3 items from 2015
Recently, the kind n’ sexy rascals at Necrostorm sent ol’ Xiii a special delivery scare package packed to the gills with gruesome gore-soaked fright flicks that will appeal to anyone raised on the likes of splatterific gems like Street Trash or Slime City, far out schlockers like The Toxic Avenger, and of course the lunatic visions of the one and only Lucio Fulci! With those aesthetics in mind, let’s dip our toes into this putrid pool starting with their latest release, entitled simply Judy!
From what I will soon discover as these revoltin’ reviews role on is that I am starting with a bit of an atypical release from ol’ Necrostorm, as Judy has more of a psychological bent »
From toilet-based scares to nasty encounters in the shower, here's a selection of 17 memorable moments of terror in the bathroom...
Nb: the following contains potential spoilers and scenes which may be considered Nsfw.
The scariest moments in horror are often the most intimate - this is why knives are a far nastier, button-pushing instrument of death than the gun. As the Joker famously put it in The Dark Knight, “You can savour all those little emotions...”
Intimacy may be the key to understanding why, in horror films, so many dreadful things tend to happen in bathrooms. The bathroom is often where we go to be by ourselves - either to answer the call of nature, brush our teeth, or simply relax in the bath after a hectic day at work. Equally, the water closet also sees us at our most vulnerable: naked, or at least with our trousers down, and »
Though he’s most well-known for revolutionizing the zombie genre with 1968’s Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero also filmed a unique take on vampires with 1977’s Martin. Following the titular character’s vampire-like serial killer streak in Pittsburgh, the movie features a memorable soundtrack that’s now being released on a limited edition vinyl with new artwork and liner notes:
Press Release - “February 2nd 2015, NYC, NY – Ship to Shore PhonoCo. announced today that the score from George A. Romero’s Martin, once named “one of the top 100 coolest soundtracks of all time” by Mojo Magazine, will be available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1978.
“Donald Rubinstein contributes a haunting, melancholy score punctuated with sudden, passionate riffs. It is the perfect accompaniment to this tale of lost souls in a barren, nearly post-apocalyptic environment.” – Roy Frumkes, producer of Street Trash and director of Document of the Dead. »
- Derek Anderson
3 items from 2015