Author: Daniel Abbott

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Film Torments: Ben-Hur (2016)

THIS WEEK on Torments, Dan looks at a surprisingly interesting bomb. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ was a staggeringly popular novel at the turn of the 20th Century. Set in the time of...

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Film Torments: Dracula 3000 (2004)

THIS TIME on Torments, Dan wanders where the sun don’t shine. The direct-to-video market is dominated by horror. There’s a simple reason for this: Horror movies, by design, rarely require inflated budgets or star-studded...

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Film Torments: Troll 2 (1990)

THIS TIME on Torments, Dan takes a look at an all-time classic. The badness of Troll 2 is legendary in contemporaneity. Its infamy among the bad-movie-loving community (we’ll call them ‘shitslaves’) is legion. For shitslaves like...

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A Final Fantasy Retrospective: Final Fantasy VI (SNES)

MERCIFULLY, this is the last time I’ll need to preface these things with the circumstance of localisation. Final Fantasy VI was not released in its original form in Europe, so I played the American SNES release...

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Film Torments: Robo-Dog (2015)

THIS TIME on Torments, Dan takes a look at some doggy wog filmo bong. The cottage industry of straight-to-video dog films has been churning out releases since the advent of Beethoven and Air Bud – sickly-sweet family films...

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Film Torments: Supergirl (1984)

THIS TIME on Torments, Dan looks at a forgotten lesson in comic book atrocities. There was a time when superhero movies were a marquee event. When the original Superman hit cinemas in 1979, comic...