The Monster of Highgate Ponds (1961)

When a kipper-loving Nessie-type monster hatches from an egg brought back from Malaya by his Uncle Dick (Ronald Howard), a boy called David (Michael Wade) tries to keep the creature secret with the help of his sister Sophie (Rachel Clay) and his friend Chris (Terry Raven). This B&W British production is low budget and quiteContinue reading “The Monster of Highgate Ponds (1961)”

Hercules (2014)

Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) and his small, loyal warrior team earn gold as roaming mercenaries for hire. But when he accepts the offer of Lord Cotys (John Hurt) of Thrace to train an army in order to protect the kingdom from a ruthless warlord called Rhesus (Tobias Santelmann), Hercules must finally make a choice between makingContinue reading “Hercules (2014)”

The Mirror (1999)

This portmanteau horror film uses a dressing table with a cursed mirror as the link between a series of stories, set in 1922 Shanghai, 1988 Singapore and 1999 Hong Kong. The first tale, about Mary, a wheelchair-bound woman suffering from mirror-induced flashbacks that remind her of how she poisoned her husband, is the best ofContinue reading “The Mirror (1999)”

Bio-Zombie (1998)

Lethal chemicals in a Lucozade bottle trigger a zombie infestation in a Hong Kong shopping mall. Nonsense-spouting VCD shop duo, Woody Invincible and Crazy Bee, find themselves trapped in the mall with several other shop workers, as the crazed, scabby-faced, cannibal undead start multiplying in number. Horror comedy BIO-ZOMBIE begins by introducing us to theContinue reading “Bio-Zombie (1998)”

Studio 666 (2022)

The Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee and Chris Shiflett) decide to record their 10th album in an isolated Encino house that has a mysterious, horrific history… and soon supernatural forces are unleashed, forcing the band to deal with possessions, demons and very bloody murders. Directed by BJ (HATCHETContinue reading “Studio 666 (2022)”

Satan Returns (1996)

Officer Ching (Chingmy Yau), who works for the police complaints division, is investigating Nam (Donnie Yen) to decide if he is mentally fit to carry out his police duties, but she is asked to team-up with Nam instead, to help investigate a serial killer case. This murderer is not just some typical killer, however. HeContinue reading “Satan Returns (1996)”

Empire of the Ants (1977)

A group of potential investors visit a stretch of Florida coastline to check out plots of land being offered to them by a bogus land developer (Joan Collins), but they soon find themselves under attack from masses of giant ants, which have mutated after coming into contact with a leaking barrel of radioactive waste. EMPIREContinue reading “Empire of the Ants (1977)”

A Wicked Ghost (1999)

A group of friends, with names like Big Bee, Rubbish and Biggie, perform a ritual to enable them to see ghosts. This is meant to be a fun game to pass the time, though it does involve drinking from a bowl of water mixed with fresh blood and using a tealight to burn ‘oil’ takenContinue reading “A Wicked Ghost (1999)”

The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

An earthquake awakens long-dormant giant, prehistoric molluscs in a cave beneath the Salton Sea. These critters take a liking to feeding on humans, which they do by sucking out all the blood and water from their victims. Once the authorities realise what they are up against, they attempt to wipe out the creatures before anyContinue reading “The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)”

Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

A veterinarian (William Shatner) and an entomologist (Tiffany Bolling) try to deal with swarms of extra-poisonous tarantulas that grow in number and threaten everyone living around Camp Verde in Arizona. This is an enjoyable example of the eco-horror genre that flourished in the 70s/early 80s. The B movie story builds its threat level gradually, withContinue reading “Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)”