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The Rocky Horror Show. Liverpool Empire Review

Posted in Love Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2016 by Hayley's Horror Reviews

Head over to Love Horror and check out my latest theatre review of the UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Its the long-standing, essential cult rock & roll musical that pays homage to Sci-Fi B-Movies and is all about embracing your true self. So get your fishnets on and book your tickets now! http://rockyhorror.co.uk/tour 

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Hayley Alice Roberts

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Love Horror: The Sacrament (2013)

Posted in Horror Festivals, Love Horror with tags , , , , , , on June 7, 2014 by Hayley's Horror Reviews

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The latest Love Horror review is Ti West’s chilling thriller The Sacrament. With a blend of found footage and the cult movie, The Sacrament circulated the horror festivals (including Glasgow’s FrightFest in February) before gaining a theatrical release in May this year followed by a DVD/Blu-Ray release today. Check out my thoughts on the movie and how while not being a major fan of Ti West’s work in the past, this film has my views changing. Read More Here.

Hayley Alice Roberts.

Hayley’s Horror Reviews

Cult Retrospect: “Dead Hooker in a Trunk” (2009)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2012 by Hayley's Horror Reviews

**WARNING: SOME SPOILERS**

Immediately the title of this film invokes curiosity and encourages the viewer to take a look. This exploitation flick is a must-see thrill ride with twists and turns and plenty of blood, guts and gore that keeps the audience gripped and disturbed from beginning to end. The film features interesting and experimental camera work conveying a gritty tone as the narrative cleverly changes direction defying expectations on several occasions resulting in a satisfying pay-off!

The plot centers on a group of misfits consisting of twin sisters one referred to as “The Badass” and the other ” The Geek”, their “Junkie” friend and a “Goody-Two Shoes” religious  “love interest” for “The Geek”. After picking him up from his “Youth Group” they discover the dead body of a nameless hooker in the trunk of their car! Without giving too much away, from then on we see a roller-coaster ride of extreme violence accompanied by tongue in cheek dry humor.

Canadian-born sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska deliver one of the best exploitation films of recent years, the dialogue is inventive and witty, the characters come across as larger than life caricatures with their dark sense of humor and actions and the plot is full of intrigue. The violence is deliciously extreme from eye gouging to arms being hacked off to guts being spilled, it really is a crowd pleaser for genre fans who enjoy something a bit more unusual and exploitative than mainstream horror has to offer! “Dead Hooker” also features some awesome women who can really kick-ass reminiscent of “Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill!” (1965). It also has a sense of uniqueness that as well as the title makes it stand out. The only criticism for the film would be a little too much exposition at the climax, depicting an incident the audience was aware of in order to fit in some more carnage.

“Dead Hooker in a Trunk” definitely deserves its status as a Cult Classic. One hundred per-cent recommend it.  The Soska sisters next project currently in post-production “American Mary” (2012) looks equally as intriguing and will be eagerly anticipated.

Hayley Alice Roberts.