27th Apr2022

‘Held’ DVD 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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10th Dec2021

‘8-Bit Christmas’ Review – Second Opinion

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Winslow Fegley, Steve Zahn, June Diane Raphael, Che Tafari, Sophia Reid-Gantzert, Santino Barnard, Max Malas, Brielle Rankins, Braelyn Rankins, Cyrus Arnold, Chandler Dean | Written by Kevin Jakubowski | Directed by Michael Dowse We all know by now how popular the 80s are in modern day. The nostalgia of the past […]

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26th Nov2021

‘Far Cry 6’ Review

by Chris Cummings

I’ve been a Far Cry fan for a long time, with Far Cry 2 being my personal introduction to the series. The games got better and better, with the forth being my favourite to date, and Far Cry 6 certainly follows in the footsteps of those games, taking a step back into reality and away […]

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25th Nov2021

‘Life is Strange: True Colours’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

I’m a fan of the Life is Strange franchise and have been since the very first episode of the first game was released back in January of 2015. The first game, the Before the Storm mini-game and Life is Strange 2 were all, in my view, fantastic games with wonderful stories and well-drawn characters. When […]

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25th Nov2021

‘Ankle Biters’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Zion Forrest Lee, Marianthi Evans, Lily Gail Reid, Violet Reid, Rosalee Reid, Dahlia Reid | Written and Directed by Bennet De Brabandere I mean, with a title like Ankle Biters, I was intrigued before I even read the synopsis, but once I did… I was all-in. Written and directed by Bennet De Brabandere (and […]

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29th Oct2021

Grimmfest 2021: ‘The Nights Belong to Monsters’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Luciana Grasso, Esteban Lamothe, Jazmín Stuart, Gustavo Garzon, Agustin Daulte, Macarena Suarez | Written by Paula Marotta | Directed by Sebastian Perillo A 17 year old girl named Sol moves, with her mother, into the home of her mother’s boyfriend, Gonzalo. Sol feels uneasy, even scared, of Gonzalo and his demeanour, and struggles with the […]

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27th Oct2021

Grimmfest 2021: ‘Happy Times’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Michael Aloni, Shani Atias, Iris Bahr, Stefi Celma, Sophia Santi, Kevin Thoms, Liraz Chamami, Griffin Kramer, Mike Burstyn, Ido Mor, Rigo Obezo, Guy Adler | Written by Michael Mayer, Guy Ayal | Directed by Michael Mayer Now, this was something different. Michael Mayer (Out in the Dark), who directs and co-writes with Guy Ayal, […]

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14th Sep2021

‘Broken Diamonds’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Ben Platt, Lola Kirke, Yvette Nicole Brown, Lynda Boyd | Written by Steve Waverly | Directed by Peter Sattler I know Ben Platt predominantly from his major role in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and his comedy role in Pitch Perfect, but he’s a good actor with a bright future at his feet, […]

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10th Sep2021

Frightfest 2021: ‘Bad Candy’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Corey Taylor, Zach Galligan, Derek Russo, Ryan Kiser, Alexandra Lucchesi | Written and Directed by Scott B. Hansen, Desiree Connell Written by Desiree Connell and Scott B. Hansen, who are also in the directors chairs, Bad Candy is a Halloween anthology that tells the tale of the local myths of the small town of […]

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03rd Sep2021

Frightfest 2021: ‘No Man of God’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Elijah Wood, Luke Kirby, Robert Patrick, Aleksa Palladino, Christian Clemenson | Written by Kit Lesser | Directed by Amber Sealey Written by Kit Lesser and directed by Amber Sealey (No Light and No Land Anywhere), No Man of God takes the horrifying true crime case of Ted Bundy and contorts the lens in order to […]

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02nd Sep2021

Frightfest 2021: ‘When the Screaming Starts’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jared Rogers, Ed Hartland, Kaitlyn Reynell, Octavia Gilmore, Yasen Atour | Written by Conor Boru, Ed Hartland | Directed by Conor Boru Written by Ed Hartland (who also stars) and Conor Boru, who also directs his first feature film here, When The Screaming Starts is a comedy-horror in which Norman Graysmith (Jared Rogers), perhaps […]

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01st Sep2021

Frightfest 2021: ‘The Retaliators’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Katie Kelly, Joseph Gatt, Michael Lombardi, Marc Menchaca | Written by Darren Geare, Jeff Allen Geare | Directed by Samuel Gonzalez Jr., Bridget Smith From its opening landscape shot of a forest complete with moody voice on top, The Retaliators looks very good indeed. There is definitely an energy reminiscent of a heavy metal […]

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13th Aug2021

‘Scare Me’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Josh Ruben, Aya Cash, Chris Redd Rebecca Drysdale | Written and Directed by Josh Ruben Well-versed veteran of the comedy scene, Josh Ruben makes his directorial feature film debut here, with Scare Me, a film that aims to blend comedy and horror in a new way. Something fresh in a sub-genre that is well-trodden […]

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21st Jul2021

‘D-Railed’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Frank Lammers, Tonya Kay, Jack Betts, Everette Wallin, Shae Smolik, Daniel O’Reilly, Gregg Christie, Leticia LaBelle, Giovannie Espiritu, Val McAdoo, Carter Scott, Marvin Ryan, Brie Mattson, Anthony Jensen | Written by Everette Wallin, Suzanne DeLaurentiis, Dale Fabrigar | Directed by Dale Fabrigar Written by Everette Wallin, Suzanne DeLaurentiis and Dale Fabrigar and […]

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23rd Jun2021

‘Unearth’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Marc Blucas, P.J. Marshall, Allison McAtee, Rachel McKeon, Brooke Sorenson, Monica Wyche | Written by Kelsey Goldberg, John C. Lyons | Directed by John C. Lyons, Dorata Swies When I read the terms “fracking” and “horror” linked together for a movie, I was curious but also unsure of what the hell it […]

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28th May2021

‘Dinner in America’ VOD Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Emily Skeggs, Kyle Gallner, Lea Thompson, Brian Andrus, Shelby Alayne Antel, Sophie Bolen, Gary Brunner, Nick Chinlund, Kristin Condon, Lena Drake | Written and Directed by Adam Carter Rehmeier Written and directed by Adam Carter Rehmeier (The Bunny Game), Dinner in America is the tale of Patty (Emily Skeggs) and Simon (Kyle Gallner), the […]

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18th May2021

‘Stalker’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Christine Ko, Michael Lee Joplin, Vincent Van Horn, Dusty Sorg, Carla Valentine, Scott Subiono, Landry Allbright, Paula Jai Parker, Chase Joliet, Stephanie Barkley, Steve Sobel, Alex Dobrenko | Written by Tyler Savage, Dash Hawkins | Directed by Tyler Savage Stalker is directed by Tyler Savage (Inheritance) and written by both Savage and Dash Hawkins. […]

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14th May2021

‘No Such Thing As Monsters’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Angel Giuffria, Matthew Clarke,Jacob Fyfe, Georgia Crisfield Smith, Michaela Pascoe, Rebecca Fortuna | Written by Stuart Stanton, Karen Elgar | Directed by Stuart Stanton Directed by Stuart Stanton (Flesh) and written by Stanton and Karen Elgar, No Such Thing As Monsters is an Australian horror film about a young couple who are on a […]

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03rd May2021

‘Fried Barry’ Review (Shudder)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Chanelle De Jager, Gary Green, Bianka Hartenstein, Sean Cameron Michael, Jonathan Pienaar | Written and Directed by Ryan Kruger I know of Ryan Kruger from some of his short film work things, such as 2014’s The Golden Rule and, of course, his 2017 short thing, Fried Barry. I was pleased as punch, you could […]

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23rd Apr2021

‘The Mortuary Collection’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Christine Kilmer, Jacob Elordi, Ema Horvath, Jennifer Irwin, James Bachman, Barak Hardley, Sarah Hay, Ben Hethcoat, Mike C. Nelson | Written and Directed by Ryan Spindell Writer and director Ryan Spindell (Kirksdale) delivers to us a new entry into the world of anthology-based horror with The Mortuary Collection. The film […]

22nd Mar2021

‘Feedback’ VOD Review (Amazon Prime)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Eddie Marsan, Paul Anderson, Ivana Baquero, Richard Brake, Oliver Coopersmith, Alexis Rodney, Anthony Head, Alana Boden, Nacho Aldeguer | Written by Pedro C. Alonso, Alberto Marini | Directed by Pedro C. Alonso The feature film debut from writer and director Pedro C. Alonso, Feedback stars the excellent Eddie Marsan as Jarvis Dolan, a radio […]

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24th Feb2021

‘Butchers’ VOD 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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