"Apostle is the honest sort of folk horror film. It understands that folk horror taps into the insecurities of the modern world and seeks comfort in the barbarism and ancient traditions of more brutal times and societies. There's no need for it to offer the carrot of paganism, only the stick."
"Hotline Miami may be a videogame, but it’s dripping with the same savage excess which made Eighties cinema so great."
"Savage Harvest is evocative of the days where you'd walk into your local corner shop and come out with the dodgiest-looking video tape grabbed from the back of some shelf. The sort of film you can sit and watch with a few beers, not worrying about getting invested."
"Part of Green Room's humour comes from it being set in the woefully underwhelming world of the local band.
If you’ve been in a band or know people who have, then the early scenes of the band travelling miles in a cramped van to play to a venue of 5 unenthusiastic people, only to be paid $6 dollars each for their trouble, will hit home. "
"Call me jaded, perhaps, but The Green Inferno does not land as impact as the movie to which it is paying homage. And I suppose that’s the point: Cannibal Holocaust felt like the real deal.
"Berserk is an exploration of worth in a world which values only martial force. Guts is an artist with the blade, butchering his way through entire armies.
In this brutal setting, killing's all that defines him. And yet he yearns for more; for some kind of goal in life."
"Baskin is an extremely weird film. Perhaps the weirdest thing about this ultra-graphic horror film is that it comes to us by way of Turkey.
Without wishing to generalise, Turkey is something of a conservative nation and you could probably count the number of Turkish horror films on both hands. Turkish torture porn isn't generally a 'thing'."