21st Feb2016

‘Frankenstein’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Xavier Samuel, Danny Huston, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd, Maya Erskine, Mckenna Grace, Carol Anne Watts, James Lew, John Lacy | Written and Directed by Bernard Rose [NOTE: With the film due for a UK release this week, here’s a reposting of my review of Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein from last summer’s London Frightfest] Helmed by […]

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21st Feb2016

‘The Last Witch Hunter’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Rena Owen, Julie Engelbrecht, Michael Caine, Joseph Gilgun, Isaach De Bankolé, Michael Halsey, Sloane Coombs | Written by Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama | Directed by Breck Eisner It would seem, given the critical reaction to this film, that the general consensus is that outside the […]

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21st Feb2016

‘Crimson Peak’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver | Written and Directed by Guillermo del Toro For any horror fan, having a film described as “A Gothic ghost story directed by Guillermo del Toro” will sell it to them in an instant. While some may be disappointed when they discover this is […]

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21st Feb2016

‘The Forest’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt, Yasuo Tobishima, Noriko Sakura, Yûho Yamashita, Lidija Antonic | Written by Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell, Ben Ketai | Directed by Jason Zada After her sister is reported missing, Sara (Natalie Dormer), journeys from her home in the US to Japan in search of her […]

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19th Feb2016

‘Among the Living’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Beatrice Dalle, Théo Fernandez, Damien Ferdel, Zacharie Chasseriaud, Anne Marivin, Francis Renaud, Fabien Jegoudez, Nicolas Giraud, Chloé Coulloud, Dominique Frot | Written and Directed by Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo French directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the driving force behind the notorious L’interieur (aka Inside) and the stylish Livid, turn their gallic focus to a […]

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19th Feb2016

‘Deadpool’ Review #2

by Dan Clark

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Ed Skrein, Stefan Kapicic, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand | Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick | Directed by Tim Miller The merc with the mouth has finally gotten his movie. After years of false starts, internet rumors, and ‘leaked’ video clips the movie many thought would never actually […]

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18th Feb2016

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

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, Connie Rogers, Frances Raines, Morey Lampley, Jack Chatham, Ben Moore, Trace Cooper, Pamela Weddle Cooper | Written and Directed by Buddy Cooper If you are a fan of slasher films, the beauty is that there are plenty to see. Not just the recent ones, but a vast history […]

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18th Feb2016

‘Birdemic: Shock and Terror’ Blu-ray Review (Severin)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore | Written and Directed by James Nguyen There are films that can be called “so bad they are good” and other bad films that are funny to watch for all the wrong reasons… What camp does Birdemic: Shock and Terror sit in? That’s for you to decide. With a story […]

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18th Feb2016

‘King of the Dead’ DVD 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 Feb2016

‘Corruption’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Jamie Gillis, Michael Gaunt, Tiffany Clark, Milton Ingley, George Payne, Samantha Fox, Tanya Lawson, Marilyn Gee, Tish Ambrose, Kelly Nichols, Nicole Bernard, Bobby Astyr | Written and Directed by Roger Watkins “One man’s fantasy is another man’s reality!” Finding himself with a debt that he just can’t pay off, Williams (Jamie Gillis, Dracula Sucks) […]

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16th Feb2016

‘Nobody Can Cool’ DVD Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Catherine Annette, Nick Principe, Nikki Bohm, David Atlas | Written and Directed by Dpyx Nobody Can Cool takes a simple concept and uses it to great effect. An independent film in every sense, it is evidence that you do not need big budget dollars to create unnerving tension and edge of your seat excitement. For those […]

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16th Feb2016

‘The Scopia Effect’ DVD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Joanna Ignaczewska, Louis Labovitch, Akira Koieyama, Genevieve Sibayan, Jessica Jay, Haruka Abe, Morgan Ackermann, Bookie Anifowose | Written and Directed by Christopher Butler   When watching a low-budget genre movie it’s always a little disheartening to discover that the film’s execution doesn’t quite live up to its ambitions. Sadly, such was the case with […]

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15th Feb2016

‘Triple 9′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Teresa Palmer, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Clifton Collins Jr. | Written by Matt Cook | Directed by John Hillcoat You can’t fault the line-up that Australian director, John Hillcoat has pulled together for Triple 9. In what appears to be a Breaking […]

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15th Feb2016

‘Assassination’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Johnny Messner, Vinnie Jones, Estella Warren, James Remar, Michael Paré, Richard Burgi, Matt Cinquanta, Rachel Laurenne, Ardeshir Radpour, Michael J Long, Paulina Vallin | Written by Sean Ryan | Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. Assassination, aka Decommissioned sees CIA agent John Niles (Messner) set up to be the patsy in the assassination of the […]

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12th Feb2016

‘Deadpool’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Ed Skrein, Stefan Kapicic, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand | Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick | Directed by Tim Miller Deadpool slices and dices it ways into theaters this Friday, February 12 with more crass, gore, violence and cussing than any comic book film that has preceded it.  Deadpool may not be for everyone, especially those […]

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08th Feb2016

‘The Condemned 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Randy Orton, Eric Roberts, Wes Studi, Steven Michael Quezada, Bill Stinchcomb, Alex Knight, Dylan Kenin, Michael Sheets, Morse Bicknell, Mark Sivertsen | Written by Alan B. McElroy | Directed by Roel Reiné Like The Marine franchise, which featured a new WWE superstar in the lead role in each consecutive film, The Condemned 2 sees […]

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08th Feb2016

‘Five Dolls for an August Moon’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When we think about Italian horror one of the master,s and arguably the best, would be Mario Bava. Even his lesser films have a certain style that make them still enticing to the viewer, and Five Dolls for an August Moon is a good example of that. Just how does this oddity fair with Arrow […]

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07th Feb2016

‘Eddie the Eagle’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Tim McInnerny, Rune Temte, Edvin Endre, Jo Hartley, Daniel Westwood, Tony Paul West, Ania Sowinski, Daniel Ings, Anastasia Harrold | Written by Sean Macaulay, Simon Kelton | Directed by Dexter Fletcher A comedy-drama based on the true story of the plucky underdog defying expectations at the 1988 Winter Olympics under […]

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07th Feb2016

‘Pray For Death’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Shô Kosugi, James Booth, Donna Kei Benz, Norman Burton, Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosugi, Matthew Faison, Parley Baer, Robert Ito, Michael Constantine, Alan Amiel, Woody Watson | Written by James Booth | Directed by Gordon Hessler Pray For Death was the second film – outside of the Ninja Trilogy – to feature Sho Kosugi in […]

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07th Feb2016

‘Alienate’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Blake Webb, Tatum Langton, Jaclyn Hales, Nathan Day, Keith Hottinger, Marlys Miller-Fladeland, Cuyle Carvin, Richard Sharrah, Jack Diamond, Sue Rowe, Tye Nelson, Brandyn Cross, Caitlin E.J. Meyer, Kenneth Applegate, Courtnea Hyland | Written by Rick Hansberry, Lex Hogan | Directed by Michael Shumway Obviously inspired by the likes of Gareth Edwards’ Monsters – only with […]

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05th Feb2016

‘Avon Triple Feature’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Savage Sadists “A young innocent learns the ropes!” A pair of armed thugs (David Christopher & Dan Stevens) are on the hunt for a pornographer (Martin Patton, The Story of Prunella) who owes their boss some money. They pay his wife (Nicole Bernard, Corruption) a visit and at gun point, have some fun because who […]

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04th Feb2016

‘Miss Hokusai’ Review

by Mark Allen

Cast: Anne Watanabe, Michitaka Tsutsui, Yutaka Matsushige, Kumiko Asô, Shion Shimizu, Gaku Hamada, Kengo Kôra | Written by Miho Maruo | Based on the manga by Hinako Sugiura | Directed by Keiichi Hara Choosing to depict an artist’s life in a form close to their own can be a tightrope walk. Miss Hokusai dares to examine the work and lives of two Japanese artists in the form of anime, but this […]

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