New Kids

The New Kids (aka Striking Back) (1985)

The New Kids first published by Little White Lies, as entry 106 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column “You’re gonna make it, kids. You’ve gotta be strong.” This is Colonel ‘Mac’ MacWilliams (Tom Atkins) in the opening sequence of The New Kids, giving his teenaged children Loren (Shannon Presby) and Abby (Lori Loughlin) a pep talk…

Hell

Hell Fest (2018)

Hell Fest first published by Sight & Sound, Jan/Feb 2019 Review: 2018 has seen the release of Owen Egerton’s Blood Fest, Ante Novakovic’s Fright Fest and now Hell Fest – all similarly titled, and all exploiting the recent growth in horror-themed amusement events. These films may largely unfold in scare mazes and ghost trains, but their real fixture is the hall of mirrors, given…