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The Human Centipede: First Sequence (2009)

Tom Six’s notorious body-horror movie from 2009, “The Human Centipede”, caused a bit of a stir when it first came out. Depicting the experiments of the Mengele-like Dr. Heiter (Dieter Laser) it plays out what would happen if 3 people were kidnapped and surgically joined together by mouth to anus to form a human centipede. Clearly this concept is quite ‘out there’ and not for the squeamish but is it the most horrific film to have ever been produced as has been suggested? Read on for our review… if you can stomach it. Continue reading

Room 237 (2012)

Stanley Kubrick was bored. He had accomplished everything he had wanted to achieve in cinema. So with his next movie, “The Shining” (1980), he wanted the viewer to understand he wasn’t really telling the story of a man going mad in a remote Colorado hotel, he was indirectly telling the story of the genocide of the American Indian…. or was it the Holocaust? So begins Rodney Ascher’s acclaimed documentary. Continue reading

The Wolfman (2010)

Halloween is fast approaching and we at dustforprints have decided it is the year of all things ‘wolfy’. George Wagnner’s 1941 classic, “The Wolf man”, starring Lon Chaney Jnr. has been long admired by fans and critics alike. Hence, Joe Johnston’s 2010 remake starring Benicio del Toro had some pretty big shoes to fill. If indeed werewolves wear shoes… Continue reading

What do I watch over the Halloween period?

Halloween fast approaches…. and you’ve a busy weekend of preparation ahead. You’ve talked about a ‘Horror-fest’ movie marathon to be held round a friend’s house (they’ve got the best TV to watch it on) but how in the name of Pennywise are you supposed to choose which of the thousands of cool horror movies to … Continue reading

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

In some parallel part of 1980’s America, the Arboria Institute exists. There a young woman called Elena is kept sedated and kept prisoner under the watchful eye of polo-necked Dr. Barry Nyles. The pretext for this is that she is too unwell to see other people and is being ‘treated’ at this futuristic “happiness” institute. … Continue reading

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Paying homage to Dario Argento’s “Suspiria” (1977), this 92 minute tale from English writer-director Peter Strickland casts Toby Jones as a mild-mannered sound engineer (Gilderoy) recruited to fly over to piece together all the sound elements of a graphic horror movie in an Italian sound studio. We only ever see the opening titles for this … Continue reading

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