Friday, 21 December 2012

V/H/S video rental store screening! Viva la VHS

On Wednesday 16th January at 6.30pm for one night only, ‘Cellar Rentals’ will exist at the Blackhall Studios in London for an exclusive screening of the film at 7pm complete with popcorn. Should you survive this portion you'll then be able to join us in our loving tribute to the days of VHS as we're building an old-skool rental store for one night only. Look through the covers, enjoy complimentary drinks and other fun items in this rare chance to go back to the heady days of choosing tapes. The best bit of all - you'll get to leave with a rental big box VHS tape of V/H/S! Only 300 exist and they're numbered and this will be the ONLY SURE WAY to get hold of one of these rare collectors items.

Don't miss out - this will never happen again…

V/H/S is released in UK cinemas on 18th January 2013 and on DVD and Blu-ray on 28th January 2013 by Momentum Pictures.

To book tickets visit:

The official V/H/S fanhub website is at:

The My Ex franchise makes a bloody return to the screen!

My Ex 2: Haunted Lover

On DVD 04 Feb 2013

From MVM Entertainment comes the dark and disturbing sequel, My Ex II: Haunted Lover. A delicious mix of gore and the supernatural, horror fans will love this next chapter of the My Ex franchise as it revisits the themes of treachery, vengeance and murder.

From the director of ‘Necromancer.’


A sexy young actress clinches a lead role in a major movie, but her career and life are jeopardised when her reprobate boyfriend causes the suicide of his mistress…
Parting from the clutches of her now ex, the young starlet escapes to an exotic island with her friends and sister for what she thinks will be a break from his incessant harassment.
But something far worse is now pursuing and lurking on her tail. A wrathful spirit is relentlessly determined for vengeance and resolute on destroying her life for good.

The second instalment of the franchise hits all the right notes, combining the paranormal with a story of wrath, betrayal and murder, layered with twisted revelations and awesome blood and gore. This film proves that revenge is not only sweet, but blood-spattered too.



Release date4th February, 2013

Running time86 minutes


Thursday, 20 December 2012

2013-The Year of Sci-Fi?

Yo ho ho!
Tiz nearly the season to be jolly and with 2013 just around the corner as long as the world doesn't end of course, i was listening to the latest Horroretc podcast (as you should) and they mentioned about next year being the year of sci-fi and from the titles it certainly looks like they are right! With movies such as the new Star Trek, Superman:man of steel, Oblivion, After Earth and Pacific Rim it looks like the big screens will indeed be flooded with sci-fi, great stuff! I have stuck all the trailers below for the ones i can find and will most certainly post anymore interesting ones that will be out next year,
Keep your eyes on the skies!
Jonny T.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck & God in a Coin Locker - On DVD

The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck & God in a Coin Locker
(cert 15)
A film by Yoshihiro Nakamura (Fish Story, Golden Slumber)

Out on DVD January 11th, 2013

Starring: Eita (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, Memories of Matsuko)

Gaku Hamada (Fish Story, Space Brothers)

Ryuhei Matsuda (Nightmare Detective, Blue Spring, Gohatto)

Japan / 2007 / 110 Mins / In Japanese with English subtitles / Colour / 35mm


Moving into his new apartment in Sendai, college student Shiina (Gaku Hamada from Fish Story) meets his new neighbor Kawasaki (Eita from Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai and Memories of Matsuko). Tall, confident Kawasaki and short, mild-mannered Shiina seem to be unlikely candidates for friendship, but they click over a mutual interest in Bob Dylan.

Kawasaki is an odd duck, but in an irresistibly cool and charming kind of way, and Shiina can't help but be drawn into his more exciting, if slightly loony world. Kawasaki's head is full of unpredictable ideas, like his absurd warnings about pet shop owner Reiko (Nene Otsuka from I Wish) or his even more absurd plan to steal a dictionary for their Bhutanese neighbor. Next thing Shiina knows, he's standing watch with a toy gun outside the bookstore, on the beginning of their bizarre, existential adventure

Cast & Crew


Gaku Hamada - Shiina

Eita - Kawasaki

Megumi Seki - Kotomi

Kei Tamura - Dorje

Ryuhei Matsuda

Nene Ohtsuka - Reiko

Produced by Amuse Soft Entertainment Inc. / SKY Perfect Well Think Co., Ltd. /

Yomiko Advertising Inc. / dub Corporation /

Higashi Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. / The Kahoku Shimpo

Photography Jin Ohashi

Graphic Design MATCH & Co

Produced by Yasushi Utagawa, Hitoshi Endo

Screenplay by Yoshihiro Nakamura & Kenichi Suzuki

Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka

Directed by Yosihiro Nakamura

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© “2 Ducks” Film Partners. All Rights Reserved.

The Woodsman & the Rain - on DVD & BLU-RAY January 28th

 The Woodsman & The Rain

(cert 12)

A film by Shuichi Okita (Chef of the South Polar, Story of Yonosuke)

Starring: Koji Yakusho (Shall We Dance, 13 Assassins, The Admiral)
Shun Oguri (Crows Zero, Azumi, Space Brothers)
Kengo Kora (Norwegian Wood, Fish Story)
Japan / 2011 / 129 Mins / In Japanese with English subtitles / Colour / 35mm
Out on DVD January 28th, 2013
DVD Special Features:
Interviews with the Cast & Crew, Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailer


Katsu (Internationally acclaimed actor Koji Yakusho from Shall We Dance and 13 Assassins) plays a 60 year-old lumberjack who lives in a small, tranquil village in the mountains. When a film crew suddenly arrives to shoot a zombie movie, Katsu finds himself unwittingly roped into assisting the production and becomes increasingly frustrated with the pushy crew, especially the young, seemingly spineless director Koichi (Shun Oguri, star of Crows 0, Sukiyaki Western Django and Space Brothers).
However, an improbable friendship soon develops between Katsu and Koichi, as Katsu comes to see joy in the filmmaking process, and gradually helps Koichi to recover his sense of self. Soon, their bond inspires an unusual collaboration between the villagers and the film crew.

Cast & Crew


Shun Oguri

Kengo Kora

Asami Usuda

Kanji Furutachi

Tsutomu Yamazaki


A PARADE Production

Edited by Takashi Sato

Production Designer Norifumi Ataka

Sound Recording Hisashi Iwamaru

Lighting by Toshihide Kosaka

Director of Photography Yuta Tsukinaga

Producers Tadaatsu Shundo, Miyuki Sato, Ujikatsu Omori

Produced by Shiro Sasaki, Satoshi Arashi

Executives in Charge of Production Hiroyuki Ikeda, Hironori Hata, Noboru Yutani, Masaharu Sato, Hiroyasu Asami, Hiroaki Kitano

Executive Producers Shinichiro Inoue, Yasushi Shiina
Music by omu-tone

Screenplay by Fumio Moriya

Written and Directed by Shuichi Okita

Available from---

©2011 “Kitsutsuki to Ame” Film Partners

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Room 237- DVD release 11th Febuary 2013

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with great new that the documentary Room 237 is set for release 11th Feb 2013 by Metrodome, Based on all the theories surrounding Kubrick's classic The Shining it has been getting some stunning reviews including a not given lightly " 5 STARS" By Empire magazine, Now as you know i attended Nottingham's MAYHEM horror festival and was lucky enough to get a ticket for a rare screening of the full version of The Shining and have read about Room 237 but have managed to missed all the showings! So i for one am super excited to see this, all details below and watch this space for a review coming very soon,
Jonny T.

A head-spinning testimony to The Shining’s Power” 5* Kevin Harley – Total Film “A celebration of the pleasures of cinema” Dazed and Confused 5* Ian Freer – Empire Many cult movies have their own radical interpretations but none as rich and far-ranging as Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING. In ROOM 237, we hear from people who believed they have decoded the far-reaching theories, hidden symbols and messages buried in the late director's film. Carefully examining THE SHINING forwards and backwards, ROOM 237 is equal parts captivating, provocative and pure pleasure. A must see for movie buffs of all ages. Directed by Rodney Ascher. ROOM 237 had its worldwide premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and played in Directors Fortnight the Cannes Film Festival.

DVD Release date 11th February 2013

Certificate 15TBC / Running Time 102 minutes

To All A Goodnight- The Full Movie.

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with a little Christmas cracker of a full movie for you, To all a Goodnight, now before i say anything i would like to thank the great man Vaughn for featuring this on his Christmas edition podcast of Motion Picture Massacre, i had long forgotten about this hidden gem directed by the one and only David Hess and knew it wasn't on DVD but only VHS and as Vaughn stated on his show it is really expensive, but he mentioned that the whole film is available on You Tube, Amazing! So i have posted the movie below for your Christmas viewing pleasure, Many thanks to Vaughn again for the info and be sure to listen to his latest show the last one before Christmas and join up with his Facebook group, you get stuff like this so you won't regret joining, Happy Holidays!
Jonny T.

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The Hobbit-An unexpected Journey Review by Jonny T!

Hello Folks,
Well it was a cold December morning and me, Emma and Simo had tickets to go see the 10.30AM showing of The Hobbit, we had toyed with the idea of going IMAX 3D MASSIVE but this time of year funds are tight so we opted for the £5 2D showing, Now it was at Cineworld in Nottingham and i have to say the attention to detail of showing the film is terrible, the trailer before hand started only on half the screen and no sound, at least 40 minutes of adverts selling you everything and advising you as always "YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO GO AND GET FOOD!!" Now as i said it was 10.30 in the morning so i declined that offer although people around us did have MASSIVE bags of popcorn in the most noisiest bags and some people even had Nachos covered in melted cheese and chili sauce at that time of the morning, yuk!
So the film starts and i had noticed that the lights down either side of the cinema were still on this had a great effect on each side of the screen as though someone was shining a huge torch which made it blurry on either side, i was looking to see what difference the film being shot in 48 frames per second would make but with the light blur i couldn't tell, luckily someone at the cinema must have noticed so 40 minutes in they were turned off and the full effect was seen, super rich colours, looked amazing also they turned the sound up as it was also very quiet amongst the Nacho/popcorn munching and soft drink slurpers!!
Anyway enough of my ranting, on to The Hobbit...........

The film opens up with the tale of the Dwarf king(forgive me if I don’t mention specific names and there is way too many to remember, even Gandalf struggles!) so we see the dwarf king over the next few years living in his happy kingdom surround by all his people but over the years it appears his infatuation with gold takes over and he collects so much that a huge dragon obviously knows this and wants his gold as apparently dragons also love gold, Along with this whilst mining one day one of the dwarfs comes across the heart of the mountain which is mined out and placed above the dwarf kings throne, The Dragon then arrives to get his gold, this leads to massive destruction of the dwarf kingdom by the dragon in a breath-taking opening with some incredible visuals, all is lost within the kingdom and the heart of the mountain slips from its place and disappears amongst the masses of gold coins, The dwarfs are left to roam aimlessly for eternity until one day the dragon may die and they can reclaim their kingdom, During an epic battle of Dwarfs VS Orc's the  king gets beheaded  by a real tough looking and gruesome battled scarred  white Orc and his head his thrown at his son so the son takes revenge on the Orc by severing his arm off and leaving him for dead on the battlefield, it appears that the dwarfs and orc’s really don’t like each other as is apparent throughout the whole film, but is the white Orc really dead?

We then see Bilbo starting to write his memoires to Frodo to let him know his tale and what really went off, we then go back 60 years where a happy Bilbo is just minding his own business sitting in his garden smoking a pipe when Gandalf walks past and Bilbo wishes him Good Morning which leads to an hilarious conversation and inevitably leads to the fact that like it or not Bilbo will be going on a quest, Gandalf wanders off and poor little Bilbo is left perplexed, He settles down that night to a lovely meal and a glass of wine when there is a knock on the door so it answers it and it is a Dwarf come to his house to start the quest, Martin Freedman was a great choice by Jackson and  plays Bilbo brilliantly with that real “Confused” and very British politeness, but the dwarf that has arrived is by no means the only one that will arrive that night, loads more turn up all awaiting Gandalf and one more last mysterious dwarf who will be…..No spoilers! Bilbo is wanted as a burglar as Hobbits are small and move very swiftly thus avoiding the eyes of many, he declines, so he awakes the next morning and they have all left, but of course he has a rethink then rushes off to catch up with the group.

So we have the setup, Bilbo, Gandalf and the gang of rowdy dwarfs are on a mission to reach their old kingdom as the dragon hasn’t been seen for years and hopefully reclaim the kingdom and restore power to the race of dwarfs, Now it seems that it has opened to quite negative reviews saying that the 1st hour is boring, the 48 frames per second made it blurry etc. but my own personal opinion is that none of this is true, I loved it! It basically is everything you would come to expect from Peter Jackson and a Lord of the rings franchise movie, there are some truly breath-taking scenes and as I said the FX are incredible, OK so there are some bits of the CGI that do look a little ropey but overall the scenery and the colours are outstanding, the great thing as well you may know is that we get to see Gollum back and the scene with him and Bilbo is brilliant, one minute funny the next minute scary as hell, you feel the empathy with Gollum then you hate him, one of the best cinematic characters ever,Also some more stand out scenes are The Goblin king encounter, The 3 Trolls and the stunning rock giants, so although the running time is 170 minutes there is plenty of action set pieces to keep you much more than interested, So on summing up I would say if you are a Lord of the rings fan this is a MUST see at the cinema and if you aren’t so keen you really don’t have to have seen the other films before seeing this and this is more than a great introduction, so much so that after we came out Emma made an exciting “whoopee” noise, she and Simo also loved it and we have even said we will dig deep in our pockets and go back on our word and will venture to experience middle earth on the big IMAX 3D screen,I can probably see why some people say that you have “seen it all before” but as I said with this being the 4th film it is still no less technically stunning than any of the others, in my opinion I would say it is even more detailed and stunning,The film ends much like the 1st 2 of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy with no real conclusion but definately leaving you with the feeling of you need to see the next one right away! Great stuff and a cinematic treat of the highest order, these are the kind of films that modern cinema is made for.

Jonny T.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

247°F On DVD & Blu-Ray 28 Jan 2013

Based on true events – a sexy and slick suspense story guaranteed to make you sweat.

The horrors, thrills and perils of “Frozen” are taken to the opposite extreme and the heat is most definitely on as a trio of trim, toned twenty-somethings are trapped in a sauna and, with the temperature rising and no sign of escape, a wild, hot and steamy weekend of “bare babes and brews” soon turns into a primal fight for survival.

Stars Scout Taylor-Compton (The Runaways; Rob Zombie’s Halloween I and II), Christina Ulloa (Charmed), Travis Van Winkle (Friday The 13th; Transformers), Michael Copon (Elektra Luxx; Night Of The Demons; Dark House; Power Rangers) and Tyler Mane (Rob Zombie’s Halloween I and II; X-Men).


Three years after witnessing the tragic death of her boyfriend in a car accident, Jenna is still struggling to come to terms with her loss. Hoping a carefree weekend away will help, Jenna’s best friend since childhood, good-time party girl Renee, invites her to stay at a remote lakeside cabin along with her jock boyfriend, Michael, and his best buddy, Ian. But the promised weekend of partying, boozing and chilling soon turns into a nightmare when three of the group find themselves inexplicably locked in the cabin’s sauna with no apparent way out.

Glistening breasts and glowing pecs provide the eye-candy and the steamy location provides the thrills as the high concept horror genre is given a hot new twist. Scream queen Scout Taylor-Compton (here reunited with “Halloween” co-star Tyler Mane) becomes a veritable “steam queen” starring alongside gorgeous rising star Christina Ulloa and hunky co-stars Van Winkle and Copon in this sultry, sweltering cinematic suspenser guaranteed to fire up fans of survival situation horrors such as “Frozen”, “Open Water” and “Buried”.

Distributor Anchor Bay


Release date28th January, 2013

Price£15.99 (DVD) £19.99 (Blu-ray)


Codename: Geronimo out now in UK cinemas! Exhilarati​ng clips await you...

“An exciting drone-and-dagger film that generates a ridiculous amount of suspense.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer.

To celebrate the arrival of “Codename: Geronimo” - the gripping dramatic account of the US government’s hunt and audacious military operation to apprehend Osama bin Laden from the producer of The Hurt Locker - which comes out in UK cinemas today and set to hit DVD, Blu-ray and Download on 24th December, we have *3* exhilarating clips for you to whet your  action-thriller appetite with!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Robert R Best's Next Big Thing

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here, i was recently asked if i would help out the lovely chap whom is Robert R Best and of course i will! You may have read some of classic Kung-Fu reviews on the blog and it was great to see him finish his Memorial Trilogy which if you have yet to read i urge you to do so, so take it away Mr Best!

So I was tagged by the illustrious, golden-haired David Dunwoody ( ) asked me to be a part of the Next Big Thing project. Essentially, we writer folk post a blog like so and tag other writers who must do the same and so on until the universe explodes. So thanks again to David for tagging me and thanks to Jonny T for letting me post this here!

And now, the questions:

What is your working title of your book?

Actually, I have three titles since I just finished my zombie trilogy. So, I’ll just call it by the series name – The Memorial Trilogy. The individual books are Lakewood Memorial, Ashton Memorial and World Memorial.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Well, the zombies come from a long time love of the zombie genre ever since MTV air Night Of The Living Dead one Halloween and it freaked me out bad. Add to that my wife asking me to write her a zombie book, and it was inevitable.

What genre does your book fall under?

Zombie action-horror

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

C. Thomas Howell in all roles. Like the Klumps.

I really have no idea, but the closest actress I’ve seen to how Angie looks in my head is Sarah Jones from the sadly cancelled series “Alcatraz.”

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A single mom and her two kids fight to survive the zombie apocalypse.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Lakewood Memorial and Ashton Memorial were published by Library Of The Living Dead press in 2009 and 2010. Since then, the rights have reverted back to me and I have self-released Lakewood and Ashton. World Memorial is entirely self-published.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Longer than most writers, I think. I outline extensively and take tons of notes before I start. I have an almost superstitious preference for first drafts. I’ve killed many a book by going over it too much. So I work hard to get the first draft as close to done as I can.

Writing times for each of the three books:

Lakewood Memorial – 7 years (!) – length due to much starting and stopping

Ashton Memorial – 1 year to write a book nearly twice the size of Lakewood. It was a real wake-up call.

World Memorial – 2 years.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I honestly don’t know. It grew from my desire to take zombies back to their Night Of The Living Dead roots and then cross that with a (hopefully) more accurate portrayal of people in rural areas. There are rednecks in the books, but none of them are missing teeth or carrying a jug with “XXX” on the side. Also, anal rape never crosses their minds. Who’da thunk?

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The main character is a young single mother name Angie Land. And the idea for her came from my day job as a social worker. I kept seeing these young women in their 20’s or very early 30’s who had multiple children, several jobs and somehow managed to keep things together. There was a strength to these young women that awed me. All that funnelled into Angie.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Let’s see. A strong female lead. Traditional slow, dumb zombies. More accurate representation of rural folk. And even a little bit of a lesbian coming-of-age arc, mainly in books two and three.

Also swearing. Lots and lots of swearing. And tons of gore. The books can get very dark, bleak, vulgar and violent, but I like to think there is a squishy warm heart at the center of the Memorial Trilogy.     Check the series out at  
Also check out these authors:

Joann H. Buchanhan

Sherri Bean:

Crystal Connor

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Thursday, 13 December 2012


Hello Folks,
Jonny T here, a little annoyed to be honest, yesterday i was given by my wife Emma an article in the UK national newspaper The Daily Mail that brought to light the fact that very soon the UK may well come into the dark old days of films being banned again and heavily censored to keep us all safe, well mainly children which on the children point is fair enough but to censor movies or even ban them from being shown in theatres by adults knowingly going to the cinema and paying money to see that particular film, surely that had to be a bad thing right? Below is a  couple of pictures of the beginning of the article written by The Mail's film critic Christopher Tookey.

As you can see from the above pictures it's not just the fact that this subject is being brought up yet again but the way it is written in such a hatred fulled way directed and basically blaming horror movies for everything that's wrong in the world a short minded bigoted opinion that really does piss me off. For example just a few quotes from the opening paragraph such as "One of the most repellent exercises in sexual sadism that i have ever witnessed in a cinema" and on The Human Centipede 2 "Which is roughly ten times more extreme, filthy and psycho-pathic than the original".



I am a horror movie fan that is of course why i write this blog, i am now and always will be a fan of the horror genre, i have met some really great people through doing this and the podcast not just in the UK but all over the world, you couldn't wish to meet a more helpful bunch of fun loving people, OK there is a difference of opinion over peoples reviews but it's all done it good honest discussion and i can honestly say that non of those people that i know have ever come across as sick, twisted or to quote Mr Tookey "Psycho-Pathtic".
Now to be fair the article does mainly focus on the fact of sexual violence that according to them corrupts teenage boys so when you reach 19 or if you are a girl you are safe, the article makes no sense whatsoever but blatantly has a massive one sided view with no for's or against, just why they are sick films that corrupts teenage boys.

Above is an image that was censored for the release of one of the Harry Potter movies, as you can clearly see in the picture on the right the blood has been removed from the characters hand as this was seen as a "Too violent image to portray to children", Now my argument is an age old one, I grew up and loved Tom and Jerry, Road Runner, The Three Stooges to name but a few and still do, Each one i mentioned if you really delve into it with a shallow mind was incredibly violent and indeed Tom and Jerry is lovingly payed tribute to in The Simpson's as Itchy and Scratchy, The Simpson's is seen as one of the most watched children's TV shows of all time but apart from a small pocket of people the violence level of that particular part of the show has never been censored or banned and is far more graphic than any of the titles i mentioned, My main point on this part is surely it's down to the parents to monitor what there children can or cannot see, now i appreciate the fact the every probable 6 year old upwards has access to the Internet and Teenagers have mobile phones where they can easily access anything on the web weather it be good, bad, sick or ugly and there are programmes/apps available to stop this kind of viewing, has nobody ever heard of browsing history? Like on my mobile phone for example, I use Twitter and Facebook and you often see a link from many horror related sites so you click on it but it comes up that it an over 18 restricted site due to content and is not allowed so surely if that is able to work on my phone why not with anybody Else's?
Now you may have heard this story before.......When i was growing up i was off school for a period of time with illness and everyday i used to go to the shop with my mum and she would leave me in the Video shop so i could choose a film to watch when i got home,She would then pick me up from the shop and ask what film i had chosen and asked the man who owned the shop what it was like and if she agreed it was OK i was allowed to take it home, mainly it was old Val Lewton movies or the Universal monster films but i was allowed to watch the occasional Zombie flick such as Dawn of The Dead but only with my dad who had already seen them therefore already been vetted to make sure it was not too graphic, i was never allowed for years to watch the likes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I spit on your grave and even The Exorcist, the point is i am not saying that my parents were not shining examples of protection from the world but they knew the line between what was acceptable and not, If you have a parent that lets their kid's openly sit down and watch the likes of A Serbian Film and The Human Centipede then they need to have a rethink, That's my opinion on yes and No's for what you should watch, as an adult you have a choice, i personally would never watch say for example the latest Jennifer Aniston movie featuring cute puppies or any episode of mundane TV soap operas because i find that stuff offensive therefore i stay away, The last time i saw a clip of a soap opera was Eastenders on Christmas day last year whilst i was flicking through the channels and it had just been anounced that one of the main characters had brain cancer, happy christmas from the soaps, watched by millions. 


An example above of how UK censorship used to be and i hope it doesn't return to those days, On the left is my LP Soundtrack to Dario Argento's Classic Tenebrae on the right is my USA version of the film, The obvious difference is the on the UK album cover you can clearly see that where the blood is on the DVD cover it has been replaced by a pretty red ribbon, insane! This also happened with the UK cover for many other releases most memorable being Enter The Dragon where in certain releases Bruce Lee was seen to hold aloft a long piece of wood rather than the classic image of him with Nunchaku's also the entire scene was removed from the movie in fear that people would start making their own, again..insane!!


Above are just 3 examples of classic UK banned Video Nasties, now i won't go on about the DPP list or raids etc you can see this and may well have done in a brilliant documentary by Jake West simply entitled Video Nasties and if you have yet to see it i urge you to track it down, it explains with some now truly jaw dropping insanity the whole video nasty fear that spread throughout the UK and looking at the article in The Mail lets hope that will be the end of that and sensibility will take hold, after all we are all supposed to be civilised sensible adults right? The main problem you have is the true fact of the more you ban something the more people want it, it's human nature, take 2 examples-

1-As soon as all the films that appeared on the DPP list got banned everyone wanted to see them and to be honest most of them are pretty awfully made films that without being on the list would have disappeared years ago and are still even to this day highly collectible on VHS with the likes of Cannibal Holocaust on VHS GO Label still fetching around £80

2-Human Centipede 2 was to be released, announced on the net UK release dates etc then the news filters through that the BBFC were going to ban it, BOOM! Tom Six was suddenly on a ton of radio and TV shows over here, well done BBFC you got him more publicity than any PR company could have ever managed.

Recently we have had 2 movies banned, Grotesque and The Bunny Game, no doubt i could find them if i wanted to with a couple of clicks, That's the other problem, you ban them and it will drive the films even more underground, People will seek them out and with Torrent sites etc this will lead to the event of increased piracy and do more damage to the film industry than letting us adults paying money and making our own minds up.
Well unfortunately it seems that some have a very low opinion of us horror fans and anyone else that opinions differ from there own cotton wool wrapped world so Mr Christoper Tookey maybe you should look at the news or read another newspaper apart from your own and see what really is going on in the real world and i think you will find that it's not horror films that are causing the worlds problems, try greedy bankers that have plunged the world into recession causing mass poverty and crime or religion that is the cause of 99% of the world wars,I say bring on 2013 and a ton more horror, can't wait to see his review of Human Centipede 3, maybe i will contact him and ask if he would like to go see it with me then a pint, what do you reckon?
Jonny T,

Pacifc Rim- Trailer Arrives!!

"When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace."

Hello Folks,
Well it has finally landed, the trailer for Del Toro's awesome looking Pacific Rim, A self confessed lover of all things Kaiju, Del Toro looks to have pulled off from the trailer a huge monster fighting mash up!
Recently opened in my home town of Nottingham is an I-MAX cinema, now it is obviously more expensive but i hope that it will be showing on that screen because i will definitely be first in line!
Jonny T.

“I love to see a robot go medieval on a kaiju and a kaiju go medieval on a robot,” he said with a smile. “The more the city gets destroyed, the more I find it fun. It’s not real. It’s pure spectacle.” Del Toro.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Berberian Sound Studio Picks Up Most Wins at 2012 British Independen​t Film Awards

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with some great news that Berberian Sound Studio has received the most wins at the prestigious British Independent film awards, This is a great win for Peter Strickland and everyone involved in making this film a reality, so big congratulations to Peter and everyone else involved from us all here at Jonnys Cult films!
I have put all of the awards info below,
Well done chaps!
Jonny T.

LONDON - Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio picked up the most wins at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards last night Sunday 9th December.

The film won four Moët British Independent Film Awards in the following categories:

Best Director - Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio) - WINNER

Best Actor - Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio) - WINNER

Best Achievement in Production - Berberian Sound Studio - WINNER

Best Technical Achievement - Joakim Sundström, Stevie Haywood AMPS IPS - Sound Design (Berberian Sound Studio) - WINNER

Commenting on the wins Philip Knatchbull, CEO of Curzon Artificial Eye said, “Artificial Eye are delighted that Berberian Sound Studio has been honoured with four awards at this year's British Independent Film Awards and are proud to continue supporting outstanding British film talent”

Winner of the Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor awards at the 2012 Film 4 Frightfest, Peter Strickland’s disturbing, eerie chiller is a must-see for fans of the work of Dario Argento, Roman Polanski and David Lynch and features a revelatory central performance by Toby Jones and a superb soundtrack by British indie electronic band, Broadcast.

Berberian Sound Studio is release on DVD & Blu-Ray and VOD 31 Dec 2012 and is available now on Curzon on Demand.

The soundtrack to Berberian Sound Studio, composed by renowned Warp-signed band Broadcast (aka Trish Keenan and James Cargill) is released a week later, on Jan 7th 2013. Time Out said of the film that the “stylistically ambitious, morally radical, thematically complex work…deserves the highest praise”. This turns out to also be an apt description of the film’s sublime soundtrack.

Initially conceived as the soundtrack to The Equestrian Vortex, the film-within-a-film (watch opening credits here: OPENING TITLES around which Berberian Sound Studio unfolds, it would eventually spill outwards to encapsulate the entire world Strickland had created and populated with eccentric, magnetic characters. On it’s own, the music sets a sinister and atmospheric tone that still exists well within Broadcast’s sonic universe.        

UK trailer for American Mary revealed!

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with the new UK trailer for American Mary, Described as  Soska Sisters' horror masterpiece it will be coming to UK cinemas January 2013 followed by the DVD and Blu-Ray release, It's been creating a massive buzz and i personally cannot wait to see it!So click the trailer below and enjoy, anymore news of release dates etc i find out i will let you know as well as my review of course.Watch this space!
Jonny T.

In selected UK cinemas January 11 2013

Out on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital January 21 2013

One of the year's most horrific highlights, American Mary tells the story of broke student Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) who grows disenchanted with medical school and the doctors she once idolised. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the gruesome world of underground surgeries but soon finds they leave more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele...

Smart, sexy, funny and utterly gorgeous to look at, American Mary features a standout lead performance from horror icon Katharine (Ginger Snaps) Isabelle, and puts the Soska Sisters, aka the Twisted Twins, squarely at the forefront of modern horror filmmaking. Unmissable.

"Unforgettable" -- Fangoria

"The most startling and original horror film of the year" -- Chris Tilly, IGN

"Brilliant, stand out horror" -- Entertainment Focus

"Excellent" -- Cinetalk

"A triumph" -- Grolschfilmworks

"Shocking, darkly comical and incredibly impressive" -- Shocktilyoudrop

"A stunning performance from Katharine Isabelle... One of the year's best films" -- Blogomatic

"Stylish, artful and darkly funny" -- BrutalAsHell

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***** -- Boxofficebuz

***** -- Screenjabber

**** -- Bloody-Disgusting

**** -- DreadCentral