24th Apr2016

VOD Vault #5 – Lazer Team / Mercury Plains

by Phil Wheat

It’s Sunday so it must be time for another installment of VOD Vault, taking a look at some of this weeks on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms. This time round we’re looking at a film only available via YouTube (to buy or view via the sites subscription service YouTube Red), the sci-fi comedy […]

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24th Apr2016

‘The Passing’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Dyfan Dwyfor, Annes Elwy, Mark Lewis Jones | Written by Ed Talfan | Directed by Gareth Bryn When it comes to ghost stories, I’m not the biggest fan. Even though I often get irrational fears such as someone grabbing my foot as I walk up the stairs or seeing a distorted reflection in the […]

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24th Apr2016

‘Zombie Shark’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cassie Steele, Jason London, Roger J. Timber, Ross Britz, Laura Cayouette, Sloane Coe, Becky Andrews, Ladson Deyne, Leslie Castay, Carter Burch, Flynn Foster, Jeff Pearson | Written by Greg Mitchell | Directed by Misty Talley Also known as Shark Island, a more generic title that would undoubtedly failed to sell more copies than the […]

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24th Apr2016

‘Sharktopus vs Pteracuda’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Carradine, Mario Ceara, Katie Savoy, Akari Endo, Tony Evangelista, Mario Arturo Hernández, Rib Hillis, Alan Nadal Piantini, Conan O’Brien | Written by Matt Yamashita | Directed by Kevin O’Neill If you thought it was only studios like The Asylum who were cranking out giant sea creature flicks for Syfy you’d be completely wrong […]

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23rd Apr2016

‘I Am Wrath’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: John Travolta, Christopher Meloni, Rebecca De Mornay, Amanda Schull, Sam Trammell, Doris Morgado, Luis Da Silva Jr., Patrick St. Esprit | Written by Yvan Gauthier, Paul Sloan | Directed by Chuck Russell Anyone remember From Paris With Love? Director Pierre Morel followed up the 2008 Liam Neeson hit Taken with a similarly enjoyable, although […]

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23rd Apr2016

‘Night People’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Michael Parle, Jack Dean-Shepherd, Claire Blennerhassett, Sarah Louise Carney, Aidan O’Sullivan, Eoin Leahy, Kieran Kelly, Michael McLaughlin, Philip Doherty | Written and Directed by Gerard Lough Night People is an Irish anthology horror – comprising of three tales – from writer and director Gerard Lough. Clearly made on a low budget, that doesn’t dampen […]

21st Apr2016

‘The Invitation’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, John Carroll Lynch, Michelle Krusiec, Aiden Lovekamp, Mike Doyle, Jordi Vilasuso, Marieh Delfino, Jay Larson, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman | Written by Matt Manfredi, Phil Hay | Directed by Karyn Kusama Karyn Kusama’s latest film sells you the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge. Written by Matt Manfredi and Phil […]

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17th Apr2016

VOD Vault #4 – Krampus / Holidays

by Phil Wheat

Another Sunday and another installment of VOD Vault, taking a look at some of this weeks on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms here in the UK. This week we have a very seasonal edition, featuring two films that take a horrific look at the holidays… KRAMPUS Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, […]

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17th Apr2016

‘Countdown’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nick Nemeth, Glenn Jacobs, Katharine Isabelle, Josh Blacker, Alexander Kalugin, Michael Kopsa, Alan O’Silva, Catherine Lough Haggquist, Jennifer Cheon, Luke Roessler, Zinaid Memisevic, Alexander Mandra | Written by Michael Finch, Richard Wenk | Directed by John Stockwell Now this is more like it! After finding success in the horror genre and taking a step […]

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14th Apr2016

‘Flight 7500′ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Jerry Ferrara, Scout Taylor-Compton, Christian Serratos, Leslie Bibb | Written by Craig Rosenberg | Directed by Takashi Shimizu Whenever a movie sits on the shelf for more than a couple years before being released, it’s hard not to wonder if the reason is because it turned out poorly. But when you look through the history books, or run […]

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11th Apr2016

‘Bride of Re-Animator’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones, Fabiana Udenio, David Gale, Kathleen Kinmont, Mel Stewart, Irene Cagen, Michael Strasser, Mary Sheldon | Written by Rick Fry, Woody Keith | Directed by Brian Yuzna It’s been almost two years since I reviewed Second Sight’s release of Re-Animator on Blu-ray. Now we have the release of […]

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10th Apr2016

VOD Vault #3 – Get a Job / Blood Rush

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to week three of VOD Vault, where we take a look at another bunch of direct-to-market releases, many of which hit iTunes and the supermarket shelves without fanfare, walking you – our readers – down the fine line between spending your money wisely, or throwing it away on another slice of DTV dross. Up […]

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10th Apr2016

‘Hardcore Henry’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett, Danila Kozlovsky, Andrei Dementiev, Svetlana Ustinova, Darya Charusha, Oleg Poddubnyy | Written by Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart | Directed by Ilya Naishuller For years video games have clamuored to make the gaming experience more cinematic. Which is now the reason we have games like Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two […]

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10th Apr2016

‘Stomping Ground’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Thad Bateman, Jeramy Blackford, John Bobek, Joseph Allen Cavin, Huntington Daly, Tarah DeSpain, Justin Giddings, Michael Lee Kimel, Theresa Tilly, Sarah Simmons Turner, Gabe Wood | Written by Dan Riesser, Andrew Genser | Directed by Dan Riesser It would seem that the legend of Bigfoot just won’t go away, every decade seems to bring […]

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09th Apr2016

‘Midnight Special’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, Sam Shepard, Paul Sparks, David Jensen | Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols Family and encroaching doom seem to be staple themes in Jeff Nichols’ filmography thus far with Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud all dealing with ideas of […]

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09th Apr2016

‘Hush’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Emma Graves | Written by Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel | Directed by Mike Flanagan Horror movies centered on home invasions are much more likely to terrify me than ones about ghosts and zombies, and that’s mostly because, well, there’s nothing unrealistic about the idea of someone breaking into […]

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09th Apr2016

‘Close Range’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Scott Adkins, Nick Chinlund, Caitlin Keats, Madison Lawlor, Tony Perez, Jake La Botz, Scott Evans, Randy Hall, Julien Cesario, Ray Diaz, Anthony L. Fernandez | Written by Chad Law, Shane Dax Taylor | Directed by Isaac Florentine After unwittingly making off with a mysterious flash drive during the rescue of his young niece from […]

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08th Apr2016

‘The Sound Barrier’ Blu-ray Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick, John Justin, Dinah Sheridan, Joseph Tomelty, Denholm Elliot | Written by Terrence Rattigan | Directed by David Lean David Lean is well known for his romantic dramas (Brief Encounter) and literary adaptations (Great Expectations, Doctor Zhivago), which is why The Sound Barrier, his 1952 semi-biographical portrait of the British struggle to surpass the […]

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08th Apr2016

‘Justice League vs. Teen Titans’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Stars (the voices of): Rosario Dawson, Christopher Gorham, Shemar Moore, Jerry O’Connell, Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allan, Jake T. Austin, Taissa Farmiga, Sean Maher, Brandon Soo Hoo, Kari Wahlgren, Laura Bailey, Jon Bernthal, Terrence ‘T.C.’ Carson, Rick D. Wasserman | Written by Bryan Q. Miller, Alan Burnett | Directed by Sam Liu Robin is forced to […]

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05th Apr2016

‘The Girl in the Photographs’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Kal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Miranda Rae Mayo, Corey Schmitt, Oliver Seitz, Autumn Kendrick, Eva Bourne, Katharine Isabelle | Written by Nick Simon, Osgood Perkins, Robert Morast | Directed by Nick Simon When Wes Craven passed away back in August of last year, The Girl in the Photographs instantly went from a film […]

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05th Apr2016

‘Ghoulies 1&2′ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Phil Wheat

GHOULIES Stars: Peter Liapis, Lisa Pelikan, Michael Des Barres, Jack Nance, Mariska Hargitay, Scott Thomson, Ralph Seymour | Written by Luca Bercovici, Jefery Levy | Directed by Luca Bercovici GHOULIES 2 Stars: Damon Martin, Royal Dano, Phil Fondacaro, J. Downing, Kerry Remsen, Donnie Jeffcoat, Dale Wyatt | Written by Charlie Dolan, Dennis Paoli, Luca Bercovici […]

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04th Apr2016

’2Jennifer’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hunter Johnson, David Coupe, Lara Jean Mummert, James Cullen Bressack, Jody Barton | Written and Directed by Hunter Johnson Unless you’re new to Nerdly, or just haven’t being paying attention, we’re (well when I say we I mean I am) a big fan of the films of James Cullen Bressack. So much so that I’ve […]

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