horror

78 – Loving, The LEGO Batman Movie, Denial, Kate Plays Christine, Logan, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

78 – Loving, The LEGO Batman Movie, Denial, Kate Plays Christine, Logan, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

We’re back with a bunch of reviews covering Jeff Nichols great film, Loving. Andrew saw the animated Lego Batman film creatively titled, The LEGO Batman Movie. We discuss fake news and the holocaust in Denial. Bernadette took a hit for the team and watched Kate Plays Christine, while Andrew took one for the team and watched some film called ‘Logan‘. Finally, Macon Blair’s S...[Read More]

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Three – Best Films 20-1

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Three – Best Films 20-1

Ah, finally, the episode that you’ve all been waiting for. The culmination of a year of film watching comes to a close with our twenty favourite films from 2016. As mentioned in the episode, this list includes films that may have had 2015 US releases. As per the other episodes as well, there’s a lot of swearing here, as well as a fair amount of hiccups too – alcohol will do that ...[Read More]

Long Weekend – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Long Weekend – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Director: Colin Eggleston Cast: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Nature Writer: Everett de Roche If you haven’t seen Long Weekend – a true classic in Australian cinema – then this new Umbrella release is the way to go. One of the stereotypes of Australia as a country is that everything is out to kill you, and within Long Weekend, we see nature doing just that. Granted, the two main characters prett...[Read More]

Body Melt – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Body Melt – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Director: Philip Brophy Cast: Lisa McCune, William McInnes, Gerard Kennedy Writers: Philip Brophy, Rod Bishop Ok, I have to be honest, I had never heard of Philip Brophy’s insane body horror comedy Body Melt prior to this release. I mean, I’d seen the bug nuts crazy cover for the standard DVD version before, but I’d just dismissed it as being another cheap straight-to-VHS film from the early ninet...[Read More]

The Autopsy of Jane Doe Review

The Autopsy of Jane Doe Review

Body horror films of late have mostly fallen into the torture-porn/gorno arena, with films like the Saw series and of course, Hostel, making as much use of the vicious, aggressive violence inflicted upon victims as possible. But, what happens when a victim has died and there is no external wounds or trauma to signify why they have ceased to exist as a living being? Well, it’s then up to father and...[Read More]

The Autopsy of Jane Doe Fanforce Screenings

The Autopsy of Jane Doe Fanforce Screenings

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a unique horror film that focuses on father and son coroners – played by the always great Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch – who proceed to perform an autopsy on a strange homicide victim. Fresh off the highly successful Monster Fest screenings, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is making its way to Fanforce to bring the film to the rest of Australia. In fact, it was so succ...[Read More]

69 – The Handmaiden, The Neon Demon, Hell or High Water, The Meddler, De Palma

69 – The Handmaiden, The Neon Demon, Hell or High Water, The Meddler, De Palma

Explicit Content Ahh, welcome back? Are you still out there? How are you doing? Ok? It’s been a bit of a rough week hasn’t it? Lots of questions, no answers. Well, thankfully AB Film Review is here to provide more chaos. It’s unavoidable, we had to voice our opinion on the recent US election and Emperor President-Elect Trump’s ascension to power. After that madness subsides...[Read More]

Razorback – 1984 – Russell Mulcahy – The Last New Wave

Razorback – 1984 – Russell Mulcahy – The Last New Wave

On the last of the look at the Australian New Wave series, Andrew is joined by artist Simon Sherry to discuss Russell Mulcahy’s directorial debut – Razorback – aka the film with the giant pig. In this episode we not only touch on the film itself, but then we go on to discuss at length some of the great forgotten Australian films that are crying out for DVD releases. Outside of cr...[Read More]

Wake in Fright – 1970 – Ted Kotcheff – The Last New Wave

Wake in Fright – 1970 – Ted Kotcheff – The Last New Wave

It’s Australian New Wave cinema month on The Last New Wave, and what better way to kick it off than with one of the greatest Australian films produced – Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright. Not only is it one of the best films Australia has ever produced, it also is one of the great horror films – providing a scorching assessment of outback Australia. Andrew is joined by Michael ...[Read More]

Scare Campaign Review

Scare Campaign Review

Something is happening Australian cinema right now that is pretty unexpected. The genre film is making a comeback. Obviously, the mammoth film that is Mad Max: Fury Road is a prime example of action cinema. But, then there is also Wyrmwood: The Road of the Dead bringing gory zombie action to Australian screens. Predestination reignited Australian sci-fi in a fascinating way. And, of course this ye...[Read More]

Blood Feast: An Ode to Herschell Gordon Lewis

Blood Feast: An Ode to Herschell Gordon Lewis

The Godfather of Gore – Herschell Gordon Lewis – passed away on the 26th of September 2016. As a young horror fan, I was enamoured with Lewis’ work. After watching countless slasher films that displayed limited amounts of blood and guts, I somehow stumbled upon Blood Feast and had my perspective changed about early slasher horror. Made in 1963, Blood Feast is a notable effort for...[Read More]