04th Nov2014

Mayhem 2014: ‘Monsters – Dark Continent’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Sofia Boutella, Kyle Soller, Nicholas Pinnock, Parker Sawyers, Michaela Coel, Rajinikanth, Jesse Nagy | Written by Tom Green, Jay Basu | Directed by Tom Green Back in 2010, the Mayhem Festival hosted a screening of Gareth Edwards’ micro budget debut Monsters. Edwards was in attendance and took part […]

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04th Nov2014

Mayhem 2014: ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stuart Rutherford, Ben Fransham, Jackie van Beek, Elena Stejko, Jason Hoyte, Karen O’Leary, Mike Minogue, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Ian Harcourt, Ethel Robinson, Brad Harding | Written and Directed by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi Day three of Mayhem hosted a sold out screening of New Zealand vampire […]

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04th Nov2014

Mayhem 2014: ‘Predestination’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook, Elise Jansen, Christopher Kirby, Madeleine West, Cate Wolfe, Jim Knobeloch, Freya Stafford, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Rob Jenkins, Christopher Stollery | Written by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Directed by The Spierig Brothers Back in 2003, the Spierig Brothers directed a low budget farmhouse zombie horror called Undead. It […]

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04th Nov2014

Mayhem 2014: ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope, Joshua Leonard, Andy Abele, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Ed Lauter, Arabella Field, Denis O’Hare, Spencer Treat Clark, Wes Chatham, Morganna May, Jaren Mitchell | Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Earl E. Smith | Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon In 1946, the American town of Texarkana was rocked by […]

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04th Nov2014

Mayhem 2014: ‘Let Us Prey’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin, Hanna Stanbridge, Douglas Russell, Niall Greig Fulton, Jonathan Watson, Brian Vernel, James McCreadie | Written by David Cairns, Fiona Watson | Directed by Brian O’Malley It’s possible that Let Us Prey peaks too early. The title sequence is wonderfully put together. Incredible imagery of a mysterious stranger seemingly appearing […]

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05th Jul2013

‘Painkiller: Hell and Damnation’ Review (PS3)

by Dan Woolstencroft

Originally released back in 2004, Painkiller was a first person shooter for the PC which was light on story and heavy on blasting hell spawn. Painkiller: Hell & Damnation remakes the 2004 release (and adds content from add-on pack Battle Out of Hell) with a shiny Unreal 3 engine and some extra story content to allow the remake to also […]

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12th May2013

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, John Cho | Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof | Directed by J. J. Abrams J. J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise was, in my opinion, a success. It was an entertaining, exciting slice of space shenanigans which managed to […]

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23rd Jan2013

‘Painkiller: Hell and Damnation’ Review (PC)

by Dan Woolstencroft

Originally released back in 2004, Painkiller was a first person shooter for the PC which was light on story and heavy on blasting hell spawn. Painkiller: Hell & Damnation remakes the 2004 release (and adds content from add-on pack Battle Out of Hell) with a shiny new engine and some extra story content to allow the remake to also take […]

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