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  • The Searchers
  • Heroes of the East
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
  • Suspiria

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  • Creep

    ★★★★

  • Yakuza Skirmishes

    ★★★★

  • Black Candles

    ★★★

  • They Live

    ★★★★½

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  • Creep

    Creep

    Franka Potente misses her late night train,and finds herself trapped in the now locked subway station,only she's not alone! Excellent, underrated subterranean horror makes great use of its abandoned subway locations. Of course it inevitably draws comparison with the classic 'Death Line', but that's ok. I've always had a special fondness for horrors set in confined, claustrophobic locations..caves,mines, tunnels etc,and 'Creep' ticks all the boxes. Potente is an effective,take no shit protagonist, interestingly the film doesn't go out of its way to make her likeable,she's quite bitchy at times. Mind the doors!

  • Yakuza Skirmishes

    Yakuza Skirmishes

    ★★★★

    Noburo Ando is the leader of a band of boisterous, gaudily dressed but essentially good natured street thugs who resents being exploited and used as cannon fodder by the bigger, corporate gangs working in league with rightist political agitators.He finds a kindred spirit in Bunta Sugawara,a lieutenant in the syndicate who admires Ando's ferociously uncompromising nature. Another pointless retitling, this is better known as 'Yakuza and Feuds',an entry in the 'Ando Gang' series mythologising Ando's pre movie stardom days as…

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  • Black Candles

    Black Candles

    Voluptuous Vanessa Hidalgo returns with her oversexed husband to the family estate following the untimely death of her brother.She finds a hotbed of voyeur priests,lesbian servants,satanic rituals and horny goats..yes,horny goats ..all seemingly presided over by her mysterious sister in law,played by genre veteran Helga Line. Stylish erotic-horror from Jose Larraz,who a decade earlier made the similar but superior 'Vampyres'. The print I watched was titled 'Hot Fantasies',which is probably a more appropriate title, the emphasis is very much on…

  • They Live

    They Live

    ★★★★½

    Sneaky alien overlords are covertly living among us, having formed a mutually beneficial alliance with our own corporate elite.It falls to a pair of blue-collar bruisers,Roddy Piper and Keith David, to kick alien ass and wake their fellow citizens from their brainwashed stupor. John Carpenter's cult classic is one of the cleverest,most original Sci-Fi actioners of the 80s, arguably the golden age of Sci-Fi actioners. The fact that the film was mysteriously pulled from theaters two weeks into a very…