Monday, January 30, 2023

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Quite a variety of genres this time around, most from great and much appreciated recommendations!

M3GAN, 2022 (****)
whoever designed and wrote for the doll is an absolute genius, all her scenes taken in isolation are absolutely spectacular, sadly the rest of the film is dumbed-down PG-13 trash with Hallmark Channel-quality acting - had to give extra star for inspired inclusion of Skatt Bros' classic 'Walk The Night'

Hospitals: The White Mafia, 1973 (****)
Luigi Zampa's remarkably disturbing drama and chief surgeon character study set in a big city hospital resonates more than ever despite its fifty years of age

Speak No Evil, 2022 (*****)
one of the most unsettling films I've ever seen, a living nightmare of helplessness to be involuntarily felt throughout the entire film

Triangle Of Sadness, 2022 (****)
despite occasional heavy-handed messaging, if taken as pure black comedy, you find a highly enjoyable film with some extremely memorable interactions and plot twists

The Menu, 2022 (**)
black comedy starts out so promisingly yet quickly (and unexpectedly) degenerates into a thriller-by-numbers with absolutely zero character development, so jarring that it recalls Robert Altman's Hollywood satire The Player

On Your Wedding Day, 2018 (*****)
I do love a good romantic comedy and Korean ones are the best: this is a particularly good one, very real and raw and relatable

20th Century Girl, 2021 (****)
cute and fun Korean romantic comedy with quite the sting in its tail

Piggy, 2022 (*)
opening credits' list of sponsors and backers was already a massive red flag but this is little more than an incoherent revenge horror with a porn-quality cast, also a huge no to thirtysomethings playing teenagers

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Saturday, November 26, 2022

BLACK FRIDAY 2022

 

Black Friday special!

Until midnight 28th November, the original (and best) master version of THE 150 MURDEROUS PASSIONS (part one) is free at Bandcamp - also 30% off everything Whitehouse and Cut Hands there using the code 'blackfriday22'.

Monday, October 31, 2022

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Hallowe'en horror film special. It's been several years since the last movie review post, good new movies seem to be becoming rarer and rarer so catching up with various recommendations and suggestions I've gratefully received. Happy Hallowe'en!

X, 2022 (*)
porn acting without the porn, 70s/80s retro horror without the horror or even the soundtrack

The Sadness, 2021 (****)
highly enjoyable sexually depraved horror from Taiwan, loved its energy, youthful verve, and Sadean monologues in final act

American Mary, 2012 (***)
Katharine Isabelle's talents are rather wasted on what is a fantastic body horror premise because, sadly, movie suffers from a catastrophic lack of attention to fetishistic detail

Hatchet, 2006 (*)
risibly poor low budget retro horror attempt, hard to believe there were 3 sequels (does that qualify it as a franchise?)

Ginger Snaps, 2000 (****)
Isabelle as the older sister absolutely steals the show in this highly original female puberty-centred horror from Canada only marred by the younger sister's pointless and distracting syrup - looking forward to visiting the sequels 

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

MORE BANDCAMP LEGACY RELEASES

 

Two new Whitehouse studio albums have now been added to the Susan Lawly Bandcamp page

First up is 2001's legendary CRUISE (pictured) with a bonus track of a remastered version of the instrumental version of the title track that featured as the B-side of the original 12" single. Here available for the first time in digital format.

Secondly is 1981's harrowing and chilling BUCHENWALD album, there are also a few physical copies available too on the same page.

Friday, May 06, 2022

SIXTEEN WAYS OUT : 17/6/22 : CD + LIMITED VINYL






new album on Susan Lawly!

CUT HANDS : SIXTEEN WAYS OUT
CD + limited vinyl versions, preorders available now for 17th June release date

CD catalogue number SLCD031
vinyl catalogue number SLA007

- any questions or comments about this release feel free to leave below!

PICS UPDATE 15/07/22!

Saturday, March 12, 2022

CUT HANDS AT MELTDOWN FESTIVAL










Really thrilled and honoured to be part of Grace Jones' Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre, London on Saturday, June 11th, 2022. Tickets are now on general sale.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

SIXTEEN WAYS OUT TEST PRESSINGS













SIXTEEN WAYS OUT test pressings are here and sounding great. Release date for CD and vinyl versions should now follow soon.