Survival of the Dead (DVD)

Dead reckoning

Over 40 years after the release of his seminal Night of the Living Dead, George A Romero’s zombie franchise lumbers on. And while his latest offering may lack the social and political commentary that defined his earlier movies, this tale of the inhabitants of an isolated island and their fight against the living dead packs in plenty of Romero’s trademark dry humour and outlandish effects. Gorehounds in particular will delights in the many sticky closeups.

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Tormented (2009)

Life lessons…

Life at Fairview High is much the same as at any other modern British institute of education. The students are split into distinct groups – the geeks, the Goths, the middle-of-the roaders and, of course, ruling over them all, the popular kids who spend their time systematically targeting those who don’t match up to their high standards. But when uber-nerd Darren (Calvin Dean) kills himself, strange things begin to happen to those who made his life miserable – including self-proclaimed king of cool Bradley (Alex Pettyfer) and the pouting Tasha (April Pearson) When rule-following head girl Justine (Tuppence Middleton) falls for sexy Alexis (Dimitri Leonidas), she finds herself drawn into the clique – and into the terrifying things that are befalling them. Can she find out the truth about what’s happening before it’s too late?

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