04th Feb2014

Rewind: ‘Maniac Cop’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Tom Atkins, Laurene Landon, Robert Z’dar, Richard Roundtree | Written by Larry Cohen | Directed by William Lustig Featuring one of the best taglines ever: “You have the right to remain silent… Forever”, one of my all-time favourite horror franchises finally makes it Blu-ray debut with this release of the fantastic Maniac Cop from Arrow Video. Written and directed by […]

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04th Feb2014

‘Scavengers’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: John Lee Ames, Roark Critchlow, Brett Curtze, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jennifer Jalene, Louise Linton, Jeremy London, J.J. Nolan, Tyler Poelle, Russell Richardson, Kaitlin Riley | Written and Directed by Travis Zariwny Scavengers follows the crew of the Starship Revelator, who survive in the dark depths of space by keeping out of trouble, until they […]

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04th Feb2014

‘Not Another Happy Ending’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain De Caestecker, Amy Manson, Kate Dickie, Freya Mavor, Gary Lewis, Henry Ian Cusick | Written by David Solomons | Directed by John McKay When I decided to review Not Another Happy Ending the reason for this was pretty obvious, as a Doctor Who fan I was interested in a movie where […]

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03rd Feb2014

‘Big Bad Wolves’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval’e Glickman, Menashe Noy, Dvir Benedek, Nati Kluger, Ami Weinberg, Guy Adler | Written and Directed by Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado made quite a splash at FrightFest a few years back with Rabies, the first Isreali horror film which made a little bit […]

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03rd Feb2014

‘Ride Along’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Bruce McGill, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne, Dragos Bucur, Gary Owen, Jacob Latimore, Jay Pharoah, Benjamin Flores Jr. | Written by Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | Directed by Tim Story As someone who absolutely adored the Ice Cube buddy cop comedy All About the Benjamins I […]

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03rd Feb2014

‘The Complex’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Masanobu Katsumura, Naomi Nishida, Kanau Tanaka | Written by Jun’ya Katô, Ryûta Miyake | Directed by Hideo Nakata Hideo Nakata is well known in the horror world for his work, directing Ring, Ring 2 and Dark Water, among others, so it wasn’t unwelcome to see a new release from Nakata that […]

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03rd Feb2014

‘Hellgate’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Ron Palillo, Abigail Wolcott, Carel Trichardt, Petrea Curran, Evan J. Klisser, Joanne Warde, Frank Notaro, Lance Vaughan, Victor Melleney | Written by Michael O’Rourke | Directed by William A. Levey So, Arrow Video have gone and done it again, released a movie from the 80’s that many people think of as pure garbage but […]

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02nd Feb2014

‘Hell Comes to Frogtown’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman, Brian Frank, Rory Calhoun, William Smith, Lee Garlington, Cliff Bemis | Written by Randall Frakes | Directed by Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer Arrow Video are well known for their line of cult favourites from horror and science fiction films of the past and here we see them go to […]

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02nd Feb2014

‘Dracula: The Dark Prince’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Luke Roberts, Jon Voight, Kelly Wenham, Ben Robson, Holly Earl, Stephen Hogan, Richard Ashton, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Vasilescu Valentin | Written by Pearry Teo, Nicole Jones, Steven Paul | Directed Pearry Teo Dracula is one of the most prolific, some would say overused, characters in fiction – from literature, to theatre, to cinema and television, […]

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02nd Feb2014

‘WWE Live in the UK: November 2013′ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

It’s fair to say that the WWE is going through a tough time right now whether certain events are to do with storylines or actual business issues.  With the release of WWE Live in the UK: November 2013 it allows us to look back to Raw and Smackdown back in 2013 before Survivor’s Series and […]

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01st Feb2014

‘Banshee Chapter’ DVD Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Katia Winder, Michael McMillian, Ted Levine | Written and Directed by Blair Erickson The Banshee Chapter follows journalist, Anna (Winter) who is investigating the disappearance of her friend James (McMillan). James has been experimenting with strange drugs that the US military used in real life experiments in the 1960s. These experiments had very weird […]

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01st Feb2014

‘The Tenant’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kristen Dalton, David Arquette, Victor Browne, Morissa O’Mara, Alana O’Mara, Franny Hocking, Ken Baumann, Lorraine Nicholson, Bellamy Young, Rome Shadanloo | Written by Nick Antosca | Directed by Chris Jaymes Originally released in the US in 2012 under the title of The Cottage and no doubt renamed to avoid confusion with the similarly themed British film […]

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01st Feb2014

‘Zombie Horde’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Johnny Gel, Fred Williamson, Joseph Scott Anthony, Tommy Beardmore, Jerry Lynch, Alicia Clark, Tokkyo Faison, Didrik Davis | Written and Directed by Ryan Thompson At the end of civilization, zombies greatly outnumber people and every day is a fight to see tomorrow. Just when he is about to give up this fight, rugged wanderer […]

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31st Jan2014

‘Force of Execution’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, Bren Foster | Written by Richard Beattie, Michael Black | Directed by Keoni Waxman Steven Seagal has never been a big name in action movies for me.  I’ve seen the popular ones he’s in such as the Under Siege movies but he never caught my interest like somebody like […]

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31st Jan2014

‘Penthouse North’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Andrew W. Walker, Michael Keaton, Barry Sloane, Trevor Hayes, Tilo Horn | Written by David Loughery | Directed by Joseph Ruben Written by David Loughery (Lakeview Terrace, Passenger 57) and directed by Joseph Ruben (Sleeping With The Enemy, The Forgotten), Penthouse North is a thriller, and an old school one at that, mixing elements of […]

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31st Jan2014

‘Out of the Furnace’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker | Written by Scott Cooper, Brad Ingelsby | Directed by Scott Cooper In this hotly contested awards season we currently find ourselves in, it’s no surprise that there have been some casulaties in the great promotional battle to win awards and increase box […]

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29th Jan2014

‘That Awkward Moment’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas | Written and Directed by Tom Gormican Jason (Efron) and Daniel (Teller) are living a carefree single life in New York City when their best friend Mikey (Jordan) learns his wife wants a divorce. In a show of support, the three […]

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29th Jan2014

‘The Selfish GIant’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Ralph Ineson, Ian Burfield, Lorraine Ashbourne, Elliott Tittensor, Siobhan Finneran | Written and Directed by Clio Barnard There is something disarming about stories that deal with childhood friendships, especially ones that are filmed close to where you live.  The Selfish Giant was filmed around the city of Bradford, so there […]

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28th Jan2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Sacrament’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, Kate Lyn Sheil, Gene Jones, Kentucker Audley, Shaun Clay, Shawn Parsons, Donna Biscoe | Written and Directed by Ti West Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse New Splat Pack maestro Ti West wowed us back in 2009 with House of the Devil then again last year with Innkeepers. Whilst […]

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27th Jan2014

‘Hunt vs Lauda’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to Formula 1 as a sport there are certain rivalries that have added drama to the seasons, even now the egos of the drivers and politics of the car companies can sometimes overshadow the action on the road.  Probably the greatest of these rivalries though is way back before some of the […]

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26th Jan2014

‘Last Passenger’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon, Iddo Goldberg, David Schofield, Joshua Kaynama, Lindsay Duncan | Written by Omid Nooshin, Andy Love  | Directed by Omid Nooshin What’s this? I’m reviewing a new British movie? Yes indeed, if you’ve been a long time reader of my work, you may have noticed a proclivity for me to review mainly […]

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25th Jan2014

‘The Beast Within’ Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon, R.G. Armstrong, Katherine Moffat, L.Q. Jones, Logan Ramsey, John Dennis Johnston, Ron Soble, Luke Askew, Meshach Taylor, Boyce Holleman | Written by Tom Holland | Directed by Philippe Mora When I was a kid, there were two movies that terrified me as a kid. This wasn’t […]

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