Matty examines the good and the bad in Gary Jones’ conflicted SyFy spookshow. … Read More Ghouls (2008): Well, Which Is It?
Matty goes wild for John Murlowski’s ace, Gruner-starring sci-fi shoot-’em-up. … Read More Automatic (1995): Anything But
Matty finds a few things of interest in David Schmoeller’s dud sci-shocker. … Read More The Arrival (1991): Unidentified Flawed Object
A Witchboard sequel, a Roddy Piper movie and a slice of Rutger Hauer greatness. Any director with that titanic trilogy on his resume should really be better known, but the name Peter Svatek remains elusive to most genre fans. Dave caught up with the filmmaker to find out about his career, and discuss the challenges… Read More From Rowdy to Rutger: Director Peter Svatek Looks Back on his Career
It’s the nineties. The first wave of a futureproof new format is being developed with the Digital Versatile Disc, and VHS is enjoying consecutive record years for sales. Times are good. The video rental industry is thriving and more films are in production than ever before. However, fast-forward almost a quarter of a century, and… Read More It’s All Relative: C. Courtney Joyner Recalls Distant Cousins (1993)
The name Mark Lester seems to be forever suffixed with the bracketed addition of Class of 1984 (1982), Firestarter (1984) and Commando (1985), which are all rightly considered momentous motion pictures. But, this being Zombie Hamster, our main focus of Lester-led adoration lies firmly in the nineties, where film for film, he hit a ten year streak that… Read More Second Thoughts on Double Take (1998): Reflections on a Mark L. Lester thriller
Welsh director Neil Jones follows up ‘The Reverend’ with this horror movie filmed in Spain. The story concerns four young ladies who are on their way to a bachelorette party at a remote country house owned by Anthony (Craig Fairbrass). We have Mary (Natalia Celino), who on the journey there is being teased about her… Read More Deranged (2012)