07th Dec2018

‘All The Creatures Were Stirring’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Constance Wu, Jonathan Kite, Jocelin Donahue, Ashley Clements, Mark Kelly, Graham Skipper, Matt Long, Amanda Fuller, Catherine Parker, Morgan Peter Brown, Michelle DeFraites, Stephanie Drake, Peter Cilella, Makeda Declet, Megan Duffy | Written and Directed by David Ian McKendry, Rebekah McKendry As far as I know All The Creatures Were Stirring is the second […]

05th Dec2018

‘Slay Belles’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Barry Bostwick, Kristina Klebe, Susan Slaughter, Diane Salinger, Richard Moll, Hannah Wagner | Written by Jessica Luhrssen, Dan Walker | Directed by Spooky Dan Walker I can’t believe no-one has used this title for a horror Christmas film before! But here it is with a new Dread Central Presents… release, Slay Belles; which follows […]

30th Nov2018

‘Ugly Sweater Party’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Charles Chudabala, Hunter Johnson, Lara Jean Mummert, Felissa Rose, Sean Whalen, Kevin Caliber, Berna Roberts, Jennifer Nangle, Gregory Blair, Colton Wheeler, Jody Barton, Brad Potts | Written and Directed by Aaron Mento I think we can now say it is officially the festive season. So this means that I will try to watch as […]

27th Nov2018

‘The Cabin’ Review (aka A Night in the Cabin)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Christopher Lee Page, Caitlin Crommett, Erik Kammerland, Thomas Hedengran | Written by Erik Kammerland | Directed by Johan Bodell There are many many horror movies that centre around a cabin in the woods and unsurprisingly, The Cabin is another that can be added to that list. It’s not a very inventive title but neither […]

23rd Nov2018

‘Blue My Mind’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg, Lou Haltinner, Yael Meier, David Oberholzer, Una Rusca, Timon Kiefer, Benjamin Dangel, Martin Rapold, Rachel Braunschweig | Written by Lisa Bruhlmann, Dominik Locher | Directed by Lisa Bruhlmann There has been more talk than ever about women in the film industry and in particular, directing […]

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19th Nov2018

‘The Heretics’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Nina Kiri, Ry Barrett, Jorja Cadence, Will King, Nina Richmond, Austin Duffy | Written by Chad Archibald, Jayme LaForest | Directed by Chad Archibald Director Chad Archibald first came to my attention with the slasher that isn’t half as popular as it should be, The Drownsman (it could easily be an ongoing franchise). He […]

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08th Nov2018

‘Evil Elves’ Review (aka Elves)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Deanna Grace Congo, Lisa May, Amy Jo Guthrie, Stephanie Marie Baggett, Lily Martinez | Directed by Jamaal Burden In my unofficial quest to watch every single Christmas horror movie ever released, I have started early this year with a few films. Evil Elves (to be released as just Elves in the US in December) […]

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31st Oct2018

‘The Snarling’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Laurence Saunders, Chris Simmons, Ben Manning, Pablo Raybould, Ste Johnson, Joel Beckett, Julie Peasgood, Julia Deakin, Stephan Bessant | Written and Directed by Pablo Raybould Werewolf movies aren’t generally the most popular sub genre of horror and there doesn’t seem to be half as many made as say, zombie movies. So when a new […]

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26th Oct2018

‘Mail Order Monster’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Charisma Carpenter, Josh Hopkins, Madison Horcher, Emma Rayne Lyle, Jeremy Aubrey | Written by Paulina Laguidi, Marc Prey | Directed by Paulina Laguidi I will watch anything that features any of the main cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It actually hasn’t covered too much lately but in the case of Charisma Carpenter it […]

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23rd Oct2018

‘Await Further Instructions’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, David Bradley, Grant Masters, Holly Weston, Abigail Cruttenden | Written by Gavin Williams | Directed by Johnny Kevorkian It’s nearly that time of year again, my favourite time of year…..no not Halloween! I’m talking about Christmas! And despite its slightly unusual title Await Further Instructions is indeed a Christmas horror film. Taking […]

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12th Oct2018

‘The Forest of the Lost Souls’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart, Lígia Roque, Lília Lopes, Tiago Jácome, Débora Ribeiro | Written and Directed by José Pedro Lopes Portugal isn’t a country you would associate with horror movies. In fact, I can’t think of one other Portuguese horror movie I have even heard of. So I was looking forward to […]

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08th Oct2018

‘Mermaid’s Song’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Iwan Rheon, Katelyn Mager, Brendan Taylor, Jessie Fraser, Steve Bradley, Barbara Wallace, Trevor Gemma, Natasha Quirke, Leala Selina, Casey Strandquist | Written by Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, Bob Woolsey, Meagan Hotz, Lindsey Mann | Directed by Nicholas Humphries A horror version of The Little Mermaid sounds like the best and worst idea for a movie […]

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25th Sep2018

‘Fractured’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Louisa Lytton, April Pearson, Karl Davies, Calvin A. Dean, Jordan Metcalfe | Written by Christian Hearn, Jamie Patterson | Directed by Jamie Patterson First off if, like me, you saw the title of this movie and was a little put off, rest assured that Fractured is much better than the generic title… After looking […]

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13th Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘He’s Out There’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Yvonne Strahovski, Anna Pniowsky, Abigail Pniowsky, Ryan McDonald, Justin Bruening, Julian Bailey, Stephanie Costa | Written by Mike Scannell | Directed by Quinn Lasher My last Frightfest 2018 review for Nerdly comes in the form of a home invasion/slasher style horror movie titled simply, He’s Out There. The set-up of which will feel very […]

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11th Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘F.U.B.A.R’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Mark Heap, Sean Verey, Danny Kirrane, Perry Fitzpatrick, Ewen MacIntosh | Written and Directed by Ben Kent Us Brits do comedy horror pretty well. Of course, everyone around the world knows about Shaun of the Dead but there’s along list of other great films in the sub genre. From Lesbian Vampire Killers to Severance to […]

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10th Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Bodied’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Rory Uphold, Jonathan Park, Walter Perez, Shoniqua Shandai, Charlamagne Tha God, Dizaste, Debra Wilson, Anthony Michael Hall, Lisa Maley, Eddie Perino, Eric Allen Smith, Candice Renee, Daniel Rashid | Written by Joseph Kahn, Alex Larsen | Directed by Joseph Kahn There have been plenty of movies featured at Frightfest that […]

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06th Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘The Night Sitter’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Elyse Dufour, Jack Champion, Jermaine Rivers, Amber Neukum, J. Benedict Larmore, Ben Barlow, Bailey Campbell, Joe Walz, Deanna Meske, Manny Sandow, Luna Devika, Victoria Graham | Written and Directed by Abiel Bruhn, John Rocco This is somehow the third Christmas horror movie I have reviewed for Nerdly and watched this year. A fact that […]

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31st Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Black Site’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Lauren Ashley Carter, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Sophia Del Pizzo, Angela Dixon, Jake Francis, Samantha Schnitzler, Bentley Kalu, Fredi ‘Kruga’ Nwaka, Phoebe Robinson-Galvin, Kris Johnson, Toby Osmond, Mike Beckingham, Alana Wallace | Written and Directed by Tom Paton One of this year’s Frightfest World Premieres, Black Site had people excited with only its description promising John […]

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28th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Aidan Turner, Sam Elliott, Sean Bridgers, Ron Livingston, Caitlin FitzGerald, Ellar Coltrane, Larry Miller, Rizwan Manji, Mark Steger, Anastasia Tsikhanava | Written and Directed by Robert D. Krzykowski With a title like The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, people going to see this movie will probably be expecting something very strange. And […]

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27th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Secret Santa’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Michael Rady, Drew Lynch, Debra Sullivan, A Leslie Kies, Ryan Leigh Seaton, John Gilbert, Pat Destro, Nathan Hedrick, Michelle Renee Allaire, Curtis Fortier, Freddy John James, Petra Areskoug, Tracy Drolet, William Dixon, Scott Burkett | Written by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan | Directed by Adam Marcus Just behind horror, believe it or not, my […]

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27th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Cult of Terror’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Featuring: Alan Jones, Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund, Barbara Crampton, Mick Garris, Paul Naschy, Peter Bogdanovich, Dario Argento | Written and Directed by Gustavo Mendoza I love documentaries. I can watch anything if people are passionate and love something and it is put to film well. So a good horror documentary instantly has my attention. Whether it’s […]

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23rd Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘The Ranger’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Chloe Levine, Jeremy Holm, Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler, Amanda Grace Benitez, Larry Fessenden, Nicholas Tucci | Written by Giaco Furino, Jenn Wexler | Directed by Jenn Wexler Having your debut feature play at London’s Frightfest is a huge honour. So for Jenn Wexler’s debut, The Ranger to also play on the festival’s […]

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