22nd Dec2015

‘Demonoid’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Samantha Eggar, Stuart Whitman, Roy Jenson, Lew Saunders, Narciso Busquets, José Chávez, Haji, Erika Carlsson, Whitey Hughes, Al Jones, George Soviak, Ted White | Written by Alfredo Zacarías, David Lee Fein, F. Amos Powell | Directed by Alfredo Zacarías Samantha Eggar (The Brood) stars as Jennifer Baines a woman who is visiting her wealthy […]

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18th Dec2015

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Review #2 [Spoiler-Free]

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill | Written by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt | Directed by J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens blasts into theaters this Friday, December 18 with more fanfare and anticipation than any other film in the last 20 years.  […]

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18th Dec2015

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Review #1 [Spoilers]

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I know what I have to do, but I don’t know if I’m strong enough to do it.” This review contains spoilers. A lot of spoilers. Kylo Ren’s anguished plea to his father, Han, might as well be the logline for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a movie acutely conscious of its place in cinematic history. J. […]

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17th Dec2015

‘The Runner’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Berry, Peter Fonda, Wendell Pierce, Fredric Lehne, Bryan Batt, Dana Gourrier, Kerry Cahill, Wanetah Walmsley, Ciera Payton | Written and Directed by Austin Stark Nicolas Cage! *The Internet cheers*. Alright, now we have that over and done with, let’s get down to the review… In the aftermath […]

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17th Dec2015

‘Halo: The Fall of Reach’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jen Taylor, Steve Downes, Michelle Lukes, Brittany Uomoleale, Travis Willingham | Directed by Ian Kirby This new animated series is adapted from the original book, Halo: The Fall of Reach, and follows the youth and shaping of Spartan 117, The Master Chief… Halo - say that word to any gamer (and even a few non-gamers) and […]

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17th Dec2015

‘What Have You Done To Solange?’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó, Karin Baal, Joachim Fuchsberger, Günther Stoll, Claudia Butenuth, Camille Keaton, Maria Monti, Giancarlo Badessi, Pilar Castel, Giovanna Di Bernardo, Vittorio Fanfoni, Marco Mariani | Written by Massimo Dallamano, Bruno Di Geronimo | Directed by Massimo Dallamano Movies that are described as “giallo” normally tend to depend on certain hallmarks, with […]

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16th Dec2015

‘The Ridiculous 6′ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Will Forte, Steve Zahn, Harvey Keitel, Nick Nolte, Jon Lovitz, Whitney Cummings, David Spade, Danny Trejo, Nick Swardson | Written by Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler | Directed by Frank Coraci The Ridiculous 6 is a film of two firsts. It is the […]

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15th Dec2015

‘Fire City: End of Days’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Tobias Jelinek, Danielle Chuchran, Keely Aloña, Kimberly Leemans, Eric Edwards, Simon Sorrells, Pelé Kizy, Brionne Davis, Derrick L. McMillon, Kristin Minter, Harry Shum Jr., Jen Oda | Written by Michael Hayes, Brian Lubocki | Directed by Tom Woodruff Jr. Vine (Tobias Jelinek), a disillusioned demon, secretly lives with others of his kind in the […]

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14th Dec2015

‘Yakuza Apocalypse’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Yayan Ruhian, Rirî Furankî, Hayato Ichihara, Mio Yûki, Pierre Taki, Denden, Tetsu Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Riko Narumi, Reiko Takashima, Lily Frankie, Masanori Mimoto, Shô Aoyagi, Manzô Shinra, Kiyohiko Shibukawa | Written by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi | Directed by Takashi Miike When considering the work of a director who often makes up to six or seven films […]

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12th Dec2015

‘Another World’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Larry Butchins, Zach Cohen, Susanne Gschwendtner, Davina Kevelson, David Lavenski, Carl McCrystal | Written by Shlomi Aviner, Michael Birinbaum | Directed by Eitan Reuven In a post-apocalyptic future, a biological warfare program gone wrong leaves only four survivors defending themselves from “the infected” – mindless killers. As they struggle to survive and make sense […]

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12th Dec2015

Mondo Squallido – Ep 69: Giallo a Venezia (Mario Landi, 1979)

by Mondo Squallido

On this episode of Mondo Squallido we venture in to the leather gloved world of the giallo. We look at a film that has quite a reputation for being a rough and sadistic watch. Is this film as nasty as people have made it out to be? Let’s follow our boiled egg eating detective and […]

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11th Dec2015

‘Standoff’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Thomas Jane, Laurence Fishburne, Ella Ballentine, Jim Watson, John Tench, Laura de Carteret, Ted Atherton, Joanna Douglas | Written and Directed by Adam Alleca Carter (Jane), a troubled veteran who gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a […]

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11th Dec2015

‘Battles Without Honour and Humanity’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When a series of films are described as “Japan’s answer to The Godfather” that is a big statement to make. Kinji Fukasaku’s Battles Without Honour and Humanity though (also known as The Yakuza Papers) lives up to that statement though. Now released in a box set by Arrow Video, this is the perfect chance to watch the […]

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10th Dec2015

‘Krampus: The Reckoning’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Monica Engesser, Amelia Haberman, James Ray, Kevin Tye, Sean G P Anderson, Owen Conway, Carrie Fee, Shawn Saavedra, Nathaniel Burns, Alexandria Stevens, Benjamin Foronda, Angelina Mann, Jeffrey Lamar | Written by Robert Conway, Owen Conway | Directed by Robert Conway As a public-domain boogeyman, you know you’ve hit the big time when you have […]

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08th Dec2015

‘Pixels’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Jane Krakowski, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Ashley Benson | Written by Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling | Directed by Chris Columbus OK, let’s get this out of the way first. Pixels is an Adam Sandler movie and despite what anyone may say, your enjoyment of it […]

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07th Dec2015

‘Nekromantik 2′ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Monika M, Mark Reeder, Lena Braun, Carola Ewers, Astrid Ewerts, Eva-Maria Kurz, Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski | Written by Jörg Buttgereit, Franz Rodenkirchen | Directed by Jörg Buttgereit After the Arrow Film release of Nekromantik it was only a matter of time before Nekromantik 2 made its way onto Blu-ray. Another banned movie featuring people with […]

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07th Dec2015

‘Just Cause 3′ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

When Just Cause 3 was announced, the idea of being able to cause chaos and blow things up seemed very inviting. Bringing the game to the current generation of consoles and PC seemed a perfect fit for a game where the story could take the backseat and pretty explosions could hypnotise the players. To the […]

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07th Dec2015

‘Bloody Moon’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger, Nadja Gerganoff, Jasmin Losensky, Corinna Drews, Ann-Beate Engelke, Peter Exacoustos, María Rubio, Antonia García, Beatriz Sancho Nieto, Alexander Waechter | Written by Erich Tomek | Directed by Jess Franco What would you expect from a Slasher directed by Jess Franco? The chances are it would feature nudity, be bloody and […]

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06th Dec2015

‘Ghost Story’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Craig Wasson, Alice Krige, Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman, Patricia Neal, Jacqueline Brookes, Miguel Fernandes, Lance Holcomb, Brad Sullivan | Written by Lawrence D. Cohen | Directed by John Irvin Four elderly gentlemen form The Chowder Society, a group in which they meet up to smoke cigars and tell chilling […]

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06th Dec2015

‘Casanova (1977) / Casanova 2 (1982)’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

THE NEW EROTIC ADVENTURES OF CASANOVA (1977, dir: Carlos Tobalina) John Holmes (Eruption) stars as John, a man who has recently inherited and sold off the estate of his late great grandfather. Looking for something of a keepsake, he visits the antique dealer (Tory Jeffery, The Autobiography of a Flea) and is given a bottle […]

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04th Dec2015

‘Carol’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Sarah Paulson, John Magaro, Cory Michael Smith, Kevin Crowley, Nik Pajic, Carrie Brownstein, Trent Rowland | Written by Phyllis Nagy | Directed by Todd Haynes Hype at this time of year can become an overwhelming and overbearing thing, taking a film you could be looking forward to and loading […]

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01st Dec2015

‘Frightmare aka The Horror Star’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Ferdy Mayne, Leon Askin, Jeffrey Combs, Luca Bercovici, Nita Talbot, Leon Askin, Jennifer Starrett, Barbara Pilavin, Alan Stock | Written and Directed by Norman Thaddeus Vane “There was Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, and Conrad Ragzoff! They were all stars who lived and died. But only one returned…” Fandom takes on a whole […]

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