18th Sep2014

‘Graduation Day’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy, Michael Pataki, E.J. Peaker, Richard Balin, Carmen Argenziano, Beverly Dixon, Hal Bokar, Denise Cheshire, Bill Hufsey, Linnea Quigley, Vanna White | Written by Herb Freed, David Baughn, Anne Marisse | Directed by Herb Freed Laura, played very briefly by Ruth Ann Llorens (The Comeback Kid) is a […]

17th Sep2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Sleeping Room’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Leila Mimmack, Joseph Beattie, David Sibley, Julie Graham, Chris Waller, Christopher Adamson, Lucy Clements, Billy Chainsaw, Mike Altmann | Written by John Shackleton, Alex Chandon, Ross Jameson | Directed by John Shackleton The feature-film directorial debut of John Shackleton, one of the producers at Movie Mogul, the company behind 2011′s fantastic Panic Button (which also […]

17th Sep2014

‘Attack on Titan: Part 1′ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Attack on Titan is set in a world where giants known as Titans have almost brought humanity to extinction. Appearing out of nowhere they have one hunger and that is to consume people, apparently not through a need but for enjoyment. The last known human outpost is a country surrounded by huge walls created to […]

17th Sep2014

‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Liam Neeson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley, Dan Stevens, Maurice Compte, Laura Birn, David Harbour, Kim Rosen, Adam David Thompson, Eric Nelsen, Razane Jammal, Sebastian Roché, Danielle Rose Russell | Written and Directed by Scott Frank Liam Neeson used to have a reputation for being a serious actor, starring in serious films. In recent years however, […]

17th Sep2014

‘Brute Force’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Anita Colby, Sam Levene, Jeff Corey, John Hoyt | Written by Richard Brooks | Directed by Jules Dassin Prison movies are often dark and violent, not many want to show you that living behind bars is a fun choice to make. Brute […]

16th Sep2014

‘Twins of Evil’ & ‘Countess Dracula’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Hammer have had something of a renaissance on Blu-ray recently, with StudioCanal releasing a number of classic titles in new hi-def editions. And now, released as part of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection, comes two of Hammer’s “sexier” films of the 70s: the infamous Twins of Evil, starring Playboy Playmates Mary and Madeleine Collinson; and […]

16th Sep2014

Grimmfest 2014: ‘Devil’s Mile’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: David Hayter, Maria del Mar, Casey Hudecki, Amanda Joy Lim, Adrienne Kress, Frank Moore, Samantha Wan, Shara Kim, Craig Porritt | Written and Directed by Joseph O’Brien A gang of psychotic convicts take a dangerous and ill-advised detour after brutally kidnapping two young girls. As the captors speed away, events quickly turn out to […]

16th Sep2014

‘The Two Faces of January’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Daisy Bevan, David Warshofsky, Yigit Özsener, Omiros Poulakis, James Sobol Kelly | Written and Directed by Hossein Amini There are certain styles of cinema that what a bygone age, classics that you’d not expect to be recreated because modern movie making has changed, whether that is a positive or […]

15th Sep2014

‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi, Carter Logan | Written and Directed by Jim Jarmusch It’s fair to say that after Twilight many horror fans thought it was time to retire the vampire for a while. The fact is the point about the fanged ones is that […]

15th Sep2014

‘Frank’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhall, Clara Azar, Francois Civil, Scoot McNairy  | Written by Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan | Directed by Lenny Abrahamson People over a certain age in the UK will always remember Frank Sidebottom, he was that right kind of odd to stick in your memory forever.  This is one reason that seeing […]

14th Sep2014

‘Sabotage’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Joe Maganiello, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams, Harold Perrineau | Written by David Ayer, Skip Woods | Directed by David Ayer Arnold Schwarzenegger’s journey back to the big screen has been fraught with financial peril. While the Expendables films have done decent enough business, his other ventures since his return from government have proven to be fairly […]

14th Sep2014

‘Ninja Apocalypse’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Christian Oliver, Les Brandt, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ernie Reyes Jr., Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Kaiwi Lyman, West Liang, Tara Macken, Antoinette Kalaj, Alvin Hsing, Bryan Cartago, Mark Heidelberger | Written by Ashley Scott Meyers | Directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett Not to be confused with the Don Wong starring, badly dubbed, poorly edited film of the […]

14th Sep2014

‘Runaway Nightmare’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Mike Cartel, Al Valletta, Seeska Vanderberg, Cindy Donlan, Jody Lee Olhava, Cheryl Gamson, Georgia Durante, Debbie Poropat, Alexis Alexander, J. Christopher Senter | Written and Directed by Mike Cartel Ralph, played by director Mike Cartel (Pets, The Outsider) and his buddy Jason, played by Al Valletta (The Incredible Hulk, Alley Cat) are just a couple of […]

14th Sep2014

‘The Ultimate Pleasure / I Am Always Ready’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

The Ultimate Pleasure Stars: Kristine Heller, Jeff Lyle, Annette Haven, John Holmes | Written by Edgar G. Warren | Directed by Carlos Tobalina Kristine Heller (Confessions, Teeny Buns) and Jeff Lyle (Suzi Superstar, Oriental Babysitter) play as Rose and Jim (no, not the two rag dolls who live on the canal) who are couple trapped in a sexless […]

13th Sep2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Mirror’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jemma Dallender, Joshua Dickinson, Nate Fallows | Written and Directed by Edward Boase There is a long-held belief that mirrors act as gateways to another dimension. Some also believe the looking glass plays host to a world filled with evil spirits. Such superstition has been the basis for ancient folklore legends about haunting and […]

13th Sep2014

Grimmfest 2014: ‘Devil’s Tower’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Roxanne Pallett, Jason Mewes, Frances Ruffelle, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Emma Buckley, Peter Barrett | Written by Adam J. Marsh | Directed by Owen Tooth Albion Court is the least ‘des res’ in the neighbourhood – a hangout for drug dealers, rife with squatters and two residents recently died in an apparent bizarre suicide pact. However […]

13th Sep2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Show Pieces’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Siobhan Hewlett, Darrell D’Silva, Robert Goodman, Alan Moore, Andrew Buckley, Khandie Khisses  | Written by Alan Moore | Directed by Mitch Jenkins, Paul Chessell If you’re like me and you’re the type of person who likes to IMDB films before you watch them so you have a good idea what to expect, you’ll find it useful to know […]

11th Sep2014

‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon, Michael Siegel, Peter Licassi, Royal Dano, Chris Titus, Irene Michaels, Karla Sue Krull | Written by Charles Chiodo, Stephen Chiodo, Edward Chiodo | Directed by Stephen Chiodo Killer Klowns from Outer Space was always one of those movies that I knew I had to see […]

11th Sep2014

‘Mine Games’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Briana Evigan, Julianna Guill, Rebecca Da Costa, Rafi Gavron, Ethan Peck, Joseph Cross, Alex Meraz, Lindsay Lamb, Michael Guillod | Written by Robert Cross, Michele Davis-Gray, Richard Gray, Ross McQueen | Directed by Richard Gray A group of friends travel up to a cabin located deep within the forest. Shortly after arriving, they stumble […]

11th Sep2014

‘Geographically Desirable’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Blair Bowers, Andrew Agner-Nichols, Nic Detorie, Felicia Gonzalez Brown, Josh Adams, Sarah Allyn Collier, Rick Kain, Connie Bowman, Emily Morrison, Joy Nathan, Paul Fahrenkopf, Steve Ray, Molly Boyle, Bob Hurley, Scott Gardner | Written by Mike Kravinsky | Directed by Michael Kravinsky Described as a cross between The Newsroom and Hope Floats, Geographically Desirable […]

10th Sep2014

‘Dawn of the Crescent Moon’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Barry Corbin, Brooke Coleman, Kurt Cole, Johnny Walter, Shiree Nelson, Lauren Leal, Edward Hong, Brandon Smith, Alan Pietruszewski, Tracey Birdsall, Damon Pampolina | Written by Kirk Loudon, Kevin B. Coleman | Directed by Kirk Loudon Five college students travel to a small Texas town to research the Legend of Blood Lake, an obscure folktale […]

10th Sep2014

‘Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Natalie Scheetz, Nick Principe, Caroline Williams, Christa Campbell, Annika Strauss, Sarah Hayden, Manoush, Jared Demetri Luciano, Jeff Dylan Graham, Micaela Schäfer, Ryan Nicholson | Written and Directed by Marcel Walz Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge follows Christine and her friends as they drive home through the desert from a bachelorette party. Stopped by a mysterious woman […]

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