28th Sep2021

‘Blood Conscious’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Oghenero Gbaje, DeShawn White, Lenny Thomas, Nick Damici, Lori Hammel | Written and Directed by Timothy Covell Writer/director Timothy Covell starts Blood Conscious where most genre films end, after the massacre. Kevin (Oghenero Gbaje), his older sister Brittney (DeShawn White; Motherless Brooklyn), and her fiancé Tony (Lenny Thomas; Diego of the Dead) are planning […]

24th Sep2021

‘Sacrilege’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Emily Wyatt, Tamaryn Payne, Naomi Willow, David English, Ian Champion, Jon Glasgow, Emma Spurgin Hussey, Rory Wilton | Written and Directed by David Creed Sacrilege begins with a man running screaming from a darkened house. He fumbles with his car keys as his body begins to smoke and then burst into flames. He stumbles […]

24th Sep2021

Dead Northern Film Festival: ‘Zomblogalypse’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Miles Watts, Tony Hipwell, Hannah Bungard, Alan Melikdjanian, Joanne Mitchell, Andrew Dunn, Andrina Carroll, Lyndsey Craine, Victoria Delaney, Peet Torjussen, Gemma-Louise Keane, Jennifer Jordan | Written and Directed by Miles Watts, Tony Hipwell, Hannah Bungard Zomblogalypse began life as a series of fifteen-minute episodes that ran on YouTube from 2008 to 2011. The tale […]

23rd Sep2021

‘Blood Born’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Antoine Perry, Rosie Moss, Melanie Haynes, Laurine Price, Cole Gerdes, Leah Verrill | Written and Directed by Reed Shusterman The script for Blood Born wants to tap into some of the deepest and most primal of human fears and instincts. The desire to have children and the fears of the complications that come with […]

22nd Sep2021

‘The Haunting of Hythe House’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Luke Stevenson, Michelle Archer, J. Taviner, Silas Welsh, Nicholas Taviner, Louisa Warren, Taylor Rae Papworth | Written and Directed by Steven M. Smith Judging by his latest film, The Haunting of Hythe House, writer/director/producer Steven M. Smith (I Am Hooligan, Scare Attraction) is a little upset that his films haven’t been getting good reviews. […]

21st Sep2021

‘Dune World’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Samantha Coolidge, Ryan Dalton, Drew Patrick, Houston Baker, A.T. Tomas, Jeff Kirkendall, Cassandra Hayes | Written by John Oak Dalton | Directed by Mark Polonia With Denis Villeneuve’s Dune getting its first festival showings, Mark Polonia, (Virus Shark, Shark Encounters of the Third Kind) is here to cash in with Dune World. And not […]

17th Sep2021

‘Witches of Blackwood’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Cassandra Magrath, John Voce, Nicholas Denton, Nikola Dubois, Lee Mason | Written by Darren Markey | Directed by Kate Whitbread Filmed and released in its native Australia as The Unlit, Witches of Blackwood is a slow-burning tale of family secrets and dark heritages. How does writer Darren Markey and director Kate Whitbread’s (Surviving Georgia) […]

15th Sep2021

‘The Djinn’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Ezra Dewey, Rob Brownstein, Tevy Poe, John Erickson, Donald Pitts | Written and Directed by David Charbonier, Justin Powell Writer/directors David Charbonier and Justin Powell follow up their tale of the all too real horrors of human trafficking, The Boy Behind the Door, with another tale of a young boy forced to fight for […]

14th Sep2021

‘Catch the Bullet’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Jay Pickett, Tom Skerritt, Mason McNulty, Gattlin Griffith, Callder Griffith, Cody Jones, Peter Facinelli | Written by Jerry Robbins | Directed by Michael Feifer Westerns seem to be popping up all over the DTV and VOD markets in the last year or so. From Hell on the Border, Righteous Blood and the upcoming Apache […]

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10th Sep2021

‘Death Rider in the House of Vampires’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Devon Sawa, Tasha Reign, Danny Trejo, Julian Sands, Ashley Wisdom, Kim Director, Sean Waltman, Lee Ving, Eli Roth, James Cullen Bressack, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska | Written and Directed by Glenn Danzig I’m not sure what’s more surprising, that I’m reviewing a movie called Death Rider in the House of Vampires or that, after […]

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08th Sep2021

‘Robot Apocalypse’ DVD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Jeff Marchelletta, Barry Piacente, DeAngelo Davis, Jessica Chancellor, Katalina Viteri, Tito Ortiz | Written by Joe Roche, Lauren Pritchard | Directed by David Michael Latt Robot Apocalypse is the latest film from The Asylum, but you would be hard-pressed to know it even exists. As with Jungle Run and several other recent films they […]

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06th Sep2021

Frightfest 2021: ‘Claw’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Chynna Walker, Richard Rennie, Mel Mede, Ken ’Gabby’ Mertz, Allen Lyster | Written by Gerald Rascionato, Joel Hogan | Directed by Gerald Rascionato Claw, the latest film from director Gerald Rascionato (Triassic Hunt, Open Water 3: Cage Dive) and co-writer Joel Hogan has a bit of an identity crisis. The trailer promises a straightforward […]

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03rd Sep2021

‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms’ Blu-ray Review

by Jim Morazzini

Features the voices of: Dave B. Mitchell, Jordan Rodrigues, Fred Tatasciore, Bayardo De Murguia, Patrick Seitz, Paul Nakauchi, Robin Atkin Downes, Joel McHale, Jennifer Carpenter, Ike Amadi | Written by Jeremy Adams | Directed by Ethan Spaulding Between the live action reboot of Mortal Kombat and my growing appreciation of the animated Batman films it […]

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01st Sep2021

Frightfest 2021: ‘Bloodthirsty’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Lauren Beatty, Greg Bryk, Katharine King So, Michael Ironside, Judith Buchan | Written by Wendy Hill-Tout, Lowell | Directed by Amelia Moses We reviewed Amelia Moses’ Bleed With Me at Fantasia last year. And now her latest feature, Bloodthirsty, co-written by Wendy Hill-Tout and her daughter Lowell, is screening at Frightfest after a successful […]

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31st Aug2021

DWF 2021: ‘Like a Dirty French Novel’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Robby Valls, Jennifer Daley, Laura Urgelles, Grant Moninger, Amanda Viola, Aaron Bustos | Written by Mike Cuenca, Ashlee Elfman, Dan Rojay | Directed by Mike Cuenca Shot in a week during the pandemic, and set during one, Like a Dirty French Novel consists of a series of linked stories dubbed chapters and interludes. Director […]

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31st Aug2021

‘Superhost’ Review (Shudder)

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Gracie Gillam, Barbara Crampton | Written and Directed by Brandon Christensen Superhost is the third film by writer/director Brandon Christensen (Still/Born) and the first that wasn’t co-written with Colin Minihan (It Stains the Sands Red, Spiral). It’s also the first that doesn’t revolve around parenthood. How well has he managed […]

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30th Aug2021

Frightfest 2021: ‘Sound of Violence’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Kamia Benge, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Lili Simmons, James Jagger, Tessa Munro | Written and Directed by Alex Noyer As a young child Alexis (Kamia Benge) lost her hearing in an accident. At age ten she regained it while bashing her murderous father’s head in with a meat tenderizer. Not only did her hearing come […]

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30th Aug2021

‘Jurassic Hunt’ DVD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Courtney Loggins, Tarkan Dospil, Ruben Pla, Joston Theney, Motown Maurice, Heath C. Heine | Written by Hank Braxtan, Jacoby Bancroft, Jeffery Giles | Directed by Hank Braxtan Hank Braxtan has given us a genetically altered polar bear in Unnatural, a giant urban serpent in Snake Outta Compton and a dragon in Dragon Soldiers. And […]

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26th Aug2021

Frightfest 2021: ‘Night Drive’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: AJ Bowen, Sophie Dalah, Scott Poythress | Written by Meghan Leon | Directed by Meghan Leon, Brad Baruh Russell (AJ Bowen; Satanic Panic, I Trapped the Devil) is a rideshare driver with a Porsche. That’s about all he has left after his career and marriage fell apart. So when Charlotte (Sophie Dalah; Satanic) starts […]

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26th Aug2021

Fantasia 2021: ‘Mad God’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Alex Cox, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda, Harper Taylor, Brynn Taylor | Written and Directed by Phil Tippett First started in 1987, over thirty years in the making and the subject of much talk, rumour and speculation, Phil Tippett’s Mad God was certainly one of the most anticipated screenings at this year’s Fantasia. Given Tippett’s […]

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25th Aug2021

Fantasia 2021: ‘Tombs of the Blind Dead [Remaster]’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: María Elena Arpón, César Burner, Lone Fleming, José Thelman, Rufino Inglés, Verónica Llimerá | Written and Directed by Amando de Ossorio When Amando de Ossorio made Tombs of the Blind Dead (La noche del terror ciego) he had been active in the Spanish film industry as a writer and director since the early 1950s, mostly […]

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24th Aug2021

Fantasia 2021: ‘On The 3rd Day’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Gerardo Romano, Mariana Anghileri, Octavio Belmonte, Diego Cremonesi, Osvaldo Santoro, Lautaro Delgado | Written by Alberto Fasce, Gonzalo Ventura | Directed by Daniel de la Vega On The 3rd Day (Al Tercer Día) is the latest film from Argentinian filmmaker Daniel de la Vega who’s other films include Necrophobia 3D and The White Coffin […]

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