Updated 7th February 2017


Deranged Drama and Sweet Serial Killers!

Join Stu Willis as he checks out some challenging film fare from Arrow Video in WE ARE THE FLESH while there are twists and turns aplenty in George Clarke’s ONUS. Next up, there’s a charming coming-of-age drama I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, scares with a political subtext in Babak Anvari's UNDER THE SHADOW then we head to Argentina for the brooding DARKNESS BY DAY.

Sweet serial killers!
Streaming Shocks and Kung Fu Mayhem!

We’re heading to the land of Video On Demand for some psychological thrills in C A Cooper's THE SNARE and Robert Conway’s atmospheric THE COVENANT from Uncork'd Entertainment. Things aren’t what they seem in Tom Costabile’s indie fright feature VOODOO while there’s martial arts movie mayhem with Cynthia Rothrock in FISTS OF FURY from Full Moon.

Kung Fu Mayhem!
Japanese Shock, Gore and More!

Love gore? Love the Evil Dead? Then you really do need to see BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL from Terror Cotta. Next up, Eureka! Entertainment deliver a return to horror for Kiyoshi Kurosawa when things get CREEPY, there’s some thought-provoking shocks from Kaleidoscope in THE WAILING and Stu takes a trip to the haunted house to revisit THE INHABITANTS.

Japanese Evil Dead!
Indie Splatter USA!

Unearthed Films continue to enthral with stunning special edition releases of indie genre treats as Stu found when he checked out AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: BLOODSHOCK while Uncork'd Entertainment unleash Glenn Douglas Packard’s debut feature PITCHFORK. Left Films continue to support indie horror film as they deliver Sean K Robb’s shocker SCARS and the intriguing WORM.

Splatter gem!
Carpenter, Fright Night and Mondo Gore!

Eureka! Entertainment are all out to delight horror fans with their new special edition release of Tom Holland’s vampire gem FRIGHT NIGHT while Second Sight have a treat in store for fans of John Carpenter with their high definition release of his seminal thriller ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13. Left Films meantime offer up a compendium of shocking shorts with THE HORROR NETWORK and Stu checks out Matt Freckingham's gory opus CHERISH before wrapping up some ‘cheezy’ viewing with John 'Bud' Cardos THE DARK.

Vamp-tastic!
Rednecks, Found Footage and More!

MVD Visual keep up a growing catalogue of genre releases to delight horror fans as Stu found when he checked out the mean-spirited and offensive THE HOSPITAL 2, fun comic book romp BUBBA THE REDNECK WEREWOLF and surreal nightmare A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME. Not enough? Then how about anthology shocker THE INVOKING 3: PARANORMAL DIMENSIONS or frightful found-footage flick THE DEVIL'S FOREST …maybe not!

Hey Bubba!
Hammer Harryhausen, Giallo Gems and Grindhouse Goodies!

It’s that time of year when we embrace the latest Halloween horrors so join Stu Willis as he checks out Nicolas Pesce’s disturbing debut feature THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, some unrelenting undead action in Pat Williams' DEAD RISING: ENDGAME and Luciano Onetti’s love letter to the classic giallos FRANCESCA from Unearthed Films. But if its genre classics you’re after then look no further than Severin Films special edition release of Sheldon Renan’s seminal shocker THE KILLING OF AMERICA while Raquel Welch sets pulses racing in the 50th Anniversary edition of ONE MILLION YEARS BC.

Mondo magic!
88 Films deliver Zombies, Nazis, Slashers and more!

88 Films continue to delight UK cult film fans with a growing catalogue of genre goodies as Stu can attest as he checks out Andrea Bianchi’s seminal zombie gem BURIAL GROUND, Shaw Bros lavish horror yarn HEX and there’s plenty of gaudy gory fun to be had in DRIVE-IN MASSACRE. The high definition horrors continue as Michael Dudikoff faces cannibals, Nazis and pirates in RIVER OF DEATH while James Belushi is entertainingly psychotic in time travel gem RETROACTIVE.

Shaw Bros shocker!
Shock and Gore: Arrow Video Blood Feast!

Following the recent sad death of the Godfather of Gore, join Stu Willis as he savours Arrow Video’s stunning collection SHOCK AND GORE: THE FILMS OF HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS. The gory exploitation goodness just keeps coming with Arrow’s release of the Shaun Huston trash gem SLUGS alongside some more recent genre fare from Arrow including a shocking visit with THE NEIGHBOUR and short film smorgasbord TALES OF HALLOWEEN.

RIP Godfather of Gore!
Extreme Horror, Found Footage and Kubrick’s War!

What happens when you bring together Unearthed Films and Ruggero Deodato? Find out as Stu checks out Lex Ortega’s extreme horror gem ATROZ. Next Stu heads into the hills for Brandon Scullion's gripping feature debut CONSUMPTION but soon loses the will to live with yet another soul destroying ‘found footage’ flick THE PURGING HOUR. Thankfully sanity and order is restored as Stu submerses himself in Stanley Kubrick’s seminal gem PATHS OF GLORY.

Extreme Horror!
Wes Craven, David Hess and Undead Bikers!

Wes Craven fans are in for a treat as Arrow Video unleash THE HILLS HAVE EYES and the spirit of William Castle lives on in MATINEE while a video nasty favourite arrives on blu-ray when Stu visits the HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK. Next up, Patricia Arquette gets possessed in Eureka!s HD release of STIGMATA and there’s a double dose of vintage genre film fun from the BFI with Ken Russell’s timeless classic WOMEN IN LOVE and Don Sharp’s undead biker gem PSYCHOMANIA.

Berryman on blu-ray!
Modern Terrors and Short Shocks!

SGM’s favourite stunt woman Zoe Bell takes centre stage in the violent shocker CAMINO while filmmaker Adam de la Cour delivers some short shocks with MR TOPPS. Next up, join Stu as he checks out the latest releases from Left Films with the modern horror inspired BIND and gothic horror slasher THE DEVIL'S WOODS while Unearthed Films pummel your senses with the nightmarish MECANIX.

Zoe Bell-tastic!
Arrow Video Review Frenzy!

Join Stu Willis as he delves into a slew of celluloid treats from Arrow Video kicking off with some Ken Russell mayhem in CRIMES OF PASSION, Robert Quarry sharpens his fangs in THE COUNT YORGA COLLECTION and we ask whodunit in Duccio Tessari’s THE BLOODSTAINED BUTTERFLY. Next Stu takes a trip to Brian Trenchard-Smith’s DEAD END DRIVE-IN then sees if Arrow can breathe life into trash oddity MICROWAVE MASSACRE and ‘pinky violence’ fans are in for a treat with FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION.

Pinky violence fun!
Frights, the Undead and Bava Remade!

FrightFest deliver more home video terror with the twisted LANDMINE GOES CLICK and found-footage flick THE UNFOLDING while Arrow Films unleash Sheldon Wilson’s UNSPOKEN. Stu also checks out David W Warfield’s dream-like ROWS, ponders how much bite there is in the remake of Mario Bava’s RABID DOGS and the undead have been sent to Coventry in Steven Tayler’s IMMUNE.

Bava remade!
Urban Shocks, Fangs, Fräuleins and the Apocalypse!

Writer-director Jason Figgis is back with truly gripping urban shocker DON'T YOU RECOGNISE ME? while the world is in flames and the clock is ticking in THESE FINAL HOURS and we head into orbit for Glenn Payne’s EARTHRISE. Next up, nerves are frayed in Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH and Stu sinks his fangs into punk werewolf treat SHEEP SKIN and dons his jackboots on for exploitation trash HELGA, SHE WOLF OF STILBERG.

Frightful Fräuleins!
Iggy Pop, Indie shocks and Frighfest Returns!

It’s time for the return of the ‘Frightfest Presents’ line from ICON Entertainment with strange goings-on in the bathroom in Jaron Henrie-McCrea’s CURTAIN, we go back to school in Ruth Platt’s THE LESSON and there’s a novel post-slasher study in LAST GIRL STANDING. Things go from bad to awful when the Ouija board comes out in JONAH LIVES and Saw fans will have a sense of deja-vu when they’re watching CAPTIVE and Iggy Pop shares his thespian skills in Toby Tobias’ BLOOD ORANGE.

Frightfest returns!
Rape, Revenge and the Dandy Dead!

Join Stu Willis as he kicks back with a selection of the latest genre releases including zom-com ME AND MY MATES VS THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE and rape revenge shocker EVEN LAMBS HAVE TEETH from Matchbox Films. Next up, Metrodome bring us grim Brit Crime flick HARD TIDE and Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s beguiling EVOLUTION while Lionsgate wrap up the fun with entertaining oddity PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES.

Downton Dead!
Savage Sinema Spotlight – Mark Savage Interviewed

Australian filmmaker Mark Savage made his first feature (MARAUDERS) at the age of 24 and has never looked back since, so with the release of his latest film STRESSED TO KILL our very own Stuart Willis caught up with Mark to discuss his career, the new movie and future plans in our exclusive SGM Spotlight interview.

Savage Sinema!
Kills, Chills and Chevy Chase?!

Arrow Video continue to please fans of Italian Horror with the double bill box set showcasing Emilio Miraglia’s KILLER DAMES while Eureka unleash another Masters of Cinema with Robert Altman’s psychological thriller THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK. Brian Bosworth dons some leathers next when he becomes STONE COLD while John Landis heads off a beaten track with THREE AMIGOS! (yes, those Three Amigos!) from 101 Films.

Italian gems!
HD Trash Treats and Cult Classics!

Join Stu Willis as he peruses a mix of HD retro releases including John S Rad’s cult trash treat DANGEROUS MEN and William Peter Blatty’s underrated gem THE NINTH CONFIGURATION. Then we’re off to Italy for Piero Regnoli's camp gothic treat THE PLAYGIRLS AND THE VAMPIRE and Ferdinando Baldi’s Peckinpah inspired COMIN' AT YA!

Fang-tastic!
Cannibals, Corpses and Found Footage

Horror cinema covers quite a diverse genre mix as Stu found when he checked out S Craig Zahler’s stunning cannibal western BONE TOMAHAWK and BLOODSUCKING BOSSES, a film pitched as THE OFFICE meets SHAUN OF THE DEAD. Meanwhile in the UK, horror seems to be sticking to key themes as seen in modern British ghost story THE FORGOTTEN and frightful ‘found footage’ flick CLASSROOM 6.

Western gem!
Horror Hades – An Interview with Kevin Kopacka

Adept painter and a graduate of Berlin's University of Fine Arts, Kevin Kopacka makes his mark on celluloid with his short film HADES. Join Stuart Willis as he discusses his work and influences in our Spotlight Interview.

Hades Horror!
Grand Guignol Grue and Obscure Terror Treats!

It’s a great time for cult film fans as the Bfi release Jose Ramon Larraz’s long lost rarity SYMPTOMS while Eureka! delight conspiracy theory fans with Sydney Pollack's THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR. Next up Stu Willis slips on his black leather gloves for a double bill of Luciano Ercoli gialli in DEATH WALKS while Nucleus Films are back with a double dose of Grand Guignol fun as Jack Palance hams it up in CRAZE and David McGillivray delivers some anthology grue in WORST FEARS.

Cult gems!
Splatter, Screams and Ghoulies!

Herbert West is back with a bumper blu-ray treat for splatter fans in Arrow Video’s special edition release of BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR while 101 Films have been delving into Empire Pictures cool back catalogue for blu-ray editions of Luca Bercovici's GHOULIES and Albert Band’s GHOULIES 2. Left Films meantime are flying the flag for upcoming filmmakers with Cary Hill's slasher SCREAM PARK – check ‘em out!

Weeessssstt!
Fangs, Found Footage and Cult Gems!

Cult film fans have never had it so good as they’re pampered yet again by the fine folk at Arrow Video with the glorious AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT VOLUME 1 while their subsidiary label Arrow Films unleash THE PACK. Stu Willis also ponder some other new releases as he sees if Left Films can thrill us with NOBODY CAN COOL then loses the will to live when he visits JERUZALEM before pondering the value of ‘remakes’ when he checks out MARTYRS.

Cult gems!
Indie Horror – Alive and Screaming!

Indie horror is most definitely alive and screaming as Stu discovered when he checked out filmmaker Richard Griffin’s homage to Italian horror flicks FLESH FOR THE INFERNO then there’s vomit, gore, nudity aplenty in MADNESS OF MANY and the world of IT gets somewhat chilling in NIGHTMARE CODE. Thankfully there’s also some light relief as Stu joins Caesar and Otto for a PARANORMAL HALLOWEEN then it’s time for the ‘terribly’ entertaining MANSION OF BLOOD before things get very cheesy indeed in CAPTAIN Z AND THE TERROR OF LEVIATHAN.

Homage horror!
HD Slashers, Exploitation and Japanese Gems!

There’s a great selection of high definition treats for genre film fans in the UK these days as Stu Willis found when he checked out Arrow Video’s release of the under the radar slasher gem THE MUTILATOR and Takashi Miike's classic AUDITION. Staying in the East, Stu takes a look at Japanese filmmaker "Beat" Takeshi Kitano’s KIKUJIRO from Third Window Films then it’s time for a double helping of blu-ray cheese with Severin Films BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR and 88 Films CANNIBAL WOMEN IN THE AVACADO JUNGLE OF DEATH.

Slasher treat!
Long Live the New Wave of Horror!

Prolific writer-director Jason Figgis is back with another indie treat as Stu found when he took a sneak peek at URBAN TRAFFIK then it’s time for some metal thrashin’ splatter fun in Jason Lei Howden's DEATHGASM. We’re off to France next for a look at Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s AMONG THE LIVING then wrap the indie film fun with Jason Bognacki's feature debut MARK OF THE WITCH and James Baack’s low budget shocker WEREWOLF MASSACRE AT HELL'S GATE.

Metal mayhem!
Zombies, Cannibals and Smokin’ Monkeys!

88 Films continue to champion their crown as the UK Kings of the High Definition Video Nasties with yet more vintage gore goodies in the shape of the formally banned EVILSPEAK, the controversial trash treat EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS, the absurdly entertaining ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS 2 and the sleeper gem HITCH-HIKE – check ‘em all out!

Video nasty gem!
Argento, Kitano and Retro Gore!

Arrow Video surpass themselves yet again with their new blu-ray release of the Argento classic DEEP RED while Third Window Films are pleasing fans of writer/director/actor Takeshi Kitano with a welcome blu-ray release of HANA-BI and Metrodome pay homage to 1980s slasher flicks with the bloody fun LOST AFTER DARK.

4K Giallo Gem!
Severin Films Franco Frenzy!

We’re pleased to see that Severin Films are back in Blighty with a trio of high definition Jess Franco blu-ray treats including sleazy video nasty fave BLOODY MOON, the trippy Franco mindfuck VAMPYROS LESBOS and the stunning Soledad Miranda is out for revenge in SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY.

Video nasty gem!
Ninjas, Giallos and Brutal Gore!

Join Stu Willis as takes a trip back to the 80s with Franco Nero and Sho Kosugi in the absurdly entertaining Cannon Films collection THE NINJA TRILOGY, then it’s time for some vintage giallo gem fun from Arrow Video with Massimo Dallamano's WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? then we come right back to date with Phil Stevens' disturbingly beautiful FLOWERS from Unearthed Films..

Cannon classics!
Brit Shocks Update!

Time for a round-up of some recent indie Brit flicks as Stu checks out David Blair’s psychological drama THE MESSENGER then he heads into the hills for Peter Nicholson’s DARTMOOR KILLING before heading over to Northern Ireland for George Clarke’s brutal THE BLOOD HARVEST.

Brit frights!
Cult Killers, Slacker Shocks and Living with Zombies!

There’s a lot of exciting independent features being produced Stateside as Stu found when he checked out the refreshingly savvy twist on the zombie genre A PLAGUE SO PLEASANT, then spent the night indulging in some devil worshipping chills in Anthony DiBlasi’s LAST SHIFT and treating himself to some Texan terror and slacker shocks in Lex Lyland’s MEET ME THERE.

US shocks!
Blood Brothers - The Return of the Rasmussen Brothers

After being thrust into the horror spotlight writing John Carpenter’s THE WARD, brothers Michael and Shawn Rasmussen continued to build on their success with shocker DARK FEED and are back with yet another horror treat THE INHABITANTS. To celebrate the release SGM’s Stuart Willis caught up with the brothers for an exclusive Spotlight Interview.

Blood brothers!
Trio of Arrow Terror Treats!

Join Stu Willis as he checks out a trio of terror treats from the fine folk at Arrow Video including the controversial corpse fucking classic NEKROMANTIK 2, the very special edition of slasher sleeper BLOOD RAGE and Ulli Lommel’s true horror classic TENDERNESS OF THE WOLVES.

Corpse fucking classic!
Tis The Season To Be Shocked!

The holiday season is upon us yet again so what better way to get into the ‘spirit’ of things than some portmanteau frights in A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY then join illustrious names such as Fred Astaire and Douglas Fairbanks Jr for a very spooky GHOST STORY. The star names just keep on coming as Stu checks out Rock Hudson in John Frankenheimer's stunning downbeat classic SECONDS then we come crashing right back up to date with actor/writer/director Joe Bauer’s indie horror THE KILLAGE.

Ho Ho Horror!
Fearful Frights and Ghostly Goings-On!

Time to dim the lights for some good old-fashioned horror fun with Gregory Blair's feature debut DEADLY REVISIONS then there’s some ghostly goings-on with A HAUNTING AT PRESTON CASTLE. Next up we welcome guest reviewer Matt Mills as he finds himself at DEATH’S DOOR before revisting some shocking short films from CLIVE BARKER’S ORIGINS.

Debut delight!
Cushing, Cenobites and Killer Cats!

Arrow Video have such sights to show us as they unleash a double bill of Italian gems with EDGAR ALLAN POE'S BLACK CATS and the sublime (sold out before it hit the shelves) HELLRAISER - THE SCARLET BOX. Not to be outdone, the Eureka Entertainment deliver some genre classics when Cornel Wilde becomes THE NAKED PREY and Peter Cushing turns nasty in THE SKULL.

Cenobite classics!
Cannibals, Zombies and Slasher Shocks!

88 Films are fast becoming the champions of exploitation cinema as their catalogue of High Definition horrors continues to grow so join Stu as he pulls on his jackboots and heads to the SS EXPERIMENT CAMP; next he’s off to the jungle for a ZOMBI HOLOCAUST before checking in to hospital for an X-RAY and after all that trauma it’s time to hang out with the kids at the SPLATTER UNIVERSITY.

Video Nasty!
Stu’s Indie Review Round Up

Join Stu Willis as he ponders if gore is all you need as he looks into THE TOOLBOX MURDERS 2 then he delves in to the mind of filmmaker Akcay Karaazmak to try unravel REMINISCENCE: THE BEGINNING. Shinya Tsukamoto delivers another dark gem with A SNAKE OF JUNE while Pollyanna McIntosh dons a police uniform in Brian O'Malley’s shocker LET US PREY.

Indie shocks!
Hammer Horror, Cult Classics and Indie Vamps!

Join Stu Willis as he heads to Austria for the greatest ‘home invasion’ film of them all; Gerard Kargl's sleeper gem ANGST then we’re off to Paris for some vintage Hammer Horror fun with Eureka’s blu-ray release of THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH. Giallo thrills with a haunting Ennio Morricone theme is the order of the day in Umberto Lenzi's SPASMO from 88 Films and Stu gets his fangs in to indie vampire flick THE CARETAKERS.

Sleeper shocker gem!
Zombies, Serial Killers and Exploitation Frenzy!

Join Stu Willis as he checks out Arrow Video’s new blu-ray release of Umberto Lenzi’s absurdly entertaining NIGHTMARE CITY then it’s time for some post-apocalyptic fun in FUTURE JUSTICE, sasquatchploitation action in THROWBACK and serial killer thrills in HOUSE ON THE HILL. Next up, we join Mary Woronov in HELLHOLE then meet Pier Carpi's dreadfully fun SATAN'S WIFE before spending some time with Zach Lasry’s deranged short SETH.

Zombie fun!
Monsters, Found Footage and the New Flesh!

Join Stu Willis as he delves into Arrow Video’s special edition release of David Cronenberg’s seminal shocker VIDEODROME and Joe Giannone's spin on the summer camp slasher with MADMAN. Next up, we’re off to the Middle East for MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT then back home to Blighty for some hard hitting horror drama in BAIT before landing in Ireland for some frightful ‘found footage’ with INVOKED.

Long live the new Flesh!
Long Live the New Flesh!

Our very own Stu Willis must be one of the busiest scribes around as on top of his hard work here at SGM he’s found time to write and now publish his debut book THE NEW FLESH: 21ST CENTURY HORROR FILMS A-Z, VOLUME 1 which is now available in ebook and paperback at Amazon here.

A comprehensive guide to modern horror cinema; this first edition covers over 300 films ranging from the rising stars of independent cinema to the mainstream greats. All reviews are new and exclusive to this book offering a synopsis, critique of the film in question and titbits of trivia - along with nods to the movies of old that provide their influence. If you haven’t already done so, order your copy now!

Long Live The New Flesh!

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