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15 March 2017

Film Review - Wreckage (2010)

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12 December 2012

Win Christmas Slasher Christmas Evil On DVD

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Better watch out.... Better not cry.... Or you may die! Courtesy of Our Friends at Arrow Films we have a special Christmas treat for Cinehouse readers as we have 3 copies of the cult 1980's Christmas slasher Christmas Evil (aka You Better Watch Out) on DVD!


When little Harry sees his Dad in a Santa Claus outfit, groping his mother one Christmas Eve, life changes for the quiet little boy. Thirty odd years later, you’d better watch out in this 80s horror classic from the small but perfectly formed micro-genre of Yuletide Slashers.

Because now - all grown up and disgruntled by his dead end job in a depressing toy factory - he’s making a list, checking it twice and descending into a self-created Christmas nightmare where he is Father Christmas and his judgement is final! Dressed as St. Nick, Harry is going to show his bullying co-workers and all the other naughty people what the true spirit of the season is... Run for your miserable lives, the vengeance is going to be swift and bloody!

 In your hands is a true dark Christmas oddity that cult movie kingpin John Waters described as "greatest Christmas movie ever made."

To win Christmas Evil on DVD, lease answer the following question:

Q.Which one of the cast of Christmas Evil recently starred in The Walking Dead?


Send your name,address, postcode and your answer only to winatcinehouseuk@gmail.com
Deadline for this competition is Sunday 5th January 2013 (2359hrs) Must be Aged 18 or older to enter.

Read our recent review of Christmas Evil here


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12 November 2012

Christmas Evil DVD Review

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With the approach of Christmas comes the inevitable release of a slew of films joining the ranks of the “Yuletide Slasher”. While you wait for the Silent Night remake to enter cinemas I would like to recommend one X-mas related horror film for your collection. Released back in 1980 under the title You Better Watch Out, Christmas Evil (why did they bother to change the title?) has garnered a cult following and the praise of “Pope of Trash” John Waters, slowly lifting it above the throng of abandoned B-features that populate 70’s – 80’s horror. 

                The film opens on Christmas Eve 1947 where two brothers watch their father dressed as Santa deliver presents to the house, young Harry later sneaks down stairs to find his father, still dressed as Santa, fondling his mother and Christmas is changed forever. Jump forward thirty years and Harry is a desk Jockey at a production-line toy factory, disgruntled at the lack of Christmas cheer in his fellow employees and obsessively listing the deeds of the local children in his “Naughty” and “Nice” books. Slowly Harry slips into an obsessive rage-driven Christmas nightmare where he deals out his own brand of Christmas justice.

                The first thing that one can’t fail to notice is that, for a film left in the side-lines, Christmas Evil is actually well-shot and directed, sure there’s some crude editing and naff moments of action but on the whole the film has more rewards than flops. After style the story impresses with a much more toned down approach to carnage than expected. The film isn’t a blood bath start to finish, its collected and well-paced, letting us into Harry’s life and introducing us to all the assholes he meets every day, so that there’s always a sense of, rather than being a psychopath, Harry is just a troubled guy. Considering character construction along with the garish colouring and keen social commentary, Christmas Evil plays out like Falling Down by way of The Grinch and Peeping Tom.

                Brandon Maggart’s genuinely superb performance is the keystone of the feature, without his ranged approach the film could have dwindled but thankfully there’s enough conviction, misery, and alienation to build a believable psychopath. Most films never quite pull of the inception of a murderer, but Jackson’s careful scripting allows Maggart moments of bombastic absurdity then grounds him with poignant moments of total isolation. But that’s not to say the film takes itself too seriously, there’s a self-awareness that helps make the piece easier to swallow. Also,  a young Jeffrey DeMunn (The Walking Dead, The Mist) appears as Harry’s brother and makes for enjoyable viewing, especially towards the finale. The only criticism of his performance would be he’s not used nearly enough.

                Jackson’s film has received flak over the years for being anti-Christmas but the film seems more focused on the commercialisation of Christmas as opposed to an attack on the holiday itself. A sharp eye for the trashy quality of Christmas imagery and the miserable, at times pointless, bizarre functions of the holiday push the film beyond the reach of a crappy B-film. This is a film at once ridiculing the Santa myth (Santa Clauses at police line-up) and celebrating it, whilst dragging the whole Christmas ordeal into a sewer of madness and mayhem.

                This review is in no way the product of low expectations; it’s a reaction to something genuinely sharp, a real gem amidst the cascade of trashy horror escapades, plus it culminates in probably one of the best horror climaxes I’ve seen, an ending which seals the deal on the brilliance of Jackson’s festive chaos. Well written, well crafted, with a great lead performance, Christmas Evil is a beautifully constructed cult terror tale with a keen eye for cultural satire, if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas movie then look no further.

Scott Clark


★★★★

Rating:18
DVD Re-release Date: 12 November 2012 (UK)
Directed ByLewis Jackson
Cast: Brandon MaggartJeffrey DeMunn ,Dianne Hull 
Buy:Christmas Evil [DVD]

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16 January 2011

Watch The Trailer For Arthouse Horror Where the Dogs Divide Her

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A wise person said to me once "Paul... its good to be different sometimes, because if you do the same thing all the time things get stagent and boring and people will walk away or ignore you" and hes right! So that little saying came into effect when I received a email about this movie.....

31 December 2010

Trailer For Israeli Slasher RABIES (Kalevet)

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When its comes to Israel and the film industry we automatically connect them with social-political/war movies or even character driven drama but we never associate the country with slasher movies. The notion is changing with RABIES a new slasher movie from film directors Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales, the later been a former film critic (you wonder now hes making the movies will he understand the pressures of a modern flimmaker, plus was he highly critical of moviesif so does he have friends?). When I first noticed the movies title I was expecting something of a thriller where the virus errupts within a human population but not a slasher movie, i'm a little confused in where the movies title is to do with the movie, do they have a rabid animal on the loose or a rabid human? Check out trailer after the break....

13 November 2010

Never Trust a Hippy, Trailer For Chilean Slaher BABY SHOWER

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When I read the opening lines from the source of this post "Never trust a hippy" I havent got a clue what Pablo Illanes' was all about especially with his new movie BABY SHOWER and frankly still dont!
The movie has been labelled Chile's first Slasher/Gore movie and the evidence on hand it does look the case and its also Illanes cinematic debut as well as all his career has been in television. I wonder with the ladies in this movie , yes there at a babyshower but does the movie's title have a another meaning? Checkout the trailer and synopsis after the break....

23 August 2010

Theatrical Trailer For Korean Slasher BEDEVILLED

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Jang Cheol-soo’s slasher/revenge movie has its theatrical trailer in time for its release and if your going to theBEDEVILLED Frightfest next week in london, on Monday 30th you can ctach this movie when it has its UK Premiere.
A while back I posted the promo trailer for this movie which came with English subs but now the trailer has been polished and edited up to a better professional standard and now doesnt have English Subs! 
The movie will open in South Korea in September, check out the new trailer after the break...

the tale of two women. One wants to escape to the idyllic island of Moodo, the other wants to leave it for the big city. Seoul banker Hae-won once visited Moodo to see her grandparents and had befriended Bok-nam a girl who still writes despite Hae-won never bothering to reply. But on Moodo again to regain balance to her life, Hae-won is shocked to see everyone treating Bok-nam like a slave. As practically the only young woman on the island, she is a plaything for the men and a workhorse for the women. But true to form Hae-won remains indifferent to Bok-nam’s pleas for help, not wanting to become involved in complicated situations. Then Bok-nam loses the only thing that had kept her going and finally snaps, a sickle in hand to mete out the bloodiest of revenge. - Frightfest

8 August 2010

Who Said Slasher movies cant be fun? Trailer For LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM

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Who said Slasher horror movies that are comedies, musical, has terrified children? Well here is the trailer from the crazy mind of

When a ghost story around the campfire awakens an evil monster, it's up to nerdy Danny Zigwitz to be the hero and save his fellow campers from a bloody massacre. Crank up the volume and get ready to scream along to this musical gore-fest in the woods. Heads will rock'n'roll!
Enjoy the trailer after the break and dont forget your poncho!!!!




25 July 2010

A First Look at Norweigan Slasher COLD PREY 3 (Fritt Vilt III)

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Norway is'nt a country renowned for its slasher movies so when Fritt Vilt (Cold Prey) came out in 2006 it was a risky move as no one knew what the reaction would be. Thankfully for them it was a big hit and its 2010 and we have the third movie (Fritt Vilt 3) and our first look at the movie below.
I found the movie's website by accident yesterday but I was unable to get any form of link so I could post the trailers here but thankfully for courtesy of Twitch the main trailer I posted below. There was also a teaser (official site) which was smartly created in a summary of what happened in movie 1+2 in reverse order as as what happens in the new movie actually is before them (movie 1+2).
Yes Cold Prey does have a few generic parts in it the College kids been hunted by a mysterious madman in a remote part of Norway but the whole production is very well done with the whole  look very intense, fast moving .
check out the trailer after the break....


18 July 2010

Trailer For Korean Slasher BEDEVILLED

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Below is the trailer for Jang Cheol-so debut directoral movie BEDEVILLED. The movies main genre is Horror/slasher but throw in elements of comedy, vengance and looking at the trailer it has been well made as many movies in similar genres can be poorly made and just becomes another bog standard slasher flick.
The movie doesn't have a release date yet but if your from South Korea expect it before the end of this year possibly late summer/autumn.

Trailer After Break...









6 April 2010

Theatrical Trailer for Ho-Cheung Pang's Wai dor lei ah yut ho (Dream Home)

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A Few months back I posted the teaser trailer for this movie Wai dor lei ah yut ho (Dream Home). The movie was in post-production period but that long road is nearly over as the movie will be out next month in Hong Kong (13th May), so when the release date comes out a full theatrical trailer usually follows and its below.
This is an slasher movie, so you'll be expecting a little bit of blood and guts here, well no. Possibly something to do with the laws in Hong Kong but more likely to tease the viewer to check the movie, like the recent Expandable trailer that gave away the actual Willis &Scwharznegger cameo i'm sure they dont want to spoil things here.



4 February 2010

Teaser Trailer 1 for Hong Kong Slasher DREAM HOME

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Its been a while but the Hong Kong slasher movie Wai dor lei ah yut ho (DREAM HOME) is nearing completion and below you can enjoy the first trailer.
Cinehouse seems to be getting all Horror today with a few dark-violent inspired movies and Dream Home is another. After a tiff between producer and director about the cut the movie is getting a May 13th Hong Kong release. Whilst the tiff went on director Ho-Cheung Pang actually went out and directed a love story called Love In A puff whilst the matter was resolved!!!
Anyway movie stars Josie HO a  woman who will stop at nothing to own her dream home. With this been a slasher flick the clue is in the last sentence, this is "bloody" heaven for slasher fans!!!