12th Dec2017

Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: Pablo Raybould & Ben Manning – ‘The Snarling’

by Philip Rogers

The Snarling is new horror comedy from director Pablo Raybould and producer Ben Manning, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Saturday 20th January. This will be the official launch of The Snarling (and screening of the release version). I got chance to ask a few questions about why they […]

11th Dec2017

Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: Writer/director Pat Higgins

by Philip Rogers

With over a decade of experience as a horror writer and director, Pat Higgins will be Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Saturday 20th January with his latest Master Class: Fear and Film. I got chance to ask Pat a few questions about what we can expect from the talk, some of his influences in horror and […]

08th Dec2017

Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: Jessica Cameron talks ‘Mania’

by Philip Rogers

Mania is the latest film to be directed by Jessica Cameron, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Saturday 20th January. I got chance to talk to Jessica and ask her a few questions about what we can expect from Mania, the inspirations behind the story and the difficulties of […]

08th Dec2017

Review: ‘The Exorcist’ (Phoenix Theatre)

by Philip Rogers

When a young girl is bed-ridden by a strange illness, her desperate mother, Chris (Jenny Seagrove), calls in everyone she can to help. But when the medical profession cannot provide any answers to Regan’s (Clare Louise Connolly) symptoms, Chris is forced to turn to the local priest. Father Damien (Adam Garcia) must do all he […]

07th Dec2017

Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: ‘Dead Love’ director Chris Gallagher

by Philip Rogers

Dead Love is new unorthodox love story from writer and director Chris Gallagher, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask Chris a few questions about making the film, working with Lloyd Kaufman and the seminal casting of Emily Booth whilst writing the […]

06th Dec2017

Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: MJ Dixon on ‘Mask of Thorn’

by Philip Rogers

Mask of Thorn is a throwback to the classic 80 slashers from writer and director MJ Dixon, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask MJ a few questions about the continuing legacy of Thorn, his influences in horror and what else is […]

05th Dec2017

Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: Chris Moore talks ‘Blessed are the Children’

by Philip Rogers

Blessed are the Children is new thriller from co-writer and director Chris Moore, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask Chris a few questions about his inspirations for making the film, his influences and what makes Blessed are the Children stand out […]

04th Dec2017

Horror-On-Sea 2018 Interview: ‘Pitchfork’ director Glenn Douglas Packard

by Philip Rogers

Pitchfork is new slasher style horror from co-writer and director Glenn Douglas Packard, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask Glenn about creating the character, what makes Pitchfork stand out in the genre and his favorite scenes in the movie. What can […]

01st Dec2017

Interview: Tony Jopia discusses ‘Dawning of the Dead’

by Philip Rogers

Dawning of the Dead is the latest horror film for writer and director Tony Jopia who’s previous films include Cute Little Buggers (2017), Crying Wolf (2015) and Deadtime (2012). I got a chance to talk with Tony about why he decided to make a zombie film, never giving up and bringing the gore to the […]

01st Dec2017

Preview: Horror-On-Sea Festival 2018

by Philip Rogers

The Horror-on- Sea Festival is Southend’s annual film festival, which was originally formed to promote Independent Horror films that don’t always get the opportunity to be screened to an audience. Following its initial launch this will be the festival’s 6th year and they are hoping it will be the biggest one yet… Hosted at The Park […]

28th Nov2017

Interview: Director Peter Stray talks ‘Canaries’

by Philip Rogers

How did you first get into filmmaking? Growing up in Swansea, there was a strong arts lineage thanks to local youth theatres and the legacy of Dylan Thomas. I was always into acting and was a child of the movies. I learnt a lot from BBC2 documentaries interviewing directors, from Ken Loach to Brian DePalma. […]

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28th Nov2017

‘Canaries’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Craig Russell, Robert Pugh, Hannah Daniel, Sheena Bhattessa, Richard Mylan, Kai Owen, Aled Pugh, Robert Boulter, Kevin McCurdy, Steve Meo, Dominique Dauwe, Marc Rhys, Tsilala Brock, Sophie Melville, Richard Corgan | Written and Directed by Peter Stray DJ Steve Dennis (Craig Russell) decides to return home to the small town of Cwmtwrch, Wales to […]

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09th Nov2017

‘Monster X’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Leslie Easterbrook, Matt Tatroe | Written and Directed by Jaysen P. Buterin, Daniel B. Iske, Patrick Rea, Sean van Leijenhorst Monster X is a fun monster flick which gives a twist to some of the classic monsters of the genre. As with most horror anthologies it has varying degrees of success, but with the […]

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08th Nov2017

‘Dawning of the Dead’ VOD Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Ruth Galliers, Leo Gregory, Andrew McHale, Fabien Buller, Kristofer Dayne, Ian Saynor, Tim Heath, Paul Lavers, Kimberly Jaraj, Linny Bushey, Honey Holmes | Written by Stuart Bedford, Andy Davie, Tony Jopia, Stu Jopia | Directed by Tony Jopia When a deadly virus which reanimates the recently deceased is deliberately exposed across the world causing an […]

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26th Oct2017

WrestleForce: Wickford (21/10/17) – Results & Review

by Philip Rogers

WrestleForce is a great way to see live professional wrestling in the UK, with upcoming events every week in Essex. I attended the latest event at the Wick Community Centre in Wickford, which despite the small venue manage to create quite an atmosphere with a sell-out crowd. The layout of the venue means that the […]

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25th Oct2017

Interview: Tracey Birdsall talks sci-fi thriller ‘The Time War’

by Philip Rogers

With The Time War currently shooting currently shooting in the UK and US, I was able to ask actress Tracey Birdsall a few questions regarding her role and what we can expect form the film During World War 2, the Nazis were alleged to be experimenting with Time Travel Technology.  What if they were successful? […]

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20th Oct2017

Interview: Tony Jopia talks ‘Cute Little Buggers’

by Philip Rogers

With the upcoming worldwide release of the modern creature feature comedy Cute Little Buggers I was lucky enough to spend some time with the film’s director Tony Jopia to talk about his influences, bringing the bunnies to life and having fun on set. How did first get in to filmmaking? When I was 9 years […]

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18th Oct2017

‘Cute Little Buggers’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Kristofer Dayne, Steve Aaron-Sipple, Dan Abrams, Lydie Misiek, John R. Walker, Caroline Munro, Honey Holmes, Gary Martin, Dani Thompson | Written by Garry Charles, Andy Davie, Tony Jopia, Kristofer Dayne | Directed by Tony Jopia If Monty Pythons and the Holy Grail (1975) and Watership Down (1978) taught me anything growing up, if it […]

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10th Oct2017

World Zombie Day: London 2017 – Report & Gallery

by Philip Rogers

You could be forgiven thinking there is no more room in hell, as the dead dawned on London yesterday. But don’t panic, the end of the world is not here; it was all part of an annual charity event called World Zombie Day: London and this year they are raising money for St Mungo’s to help […]

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06th Oct2017

Interview: Nadia Lamin discusses folk horror ‘Dogged’

by Philip Rogers

With the highly anticipated folk horror Dogged currently doing a tour of the festival circuits, I had the opportunity to talk with actresses Nadia Lamin about developing the character Sparrow and her experiences making the film. How did you get involved in the film Dogged? My agent Jo Southwell, Aston Management. She put me up […]

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02nd Oct2017

‘Armstrong’ Interview: Directors Kerry Carlock & Nicholas Lund-Ulrich

by Philip Rogers

With the upcoming release of the Armstrong on VOD and DVD, I was lucky enough to ask directors Kerry Carlock and Nicholas Lund-Ulrich a few questions regarding one of the most original superhero movies in years… If you haven’t read my review yet, check it out right here Where did the concept of Armstrong come […]

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28th Sep2017

‘Armstrong’ VOD Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Vicky Jeudy, Shawn Parsons, Jason Antoon, Christian Anderson, Camille Chen | Written and Directed by Kerry Carlock, Nicholas Lund-Ulrich Lauren (Vicky Jeudy) is a recovering drug addict who is starting her first night as part of the Los Angeles EMT. Partnered with a jaded and somewhat cynical Eddie (Jason Antoon), she thinks it’s going […]

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