20th Oct2013

‘Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, P.J Soles, Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes, Brian Andrews | Written by John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Directed by John Carpenter Halloween must qualify as one of the most re-released horror films in history – especially in the digital era. It often felt like Anchor Bay (especially the […]

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19th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Squirm’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan, Peter MacLean, Fran Higgins | Written and Directed by Jeff Lieberman The 70s was, shall we say, an “interesting” time in cinema. Whilst mainstream Hollywood was churning out some of its most revered movies – The Godafather, The Exorcist, Mean Streets, and pretty much the entire […]

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18th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Devoured’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Marta Milans, Kara Jackson, Bruno Gunn, Tyler Hollinger, Sal Rendino, David Conley, Luis Harris | Written by Marc Landau | Directed by Greg Olliver I’d heard of Greg Olliver, the director of Devoured through his work on the documentary Lemmy back in 2010, so was interested in what this, a horror film, would be […]

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18th Oct2013

‘Little Shop of Horrors (1986)’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Rick Moranis,  Ellen Greene, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Candy, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs | Written by Howard Ashman | Directed by Frank Oz When I was a kid, I had a few movies that were my “go-to” films to watch on a rainy day when it was too wet to ride a bike outside. One of them […]

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17th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘The Wicker Man – The Final Cut’ Blu-Ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt, Lindsay Kemp, Aubrey Morris | Written by Anthony Shaffer | Directed by Robin Hardy It’s time once again for us to keep our appointment with The Wicker Man but this time as we’ve not seen him before. After long-thought to be lost footage was found and […]

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17th Oct2013

TIFF 2013 Review: The Strange Little Cat (Das merkwürdige Kätzchen)

by Guest

Stars: Jenny Schily, Mia Kasalo, Anjorka Strechel, Luk Pfaff | Written and Directed by Ramon Zürcher Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse Hands down the hardest film to talk about at Toronto’s International Film Festival this year is The Strange Little Cat, a charming study into the quant and often bizarre realities of everyday family life. Very loosely […]

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17th Oct2013

TIFF 2013 Review: Break Loose (Vosmerka)

by Guest

Stars: Vilma Kutaviciute, Aleksey Mantsygin, Alexander Novyn | Written by Alexander Mindadze, Yuliya Pankasyanova | Directed by Aleksey Uchitel Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse Russia circa 1999 (perhaps even now?) looks like a dangerous place, a place where men are men and looking at someone the wrong way can result in carnage. At least in Aleksey […]

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15th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘We Are the Night’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich, Anna Fischer, Max Riemelt | Written by Dennis Gansel, Jan Berger | Directed by Dennis Gansel Filmed in 2010 and often billed as female version of The Lost Boys, We Are The Night is a German take on the vampire legend that follows Lena, a small time crook […]

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15th Oct2013

‘Girl Most Likely’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss, Christopher Fitzgerald, Natasha Lyonne, Bob Balaban | Written by Michelle Morgan | Directed by Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini Imogene is a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News. After both her career and relationship hit the […]

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15th Oct2013

‘Raw Herring’ at the Tribeca Film Festival

by Catherina Gioino

A documentary from the Netherlands outlines the journey of fishermen as they continue to fish and live life in a long lost profession. The Hollandse Niewe, or commonly referred to as the Dutch New Herring, is a type of fish that is found in the region and is known to be a cultural tradition to […]

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14th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Spiders 3D’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Patrick Muldoon, Christa Campbell, William Hope, Shelly Varod, Pete Lee-Wilson, Jon Mack, Sydney Sweeney | Written by Joseph Farrugia | Directed by Tibor Takacs I love a good (or so bad its good) monster movie – as you can probably tell by the number of them I’ve reviewed here at Nerdly. So when a new […]

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13th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Smash Cut’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: David Hess, Sasha Grey, Jesse Buck, Michael Berryman, Herschell Gordon Lewis | Written by Ian Driscoll | Directed by Lee Demarbe Abel Whitman (Hess) is a director on the edge – the edge of the industry, the edge of society and the edge of insanity – and his films are universally panned by audiences […]

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11th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Blood Car’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mike Brune, Katie Rowlett, Anna Chlumsky, Marla Malcom | Written and Directed by Alex Orr Set in the very near future where fuel prices are at an astronomical high and no-one can afford to drive any more, vegan schoolteacher Archie (Brune) is trying to invent an alternative engine that runs on wheatgrass, but when […]

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11th Oct2013

‘The Kick’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: JeeJa Yanin, Cho Jae Hyun, Phettai Wongkamlao, Ye Ji-won, Tae-joo Na | Written by Jong-suk Lee | Directed by Prachya Pinkaew The Kick has one hell of a pedigree. Directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who lensed to international hit Ong Bak, as well as the well-regarded Chocolate – whose star JeeJa Yanin is also in […]

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10th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘The Disco Exorcist’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Reed, Sarah Nicklin, Ruth Sullivan, Alex Aponte, Brandon Luis Aponte, Danielle Gelehrter, Gio Castellano | Written by Tony Nunes | Directed by Richard Griffin You know exactly what you’re getting into with a film like The Disco Exorcist, especially given that the film opens with a disclaimer that exclaims the producers can’t even […]

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09th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Dead Sushi’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Rina Takeda, Kentarô Shimazu, Takamasa Suga, Takashi Nishina, Asami, Yui Murata | Written and Directed by Noboru Iguchi This Japanese film, directed by Noboru Iguchi (Tokyo Gore Police, Robo-Geisha), is one of those films that is unique to its region. It blends action, comedy and horror with splatter gore and over-the-top sequences to creature […]

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09th Oct2013

‘Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adrienne King, Sabrina Dickens, Sule Rimi, Lee Bane, Richard Goss, Kathy Saxondale, Philip Harvey | Written by Andrew Jones, James Plumb | Directed by James Plumb Welsh filmmakers Andrew Jones and James Plumb re-team once more following Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection, for yet another film that shares it moniker with a previous […]

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09th Oct2013

‘Dear Dracula’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars (the voices of): Ray Liotta, Emilio Estevez, Nathan Gamble, Ariel Winter, Yuri Lowenthal, Marion Ross, Tara Strong, Matthew Lillard | Written by Brad Birch | Directed by Chad Van De Keere I’ll admit, when the email came through asking if I’d like to review Dear Dracula I was a little skeptical. From the synopsis […]

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08th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Heretic’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andrew Squires, Michael J. Tait, James Zakeri, Jen Nelson, Holly Fletcher, Will Fox | Written and Directed by Peter Handford I have a love-hate relationship with British film, I’ll admit that. But it’s not all my fault, after all once you’ve seen one East-End gangster flick you’ve seen them all right? Which is why, […]

08th Oct2013

TIFF 2013 Review: ‘Almost Human’

by Guest

Stars: Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers, Anthony Amaral III, Michael A. LoCicero | Written and Directed by Joe Begos Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse The main problem with Almost Human is that its poster is almost cooler and more grabbing than the film itself. The feel of the film exudes a […]

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08th Oct2013

TIFF 2013 Review: ‘Cannibal’

by Guest

Stars: Antonio de la Torre, María Alfonsa Rosso, Olimpia Melinte, Delphine Tempels, Joaquín Núñez, Gregory Brossard | Written by Alejandro Hernández, Rafael de la Uz | Directed by Manuel Martín Cuenca Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse Considering its title, it may be hard to accept that Manuel Martin Cuenca’s Cannibal was one of the most […]

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08th Oct2013

‘Deadfall’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson, Kate Mara | Written by Zach Dean | Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky Austrian Academy Award Winning (The Counterfeiters) director Stefan Ruzowitzky, whose previous work includes the Franka Potente-starring horror Anatomy and it’s well-received sequel some three years later (two films I rather enjoyed) turns his hand […]

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