Author: Daniel Abbott

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Film Torments: Threads (1984)

FOR AUGUST, Film Torments is going to be a little different: instead of reviewing films which are low-quality and ineffective, we’re looking at quality films which are particularly difficult and distressing to sit through. To...

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Film Torments: The Cobbler (2014)

THIS WEEK on Film Torments, Dan takes a look at yet another Adam Sandler bomb. You wouldn’t be blamed for assuming that we like to pick on Adam Sandler at SCM, but the reality...

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Only in the 70s: Starcrash (1979)

RETURNING to the decade of flairs, perms and nationwide blackouts after a lengthy hiatus, Dan examines one of many sci-fi travesties that scrambled to fill the demand from a certain blockbuster. You might have heard...

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Film Torments: V/H/S: Viral (2014)

THIS WEEK on Torments, George has a stab at an anthology that, inexplicably, made it to three instalments. Let it never be said that I don’t suffer for my art. I have now sat...

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The Canon of Cannon: The Breakin’ Trilogy

THE CANON of Cannon is a feature where we take a wandering look at the backlog of world-renowned trash peddlers, Cannon Films, and the work they left behind. This time, we examine the enduring cult appeal of three...

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Film Torments: Deathstalker (1983)

THIS WEEK on Film Torments, Dan takes a look at a slice of cheap and cheerless nonsense that’s, inexplicably, deeply dear to him: Corman-produced and brimming with 80s-sleaze, it’s Deathstalker. Deathstalker (not to be confused with...