Film #13 from my list for Hoop-Tober 3.0 challenge.

    I have never found cinematic adaptations of Frankenstein particularly engaging or inspiring. A classic ‘monster movie’? Absolutely. A profound and richly complex exploration of humanity and the human condition? Not so much.

    That is until now.

    This modern day interpretation by Bernard Rose is truly outstanding and I urge you to see it.

    To be honest, with more than 50 Frankenstein adaptations already available, I would almost certainly have given this…

  • Dead & Buried

    Dead & Buried


    Film #21 from my list for Hoop-Tober 3.0 challenge.
    Rules: Hoop-Tober 3.0 Extra Credit Film #1

    Film #11 from my list for Scavenger Hunt #19.
    Challenge #4: An original horror film from the 1980s that HAS NOT been remade or rebooted.

    After a shockingly brutal start, Dead & Buried is genuinely frightening and the suspense does not let up until the final credits. There are plot holes galore, but this is a horror film in which the subtext is more important…