Category Archives: Movie Masochism

In Review: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

By Maryann O’Connor

I am aware that if you are reading this, you’re probably a Twilight fan wanting to revel, once more, in the events of the penultimate film in the series. However, I do hope that you’re someone who might be sceptical about or casually ridicule the series. I want to discuss this film as you may usually discuss a film recently released in cinemas. Continue reading

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In Review: The World of the Dead: Zombie Diaries 2 on DVD

By Sean Burton

Released in 2006, The Zombie Diaries was an independent, low-to-zero budget British film about a zombie apocalypse seen though the eyes and camera of a group of ‘average joes’.  Continue reading

Bad Film Club Vs Xanadu

After 5 years at the Barbican in North London The Bad Film Club, beloved refuge of card-carrying movie masochists everywhere, has moved to Riverside Studios. Continue reading

In Review: Troll 2 / Best Worst Movie

By Helen Cox

Last month I was inducted into a cult. A cult of green goop and erotic corn on the cob. A cult of frighteningly cheerful grandfathers, spontaneously dancing sisters and mothers who appear, by that wild look in their eye, to be high as a kite: the cult of Troll 2. Continue reading

Film Confessionals: Why I Love Independence Day

By Rob Keeling

Whether we like it or not, there are some films that we are all slightly ashamed of admitting we love. These films are, often, not the most thought-provoking or meaningful of movies, but there’s just something about them that keeps us going back for more. Continue reading

Dire-ctors: Edward D. Wood Jnr

By I.S. Kallah

“One is always considered mad when one perfects something
that others cannot grasp.”

Born on 10th October 1924 Ed Wood was an actor, author, editor, producer, screenwriter and director. In his short life spanning 54 years he made a number of B-films, which were so appallingly bad that they were, in fact, deliciously good!  Critical acclaim may have passed him by, as did impact at the box office, but, nonetheless, Wood still managed to achieve cult status. Continue reading