Headless

"Without faces, we are free." Headless... Headless... Headless. Man, if you know, you know. Readers of Soulless Cult know I'm a sucker for a wholesome gore-filled blood fest film; the more blood, guts and gore, the better. Since I was a kid growing up watching the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, I've always held a special place in my heart for kick-ass special effects and body horror scenes. So when someone suggested I check out the most gory movie they've ever seen, you know I had to jump at the opportunity, and that came in the form of Arthur Cullipher HEADLESS. The 2015 film has its basis inside of another film - Found - but totally works as a standalone gore fest, so you can jump into

31 Weeks to Halloween: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

"If you have a weak heart, better leave now because Frankenstein returns! In search of a bride!" As we continue to countdown the weeks until Halloween 2020, it's time for our fifth movie as part of our 31 Weeks to Halloween series, where we're checking out all 30 of the classic Universal Monsters films - in order! This Saturday's film goes all the way back to 1935, and is possibly one of the best done sequels to any horror film ever: The Bride of Frankenstein! The 1931 Frankenstein film is the monster movie that did it for me growing up, and even to this day, I still defend that fact to the death. But what Universal Pictures did with The Bride is just brilliant. The original film terrified a

Benighted - Obscene Repressed

It's been twenty years since Benighted released their debut, self-titled record - and seemingly to celebrate, the band have crafted an album that can only be described as pure insanity, and I mean that in the absolutely best of ways. Obscene Repressed was released earlier this month - and I'm just gonna fucking say it: this is their best, most brutal material in the history of the band. The album is a fucking masterpiece from beginning to end, and even though the band are highly regarded in the brutal death metal scene already, Obscene Repressed is the album that is going to put them into the death metal legend status the band deserves. But don't take my word for it: dedicate forty minutes o

31 Weeks to Halloween: The Invisible Man

You'll hardly believe what your eyes won't see! Another week closer to Halloween, another Universal Monsters movie to take us back to the early days of monster storytelling which set the stage for the movies we love today! This week, we're celebrating a movie that's a little extra special this year - The Invisible Man - which just received a reboot earlier this year which was done really well, and was really well received by audiences! But 87 years ago, theater goers saw a very different story with some absolutely unbelievable special effects that helped drive a plot that, to this day, remains one of the best science fiction horror films in the history of cinema. The original Invisible Man h

The Perished

Viewer and reader discretion is advised as this film contains themes such as abortion and child loss. The great thing about independent movies - and this is especially true for indie horror - is the freedom creators and artists have to tell their story, touch on topics that Hollywood would no doubt deem too controversial, and tell it in a way that comes off as entertainment, but has a deeper, underlying meaning. Sometimes those meanings aren't totally obvious and require some deeper thought, and other times the creators don't try and hide it, and quite literally put it in your face. It personally felt that was the case with the new-to-streaming Irish horror THE PERISHED, a film that could de

31 Weeks to Halloween: The Mummy (1932)

"Death - eternal punishment - for anyone who opens this casket." Many years before Brendan Fraser starred in the modern story of The Mummy, there was the classic Karl Freund film which saw the light of day way back in 1932. The Mummy is the third movie in what is considered the classic Universal Monsters film series, and was the second monster movie to feature the infamous Boris Karloff as the Mummy himself: Imhotep! What separates this film from a lot of the other Monster movies is that it truly is a romantic horror, in that its story is pretty much entirely based around the resurrection of Imhotep's lost love, Princess Ankh-es-en-Amon. While the romance factor may not be everyone's cup of

Skeletons in the Closet

There's no doubt that as the 80s and 90s kids get older, many of them - especially horror fans - love to reminisce about all the great things to come out of their/our childhood: video games, music, television, toys, and of course, horror. So it comes as no surprise that so many projects lately play as an ode to the cheesy horror of yesterday; some do it really well, others... not so much. Two years ago, an anthology film entitled SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET - written by Johnny Hlousek and Tony Wash, and directed by B.A. Lewandowski and Tony Wash - was unleashed upon the masses which acts more like a tv show than it does a movie, and honestly it's pretty fucking sweet. In the film, "Skeletons in

31 Weeks to Halloween: Frankenstein (1931)

"Millions have been thrilled... millions are waiting to be thrilled... by the greatest HORROR the screen has ever known!" When I think monster, one name stands out above the rest: FRANKENSTEIN! The second of the Universal Monsters films was also released in 1931 - just nine months after the iconic Dracula film - and features the legendary Boris Karloff as the Monster. The iconic face of horror - the hideous creation of Doctor Frankenstein - features glares, screams, fear, and happiness all in the films short hour and ten minute run time; but at the same time, there's so much to this fantastic and universally loved film. Much like Dracula, the film was based off a novel - Frankenstein; or, Th

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