23rd Oct2019

‘Overwatch: Legendary Edition’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Thomas

If you have somehow missed it, Overwatch is a team based multiplayer shooter that has been very popular for about 3 years. It comes from Blizzard, so you know it seems simple but has been obsessively designed. It is now up to something like 31 playable characters, which are all wacky cartoons that really do […]

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09th Oct2019

‘Diablo 3′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Thomas

The PC / video games market is a strange beast. Once a game is released with huge fanfare, it immediately withers on the vine and as the lustre of those shiny treats dims, we can see significant price cuts after only a week or so on the market. There is always something new, something that […]

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27th Sep2019

‘Doll Factory’ DVD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Justin Herman, Nicole Elliott, Andy Palmer, Eric C. Schneider, Boo Gay, Tracy Collins, Milo Rubi, Will Allday, Chris Fender, Patrick Sane, Nasir Villanueva, Larry Wade Carrell | Written and Directed by Stephen Wolfe Send in the dolls… Doll Factory is in the fine tradition of campy, low budget horror comedy films that leans heavily […]

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18th Sep2019

‘Lie Low’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Debra Baker, Isis Davis, Alfie Field, Ryan Hayes, Jake Phillips Head, James Hyland, Andi Jashy, Jasmine Jobson, Craig Miller, Joshua Osei, Elinah Saleh, Taz Skylar, Johnny Vivash | Written and Directed by Jamie Noel Starting with a stabbing and quite a bit of artistic flare, Lie Low‘s story immediately join an English family as […]

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06th Sep2019

‘It Chapter 2′ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgård | Written by Gary Dauberman | Directed by Andy Muschietti When I was about 10 I had a friend whose parents really didn’t seem too bothered what he got up to. I remember thinking at the time how […]

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21st Aug2019

‘Guardian of the Universe’ DVD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Rob Taylor, Nic Costa, Walter Koenig, Matt Zak, Bryna Smith, Jordana Ansley, Michael Friedrichs, Traben Pleasant, Bobby Ryan, Stephen Lisk, Seantos Mcdonald, Jared McClain, Matt Haley | Written by Rob Taylor, Nic Costa | Directed by Rob Taylor Guardian of the Universe seems to be a follow up, of sorts to […]

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16th Aug2019

‘Manifest Destiny Down: Spacetime’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Jonathan Baker, Jeff Kenny, Lexie Lowell | Written and Directed by Jonathan Baker A Back to the Future inspired sci-fi roadtrip stuck in Groundhog Day… Our film starts with Star Wars style text in space that is almost as confusing as that found in The Phantom Menace. It explains that physicists are searching for […]

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25th Jun2019

‘Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Rob Taylor, Nic Costa, Walter Koenig, Matt Zak, Bryna Smith, Jordana Ansley, Michael Friedrichs, Traben Pleasant, Bobby Ryan, Stephen Lisk, Seantos Mcdonald, Jared McClain, Matt Haley | Written by Rob Taylor, Nic Costa | Directed by Rob Taylor Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time is a brilliant title. It also […]

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08th May2019

‘Cannibals and Carpet Fitters’ DVD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Darren Sean Enright, Richard Lee O’Donnell, Zara Phythian, Christopher Whitlow, Dominic Holmes, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Alex Zane, Phill Martin, Mingus Johnston, Lee Charles, Tony Nyland, Laura Jean Marsh, Darren Maffucci, Grant Steven, Jenny Stokes | Written by Richard Lee O’Donnell | Directed by James Bushe Horror comedy is very difficult to get right. Managing to […]

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16th Apr2019

‘White Space’ DVD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Holt McCallany, Zulay Henao, Dave Sheridan, James Devoti, Jocko Sims, Kodi Kitchen, Mike Genovese, Tiffany Brouwer, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Sebastian A. Jones, Spencer Hill, Sheena Chou, Lauren Mary Kim | Written by Ryan Colucci, Clay McLeod Chapman | Directed by Ken Locsmandi [NOTE: With the film now out on DVD in the UK, […]

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15th Apr2019

‘Long Lost’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Adam Weppler, Catherine Corcoran, Nicholas Tucci, Fran Kranz | Written and Directed by Erik Bloomquist Long Lost is a low budget thriller mystery that includes the immortal line “you have asparagus in your teeth”. Our young slacker of a protagonist, Seth gets invited to a mansion by cryptic letter (as we often do). From […]

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15th Mar2019

‘Tangent Room’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Lisa Bearpark, Daniel Epstein, Håkan Julander, Jennifer Lila, Vee Vimolmal | Written and Directed by Björn Engström We are currently living in a world of “alternative facts” and “fake news.” A film with the premise of saving all existence by using hard science and facts is then, very appealing to me (even if the […]

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01st Mar2019

‘Rendel: Dark Vengeance’ DVD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Kristofer Gummerus, Rami Rusinen, Renne Korppila, Matti Onnismaa, Johnny Vivash, Bianca Bradey, Sheila Shah, Michael Majalahti, Michael Hall, Alina Tomnikov, Aake Kalliala, Reino Nordin, Tero Salenius, Sami Huhtala | Written by Pekka Lehtosaari, Miika J. Norvanto, Timo Puustinen | Directed by Jesse Haaja Hans(el) und (G)rendel There is something uniquely American in the unashamed […]

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21st Feb2019

‘The 6th Friend’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Jamie Bernadette, Chantelle Albers, Dominique Swain, Jessica Morris, Tania Nolan, Monique Rosario, David Villada | Written by Jamie Bernadette, Letia Clouston | Directed by Letia Clouston How many friends is too many friends? The answer, perhaps unsurprisingly is 6… 5 years after a private graduation party went awry (mostly for a man in a […]

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29th Jan2019

‘Distorted’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Christina Ricci, John Cusack, Brendan Fletcher, Vicellous Shannon, Nicole Anthony, Oliver Rice, Gigi Jackman, Benjamin DeWalt, Maja Milkovich, Scott Olynek, Angela Quinn, Sophia Daly | Written by Arne Olsen | Directed by Rob King The premise here is modern, SAFE (they emphasise that a lot in the sales material and then throughout the film) out […]

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08th Jan2019

‘Beyond White Space’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Holt McCallany, Zulay Henao, Dave Sheridan, James Devoti, Jocko Sims, Kodi Kitchen, Mike Genovese, Tiffany Brouwer, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Sebastian A. Jones, Spencer Hill, Sheena Chou, Lauren Mary Kim | Written by Ryan Colucci, Clay McLeod Chapman | Directed by Ken Locsmandi In space Moby Dick can hear you scream… Beyond White Space introduces […]

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03rd Jan2019

‘The Demonologist’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Brian Krause, Jared Bankens, Lara Grice, Thomas Francis Murphy, Scott Allen Perry, Rhonda Johnson Dents, Kate Tumanova, Manon Pages, Keegan Macy, Jeff Pearson, Kurt DeVille, Shawn Bradly Hoefer, Jared Antoline, Trey Nolde | Written and Directed by J.M. Stelly Low budget police drama meets camp biblical nonsense – demons and the horsemen of the […]

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02nd Jan2019

‘[Cargo]‘ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Ron Thompson, Mark Wood, Matthew Rosvally, Corbin Timbrook, Danika Fields, Eliot, J.C. Macek III, Jose Rosete | Written and Directed by James Dylan The feature debut of director James Dylan, [Cargo] sees Ron Thompson star as Anthony Peterson, a businessman with a dark past that finds himself incarcerated by unknown assailants and with only a mobile phone must raise […]

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17th Dec2018

‘Cannibals and Carpet Fitters’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Darren Sean Enright, Richard Lee O’Donnell, Zara Phythian, Christopher Whitlow, Dominic Holmes, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Alex Zane, Phill Martin, Mingus Johnston, Lee Charles, Tony Nyland, Laura Jean Marsh, Darren Maffucci, Grant Steven, Jenny Stokes | Written by Richard Lee O’Donnell | Directed by James Bushe Searching for subtext… Horror comedy is very difficult to get […]

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12th Dec2018

‘Captured’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Lizze Gordon, Gabrielle Romanello, Megan Medellin, Charlie Ian, Cody Bruno, Evan Sloan, Cody Renee Cameron, Sam Cain, Lola Kelly | Written by Lizze Gordon | Directed by Joe Homokay “Smells like exploitation” What happens when camp B-Movie shtick meets obviously incorrect Millennial generation doings? The premise of #Captured is simple – hilariously voiced zealot […]

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05th Dec2018

‘Ayla’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Nicholas Wilder, Tristan Risk, Dee Wallace, Sarah Schoofs, D’Angelo Midili, Bill Oberst Jr., Andrew Sensenig, Mehmet Canbeg, Darlene Sellers | Written and Directed by Elias “Sometimes dead is better” One of the wonderful things about the horror genre is the low barrier to entry. If a young filmmaker today has a GoPro, a monster […]

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