18th Oct2018

Grimmfest 2018: Exclusive Interview with Barbara Crampton – Part 3

by Matthew Turner

This years Grimmfest special guest was actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major figure in contemporary genre cinema, appearing in such acclaimed recent releases as You’re Next, Beyond the Gates, Sun Choke, We Are Still Here […]

17th Oct2018

Grimmfest 2018: Exclusive Interview with Barbara Crampton – Part 2

by Matthew Turner

This years Grimmfest special guest was actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major figure in contemporary genre cinema, appearing in such acclaimed recent releases as You’re Next, Beyond the Gates, Sun Choke, We Are Still Here […]

17th Oct2018

‘The Hurricane Heist’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson, Melissa Bolona, Christian Contreras, James Cutler, Ben Cross, Ed Birch | Written by Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon | Directed by Rob Cohen A heist takes place during a hurricane… It’s difficult to imagine a sillier plot outside of Snakes on a Plane, but, like that film, […]

16th Oct2018

Grimmfest 2018: Exclusive Interview with Barbara Crampton – Part 1

by Matthew Turner

This years Grimmfest special guest was actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major figure in contemporary genre cinema, appearing in such acclaimed recent releases as You’re Next, Beyond the Gates, Sun Choke, We Are Still Here […]

11th Oct2018

Grimmfest 2018: ‘Nightmare Cinema’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Sarah Withers, Faly Rakotohavana, Maurice Benard, Elizabeth Reaser, Zarah Mahler, Mark Grossman, Eric Nelsen, Richard Chamberlain, Adam Godley, Annabeth Gish | Written by Lawrence C. Connolly, David Slade, Alejandro Brugués, Richard Christian Matheson, Sandra Becerril, Mick Garris | Directed by Mick Garris, Alejandro Brugues, Joe Dante, Ryuhei Kitamura, David Slade Mick Garris, […]

03rd Oct2018

‘Venom’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Reed Scott, Scott Haze, Michelle Lee | Written by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel, Will Beall | Directed by Ruben Fleischer Tom Hardy co-stars with some black CGI goo in Venom, Sony’s stab at a Spider-Man spin-off, after handing the rights to the wall-crawler himself […]

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24th Sep2018

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Jon Favreau | Written by Jonathan Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan | Directed by Ron Howard Fans of the Star Wars movies could be forgiven for having “a bad feeling about this” when it was announced that director Ron Howard […]

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21st Sep2018

‘The Little Stranger’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Will Poulter, Liv Hill | Written by Lucinda Coxon | Directed by Lenny Abrahamson Director Lenny Abrahamson follows up the Oscar-nominated Room with this period haunted house drama, based on the novel by Sarah Waters. As such, it’s a faithful adaptation that has interesting things to say about […]

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14th Sep2018

‘The Predator’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Sterling K. Brown, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski | Written by Shane Black, Fred Dekker | Directed by Shane Black Co-written and directed by Shane Black (who co-starred in the original 1987 movie), this sci-fi action thriller is either […]

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07th Sep2018

‘Final Score’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Stevenson, Amit Shah, Martyn Ford, Kamil Lemieszewski, Ralph Brown, Lara Peake, Lucy Gaskell, Alexandra Dinu | Written by Jonathan Frank | Directed by Scott Mann Dave Bautista’s solo action career continues its hot streak (see also: Bushwick) with Final Score, a ludicrous-but-fun Die Hard homage that sees the big […]

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01st Sep2018

‘Ghost Stories’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, Leonard Byrne, Nicholas Burns, Jill Halfpenny | Written and Directed by Andy Nyman, Jeremy Dyson Adapted from their own supernatural stage play, Ghost Stories is a lovingly crafted horror anthology from writing / directing duo Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson. Inspired by British portmanteau horror films […]

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01st Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Climax’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude Gajan Maull, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle, Thea Carla Schott, Sharleen Temple, Lea Vlamos, Alaia Alsafir, Kendall Mugler, Lakdhar Dridi, Adrien, Sissoko, Mamadou Bathily, Alou Sidibe, Ashley Biscette, Vince Galliot Cumant | Written and Directed by Gaspar Noé The posters for Gaspar Noé’s Climax proudly trumpet […]

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31st Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Fright Fest’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Dylan Walsh, Madison McKinley, Romeo Miller, Mercy Malick, Ashley Blankenship, Luke Baines, Pancho Moler, Robert Scott Wilson, Heather Ann Davis, Jonathan Camp, Kresh Novakovic | Written by Robert Gillings | Directed by Anton Novakovic It was only a matter of time before someone named a horror movie after FrightFest. Unfortunately, this dismal effort (also […]

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30th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Book of Monsters’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Lyndsey Craine, Michaela Longden, Lizzie Stanton, Rose Muirhead, Nicholas Vince, Daniel Thrace, Anna Dawson, Julia Munder | Written by Paul Butler | Directed by Stewart Sparke Director Stewart Sparke and writer Paul Butler follow up their low-budget debut The Creature Below with the Kickstarter-funded monster movie Book of Monsters. Combining a witty script and […]

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29th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Summer of 84′ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Tiera Skovbye, Rich Sommer, Jason Gray-Stanford, Shauna Johannesen | Written by Matt Leslie, Stephen J. Smith | Directed by Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell The Turbo Kid directing trio (known collectively as RKSS) return with this ’80s teen adventure homage that taps into the same […]

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24th Aug2018

‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ VOD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, Emma Bellomy, Damian Maffei, Lea Enslin | Written by Bryan Bertino, Ben Ketai | Directed by Johannes Roberts Loosely inspired by the Manson Family murders (that’s what it means when it says “Based on a true story”), creepy slasher flick The Strangers became a hit back […]

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22nd Aug2018

‘Truth or Dare’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Lucy Hale, Violett Beane, Tyler Posey, Sophia Ali, Hayden Szeto, Landon Liboiron, Nolan Gerard Funk, Sam Lerner | Written by Jillian Jacobs, Michael Reisz, Jeff Wadlow, Christopher Roach | Directed by Jeff Wadlow The latest low budget horror flick from Blumhouse Productions is about a demonically possessed game of Truth Or Dare that kills […]

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21st Aug2018

‘Rampage’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Naomi Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Breanne Hill, Joe Manganiello, Will Yun Lee | Written by Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal, Adam Sztykiel | Directed by Brad Peyton Dwayne Johnson re-teams with San Andreas director Brad Peyton for this hugely entertaining creature feature, based on the fondly […]

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17th Aug2018

‘The Equalizer 2′ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Orson Bean, Bill Pullman, Jonathan Scarfe, Kazy Tauginas, Garrett Golden, Sakina Jaffrey, Tamara Hickey, Karen Strong | Written by Richard Wenk | Directed by Antoine Fuqua Denzel Washington returns as ultra-violent vigilante Robert McCall in this slick sequel that marks the actor’s fourth collaboration with director […]

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16th Aug2018

‘A Quiet Place’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward | Written by John Krasinski, Bryan Woods, Scott Beck | Directed by John Krasinski Imagine a world where making even the tiniest noise could get you torn to pieces by a scary alien monster. That’s the killer premise behind A Quiet Place, an original […]

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10th Aug2018

‘The Domestics’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kate Bosworth, Tyler Hoechlin, David Dastmalchian, Sonoya Mizuno, Laura Cayouette, Lance Reddick | Written and Directed by Mike P. Nelson This entertaining post-apocalyptic thriller marks an auspicious feature debut for sound designer-turned-writer-director Mike P. Nelson. Essentially it’s The Road meets The Warriors, with a bit of Mad Max: The Road Warrior thrown in for […]

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31st Jul2018

‘My Friend Dahmer’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche, Dallas Roberts, Miles Robbins, Vincent Kartheiser | Written and Directed by Marc Meyers Based on the acclaimed true-life graphic novel by John “Derf” Backderf, this compelling and unsettling teen drama is part serial killer prequel and part high school coming of age movie. Former Disney Channel star Ross […]

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