04th Mar2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Video Nasties – Draconian Days’ Review

by Phil Wheat

The highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP & VIDEOTAPE documentary, director Jake West and producer Marc Morris continue uncovering the shocking story of home entertainment post the 1984 Video Recordings Act. A time when Britain plunged into a new dark age of the most restrictive censorship, where the horror […]

04th Mar2014

‘Robot Wars’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Don Michael Paul, Yuji Okumoto, Barbara Crampton, James Staley, Lisa Rinna, Danny Kamekona, J. Downing | Written by Jackson Barr | Directed by Albert Band In the early 90s Full Moon dipped their toe into the giant-robot market with three films that, in the intervening years, have gained somewhat of a cult following – […]

Off
03rd Mar2014

‘Bad Grandpa’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik, Jill Kill, Spike Jonze, Catherine Keener | Written by Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville | Directed by Jeff Tremaine If there is anything surprising about Jackass it’s that there is still life in the formula and Johnny Knoxville is still a part of it.  The […]

Off
03rd Mar2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Wolf Creek 2′ Review

by Guest

Stars: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus, Shane Connor, Ben Gerrard | Written by Greg Mclean, Aaron Sterns | Directed by Greg Mclean Review by Scott Clark (Cinehouse) When it comes to horror sequels, something tends to get lost in translation; the follow up will rarely do more than enact round 2 of […]

Off
03rd Mar2014

‘We Are What We Are’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers, Bill Sage, Jack Gore, Kelly McGillis | Written by Jim Mickle, Nick Damici | Directed by Jim Mickle A seemingly wholesome family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves but behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules the family with a rigorous fervour. When a torrential rainstorm moves in, […]

Off
03rd Mar2014

‘In Fear’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Alice Englert, Iain De Caestecker, Allen Leech | Written and Directed by Jeremy Lovering When Tom (Iain De Caestecker) and Lucy (Alice Englert) decide to stay at a secluded hotel to celebrate their two week anniversary they find themselves on secluded country roads with only signs placed randomly around the route to take them to their destination.  As […]

Off
02nd Mar2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Scribbler’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Garrett Dillahunt, Gina Gershon, Sasha Grey, Kunal Nayyar, Billy Campbell, Michael Imperioli, Ashlynn Yennie, Richard Riehle | Written by Dan Schaffer | Directed by John Suits Based on the graphic novel by Dan Shaffer (Doghouse), The Scribbler is the latest “comic book movie” to grace our screen, telling the […]

Off
02nd Mar2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Proxy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, Joe Swanberg, Jim Dougherty, Faust Checho, Erika Hoveland | Written by Zack Parker, Kevin Donner | Directed by Zack Parker Attacked and beaten by a hooded assailant after seeing her gynaecologist, pregnant Esther seeks consolation in a support group where she meets Melanie, a mother who lost a child. But […]

Off
28th Feb2014

‘Nymphomaniac Volumes I & II’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Shia Labeouf, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Mia Goth | Written and directed by Lars von Trier How long was the last film you went to see? How long do you think you were in the cinema, ticket-buying, ad-consuming and actual movie-watching all accounted for? Probably somewhere between 2 […]

Off
27th Feb2014

‘Devil in the Woods’ (aka The Barrens) Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirshner, Allie MacDonald, Peter DaCunha, David Keeley, Erik Knudsen, J. Larose, Shamier Anderson, Max Topplin, Michael Copeman, Shawn Ashmore | Written and Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman When I sat down to watch Devil in the Woods I suddenly had a case of déjà vu because I’ve seen this movie before.  […]

Off
27th Feb2014

‘The Stuff’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, Scott Bloom, Danny Aiello, Patrick O’Neal, Alexander Scourby | Written and Directed by Larry Cohen In 1985, New York director Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, Full Moon High) took to the camera to bring us a cult classic called The Stuff, the story of a strange “goo” […]

Off
26th Feb2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Almost Human’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers, Anthony Amaral III, Michael A. LoCicero, Jami Tennille, Chuck Doherty, John Palmer, Mark O’Leary | Written and Directed by Joe Begos Mark Fisher disappeared from home in a blinding blue light flash. His friend Seth Hampton was the last person to see him alive. Two […]

Off
26th Feb2014

‘Profile of a Killer’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Gabriele Angieri, Joey Pollari, Emily Fradenburgh, John Kunik, Dustin Booth, Ken Melchior, Chandra Michaels, Sophia Elise Brister, Matt Casey, Chris Carlson, Kirsten Gregerson, Robert Larsen, Alan Johnson | Written and Directed by Caspian Tredwell-Owen There’s something about independent movies that I always like.  They have a refreshing feel and they often don’t stick to the rules.  Many […]

Off
23rd Feb2014

‘Phantom of the Paradise’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham, George Memmoli, Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor, Peter Elbling | Written and Directed by Brian De Palma If I was to confess that I’d not seen Phantom of the Paradise before I was sent the Arrow Video Blu-ray release for review I’m sure there are many out […]

Off
23rd Feb2014

‘The Last Days’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Quim Guttierez, Jose Coronado, Marta Etura, Leticia Dolera, Isak Ferriz | Written and Directed by Alex & David Pastor The directing duo behind the underrated Carriers, Alex and David Pastor, return for yet another slice of post-apocalyptic horror with The Last Days, which sees a mysterious epidemic known as The Panic spread across the planet […]

Off
22nd Feb2014

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: ‘Trust Me’ Review & Interview

by Catherina Gioino

The world premiere of Trust Me was shown at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, a film written and directed by Clark Gregg, who we all know and love from The Avengers movie and television show. The ninety minute film follows the story of Howard Holloway (Gregg) as a failed child actor turned agent whose strong […]

21st Feb2014

‘Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sean Astin, Currie Graham, Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton, Jillian Murray, Mitch Ryan, Solly Duran, Lydia Hearst, Claudette Lali | Written by Jake Wade Wall | Directed by Kaare Andrews I distinctly remember the hype surrounding the release of the original Cabin Fever movie – written and directed by then newcomer Eli Roth, the film […]

21st Feb2014

‘Paranormal Xperience’ Blu-ray 3D Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Amaia Salamanca, Maxi Iglesias, Lucho Fernández, Úrsula Corberó, Óscar Sinela, Alba Ribas, Manuel de Blas, Eduard Farelo | Written by Daniel Padro | Directed by Sergi Vizcaino When you’ve watched horror for most of your life you tend to have seen a lot of the gimmicks used to try to make the genre more […]

19th Feb2014

‘Skinwalkers’ Review (aka Skinwalker Ranch)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Taylor Bateman, Steve Berg, Michael Black, Erin Cahill, Carol Call, Kyle Davis, Jon Gries, Nash Lucas, Matthew Rocheleau | Written by Adam Ohler | Directed by Devin McGinn When Skinwalkers arrived to review, I was confused.  I remember Skinwalkers being a fairly good movie about werewolves, where this was not it.  Doing a bit […]

Off
18th Feb2014

‘The Devil’s Bargain’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jonnie Hurn, Chloe Farnworth, Dan Burman | Written and Directed by Drew Cullingham Drew Cullingham, writer/director of the Western vampire flick Umbrage: The First Vampire, returns with The Devil’s Bargain, a apocalyptic tale set in 1974 and shot on a shoestring budget in twenty-four hours over four days, using an experimental ‘pinhole’ technique and distributed outside […]

Off
17th Feb2014

‘Dr. Mordrid’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Yvette Nipar, Jay Acovone, Keith Coulouris, Brian Thompson, Jeff Austin | Written by C. Courtney Joyner | Directed by Charles & Albert Band 88 Films are a company that release some real oddities when it comes to movies, and most of them come from Charles Band’s Full Moon company.  Doctor Mordrid is one […]

Off
16th Feb2014

‘Machete Kills’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Mel Gibson, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofía Vergara, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Walton Goggins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Hudgens, Tom Savini | Written by Kyle Ward | Directed by Robert Rodriguez I’ve always been a fan of Robert Rodriguez whether it was Desperado and its sequel […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Off
Pages:«1...17181920212223...45»