Category: Cult Corner

The Mutilator

1985 – USA Director: Buddy Cooper Starring: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock Words: O. Innocent Originally titled Fall Break, the title by which Buddy Cooper’s low-budget slasher effort has come to be known is much more fitting; lurid, attention-grabbing and totally unoriginal, The… Continue Reading “The Mutilator”

Bone Tomahawk

2015/ USA, UK Director: S. Craig Zahler Starring: Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Evan Jonigkeit Words: N. Scatcherd Bone Tomahawk is a strange film; a ‘cannibal horror Western’ (and as genre mash-ups go, that combination certainly grabs… Continue Reading “Bone Tomahawk”

The Final Girls

2015 Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Adam DeVine Words: O. Innocent Slasher films, by their very nature, have always been ripe for lampooning. Be it the bad acting and awful dialogue, the cheap low budget feel, or the excessive,… Continue Reading “The Final Girls”

Madman

1982/ USA Director: Joe Giannone Starring: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass Words: O. Innocent From its earliest incarnations the slasher film has always borrowed liberally from urban legends, those macabre tall tales of indeterminate origin that supposedly happened to a friend of a friend’s mother’s cousin… Continue Reading “Madman”

The Brood (1979)

1979/ Canada Director: David Cronenberg Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle Words: O. Innocent Before mutating himself into a director of dark dramas and thrillers, David Cronenberg was quite possibly the ultimate horror auteur. Birthing a subgenre all his own and imbuing every project with his… Continue Reading “The Brood (1979)”

Enter The Dragon

1973 – Hong Kong, USA Directors: Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Shih Kien Words: Joe H. An iconic pop culture figure of the 20th century, Bruce Lee’s achievements culturally and cinematically elevated martial arts and the film genre… Continue Reading “Enter The Dragon”

Day of the Dead (1985)

1985 Director: George A. Romero Starring: Lori Cardille, Joseph Pilato, Terry Alexander, Sherman Howard Words – Oliver Innocent Quite possibly the most revered independent horror film of all time, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) laid down the blueprint for a new wave… Continue Reading “Day of the Dead (1985)”

Piranha

1978/ USA Director: Joe Dante Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy Words: O. Innocent The runaway success of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) changed a lot of things; the way movies are marketed, the summer blockbuster formula, public perceptions on sharks and swimming in the sea. It… Continue Reading “Piranha”