Category Archives: torture

Bone Tomahawk (2015)

You often hear people say ‘It wasn’t like that in my day!’, ‘Things were so much simpler back then’, or my personal favourite ‘You could leave your doors unlocked!’ Well firstly, which ‘then’ are we referring to? The then when … Continue reading

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Tomboys (2009)

In the UK a premier league football player has just been found guilty of sexual activity with a fifteen year old school girl, and is facing the prospect of up to ten years in prison. Adam Johnson, an over privileged and over … 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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Don’t Torture a Duckling aka Non Si Sevizia un Paperino (1972)

I once heard the most ridiculous and offensive sentence ever uttered about child abuse, and it was spoken by a woman. “Women can’t be paedophiles.” Of course they can. Women can manipulate and abuse a position of trust just as … Continue reading

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The Houses October Built (2014)

Fear is big business. There is a billion dollar industry dedicated industry dedicated to just that. Horror films, theme parks, ghost walks, paranormal shows (real or fictional), and haunted house attractions. Now we have haunted houses in the UK, but … Continue reading

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The Victim (2011)

Ferguson Missouri. Not many outside of the United States will have heard of this city, until the recent shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer, now the whole world is aware of what happened to Michael Brown … 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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