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RetView #41 – Megan is Missing (2011)

Title: Megan is Missing Year of Release: 2011 Director: Michael Goi Length: 89 mins Starring: Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn, Dean Waite The story behind Megan is Missing is almost as remarkable as the film itself. Despite being initially released in 2011 it was shot in the found footage format made famous by the Blair Witch […]

RetView #40 – Mysterious Island (1961)

Title: Mysterious Island Year of Release: 1961 Director: Cy Endfield Length: 101 mins Starring: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill, Dan Jackson, Herbert Lom I remember seeing this film one wet afternoon as a kid, and being absolutely captivated by it. It’s the kind of boy’s adventure that just appeals to your sense […]

Retview #39 – They Live (1988)

Title: They Live Year of Release: 1988 Director: John Carpenter Length: 94 mins Starring: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, Peter Jason And now we arrive at yet another worthy entry in this series for horror maestro John Carpenter following The Fog, The Thing and Christine, and we haven’t even come to Halloween yet. […]

RetView #38 – Rabid (1977)

Title: Rabid Year of Release: 1977 Director: David Cronenberg Length: 91 mins Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan Before Scanners, Videodrome, and the 1986 remake of The Fly made Canadian writer and director David Cronenberg a household name, came this comparatively little-known cult classic. Despite the implications of the title, Rabid has […]

RetView #37 – The Thing (1982)

Title: The Thing Year of Release: 1982 Director: John Carpenter Length: 109 mins Starring: Kurt Russell, T.K. Carter, A. Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Joel Polis, This is the third entry in this series featuring the work of John Carpenter, following The Fog and Christine, and I haven’t even got to the most obvious one yet. […]

RetView #36 – The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Title: The Blair Witch Project Year of Release: 1999 Director: Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez Length: 81 minutes Starring: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard.   Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past twenty-one years (yep, that long) you must have heard a lot about this month’s #RetView entry. Among other […]

RetView #35 – Hide and Go Kill (2008)

Title: Hide and Go Kill Year of Release: 2008 Director: Tomoya Kainuma Length: 72 mins Starring: Saki Yamaguchi, Haruka Misaki, Rui Ono, Aimirora I’ve been quietly obsessed with internet rituals for a few years now, ever since I stumbled across something about the mysterious death of Elisa Lam online. Merging technology and the paranormal, which […]

RetView #34 – Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)

Title: Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors Year of Release: 1965 Director: Freddie Francis Length: 98 mins Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Neil McCallum, Alan Freeman, Max Adrian, Ann Bell, Donald Sutherland, Roy Castle. I love a good anthology film. It’s like getting four stories (or in this case, five) for the price of one. This […]

RetView #33 – The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

Title: The Serpent and the Rainbow Year of Release: 1988 Director: Wes Craven Length: 98 mins Starring: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield, Brent Jennings We’re all familiar with brain-eating movie zombies like the ones immortalized in Night of the Living Dead, Train to Busan, and 28 Days Later, to name but a […]

RetView #32 – Alien (1979)

Title: Alien Year of Release: 1979 Director: Ridley Scott Length: 117 mins Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronoca Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto, Ian Holm. Stone cold classics don’t come much colder or more classic than Alien. Widely regarded as one of the best films ever made despite being produced on a […]