11th Aug2020

‘Killer Raccoons! 2! Dark Christmas In The Dark’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Yang Miller, Ron Lynch, Tom Lyons, James Myers, Zach Riedmaier, Colin Scianamblo, Briscott Stevenson, Nick Turner, Drew Ullman, Nick Vatterott, Michelle Weiser, Jackie Zebrowski, James Adomian | Written and Directed by Travis Irvine With a title like Killer Raccoons! 2! Dark Christmas In The Dark, I knew exactly what I was in for with […]

10th Aug2020

‘Legend of the Muse’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Riley Egan, Elle Evans, Kate Mansi, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Max Decker, Jennie Fahn, Phil Abrams, Anthony Ray Parker, Mike Rad, Dave Vescio, Craig Gellis, Declan Joyce, Grant Walstrom, Jeanné Kietzmann | Written and Directed by John Burr Painting and horror movies do occasionally meet and create something great. Recently Velvet Buzzsaw and Bliss have […]

07th Aug2020

‘Uncle Peckerhead’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: David Bluvband, Adam R. Brown, Ryan Conrath, Mike Lawrence, David Littleton, Ruth Lolla, Greg Maness, Ruby McCollister, Lucy McMichael, Shannon O’Neill, Jeff Riddle, Chloe Roe, Chet Siegel | Written and Directed by Matthew John Lawrence An interesting title but a sub genre that is slowly picking up pace, as Uncle Peckerhead fits nicely in […]

05th Aug2020

‘Ellipse’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Josiah Authier, Grant Martin, Michelle Medoff, Jack William | Written by Grant Martin | Directed by Joe Bland, Grant Martin [NOTE: With the film finally out on DVD in the UK, here’s a reposting of our review of sci-fi film Ellipse] Low budget sci-fi in many people’s minds are films featured on (unsurprisingly) the […]

03rd Aug2020

‘Baby Frankenstein’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Ian Barling, Cora Savage, Rance Nix, Andre Gower, Mike Rutkoski, Bill Rutkoski, Patrick McCartney, Eileen Rosen, Yannis Stergiopoulos | Written by Mike Rutkoski | Directed by Jon YonKondy I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from this movie based on the title alone. Perhaps some weird Frankenstein spin-off? Or maybe a twisted zombie tale? […]

28th Jul2020

‘The Pool’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Theeradej Wongpuapan, Ratnamon Ratchiratham | Written and Directed by Ping Lumpraploeng I have been very excited about seeing The Pool for a long time. The poster and initial images I saw were impressive and I have always loved the idea of movies set in one small location. Whether it be Phone Booth, Man On A […]

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27th Jul2020

‘Sins of the Father’ Short Film Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Neil Gallagher | Written by Neil Gallagher, Peter McKeirnon | Directed by Peter McKeirnon The current worldwide pandemic has made it difficult for filmmakers to, well, make films. But it hasn’t stopped them altogether and has often made people become even more creative than normal. Sins of the Father is part of a soon-to-be-released […]

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24th Jul2020

‘Impetigore’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Tara Basro, Marissa Anita, Ario Bayu, Christine Hakim, Asmara Abigail, Kiki Narendra, Zidni Hakim, Faradina Mufti, Abdurrahman Arif, Muhammad Abe Baasyin, Mursiyanto, Ahmad Ramadhan | Written and Directed by Joko Anwar On researching Impetigore I quickly stumbled on why the movie has that slightly strange-sounding punned title: Impetigo (im-puh-TIE-go) is a common and highly contagious […]

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24th Jul2020

‘Island Zero: Sea No Evil’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Laila Robins, Adam Wade McLaughlin, Teri Reeves, Matthew Wilkas, Elaine Landry, Anabel Graetz, Richard Sewell, Stephanie Atkinson, Joanna Clarke, Kelly McAndrew, Thomas Ian Campbell, Anna Gravél, Robin Jones | Written by Tess Gerritsen | Directed by Josh Gerritsen Not the most imaginative of titles but that hasn’t stopped me watching many a movie and […]

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20th Jul2020

‘Ghosts of War’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Theo Rossi, Kyle Gallner, Skylar Astin, Alan Ritchson, Laila Banki, Nathan Cooper, Rebecca Flinn-White, Kaloyan Hristov, Alexander Behrang Keshtkar, Shannon McKain, Yanitsa Mihailova, Matthew Reese, Shaun Toub, Billy Zane | Written and Directed by Eric Bress There are a surprising number of horror movies set during World War II. Perhaps because it […]

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17th Jul2020

‘Lake of Death’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Patrick Walshe McBride, Ulric von der Esch, Iben Akerlie, Elias Munk, Jonathan Harboe, Sophia Lie, Jakob Schøyen Andersen | Written and Directed by Nini Bull Robsahm You might not think ‘horror’ if asked about Norwegian cinema but the small European country has produced a few crackers including the Dead Snow movies (we need a […]

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15th Jul2020

‘Parallax’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Naomi Prentice, Nelson Ritthaler, Hattie Smith, Ted Gianopulos, Bette Smith, Taylor Flowers, Brooke Lorraine | Written and Directed by Michael W. Bachochin Trying to explain exactly what Parallax is about is slightly complicated. It can be written in simple terms but that just wouldn’t cover the half of it. Parallax is a complex movie […]

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15th Jul2020

‘End Trip’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Dean J. West, Aaron Jay Rome, Ashley Lenz | Written by Aaron Jay Rome, Eric LeBlanc | Directed by Aaron Jay Rome [NOTE: With the film finally getting a DVD release, from Terror Films, here’s a repost of our review – from way back in 2018 – of Aaron Rome’s fantastic End Trip] A […]

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10th Jul2020

‘Peripheral’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Hannah Arteton, Rosie Day, Tom Conti, Jenny Seagrove, Elliot James Langridge, Connor Byrne, Belinda Stewart-Wilson | Written by Dan Schaffer | Directed by Paul Hyett Paul Hyett’s debut movie The Seasoning House blew me away. With its hard-hitting story and an incredible performance from Rosie Day, It was one of my favourite films of 2013. […]

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07th Jul2020

‘Genevieve’ Short Film Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Nicholas Michael Jacobs, Shawn C. Phillips | Written and Directed by Nicholas Michael Jacobs I have seen many many found footage horror movies and I am as big of a fan of them as you’ll probably know. It all started with the original The Blair Witch Project and although it took a while for […]

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06th Jul2020

‘The Beach House’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Liana Liberato, Noah Le Gros, Jake Weber, Maryann Nagel, Michael Brumfield, Matt Maisto, Steven Corkin, Dan Zakarija, Veronica Fellman | Written and Directed by Jeffrey A. Brown Not the most horrific of horror movie titles but The Beach House features two college sweethearts on a getaway to the sea and the aforementioned beach house. […]

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06th Jul2020

‘Saint Frances’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Kelly O’Sullivan, Romana Edith Williams,  Charin Alvarez, Braden Crothers, Laura T. Fisher, Mary Beth Fisher, Francis Guinan, Max Lipchitz, Lily Mojekwu, Bradley Grant Smith, Jim True-Frost | Written by Kelly O’Sullivan | Directed by Alex Thompson After earning the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, and a Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice at […]

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03rd Jul2020

‘The Music Box’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Fiona Whitelaw, Antonio Lujak, Antonella Salvucci, Rachel Daigh, Cearl Pepper, Anita Tenerelli, Melissa Leone | Written by Adriana Marzagalli, John Real | Directed by John Real What could be scary about a music box? Your first thought is probably not a lot and you would more or less be correct but that hasn’t stopped […]

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02nd Jul2020

‘Lab Rat’ Short Film Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Matt Harris, Sian Hill, Kirsty Sturgess, Max Williams, Abeo Jackson | Written by Matt Brothers, Nour Wazzi | Directed by Nour Wazzi After recently watching and enjoy the short Baby Mine, I couldn’t wait to check out director Nour Wazzi’s other work, which lead me to this all new sci-fi short Lab Rat. In […]

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01st Jul2020

‘Homewrecker’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Alex Essoe, Precious Chong, Kris Siddiqi | Written by Precious Chong, Alex Essoe, Zach Gayne | Directed by Zach Gayne It may come as a surprise that a movie about two women meeting at a yoga class, which then escalates to one of them refusing to let the other leave their house, is actually […]

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29th Jun2020

‘Alive’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Angus Macfayden, Camille Stopps, Thomas Cocquerel, Chantal Perron, Gerrick Winston, Zoe Marlett, Lisa Moreau | Written by Chuck McCue, Jules Vincent | Directed by Rob Grant Spearheaded by Hostel and the Saw franchise, the ‘torture porn’ sub-genre of horror (an unfair title perhaps) was not well-liked at the time despite some big money makers, […]

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26th Jun2020

‘Nightfire’ Short Film Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Dylan Baker, Becky Ann Baker, Bradley Stryker, Francesco Pannofino, Michael Pantozzi, Lorenzo Pisoni, Goran Ivanovski, Greg Hadley | Written by Brando Benetton, Los Silva | Directed by Brando Benetton Forty one minutes seems like a very odd running time for any movie. Not really a short film but nowhere near the length of a […]

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