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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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16th Feb2014

‘Alice Sweet Alice’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula Sheppard, Niles McMaster, Jane Lowry, Rudolph Willrich, Michael Hardstark, Alphonso DeNoble, Gary Allen, Brooke Shields | Written by Alfred Sole, Rosemary Ritvo | Directed by Alfred Sole 88 Films expand their DVD repertoire with their first non-Full Moon flick Alice Sweet Alice (aka Communion), the 1970s “killer kid” proto-slasher […]

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16th Feb2014

‘Split’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Austin Hayden, Shian Denovan | Written and Directed by Andy Stewart It was two years ago when I first saw blogger-turned-filmmaker Any Stewart’s short Dysmorphia, his superb take on the body-horror genre pioneered by the likes of David Cronenberg. Since then we’ve had the likes of Éric Falardeau’s Thanatomorphose – a feature length look […]

16th Feb2014

‘She Wolf of the Woods’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Toni Benedetti, Jamie Evans, Jason Harvey, Tyne Roberts, John Fleming | Written and Directed by Adriana Polito Adriana Polito, one of the producers of the superb body horror short Dysmorphia, turns her hand to writing and directing with the horror comedy She Wolf of the Woods, which follows forest ranger Amy as she goes […]

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15th Feb2014

‘Filth’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Imogen Poots, James McAvoy, Joanne Froggatt, Jamie Bell, Shirley Henderson, Eddie Marsan, Iain De Caestecker, Jim Broadbent, Pollyanna McIntosh | Written and Directed by Jon S. Baird I think it’s fair to say that my movie tastes can be quite diverse at times, but my true love is for the movie that looks at […]

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15th Feb2014

‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2′ Blu-ray Review

by Guest

Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal, Bruce Campbell | Written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein, Erica Rivinoja | Directed by Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn Review by Glen Chapman Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up immediately after […]

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14th Feb2014

An Open Letter to Spike Lee

by Guest

[Editors Note: Writer/director Pearry Teo (Necromentia, Witchville, Bedlam Stories) pens this open letter to director Spike Lee regarding his remake of Chan-Woo Park's masterpiece, OldBoy]   Dear Spike Lee, When I was a young kid, at about 15 years old, I came across one of your masterpieces called Malcolm X. I loved that movie so […]

14th Feb2014

‘The To Do List’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rachel Bilson, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Andy Samberg, Donald Glover, Connie Britton, Clark Gregg | Written and Directed by Maggie Carey Brandy Klark (Plaza) is an intellectually successful but socially inept student at an Idaho high school in 1993. This differentiates her starkly from her popular sister […]

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