‘Hellraiser’

Poor But Honest Entertainment

I’ve always preferred honest B movies to under-ambitious and oversold A movies. Watching [Rec]4 last night brought that home as I sat there thinking ‘Outboard-toting heroine fights rabid monkeys on a detonating ship – what’s not to love?’ The [Rec] series has a certain amount of originality and rings enough changes to intrigue, but originality […]

Time Pronounces Hardest On Film

Here’s a double-bill I don’t recommend you try: ‘The Battleship Potemkin’ and ‘Hellraiser’. I was going through stacks of old DVDs, thinking about what to chuck out as space is a premium, and somehow ended up watching these back-to-back. I used to be mates with Clive Barker and found him a perfectly charming man, and […]