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Review: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) (January 2016)

By 1964, the character of Godzilla was becoming an anti-hero/friendly monster to Japan. In Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) (released the same year as Mothra vs Godzilla [1964]), Martians take over the mind of a Princess (Akiko Wakabayashi) in Japan. She can predict things like the coming of monsters: Rodan (from Rodan [1956]), Godzilla and King Ghidorah (who hatches from a flaming meteorite!). She is in trouble as agents and an hitman are after her in a James Bond-like plot!

Also, in the midst, we get to see the Larva Mothra (aided by the twin fairies: The Shobijins) who must take control of the fighting Godzilla and Rodan and convince the warring monsters to team up and defeat Ghidorah! Will Mothra succeed or will the earth be torn apart in this Sci-fi-Monster Mash?

Ishiro Honda would return to direct to BIG G sequel. Another blockbuster of a creature-feature! Great special effects and creative looking creatures from Director of Special Effects, Eiji Tsuburaya.

Followed by: …

Review: The Final Girl - "Halloween VHS 80's Horror" - Short Film!! (January 2016)

Horror can come in all shapes and forms... The Final Girl (2015) is a4 minute horror short directed by Liam Banks from last Halloween. The story is short and simple, a young lady (played by actress Jessica Messenger) is chased through the woods by axe killers... however, will she go down without a fight with this "twisted" ending? The film also stars Phil Martin as "Baghead" andJohn Miles as "Babyface".

A nicely film-graded short with tension and a ghoulish, green tint - influenced by 80's horror - with movie grain on top! Liam Banks was really using his head for this clever little outing and has many one-minute short horrors on his Youtube - Super Freak Media! The chemistry between actress Messenger and Banks seems a good one - as they both worked on My Sweet Valentine, too - See, HERE! Dark, twisted horror for a dark night! You should also check out Mr Creak, as well - It was featured on BBC3 Horror Short season: THE FEAR, See Below:


Website:www.supe…

Review: Mothra vs Godzilla (1964) (January 2016)

It was time to cross over the Kaiju monster Franchise, again from Toho. It's Mothra vs Godzilla (1964). A giant monster-sized egg washes up on shore in Japan where the natives, news and media have been taken in by it's attention! Before the scientists get to study the egg, greedy corporate business men claim the giant item for themselves in order to display for their own gain. It is revealed that egg belongs to the AdultMothra - from Mothra (1961) and the twin fairies known as The Shobijin warn the men to give the egg back as this upsets mother-nature's earth balance! The business men also want the twin Shobijin.

Godzilla rises from the ground and throws a fit and wants to destroy Japan in his usual rage! It's up to the ageing Adult Mothra to try and save the day with a plea from Japan to prevent the destruction from Godzilla. What is in the egg? Will Mothra be able to save Japan in time?

Another full-color, Tohoscope outing sees a vengeful Godzilla take on Japan, it&#…

Review: King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) (January 2016)

An epic a cross-over in King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) sees the two famous monsters go head-to-head when Kong is taken from Faro Island! Before hand, Kong battles a giant Octopus and is put to sleep using native-tribal music and a mysterious drink medicine - it makes him groggy! Once shipped back to Japan, King Kong battles with the legendary, Godzilla who awakens from an iceberg and destroys a may-day submarine. Who will win in this epic battle of the ages??
The Big G's and KK's first color outing in Tohoscope sees more suit-motion action where as Kong was previously stop-motion in the monster classic, King Kong (1933). Both monsters battle and are around the same size to make this one a fair fight... or is it? G overcomes Kong, but the giant ape gains super-powers from lightening and electricity in order to combat Godzilla!

A fun film which might appeal to fans and young adults a-like! It's very colorful and the monster action takes comical turns, but kinda charming at th…

Review: Godzilla Raids Again (1955) (January 2016)

The King of the Monsters returns inGodzilla Raids Again(1955). Two pilots land near Iwato Island whilst schooling for fish back in Japan, where they encounter two giant monsters fighting on land! After a brief battle, the two monsters fall into the sea where it is left to report the prehistoric findings to the homeland of Japan! It is later revealed that one of the monsters is Godzilla (Gigantis the Fire Monster - in the USA version!) - the other is known as Anguirus - a new spike-backed creature that had mutated from the dinosaur age!

Osaka is about to witness a prehistoric home-coming in the two monsters when they show up in Japan and on land, again some time later where fire flares from attack planes are used to try and distract Godzilla from the homeland! Will Osaka survive? Will the two beasts fight to the death? How will Japan stop a second Godzilla creature - thought to be killed at the conclusion of Gojira (1954)? Find out in GRA!

It seems a typical 50's B-Movie monster mov…

Review: Monsters in the Dark (January 2015)

Monsters in the Dark (2015) is a horror short made on only £50 and filmed within two nights. In the lead female role is actress Francesca Louise Whiteas Karen and Nathaniel Francis as Daddy Bear. It was directed by Luke Mordue
The film opens with a former boyfriend and girlfriend couple who drive passed the woods and see something strange which leads to even more stranger going on. Mummy and  Daddy Bear watching! In the tradition of films like The Strangers (2008), we have masked killers on the loose!
The film also opens with some cool Depeche Mode-sounding music, that what I thought it was sounding like, anyway! It opened the film into the darkness and at night when MITD was filmed in the two late night evenings. Francesca Louise White seems to be the voice of reason in this horror "don't step out the car! Let's get out of here" she warns her ex-boyfriend. There are images in this film that show the audience the tension where the actors don't see the killers! …

Review: Love Me Tinder (2016) - Short Film! (January 2016)

Men Behaving Badly'sCaroline Quentin stars in this short film from Sami Abusamra - Love Me Tinder. It is doing the festival circuit and will soon be released on Youtube/Vimeo. The main plot ensues when an older woman (Quentin) meets a younger man (Tom Lorcan) under awkward circumstances. It's a depressing one, but maybe quite real in it's approach to coming of age dramas that lead to empty rooms! There are flashbacks, too which structure the story. There is an ex girlfriend haunting the young man.
Quentin is charming, she is really into character where as Lorcan plays it straight. A few young love-hurt folks might be able to relate. There is a gloomy tone to the short, but nicely shot in quiet rooms fell with shadows and ambiance. I would give this short a 3 & 1/2 out of 5 stars! It was worth watching again and good luck to the circuit run! I had to feel for both lead roles in this quirky, little drama short! Very somber and heartfelt.


Godzilla 1985... Coming to Blu-Ray? (January 2016)

The Kaiju rumor mill has gone wild with a heavy touted release of Godzilla 1985 and it's Japanese counterpart! A blu-ray release has been going around here on Twitter. There has been a blu ray cover and case in images and small videos. The copyright release is due to go free this year from a previous company, so that a future release could go ahead? For more info, check out Godzilla1985.com. The release would be American-released, so finger's crossed for those G-fans awaiting this release of an unreleased classic!!

Digi Con (Doncaster) is Showcasing Indie Film in Feb, 2016 (January 2016)

Get your cosplay geek on people, it's Indie Film time atDigi Con(Sunday 21st February - 2016). The annual cosplay and video gaming convention will be showingEmma Dark'sSeize the Night short-film Horror. Not only that, it will be showing The Railway Carriage starring actor, Dean Sills, too!

Digi-Con Returns to Doncaster in February 2016 with its Doncaster Comic-Con! This time we are running a 1 Day event with even cheaper tickets to make sure you all have an amazing time! Tickets on sale now and Selling Fast! Book yours today at www.doncastercomiccon.co.uk

Sunday Feb 21st at the Doncaster Deaf College!
Over 50 stalls of Geeky Traders Comic Artists and Writers Special Celebrity Guests Movie Props and Displays Cosplay Competition Gaming Demos Movie Vehicles And Much, Much More!
Traders Message THEM if you would like a stand!
Costume Groups: The U.K. Ghostbusters The Super Heroes Gotham Cosplayers UK
Cosplay Guests: Hull-Harley Quinn Digi Jutsu Pro Harley's Asylum
Displays/Other: S…

Interview: Alicia G - Singer & Model (January 2016)

Miss Alicia G started out on Reality TV, and may be even because of it, she's decided to hit back with pop and hip-hop in a new musical career that seems to be expanding into 2016. She's a sweetheart as well from Buffalo, New York. Here is an interview with the blonde, bombshell singer who is sure to set heartbeats racing this year with her new career direction:
Alicia, what can you tell us about your new music and style? "My music is a combination of hip-hop and rap. What I love about my music it's very meaningful and heartfelt to me, yet bold and still fun for all ages. I want my music to have a meaningful impact not only just on the young but also the old and give people a sense of guidance through my life experiences that I talk about in my songs.  "Everyone in this world deserves to be truly happy.-ALICIA G" One thing is for sure I have lived a crazy life and I have a lot to say and a lot to talk about!"
How did you get into music? "Music has alwa…

Godzilla: Resurgence - New Images (Confirmed) (January 2016)

Images leaked last night and they were confirmed that they were official of the new Godzilla movie - Godzilla: Resurgence (2016) - coming out in Japan, later this year! Godzilla is looking a more zombie version of his old self with burn-scars and stands taller than that of Godzilla (2014)! It still looks like the classic suit-motion technique, just a major, major face-lift compared to old designs! It's the stuff of Nightmares as the director has been quoted in recent times! Some fans are NOT HAPPY, but we can only see what 2016 brings in for this new, re-vamped classic Kaiju Monster from Toho Studios, Japan. However, some SPOILERS have just come out via Bloody Disgusting.



Interview: Bayden Redhsaw on "The Thin Man" (2016) (January 2016)

Bayden Redshaw and his brother, Dylan have been making films for a few years, now! Their horror legacy of The Thin Man: The Curse Is Here (2016) is looking like it's finally getting a distribution deal to being released this year. The boys are from Western, Australia and they are still in their late teens!
Are you excited about the new release of The Thin Man: The Curse is Here (2016)? "I am more than excited, I'm all pumped up brother! Redshaw Pictures mania is gonna be running wild! I  can't wait, I've waited for this feature film to finally be released for 2 years now, we already made another feature film version back in 2014 but it wasn't what we wanted it to be, the first half of the film was rather decent but the second half was very poor and didn't have a lot too it. so we did countless rewrites of the film in a script... one of them I'd be very interested in making as a sequel... but we finally made a last second decision in mid 2015 to film an u…

Review: Red Dahlia (Short Film) (January 2016)

Synopsis:"One night Katie, a psychology student, starts having frightening episodes of sleep paralysis. Through her nightmares, she starts remembering something obscure about her past. Something that's determined to become her reality!".
Red Dahlia (2015) is a Psychological Horror/Thriller that runs at 16 minutes. A young uni student, Katie (Luna Wolf) is troubled with connections to her past. One night, after leaving her own birthday gathering - her nightmares come back to haunt her! Is it real? Is it not? She approaches one of her teacher to get answers...
The short film looked a lot of fun to shoot using student locations and unnerving editing with eerie sound effects! The children's point of view in flash backs make it even more chilling! There is a connection to the the lead actresses past in all the weird flashbacks and awaking nightmares going off! The whole thing is quite disturbing when the mystery unravels towards the end!
A good, solid effort, student film …

MMBF: Calling all Young "HORROR" Film-makers via Emma Dark (January 2016)

Calling all young film-makers, this is your chance to shine in 2016! MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) are holding a young director/film-maker award where Emma Dark from Seize the Night will mentor and help your production come to life! The award is London based. Please, visit: website. There are prizes and psychical awards, too. Your film idea could move onto the next level... For full terms and conditions, visit:Film Freeway. The competition is now open from January, 1st - 2016 - Good Luck. Email:mmbfawards@mmbf.co.uk




Steve Lawson - Director (Interview) (January 2016)

Steve Lawson is a gentleman I met why back in 2000. I was so impressed by his short filming skills on The Office Fight (2000) and many other various films that he had done through college and university, even in school. It's been some years and he has a new film out on release to small cinemas: Survival Instinct (2016).
What can you tell us about Survival Instinct?
"Survival Instinct was loosely based on a short film called Dead Lane that I made many, many years ago about a motorist who is pursued across the countryside by a serial killer. For the feature version I obviously had to flesh out the story a lot more and make it more plausible, and the end result is somewhere between Deliverance and Eden Lake - it's a real edge-of-your-seat thriller but with some great characters and performances. I think it's the best film I've directed to date and I'm thrilled that it has been picked up for theatrical distribution by Film Volt."
You've met some famous, Lege…