Heroes of Cult: James Hong

You probably know longtime Hollywood character actor James Hong as either David Lo Pan in Big Trouble In Little China or Cassandra’s Dad in Wayne’s World 2 – but the man is a prolific icon in the biz, working well over 500 roles in his 50-year-plus career, spanning from […]

Heroes of Cult: El Santo

El Santo is arguably the most famous Mexican who ever lived. EL Santo was born Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta (September 23, 1917), in Tulancingo in the Mexican state of Hidalgo; he moved to Mexico City in the 1920s, where his family settled in the Tepito neighbourhood. He practiced baseball […]

My Top 5 Christmas movies…

With December almost upon us I thought I share my five favourite Christmas films… #5: Scrooged / Dir: Richard Donner / 1988 A 1980s ‘greed is good’ take on the Charles Dickens classic. Bill Murray stars as the Scrooge like character Frank Cross. Frank is a stressed, uptight, […]

Cult Cartoon Essentials: Speed Racer

Speed Racer (aka Mach GoGoGo) was a Japanese anime/manga franchise about automobile racing. Mach GoGoGo was originally serialized in print in Shueisha’s 1958 Shōnen Book. It was released in tankōbon book form by Sun Wide Comics, and later re-released in Japan by Fusosha.  It was adapted into anime by Tatsunoko […]

Who are The Inhumans?

We all know about Marvel’s current urgency to make The Inhumans the centre of their universe. It is clear to see that with the upcoming rebranding of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to Inhumans in The Avengers movies, as well as Agent Coulson sketching maps of The Inhumans main […]

Preview: The Nightcomers

Marlon Brando’s BAFTA-nominated performance dominates this atmospheric, sexually charged feature from a golden age of British horror, directed by Michael Winner and also starring Stephanie Beacham in her first major film role. Visually stunning in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, The Nightcomers sketches a prequel […]

Preview: Circle of Danger (DVD)

A cleverly plotted mystery from Cat People director Jacques Tourneur, Circle of Danger casts Oscar winner Ray Milland as an American who comes to London hoping to discover the true circumstances about his brother’s death during a wartime operation in France. Also boasting fine performances from Marius Goring […]

Preview: Bad Timing (DVD)

Theresa Russell and Art Garfunkel bring a fearless intensity to their roles in this dark psycho-sexual drama from multi-award-winning director Nicolas Roeg. Unflinchingly tracing the volatile relationship between two young Americans in late ’70s Vienna, Bad Timing proved highly controversial on its release in 1980, and remains one […]

Preview: Baby Love (DVD)

This rare, controversial feature marked the big-screen debut not only of future Hammer and Confessions… star Linda Hayden but also of BAFTA- and Emmy award-winning director Alastair Reid, whose acclaimed credits include Traffik and Selling Hitler. Also starring Diana Dors and Keith Barron, Baby Love charts the implosion […]

Preview: Assassin for Hire (DVD)

A taut, noir-ish crime thriller produced by Primetime Emmy nominee and future Avengers lynchpin Julian Wintle, Assassin for Hire stars Sydney Tafler as a hitman who nurtures his younger brother’s musical talent with blood money; Ronald Howard is the Scotland Yard inspector who doggedly pursues him using any […]