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 […]

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 […]

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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15th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Lifechanger’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Elitsa Bako, Lora Burke, Jack Foley, Sam James White, Steve Kasan, Bill Oberst Jr., Rachel Vanduzer | Written and Directed by Justin McConnell Lifechanger is a Canadian film. You might not think Canada is best known for its horror movies but it’s delivered some very good ones and some very important ones. From Black […]

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13th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Dead Night’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Brea Grant, AJ Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Sophie Dalah, Elise Luthman, Joshua Hoffman, Daniel Roebuck, Joy Osmanski, Alison Haislip, Sky Soleil, Alexander Ward, Dianna Miranda, Ryan Schwartzman | Written by Irving Walker | Directed by Brad Baruh I can see some people already rolling their eyes when they hear about another ‘cabin in the woods’ […]

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09th Aug2018

‘Euthanizer’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Hannamaija Nikander, Jari Virman, Matti Onnismaa, Heikki Nousiainen, Pihla Penttinen, Jouko Puolanto, Santtu Karvonen, Alina Tomnikov, Ilari Johansson, Rami Rusinen, Olli Rahkonen | Written and Directed by Teemu Nikki Although it’s not the biggest sub genre, Finnish horror has produced a few good movies. Lake Bodom had some success outside of it’s home country, Dark Floors […]

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25th Jul2018

‘End Trip’ 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 A movie focusing entirely on an Uber (or URyde as it is here) driver doesn’t exactly sound like the most interesting of ideas. And explaining that it’s a bit of a twisted […]

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12th Jul2018

‘The Beautiful Death’ Graphic Novel Review

by Alain Elliott

Written by Mathieu Bablet | Art by Mathieu Bablet | Published by Titan Comics As far as comic books go, I cant say I’ve read many ‘end of the world-type’ books that didn’t involve zombies. But I have of course watched many films with different ideas, so I was looking forward to see what the […]

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09th Jul2018

‘Attack of the Adult Babies’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Kurtis Lowe, Andrew Dunn, Andy Abrahams, Dominic Brunt, Charlie Chuck, Kate Coogan, Simon Corble, Samantha Daniels, Sally Dexter, Howard Ellis, Nicky Evans, Thalia Zucchi, Joanne Mitchell, Mica Proctor, Laurence R. Harvey | Written by Joanne Mitchell, Paul Shrimpton | Directed by Dominic Brunt Attack of the Adult Babies. What a title! It’s enough on […]

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25th Jun2018

‘The Endless’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Callie Hernandez, Vinny Curran, Peter Cilella, James Jordan  | Written and Directed by Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead Spring was one of my favourite horror movies of 2015. Mixing Lovecraftian horror with the strangest of love stories and creating an emotional, original and beautiful genre film. Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead […]

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15th Jun2018

‘Hereditary’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Christy Summerhays, Morgan Lund, Mallory Bechtel, Jake Brown, Jarrod Phillips, Ann Dowd, Brock McKinney | Written and Directed by Ari Aster Opening just one week ago in America (and creating a lot of buzz before this at its Sundance midnight showing), Hereditary has been talked about […]

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12th Jun2018

‘She Rises’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Michael Biehn, Angus Macfadyen, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Daisy McCrackin, Lorraine Ziff, Nick W. Nicholson, Larry Wade Carrell, Hallie Jordan | Written by Angus Macfadyen, Lony Ruhmann | Directed by Larry Wade Carrell Being a huge fan of the horror genre means that I have watched many strange movies. From a killer car tyre to a […]

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15th May2018

‘Soft Matter’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Ruby Lee Dove II, Hal Schneider, Mary Anzalone, Devyn Placide, Mark Blumberg, Catherine Grady, David Dillard, Sam Stinson, Mykal Monroe, Bradley Creel, Ruby Epkins | Written and Directed by Jim Hickcox Soft Matter certainly has originality on its side. A story that somehow manages to mix two trendy graffiti artists, two immortality-obsessed scientists and […]

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