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  • The Driller Killer

    The Driller Killer

    ★★★★

    Reno Miller is an angry man. He starts off angry - storming out of a church after having his personal space violated, furiously tonguing his girlfriend in the back of a cab - and gets more and more angry to the point where the only answer is to pick up a power tool and run around town summarily executing anyone who crosses his path (mostly hobos). Everything annoys him: his girlfriend's failure to understand his art, his agent's failure to…

  • Braindead

    Braindead

    ★★★★★

    Ah, Braindead. What can I say? Peter Jackson's third film is simply my favourite horror comedy of all time. Perfection. Every time I revisit it I'm wowed all over again by the sheer inventiveness of the practical effects, gross-out factor and memorable one-liners. Coloured gels and low-angle shots give everything an eye-popping, larger-than-life quality that makes it a gruesome delight to behold. Great OTT performances all round. At the centre of it all is the immensely likeable and unassuming hero…

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  • The Eternal Evil of Asia

    The Eternal Evil of Asia

    ★★★★

    Cat III delivers again. A guy turned into a literal dick head, a girl giving a BJ to an invisible, astrally projecting wizard, mid-air copulation and a man eating his own arm.

    TEEoA tells the story of a group of bozos who are picked off one by one having been cursed when they gang banged and accidentally murdered a sorcerer's sister while on holiday in Thailand. This much I gathered as the movie gradually started to make some kind of…

  • Zardoz

    Zardoz

    ★★★½

    Sean Connery hijacking a flying stone head, Sean Connery running around the set of The Prisoner in red diapers, Sean Connery winning the crystal, but best of all, Sean Connery receiving a round of applause for shrugging at a pair of naked breasts and getting sexually aroused by Charlotte Rampling playing minimal techno at him.

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  • Possum

    Possum

    ★★★

    Darkly oblique, low key character study of a damaged mind. Philip is a puppeteer by profession, who is forced to return to his childhood home following his disgrace at his last paying gig. He terrified the kids with his puppet, a macabre arachnid creation with a blank head resembling his own. This is Possum, an alter ego which has haunted him since entering his life in childhood, preventing him from becoming a functioning adult.

    Scored by a brooding collection of…

  • The Deadly Spawn

    The Deadly Spawn

    ★★★

    The poster promises trashy goodness and that's pretty much what you get, at least from the fx dept. Large sections of the film betray a lack of understanding of what makes a film - pointless scenes where no-one says anything remotely interesting (or if they do, it's lost to inaudible mumbling), odd framing choices and jarring transitions - but this is easily forgiven when you get a look at those shark-like rows of slavering teeth (where have I seen them…