06th Apr2014

‘Slumber Party Massacre’ Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michelle Michaels , Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Brinke Stevens, Debra Deliso | Written by Rita Mae Brown | Directed by Amy Holden Jones A mass murdering maniac escapes from prison and, armed with a power drill, begins to decimate the nubile high schoolers of a Los Angeles suburb during their slumber party. That’s it. […]

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05th Apr2014

‘The Lodge’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Deanna Cramer, Liz Jones, Elizabeth Kell, Mandi Kreisher, Kevin McClatchy, Owen Szabo | Written by Deb Havener | Directed by Brad Helmink, John Rauschelbach [NB: With The Lodge set for a long-awaited Blu-ray release next week, here’s a repost of my review from the films DVD release back in January 2013] The Lodge sees […]

05th Apr2014

‘Oldboy’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sharlto Copley, Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli, Pom Klementieff, James Ransone | Written by Mark Protosevich | Directed by Spike Lee Oldboy is a movie that has a huge question hanging over it.  It’s a shame really that the question has nothing to do with the plot, but rather the […]

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05th Apr2014

‘Almost Married’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Philip McGinley, Emily Atack, Bill Fellows, Val McLane, Lynne Wilmot | Written and Directed by Ben Cookson It’s Kyle’s stag night. He’s with his best friend and best man Jarvis. Large amounts of alcohol are consumed. What could possibly go wrong? After a trip to a brothel… sorry, “Massage parlour”, Kyle finds himself in an […]

03rd Apr2014

‘Fargo 1×01 – The Crocodile’s Dilemma’ Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Joey King, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, Bob Odenkirk, Susan Park, Tom Musgrave | Based on the film by The Coen Brothers With FX’s new series, Fargo, (premiering April 15th at 10/9c), it would seem that the writers, producers, and any creative person behind the scenes would be facing the […]

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02nd Apr2014

‘The Family’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo, Jimmy Palumbo, Domenick Lombardozzi, Stan Carp, Vincent Pastore, Jon Freda, Michael J. Panichelli Jr. | Written by Luc Besson, Michael Caleo | Directed by Luc Besson Remember that Robert De Niro guy, the one that impressed us in movies like Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas? Along with Al Pacino […]

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02nd Apr2014

‘Noah’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolte, Mark Margolis, Kevin Durand | Written by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel | Directed by Darren Aronofsky Biblical epics were once a staple of the old school Hollywood. Movies like Ben-Hur and The Ten Commandments  were the big budget blockbusters of their day. […]

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01st Apr2014

‘Blind Woman’s Curse’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô, Hideo Sunazuka, Shirô Ôtsuji, Tôru Abe, Yoshi Katô, Yôko Takagi, Tatsumi Hijikata, Shirô Yanase | Written by Teruo Ishii, Chûsei Sone | Directed by Teruo Ishii When you start to watch a film called Blind Woman’s Curse starring Meiko Kaji you would expect a tale of revenge, probably […]

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01st Apr2014

‘Klown’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne, Iben Hjejle | Written by Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam | Directed by Mikkel Nørgaard Imagine taking Curb Your Enthusiasm and mixing it with the gross out comedy of a movie like The Hangover.  To some people this may sound like the worst thing ever, especially the thought of taking […]

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31st Mar2014

‘White of the Eye’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: David Keith, Cathy Moriarty, Alan Rosenberg, Art Evans, Michael Greene, Danielle Smith, Alberta Watson, William G. Schilling, David Chow, Pamela Guest, Marc Hayashi, Mimi Lieber | Written by Donald Cammell, China Kong | Directed by Donald Cammell Arrow Video are good at finding the cult movies that although sometimes obscure always deserve to be watched.  […]

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31st Mar2014

‘Axeman’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tiffany Shepis, Brinke Stevens, Elissa Dowling, Arielle Brachfeld, Scot Pollard, Erin Marie Hogan, Jamie Bernadette, Nihilist Gelo, Dylan Hobbs, Chantelle Albers, Ray Trickitt, Joston Theney, Stephen Eith | Written and Directed by Joston Theney With a cast that includes iconic scream queens Tiffany Shepis and Brinke Stevens, as well as up-and-coming scream queens Elissa […]

30th Mar2014

‘POE: Project of Evil’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cristiano Morroni, Dario Biancone, Angelo Campus, Santa De Santis, Francesco Malcom, Paolo Ricci, Alessandro Rella, Federica Tommasi, Desiree Giorgetti, Mario Cellini, Roberto Nali, David D’Ingeo, Virgilio Olivari, Claudio Zanelli, Lucio Zannella | Written and Directed by Donatello Della Pepa, Angelo & Giuseppe Capasso, Edo Tagliavini, Alberto Viavattene, Nathan Nicholovitch, Domiziano Cristopharo, Giuliano Giacomelli Yet another […]

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30th Mar2014

‘Dead on Appraisal’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mike Pfaff, Zack Fahey, Marguerite Insolia, Michael Brouillet, Anthony Berhle, R. Daniel Long, James Howell, Laura Owen, Nicholas Leonard, Adam Conn, Andrew Kramer, Fidel Castro Jr., Luke Bishop | Written and Directed by David Sherbrook, Scott Dawson, Sean Canfield Obviously inspired by the success of V/H/S and its sequel, low budget horror pioneers Brain […]

29th Mar2014

‘Outpost III: Rise of the Spetsnaz’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bryan Larkin, Iván Kamarás, Michael McKell, Velibor Topic, Laurence Possa, Ben Lambert, Alec Utgoff, Vivien Taylor, Vince Docherty, Gareth Morrison | Written by Rae Brunton | Directed by Kieran Parker A team of fearless Russian Spetsnaz unearth details of the shocking research being taken out by the Nazis. Before they’re able to report on this […]

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29th Mar2014

‘Frozen’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Edie McClurg | Written and Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen and apparently inspired by the scenery of Norway, Frozen is the tale of a pair of royal sisters, the reclusive Elsa (Idina […]

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28th Mar2014

‘Cottage Country’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Tyler Labine, Malin Akerman, Lucy Punch, Dan Petronijevic, Benjamin Ayres, Kenneth Welsh, Nancy Beatty, Jonathan Crombie, Sabrina Grdevich, Jim Annan | Written by Jeremy Boxen | Directed by Peter Wellington I was doing what many customers of Netflix do, browsing the catalogue of films on offer with a far-away look in my eye, unable to choose what […]

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26th Mar2014

‘Wake in Fright’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay, Jack Thompson, Peter Whittle, Al Thomas, John Meillon, John Armstrong | Written by Evan Jones | Directed by Ted Kotcheff John Grant (Gary Bond) is a bonded school teacher who finds himself teaching in the outback.  When travelling back to Sydney he stays overnight in the […]

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25th Mar2014

‘Apocalypse Kiss’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: D.C. Douglas, Carmela Hayslett, Tom Detrik, Tammy Jean, Tom Atkins, Michael Berryman, Lloyd Kaufman, Steve Blum, Bonnie Loev, Brian Anthony Wilson | Written and Directed by Christian Jude Grillo I’ll freely admit there was a heavy dose of trepidation going into Apocalypse Kiss. You see I’ve had the “pleasure” of watching one of writer/director […]

24th Mar2014

‘The Machine’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Sam Hazeldine, Denis Lawson, Lee Nicholas Harris, Pooneh Hajimohammadi, John Stylianou, Sule Rimi | Written and Directed by Caradog W. James Robots fascinate us, just think of a movie or book that looks at the nature of robotics and you’ll be able to come up with at least one.  The Machine […]

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23rd Mar2014

‘Done In’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Guy Henry, Gordon Styles | Written and Directed by Adam Stephen Kelly Adam Stephen Kelly, who began his career as a film critic (you may know him from Screenjabber.com or as BritGeek on AICN) turns his hand to film making with the short film Done In – which follows Harry, played by Guy Henry, […]

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23rd Mar2014

‘Paranoia’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, Richard Dreyfuss, Josh Holloway, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Kevin Kilner | Written by Jason Dean Hall, Barry L. Levy | Directed by Robert Luketic Set in the cut-throat world of technology and corporate power Paranoia is an espionage thriller based on the book by Robert Finder, […]

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23rd Mar2014

‘Butcher Boys’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ali Faulkner, Johnny Walter, Derek Lee Nixon, Tory Tompkins, Gregory Kelly, Phillip Wolf, Jon Clinkenbeard, Katie Patterson | Written by Kim Henkel | Directed by Duane Graves, Justin Meeks Kim Henkel, writer of the classic horror The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and writer/director of its third sequel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (although the less […]

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