08th Sep2014

‘Sledge’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Dustin Bowman, Stephanie Tupper, Rachel Cornell, Kristian Hanson, Travis Hanson, Troy Miller, Russell Matoes, Tino Faygo, Wendy Miller, Desiree Holmes | Written by Kristian Hanson | Directed by John B Sovie II, Kristian Hanson A spoof of the horror genre, and littered with nods and references to fright flicks of yesteryear, Sledge fixes on a psychopath Adam […]

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08th Sep2014

‘Varsity Blood’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lexi Giovagnoli, Wesley Scott, Debbie Rochon, Natalie Peyton, Blair Jackson, Elyse Bigler, Melody Herron, Jesse Ferraro, Kiarra Hogan, Chris Hlozek, Payton Wood, Fabian Watkins, Elle LaMont | Written and Directed by Jake Helgren Quick question. This is 2014 right? You wouldn’t guess that from watching Varsity Blood! It would seem that the trend for […]

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08th Sep2014

‘Pluto’ Blu-ray Review (Third Window Films)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Da-wit Lee, Jun Sung, Kim Kkobbi | Written and Directed by Su-won Shin Su-won Shin (Reinbou) writes and directs Pluto,  a film about social expectation and obsession in the form of a dark thriller which twists and turns through a series of flashback sequences intermingled with our main story, a style that works brilliantly with a pace […]

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07th Sep2014

‘RPG’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Rutger Hauer, Cian Barry, Alix Wilton Regan, Nik Xhelilaj, Pedro Granger | Written by Tino Navarro, Artur Ribeiro | Directed by Tino Navarro, David Rebordão If there was a way to regain their youth what would the old do to claim that prize? RPG aka Real Playing Game looks to answer that in a […]

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07th Sep2014

‘The Sword Identity’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Yang Song, Yu Chenghui, Yuanyuan Zhao, Ma Jun, Xu Fujing, Ma Ke, Zhexin Liu, Yao Weiping, Ou Keqin, Li Guisheng, Bing Bo | Written and Directed by Haofeng Xu Haofeng Xu, writer of the still-to-be-released (at least in the UK) The Grandmaster, makes his directorial debut with The Sword Identity, a Chinese martial arts […]

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06th Sep2014

‘Brick Mansions’ Blu-ray Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis, Ayisha Issa, Carlo Rota, Andreas Apergis, Richard Zeman, Robert Maillet, Bruce Ramsay | Written by Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Directed by Camille Delamarre Hollywood remaking a foreign film is far from a new phenomenon, and adaption in this manner has yielded some truly great films. […]

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05th Sep2014

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

by Chris Cummings

Stars:  Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman, Henry Gibson, Rick Ducommun, Wendy Schaal, Brother Theodore, Courtney Gains, Gale Gordon, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo, Cory Danziger | Written by Dana Olsen | Directed by Joe Dante Written by Dana Olsen (Going Berserk) and directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling), The ‘Burbs is a comedy-horror […]

03rd Sep2014

‘The Early Works of Wakefield Poole’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

My only connection with Wakefield Poole prior to watching Boys in the Sand was Calvin Culver (also known as Casey Donovan) who appeared in Radley Metzger’s film, Score. Of course, the name Wakefield Poole is one you hear a lot when you are a fan of the Golden Age of adult cinema. Thanks to those […]

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02nd Sep2014

‘Way of the Wicked’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Christian Slater, Vinnie Jones, Jake Croker, Emily Tennant, Aren Buchholz, Matthew Robert Kelly, Brittney Wilson, Jedidiah Goodacre, Jillian Fargey, Chris Shields, Anna Galvin, Sydney Waack, Ryan Grantham | Written by Matthew Robert Kelly | Directed by Kevin Carraway Sometimes you see actors turn up in movies and you just know what to expect.  I find […]

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02nd Sep2014

‘They Came Together’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Max Greenfield, Ed Helms, Jason Mantzoukas, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Ian Black, Michael Murphy, Kenan Thompson, Jack McBrayer, Ken Marino | Written by David Wain, Michael Showalter | Directed by David Wain Spoof films are rarely done well. There is so little subtlety in them, and they […]

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01st Sep2014

‘Killers’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Oka Antara, Kazuki Kitamura, Rin Takanashi, Ray Sahetapy, Epy Kusnandar, Luna Maya, Tara Basro, Mei Kurokawa | Written by Takuji Ushiyama, Timo Tjahjanto | Directed by Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto When presented with a film proudly stating “from the producers of The Raid” you’d expect it to be similar, but with Killers that thought would be wrong.  […]

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01st Sep2014

‘Warrior King 2′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tony Jaa, RZA, Petchtai Wongkamlao, JeeJa Yanin, Marrese Crump, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Solatorn Lungluang | Written by Eakasit Thairatana | Directed by Prachya Pinkaew I don’t watch as many fighting movies as I’d like so when I got the chance to review Warrior King 2 I was at first happy.  I’m a Tony Jaa fan, especially because of […]

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31st Aug2014

Ten Best: Frightfest 2014 Movies

by Phil Wheat

Well this years Frightfest is over and I’ve had a week to digest everything – it’s safe to say this year was… interesting. The move from the Empire to VUE West End, whilst not without the odd teething problem, was a success. Yes, the atmosphere had changed a little, at least in terms of experiencing […]

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31st Aug2014

‘Obvious Child’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jenny Slate, Jack Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind, Polly Draper, Paul Briganti, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Singer | Written and Directed by Gillian Robespierre Donna Stern (Slate) is an unapologetic stand up comedian who managed to get dumped, fired and pregnant in quick succession. Better at cracking jokes about flatulence and the contents […]

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31st Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Home’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Naya Rivera, Ashley Ricklands, Ava Acres, Wyatt Russell | Written and Directed by Nicolas McCarthy Home tells the story of Leigh, an estate agent, who goes to asses a new property in the highly sought after Greenville area for her portfolio. Little does she know the appalling impact it will have on […]

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30th Aug2014

‘Painless’ DVD Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Tomas Lemarquis, Alex Brendemuhl, Juan Diego, Ramon Fonsere, Derek De Lint | Written by Juan Carlos Medina, Luiso Berdejo | Directed by Juan Carlos Medina In the 1930s, a group of Spanish children are found to have somehow contracted a disease which makes them unable to feel pain. For the safety of the general […]

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29th Aug2014

‘In Search of Bigfoot / Cry Wilderness’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Usually it’s a lot easier and quicker for me to review films one by one but I thought for this release from Vinegar Syndrome, it’s only right to review the release as a whole. In Search of Bigfoot Stars: Robert Morgan, Rene Dahinden, John Green, Sam Melville | Written and Directed by Lawrence Crowley, William Miller […]

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29th Aug2014

‘Evil Feed’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Laci J Mailey, Terry Chen, Alain Chanoine, Alyson Bath, Derek Gilroy, Bishop Brigante, Curtis Lum, Sebastian Gacki | Written by Aaron Au, Kimani Ray Smith, Jana Mitsoula | Directed by Kimani Ray Smith I have many mixed tastes when it comes to horror and sometimes some movies just don’t work for me.  Then there are […]

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28th Aug2014

‘Let’s Be Cops’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero | Written by Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas | Directed by Luke Greenfield There are few things as quietly distressing and disappointing to the film fan as seeing people you like and admire feature […]

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28th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Open Windows’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell, Sasha Grey, Ivan Gonzalez, Nacho Vigalondo | Written by Nacho Vigalondo, Daniel Mas | Directed by Nacho Vigalondo A hi-tech thriller in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows is played out via webcams, computer screens and phone cameras. The film sees Elijah Wood star Nick Chambers, […]

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27th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Among the Living’ 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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27th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Babadook’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinny, Benjamin Winspear | Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent Amelia (Davis) and her son, Sam, have had a raw deal in life. Her husband Oskar died six years prior while driving her to the hospital pregnant with Sam and his birthday is a particularly painful reminder. But […]

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