Blu-ray Review: Darkman (1990)

Over a decade before director Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead) tried his hand at bringing Marvel’s Spider-man to the big screen, he introduced audiences to his own superhero in the form of Darkman. Based on film maker’s own short story, and paying homage to the Universal horror films of the…

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Blu-ray Review: The Guardian (1990)

In a bizarre case of the hand that rocks the cradle, director William Friedkin points the lens at nature’s dark side in The Guardian, released on Blu-ray earlier this month from Cinema Cult. Originally marketed as Friedkin’s first return to horror since 1973’s The Exorcist, our story from the annals…

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Blu-ray Review: Deadly Blessing (1981)

Between the raw unrelenting nature of The Hills Have Eyes and the huge commercial success from A Nightmare on Elm Street, director Wes Craven was in a transitional phase with Deadly Blessing, a rural slasher in which a widow grows paranoid over a neighbouring god-fearing community, who see her as…

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Blu-ray Review: The Funhouse (1981)

Being partially unfamiliar with a noted director’s filmography can be adventitious for prospective viewers. Upon the unexpected passing of Tobe Hooper last year, discussion of his twisted horror/slasher The Funhouse, a title I had never heard of, spiked significantly online among fans, and has since found its way Down Under…

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