22nd Jun2018

‘For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween’ Review

by Philip Rogers

This documentary is by fans and for the fans, chronicling why John Carpenter’s classic has stood the test of time. Bringing together some of the brightest voices from independent horror we will explore what makes the film so special. From the music, the mask to Michael Myers, everyone has their own take on Halloween (1978), […]

20th Jun2018

‘Die Zombiejager’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Martin Brisshäll, Nick Holmquist, Christian van Caine, Margareta Strand, Erich Silva, Aldo Cunei, Mads Koudal, Yohanna Idha, Jonas Lübeck, Helena Karlsson, Andreas Andersson, Maud Sjögren, Hyse Gashi | Written by Jonas Wolcher, Petter Hörberg | Directed by Jonas Wolcher When an epidemic outbreak occurs in Gothenburg, Sweden, the police are unable to control the […]

18th Jun2018

Interview: ‘Die Zombiejager’ director Jonas Wolcher

by Philip Rogers

What inspired you to get into filmmaking? It was my grandfather. He loved movies and books and introduced me to all kinds of movies when I was five years old. We only had Danish and Swedish television, so we had 3 channels, but the Danish television was so much better than the Swedish television because […]

13th Jun2018

‘Moving Parts’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Kris Reilly, T.J. Storm, Harley Wallen, Calhoun Koenig, Kaiti Wallen, Dennis Marin, Brian Heintz, Jessika Johnson, Jennifer Jelsema, Michael Alexander | Written by Harley Wallen | Directed by Jerry Hayes, Harley Wallen Moving Parts is about two very different couples who are drawn into organized crime, but it is soon clear that everyone and […]

11th Jun2018

Interview: Actor/writer/director Harley Wallen – Part 2

by Philip Rogers

Harley Wallen is an extremely versatile actor-writer- director who is looking to make a big impact in 2018 with several projects which he is releasing through his production company Painted Creek Productions. I got a chance to talk with Harley about some of his exciting new projects including Moving Parts, Bennett’s Song, Into a Dark […]

08th Jun2018

Interview: Actor/writer/director Harley Wallen – Part 1

by Philip Rogers

Harley Wallen is an extremely versatile actor-writer- director who is looking to make a big impact in 2018 with several projects which he is releasing through his production company Painted Creek Productions. I got a chance to talk with Harley about some of his exciting new projects including Moving Parts, Bennett’s Song, Into a Dark […]

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07th Jun2018

Interview: Dominic Brunt talks ‘Attack of the Adult Babies’

by Philip Rogers

Attack of the Adult Babies is a new horror comedy which is due for release on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital on June 18th. I got an opportunity to ask director Dominic Brunt a few questions about what we can expect from the film, his inspirations and his favourite moments during filming. Although you directed Attack […]

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06th Jun2018

Interview: Acting legend Mel Novak

by Philip Rogers

Mel Novak is an action star who is best known for his performance as Stick the Assassin in Bruce Lee’s final film Game of Death (1978). Having starred in more than 60 feature films, he has given no indication that he is slowing down and following on for the success of Syndicate Smasher (2017) Mel has […]

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01st Jun2018

Southend Film Festival 2018 – Report

by Philip Rogers

The Southend Film Festival celebrated its 10th year anniversary over the weekend and continued to show why it remains one of the most prestigious annual events in the UK for filmmakers. Delivering a strong diverse range of independent films specially selected for the festival, it gives the audience a unique opportunity to see films which […]

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01st Jun2018

‘The Mountain of the Cannibal God’ Blu-ray Review (Shameless)

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Ursula Andress, Antonio Marsina, Stacy Keach, Claudio Cassinelli, Antonio Marsina, Franco Fantasia, Lanfranco Spinola, Carlo Longhi | Written by Cesare Frugoni | Directed by Sergio Martino When her husband fails to return from an expedition after several months in the jungles of New Guinea, Susan Stevenson (Ursula Andress) and her brother Arthur Weisser (Antonio Marsina), enlist the […]

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31st May2018

Interview: Director Evandro Rosolen & comedian Dave Griffiths on documentary ‘King Cnut’

by Philip Rogers

King Cnut is a new documentary from director Evandro Rosolen, which details how comedian Dave Griffiths fought against the fashion industry giants French Connections for the right to sell his own t-shirt brand Cnut. King Cnut was selected to play at the Southend Film Festival on Saturday 26th May and after the screening I got […]

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30th May2018

Exclusive: Page previews from ‘The History of the Howling’ book

by Philip Rogers

To celebrate Werewolf Day, we have been given an opportunity to release some exclusive pages from the new book The History of the Howling, written by Bryn Curt James Hammond, which gives a detailed behind the scenes account for the making The Howling films from the people involved. With new interviews, previously unreleased behind the […]

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30th May2018

Southend Film Festival 2018 – Gala Evening Report

by Philip Rogers

2018 marks the 10th anniversary for the Southend Film Festival which opened up on 24th May with the hugely anticipated black-tie gala. The festival has continued to grow year on year and is now recognised as the biggest film event in Southend and one of the most prestigious annual events in the UK filmmakers calendar. […]

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29th May2018

Interview: Rob Curry on ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’

by Philip Rogers

The Ballad of Shirley Collins is a new documentary from co-directors Rob Curry and Tim Plester, which was selected to play at the Southend Film Festival on Sunday 27th May. I got a chance to talk with Rob Curry and a few questions about how the idea for the documentary come about, working with Shirley […]

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28th May2018

Interview: Director Paul Wright on ‘Arcadia’

by Philip Rogers

Arcadia is a new documentary from director Paul Wright, which has been selected to play at the Southend Film Festival on Saturday 26th May. I got a chance to ask Paul Wright a few questions about what we can expect from the film, the process of bringing together 100 years of archive footage for the […]

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25th May2018

Interview: Christopher Ian Smith talks ‘New Town Utopia’

by Philip Rogers

New Town Utopia is a new documentary from director Christopher Ian Smith, which has been selected to play at the Southend Film Festival on Saturday 26th May. I got a chance to ask Smith a few questions about what his inspirations for were creating the film, why he chose to take a look at Basildon […]

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24th May2018

Interview: Writer/Director James Wilsher talks ‘Sisters’

by Philip Rogers

Sisters is a new drama from writer-director James Wilsher, which has been selected to play at the Southend Film Festival on Sunday 27th May. I got a chance to ask James a few questions about where the original concept came from, writing the script with the actresses and his favorite moments during filming. What can […]

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24th May2018

‘Blessed are the Children’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Kaley Ball, Keni Bounds, Arian Thigpen, Jordan Boyd, Michael Kinslow, David Moncrief, Cheryl Abernathy, Jennifer Wilder, Hope Prybylski, Claire Mayronne, George Mayronne | Written by Chris Moore, Chris Wesley | Directed by Chris Moore After being dumped by her violent boyfriend, things soon become worse for Traci Paterson (Kaley Ball) as she finds out […]

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23rd May2018

Interview: Writer/Director Mark A.C. Brown talks ‘Guardians’

by Philip Rogers

Guardians is a new horror-comedy from writer-director Mark A.C. Brown, which has been selected to play at the Southend Film Festival on Saturday 26th May. I got a chance to ask Mark A.C. Brown a few questions about the original concept for the film, the biggest challenges they faced and his favourite scenes to shoot. […]

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22nd May2018

‘Bella in the Wych Elm’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Barry Anscomb-Moon, Matias Barnes, Peter Grail, Jim Heal, ‘Tatty’ Dave Jones, Lee Mark Jones, Sarah L. Page, Ria Parfitt, Richard Quarterman, James Taylor, Traci Templer, James Underwood | Written and Directed by Thomas Lee Rutter In 1943 a group of boys wondering the woodland of Hagley Hall discovered the remains of an unknown woman […]

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22nd May2018

Interview: Director Asoka Handagama on ‘Let Her Cry’

by Philip Rogers

Let Her Cry is a new drama from writer-director Asoka Handagama, which has been selected to play at the Southend Film Festival on Sunday 27th May. I got a chance to ask Asoka Handagama a few questions about his inspirations for writing the script, his favorite scenes to shoot and how changes in attitude of […]

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22nd May2018

Back This! – Animated thriller ‘Black Lake’

by Philip Rogers

Welcome to the latest edition of our regular crowdfunding feature here on Nerdly – Back This! – where we take a look at some of the cool content taking the crowdfunding route on sites such as Indiegogo, Sponsume and Kickstarter. This month we’re spotlighting a new animated short from the filmmaker behind the well-received Toll […]

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