20th Jan2021

‘Silence and Darkness’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Mina Walker, Joan Glackin, Jordan Lage, Sandra Gartner, Ariel Zevon | Written and Directed by Barak Barkan The horror genre has actually got a fairly decent history of using disabilities in its movie in a positive way. There are of course plenty of bad examples but there are also films like Hush, A Quiet […]

11th Jan2021

‘The Retreat’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Grant Schumacher, Dylan Grunn, Chris Cimperman, Rick Montgomery Jr., Peter Stray, Ariella Mastroianni, Catherine Daddario | Written and Directed by Bruce Wemple When you watch some many low budget independent horror movies you get used to having low expectations. Unfortunately, as much as I wish it wasn’t the case, I watch a lot of […]

07th Jan2021

‘Cannibal Club’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Tavinho Teixeira, Ana Luiza Rios, Pedro Domingues, Zé Maria, Rodrigo Capistrano, Alcântra Costa, Lc Galetto | Written and Directed by Guto Parente Cannibal movies are normally always controversial movies. Cannibal Holocaust is probably the film genre fans instantly think of when you’re asked to name a film about people eating other people but there’s […]

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07th Jan2021

‘Rent-A-Pal’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Wil Wheaton, Brian Landis Folkins, Amy Rutledge, Kathleen Brady, Adrian Egolf | Written and Directed by Jon Stevenson The nineties might not have been the best era when it comes to horror movies. Some will disagree but for me, the amount of top quality horror from that decade is minimal. But that doesn’t stop […]

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06th Jan2021

‘Early Haunts’ Graphic Novel Review

by Alain Elliott

Written by T.W. Burgess | Art by Mike O’ Brien, Brian Coldrick, Brianne Neuman, David Romero Author T.W. Burgess has a reputation for creating brilliantly scary graphic novels and I have loved his previous work. Malevolents, The Eyrie, and Hallows Fell have all been super creepy in a way no other graphic novels I have […]

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04th Jan2021

‘The Last Exorcist’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Danny Trejo, Rachele Brooke Smith, Terri Ivens, Nicolas Coster, Leah Ann Cevoli, Branden Smith, Adam Horner, Melanie Brooke Sweeney, Dennis LaValle | Written by Robin Bain, Amy Brown Carver, Lizzie Gordon | Directed by Robin Bain I have watched too many Danny Trejo movies to know that just by having his name on the […]

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22nd Dec2020

SohoHorror: ‘JuleBlod’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Stig Henrik Hoff, Sondre Krogtoft Larsen, Truls Svendsen | Written and Directed by Reinert Kill If you’ve ever read any of my reviews around December, then you will probably know that I love Christmas movies. So when they mix perfectly together with the horror genre I am even happier. That said, unfortunately, there’s not […]

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15th Dec2020

‘Castle Freak (2020)’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Clair Catherine, Jake Horowitz, Emily Sweet, Chris Galust, Kika Magalhães, Genti Kame, Klodian Hoxha | Written by Kathy Charles | Directed by Tate Steinsiek The original Castle Freak was released in 1995 and directed by cult horror director Stuart Gordon who is best known for the highly entertaining Re-Animator and Dolls. Starring Jeffrey Combs […]

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10th Dec2020

‘The Devil To Pay’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Danielle Deadwyler, Catherine Dyer, Jayson Warner Smith, Adam Boyer | Written and Directed by Lane Skye, Ruckus Skye On the face of things, The Devil To Pay could just be described as a revenge thriller but it does thankfully have more to it than many other films in that genre. After the disappearance of […]

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02nd Dec2020

‘Cold Feet’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Gabe Arredondo, Adam Burns, Allen C. Gardner, Matthew Gilliam, Matt Mercer, Nathan Ross Murphy, Drew Paslay, Matthew Stiller, Kenneth Farmer, Lindsey Roberts, Najarra Townsend | Written by Allen C. Gardner | Directed by Brad Ellis, Allen C. Gardner Bachelor Parties or the ‘Stag Do’ as people in the U.K. will know it, aren’t the […]

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27th Nov2020

‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’ Review (Netflix)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp, Julian Dennison, Jahzir Bruno, Darlene Love, Tyrese Gibson, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Sunny Suljic | Written by Matt Lieberman, Chris Columbus | Directed by Chris Columbus The first Christmas Chronicles movie released two years ago was a Netflix Original hit. A fantastic family Christmas movie that made you wonder why […]

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26th Nov2020

‘Attack of the Demons’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Features the voices of: Andreas Petersen, Thomas Petersen, Katie Maguire, Eric Power | Written by Andreas Petersen | Directed by Eric Power Horror and animation don’t exactly go hand in hand. I’m not exactly sure why, maybe it is because when people think of animated movies their minds always think of children’s or family movies. […]

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19th Nov2020

‘Watch List’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Arthur Acuña, Bernard Carritero, Alessandra de Rossi, Jake Macapagal | Written by Ben Rekhi, Rona Lean Sales | Directed by Ben Rekhi The Philippine Drug War is a real thing and it takes centre stage in this movie right from the very beginning. We see actual clips of President Rodrigo Duterte declare the war […]

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13th Nov2020

‘Escape: Puzzle of Fear’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Tommy Nash, Aubrey Reynolds, Omar Gooding, Naina Michaud, Nicholas Turturro, Sara Stretton, John Colton, Lili Bordán | Written by Lizze Gordon | Directed by J. Jones The “Escape Room” sub-genre of horror seems to be picking up a bit of pace the last few years, coinciding with the popularity of real-life escape rooms. Personally, […]

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06th Nov2020

‘All The Creatures Were Stirring’ DVD 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 Originally released in 2018, as far as I know All The Creatures Were […]

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02nd Nov2020

‘The Nights Before Christmas’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Simon Phillips, Kate Schroder, Sayla de Goede, Michael Coughlan, Samantha De Benedet, Keegan Chambers, Ken Bressers, Anne-Carolyne Binette, Frederik Storm, Michael Swatton, Meredith Heinrich, Jennifer Willis | Written by Simon Phillips, Paul Tanter | Directed by Paul Tanter I reviewed Once Upon Time At Christmas in 2018 and although it was a decent enough […]

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26th Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘The Owners’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy, Andrew Ellis, Rita Tushingham, Jake Curran, Ian Kenny, Stacha Hicks | Written by Mathieu Gompel, Julius Berg | Directed by Julius Berg I can’t remember watching a home invasion horror movie for a long time and then two come along at once. First, I watched By Night’s End and then […]

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23rd Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Concrete Plans’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Steve Spiers, Chris Reilly, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Willaim Thomas, Goran Bogdan, Amber Rose Revah, Kevin Guthrie, James Lance | Written and Directed by Will Jewell Five misfit builders coming together to work on a farmhouse in some remote Welsh mountains don’t seem like the basis for a horror film. But Concrete Plans, a very British […]

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10th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘Rent-A-Pal’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Wil Wheaton, Brian Landis Folkins, Amy Rutledge, Kathleen Brady, Adrian Egolf | Written and Directed by Jon Stevenson The nineties might not have been the best era when it comes to horror movies. Some will disagree but for me, the amount of top quality horror from that decade is minimal. But that doesn’t stop […]

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10th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘I Am Ren’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Marta Krol, Marcin Sztabinski, Marieta Zukowska, Janusz Chabior, Olaf Marchwicki | Written and Directed by Piotr Ryczko Horror has always been impressive at how it handles mental health in its movies and shows. Most recently movies like The Babadook and Hereditary have shown how peoples mental health has deteriorated after a trauma in their […]

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09th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘Ropes’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Paula del Río, Miguel Ángel Jenner, Jordi Aguilar, Ana Terrasa, Irene Terrasa | Written by Yako Blesa, José Luis Montesinos | Directed by José Luis Montesinos There has been a handful of horror movies with paraplegic characters featuring in main roles. From Franklin in the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, to Marty in the […]

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06th Oct2020

‘Hunter’s Moon’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Katrina Bowden, Jay Mohr, Will Carlson, Spencer Daniels, India Ennenga, Amanda Wyss, Daniel R. Hill, David Labrava, Emmalee Parker, Lexi Atkins, Sean Patrick Flanery, Thomas Jane | Written and Directed by Michael Caissie Originality is something I always scream out for, especially when it comes to horror movies. I’m not someone that constantly complains […]

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