September 28, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Ashencult/Mephorash: Opus Sermens'

Ashencult/Mephorash – Opus Sermens Split 10” (2013)

Unholy Anarchy Records

Review by Jude Felton

As is with the case of books, you should not judge an album, EP or single by its cover. However, one look at the artwork for this 10” release, and you can’t but help admire its absolute beauty. So, having already heard both tunes contained within, I decided to snap up a copy quick sharpish, especially because it comes with a poster of the artwork, which is by the terrific Poalo Girardi. That being said, artwork is one thing, but it’s the music that really counts, so what do we get with this single?

Filthy Review - '100 Bloody Acres'

100 Bloody Acres (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Within the confines of the expansive world of the horror movie, I would put forward that the hardest to perfect would be the horror/comedy hybrid. It’s this sub-genre where the script makes or breaks the film, and more importantly either keeps it razor sharp or allows it to descend into utter stupidity. Now, there’s nothing wrong with stupid comedy, but when you blend comedy with horror you really do tread a fine line. In the case of 100 Bloody Acres, the filmmakers have nailed it to almost perfection, and it’s all down to the cracking script.

September 27, 2013

Filthy Review - 'I Spit on Your Grave 2'

I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Director Steven R. Monroe’s 2010 version of I Spit on Your Grave was, in my humble opinion, one of the better remakes of recent years. As much as you can with a rape/revenge flick, I found that I really enjoyed it. Sure, I was slightly miffed that the heroine, Jennifer, disappeared for a large amount of time during the middle section of the film, but her revenge was brutal and well-orchestrated. It may not have been as sleazy as Meir Zarchi’s 1978 original, but then not many films are. So, when it was announced that Monroe would be helming a sequel, I was actually quite eager to see it.

September 26, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Dug Pinnick: Naked'

Dug Pinnick - Naked (2013)

Rock Army Records

Review by Wayne Simmons

Dug Pinnick must be the busiest man in rock n’ roll. Frontman with King’s X, he uses his downtime to peddle grooves with just about every other talented mofo out there.  There are a lot of heavy-hitters on his resume: George Lynch, Jeff Ament, Billy Sheehan to name but a few. And yet, hot on the heels of the Pinnick Gales Pridgen colab, Dug’s back with Naked, a solo album with a lot to say for itself.

September 23, 2013

Filthy Review - 'Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition'

Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition (1978)

Review by Jude Felton

Yes, yes, I know what you are all thinking; do we really need another edition of John Carpenter’s classic boogeyman flick? I am sure most of you own at least one edition of this wonderful movie and, more than likely another Anchor Bay version, feel like we have bled this cash cow dry over the years. Well, the simple answer is, yes you do need this edition.