Long Weekend (DVD)

Eco Warrior

As celebrated in Mark Hartley’s recent, excellent documentary Not Quite Hollywood, the Australian horror genre has a gloriously schlocky history. A raft of outlandish movies from Down Under rocked the international scene in the 1970s and 80s, including films like Razorback, Patrick and Mad Max. One of this tribe was Colin Eggleson’s 1978 shocker Long Weekend, which starred John Hargreaves and Briony Behets as the city dwellers who mistreat a rural paradise at their peril.

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Red Mist (DVD)

Do not resuscitate…

Irish film-maker Paddy Breathnach follows up his 2007 trippy horror Shrooms with another entry into the ‘bad kids must be punished’ genre, but this one lacks the originality and fear factor of its predecessor.

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