Category: Cult Corner

Hellraiser

1987 Director: Clive Barker Starring: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins, Andrew Robinson, Sean Chapman, Nicholas Vince Words – Oliver Innocent Following in Stephen King’s footsteps and quickly rising to prominence in the mid-1980s, Clive Barker went on to become one of the most… Continue Reading “Hellraiser”

The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China

1982 & 1986 Director: John Carpenter Starring: Kurt Russell Words: Oliver Innocent A veritable titan of horror, John Carpenter is perhaps the most revered of the filmmakers to emerge during that golden period of genre-defining horror films in the 1970s. Carpenter’s films are amongst… Continue Reading “The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China”

Cult Corner: Dogtooth

2009 Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Christos Stergioglou, Michelle Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Mary Tsoni, Anna Kalaitzidou Words: Nathan Scatcherd Perhaps best known internationally as the director of cult hit The Lobster from 2015 (starring ‘big names’ such as Colin Farrell and Rachel… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Dogtooth”

Cult Corner: The Trip

1967 – USA Director: Roger Corman Starring: Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Dennis Hopper, Susan Strasberg, Salli Sachse Words: Nathan Scatcherd The Trip is a fascinating little oddity; written by Jack Nicholson (!) and directed by B-movie trash king Roger Corman, it is a quintessentially Sixties… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: The Trip”

Evil Dead II

1987 – USA Director: Sam Raimi Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks Words: Oliver Innocent Sam Raimi’s follow-up to his breakout horror hit The Evil Dead is something of an anomaly in the horror genre; a sequel widely regarded as better than the… Continue Reading “Evil Dead II”

Phase IV

1974 Director: Saul Bass Starring: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick Words: Nathan Scatcherd The sole feature-length directorial credit of Saul Bass – the legendary visual artist who provided the opening credit sequences to Hitchcock classics Vertigo, North by Northwest and Psycho – Phase… Continue Reading “Phase IV”

Cult Corner: Bubba Ho-Tep

2002 – USA Director: Don Coscarelli Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce Words: Oliver Innocent After seemingly concluding the brilliantly bizarre Phantasm franchise with 1998’s surprisingly effective Phantasm IV: Oblivion, director Don Coscarelli’s follow-up project had some rather large shoes to fill. Following… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Bubba Ho-Tep”

Cult Corner: Stone

1974 – Australia Director: Sandy Harbutt Starring: Ken Shorter, Sandy Harbutt, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Vincent Gil, Roger Ward, Helen Morse, Rebecca Gilling, Dewey Hungerford Words: Nathan Scatcherd Few films have the kind of honest, DIY, punk committal to an underground or ‘fringe’ lifestyle as this… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Stone”

Cult Corner: Frankenhooker

1990 – USA Director: Frank Henenlotter Starring: James Lorinz, Joanna Ritchie, Patty Mullen Words: Oliver Innocent By the time Frankenhooker was released in 1990, director Frank Henenlotter was already something of an exploitation legend, having unleashed the iconic (not to mention truly demented) trash… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Frankenhooker”

Cult Corner: Halloween III – Season Of The Witch

1982 – USA Director: Tommy Lee Wallace Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nedkin, Dan O’ Herlihy Words: O. Innocent Halloween 3: Season of the Witch has got to be one of the most audacious sequels in horror movie history; jettisoning (almost) everything that made the first… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Halloween III – Season Of The Witch”