Silver Screams III: Damien: Omen II (1978)

Omen II

Silver Screams III continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Damien: Omen II starring William Holden and Jonathan Scott-Taylor. Too often, a big and successful horror movie is followed by a sequel which doesn’t do its illustrious predecessor any favours at all. Take The Exorcist and Exorcist II: The Heretic, for example – stunning original, hopelessly muddled sequel.... Read More

Silver Screams III: Escape From Tomorrow

Escape From Tomorrow

Silver Screams III continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Escape From Tomorrow starring Roy Abramsohn and Elena Schuber. Has one ever watched a film that have left the viewer(s) wondering what was happening on screen? Did flicks, for example, such as Kill List, The Strange Colour Of Your Body’s Tears and Audition leave one with a giant question mark hovering over the head?... Read More

Silver Screams III: Blooded


Silver Screams III continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Blooded starring Nick Ashdon and Oliver Boot. Blooded is one of those movies that could easily be classed as an underrated gem. It received its World Premier at Bradford International Film Festival in 2011 and later a limited theatrical release.  So what makes this movie such a gem? Well, it is plain to see that the... Read More

Feature: An Interview With Shane Briant

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Shane Briant made four Hammer films during the 1970s, and would no doubt have made more had the company’s fortunes allowed them to continue releasing films. His characters often veer towards the darker, more emotionally damaged types – a rare example of a classically good-looking young man playing villains and knaves rather than the expected hero-figure. Dawn Dabell interviews... Read More

Silver Screams III: Bad Biology (2008)

Bad Biology

Silver Screams III continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Bad Biology starring Charlee Danielson and Anthony Sneed. Frank Henenlotter does not make movies for the mainstream. His films are the type that Average Jane and Average Joe would either hate viewing or not even consider watching. It is a case of suspending one’s beliefs and going with it. The same applies for Bad Biology... Read More

80 Years Of Hammer: The Vengeance Of She (1968)

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80 Years Of Hammer continues wuth Dawn Dabell looking at The Vengeance Of She starring John Richardsson and Olinka Berova. Hammer often tried their hand at different genres in order to keep things fresh. The 60’s and early 70’s saw them tackle a number of fantasy and historical films which were set in lost civilisations or times long forgotten. She (1965), One Million Years... Read More

Silver Screams III: Ghosts – Three Miles Up

Three Miles Up

Silver Screams III continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Ghosts episode Three Miles Up starring Dan Mullane, Douglas Henshall and Jacqueline Leonard. It will be interesting to discover how many people actually remember the BBC anthology series Ghosts that was aired nearly twenty years ago. It was actually an intriguing series that offered a different ‘ghost story’ of sorts... Read More

Film Review Gone Girl

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Simon Collings takes a look at Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Gone Girl is an American mystery thriller, directed by David Fincher, and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.  It was adapted by Gillian Flynn from her 2012 novel of the same name, and focuses on the disappearance of a missing woman. On the day of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Affleck)... Read More

Silver Screams III: Doctor Who: The Daemons


Silver Screams III continues with Tim Wickens visiting Doctor Who: The Daemons directed by Christopher Barry starring Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, and Roger Delgado. Originally transmitted May 2nd – 19th June 1971 The Daemons follows in a long tradition of Doctor Who serials paying “homage” to other works. Terence Dicks a huge contributor as well as script editor during... Read More

Shootin’ Westerns: City Slickers (1991)

City Slickers movie image Jack Palance and Billy Crystal

Shootin’ Westerns continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at City Slickers starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance. OK, (I’ll admit that) City Slickers isn’t technically a western; it’s more of a character drama about a bunch of modern-day guys who’ve reached a kind of crossroads in their lives, a mid-life crisis for want of a better expression. However, their attempt to... Read More