14th Mar2019

‘Alien Party Crashers’ VOD 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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16th Jan2019

Horror-On-Sea 2019: ‘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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14th Jan2019

Horror-On-Sea 2019: ‘Hell’s Kitty’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Nicholas Tana, Nina Kate, Adam Rucho, Dale Midkiff, Michael Berryman, Adrienne Barbeau, Charles Chiodo, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Doug Jones, Bill Oberst Jr., Victoria De Mare | Written and Directed by Nicholas Tana Based on the web series and comic book of the same name, and inspired by writer-director Nicholas Tana’s experiences living with […]

17th Oct2018

‘Don’t Blink’ DVD Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Becca Hirani, Kate Lister, Julia Eringer, Klariza Clayton, Scott Chambers, Alex Sawyer, Therica Wilson-Read, Richard Summers-Calvert, Georgina Dugdale, Charlene Cooper, Carey Thring, Shelley Lankovits | Written by Scott Jeffrey | Directed by Jamie Weston [NOTE: With the film finally released on DVD here in the UK (the US release was over a year ago), […]

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02nd Aug2018

Interview: ‘Dead Celebrities’ director Michael Fausti

by Philip Rogers

With the short Dead Celebrities now playing at the film festivals and his debut feature film Exit now in post-production, I got a chance to chat with director Michael Fausti about what we can expect from the two films, blurring the line between fiction and reality and some of the future projects we can expect […]

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12th Jul2018

‘Attack of the Adult Babies’ Review #2

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Kurtis Lowe, Andrew Dunn, Andy Abrahams, Dominic Brunt, Charlie Chuck, Kate Coogan, Simon Corble, Samantha Daniels, Sally Dexter, Howard Ellis, Nicky Evans, Thalia Zucchi, Joanne Mitchell, Mica Proctor, Laurence R. Harvey | Written by Joanne Mitchell, Paul Shrimpton | Directed by Dominic Brunt George (Andrew Dunn) is playing a board game at home with […]

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11th Jul2018

‘Dead Celebrities’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Michael Fausti, Louise Nosbod, Mathew Bayliss | Written and Directed by Michael Fausti Mick (Michael Fausti) works as a hotel maintenance man. He is interested in dead celebrities, wants to be famous and has found a secret which connects the two. Whilst attending a leaky tap with his colleague Joe (Mathew Bayliss) they strike […]

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10th Jul2018

‘Spidarlings’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Sophia Disgrace, Rahel Kapsaski, Chris Repps, Lee Mark Jones, Rusty Goffe, Jeff Kristian, Lloyd Kaufman, Soozi Chameleone, Toshio Maeda, Gabriella Kapsaski, Kjell De Kerpel, Tiffaney Wells, Lynn Ruth Miller | Written and Directed by Salem Kapsaski After being refused benefits and under constant harassment by the landlord (Chris Repps) for not paying any rent for […]

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10th Jul2018

Interview: Rahel Kapsaski talks ‘Spidarlings’

by Philip Rogers

Spidarlings is a new body-horror punk rock musical which makes its Blu-ray release on July 10th, 2018. I got a chance to the actress, producer and make-up/effects artist Rahel Kapsaski a few questions about what attracted her to the film, what makes the film connect so well with the audience and her character Matilda. How […]

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10th Jul2018

‘Killing Gunther’ DVD Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Taran Killam, Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan, Amir Talai, Allison Tolman, Hannah Simone, Peter Kelamis, Amir Talai, Ryan Gaul, Aaron Yoo | Written and Directed by Taran Killam NOTE: With the film finally hitting DVD, here’s a repost of our review of Killing Gunther from its VOD release back in March(!) With a documentary crew in tow to record the […]

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09th Jul2018

Interview: Jeff Kristian on ‘Spidarlings’

by Philip Rogers

Spidarlings is a new body-horror punk rock musical which makes its Blu-ray release on July 10th, 2018. I got a chance to the film music composer and actor Jeff Kristian a few questions about how he got involved with the film, why he thinks it has connected so well with the audience and his favourite […]

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06th Jul2018

Interview: Author Mike Vaughn talks ‘The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema’

by Philip Rogers

How did the idea for ‘The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema’ come about originally? Well like I explain in my foreword I gained a lot of inspiration from fanzines which was where you had to get film education pre-Internet age. Also, this book is sort of a love letter to my VHS renting days at […]

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29th Jun2018

‘The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema’ Book Review

by Philip Rogers

Written by Michael Vaughn | Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd | Format: Paperback, 352pp The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema is a new book from Michael Vaughn which does what it says in the title. Delivering a comprehensive guide to some of the strangest films from around the world, which includes a mixture of the […]

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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), […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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