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posted by Dixie Turner

The Beasts From The City Spread The Word, And The Word Is HORROR!

Out from the vaults of the City: the undead; the hags; the sharp-toothed, forked-tongued, poison-spitting, flesh-eating, carrion-picking ghouls step out. You’re thinking: just another night with the regular staff at Video City. But, wait! For one night only, the teeth are extra sharp! The poison reaches the heart that little bit faster and the flesh is devoured with greater frenzy. From their fetid feast a few VC beasts look your way, their gleaming eyes meet yours – will they sink their pointy teeth into your veins? No, they wish only to share their horrid knowledge (thank Beezlebub for that):

Tom Moore says:

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1932)

This is pre-code; this is Hollywood before the original censors lock down in all it’s depraved and grizzly glory. A classic tale dealing with surprisingly contemporary themes of  identity, repressed appetites  drugs and lust. Loaded with sexual menace, the  intensely aggressive performance of the lead Fredric March will shock and startle. The chaos and terror that lurks swirling and ominous beneath any smooth exterior has rarely been depicted with such frightening clarity. Gothic and nightmarish photography is matched by some of the most psychedelic and affecting special cinematography found from the far side of the 1960’s underground.

Some other recommended classics:

Freaks (1932) – Carnival uprising

Night of the Living Dead (1968) – The birth of the modern zombie

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) – Expressionist and oh so stylish

The Innocents (1961) – Atmospheric British ghost tale

The Haunting (1963) – Nail biting creep house spectacular

Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)

Not your traditional horror movie, more a revenge thriller, but it still made me twitchy long after the credits rolled.
Paddy Considine stars as Richard an ex-soldier returning to his home town. What starts out as a knockabout drama with Shane Meadows trademark humour quickly spirals into a tale of retribution driven by Considine’s charismatic performance and the brilliant support of Toby Kebbell as his brother.

The moral of this story? – Don’t mess with Paddy, he’ll give you nightmares.

Another favourite:
Peeping Tom (1960) – Michael Powell’s perverse love letter to the all-consuming power of cinema.
The Descent (2005)
Given that going caving already sounds horrific, The Descent is a winner from the word go. A group of friends clamber down into the bowels of the earth, squeezing themselves through impossible spaces only to become stuck when the ceiling caves in. The trouble is, THEY’RE NOT ALONE (cue heavy organ).  Even though the theme music to Jaws sends me flying behind the sofa, this is – even by the standards of those with bowels of steel – one to watch with a spare pair of drawers to hand… A claustrophobic, nerve-wracking monster movie with a pretty good twist at the end.
Also reccommended:
The Descent 2 (2009): a perfectly decent follow-up where a sole survivor must return to the bowels of the earth to help authorities discover what happened to her missing friends.
Switchblade Romance (2003): Freaky French Psycho-horror with Cecile De France
Wolf Creek (2005): Based on true events of a group of friends stuck in the Australian outback – mental note: never visit the Australian outback

Stephen King Horrifies Our Shelves With a Few Oldies (But Newbies)

New into the shop this week: The Stephen King Collection. Three classic horrors to line your coat pockets with (if you’re of a weak constitution, best to line your underwear too…)

Maximum Overdrive (1986) Starring Emilio Estevez and the only film to be directed by the man himself: Stephen King (Just because he never made another one again doesn’t mean it’s bad. I mean, there’s a crazy truck with a goblin face on the front, so how bad can it be?)

Trailer: http://youtu.be/ggWS4tTzs60

Silver Bullet (1985) Starring Corey Haim

Trailer: http://youtu.be/8hSkvsPs13I

Cat’s Eye (1985) Starring Drew Barrymore and James Woods

Trailer: http://youtu.be/rBdshG0lWac