26th Oct2015

‘Thieves’ Highway’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell, Joseph Pevney, Morris Carnovsky, Tamara Shayne | Written by A.I. Bezzerides | Directed by Jules Dassin Jules Dassin’s Thieves’ Highway was released at a time when Noir was going strong, and fits the mould of what is expected of the genre. In truth […]

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25th Oct2015

‘Queen Crab’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michelle Simone Miller, Kathryn Metz, Rich Lounello, A.J. DeLucia, Steve Diasparra, Danielle Donahue, Ken Van Sant | Written and Directed by Brett Piper The latest film from cult auteur Brett Piper (They Bite, The Screaming Dead, Raiders of the Living Dead) Queen Crab is – from start to finish – a loving, action-packed tribute […]

25th Oct2015

‘Charlie Chan & the Curse of the Dragon Queen’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Peter Ustinov, Lee Grant, Angie Dickinson, Richard Hatch, Brian Keith, Roddy McDowall, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel Roberts, Paul Ryan, David Hirokane | Written by Jerry Sherlock, Stan Burns, David Axlerod | Directed by Clive Donner In Hawaii, master sleuth Charlie Chan unmasks the Dragon Queen as a killer. Before she’s arrested, she places a curse […]

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25th Oct2015

‘Not Another Celebrity Movie’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dave Burleigh, Joey Sagal, John Di Domenico, Reed Thompson, Cole Downing, Nicole Lari-Joni, Roger Kabler, Cheryl Lyone, Baron Jay, Scott Cooper Ryan, Dannielle Owens-Reid | Written and Directed by Emilio Ferrari What if I told you that Not Another Celebrity Movie stars Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp, Usher, Justin Beiber, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and […]

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24th Oct2015

‘Deadly Target’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Jai White, Steve Austin, Max Ryan, Jon Osbeck, Allen Yates, Ashleigh Barnett, Matthew Bentley, Bobby Burns, Joe Fidler, John W. Lawson | Written by Kevin Carraway, Lawrence Sara | Directed by Kevin Carraway Dear god, can’t someone give Michael Jai White a break? The star of the underrated Spawn, the fantastic blaxploitation spoof […]

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24th Oct2015

‘The Killage’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rita Artmann, Joe Bauer, Dryden Bingham, Daniel Bradford, Andrew O’Sullivan, Jess Thomas-Hall, Mark Theodossiou, Laura Jane Turner, Carmel Savage, Meisha Lowe, Johancee Theron, Cameron Sowden | Written and Directed by Joe Bauer At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking The Killage is steaming pile of filmic horse shit, filled with some of the […]

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23rd Oct2015

‘Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

There have been many screen monsters who have become iconic to genre fans and in the 80s the likes of Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees ruled the roost. With the coming of Pinhead though things changed, even if he was never meant to be the star of Hellraiser… Arrow Video are releasing Hellraiser: The Scarlet […]

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23rd Oct2015

‘Addicted to Fresno’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne, Aubrey Plaza, Ron Livingston, Allison Tolman, Fred Armisen, Molly Shannon, Jessica St. Clair, Malcolm Barrett, Michael Hitchcock, Clea DuVall | Written by Karey Dornetto | Directed by Jamie Babbit Reteaming director Jamie Babbit with Natasha Lyonne, her leading lady from the 1999 cult favourite But I’m a Cheerleader, Addicted to […]

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23rd Oct2015

‘Mr Holmes’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Philip Davis, Frances de la Tour, John Sessions | Written by Jeffrey Hatcher | Directed by Bill Condon In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his […]

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22nd Oct2015

‘Wer’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: A.J. Cook, Sebastian Roché, Vik Sahay, Stephanie Lemelin, Simon Quarterman, Brian Scott O’Connor, Camelia Maxim | Written by William Brent Bell, Matthew Peterman | Directed by William Brent Bell It’s not often you can sit down to watch a werewolf movie and say you were truly surprised by what you saw. I think the […]

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22nd Oct2015

‘Krampus: The Christmas Devil’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: A.J. Leslie, Samantha Hoepfl,Bill Oberst Jr., Michael Mili, Jay Dobyns, Paul Ferm, Andrew Ferrick, Richard Goteri, Angelina Leigh, Darin Foltz | Written and Directed by Jason Hull Jeremy is a local police officer who has spent most of his life searching for the man who kidnapped his as a child. After children in his […]

22nd Oct2015

‘Alien Strain’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Finn, Laura Gordon, Michael Phenicie, Rolf Saxon, Rachelle Dimaria, Jason Connery | Written and Directed by Andy Palmer, Robert Benavides Jr On a camping trip, Matthew’s girlfriend Rachel was abducted by a UFO. A year later Rachel returns to the very spot from which she was taken but the creature she has become […]

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21st Oct2015

‘Edgar Allan Poe’s Black Cats’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When we think of classic Poe movies we tend to think back to the Roger Corman movies, though he wasn’t the only director to have adapted the writers work. Edgar Allan Poe’s Black Cats, from Arrow Video, brings together two adaptions of Poe’s classic tale, with some Italian flair. Featuring Lucio Fulci’s The Black Cat, […]

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21st Oct2015

‘Vampires’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Victoria Hopkins, Angela Zahra, Melissa Advani, Judith Alexander, Jody Baldwin, Bill Fellows, Kristian James, Holly Newton | Written and Directed by Richard Johnstone Usually it wouldn’t bode well for a film when a) it has a generic title like Vampires; and b) when you discover it’s actual title is Bloodless, the very opposite of […]

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20th Oct2015

LFF 2015: ‘Queen of Earth’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit, Kentucker Audley, Kate Lyn Sheil, Keith Poulson | Written and Directed by Alex Ross Perry When two friends retreat to a lakeside cabin for a week, it’s not a holiday in the strictest sense: Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) is seeking refuge from both her recently dissolved relationship and the […]

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18th Oct2015

‘Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Features the voices of: Dee Bradley Baker, Troy Baker, John DiMaggio, Grey Griffin, Mark Hamill, Tom Kenny, Nolan North, Josh Keaton, Khary Payton, Kevin Michael Richardson, Cree Summer, James Arnold Taylor, Tony Todd | Written by James Krieg | Directed by Rick Morales The third (or fourth if you count the Cartoon Network aired Batman […]

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17th Oct2015

‘Survivor’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mila Jovovich, Dylan McDermott, Angela Basset, James D’Arcy, Robert Forster, Frances De La Tour | Written by Philip Shelby | Directed by James McTeigue Often times in Hollywood it seems like filmmakers are either working from the same script, or are unable to see past the success of a previous film. Which is why film […]

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17th Oct2015

Frightfest Presents: ‘Estranged’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Craig Conway, James Cosmo, Bob Duff, James Lance, Amy Manson, Faye McLoughlin, Eileen Nicholas, Nora-Jane Noone, Simon Quarterman, Joy Sanders | Written by William Borthwick, Simon Fantauzzo | Directed by Adam Levins When January (Amy Manson) is almost killed in a traffic accident, she and her boyfriend Callum (Simon Quarterman) head to her family […]

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16th Oct2015

‘Let Us Prey’ DVD Review

by Guest

Review by Andrew McArthur… Stars: Liam Cunningham ,Pollyanna McIntosh, Sophie Stephanie Farmer, Niall Greig Fulton | Written by David Cairns, Fiona Watson | Directed by Brian O’Malley Despite a promising opening and some interesting thematic concepts, Scottish horror Let Us Prey quickly goes off the rails veering into sloppy bog-standard genre territory. Brian O’Malley’s feature […]

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16th Oct2015

Frightfest Presents: ‘AfterDeath’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Miranda Raison, Sam Keeley, Daniella Kertesz, Elarica Gallacher, Lorna Nickson Brown | Written by Andrew Ellard | Directed by Gez Medinger, Robin Schmidt The human race is obsessed with what happens when we die, depending on your beliefs there is heaven or hell, an afterlife or even just nothing. AfterDeath raises a few questions […]

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15th Oct2015

‘Crimson Peak’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver | Written and Directed by Guillermo del Toro In Crimson Peak, Mia Wasikowska plays Edith, a young American writer living in the late 1800s with her industrialist father (Jim Beaver). He is approached by Tom Hiddleston’s English gentleman Sir Thomas Sharpe to invest in […]

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14th Oct2015

‘I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance Is Mine’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Sarah Butler, Jennifer Landon, Doug McKeon, Gabriel Hogan, Harley Jane Kozak, Michelle Hurd, Megan Raich, Russell Charles Pitts, Karen Strassman, Andrew Dits, Adam Dunnells, Christopher Hoffman, Alissa Juvan | Written by Daniel Gilboy | Directed by R.D. Braunstein Yep, this the third film (and probably won’t be the last) in the revamped franchise, but […]

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