25th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Stalked’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Rebecca Rogers, Nathalie Buscombe, Laurence Saunders, Ian Sharp, Stephen Uppal, Vanessa Donovan, Imogen Irving, Amber Edgar, Billy Cooke | Written and Directed by Justin Edgar Written and Directed by Justin Edgar (We Are The Freaks, The Marker), Stalked follows our main character, Sam, who is a single mom and a former marine who, on […]

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25th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Depraved’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: David Call, Alex Breaux, Joshua Leonard, Ana Kayne, Maria Dizzia, Chloë Levine, Owen Campbell, Addison Timlin, Chris O’Connor, Alice Barrett, Jack Fessenden, James Tam, Zilong Zee, Noah Le Gros | Written and Directed by Larry Fessenden Larry Fessenden (Wendigo) goes back to his monster drawing-board to tell a modern-day Frankenstein story about a man named Henry, […]

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25th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Happy Face’ 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 […]

25th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Are We Dead Yet?’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jessica Jane Stafford, Paul Danan, Hakan Hussan, Aurie Styla, Bradley Turner | Written and Directed by Fredi Nwaka Fredi ‘Kruga’ Nwaka writes and directs his feature debut, Are We Dead Yet?, a British movie about a robbery that goes very wrong, resulting in five criminals taking shelter from the police in a castle. This […]

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24th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Feedback’ Review

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 Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Dani Calabresa, Léo Lins, Danilo Gentili, Murilo Couto | Written by Fabrício Bittar, Andre Catarinacho, Danilo Gentili | Directed by Fabrício Bittar Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary (Exterminadores do Além Contra a Loira do Banheiro) is a Brazilian export from Fabrício Bittar (Como se Tornar o Pior Aluno da Escola) who also writes along […]

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24th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘I’ll Take Your Dead’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Aidan Devine, Ava Preston, Jess Salgueiro, Ari Millen, Brandon McKnight, Michael Reventar, Moe Jeudy-Lamour | Written by Jayme Laforest, Chad Archibald | Directed by Chad Archibald Directed and written by Chad Archibald (Bite) and co-written by Jayme Laforest (The Heretics, Bite), I’ll Take Your Dead see’s us follow a guy named William who disposes […]

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24th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Fingers’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Sabina Friedman-Seitz, Jeremy Gardner, Michael St. Michaels. Michael Richardson | Written and Directed by Juan Ortiz Fingers is the second film of Juan Ortiz (Jennifer Help Us) who writes and direct this strange movie about a woman with a phobia of, well… fingers, as well as serious anxiety, who is recommended a self-help book […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Tenebrae’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Dario Nicolodi, John Saxon, Guiliano Gemma | Written and Directed by Dario Argento Deep Red, Opera, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Suspiria… Dario Argento is one of the most influential and beloved horror directors of all time, and with the list of films he’s made sits an array of classics, many […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Cut Off’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Lars Eidinger, Fahri Yardim, Enno Hesse, Christian Kuchenbuch, Urs Jucker, Barbara Prakopenka, Stephanie Amarell, Dirk Nocker, Niels-Bruno Schmidt, Klara Höfels, Joy Maria Bai, Georg Veitl | Written and Directed by Christian Alvart Cut Off (Abgeschnitten) is based on a novel by Sebastian Fitzek and Michael Tsokos with a screenplay […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Dark Encounter’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Laura Fraser, Mel Raido, Vincent Regan, Alice Lowe, Sid Phoenix, Grant Masters, Spike White, Nicholas Pinnock | Written and Directed by Carl Strathie “Something’s happenin’. Something unnatural. Something evil”. Written and directed by Carl Strathie (Solis), Dark Encounter is the story of a family in grief after the strange disappearance of their young eight […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘I Am Toxic’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Esteban Prol, Horacio Fontova, Sergio Podelei, Gastón Cocchiarale, Fini Bocchino, Verónica Intile | Written by Daniel de la Vega, Pablo Parés, Paulo Soria | Directed by Daniel de la Vega, Pablo Parés Directed by Daniel de la Vega (Dead End) and Pablo Parés (Plaga Zombie), this Spanish language film, called Soy tóxico in it’s […]

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22nd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Come To Daddy’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Madeleine Sami, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley | Written by Toby Harvard | Directed by Ant Timpson Directed by Ant Timpson in his feature directorial debut, based on his idea and written by Toby Harvard (The Greasy Strangler), Come to Daddy is a New Zealand film project. It stars Elijah Wood […]

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22nd Aug2019

‘Flight of the Navigator: Limited Edition’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matt Adler, Howard Hesseman | Written by Michael Burton, Matt MacManus | Directed by Randal Kleiser I grew up with Flight of the Navigator. It’s always been one of my favourite movies. A family sci-fi adventure film that kinda fell under the […]

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21st Aug2019

Opinionated: Which is the Best Kevin Smith Film?

by Chris Cummings

Kevin Smith spoke to me in my late-teens, making films that echoed my sentiments while also delivering characters and plots that were relatable, hanging out with slackers, losers, down-and-outs, degenerates or nerds in places that ranged from convenience stores to video stores to shopping malls to comic book shops. My memories of his films are […]

19th Aug2019

Opinionated: Should WWE Bring King of the Ring Back as a Pay-Per View?

by Chris Cummings

Okay, so fans of current-day wrestling will know that WWE just recently announced the return of the King of the Ring tournament to television. An old concept, the King of the Ring dates all the way back to the likes of “Macho King” Randy Savage, King Haku and King Harley Race, but the first televised […]

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16th Aug2019

‘GLOW: Season 3′ Review (Netflix)

by Chris Cummings

I’ve been a fan of Netflix’s GLOW show since it first landed a couple of years ago on the platform. It’s a total joyous, wild, funny, gritty and dramatic program that ticks so many of the boxes I look for in my television drama. Oh, and it’s about pro-wrestling, something else I’m pretty damn fond […]

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14th Aug2019

Opinionated: The Rise and Rise of NXT

by Chris Cummings

Fans of pro-wrestling, of which I am obviously one, will know all about the rising force within WWE known as NXT. WWE’s own version of independent wrestling, NXT provides a more realistic sports-based product with an old-school tone and a roster of guys who, much of the time, have made waves across the indie circuit […]

06th Aug2019

‘D-Railed’ 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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05th Aug2019

Archie Comics: Old & New

by Chris Cummings

I wasn’t somebody who grew up reading, or even knowing about, the Archie Comics stuff. I don’t even know if it was available here in the UK when I was a kid. It wasn’t until a few years ago when I started checking out some of the terrific bumper editions of old Archie comics, the […]

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02nd Aug2019

Fantasia 2019: ‘Extra Ordinary’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Maeve Higgins, Will Forte, Jamie Beamish, Terri Chandler, Risteárd Cooper, Barry Murphy, Claudia O’Doherty | Written and Directed by Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman Mike Ahern and Edna Loughman direct and write (with additional writing from Demian Fox and Maeve Higgins) Extra Ordinary, a paranormal-comedy flick starring some pretty well-known names such as Will Forte […]

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01st Aug2019

Fantasia 2019: ‘His Bad Blood’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Yu Toyama, Ikkei Watanabe, Sakura Enomoto, Ryo Ushimaru, Naoki Goto | Written by Koichiro Oyama, Fumiya Yasumoto | Directed by Koichiro Oyama This Japanese drama from first-time director Koichiro Oyama, with a screenplay from Oyama himself and Fumiya Yasumoto, is a mean-spirited little indie that took me by surprise throughout its close to 2-hour […]

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