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The Junkyard Vault

DTV Junkyard: Bastion of the maligned and champion of the neglected. With a clear remit that stipulates no screeners, no favours, and no kowtowing to film companies, the Junkyard was established in January 2015 to provide spin-free opinion on the... Continue Reading →

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The Bones of It: Skeletons (1997) in Conversation with David DeCoteau

From the vault of Zombie Hamster: Matty's epic 2015 chinwag with cult filmmaker David DeCoteau, who discusses his underrated 1997 thriller Skeletons in this unprecedented, career-encompassing interview.

Let’s Talk About The Mangler (1995)

As he waits for Scream Factory's swanky new Blu-ray release to show up, Matty kicks back and extols the virtues of Tobe Hooper's much-maligned schlocker. 

DTV Junkyard 113

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… It’s less than a thousand days since the first Robert movie entered the home entertainment world (937 to be exact), and here we are... Continue Reading →

Braxton Butcher (2015)

In an alternate reality, BRAXTON BUTCHER would be a festival circuit veteran. It would have played FrightFest to a rapturous reception, while that cliquey core of questionably vaunted genre commentators would sing its praises on social media with the same... Continue Reading →

DTV Junkyard 112

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… While a director like Terrence Malick is lauded for a lack of productivity, with his long periods of creative silence serving to construct the... Continue Reading →

DTV Junkyard 111

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… Annabelle (2014) has a lot to answer for. Although doll-themed horror movies have been a fixture in the genre since Ealing Studios’ Dead of... Continue Reading →

DTV Junkyard 110: Christmas Special

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… ‘Tis the season to dust off those seasonal slashers and killer Krampii to curate a December packed with all your Christmas favourites. There was... Continue Reading →

DTV Junkyard 109

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… There’s nothing quite like a new British DTV filmmaker in town to put a spring in the step of the Junkyard. Actually, such a... Continue Reading →

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