26th Jul2015

‘Dead Shadows’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Fabian Wolfrom, Gilles Barret, Laurie Cholewa, Margaux Devy, Sylvain Dubois, John Fallon, Blandine Marmigère, Caterina Perazzi, Norbert Ferrer, Franck Penaud, Christophe Perez, Lisette Pires, Baya Rehaz | Written by Vincent Julé | Directed by David Cholewa Whilst the likes of Inside, Martyrs, High Tension et al., have pushed the boundaries of the horror genre […]

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25th Jul2015

‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris | Story by Christopher McQuarrie, Drew Pearce | Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie | Directed by Christopher McQuarrie If there’s anything that connects the Mission: Impossible films in my head, it’s that I consistently come out of each new instalment wondering what the hell happened. The plots are […]

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25th Jul2015

‘Girlhouse’ DVD Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Ali Cobrin, Adam DiMarco, Slaine, Alyson Bath, Elysia Rotaru, Alice Hunter, Chasty Ballesteros, Nicole Arianna Fox, Zuleyka Silver, Wesley MacInnes, Erin Agostino | Written by Nick Gordon | Directed by Jon Knautz, Trevor Matthews Girlhouse is three parts slasher and one part home invasion movie; and introduces us to a new horror anti-hero ‘Loverboy’. It’s […]

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23rd Jul2015

‘Cemetery Without Crosses’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

A Spaghetti Western with a French director and star may seem an odd combination, but this is exactly what we get with Cemetery Without Crosses aka The Rope and the Colt. Inspired by the success of the Dollars trilogy and dedicated to Sergio Leone, this is yet another addition to the Arrow Video classic releases. […]

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22nd Jul2015

‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin, Lewis Smith, Rosalind Cash, Robert Ito, Pepe Serna, Ronald Lacey, Matt Clark, Clancy Brown, William Traylor, Carl Lumbly, Vincent Schiavelli | Written by Earl Mac Rauch | Directed by W.D. Richter Arrow Video know their cult movies, you just have to look at the ones they’ve released […]

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22nd Jul2015

‘The Redwood Massacre’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Mark Wood, Lisa Cameron, Lisa Livingstone, Rebecca Wilkie, Adam Coutts, Lee Hutcheon, Benjamin Selway, Alec Westwood, Liam Matheson, Morgan Faith Keith, Claire Bearn, Cheryl Bernard | Written and Directed by David Ryan Keith For five adventurous friends, visiting the legendary murder site of the Redwood House has all the hallmarks of being an exciting […]

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21st Jul2015

‘The Gunman’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Jasmine Trinca, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Billy Billingham, Peter Franzén, Daniel Adegboyega, Ade Oyefeso, Rachel Lascar | Written by Don MacPherson, Pete Travis, Sean Penn | Directed by Pierre Morel After working as a mercenary in the Congo, Terrier (Sean Penn) lives a life away from action, his health, […]

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21st Jul2015

‘Atlantis Down’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Michael Rooker, Dean Haglund, Greg Travis, Travis Quentin Young, Kera O’Bryon, Mae Flores, Darla Grese,Tony Ware | Written by Max Bartoli, Sam Ingraffia, Doug Burch | Directed by Max Bartoli 2025 – the Shuttle has been relegated to glorified taxi. On a routine mission shuttle Atlantis encounters bursts of light shutting down its instrumentation […]

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21st Jul2015

‘Night of the Strangler’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

1972 | Directed by Joy N. Houck Jr. 
(a.k.a Dirty Dan’s Women, Is the Father Black Enough, The Ace of Spades)

 “Southern Revenge”

 When Denise (Susan McCullough, in her only credited role) returns home to New Orleans with the news that she is pregnant and due to wed back in New York, her oldest brother […]

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20th Jul2015

‘Area Q’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Isaiah Washington, Leslie Lewis, John Deignan, Steve Filice, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Daniel Zykov, Lisa Crilley, Murilo Rosa, Jordan Jones, Tania Khalill, Ana Kelly, Jenny Vilim, Ricardo Conti | Written by Carina Sanginitto, Gerson Sanginitto, Julia Camara, Halder Gomes | Directed by Gerson Sanginitto An investigative journalist, Thomas Mathews, risks losing everything as he obsessively […]

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19th Jul2015

HOBI Review: ‘Ant Man’

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Wood Harris | Written by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd | Directed by Peyton Reed Ant-Man crawls it’s way into theaters this week and for a “lesser-known” superhero, it definitely has the buzz that […]

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19th Jul2015

‘The Walking Deceased’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tim Ogletree, Joey Oglesby, Dave Sheridan, Troy Ogletree, Sophia Taylor Ali, Jacqui Holland, Mason Dakota Galyon | Written by Tim Ogletree | Directed by Scott Dow The Walking Deceased follows a group of survivors from all walks of the apocalypse – an idiotic Sheriff with definite coma-induced brain damage, his hardass son, four squabbling […]

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18th Jul2015

’3 Women’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier, Ruth Nelson, John Cromwell, Sierra Pecheur, Craig Richard Nelson, Maysie Hoy, Belita Moreno, Leslie Ann Hudson, Patricia Ann Hudson, Beverly Ross, John Davey | Written and Directed by Robert Altman There are some movies that just get under your skin and cause you to have to […]

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18th Jul2015

‘Housebound’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird | Written and Directed by Gerard Johnstone   Permanently pissed-off Kylie Bucknell is, after a bungled robbery, forced by the courts to return to her family home when she’s given an eight-month home detention sentence. Her punishment for a botched ATM raid is […]

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17th Jul2015

‘The Zombie King’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Edward Furlong, Corey Feldman, George McCluskey, David McClelland, Michael Gamarano, Seb Castang, Rebecca-Clare Evans, Jennifer Chippindale, Jon Campling, Timothy Owen, Anabel Barnston, Jane Foufas, Leo Horsfield, Sebastian Street, Tanya Katarina | Written by Rebecca-Clare Evans, Jennifer Chippindal, George McCluskey | Directed by Aidan Belizaire With an ever growing horde of zombies completely wiping out […]

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17th Jul2015

‘Ruby Strangelove’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Seanna Pereira, Ed Stoppard, Twinnie Lee Moore, Stephen Rea, Steve Nicolson, Steven Hartley, Chènusè Aïtchédji, Amy McAllister, Corey Johnson, Carolina Poprocka | Written by Luke Garrett | Directed by Evgeny Ruman Young Ruby Strangelove has a very special secret… she is a Witch! When she discovers her long lost mother was abducted by evil […]

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15th Jul2015

‘Cottage Country’ VOD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Tyler Labine, Malin Akerman, Lucy Punch, Dan Petronijevic, Benjamin Ayres, Kenneth Welsh, Nancy Beatty, Sabrina Grdevich, Jim Annan, Jonathan Crombie, Earl Pastko, Bill Turnbull | Written by Jeremy Boxen | Directed by Peter Wellington Tucker and Dale vs Evil star Tyler Labine may have traded in the Hillbilly dungarees for a polo shirt and […]

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15th Jul2015

‘Madman’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones, Jan Claire, Alexander Murphy Jr., Tom Candela, Frederick Neumann, Michael Sullivan, Paul Ehlers, Tom Veilleux, Stephen Clark, Vicki Kenneally, Shelley Mathes, Lori Mathes | Written and Directed by Joe Giannone Regular readers will know that I am not a big fan of the slasher genre. A […]

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15th Jul2015

‘The Gallows’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford, Travis Cluff | Written and Directed by Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing You know the old saying less is more? Yeah, well, sometimes less is just…less. Such is the way with The Gallows, the new film from lo-fi horror producers Blumhouse (Paranormal Activity, The Purge), which managed the astounding feat of both dragging […]

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14th Jul2015

‘Furious (1984)’ DVD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Simon Rhee, Arlene Montano, Phillip Rhee, Howard Jackson, Loren Avedon, Jon Dane, Mika Elkan, Peter Malota, John Potter, Joyce Tilley | Written and Directed by Tim Everitt, Tom Sartori ‘Famously incomprehensible’ are among the first words which come up when one Googles 1984′s martial arts picture Furious. ‘Famously incomprehensible’ is about right too, from the […]

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13th Jul2015

‘Closer to God’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jeremy Childs, Shelean Newman, Shannon Hoppe, David Alford, Isaac Disney, Flint Adam, Matt Arnold, Skye Arnold, Colleen Barton, Sydney Bell, Jeff Boyet | Written and Directed by Billy Senese Dr. Victor Reed is a brilliant geneticist who has just achieved a huge scientific breakthrough by successfully cloning the first human being, an adorable baby […]

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10th Jul2015

‘Mona Lisa’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Caine, Clarke Peters, Kate Hardie, Zoë Nathenson, Sammi Davis, Rod Bedall, Joe Brown, Pauline Melville | Written by Neil Jordan, David Leland | Directed by Neil Jordan The second of Arrow Video’s recent Bob Hoskins releases, Mona Lisa may be the better movie of the two. When you […]

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