Latest Horror Movie Reviews - Page 9

Frontier(s) (La frontera del miedo) (2007)

What are your boundaries?
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The Zombie Mike

Frontier(s) (La frontera del miedo) - What are your boundaries?

A group of young bank robbers flee the police and the riot filled streets of the Paris slums to hide out in an isolated hostel before making their escape to Holland. Let's just say they aren't in for a pleasant stay.Over the past few years, France has become the new home of extreme horror; this offering from Xavier Gens only helps to cement this. T... Click to read more "Frontier(s) (La frontera del miedo)"

Apartment 1303 (1303 gôshitsu) (2007)

Some rentals are too good to be true.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Apartment 1303 (1303 goshitsu) - Some rentals are too good to be true

When the made-up term "hair horror" is thrown at movie fanatics, brain scientists maybe estimate that 85% will immediately visualise the stereotypical Asian ghost, the wicked 10% visualise the ungroomed bush popular in 70s exploitation while 5% insist that horror is all around us and we should combat this by smoking pot at music festivals (statisti... Click to read more "Apartment 1303 (1303 gôshitsu)"

Switchblade Romance (Haute Tension) (2003)

Hearts will bleed.
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Haute Tension - High Tension - Switchblade Romance - Hearts will bleed

Confession time. This film is, and has been for a while, a favourite of mine. With that in mind, I've tried to write this as if I was seeing it for the first time when it comes to the plot i.e. no spoilers or repeat viewing perception. Let's see how this works out...Haute Tension (or High Tension, or, ridiculously, Switchblade Romance - yuk) was in... Click to read more "Switchblade Romance (Haute Tension)"

Snuff (1976)

A film that could only be made in South America, where life is CHEAP!
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Snuff - The picture they said could NEVER be shown

A common tactic in the horror movie industry in the seventies and eighties was to take a crappy movie and hype it with deceptive marketing slogans, covers and staged outrage. Numerous films were branded Video Nasties in the mid-eighties and removed from the shelves simply due to graphic cover art or the reputation they had gained through media hyst... Click to read more "Snuff"

Ab-Normal Beauty (Sei mong se jun) (2004)

Drop dead beautiful.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Ab-Normal Beauty - Drop Dead Beautiful

The more prolific half of the Pang Brothers released Ab-Normal Beauty (Sei mong se jun) in 2004. Oxide Pang Chun seems to be unsure whether he wants to make a morbid documentation of an obsessive photographer's fascination with death or a slasheresque snuff movie... so he does both. Rather than clumsily merge of the two concepts the movie turns int... Click to read more "Ab-Normal Beauty (Sei mong se jun)"