Tag Archive | RealTime

What Happened to Jane Doe?

As The Autopsy of Jane Doe unfolded, I couldn’t help thinking of Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s short film, What Happened to Her (USA, 2016). In a review for the Australian arts journal RealTime, I wrote of Guevara-Flanagan’s film: ‘What Happened to Her is a startling assemblage of film and TV clips demonstrating the sheer proliferation of nubile dead bodies […]

Welcome to my Creepshow and Other Horror News

It’s been rather a long time between drinks over in this small corner of the horror blog world. My love of the genre has not in the least abated, but the first few months of this year were spent organising a solo painting exhibition which showed in April at Sydney’s Sheffer Gallery (images here). While […]

Censorship and A Serbian Film

It doesn’t come as a huge surprise to learn that The Human Centipede 2 (discussed in the previous post) has been banned in its current form by Australia’s Classification Review Board.  As a recent FILMINK news item explains, the film’s Australian distributer Monster Pictures plans to resubmit a modified version of the film. This follows […]

Tomie Unlimited and Other Snippets From the Sydney Underground Film Festival

The Sydney Underground Film Festival (which I covered for RealTime) rarely disappointed with its array of variously edgy, experimental, dark, playful, confronting films.  Apart from the fantastically wacky Helldriver, I only saw one other horror movie: the equally off-the-wall Tomie Unlimited.  (Helldriver‘s director Yoshihiro Nishimura did the effects on Tomie.)  Tomie Unlimited revolves around Tomie […]

Japanese Zombie Mayhem!

Yoshihiro Nishimura’s Helldriver  is no ordinary zombie film.  Set in a futuristic Japan where a wall divides the living from the undead, it moves at breakneck speed through a series of increasingly hallucinogenic fight scenes.  When it comes to the imaginative use of zombie body parts, Helldriver really is in a class of its own.  Picture an epic battle […]

Wrapping Up Australian Horror in RealTime

A discussion that touches on aliens, zombies, vampire supremacy, Tasmanian convict history, cannibalism and torture inflicted by girls in pink party frocks can be found in part two of my article on Australian horror for RealTime + onscreen (online here).  Such is the diversity of our recent horror cinema! The films in question are the […]

Australian Horror in RealTime

I’ve been immersed in Australian horror for a little while now, working on a two-part article on the subject for Australian-based arts publication RealTime.  It’s never a bad idea to have an awareness of what’s going down in your own backyard!  Excitingly (for me at least) Part One is now in print and online, and […]