27th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘The Mind’s Eye’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos, Larry Fessenden, Noah Segan, Matt Mercer, Michael A. LoCicero, Jeremy Gardner, Patrick M. Walsh, Brian Morvant, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers | Written and Directed by Joe Begos Back in 2014 first-time director Joe Begos exploded on the horror scene with Almost Human, an alien abduction movie […]

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27th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Southbound’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Chad Villella, Hannah Marks, Fabianne Therese, Nathalie Love, Mather Zickel, David Yow, Tipper Newton | Written and Directed by Radio Silence, Roxanne Benajmin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath Southbound is yet another horror anthology from the people behind the V/H/S trilogy. However unlike that series of films, Southbound actually gets things right. Perfectly […]

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27th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘The Wave’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Fridtjov Såheim, Ane Dahl Torp, Thomas Bo Larsen, Fridtjov Såheim, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Arthur Berning, Edith Haagenrud-Sande, Lado Hadzic, Herman Bernhoft, Silje Breivik | Written by John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg | Directed by Roar Uthaug In recent years Norway has been cranking out some fantastic genre films – Troll Hunter, Dead Snow and […]

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27th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Pandemic’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Missi Pyle, Alfie Allen, Mekhi Phifer, Paul Guilfoyle, Danielle Rose Russell | Written by Dustin T. Benson | Directed by John Suits John Suits, director of 2014′s The Scribbler – a personal favourite – is back behind the camera for Pandemic, a first-person look at a zombie outbreak that takes the tropes […]

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26th Feb2016

‘Face of the Devil’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Vania Accinelli, Sergio Gjurinovic, Vanessa Saba, Alexa Centurion, Maria Fernanda Valera, Nicolás Galindo, Carla Arriola, Guillermo Castañeda, Javier Valdez, Ismael Contreras | Written by Vanessa Saba | Directed by Frank Perez-Garland In Face of the Devil, seven friends go on a remote jungle vacation where they are terrorized by a primeval spirit, but as […]

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26th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘The Hexecutioners’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Liv Collins, Sarah Power, Timothy Burd, Ari Millen, Barry Flatman, Walter Borden, Boyd Banks, Tony Burgess, Jason David Brown, Matt Griffin | Written by Tony Burgess | Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook It would seem, at least on paper, that the director of low-budget quasi-wrestling monster movie Monsters Brawl and the (literal) shit-monster movie […]

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26th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Anguish’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ryan Simpkins, Annika Marks, Karina Logue, | Written and Directed by Sonny Mallhi Sonny Mallhi is probably not a name on anyones horror radar, however Mallhi was the producer on films like The Strangers, House at the End of the Street and the fantastic 2014 Fightfest flick At the Devils Door (aka Home). With […]

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26th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Mindless’ Review (Short)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicholas Vince, Kate Danbury, Eloise Daye, Fern Bostock | Written and Directed by Katie Bonham If there’s one thing that makes UK horror film festival Frightfest stand head and shoulders above others of its ilk, it’s the amount of attendees that have gone on to create their own horror movies – be they features […]

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25th Feb2016

‘Batman: Bad Blood’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Stars: Jason O’Mara, Yvonne Strahovski, Stuart Allan, Sean Maher, Morena Baccarin, Steve Blum, Gaius Charles, John DiMaggio, Robin Atkin Downes, James Garrett, Ernie Hudson, Christine Lakin, Vanessa Marshall | Written by J.M. DeMatteis | Directed by Jay Oliva PLOT: After Batman goes missing, Dick Grayson takes up his mantle as He and Damian Wayne have […]

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24th Feb2016

‘Sleeping with Other People’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jordan Carlos, Margarita Levieva, Charles Cain, Adam Brody, Michael Cyril Creighton, Billy Eichner, Jason Mantzoukas, Margaret Odette, Amanda Peet, Victoria Frings, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne | Written and Directed by Leslye Headland When it comes to romantic comedies these days you tend to either get the big Hollywood films with […]

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24th Feb2016

‘A Haunting in Cawdor’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Cary Elwes, Shelby Young, Michael Welch, Alexandria DeBerry, Scott T. Whitesell, Nancy Lynette Parker, Lauren Rys Martin, Patrick Floch, Jordan Burgess | Written and Directed by Phil Wurtzel In this tense tale of psychological terror, Vivian Miller (Shelby Young) is a young twenty something who’s serving out her jail sentence at a work release […]

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22nd Feb2016

‘The Witch’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson, Bathsheba Garnett, Sarah Stephens, Julian Richings, Wahab Chaudhry | Written and Directed by Robert Eggers “Dost thou remember that I love thee?” The Witch is a searing emotional calamity of a film. Its scope is at once frighteningly vast and achingly intimate, its themes of societal […]

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21st Feb2016

‘Frankenstein’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Xavier Samuel, Danny Huston, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd, Maya Erskine, Mckenna Grace, Carol Anne Watts, James Lew, John Lacy | Written and Directed by Bernard Rose [NOTE: With the film due for a UK release this week, here’s a reposting of my review of Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein from last summer’s London Frightfest] Helmed by […]

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21st Feb2016

‘The Last Witch Hunter’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Rena Owen, Julie Engelbrecht, Michael Caine, Joseph Gilgun, Isaach De Bankolé, Michael Halsey, Sloane Coombs | Written by Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama | Directed by Breck Eisner It would seem, given the critical reaction to this film, that the general consensus is that outside the […]

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21st Feb2016

‘Crimson Peak’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver | Written and Directed by Guillermo del Toro For any horror fan, having a film described as “A Gothic ghost story directed by Guillermo del Toro” will sell it to them in an instant. While some may be disappointed when they discover this is […]

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21st Feb2016

‘The Forest’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt, Yasuo Tobishima, Noriko Sakura, Yûho Yamashita, Lidija Antonic | Written by Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell, Ben Ketai | Directed by Jason Zada After her sister is reported missing, Sara (Natalie Dormer), journeys from her home in the US to Japan in search of her […]

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19th Feb2016

‘Among the Living’ DVD 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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19th Feb2016

‘Deadpool’ Review #2

by Dan Clark

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Ed Skrein, Stefan Kapicic, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand | Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick | Directed by Tim Miller The merc with the mouth has finally gotten his movie. After years of false starts, internet rumors, and ‘leaked’ video clips the movie many thought would never actually […]

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18th Feb2016

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

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, Connie Rogers, Frances Raines, Morey Lampley, Jack Chatham, Ben Moore, Trace Cooper, Pamela Weddle Cooper | Written and Directed by Buddy Cooper If you are a fan of slasher films, the beauty is that there are plenty to see. Not just the recent ones, but a vast history […]

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18th Feb2016

‘Birdemic: Shock and Terror’ Blu-ray Review (Severin)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore | Written and Directed by James Nguyen There are films that can be called “so bad they are good” and other bad films that are funny to watch for all the wrong reasons… What camp does Birdemic: Shock and Terror sit in? That’s for you to decide. With a story […]

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18th Feb2016

‘King of the Dead’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Edward Furlong, Corey Feldman, George McCluskey, David McClelland, Michael Gamarano, Seb Castang, Rebecca-Clare Evans, Jennifer Chippindale, Jon Campling, Timothy Owen, Anabel Barnston, Jane Foufas, Leo Horsfield, Sebastian Street, Tanya Katarina | Written by Rebecca-Clare Evans, Jennifer Chippindal, George McCluskey | Directed by Aidan Belizaire With an ever growing horde of zombies completely wiping out […]

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17th Feb2016

‘Corruption’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Jamie Gillis, Michael Gaunt, Tiffany Clark, Milton Ingley, George Payne, Samantha Fox, Tanya Lawson, Marilyn Gee, Tish Ambrose, Kelly Nichols, Nicole Bernard, Bobby Astyr | Written and Directed by Roger Watkins “One man’s fantasy is another man’s reality!” Finding himself with a debt that he just can’t pay off, Williams (Jamie Gillis, Dracula Sucks) […]

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