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JonesyTheCat

After floating adrift in deep space for many years aboard the Sulaco, Jonesy eventually crashed to earth. The cryogenic suspension was de-activated and what emerged from the wreckage was a highly evolved, alien hybrid feline... More

Infection Zombies

The Devil’s Tomb (2009) Review

Ponder for a moment the curious case of Cuba Gooding Jr. In 1991 he gives a standout performance in John Singleton’s powerful drama Boyz in the Hood. This raises his profile significantly, helping him to secure decent parts in large box office successes such as the Tom Cruise star vehicle A Few Good Men.Read More

Possession

Possession (1981) Review

Andrzej Zulawski’s 1981 feature, Possession became another victim of the Video Recordings act orchestrated by Mary Whitehouse and was banned in the United Kingdom for over a decade. Censorship rules aside, this injustice is particularly upsetting as it is a film that far transcends the caste of the ‘video nasty’.Read More

Psycho Slasher

Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas is notorious. It unwittingly became the blueprint for the slasher subgenre, pioneering the use of its two main devices; that of protracted POV (point of view) shots (á la Lady in the Lake) and menacing phone calls from an unidentified psycho killer ‘qu’est-ce que c’est?’ It inspired John Carpenter to make Halloween, thus […]Read More