Blu-ray Review: White Zombie (1932)

Made literally off the back of Universal’s Frankenstein and Dracula, utilising free-standing sets on the studio’s backlot, brothers Victor and Harold Halperin, created the first feature-length zombie film, White Zombie, in just 11 days. Now the long-admired independent horror classic has a home on Blu-ray thanks to America’s oldest independent…

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Blu-ray Review: Kiss of the Tarantula (1976)

What would horror movies be without spiders? Whether they’re dangling somewhere in the background or terrorising the hero, those eight-legged freaks never fail in setting the mood. VCI Entertainment stir up our arachnophobia with the drive-in classic Kiss of the Tarantula, released on Blu-ray and DVD earlier this year, in…

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Blu-ray Review: The Night Visitor (1971)

VCI Entertainment pride themselves on being a boutique label filled with hidden gems, such as their very polished 2016 release of Lalo Benedek’s (The Wild One) The Night Visitor, on Blu-ray for the first time. Obscure to say the least, this unique Swedish psychological thriller stars Max von Sydow as…

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Blu-ray Review: Ruby (1977)

Vengeful spirits have come in many forms on the big screen, but a prohibition era gangster would definitely be among the rare. Curtis Harrington (Night Tide) gives audiences one such scenario in Ruby, where a criminal spectre comes calling on his old girlfriend Ruby Clair and his former associates who…

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Blu-ray Review: Dark Night of the Scarecrow (TV 1981)

From a festive-themed community dance to a climactic scene within a lush pumpkin patch, Dark Night of the Scarecrow certainly has an appetising Halloween flavour. Despite not knowing of the appealing trait, I couldn’t help but wish I was watching the popular TV movie on October 31st. Produced by CBS…

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Blu-ray Review: What the Peeper Saw (1972)

Completely restored, uncut and presented in glorious widescreen, What the Peeper Saw is an intriguing horrific thriller about a young woman named Elise who suspects her seemingly innocent step-son of murdering his real mother, and now fears she may be next. Having recently seen the trailer presented on Umbrella Entertainment’s…

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Blu-ray Review: Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1972)

Not all that long ago, exploring a director’s early filmography would often be a short venture with a number of titles having not make the convenient leap to home video. In recent years the rise of many independent distributors have provided a great service to audiences by unearthing many cinematic…

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