New York Ninja

New York Ninja (1984/2021)

New York Ninja is a time capsule, but then so are all films. Even a newly released title will have been in development typically for years, during which it will have accrued and embedded layers of its own recent history in the making. Look further afield, to films made a decade, or decades, or even…

Hills

The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)

The Hills Have Eyes Part II first published by Little White Lies, as the 87th instalment of my Cinema Psychotronicum column When a person’s life is complete, it becomes all too easy to look back only to its high points, and to ignore everything else as mere bumps along a road to heady success. Wes…

Salem

The Lords Of Salem (2012)

Review  first published in Little White Lies. As The Lords Of Salem opens, we first see protagonist Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie) nodding off in a car; and then the 17th-century Puritan Jonathan Hawthorne (Andrew Prine) scribbling in his diary about the witch Margaret Morgan (Meg Foster) and her ‘blasphemous music’ (“driving me to the point of…