Author: Daniel Abbott

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Film Torments: Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

THIS week on Film Torments’ Month of Misery, we take a look at one of the original Video Nasties. Cannibal Holocaust is one of those films where the legend precedes the picture. Believed by...

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Film Torments: A Serbian Film (2010)

THIS week on Film Torments’ Month of Misery – you might have heard about this one. Many words have been used to describe Srdjan Spasojevic’s A Serbian Film. Disgusting, extreme, horrifying, even – according...

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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...