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 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 104

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… My ramblings on Left Films’ releases over the years have been done with a certain degree of despair, with precious few glimpses of low budget nectar rising up from a sea of weary mediocrity. Recently though, the UK-based distro […]

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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 British-born helmer, Phil Claydon, the best part of eight years to shake free from the […]

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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 hover precariously over the second-hand dustbin of doom at times, but it just about manages […]

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DTV Junkyard 95

Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… Two films into the career of the Piccolo brothers, Maurizio and Roberto, and I must admit I wasn’t really overly enamoured by what I’d seen so far. I found both The Hounds (2011) and Evil Souls (2015) to be […]

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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 frequency that they hail the cool kids like Adam Green and Ti West. However, it’s […]

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