Reviews Tagged with Dysfunctional Family

A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (2003)

Every family has its dark secrets.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

A Tale of Two Sisters - Fairytales have never been this Grimm

A Tale of Two Sisters (or Janghwa, Hongryeon which translates as Rose Flower, Red Lotus) is a South Korean chiller which, although typical of a lot of supernatural Korean horror, is a superbly crafted story with an almost fairytale-like undertone and a disturbing and unexpected twist . Directed by Ji-Woon Kim (who's only other notable horror that I... Click to read more "A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon)"

The Boogeyman (1980)

The most terrifying nightmare of childhood is about to return!
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The Boogeyman - The most terrifying nightmare of childhood is about to return!

Another movie on the "Why the hell was this classed as a Video Nasty?" list is Ulli Lommel's The Boogeyman. Admittedly The Boogeyman is a movie from 1980 and was probably quite extreme compared to UK Saturday evening TV but, compared to some of the cannibal movies and exploitation flicks on the DPP video nasty banned list, it is simply a low budget... Click to read more "The Boogeyman"

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

Hell doesn't want them. Hell doesn't need them. Hell doesn't love them. This world rejects them.
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The Devil's Rejects - Go to Hell

The Devil's Rejects is Rob Zombie's follow up to House of 1000 Corpses and was nearly called House of 2000 Corpses. Once again this horror master has created a masterpiece which, although a sequel to Corpses, is a very different movie. The bad guys from the first movie are back, Baby Firefly (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis B. Driftwood (Bill Moseley) and... Click to read more "The Devil's Rejects"

Don't Go Near the Park (1979)

They were cursed to eternal life at the cost of their souls!
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Don't Go Near the Park - They were cursed to eternal life at the cost of their souls!

Despite being an awful film, Don't Go Near the Park is an important movie for horror geeks of a certain age. It made it to the video nasty list which gave numerous horror movies that deserved to vanish into obscurity a cult status. The list has also increased recent demand for a lot of low quality shit which is the only reason this movie is likely ... Click to read more "Don't Go Near the Park"

5150 Elm's Way (5150 Rue des Ormes) (2009)

More than "berk gets locked in room".
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Hellbound Heart

5150 Elm's Way AKA 5150 Rue des Ormes - More than "berk gets locked in room"

In the past ten years or so, horror has really tried to out-do itself in the brutality stakes to the point where we now accept that people often do get tied to chairs and royally fucked up by people brandishing kitchen implements. It's a thing. "Torture porn" is a thing. We might not like the term, but we know what's implied by it. Thing is, as fil... Click to read more "5150 Elm's Way (5150 Rue des Ormes)"

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

Life and death are meaningless... And pain is God.
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House of 1000 Corpses - Life and Death are Meaningless...And Pain Is God

Rob Zombie's first major assault on horror viewers senses is 2003's House of 1000 corpses, and what a violent assault it is. Strangely this movie was dropped by MGM and Universal until finally getting a limited theatrical release by Lionsgate... and we're so glad it did. This movie is a truly twisted and violent look at crazy family of inbred mania... Click to read more "House of 1000 Corpses"

Love Exposure (Ai no mukidashi) (2008)

The beginning of Hell.
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Love Exposure - Shion Sono

As a general rule, when a director can move seamlessly from knob gags to profound emotion, then he or she is doing something right. You can expect all of this and much, much more from Shion Sono in 2008's Love Exposure; despite being quite an undertaking with around a four-hour running time, this is not a film which ever felt boring, nor did it ove... Click to read more "Love Exposure (Ai no mukidashi)"

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