Tahkhana (1986) Cast: Hemant Birje, Aarti Gupta, Kamran Rizvi, Imtiaz Khan, Puneet Issar Director: Shyam Ramsay & Tulsi Ramsay Nutshell: typical Ramsay effort with a hairy monster running amok in the Tahkahana   This was churned out during the horror boom of the mid 80's when the Ramsay lot was at its most prolific....
Darkness Falls (2003) Cast: Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield, Lee Cormie, Grant Piro, Sullivan Stapleton Director: Jonathan Liebesman Nutshell: dying hag curses sleepy town and returns later as the murderous Tooth Fairy   Hollywood horror appears to be going through a pretty anaemic time of late with studio’s seemingly having totally run out of even half...
Cabin Fever (2002)  Cast: Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, Joey Kern, Cerina Vincent, James DeBello Director: Eli Roth Nutshell: Good old fashioned shocker laced with plenty of gore and humour   Cabin Fever caused a furious buzz when it screened at the festivals at Sitges (2002) and Toronto and suddenly the horror fraternity was salivating in anticipation of what was being...
Rampage (1988) Cast: Michael Biehn, Alex McArthur, Nicholas Campbell Director: William Friedkin Nutshell: Based on real life "Dracula Killer" Richard Chase's grisly murder spree   A non-descript, boy next door kind roams the streets of suburban Sacramento with an ominous ticking sound of a time bomb as accompaniment. The wild eyed young man arrives...
Targets (1967) Cast: Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly, Peter Bogdanovich, Director: Peter Bogdanovich Nutshell: Superb thriller - All American blue eyed boy "snaps" with murderous results   Targets announced Peter Bogdanovich as a director of prodigious talent way back in 1968 when guys like Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese were finding their feet. This...
Final Conflict, The: The Omen III (1981) Cast: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon, Lisa Harrow Director: Graham Baker Nutshell: Damien rises through the ranks and hopes to topple God in a coup d'etat   More Satanic silliness as a snarling Damien goes about his business preparing to topple the almighty in one, swift coup...
Funhouse, The (1981) Cast: Elizabeth Berridge, Wayne Doba, Syliva Miles, Kevin Conway Director: Tobe Hooper Nutshell: Another small gem of a freak show... highly recommended   Those expecting another Chainsaw Massacre or indeed yet another Halloween clone will be in for a severe disappointment - yet The Funhouse is entirely successful in what it...
May (2002) Cast: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris Director: Lucky McKee Nutshell: Wonderfully twisted modern fable is a bit like Carrie meets Frankenstein!   Donnie Darko and May might have got along like a house on fire had they met – both being somewhat weird, outcaste sorts and both carrying around some seriously...
Chudail No.1 (1999) Cast: Ruhee Sawant,Kaizar Khan,Gautam,Kiran Ali,Raj Kiran, Ishrat Ali,Shehzad Khan,Razzak Khan Director: R. Kumar Nutshell:  Woman is killed, woman comes back in white sari and open hair singing poignant songs and walking aimlessly at night.....you get the picture!?   It has been scientifically proven by now that any film with the word...
Bhayaanak Panjaa (1997) Cast: Anil Dhawan, Gajendra, Tina Ghai, Menaka, Kumar Rajesh, Bharat Kapoor Director: R. Mittal Nutshell: Astounding shocker gives the term z-grade new meaning....stunningly awful   After a quite sensationally cheap animated title sequence there is a shot in bright sunlight of a car being parked next to a big blue truck....