John Carpenter transformed Kurt Russell into an action hero with this clever sci-fi thriller where Manhattan has been turned into a high security island prison.
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Australian cult film ‘Wake in Fright’ on Amazon Prime Video
Wake in Fright (1971), one of the seminal works of the New Australian cinema of the seventies, is a brutal, blackly funny thriller of an urban schoolteacher (Gary Bond) posted to the Australian Outback, which is a sun-blasted nightmare as far as he’s concerned. He can’t leave fast enough when his Christmas vacation arrives, but […]
Blu-ray: ‘Death Line’ (aka ‘Raw Meat’) on Blue Underground
Death Line (aka Raw Meat) (1972) – Gary Sherman directs this underrated (and for years largely unseen) British horror film about the last survivor of a literal underground clan (trapped in a subway construction cave in a century before) who emerges from his cave to hunt for food on the London Underground. Yes, it’s a […]