14th Jan2021

‘Happy Face’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: E.R. Ruiz, Cindy Nicholsen, David Roche, Dawn Shaw, Robin L’Houmeau, Debbie Lynch-White, Dean Perseo, Noémie Kocher | Written by Joelle Bourjolly, Alexandre Franchi | Directed by Alexandre Franchi Happy Face is a very different kind of film. Beginning as a personal concept and going on to an Indiegogo campaign, using crowdfunding as a way […]

14th Dec2020

‘Batman: Death in the Family’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Features the voices of: Bruce Greenwood, Vincent Martella, John DiMaggio, Zehra Fazal, Kimberly Brooks, Nick Carson, Gary Cole, Nolan North | Written and Directed by Brandon Vietti Batman: Death in the Family really is something different, in more ways than one. I was pleased to see Warner Bros Animation doing something new and fresh with […]

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26th Nov2020

‘The Irishman’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham | Written by Steven Zaillian | Directed by Martin Scorsese It’s a strange thing, really, that until I had a chance to check out the new Criterion Blu-ray release of The Irishman, I hadn’t seen it. It […]

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09th Nov2020

‘Kerry and the Knight of the Forest’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Andi Watson | Published by Crown Books | Format: Hardback, 288pp Andi Watson, who wrote the wonderfully whimsical Glister a few years ago, brings us Kerry and the Knight of the Forest, a middle-grade graphic novel that follows Kerry who is led astray into a forest full of weird and wonderfully fantastical creatures. […]

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06th Nov2020

‘Dawn of the Dead: Limited Edition’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Crawford, David Early, Howard Smith, Daniel Dietrich | Written and Directed by George A. Romero I remember seeing the 1978 classic, Dawn of the Dead, in the mid-90s. It was one of the first horror movies I ever really fell in love with, and […]

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06th Nov2020

Wrestling Retrospectives: The Unorthodox Career of Luna Vachon

by Chris Cummings

In January of 1962, in Atlanta, Georgia, Rebecca “Van” Pierce and Charles Henry Wilkerson had a baby that we would later know as Luna Vachon. Adopted by Paul “Butcher” Vachon in 1966, when he married Pierce, she was raised by “Butcher” from then on out, becoming a part of the infamous and legendary Vachon wrestling […]

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30th Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Butchers’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville, Anne-Carolyne Binette, James Hicks, Nick Allan, Blake Canning, Samantha De Benedet, Jonathan Largy, Frederik Storm | Written by Adrian Langley, Daniel Weissenberger | Directed by Adrian Langley I remember seeing Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the middle of the 90s, almost two decades after it was […]

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30th Oct2020

‘The Times of Harvey Milk’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Chris Cummings

Features: Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann  | Written by Judith Coburn, Carter Wilson | Directed by Rob Epstein Back in 1984, director Rob Epstein (Lovelace, Howl) along with narration writers Judith Coburn and Carter Wilson, worked together to bring us the acclaimed documentary film, The Times of Harvey Milk. A powerful 90 minute look […]

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30th Oct2020

Wrestling Retrospectives: The Straight Edge Career of CM Punk

by Chris Cummings

Let’s go back to Chicago in 1978. Phillip Jack Brooks was born into a family, the brother of four siblings. He grew up in a household with issues, predominantly with his father’s alcohol struggles. It was in these early years that Brooks leaned on punk rock and became straight edge. This would be a tattoo […]

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30th Oct2020

10 Horror Video Games That Are Perfect For Halloween!

by Chris Cummings

Everybody loves to be creeped out and scared sometimes, right? I mean, even those who aren’t into horror generally still get a kick out of a jump scare or a creepy or spooky moment or two, especially during Halloween-time. So, I thought it might be fun to look at a few video games that are […]

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29th Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Origin Unknown’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Daniel Martínez, Lisette Morelos, Paulina Gil, Horacio Garcia Rojas, Arap Bethke, Matías del Castillo, Ramón Medína, José Luis Badalt | Written by Michael Caissie, Rigoberto Castañeda | Directed by Rigoberto Castañeda Written by Michael Caissie (Hunter’s Moon) and adapted and directed by Rigoberto Castaneda (Blackout), Origin Unknown – aka Sin Origen – is a […]

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29th Oct2020

Interview: David Weiner talks 80s horror doc ‘In Search of Darkness: Part II’

by Chris Cummings

Building on the successful 2019 superdoc that Forbes called “a scary good magnum opus” (94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), In Search of Darkness: Part II dives deeper into the practical-effects decade of ‘80s horror movies with over four hours of brand-new interviews, featuring such legendary horror icons as Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street […]

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28th Oct2020

Ten Best: Saturday Night Live Alumni

by Chris Cummings

This was difficult, because boy oh boy has Saturday Night Live brought us a mass of talent who have since become mega-stars in movie and/or television. I had to make this list, scrap the list, edit the list, add and take away from the list, and do it all over again before landing on a […]

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28th Oct2020

‘Child Eater’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Cait Bliss, Colin Critchley, Jason Martin, Dave Klasko, Brandon Smalls, James Wilcox, Melinda Chilton, Andrew Kaempfer, Kara Durrett, Weston Wilson | Written and Directed by Erlingur Thoroddsen Back in 2012, writer and director Erlingur Thoroddsen made a short film called Child Eater. It was a very good short, a mere fifteen minutes of haunting […]

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27th Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Stranger’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Anastasiya Yevtushenko, Darya Tregubova, Maria Bruni, Anna Sukhomlyn, Sergey Kalantay | Written and Directed by Dmitriy Tomashpolskiy Written and directed by Dmitriy Tomashpolskiy (Promenade a Paris), Stranger is a mysterious science fiction thriller from Ukraine. Six swimmers go missing in the middle of a synchronised swimming performance and a woman appears to have dissolved […]

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27th Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘The World We Knew’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Struan Rodger, Finbar Lynch, Johann Myers, Kirk Lake, Philip Hancock, Simon Rhodes, Alexander Wells, Mat Hardy | Written by Matthew Benjamin Jones, Kirk Lane | Directed by Matthew Benjamin Jones, Luke Skinner The World We Knew is a crime horror movie written by Matthew Benjamin Jones and Kirk Lane, and directed by Jones and […]

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27th Oct2020

Five Best & Five Worst: WWE Women’s Champions

by Chris Cummings

Women’s wrestling sure has changed over the years, and in the time we’ve been watching these superstars on our screens, we’ve seen some incredible athletes, characters and workers, but we’ve also seen some who couldn’t do things in the ring very well. This is the case in all areas of pro-wrestling, but with this we’re […]

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26th Oct2020

‘Jeepers Creepers’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher, Brandon Smith, Eileen Brennan, Jeffrey William Evans, Patrick Cherry, Jon Beshara, Avis-Marie Barnes | Written and Directed by Victor Salva Now, I, like many, have my views on the writer/director of Jeepers Creepers, and this is, for sure, a controversial release from 101, but as I […]

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26th Oct2020

‘Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, Dani Popescu, Manuel Vieru, Miroslav Tolj, Alin Popa | Written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Nina Pedrad | Directed by Jason Woliner Back in the year of 2006, the world was given Borat: Cultural Learnings of America Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, and now, some […]

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23rd Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Held’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jill Awbrey, Bart Johnson, Rez Kempton, Zack Gold, Jener Dasilva, Tessa Munro | Written by Jill Awbrey | Directed by Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing A lot of movies begin with an overhead show of a car driving down a long deserted road. Ominous, sure, but something we’ve seen many many times before. That is, […]

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22nd Oct2020

Rewind: ‘Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Zelda Rubinstein, Scott Wilson, Robert Englund, Bridgett Newton | Written by Scott Glosserman, David J. Stieve | Directed by Scott Glosserman I don’t always have a reason to go back to older movies for review, but having just recently revisited this movie, I had to talk about it. Why? Well, […]

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22nd Oct2020

Ten Best: Perfect 80s Horror Films for Halloween

by Chris Cummings

Everyone who loves horror movies also loves Halloween, right? I mean, aside from the creepy and spooky decor that appears on store shelves across the globe, and all the fun candy that is suddenly available in the shape of brains or eyeballs or the withered hand of a zombie, there’s also the wonderful sales on […]

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