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Award-winning folktronica duo Solarference perform their electrifying live soundtrack to John S Robertson’s 1920 silent film of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde on tour this spring.The all-original soundtrack weaves layers of folk song and soundscape as it brings to life the shadowy magic on screen as Robert Louis Stevenson’s story revels in the contradictions of human nature.Described as “one of the most original acts playing English folk music” by fRoots magazine, Solarference – Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen –
Ferdy Fox here, connoisseur of the frighteningly fantastic and the morbidly macabre. Summer in the big city – and there has to be a jolly good reason for me to leave my bar stool in my favourite Soho watering hole.
But I feel a stirring, a call of nature addressing my primal instincts deep in my loins. It’s telling me I should be somewhere. Then it came to me. It’s the August bank holiday week-end, the time of year when FrightFest rolls into town.
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I have a strong feeling that even for some of the most adventurous movie goers out there, this film will be especially confounding.
Once the end credits scroll completed at the conclusion of "Under The Skin," the latest film from Director Jonathan Glazer, I truly began to wonder exactly what in the hell I was going to be able to write to you. Indeed, I was tremendously affected by the film which is uncomfortable, unsettling, disturbing, and downright creepy as well as visually arresting and completely unlike anything I have seen since the inception of Savage Cinema. It is not a film that I can honestly say that I liked or even disliked, for that matter. But it is unquestionably an effective film that will certainly challenge your perceptions of what exactly a motion picture experience can actually be.
© Words Matteo Sedazzari
Frankenstein The True Story made in 1973, directed by Jack Smight, a veteran of TV movies and shows (The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Arrest and Trial, The Sound of Miles Davis) and cinema (The Illustrated Man, Kaleidoscope ,The Third Day). Much of Smight’s work is focused on the psychology of the central actors, and how circumstances affected their actions and decisions. This is certainly the case with Frankenstein The True Story, made for TV, yet with such picturesque settings, dramatic sound track and strong performances, Frankenstein The True Story could easily have been released for the cinema.
Hello Chaps, Ferdy Fox here, connoisseur of the frighteningly fantastic and the morbidly macabre.
I seem to recall promising a New Year’s Honours list where I pay tribute to my top five films of the last five years from the International Horror scene. So here it is - fashionably late.
From the icy fjords of Norway, the dusty back streets of downtown Havana, remote South American forests and a post apocalyptic Germany – I am taking you on a journey of Jules Verne proportions,
Christmas - a time for getting together with family and work colleagues – in other words, people you wouldn’t normally associate with. But take care, those rounds of Christmas parties are like dousing your knackers with Jack Daniels and setting fire to them – that warm fuzzy feeling soon gives way to excruciating pain.
Ferdy Fox here, connoisseur of the frighteningly fantastic and the morbidly macabre. Welcome to my World of Horror where I review the latest UK DVD and Video-On-Demand releases.
Every month the British public face an unrelenting deluge of new films from a variety of different viewing orifices. Included are hundreds of Horror and Fantastic Films – and to watch them all would be akin to masturbating on amphetamines - time-consuming, repetitive and likely to give you eye strain!
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Just when I was tiring of Tarantino he puts a bullet through my heart, a hammer through my skull, and then blows me away with dynamite for good measure. Django Unchained is a film we’ve never seen the likes of before. It has everything: thrills, spills, highs, lows, horror, romance, spectacle, melodrama, and tenderness. (And of course - this being Tarantino - plenty of outrageous violence.) It also provides some big (unexpected) belly laughs I’d not experienced in the director’s ouevre since Marvin got his head blown off in the car.
Brian Clemens is quite possibly Britain's greatest screenwriter. The man behind TV classic like The Avengers, Thriller and The Professionals and movies like Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter, The Tell Tale Heart and a firm ZANI favourite And Soon THE Darkness.
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