It’s that time of year again… The weather is getting chilly, the leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees, and everyone is in full Halloween mode. Fall is my favorite time of year for all of those reasons; and also because it means that Toronto After Dark is upon us.
I know some people greatly dislike Greg Mclean’s Wolf Creek. If I had to take a guess as to why, it would be because it was released right around the height of the “torture porn” craze. When Saw and Hostel made it popular, studios cashed in with both super-low-budget features, and features with a decent […]
If the Aussies do anything right, it’s the creation of horror films and the strange devices that they use to create said horror films. They tend to be the opposite from their American cousins with attention more on characters and less on what is going wrong throughout the movie (killer, zombies, and ghosts). Strange Behavior […]
“A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out” (IMDB).
For my first entry to what we hope to be a massive, on-going series, I’ve chosen the 2008 Aussie revenge flick “The Horseman”. One could argue whether or not this film deserves to be grouped with some of the classic films from the land of Oz that we’re covering, but in my personal opinion, it’s […]
When Shawn asked me to contribute to The Ozsploitation Files, I jumped at the chance. Not only would I get to do a dandy little guest spot here on The Liberal Dead, but I’d get a chance to talk about one of my favorite genre film things, Aussies. It was only recently in a Salvation […]
I’ve never been a fan of THE HOWLING series. Even as an admirer of almost all things that Joe Dante’s name appears on, his werewolf opus just does not do it for me. Perhaps it is due to how surprisingly serious the film takes itself or that it just has not aged well. Regardless, this […]
This movie is more awesome than driving a car that transforms into a jet-fighter made of bullets into an explosion made out of boobs. And at all the same time, at the center of that explosion of boobs, there is…a heart.
Ghosts of the Civil Dead is a dark and gloomy look at the slow decay of sanity and order within the walls of a high tech maximum security prison. A place that was once peaceful for the most part when those incarcerated had such rights as television and various other means of entertainment to keep […]
Prior to seeing RAZORBACK for the first time, I had constantly heard it referred to as the “killer pig” movie. Of course, as a young and impressionable horror fan this sounded awesome. I had images of a rabid Babe just running rampant on the farm looking for blood and quickly and messily dismembering the likes […]
For an undetermined amount of time, we’re going to be profiling some of the better, and in some cases, worse films in the category referred to as Ozploitation. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it refers to exploitation films that were created in the land down-under, Australia. This will be a wide-range study, and […]