Tag Archives: German

Dissonance And Dissidents: 1984’s ‘Decoder’ – Film Review

It doesn’t get any more arty or punk than the singularly named Muscha’s Decoder from 1984 (read our review of Vinegar Syndrome’s 2k restoration Blu-ray of the film here). This West German film blends themes from George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, 1984, and the writings of counterculture icon William S. …

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German Rockers Secrets Of The Moon Announce Two New Releases

Secrets Of The Moon

German rockers Secrets Of The Moon send word they’ve got an all new album due out in May 2020. They were kind enough to send along a preview. Three singles from the album will drop between now and the May 8th street date. This is some cool stuff! Prophecy will handle …

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Panic Fest 2020: ‘The New End’ Is A Familiar Post-Apocalyptic Fable – Movie Review

Written and directed by Leonel Dietsche (3000 2015), The New End is a post-apocalyptic fairy tale, full of knights, kings, jesters, and magicians rotted beyond recognition in radioactive dust. But in this decaying kingdom, there’s only one fair maiden left. The moral of this story, eulogized in the simultaneously hopeful …

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Think You Could Survive A Night in ‘The House’ (2016)? – Movie Review

Every now and again, a trailer will come along seemingly out of nowhere and just completely blow you away. Such was the case for me with the trailer for Artsploitation’s 2016 Norwegian chiller, Huset (The House). I’ve always been a sucker for foreign horror. The world has so much to …

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Cinepocalypse 2017 Presents: ‘Snowflake’ (2017), Germany’s Answer to Pulp Fiction

When asked to review films for Cinepocalypse 2017, I read through the list and realized that PopHorror had already written about a majority of the titles available. Of the remaining films, I picked two I had never heard of and hoped for the best. The first one I chose was …

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Inevitable Death and Insanity in Werner Herzog’s ‘Nosferatu the Vampyre’

Every vampire story is a little bit different. Werner Herzog’s 1979 classic Nosferatu the Vampyre is no exception. For one thing, it doesn’t take place in Transylvania, but in Wismar, Germany, and Herzog’s Dracula (Klaus Kinski) somehow comes across not as mythical but as an inevitable force of nature — …

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