RAD (1986) Review {by R.T. Ewell}

     (The following review was contributed by R.T Ewell. R.T is a writer, his work can be found here)  When I first started talking to Chris about writing for The Cinephiliacs we tossed around a few Ideas. Ultimately, I just joined the team as a reviewer instead of doing something a bit different which is what I originally envisioned. One of the first things … Continue reading RAD (1986) Review {by R.T. Ewell}

The Madmen of Mandoras (1963) Review {by Tim Walker}

 (The following review was contributed by Tim Walker. Tim also writes for his own blog, here.) The opening scene of this film actually made me pretty angry; it appeared to be real stock footage of an elephant who had been dosed with nerve gas. As the elephant dropped to the ground and died I was about to turn off the film and walk the fuck … Continue reading The Madmen of Mandoras (1963) Review {by Tim Walker}

Arachnid (2001) Review {by Tim Walker}

 (The following review was contributed by Tim Walker. Tim also writes for his own blog, here.) This film began to ring alarm bells from 30 seconds into the run-time. Because the very first thing the film shows us is a very poor quality CGI infested scene of water being drawn from the ocean, and into an semi invisible aircraft. This aircraft has presumably triggered some … Continue reading Arachnid (2001) Review {by Tim Walker}

Raw Force (1982) Review (Vinegar Syndrome DVD)

RAW FORCE (Shogun Island, Special Force, Kung Fu Cannibals) 1982, dir: Edward Murphy My first experience with RAW FORCE was a couple of years a go when I got my hands on the Grindhouse Experience Volume 1 DVD box set, released by the somewhat shady Fortune 5 label. On the set were some wonderful films such as MANDINGA, EXECUTIONER 2 (there was never a first … Continue reading Raw Force (1982) Review (Vinegar Syndrome DVD)

Shivers (1975) Review (Arrow Video DVD)

SHIVERS (dir. David Cronenberg, 1975) “T-E-R-R-O-R beyond the power of priest or science to exorcise!” Unlike a lot of horror and cult film fans, I never really grew up watching the likes of the Universal monster movies, Godzilla or anything like that. My parents weren’t prudes or strict in that regard, I just never really had an interest. I was one of those mainstream kids who … Continue reading Shivers (1975) Review (Arrow Video DVD)

The Deadly Spawn (1983) Review (Arrow Video DVD)

The 80’s… …possibly the greatest period for horror movies so far, The Deadly Spawn is another film that proves this notion. A horror sci-fi with stellar practical creature effects, the perfect amount of cheese and a synth heavy soundtrack. Perfection. The Deadly Spawn tells the story of a meteorite that crashes to earth and introduces a leech like alien organism to the backwoods and suburbia of America. … Continue reading The Deadly Spawn (1983) Review (Arrow Video DVD)