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The Schlock Pit

From the Pens of Matty Budrewicz & Dave Wain

The Matmor Chronicles: A Look Back at Night Terrors (1993) & The Mangler (1995)

Matty looks back at a much-maligned Tobe Hooper twosome with writer and star Daniel Matmor. There's a moment in Tobe Hooper's NIGHT TERRORS (1993) when, sitting down for dinner upon her arrival in modern-day Alexandria, the father of ingénue Genie... Continue Reading →

DTV Junkyard 103

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… One thing that’s predictably absent from the DVD cover of WITHIN is ‘From the director of Lesbian Vampire Killers’, presumably because it’s taken the... Continue Reading →

DTV Junkyard 102

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… Luca Boni and Marco Ristori have been knee-deep in the murky world of low-rent zombie schlock for the best part of their career, pumping... Continue Reading →

DTV Junkyard 101

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… The inner workings of the film distribution business is an entity that I accept I’ll never understand, with one being how works of genuine... Continue Reading →

DTV Junkyard 100

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… Give us a horror movie with a greasepaint-laden felon, and we’re a contented crowd. CLOWN KILL, the latest low-budgeter with a red-nosed wretch may... Continue Reading →

DTV Junkyard 99

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… So, the last gay lead character in a horror movie was? I’ll wait. I may be waiting a while, because it’s an outrageous oversight... Continue Reading →

Bit Parts & Social Comment: A Look Back at Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)

Matty revisits William Lustig and Joel Soisson's much-maligned Maniac Cop 3, an unheralded gem of a sequel that's part B-movie thrills and part social commentary. To me, nothing says 'creep' like a well-placed tongue waggle. I'm not entirely sure why, but from Freddy... Continue Reading →

DTV Junkyard 98

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… I fear for them, I really do. I’m talking about the impulse buyer. The person who casually mooches down the DVD aisle in their... Continue Reading →

DTV Junkyard 97: Beaster Special

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… I’m not going to lie, I did take umbrage with a quote on the sleeve of THE BEASTER BUNNY boasting that it was “The... Continue Reading →

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