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Friday, 19 September 2014

Legacy of Thorn (2014).

Legacy of Thorn is one hell of a movie, soaked in a suffocating and relentless feeling that permeates every second of the movie. Bathed in cold blues and warm oranges, the colour pallete used in Legacy of Thorn again, as in Mycho Pictures previous movie Slasher House, adds to the mood the film successfully creates.
Four years ago on February 29th, Jessica Lawrence and her friends lived a nightmare that has left her pursued from that moment by an unstoppable killer known as 'Thorn'. Four years on, and Jessica and a group of survivors from that night  make an attempt to stop Thorn once and for all. But how can you stop what cannot be stopped?
Who'd have thought it? A British slasher movie with what possibly could be the next icon of horror. Thorn, from his look, right down to his methods of killing, is possibly one of the coolest and scariest slashers out there right now. He is relentless, unstoppable and has some great kills in this movie.

It isn't all blood and gore though, as there is a massive amount of suspense built up throughout the movie, punctuated by scenes of deep emotion, teenage struggle and cat and mouse games with the killer and his victims. Thorn is truly unstoppable, and the movie showcases this in many ways, which of course I won't spoil for you.
The story is told in a different way, flashing back and forth in the characters lives, uncovering more back story and allowing the viewer to piece things together without having it all laid out in front of them. This again works really well, as the non-linear plot keeps the viewer intrigued and trying to guess what will happen next.
Legacy of Thorn is a slasher fans bloody dream, but it also encompasses so much more than a man in a mask walking around killing people. The colours, the cast and everyone involved obviously gave their all, and it shows with satisfying and surprising clarity.
Thorn cannot be stopped, and when you have a slasher villain who is as impressive as he is, we wouldn't want it any other way.

Don't forget to visit the Legacy of Thorn website by clicking HERE.

Darkest regards......Dani.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

A statement of intent.

Hello once more readers. I am writing this to let you know that although my output on this blog has been incredibly sparse and sporadic of late, it is still alive. I will get back around to reviewing movies and music when time allows.

My personal life is going through possibly the most difficult thing anyone could be put through. That doesn't mean I should be given sympathy or have anyone garner to my every whim. But it does mean that the last thing on my mind has been reviewing horror movies, which is why my output has almost halted over the past few months. No matter how strong someone is, things like this manage to take their toll on you. That doesn't mean I am about to give up on anything (be it music, writing or anything else for that matter). My close friends and family all know of what I am going through, and I owe them so much for standing by me. The fight has been and will continue to be long and arduous, but it is worth standing for, and I will not (as always) back down, no matter what others might say, type or think about me.

Also, I begin my first year of University on October 6th, studying an undergraduate degree in Criminology with applied psychology, so with my time being filled with this as well as everything else that is going on, you should be able to understand that this blog might have to take a back seat for a while. I will get around to reviewing the few screeners I have left to review, and I may very well try to have some guest posts so the blog doesn't remain quiet, but I will have to see how that goes, and see if anyone is willing to lend their writing to Doctor Carnage's World of Horror. There will also be a new interview with Boris Randall, which will be appearing sooner rather than later.

I thank you all for continuing to read my articles, reviews and interviews. I would not be doing this if I didn't have an audience, so for that, and for communicating and offering your thoughts, I thank you all for taking an interest in what I write.

Remember, this isn't goodbye. I will be seeing you all again, when the light goes dim and the cold air blows across your face. When the smell of decay fills your nostrils and makes your stomach convulse in disgust. The world of horror is all around us, in movies, music and literature, and as it exists continually, so will this blog.

Thank you all so much for the views so far!!

Darkest regards......Dani.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Bill Zebub's 'Holocaust Cannibal' Limited Edition DVD!

Bill Zebub's new movie, entitled 'Holocaust Cannibal', has been raising funds on Indiegogo primarily for the creation of a limited-edition version of the movie that will be the 'First Cut', which may or may not end up as the final cut.

Now as many of you who have seen Bill Zebub's movies before, you should know he doesn't mind pushing the boundaries of taste, whilst intelligently but also comically facing things that are going on in our world today. 'Holocaust Cannibal' spoofs both the Cannibal sub-genre, and also the Nazisploitation sub-genre. It DOES NOT glorify Nazi germany in any way. There will also be statements throughout the film, but as we all know, Bill isn't preachy, so some of these will be subtle, such as Nazi's wearing uniforms in the jungle (showing that their ideas do not work in nature, and that they are artificial and self-defeating).

Bill gives a short synopsis on the Indiegogo page which I will also include here.

"Nazi's know they are losing the war. Some make plans to fly to Argentina where they will live in hiding. One such group boards a plane that gets hit by lightening. The survivors of the crash find themselves on an island of savages. Atrocities follow, but this time the Nazi's are on the other side of pain".

The Indiegogo campaign offers some fantastic perks, so go and check out the Indiegogo campaign now!

You can check out, and of course donate to the Indiegogo campaign for 'Holocaust Cannibal' by clicking HERE.

Darkest regards......Dani.