Tag Archives: TOBE HOOPER

Iron Monkey

If DVDs wore out like VHS did, my old Hong Kong Legends Iron Monkey DVD would’ve been degraded to the degree that it’d probably play more like a bootleg than a legitimate release. Everyone has movies like that, movies where you know you want to

Cinema Eclectica 135 – A Tale of Two Hammers

A chill fog rises in the air, an unearthly howl is heard across the moors, and Rob’s wi-fi packs up. Yes, it’s our Halloween special, and after a brief stopover in Hammer territory with Indicator’s reissue of “Maniac” (also known as “The Maniac”), we remember

The Crazies (1973)

To celebrate the life of George A. Romero, Arrow Video have released a box set of three films called between Night and Dawn. It could just as easily be called ‘more than just night and dawn’ as Romero was largely overlooked outside of the Night

Christine

As culture becomes more fixated on nostalgia, we’re going to have to spend a lot of time reassessing what happened two or three decades ago.  At the moment that means the Eighties, with everything from Stranger Things to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles drawing from The Me Decade.  Comparing

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

At the beginning and the end of 1977’s The Hills Have Eyes – now reissued on Blu-Ray by Arrow home video – clouds of dust blow through the desert like an all-American version of Hammer’s oppressive fog. It’s an early sign that writer-director Wes Craven

Cinema Eclectica 41 – Radioactive Baby Bruce (Willis)

This week we turn something hideous into a shaven-headed beauty. Off the Shelf is predictably unpredictable with the African chase film “The Naked Prey”, Tobe Hooper’s big crocodile feature “Eaten Alive”, and the long-lost silent movie “A Daughter of Destiny”. Our Film of the Week

Deranged

The true story of Wisconsin killer, Ed Gein, influenced some of the most important films in horror cinema. For starters he was the muse of Hitchcock’s Psycho and Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There are also films which tackle his disturbing crimes head-on with the

Jack Hill Double: Spider Baby & Foxy Brown

Quentin Tarantino dubbed Jack Hill “the Howard Hawks of exploitation filmmaking”. Even if that box quote does cut Jack Hill as a vital figure in the exploitation film world, what’s even more worthy of note is Arrow Film’s commitment to releasing high-quality pressings of the