Review Corner heading
Those were the good old days
Opinion Piece

Those Were the Good Old Days

“They don’t make them like that anymore” is something you often hear said. And as far as horror films go I think that’s true. The great days of the atmospheric horror movies ended, in my opinion, in the 1970s.

Read More »
Sting of Death
Film Review

Sting of Death (1965)

But surely a contender for worst ever has to be the mutant jellyfish /man creature (were-jelly?) from The Sting of Death. If you haven’t experienced the doubtful pleasure of this film do yourself a favour and track it down now!

Read More »
Thing From Another World
Film Review

The Thing from Another World (1951)

The Thing From Another World is one of those handful of films I was exposed to at a tender age on late night TV. Along with Karloff’s Frankenstein, Them! and Dracula Has Risen From the Grave, to this day it still excites me to watch it and it takes me back to being an 11 year full of wonder at the images coming from our black and white TV!

Read More »
Doctor Who Web of Fear
DVD review

Doctor Who: the Web of Fear (1968)

Imagine a 7 year old boy addicted to watching Dr Who every Saturday teatime in the 60s. The Daleks, of course, were the really scary ones, the ones you hid behind the sofa to avoid. But for me, as a child, the ones that terrified me most were the yetis, specifically the ones that appeared in 1968’s Web of Fear.

Read More »
Them
Film Review

Them! (1954)

Picture the scene: It’s a Friday morning sometime in the early 70s and I’m sat in school trying my hardest to look interested in a geography lesson. But it’s not ox-bow lakes and waterfalls that are on my young mind. All I can think of is the film that’s advertised on Tyne Tees TV at 10.30pm that night.

Read More »
Giant Claw
Film Review

The Giant Claw (1957)

If you are ever in any doubt how big the creature is in The Giant Claw, don’t worry….every ten minutes or so one of the characters will tell you “It’s as big as a battleship”!

Read More »
Dr Cyclops
Film Review

Dr. Cyclops (1940)

Eric McNaughton puts his glasses on for a look at a neglected gem, Dr Cyclops. “Now you can call me ‘Cyclops’ because I have one good eye”. In 1940 Paramount studios returned to the world of horror films.

Read More »
Enfield Haunting
TV Series Review

The Enfield Haunting

On a sweltering day in August 1977, a telephone call to the police lead into what has been described as ‘the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British History;’ and has divided experts and critics alike for over forty years.

Read More »