March 23, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Tear out the Heart: Violence'

Tear out the Heart – Violence (2013)

Victory Records

Review by Jude Felton

As with any genre, or sub-genre, there will always be the good and the bad, and it’s not always the good that get the credit they deserve. With that in mind it would be a criminal shame if St. Louis, Missouri band, Tear out the Heart doesn’t make the waves I believe that they will, with Violence being one of the most energetic, not to mention bone-crushingly heavy, metalcore albums I have heard in quite some time.

March 22, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Odradek Room: Bardo. Relative Reality'

Odradek Room – Bardo. Relative Reality (2013)

Hypnotic Dirge Records

Review by Jude Felton

I’ll tell you right now, my Ukranian is not so good, in fact it’s non-existent. I only tell you this as Odradek Room is a band that hails from the Ukraine, and as such I really do not know what they are singing about. Not that this matters in the slightest, as this band, who are named after a Franz Kafka short story, have delivered a belting debut album.

88 Films to carve up 'Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever' on DVD

May 13th will see 88 Films release the 2-disc set of Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever, in the UK. Now that's what I am talking about baby! The documentary will also be playing Glasgow Film Theater on March 24th and Stockport Plaza (as part of Grimmfest) on March 26th. However you plan on watching it, I am sure it will be a good time!

Arrowdrome to serve up 'Dead End Drive-In' on DVD

Buckle up your seatbelts, because on April 8th Arrowdrome will be releasing director Brian Trenchard-Smith's ozploitation classic Dead End Drive-In on DVD. It is rated 15, and I do believe I may well get myself a copy. More info below.

March 21, 2013

Filthy Review - 'Would You Rather'

Would You Rather (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Sometimes a film comes along and, while it might not be wholly original, just makes me smile throughout its running time. In the case of Would You Rather it is a deliciously sinister smile, as it forces your compliance with the events that unfold on screen. This is one insanely humorous and very dark movie; one which I plan on watching many times.

March 19, 2013

Filthy Giveaway - 'Dark Feed' DVD

Dark Feed, from the writing/directing team of Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen, hit the stores today, and thanks to Lionsgate I have one copy of the DVD to giveaway to one reader.

Filthy Giveaway - 'Tormented 3D' Blu-ray -Closed

April 2nd will see Takashi Shimizu's Tormented 3D hit Blu-ray, and thanks for the fine and upstanding folk at Well Go USA I have a copy to giveaway. The release comes with both the 2D and 3D versions of the film, although you will need the correct equipment in order to play the multi-dimensional version. Tormented was originally released in Japan with the title Rabbit Horror 3D. 

Filthy Music Review - 'A Transylvanian Funeral: Gorgos Goetia'

A Transylvanian Funeral – Gorgos Goetia (2013)

Forbidden Records

Review by Jude Felton

As winter draws kicking and screaming to an end, with several inches of snow and ice in the middle of March, it seems just fitting to be listening to this raw and ugly album from A Transylvanian Funeral. Gorgos Goetia is the third album from this US based band, although the first to savage my ears, and it’s a challenging yet rewarding listen.

March 18, 2013

Filthy Review - 'Hitchcock'

Hitchcock (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

There are some films which, no matter how historically correct they may or may not be, I just end up enjoying. Hitchcock is one such film, and from its opening shot until its closing, I loved just about every second of it. It’s certainly a flawed film, but it is one with such charm and character that it was hard not to like.

Filthy Review - 'The Fury'

The Fury (1978)

Review by Jude Felton

Hidden among director Brian DePalma’s better known movies, such as Carrie, Scarface and The Untouchables, lies an oft overlooked gem of a film. The Fury, which Twilight Time have dusted off and given life on limited edition Blu-ray, takes elements of movies such as Scanners and Firestarter, among others, and delivers a great little yarn about psychic powers, shady government agencies and Kirk ‘don’t I look great in these shorts’ Douglas.

Filthy Review - 'Storage 24'

Storage 24 (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Back in 2010, director Johannes Roberts made the feisty little school invasion flick F, which is apparently now known as The Expelled. It was a vicious young sprite of a movie, and for some reason has still yet to see a release Stateside. This was followed by Roadkill, which I believe debuted on SyFy, and now he has unleashed Storage 24 upon the world. Personally, I was hoping to see a step up from the very decent F, or The Expelled.