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Films 

10 Micro-Budget Films That Are Surprisingly Awesome

While we’ve grown accustomed to the horror genre receiving bigger budgets in order to capitalize on what is clearly a very macabre trend, there are still indie and low budget films being churned out on a weekly basis. We wanted to highlight a series of elite independent features that were shot on budgets south of […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: I (Barely) Survived a VIOLENT SH*T Marathon! [NSFW]

Happy Friday, fellow extremiacs! Put on those rain ponchos, ‘cuz you’re gonna get a little red on you again. When I first launched this column a couple of months ago, I made a point of emphasizing the concept of extreme horror movies as “outsider art,” expressing some bold and unconventional ideas through the medium of […]

Films 

The Haunted World of Mario Bava’s PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES

From the forbidden reaches of interstellar space a distress call is answered and the would-be rescuers become the victims of an alien terror meeting death in the most horrible ways imaginable. Sound familiar? Well then, you might be a fan of director Mario Bava’s stylish, low budget, promethean nightmare, PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES. Bava, perhaps […]

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Slashback! OGROFF is the Craziest ‘80s Slasher You’ve Never Seen

While many different countries have put their own unique cultural spin on the slasher genre — even before it rose to international prominence in the early ‘80s — most fans wouldn’t think of France as a resource for old school stalk-and-slash horror films. While the French have developed a solid post-millennial reputation for extreme horror cinema thanks […]