October 24, 2013

Filthy Review - 'Static'

Static (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

A young couple comes under siege whilst at home in their remote house. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? In terms of modern cinema, it could very well be the synopsis for The Strangers or Ils (Them), and in actual fact bares more than a passing resemblance to the latter. Thankfully, there’s more to it than that, although to reveal too much would really spoil the film’s overall effect.

Filthy Review - 'Horror Stories'

Horror Stories (2012)

Review Jude Felton

The horror anthology is running at full steam, right now, with a multitude being available to the discerning viewer. The quality quite often varies, from the outstanding to the downright boring, but there’s no denying that they are incredibly popular. You have some old school contenders getting new releases, such as Creepshow 2 and Body Bags, and the new; V/H/S, and sequel, and The ABC’s of Death, which at the time of writing this has had a quite different style of publicity. That, however, is another story.

Filthy Review - 'American Horror Story: Asylum. The Complete Second Season'

American Horror Story: Asylum (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Over the past few years genre fans have gone from having nothing especially juicy on regular cable television, to having two vastly differing, yet equally engrossing shows. AMC hit it big time with The Walking Dead, which once again help keep the undead firmly in the mainstream conscious, whereas FX took a different approach, with American Horror Story.

October 20, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Sea of Bones: The Earth Wants us Dead'

Sea of Bones – The Earth Wants us Dead (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

The Earth may well want Sea of Bones dead; although upon listening to this gargantuan album it would appear that they want the Earth dead. This being my introduction to the Connecticut three piece, I’ll admit to not knowing what quite to expect. The accompanying press release called them “atmospheric doom metal miscreants” and that by no means does this album justice.

Filthy Review - 'Dead in Tombstone'

Dead in Tombstone (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

It took Danny Trejo longer than most, but he eventually got to the point in his career where he is the star of his films. Whether or not said films are any good is another matter completely; with Machete being probably the highest profile film, and one that wasn’t particularly good. However, the Trejo machine is now in full effect, and this results in us getting films like Dead in Tombstone.