Ozploitation Night II

Posted in Events, Movie night on May 16th, 2014 by admin – Be the first to comment

Edinburgh Zombie Club Present
Ozploitation Night II

The Man From Hong Kong (1975, dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith)
Asian superstar Wang Yu (The One-Armed Boxer) leaves a long wide trail of destruction Down Under – all in the name of justice – as he pursues crime boss Jack Wilton (Australia’s very own George Lazenby) in this action-packed, home-grown martial arts extravaganza directed by Ozploitation auteur Brian Trenchard-Smith (Turkey Shoot).

Fast and furious, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, The Man from Hong Kong boasts a legendary hatchet and fish hook duel between Wang Yu and Aussie stunt legend Grant Page (Mad Max), the incredible sight of Lazenby set on fire (no double was used!), spunky Rebecca Gilling in the buff and an iconic hang gliding sequence accompanied by Jigsaw’s Number one smash hit, SKY HIGH. No wonder it smashed box office records around the globe!

Bursting with foot-to-the-floor high octane car carnage and equally spectacular kung fu mayhem, THE MAN FROM HONG KONG is a pure, unadulterated 70s thrill ride from first karate kick to last!.

Road Games (1981, dir. Richard Franklin)
Stacy Keach is Pat Quid, a lone trucker who plays games to keep his sanity on long hauls through the desolate Outback. Jamie Lee Curtis is a free-spirited hitchhiker looking for excitement with a game of her own. And somewhere up ahead is a maniac in a van whose game may be butchering young women along the highway. But when the killer decides to raise the stakes, Quid’s game becomes personal…and the rules of this road are about to take some very deadly turns.

Director Richard Franklin (Psycho II, Link) packs plenty of Hitchcock-like twists and suspense into this sly shocker that was nominated for four Australian Film Institute Awards and remains one of the most surprising thrillers of the ’80s.


Wednesday 28th May
The Banshee Labyrinth
Niddry Street
7.30pm, free

Umberto + support from The Southern Tenant

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UMBERTO (USA) + Support @ EDINBURGH: The Banshee Labyrinth
THU 1ST MAY, 2014 Doors at 7:30pm – First act onstage 8pm

Umberto, LA’s synth overlord is back here in Edinburgh this year on Thursday 1st May and he’s returning with a new release on Not Not Fun, a conceptual live-show and a couple of soundtracks.

A true master of the horror film soundtrack aesthetic, Umberto’s music is a hypnotic, all-consuming journey, reeling you into a foggy, neon-lit world of graveyards, stalkers, haunted houses, witches and blood-stained corpses. Evoking the unsettling progressive rock of Goblin and the sinister, dystopian synth-work of John Carpenter, his acclaimed releases have garnered considerable praise for their staggering, gothic take on italo disco and new-wave synth pop, recreating the brooding intensity of a Dario Argento soundtrack through the cyclical melodies and throbbing rhythms he shares with his closest contemporaries, Zombi and Gatekeeper.

Last year’s show sold out in advance so make sure you get your ticket asap…

Support act ‘The Southern Tenant’ is a spin off project from Edinburgh folk/bluegrass collective Southern Tenant Folk Union and features Pat McGarvey from the band joined onstage by Barney Strachan and Steve Ironside. You can hear some work in progress versions of the music to be performed here….

Tickets from or you could catch one of us at the club and get a ticket in person (and save on the booking fee)…

EZC Presents : The Best of EZC All Dayer!

Posted in Events, Movie night on May 23rd, 2013 by admin – Be the first to comment

Best of EZC!

To celebrate Edinburgh Zombie Club’s fifth birthday in June, we’re going to revisit some of our favourite films we’ve shown over the years in one glorious all day event. We’ll be showing:

  •  Death Line
  • Hausu
  • Rome Armed To The Teeth
  • Penitentiary 3
  • Taoism Drunkard
Death Line (aka. Raw Meat) – (1972), directed by Gary Sherman
Something deeply unpleasant is taking place between Holburn and Russell Square station, when a civil servant disappears on the underground over night, Detective Calhoun leads an investigation into the cannibalistic world of Death Line . Loosely based on the antics of Ayreshire’s very own Sawney Beane family, Pleasence as Calhoun is a total scene stealer from beginning to end. A British cult classic, watch out for Christopher Lee’s creepy cameo as an MI5 spook!
Hausu (1977) – directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi
Oshare and her school buddies decide to go on holiday to visit her grandmother in the countryside, only to discover that her nan is actually a stiff and the house is haunted with blood projecting lampshades, man eating pianos and floating heads. This is an utterly surreal and entertaining romp which could only come from Nihon.
Rome Armed To The Teeth  dir. Umberto Lenzi, 1976
Inspector Leonardo Tanzi is a tough detective working the dangerous streets of Rome.He’s taken off the streets as his pansy waist bosses don’t like his brutal methods but with Tanzi out of action, the gangsters start a wild crime wave, banks are robbed, children are kidnapped, people are killed, and it’s all up to Tanzi to set things straight. Super charismatic Tomas Milian is stupendous as the wisecracking hunchback psycho villain who occasionally likes to gratuitously machine gun innocent bystanders.
A classic slab of Eurocrime, it cemented it’s place in our hearts  with it’s over the top violence, endless ball kickings and  extravagant moustaches.
PENITENTIARY III (1987, dir. Jamaa Fanaka)
Fitted up and sent down, ‘Too Sweet’ Gordone ends up being sentenced to hard time in a surreal prison where inmates are pawns in a series of brutal fights that are controlled by the sadistic and fey Serenghetti. Being a professional boxer, ‘Too Sweet’ is immediately in demand by both sides for the matches but refuses to play the game for either, which results in Serenghetti releasing his ultimate terror from the dungeon to wreak havoc on the prisoner – the Midnight Thud (The Haiti Kid). I could go on for pages about the character of the Thud, a crack smoking dwarf bum rapist with a taste for oranges and the apparent ability to fly by spinning his arms wildly and growling, but it would take away from the WTF factor of the film. Let’s just call him the greatest character ever written to film and the reason this film has legendary status among the ranks of the Zombie Club.
Taoism Drunkard (1984, dir Yuen Cheung-Yan)
Any attempt to explain the plot of Taoism Drunkard would ultimately prove as futile as it is utterly unnecessary. Directed by and starring the brother of legendary martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo Ping, it is 89 minutes of no-budget non-stop kung fu chaos. What more could you ask for than a drunken kung fu priest who drives around town in a small wicker rat? A wannabe hustler attempting to woo a grieving widow by dressing as a 6ft flaccid dildo (but is thwarted by a bad case of crabs)? and a transvestite grandmother who’s unorthodox style of kung fu is at its most deadly after a few tokes on her trusty hash pipe, or when wielding a ridiculously massive cardboard sword?…Not to mention what must be cinema’s most chilling and ferocious rubber suited monster, straight from the bowels of hell itself, the unstoppable cock-hungry Banana Monster.
All of which is packaged together with plenty of surprisingly inventive and energetic kung fu, and cheekily (if not necessarily accurately) subtitled for comedy value by someone you presume probably should know better. Words simply cannot do justice to this sadly neglected classic of 80s Hong Kong nonsense! Possibly the funniest film we’ve ever shown.
Sunday 2nd June
The Banshee Labyrinth
Niddry St
doors 12.30pm

All Night Horror Madness!

Posted in Events on March 4th, 2012 by admin – Be the first to comment

It’s time for another round of All Night Horror Madness at the Cameo! Without further ado, here are the details:

After three amazing, sell-out shows ALL NIGHT HORROR MADNESS has earned a blood-spattered reputation as the wildest kind of fun legally possible within the walls of a Scottish cinema. And now the legend returns to Edinburgh to continue its unstoppable reign of carnage!

You’re invited to the Cameo Cinema to devour a 4th stunning selection of stonewall classic horror films on the big screen. FIVE HORROR MOVIES IN A ROW! Through the entire night of Saturday 10th March 2012.

Come and savour an atmosphere The Edinburgh Reporter calls “electric” and the event The Journal describes as “an authentic, vintage technicolour rainbow of blood, guts, gore and bones, considered one of the best nights on the Scottish calendar.”


  • Underground 80s grime epic BRAIN DAMAGE…
  • Wes Craven’s surreal masterpiece A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET…
  • Demented Italian trash shocker THE NIGHTS OF TERROR…
  • Ultimate 80s zombie party classic THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD…
  • And all kicking off with a SURPRISE MOVIE!

Three films screening from vintage 35mm prints…Five more ultra-rare screenings of the goriest, funniest and craziest horror movies of all time. Plus vintage horror trailers and a free raffle!

Saturday 10th March 2012 11pm till early…£17.50/£15.50 (conc.)

Book early to avoid disappointment on/at: 0871 9025723 or

Well there you have it. A stonking line up I’m sure you’ll agree!




The B-Team have done it again!

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Once again the B Team has a fantastic special guest coming to join them in the Crypt. Bobby Rhodes, star of both Demons and Demons 2, will be in attendance on Monday 24th October to accompany a double bill screening of both movies. As usual there will be a Q&A session, signings and some of the greatest merchandise to ever visit the B-Team.

Tickets are available now (£5) from the Jekyll and check out the T-Shirts that Bobby will be bringing along, one of which to be given away in a prize draw after the Q&A.

Full details on Facebook.

All Night Horror Madness at The Cameo

Posted in Events, News on October 2nd, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment
The lovely Cameo cinema here in Edinburgh is doing another all night event. Hopefully lots of us can make us along!

Ever popular during the 1980s, the classic “all night horror” experience had seemingly disappeared from UK cinemas forever. But after two complete sell-out shows there can be little doubt that ALL NIGHT HORROR MADNESS marks its triumphant, bloodthirsty return from the grave…

Join us at the (officially haunted) CAMEO CINEMA to devour a third, stunning selection of stonewall horror classics on the big screen. Through the entire night of Saturday 15th October 2011…

Watch four crazy horror movies IN A ROW. But be warned, this may be our finest, bloodiest line-up yet! Expect a rollercoaster ride of thrills, chills, shocks and remorseless on-screen carnage.

Featuring the unhinged 70s LSD-bald maniac oddity BLUE SUNSHINE…John Carpenter’s ultimate slasher horror epic HALLOWEEN…The bizarre, gore-drenched mind-trip that is PIECES…And Sam Raimi’s outrageous video nasty epic THE EVIL DEAD (in all it’s uncut, ferocious glory)…4 more ultra-rare screenings of the goriest, scariest, funniest and craziest films in horror movie history…3 films screened from vintage 35mm prints…Plus vintage horror movie trailers and a free raffle!


Saturday 15th October 2011

11pm-Early. £15.50/£14.50(conc.). Book early to avoid disappointment on/at: 0871 9025723 or

EZC Presents – When Animals Attack!

Posted in Events, Movie night on September 24th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

Razorback (1984, Australia). Director: Russell Mulcahy

A giant mutant razorback pig terrorises various people in the Australian Outback, although no-one really cares until it starts killing Americans too. There’s a comedy pair of fairly nasty kangaroo hunters, and a vaguely environmental, pre-Steve Irwin message about the importance of not turning Australia’s unique wildlife into pet food, but, really, it’s all about waiting for the big giant pig to turn up and kill someone else. It’s all quite heavily visually stylised and dramatically lit, in a 1980s music video kind of way…..which can’t be that much of a surprise, since director Russell Mulcahy had previously worked on videos for Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet et al (and would go on to direct Highlander, among other things).

Wild Beasts (1984, Italy). Director: Franco Prosperi

A zoo has its water contaminated by PCP, sending the animals berserk. Unfortunately, this coincides with an electrical fault that opens all the cages. What was the chances of that happening? Maddened wild animals rampage round the city – polar bears chomp down on school kids, elephants stomp heads, a tiger menances a trainload of trapped commuters and cheetahs chase cars. Something for all fans of animal attacks. The plot’s virtually non-existant, but who cares when elephants are making planes crash?


Beasts: During Barty’s Party (1976, UK). Director: Don Leaver

In the mid 70s, some level of highly admirable insanity prevailed at ITV, leading them to commission Nigel Kneale – creator of Quatermass and many other fine things – to write a series of one-off stories, all linked by the theme of the bestial. During Barty’s Party is one of the best of the run, starting slowly but becoming increasingly fraught, and combining traditional British TV drawing room drama with James Herbert style guignol involving super-intelligent packs of flesh-hungry rats. The TV budget-friendly formula is simple; trap two emotionally fragile characters in a remote location, and then let the writing (and the sound-effects of thousands of hungry and frantic floorboard-gnawing rats) do the rest…


Phase IV (1974, USA) Director: Saul Bass

The only full-length feature film that Saul Bass – much-celebrated and much-imitated creator of some of the most famous poster designs and title sequences in movie history – ever directed. Which is a pity, since it’s a curious and surprisingly thoughtful piece about ants super-evolving into a hive mind and combining forces against their natural enemy – humans. The plot is secondary to the mood and visual direction, many questions you might ask are left unanswered, but, in term of building tension and creating its own odd and increasingly unsettling vibe, it’s definitely one to remember.


Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002, Israel). Director: some guy whose only excuse would have to be that he needed the money for his child’s kidney operation, or something

The film that gave the world its first taste of John Barrowman: Action Hero, and in which man himself does his all to live up to Dead Ringers’ description of him as “the Pound Shop Tom Cruise”. What’s not to love here? It’s set in Mexico, but really filmed in Bulgaria. There’s a character called Chuck Rampart in it, and he owns his own torpedo, and we learn that giant sharks apparently make strange grunting sounds underwater. The best bit: Barrowman unveils his best hetero-guy smoothy chat-up line, and gets some hot lady-lovin’ action as a result. The second best bit: Barrowman Does Science.

Phenomena (1985, Italy). Director: Dario Argento

Aka ‘Creepers’, also aka ‘the tipping point, where it all started to go wrong with Argento films, and we would eventually end up with Mother of Tears’. We’re not there yet, though, and this is all good fun, with many of the familiar Argento tropes all present and correct. Female members of Dario’s family are stalked and killed. A young and pretty thing arrives at some well dodgy-sounding school for girls. There’s a pit full of something nasty for the young and pretty thing to fall into. A straight razor is used to deadly effect. There’s also a very young Jennifer Connelly before she could act, and some bonkers stuff involving a chimp with attitude and the use of psychically-controlled insects to solve crime, hence why we’re including it here. Main WTF element: Donald Pleasence’s Scottish accent.









Nightmare Houses & Flesh Eating Beasts and whole weekend of horror

Posted in Events on May 29th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

Just a reminder there’s still a few tickets available for our “Nightmare Houses & Flesh Eating Beasts” all dayer next Sunday, get them online at We Got Tickets.

There’s also other film events on the Friday and Saturday night worth checking out, so you can have yourself a whole weekend of horror movie fun:

Friday 3rd of June to Sunday 5th of June

Friday 5th of June 19:30
@Old St Pauls Church Hall
39 Jeffrey Street

Cinema Spectacular invites you to a night of sugar, splendor and downright bad taste.

A visual feast of shorts
Performances by the divine Teniah Twisted, the bad taste clown himself Harlequinade and the explosive (and back from the dead for one night only) Osama Bin Lady.
Finishing off the night is Rubber dir. Quentin Dupieux a tale of a Tyre with telepathic powers gone rogue.

There will also be art from Edinburghs finest art collective Too Much Fun Club as well as more twists, turns and surprises courtesy of the bad taste girls.

Over 18s Only

All for the pricely sum of £6 (£5 for students and those in suitably bad taste attire – think B-Movies, John Waters, Russ Meyers – It’s all about big hair and garish colours this season)

Tickets now available online at We Got Tickets.



Saturday 4th of June 6pm
The Jekyll & Hyde Pub, Hanover Street

Everybody loves a good special guest appearance, and it has been ages since stars of celluloid have graced the Jekyll & Hyde Pub. But the wait is now over!

Caroline Munro, star of “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad”, “The Spy Who Loved Me”, and “Maniac” will be joining the Edinburgh B-Team for an evening of film watching, Q&Aing and signing.

The films on show this evening shall be as follows:

“Slaughter High” (1986) – A group of popular students play a cruel prank on a shy nerd resulting in a terrible accident. Years later a reunion is held where each of the students face a stalker killer who may be the same nerd out for revenge. I haven’t actually seen this movie yet, so that IMDB synopsis will have to do.

“Starcrash” (1978) – A pair of smugglers manage to pick up a castaway while running from the authorities, who turns out to be the only survivor from a secret mission to destroy a mysterious superweapon designed by the evil Count Zartham. The smugglers are soon recruited by the Emperor to complete the mission, as well as to rescue the Emperor’s son, who has gone missing. More importantly, this film has the Hoff with a lightsabre.

Entry to the night will be £4, but I am sure you’ll agree that it is very much worth it.

I hope to see you all there! And bring a friend!

£4 Entry
Saturday 4th June 2011
The Jekyll & Hyde Pub
Hanover Street


Sunday 5th of June 12:30pm
The Banshee Labyrinth
29-35 Niddry Street

Edinburgh Zombie Club Presents:
Nightmare Houses & Flesh Eating Beasts: A horror all dayer with special guest, screenwriter David McGillivray, writer of Terror, Frightmare, House Of Whipcord & many more.
Sunday 5th June @ The Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh. EH1 1LG

Five pounds entry, first screening begins at 12.30pm, with the Q&A with David in the late afternoon.
We’ll be showing classic and cult horror gems throughout the entire day. Food and refreshments will be available in the pub and there will be breaks in between films. The films we will be showing are (with exact running order tbc):

*The Flesh Eaters (1964, dir. Jack Curtis)
An alcoholic actress, her personal assistant, and their pilot are downed on a secluded isle by bad weather, where a renegade Nazi scientist is using ocean life to develop a solvent for human flesh. The tiny flesh-eating sea critters that result certainly give our heroes a run for their money – and lives.

*House Of Whipcord (1974, dir. Pete Walker)
Anne Marie is a French model looking for fun and excitement and ends meeting the wrong man and being stranded in a women’s jail that seeks to reform “immoral” woman through torture and punishment.Grim, knowing, literate, uncompromising little dig at the British establishment and even sections of the population and it’s tabloids’ fascination with moral standards and the nasty little deviant punishments thought appropriate – in particular a good thrashing and if really necessary a good hanging. In anybody elses hands this would just be a basic women in prison film, but Pete Walker has created a tale of the conflict between the”moral” majority and the permissive society, across the generation gap, between the flog em and hang em right wing brigade and the liberal left.

*Followed by a Q & A with David McGillivray, then a couple of his more recent short films:

*In The Place Of The Dead (2006, dir. Keith Claxton)
A brief encounter in Marrakech conjures up an ancient Arabian demon.

*Mrs Davenport’s Throat (2005, dir. Keith Claxton)
A trip to Lisbon takes a murderous turn when a driver meets his mysterious passenger at the airport.

*Beasts- The Dummy
An episode of this rarely seen Nigel Kneale penned horror series, originally run on ITV in the mid 70s. ‘The Dummy’ is a dry piss-take on the fag end of the Hammer Horror cycle.The Dummy is the man-in-a-monster-suit star of a series of crappy-sounding B horror films, and now they’re making another one of them. Only the man in the suit is having a psychotic breakdown on-set, and, when he puts the monster head on, actually thinks he is the killer monster.

*The Beast Must Die (1974, dir. Paul Annett)
Tom Newcliffe, a rich businessman and expert hunter summons six guests to his huge country estate which he has rigged up with video cameras and a high-tech security system. He tells them and his surprised wife that they are all to stay over a weekend and that all of them will be kept on the estate during that weekend. For each guest, dead bodies have followed in their wake and the way that the dead have been murdered means that one of the guest is a werewolf and Tom has summoned his guests here to discover who it is and to hunt it down…

*Nightmares In A Damaged Brain (1981. dir. Romano Scavolini)
A mental-patient, who is troubled with horrible nightmares, has escaped from his hospital. Now on the streets he can’t help killing innocent people. But there is one family he is more than interested in and when he tries to kill them, he finds that it’s not that easy. One of the original video nasties!

Tickets are £5 and will be available from tonight in person from club members,or online at Our last all dayer sold out in advance, so we recommend you get your ticket as soon as possible as the capacity of The Banshee is fairly small. If neither of these options work for you, please contact us via and we’ll work something out.

All Night Horror at The Cameo

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Rising from its fetid grave again!

In November 2010 the classic “all night horror” event, ever popular during the 1980s but seemingly gone forever, rose from its fetid grave. Five horror masterpieces were screened – in a row – at the officially haunted Cameo Cinema. The result was a truly unforgettable night of thrills…

Following on from this amazing sell-out show, All Night Horror Madness now RETURNS to continue its unstoppable, bloodthirsty rampage of carnage!

You’re invited to the Cameo Cinema to devour another stunning selection of absolute stonewall classic horror movies on the big screen…Through the entire night of Saturday 23rd April 2011…

Featuring Brian Yuzna’s mind-bending, body melt classic SOCIETY…Stuart Gordon’s outrageous horror masterpiece RE-ANIMATOR…Paul Morrissey’s trash epic FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN….Dario Argento’s hallucinogenic OPERA…And Peter Jackson’s legendary, gore-drenched BRAINDEAD…5 horror movies, one after the other! 3 films screening from vintage 35mm prints. 5 more ultra-rare screenings of the goriest, scariest, funniest and craziest films in horror movie history…Plus vintage horror movie trailers and a free raffle!


Saturday 23rd April 2011….10pm till early…£17.50/£16.50 (concessions)

Book early to avoid disappointment on/at : 0871 9025723 or

All Night Horror at The Cameo

Posted in Events, News on November 2nd, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

You can’t say better than this! The Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh is organising an all night horror event that’s sure to excite our mob. Behold!


The classic “All Night Horror” event, just about the most fun legally possible within the walls of a cinema, was spectacularly popular in the UK during the1980s. But had seemingly been laid to rest forever…

UNTIL NOW…Rising from its fetid grave on the 27th November, All-Night Horror is back to wreak its bloody vengeance…

You are invited to the beautiful (and officially haunted) Cameo Cinema to watch a stunning selection of absolute stonewall classic cult 70s and 80s horror movies on the big screen. From 11.15pm onwards, through the entire night!…

Featuring 80s zombie party classic THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD…70s proto-slasher landmark BLACK CHRISTMAS…Frank Henenlotter’s bizarre 80s grime-gore epic BASKET CASE..Dario Argento’s stunning 70s gothic masterpiece SUSPIRIA…And Stuart Gordon’s mind-melting 1986 gorefest FROM BEYOND….5 movies in a row! 3 films screening from vintage 35mm prints. 5 ultra-rare screenings of the goriest, scariest, funniest and craziest films in horror movie history…Plus vintage horror film trailers screening between films.


27th November 2010    11.15pm till early. £15/£12.50 (conc.)

Book early to avoid disappointment on/at: 0871 9025723 or

Blimey, Charlie! Get your tickets now!