Posts Tagged ‘Horror film’

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!
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Goats In The Machine returns, and this time it’s drunk!

In honour of St. Patrick’s day hosts RJ Bayley and Louise Boyd are having a drink and discussion over the cult comedy horror LeprechaunAs we lurch from one alcohol fueled faux pas to another we also debate issues such as the varied comedic quality of the film, the interesting stylistic choices and some of the most downright bizarre moments you’re likely to witness in a horror movie.

If you’re planning on heading out this St. Patrick’s grab a few cans of that foul, tasteless black liquid and join us on a drink along through Warwick Davis‘ most notable and prolific role.

And, if you’re listening to this hungover after a St. Patrick’s celebration, ease the pain and grab a few cans of of that foul, tasteless black liquid and…you get the idea. It’s a St. Patrick’s Day episode, whatever you’re doing, drink some stout and watch Leprechaun along with us.

Hit up the link after the jump and indulge in some of that Oirish mah-jekk. (more…)

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Sykesfall & For Your Eyes Owlny

For a long time now I’ve been a huge fan of All of Whine And Space and their pop-cultural webcast based chatter. Of all their output however, my favourite has always been their commentaries of  all 28 James Bond films. To me these defined the blogging project that was BlogalongaBond. 

So naturally, when it came to my pet project Twelve Months of Terror, my first thoughts on who to get involved outside of Louise was All of Whine And Space(more…)

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
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Goats In The Machine returns with a film that’s bound to get your heart beating – My Bloody Valentine.

Hit the link to join us, Louise Boyd and RJ Bayley as we journey into the murky mine-shaft of hysterical Valentine’s celebrations gone wrong in the American Heartland.

What makes Harry Warden such a good horror villain? Why are 80s horrors aging so poorly compared to their 70s counterparts? What are the effects of ingesting nothing but copious amounts of sugar over the course of a film? Why is the Yorkshire Mining Museum the pride of the British entertainment and tourist industry? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Hit the link after the jump! (more…)

Hitchcock-posterI was expecting something rather more…sordid than Hitchcock. The BBC/HBO film The Girl, about director Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession with star of The Birds Tippi Hedren is a dark examination of a depressed, unsatisfied man and his fixation with glamour. As such I assumed Sacha Gervasi‘s Hitchcock, the story of the making of legendary horror Psycho (1960) would approach the man in a similar way. In actuality Hitchcock is a rather bright and breezy affair that isn’t about the director himself, more the troubles of getting the iconic project off the ground. (more…)


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Much to my delight I have been selected as the new Film Critic for the awesome short horror film app Popcorn HorrorBy downloading the app you’ll be able to read my reviews of horror films, with a new one published every Tuesday. You’ll also be able to watch some of the best short horror films from the brightest up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world.

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Firstly I’d like to offer thanks to the numerous people who have helped create this final list, particularly fellow blogger Louise Boyd (who collaborated on the first Twelve Months of Terror Webcast ) and internet extraordinaire Dan Cole.

I needed to cut down the list of horror films for the project and having given it much thought I have not come up with the following list.

What I have done is been massively precious about some films I might not have even seen but am, in some cases, prematurely fond of. So I thought ‘You know what? I’m just going to hack this down like so many victims of Camp Crystal Lake.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Don't dare make New Year's resolution... unless you plan to live!

Don’t dare make New Year’s resolution… unless you plan to live!

Goats In The Machine is kicking off 2013 in style with the inaugural webcast of  Twelve Months of Terror on New Year’s Evil.

Hit the link after the jump and join us as we delve into the world of New Wave-centric horror, the depraved youth of the 1980s and rampant sexism!
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The Protoype2012 was a special year for fans of genre and franchise cinema. Sam Mendes gave us the appropriately excellent Bond adventure Skyfall for the secret agent’s 50th anniversary. Christopher Nolan made it a hat-trick and finished off his Batman trilogy with the stunning The Dark Knight Rises. Karl Urban delivered a rendition of The Law all comic fans were waiting for with the reassuringly violent Dredd. We were also treated to a return visit to Middle-Earth by the man who took us there in the first place via The Hobbit. And perhaps the most nerdgasm inducing of them all; that which I thought I’d never see on the silver screen, a cohesive (not to mention brilliant) comic-book universe culminating in the joyous Avengers Assemble.

But it wasn’t just good news for the superhero fans, the horror fans were well catered for too. Horror studio and British institution Hammer continued it’s triumphant resurrection with the rightly praised The Woman in Black. Tim Burton got back on form with the flawless Frankenweenie. Ridley Scott went back to the future with the retro Prometheus and Drew Goddard almost re-invented the horror-show with the showstopping The Cabin In The Woods.

Also there was blogger Louise Boyd’s must see horror of the year, Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead.

But now we’ve survived apocalypse and will soon be into Twelve Months of Terror then what have we got to look forward to?

Below are the trailers that have got Goats in the Machine most intrigued to see the films they’re flogging. (more…)

This is it. The big one. The grand finale. The last hurrah. The fat lady’s song. The final stand. The Man In The Iron Mask. The end of the line. The be all and quite literally end all. 2012, according to the Mayan calendar (and who’s to say their spiritual beliefs are any less valid than others?) is the year the world will come to an end. On my birthday no less, which is kind of cool and pretty awful at the same time.

So if this is the end of times, what comes after it? That must surely be the most terrifying wasteland imaginable, with each passing month holding its own individual monstrosities more sickening than the last.

But let’s be honest, that isn’t going to happen and so we’re just going to have to make something fitting that brief ourselves!

Twelve Months of Terror is my attempt, in a very small way, to craft something along those lines. So with each new month comes a new, unique horror. The above preamble might just seem like shoehorning a reason into a project of watching month-unique horrors for a year (it is), but it’s something I’ve pondered for a long time. I’ve always thought that there must be a horror movie for every special occasion of the year by now and after a little research, there is!

So, every month for a year I’m going to watch, examine and discuss a month-specific horror film and, in my own small way, compensate for the fact we should be getting to decapitate hoards of undead and dodge psychopaths in 2013.

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