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

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DTV Junkyard 110

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

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DTV Junkyard 105

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… A couple of years ago, Michael and Gerald Crum succeeded in irritating the life out of me with their debut movie. A Haunting at Cypress Creek (2014), formerly Lake Fear elicited this venomous analysis: “Maybe three or four times a year, […]

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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 out a glut of Italian-lensed z-grade ode’s to the undead like Eaters (2011), Apocalypse Z […]

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