Prisoners of the Ghostland

Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021)

Prisoners of the Ghostland first published by VODzilla.co Prisoners of the Ghostland, the first English-language film from prolific genre anarchist Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish, Tag), begins with balls. More precisely, with a slow zoom into a coin-operated machine full of brightly coloured gum balls, and a smiling Japanese boy in front of it,…

Last

To Your Last Death (2019)

At the beginning of To Your Last Death, Miriam DeKalb (voiced by Dani Lennon) bursts out of a building clutching an axe and covered in blood, as two mysterious figures look on (one instructing the other to “lock the bets”). Exclaiming “He killed them! He killed my family! He killed them all!”, Miriam is arrested…

Boar

Boar (2017)

Boar first published by SciFiNow Ever since the Greek myth of the Calydonian boar, monstrous feral pigs have been a source of terror, rooting their way through the undergrowth of films like Hayao Miyazaki’s eco-epic anime Princess Mononoke (1997), James Isaacs’ Orwellian Iraq allegory Pig Hunt (2008) and Shin Jung-won’s playful pastiche Chaw (2009). The…

The Devil's Rejects

The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

The Devil’s Rejects first published by Movie Gazette From the renegade cowboy to the teen rebel, from the bankrobber to the gangsta, the outlaw has been a fixture of American cinema since its very beginnings – but the decade when such onscreen anti-heroes really came into their own was without question the 1970s, when they gave…

Farm

Charlie’s Farm (2014)

Charlie’s Farm first published by TheHorrorShow Legend has it that, far beyond the town of Mitchell, some 600km inland from Queensland’s coastline, an abandoned homestead – once the scene of unspeakable depravities – is now haunted. Which makes Charlie’s Farm, as the place is known, a magnet for horror-happy backpackers willing to go way off the…