Creature Features, some may say “horror” not my cup of tea but creature features can be a number of genre’s rolled into one. Splice was horror, science-fiction and became an unintentional comedy at some points which made it a great film to come back to. The Cave was an action adventure with horror elements and The Descent turned out to be one of the greatest creature features of all time! It was tense, it was action packed and above all, it was fun and intense to boot.

Below we look at the latest in a long line of creature features that need to be seen to be believed. A creature feature isn’t just for horror fans it can be so much more and it’s time for you to discover that for yourselves with our recommendations!

Blood Glacier

Available to buy on DVD on 27th January 2014, Blood Glacier isn’t a creature feature like any other. It takes horror, science fiction and a spattering of comedy and turns terrifying creations in a thrill ride of entertainment that offers up one of the most hysterically amusing scenes involving snot, panic and a banana!

The gates of hell are made of ice in this tense horror thriller paying homage to The Thing and Assault on Precinct 13.

Four technicians and scientists at an alpine research station discover a glacier of blood high in the mountains. Testing the red liquid oozing from the ice, they discover a new alien organism with the astonishing capability of transforming the local wildlife into horrific hybrids and monster mutations. With the Minister of the Environment hiking to the station for an official visit, many frightening questions must be answered if the confrontational team are to survive and cope with the giant wood lice, the beetle-foxes, crossbred flying predators and much, much worse...

If you’re looking for old school special effects, thrilling moments of terror and a mystery worth solving, then look no further because Blood Glacier is here! (Thank goodness the title was changed, The Station doesn’t have the right ring to it.

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark?

Have you ever heard of the tooth fairy? Well you may be a little bit surprised to discover the truth behind the tooth fairy and the dangers it holds for the children of the human race.

Guillermo Del Torro endorses this one big style but then again it expands on a segment of Hellboy II where the tooth fairies get introduced to the world as this sinister, hungry force. They are the tooth munching legion.

In Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark? One little girl finds herself struggling to come to terms with her father’s attempt to move on from his former marriage. With a new home to make up the young girl is shipped into this home and the secrets lurking beneath the house are not going to stay quiet. With a fight for her life on the cards with her father or his new girlfriend realise the danger or will one girls fight for survival become one of many missing persons reports.

It’s full of fantasy, full of suspense and a few truly inspiring moments of horror. Grab the cushions for this one!

LIVID(E)

A french flick from the men who brought us the disgusting and horrifically wonderful INSIDE. Livid(e) is another fantasy waiting to come to life.

Within a vast, desolate and slowly decaying mansion an aging woman lies in a coma, kept alive by a life support machine. Assigned to look after her, a young care worker named Lucy discovers that the old woman is Madam Jessel, previously a ballet teacher of some repute and rumoured to have hidden great riches inside the house. 

Determined to find the treasure, Lucy and two of her friends break in at night and uncover a darker secret that will throw them into a deadly labyrinth of hell. 

While not completely a creature feature, there are elements in Livid(e) that hark back to the oldies, the old house, the secrets hidden behind locked doors and the monstrous surprises that await those willing to ditch morality for greed!

A suspenseful treat that really takes world cinema by the hand and leads it into horrific reality.

Splinter

This one was a shocker, in a time when I thought creature features were for horror fans with a need to be grossed out, along came Splinter with sinister creations that truly pushed the envelope. This enclosed, tense creature feature shone a light on an unknown organism that did not discriminate when it came to its victims, it had a thirst and a drive to live and it would use whatever it came into contact with.

Some amazing moments in this low budget horror that stick with me to this day.

Deep Rising

It’s old…. But I’m not going to tell you anything about this, other than I WANT THE SEQUEL! Deep Rising is fun, off the wall action from the 90’s that really puts the audience in the driving seat. SUPERB!

BLOOD GLACIER
AVAILABLE TO BUY ON DVD 27th JANUARY 2014