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 UK’s direct-to-video industry. Here’s a handy index to discover each of the 327 schlocky delights […]

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Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas there, synonymous with the Carmarthernshire town of Laugharne, which is the […]

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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 already with the UK release of the third sequel. Surely this is the fastest franchise […]

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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 aura of a complex genius, those megaphone-wielding artists at the coal face are revered with […]

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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 Night (1945), the last few years have seen a real glut of miniature mayhem surfing […]

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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 a real Post-Millennium lull of new festive frights to mix in with the classics, but […]

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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 cherry-popping introduction might overshadow the fact that Derby-native Anthony M. Winson has managed to create […]

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Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… After last weeks’ Andrew Jones / Steve Lawson love-in, I thought I’d turn my attention towards Steven M. Smith, another British indie filmmaker who has a similarly prolific output. I must be honest though, I’ve not yet enjoyed anything […]

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Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… We Brits have always been a little contemptuous of low budget filmmaking, spending our time littering the review sections of Amazon with one-star diatribes peppered with the usual embarrassing clichés like “I could have done it better myself.”  Perhaps […]

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