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Euro-Sleaze: Landmarks in European Queer Cinema

The blame for my indoctrination into the human despair, psychological violence and sadistic glee of European Queer Cinema lies entirely with French writer, filmmaker and rape-survivor Virginie Despentes. In my boyhood I went along to a screening in Dublin’s IFI (Irish Film Institute) of her vengeance-themed and violently pornographic BAISE-MOI. The tagline piqued my morbid […]

Celebrating 10 Years Of Severin Films On SHOCK WAVES!

It’s been a while, but we’re back! On this edition of Shock Waves, Elric Kane has returned from his cross country trip and re-joins co-hosts Rebekah McKendry and yours truly (Rob Galluzzo) as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Elric got to see THE SHALLOWS, THE NEON DEMON, George A. Romero’s SEASON OF THE WITCH […]

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The Pope of Trash: A Tribute to John Waters

To a misfit kid, growing up on the other side of the tracks in a single-parent family and noticeably queer in an isolated part of the (pre-decriminalization) Irish countryside — an environment akin to the purgatorial villages conjured up from the dark depths of a Patrick McCabe (THE BUTCHER BOY, BREAKFAST ON PLUTO, WINTERWOOD) novel — […]

Retro-Synth Wizards CONFRONTATIONAL Channel ’80s Cult Classics in “FLAT/LINE”

As a rabid fan of vintage electronic music and a horror soundtrack junkie to boot, I’m stoked to add a new band to my audio arsenal… and after you roll on the clip below, I’m betting you’ll want to hear more from them too. Founded in 2014 in Sardinia, Italy by artist Massimo Usai, the […]

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Danse Macabre – What Happens When You’ve Got The Music In You?

There is a movie, not a good movie, but a movie none the less, called THE WILD WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN. The movie revolves around an evil guy called Rat Fink trying to steal an atomic hearing-aid. Like I said, it isn’t good. In the movie, there is a subplot about a pill that makes […]