Retro Ramblings

Reports from the dusty corners of filmland

Archive for the 'British Horror' Category

House of the Long Shadows (1983)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Here’s my review of the new and long-awaited DVD release of House of the Long Shadows, over (once again) at Cinema Retro.

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The Legacy (1978)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Another British horror gem unearthed and dusted down by Odeon Entertainment. If you’ve ever fancied seeing Roger Daltrey get killed horribly, this is one for you. Click the pic for my Cinema Retro review!

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Twins of Evil (1971) - The B Movie Cast

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Last weekend I made another appearance on the B Movie Cast, discussing the Hammer classic Twins of Evil. Click here or on the picture, or find it on iTunes.

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Hammer Has Risen From the Grave!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Last weekend I attended this amazing Hammer films event hosted by the De Montfort University in Leicester. You can read my full report and see a couple of my photos over at Cinema Retro!

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The Wicker Tree (2012)

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

I reviewed The Wicker Tree for Cinema Retro. This is a film to be avoided at all costs. If you want to know why, click the picture or here…

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Earlier this year a certain small British horror film inadvertently made national headlines, probably because it featured moments such as these:
“An early scene in the film in which the main character masturbates whilst he watches a DVD of the original Human Centipede film, with sandpaper wrapped around his penis, and a sequence later […]

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Brian Clemens is one prolific guy. Although he only ever directed one movie (Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter for Hammer in 1974) he wrote and produced tons of television. He’s best known for writing and producing The Avengers, one of the best and most influential British TV series of all time. This year is the fiftieth […]

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If you are an actor, it seems that the best way to get all the juicy lines is to play the bad guy. This certainly worked for Sam Neil, who takes on the mantle of the Son of Satan in this, the third and “final” Omen movie. He had appeared in a couple of movies […]

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I have totally neglected my blog over the last several months. In an attempt to get it back on track I shall be blogging my new venture, tagged #FridayHorror. You can follow me doing this on twitter as well should you wish @retroramblings. Going back to the good old days of horror films on Friday […]

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Cult film fans in the UK have something to celebrate: the release of three genuine 1970’s classics available on DVD after being out of print and unavailable for a number of years. 
The first off is the infamous softcore sex comedy Come Play With Me from 1977. This was porn star Mary Millington’s first mainstream acting […]

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