17th Oct2019

’3 Lives’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Mhairi Calvey, Anatole Taubman, Victor Alfieri, Maja-Celiné Probst, Tyron Ricketts, Martin Kaps, Pete Riley, Dharmander Singh | Written by Wolf-Peter Arand | Directed by Juliane Block With the recent #MeToo movement it should have been expected that there would soon be several movies based on the topic. And in the horror genre ‘rape revenge’ […]

04th Oct2019

‘Killer Sofa’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Jed Brophy, Sarah Munn, Stacey King, Harley Neville, Jim Baltaxe, Hamish Boyle, James Cain, James Dunlop, Sean Fleming, Michael Fowler, Grant Kereama, Adrienne Kohler, Angelica Thomas | Written and Directed by Bernardo Rao The horror genre has produced all sorts of killers. And I don’t mean the Freddy’s and Jason’s of this world. What […]

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16th Sep2019

‘Momo: The Missouri Monster’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Elizabeth Saint, Cliff Barackman, Janet Jay, Sara Heddleston, James Bobo Fay, Lyle Blackburn, Adam Duggan, Mark Matzke, Ronald Breedlove, William Nance, Ken Rose, Grayden Nance, Amy Davies, Victoria Rose, Sue Matzke | Written by Seth Breedlove, Mark Matzke, Jason Utes | Directed by Seth Breedlove At the very least Momo (and that’s what I’ll […]

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13th Sep2019

‘Hellmington’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Nicola Correia-Damude, Michael Ironside, Yannick Bisson, Monica Parker, Gabe Grey, Allegra Fulton, Kyra Harper, Angelica Stirpe, Shannon McDonough, Adam MacDonald, James Eddy, Munro Chambers, Robin Archer, John Clifford Talbot | Written and Directed by Alex Lee Williams, Justin Hewitt-Drakulic When Samantha’s father is on his death bed, she sees him for the first time […]

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26th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Sonata’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Freya Tingley, Simon Abkarian, James Faulkner, Rutger Hauer, Catherine Schaub-Abkarian, Matt Barber, Christopher Brand, James Kermack, Myster Jo, Laine Ligere Stengrévica | Written by Andrew Desmond, Arthur Morin | Directed by Andrew Desmond While horror movies and classical music aren’t complete strangers, it’s not like they know each other very well. Films like The […]

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26th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Bloodline’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Seann William Scott, Mariela Garriga, Dale Dickey, Kevin Carroll, Christie Herring, Raymond Alexander Cham Jr., Leith M. Burke, Nick Boraine, Dusty Sorg, Sean H. Scully, Larsen Thompson | Written by Henry Jacobson, Avra Fox-Lerner, Will Honley | Directed by Henry Jacobson Sean William Scott as a serial killer. As soon as I read that […]

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25th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Witches in the Woods’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Hannah Kasulka, Alexander De Jordy, Sasha Clements, Corbin Bleu, Humberly González, Craig Arnold, Kyle Mac, Sasha Clements, Ian Matthews, James Gilbert, David Lafontaine | Written by Christopher Borrelli | Directed by Jordan Barker I absolutely love films, in particular, horror films that have scenes that involve a lot of snow. Or, even better, if […]

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25th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘I Trapped the Devil’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Scott Poythress, Chris Sullivan, Jocelin Donahue, AJ Bowen, Susan Burke | Written and Directed by Josh Lobo I have mentioned many many times that I absolutely love Christmas movies. And I mean any type of movie that has that great Christmas feeling – romantic comedy? Aslong as it’s set at Christmas, I’ll probably like […]

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25th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Volition’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Adrian Glynn McMorran, Magda Apanowicz, John Cassini, Aleks Paunovic, Frank Cassini, Bill Marchant | Written by Tony Dean Smith, Ryan W. Smith | Directed by Tony Dean Smith Less all-out horror and more a sci-fi thriller, Volition still fits nicely alongside the rest of this year’s varied Frightfest line-up… James sees his mother die […]

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24th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘A Serial Killer’s Guide To Life’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Katie Brayben, Poppy Roe, Sian Clifford, Fiona Glascott, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Sinead Matthews, Tomiwa Edun, David Newman | Written and Directed by Staten Cousins Roe British comedy horror has taken many forms. From the Abominable Dr. Phibes to Shaun of the Dead to The Cottage. All very different but all equally funny and A Serial […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Wind’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Miles Anderson, Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Dylan McTee, Ashley Zukerman | Written by Teresa Sutherland | Directed by Emma Tammi Showing at this year’s Frightfest and being picked up by the Frightfest Presents label, The Wind has been well received at festivals across the globe. The last film I remember being based around […]

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13th Aug2019

‘The Velocipastor’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Alyssa Kempinski, Greg Cohan, Claire Hsu, Aurelio Voltaire, Nicholas M. Garofolo, Daniel Steere, Fernando Pacheco De Castro, Jiechang Yang, Jesse Turits, Erik Oh, Zachary Steere | Written and Directed by Brendan Steere As soon as I read the title The Velocipastor I knew I had to see it. I didn’t need to see a […]

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09th Aug2019

‘Nekrotronic’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Ben O’Toole, Dave Beamish, Monica Bellucci, Charmaine Bingwa, Caroline Ford, Benedict Hardie, Tess Haubrich, William Cheung | Written by Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner | Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner Coming from writer and director Kiah Roache-Turner, I was very much looking forward to new Australian horror comedy Nekrotronic. His previous movie Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead […]

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05th Aug2019

‘The Cleansing’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Rebecca Acock, Rhys Meredith, Simon Pengelly, Luke Bailey, Christopher Vowles, Simon Nehan, Richard Burman, Sarah-Louise Tyler, Richard Tunley | Written by David Shillitoe | Directed by Anthony Smith I was slightly surprised to find that The Cleansing wasn’t the only horror movie set in the 14th century that I have actually seen. The two most notable being […]

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31st Jul2019

Fantasia 2019: ‘Homewrecker’ 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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30th Jul2019

Fantasia 2019: ‘Lake Michigan Monster’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Daniel Long, Beulah Peters, Ryland Tews, Wayne Tews, Erick West | Written by Ryland Tews, Mike Cheslik | Directed by Ryland Brickson Cole Tews Lake Michigan Monster is a title that screams SyFy Original to sit alongside Sharknado and Lavantula. Although there are some similarities between this and those ridiculous (and mostly fun) movies, […]

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30th Jul2019

Fantasia 2019: ‘Culture Shock’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Richard Cabral, Martha Higareda, Creed Barton, Barbara Crampton, Felipe de Lara, Oscar Camacho, Laura Ceron | Written by Gigi Saul Guerrero, Efrén Hernández, James Benson | Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero A movie (well feature length TV episode to be exact) about a pregnant woman from Mexico illegally crossing the border to […]

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29th Jul2019

Fantasia 2019: ‘Koko-Di Koko-Da’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Peter Belli, Leif Edlund, Ylva Gallon, Katarina Jakobson, Morad Khatchadorian, Brandy Lietmanen | Written and Directed by Johannes Nyholm After recently re-discovering my fondness for movies that are about people dealing with grief, I seem to have almost accidentally watched quite a few, and the oddly titled Koko-Di Koko-Da can be included in this […]

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29th Jul2019

Fantasia 2019: ‘Hard-Core’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Takeru Satoh, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Takuzo Kubikukuri, Kei Ishibashi | Written by Kousuke Mukai | Directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita I definitely do have a love for films are not only original but very strange as well. From the killer tyre movie Rubber, to the one-off brilliance of Swiss Army Man, to food that […]

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26th Jul2019

Fantasia 2019: ‘Sator’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Michael Daniel, Rachel Johnson, Aurora Lowe, Gabe Nicholson, June Peterson, Wendy Taylor | Written and Directed by Jordan Graham In very basic terms, Sator could be described as either a ‘cabin in the woods’-style horror movie or even a ghost story but both of these short sub genre descriptions would be pretty far off […]

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25th Jul2019

Outfest 2019: ‘Bit’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Char Diaz, Diana Hopper, Friday Chamberlain, Greg Hill, James Paxton, M.C. Gainey, Nicole Maines, Zolee Griggs | Written and Directed by Brad Michael Elmore Possibly the most generic, unexciting name for a vampire movie, I didn’t have high hopes for Bit. But it has so much good going for it that I can definitely […]

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23rd Jul2019

Fantasia 2019: ‘Knives and Skin’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Marika Engelhardt, Tim Hopper, Kate Arrington, Audrey Francis, Tony Fitzpatrick, James Vincent Meredith, Ty Olwin, Robert T. Cunningham, Alex Moss, Raven Whitley, Genevieve Venjohnson | Written and Directed by Jennifer Reeder The disappearance of a female teenager in a small rural town in America starts an almost domino effect of problems for the people […]

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