Horror & Thrills

Humanoids From The Deep (1980) AKA “Monster”

Humanoids From The Deep (1980) Cast: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel and Vic Morrow Director: Barbara Peeters Synopsis:  fishy scientific games produce Mutated Salmon Monsters with girls on their mind!  Delirious Horror Romp with ace monsters and tongue firmly embedded in cheek.  Near Classic.     These are difficult times for the sleepy fishing town of Noyo where work is increasingly scarce an...

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) Cast: R. Lee Ermey, Jordanna Brewster, Marietta Marich, Andrew Bryniarski Director: Jonathan Liebesman Synopsis: Surely one of the most brutal (not the best),  and splattery films ever created!     With the considerable success of the Chainsaw remake directed by Marcus Nispel in 2003 it was inevitable that the franchise would be further milke...

Trog (1970)

Trog (1970) Starring: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay Director: Freddie Francis Synopsis: Frozen fossil caveman comes to life and causes havoc in modern community Reviewed by: Ali Khan     A group of three students exploring underground caves stumble upon an amazing discovery – a living specimen of the missing link – a part ape part human species that has somehow su...

Saturday Night (2005)

Saturday Night (2005) Cast: Moammar Rana, Megha, Aqsa, Haya, Diya, Abida Baig Director: Rashid Dogar Music Director: Ali Afzal Synopsis: A serial Killer is slicing up the “dirty” girls of Lahore on Saturday Nights!     Having been shocked into speechlessness having recently witnessed a giant masterwork of crap by the name of Black Devil Doll from Hell it was thought that an a...

Woman Eater, The (1959)

Woman Eater, The (1959) Starring: George Colouris, Robert Mackenzie, Marpessa Dawn, Norman Claridge Director: Charles Saunders Synopsis: Mad Scientist Imports Psychotic Amazonian Tree with dire consequences.     As far as Killer Tree movies go, and you would be surprised how much psychotic fauna Hollywood has produced over the years……. Woman Eater is certainly not the worst. George Colou...

Pieces (1983)

Pieces (1983) Cast: Christopher George, Linda Day, Paul Smith, Edmund Purdom Director: Piquer Simon Nutshell: Dire euro trash slasher cum lurid whodunit – gory, predictable and very dull but does have plenty of die hard fans.   “generic euro-slasher epic” Splatter Movies “Repulsive…as degrading as it is absurd and humiliating to women” Creature Features ...

Living Head, The (1963)

Living Head, The / Ojo de la Muerta (1963) Cast: Mauricio Gaces, Anan Luisa Peluffo, Guillermo Cramer, German Robles Director: Chano Urueta Nutshell: Explorers pay a high price for “desecration” of an ancient Aztec tomb     Around the same period director Chano Urueto immortalized himself with the majestic Brainiac he tried his hand at the “ancient tomb desecration” genre ins...

Lady Frankenstein (1971)

Lady Frankenstein (1971) Cast: James Cotten, Rosalba Neri (Sara Bay), Mickey Hergitay Director: Mel Wells Nutshell: The Baron’s busty daughter tries to build herself the perfect sex object!     The dastardly Baron (played this time by James Cotten) is busily scheming away in his delightful mad scientists’ lab full of multi-coloured bubbling substances and strange devices alon...

Goorkund (1995)

Goorkund (1995) Cast: Badar Munir, Shahnaz, Imran, Naimat, Babra Raj Director: Imran Khan & Shahnaz Begum Nutshell: shocking tale of deviancy featuring scenes of necrophilia and rape     Opens with a village simpleton cycling up to the local graveyard and calling out to Goorkund Baba who is the graveyard keeper cursed with a dreadful set of buck teeth and a nasty, menacing scowl. The...

Tingler, The (1959)

The Tingler (1959) Cast: Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts, Pamela Lincoln, Philip Coolidge, and Judith Evelyn Director: William Castle Nutshell:  Camp Classic from the Master William Castle featuring an ‘orrible parasite attached to our spines that springs into action at the scent of fear.  Diabolical, delicious and delightful.       It’s a little challenging to describ...

Murder (2006) AKA Murdar

Murdar (2006) AKA Murdar Cast:  Roofi Anaam, Arbaz Khan, Shamyl Khan Director:  Rashid Dogar Nutshell:  There is a masked serial killer prowling the streets of sleepy Islamabad scything his/her way through the residents of a notorious Guest House.     Bright, blonde and perky Miss Asma has arrived in Islamabad to take up a position at the highly prestigious and competitive FM100 Radio St...

Just Before Dawn (1981)

Just Before Dawn (1981) Cast: George Kennedy, Chris Lemmon, Jamie Rose, Director: Jeff Lieberman Synopsis: Yet another Friday the 13th meets Deliverance scenario – but utterly dull     This was one of many Friday the 13th inspired spin-offs that was churned out hastily in the early 80’s in an attempt to cash in on the slasher craze kick started by Halloween in 1978. The film, direc...

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