Category Archives: survival horror

Long Weekend (1978)

When I think of Donald Trump I am reminded of the story of King Canute, sitting on his throne, or playing golf, trying to hold back the tide of reality and failing miserably. Climate change is here. It’s been here, … Continue reading

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Tower Block (2012)

Gentrification seems to be the new buzz word these days for a very old way of doing things. It’s a great and lovely sounding way of saying ‘’We don’t want your kind round here anymore’’, whether ‘’your kind’’ is the … Continue reading

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Expressway to Your Skull (2014)

Psychedelia and horror go hand in hand like Fox news and an inability to accept white people can be terrorists too. The psychedelic horror is colourful, and distorts reality, often with mind bending effects and chilling absurdity, that make cult … Continue reading

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All Cheerleaders Must Die (2013)

In the USA and UK, we have a nasty culture of allowing our sporting idols and athletes a different kind of rulebook to the rest of us mere mortals. They are paid exorbitant amounts of money, showered with adoration from … Continue reading

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Blooded (2011)

Blood sports are a divisive subject, and one that spans class, gender and location, all over the world. Badger baiting, fox hunting, deer stalking, snaring rabbits and other domestic animals, dog, cock, or bull fighting are all considered enjoyable, even … Continue reading

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And Soon The Darkness … (1970/2010)

On April 14th in Nigeria, nearly 300 teenage girls from various schools in Nigeria were abducted by Islamic extremists, from where they had gathered to sit a physics exam. Loaded onto busses like cattle, they were driven away to where … Continue reading

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Fortress (1986)

Teachers are a special kind of people. They spend all day babysitting other people’s children, while trying to teach them life skills, when they are getting paid peanuts for a middle finger in the form of thanks. There’s a lot … Continue reading

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