All posts by Rob Simpson

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Arrow’s latest release and one of the highlights of the year’s home release calendar is 1978’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It comes with the embarrassment of extra footage, interviews, and making-of videos. The Blu-ray also features a characteristic effort to bring the film into

Nosferatu

Each and every Halloween a classic Horror film is lavished with a limited cinema run. Taking high street cinema chain Cineworld for example, over the last two years they have screened Wes Craven’s 1984 classic Nightmare on Elm Street and Joe Dante’s anarchic delight, Gremlins.

Dr Mabuse, The Gambler (1922)

Cinema in its essence is a visual medium; the silent film can be viewed as nothing but cinema in its purest form. That’s the theory anyhow. Contemporary audiences have written pre-sound cinema as archaic and therefore unworthy of any prolonged attention beyond that which one

The Perfect Recipe for Halloween

It’s Halloween, so by all reckoning we should put something up to commemorate this most unholy of holidays. So, when in doubt get the lists out. There is a very narrow line that divides the scary and funny. There is no greater example of this

The Fury (1978)

Brian De Palma, telekinesis and violence. When most people are addressed with those few identifiers the film they are going to come out with is Carrie. But there’s more, enter 1978 film the Fury; Brian De Palma’s other great telekinetic thriller and one that has

Late Mizoguchi (1951-1956)

Japanese cinema has an odd relationship with crowds for assorted reasons; two of the chief come from genres like horror and anime. The usual response to the question of what a person’s favourite Japanese film or film-maker is will often be met with any number of

Shady

Third Windows Films are a firm favourite here at The Geek Show, partly because they let us review all their releases, but mostly due to them releasing a healthy mix of classics and new titles from Asian cinema. They are the last and best men

Raindance 2013: Sake-Bomb

A Saké Bomb is a beer cocktail made by pouring Saké into a shot glass and dropping it into a glass of beer, it’s also the feature debut of Junya Sakino that’s making its international premiere at the 2013 Raindance Film Festival. In Sakino’s debut,

21st Raindance Film Festival: Our Pick of the Bunch

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