09th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Dead Sushi’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Rina Takeda, Kentarô Shimazu, Takamasa Suga, Takashi Nishina, Asami, Yui Murata | Written and Directed by Noboru Iguchi This Japanese film, directed by Noboru Iguchi (Tokyo Gore Police, Robo-Geisha), is one of those films that is unique to its region. It blends action, comedy and horror with splatter gore and over-the-top sequences to creature […]

09th Oct2013

‘Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adrienne King, Sabrina Dickens, Sule Rimi, Lee Bane, Richard Goss, Kathy Saxondale, Philip Harvey | Written by Andrew Jones, James Plumb | Directed by James Plumb Welsh filmmakers Andrew Jones and James Plumb re-team once more following Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection, for yet another film that shares it moniker with a previous […]

09th Oct2013

‘Dear Dracula’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars (the voices of): Ray Liotta, Emilio Estevez, Nathan Gamble, Ariel Winter, Yuri Lowenthal, Marion Ross, Tara Strong, Matthew Lillard | Written by Brad Birch | Directed by Chad Van De Keere I’ll admit, when the email came through asking if I’d like to review Dear Dracula I was a little skeptical. From the synopsis […]

08th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Heretic’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andrew Squires, Michael J. Tait, James Zakeri, Jen Nelson, Holly Fletcher, Will Fox | Written and Directed by Peter Handford I have a love-hate relationship with British film, I’ll admit that. But it’s not all my fault, after all once you’ve seen one East-End gangster flick you’ve seen them all right? Which is why, […]

08th Oct2013

TIFF 2013 Review: ‘Almost Human’

by Guest

Stars: Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers, Anthony Amaral III, Michael A. LoCicero | Written and Directed by Joe Begos Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse The main problem with Almost Human is that its poster is almost cooler and more grabbing than the film itself. The feel of the film exudes a […]

08th Oct2013

TIFF 2013 Review: ‘Cannibal’

by Guest

Stars: Antonio de la Torre, María Alfonsa Rosso, Olimpia Melinte, Delphine Tempels, Joaquín Núñez, Gregory Brossard | Written by Alejandro Hernández, Rafael de la Uz | Directed by Manuel Martín Cuenca Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse Considering its title, it may be hard to accept that Manuel Martin Cuenca’s Cannibal was one of the most […]

08th Oct2013

‘Deadfall’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson, Kate Mara | Written by Zach Dean | Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky Austrian Academy Award Winning (The Counterfeiters) director Stefan Ruzowitzky, whose previous work includes the Franka Potente-starring horror Anatomy and it’s well-received sequel some three years later (two films I rather enjoyed) turns his hand […]

08th Oct2013

‘Happy Endings’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan | Written and Directed by Adam Rapp Happy Endings is a strange one because it isn’t a “new” film, it was originally released back in 2005 under the title of “Winter Passing” and this is a re-titled re-release from Signature Entertainment. Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, 500 Days of […]

07th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘I Spit on Your Grave 2′ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jemma Dallender, Yavor Baharov, Joe Absolom, Aleksandar Aleksiev, Mary Stockley | Written by Neil Elman, Thomas Fenton | Directed by Steven R. Monroe So it’s that time of year again. October. The trees are changing, the sky is darkening and Halloween is just around the corner. It seems only fitting then, that horror movies […]

06th Oct2013

‘Bachelorette’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, Rebel Wilson, Hayes MacArthur, James Marsden, Adam Scott, Kyle Bornheimer | Written and Directed by Leslye Headland Having debuted simultaneously in cinemas and on VOD in August, Bachelorette finally comes to DVD and Blu-ray on Monday courtesy of Lionsgate. The film follows Becky (Wilson), who is set to […]

06th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Ghost Shark’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Richard Moll, Mackenzie Rasman, Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis, Shawn C. Philips, Jaren Mitchell, Robert Aberdeen, Sloane Coe, Jayme Bohn, Amy Brassette, Lucky Johnson | Written by Eric Forsberg, Griff Furst, Paul A. Birkett | Directed by Griff Furst Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… Scratch that. Just when […]

05th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Creature’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan, Daniel Bernhardt, Sid Haig, Wayne Pére, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Dillon Casey, Lauren Schneider, Amanda Fuller, Aaron Hill | Written by Fred Andrews, Tracy Morse | Directed by Fred Andrews Local legend has it, that an inbred man by the name of Grimley once lost his family to a monstrous white […]

04th Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘The Conspiracy’

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Aaron Poole, James Gilbert, Ian Anderson, Angela Besharah, Bruce Clayton, Laura de Carteret, Peter Apostolopoulos | Written and Directed by Christopher MacBride “For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined…” – Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister 1874 – 1880 The Conspiracy is directed by Christopher MacBride, who […]

04th Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘Jug Face’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashley Carter, Kaitlin Cullum, Larry Fessenden, Sean Young | Written and Directed by Chad Crawford Kinkle Ada, her family and a small isolated backwoods community worship a mysterious pit. The pit has the power to heal and protect all who honor it but at a deadly price…it demands an occasional sacrifice. The […]

04th Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘My Amityville Horror’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Daniel Lutz, Laura DiDio, Neme Alperstein | Directed by Eric Walter For most people, “The Amityville Horror” was just a movie, but for Daniel Lutz, who lived at the infamous house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, it was real life. In 1975, when Daniel was 10, his family lived there for […]

03rd Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘Smiley’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia, Shane Dawson, Andrew James Allen, Liza Weil, Keith David, Toby Turner | Written by Ezra Cooperstein, Michael J. Gallagher, Glasgow Phillips | Directed by Michael J. Gallagher Smiley follows Ashley, a young woman freshly arrived at university, who finds herself caught up in the online urban legend of Smiley, a […]

02nd Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘Home Sweet Home’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Marty Adams, Shaun Benson, Meghan Heffern,  Adam MacDonald | Written and Directed by David Morlet French director David Morlet, here billed under the anglicised David Morley, heads back behind the camera for Home Sweet Home, his first film since his feature debut (which, like this movie, he also wrote and directed), 2009′s superb zombie […]

02nd Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘Curse of Chucky’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, A. Martinez, Danielle Bisutti, Maitland McConnell, Brennan Elliott, Chantal Quesnelle | Written and Directed by Don Mancini It’s been twenty-five years since Charles Lee Ray first possessed a Good Guy doll in a Chicago toy store whilst on the run from the cops and in that time we’ve had a […]

01st Oct2013

‘Don Jon’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, Julianne Moore, Brie Larson | Written and Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt has seemingly been everywhere as of late. He has unquestionably come a very long way since his days as a child star. Recently his career ventured into entirely new territory with the release of Don Jon. […]

30th Sep2013

TIFF 2013 Review: ‘Under The Skin’

by Guest

Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, Jessica Mance, Joe Szula, Lynsey Taylor Mackay | Written by Walter Campbell | Directed by Jonathan Glazer Review by Scott Clark of The People’s Movies Directed by Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) and filmed entirely on location across Scotland Under the Skin is a film flaunting incredible cinematography strung together by a predominantly performance-orientated narrative. […]

28th Sep2013

‘Shortcuts to Hell: Volume 1′ Review

by Phil Wheat

26 films. Six strict rules: choose from one of six existing titles, make their film no more than three minutes long, spend no more than £666, harnessing no more than six cast, six crew, six lines of dialogue and just six hours of shooting time. The result? Shortcuts to Hell: Volume 1 Frightfest has always […]

27th Sep2013

‘Blackfish’ Review

by Dan Clark

Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s latest documentary Blackfish is a stunning tale about the systematic corruption of Sea World and how their practices have led to a culture that places profit over both the safety of its employees and the humane treatment of its animals. Using the 2010 death of a Sea World trainer as its focal point, it […]

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