October 5, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'FŌR: Blakaz Askǭ Hertô'

FŌR - Blakaz Askǭ Hertô (2013)

Iron Bonehead Productions

Review by Jude Felton

Image and genre are two areas that all bands fall into, whether they like it or not. Even those so-called mysterious bands that never fully reveal themselves in photographs have an image. As soon as the camera clicks, or an interview is given, an image will be formed and opinions made. There’s nothing wrong with that, at all, as the only way to be completely devoid of any sort of image or pigeon-holing is to not actually release or do anything, which defeats the purpose of everything.

Filthy Review - 'Fright Night 2: New Blood'

Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

When it comes to sequels of remakes, there has not been a particularly good track record. For every The Fly 2, you’ll get a Halloween 2 or I Spit on Your Grave 2. The latter two mentioned being horrendous examples of how not to do it. Granted, there will be those, incredibly vocal, who would argue that remakes themselves are pointless. I don’t fall into that camp, but when it comes to sequels, it’s not looking good.

Filthy Review - 'Curse of Chucky'

Curse of Chucky (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Oh Chucky, where have you been? You made a wonderful return in 1998, when you met your Bride, and lost the child’s play. I didn’t have time for your seed though; it seemed a bit too messy for my liking, so I had to wait until now to see what your Curse delivered.

October 4, 2013

Filthy Giveaway - 'Zombie Hunter' Blu-ray and DVD - Closed

Everyone loves a bit of Danny Trejo. Yes you do, and you know it! So, you'll be glad to know that his latest movie, Zombie Hunter, is set for release from Well Go USA next Tuesday (Oct 8th). And, as luck would have it, I have a few copies to give away. Read on, my filthy friends, and find out how you can be in with a chance of snagging a copy!

October 3, 2013

Filthy Contest - 'American Horror Story: Asylum' Blu-ray - Closed

October 8th will see the release, from 20th Century Fox, of the second season of American Horror Story on Blu-ray and DVD. This preceeds the third season, entitled Coven, which airs on FX next week. I love this show, and have been bloody impressed with it so far, so I am incredibly happy to offer up one copy of the Asylum Blu-ray to one lucky winner!

September 30, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'In the Guise of Men: Ink'

In the Guise of Men – Ink (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Without a doubt I have listened to, and reviewed, more music from France than just about anywhere of late. Just as within the world of horror movies, there seems to be a real resurgence in top-notch quality tunes. We might expect the French to dole out quality grindcore, and they do frequently, but also hitting the streets are some outstanding death metal bands, and now this band; In the Guise of Men.

Filthy Review - 'Hidden in the Woods'

Hidden in the Woods (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Every once in a while a movie comes along that courts controversy. Sometimes this is intentional, and sometimes it just can’t be avoided. Either way, it usually results in an increased amount of press, regardless of the quality of the film itself. Hidden in the Woods, or “En las afueras de la ciudad” as it is known in its native Chile, is one movie that has acquired a certain amount of controversy, due in main to patrons leaving the theater during its festival run. After having watched the movie, I can sort of see why, looking at it with mainstream eyes, but as a fan of cult cinema I think it is slightly unfounded.

September 29, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Broken Hope: Omen of Disease'

Broken Hope – Omen of Disease (2013)

Century Media

Review by Jude Felton

It’s been over a decade since Broken Hope’s founding member, Jeremy Wagner put the band into “metal hibernation”. That was just three years after the release of their fifth album, Grotesque Blessings. Since then, the Chicago band’s original vocalist, Joe Ptacek, tragically passed away in 2010. Now though, in 2013, the band are back, reinvigorated and ready to lay waste to all those around them. Omen of Disease is here, and it’s a damned brute.

Filthy Review - 'The Fly'

The Fly (1958)

Review by Jude Felton

In the ever infernal debacle that rages online about remakes, there is one that stands proudly as superior to the original, and that is David Cronenberg’s 1986 version of The Fly. Now, you may be shouting out about John Carpenter’s The Thing, but I see that as much an adaptation as a remake of Howard Hawkes 1951 movie The Thing from Another World, so in my opinion it’s The Fly, even though the 1958 movie The Fly was based on a short story. Either way, it’s a point that could be argued endlessly, and no doubt will be.