23rd Sep2015

‘Eaten Alive’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Neville Brand, Carolyn Jones, Mel Ferrer, William Finley, Marilyn Burns, Robert Englund, Stuart Whitman | Written by Alvin L. Fast, Mohammed Rustam, Kim Henkel | Directed by Tobe Hooper After The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, it comes as no surprise that Tobe Hooper would move onto another horror based in the south. Taking inspiration from Jaws, […]

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22nd Sep2015

‘Big Game’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Jim Broadbent, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber, Mehmet Kurtulus, Felicity Huffman, Ted Levine | Written and Directed by Jalmari Helander When you have a film with Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States you would expect him to take centre stage. When his co-star is Rare […]

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20th Sep2015

’12 Rounds 3: Lockdown’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jonathan Good (aka Dean Ambrose), Roger R. Cross, Daniel Cudmore, Lochlyn Munro, Ty Olsson, Sarah Smyth, Rebecca Marshall, Kirby Morrow, Samuel Smith, Toby Levins, James Michalopoulos | Written by Nathan Brookes, Bobby Lee Darby | Directed by Stephen Reynolds 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown continues the long-running franchise with yet another WWE superstar given the […]

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20th Sep2015

‘Blunt Force Trauma’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Ryan Kwanten, Freida Pinto, Maruia Shelton, Carolina Gómez, Jon Mack, Ruben Zamora, Steven Galarce, David Villada, Jason Gibson, Tatiana Ronderos, Daniel Abril | Written and Directed by Ken Sanzel Blunt Force Trauma follows the journey of John (Kwanten) and Colt (Pinto), gunfighters and sometimes lovers, on parallel but very different journeys through […]

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18th Sep2015

‘My Sinful Life / Las Vegas Girls’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

MY SINFUL LIFE (1983) “School Girls By Day… Super Ladies Of The Night” Ah, incest! One of the ultimate taboos. The world of porn has dealt with the subject a lot and continues to do so. Will Carlos Tobalina’s 1983 attempt stand up to the likes of Kirdy Stevon’s Taboo series? Judging by my experience […]

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17th Sep2015

‘Infini’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth, Bren Foster, Luke Ford, Dwaine Stevenson, Louisa Mignone, Tess Haubrich, Harry Pavlidis | Written by Shane Abbess, Brian Cachia | Directed by Shane Abbess Sometimes all it takes to hook me into a movie is a solid premise. Other times it’s strong world building. And occasionally it’s the misguided […]

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16th Sep2015

‘Tracers’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos, Adam Rayner, Rafi Gavron, Luciano Acuna Jr., Josh Yadon, Johnny Wu, Sam Medina, Amirah Vann, Christian Steel, Wai Ching Ho | Written by T.J. Scott, Kevin Lund, Matt Johnson | Directed by Daniel Benmayor As a movie reviewer there’s nothing more difficult than reviewing an average movie. With terrible movies […]

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16th Sep2015

‘Hard to be a God’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Leonid Yarmolnik, Gali Abaydulov, Yuriy Ashikhmin, Remigijus Bilinskas, Aleksandr Chutko, Valeriy Boltyshev, Evgeniy Gerchakov, Yuriy Tsurilo | Written by Aleksei German, Svetlana Karmalita | Directed by Aleksei German Cinema is often described as an experience; it can be emotionally draining and even an endurance. Hard to be a God (Trudno byt bogom) is one such film, […]

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15th Sep2015

‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Ben Platt, Skylar Astin, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Adam Devine, Katey Sagal, Ben Platt, Chrissie Fit, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Flula Borg, John Michael Higgins | Written by Kay Cannon | Directed by Elizabeth Banks When a film like Pitch Perfect delivers, and becomes […]

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14th Sep2015

‘Zardoz’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton, Sally Anne Newton, Niall Buggy, Bosco Hogan, Jessica Swift, Bairbre Dowling, Christopher Casson, Reginald Jarman | Written and Directed by John Boorman To many, Zardoz simply reminds them of Sean Connery in a red bikini but in truth the film is much more than that. With […]

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13th Sep2015

‘Sweet Trash / The Hang Up’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

SWEET TRASH (1970, Dir: John Haynes) “Some people are born to be Sweet Trash” Michael (Duncan McLeod, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls) is a down on his luck drunken longshoreman whose life takes a weird and potentially deadly twist when he clashes with Dan (William Connors in his only role), a loan shark with […]

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13th Sep2015

‘The Treatment’ Blu-ray Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Geert Van Rampelberg, Ina Geerts, Johan van Assche, Laura Verlinden, Dominique Van Malder, Roel Swanenberg, Kyan Steverlynck, Ingrid De Vos, Michael Vergauwen, Circé Lethem, Brit Van Hoof, Tibo Vandenborre, Stan Puynen, Roy Aernouts, Jan Hammenecker | Written by Carl Joos | Directed by Hans Herbots Detective Inspector Nick Cafmeyer (Geert Van Rampelberg) is an […]

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13th Sep2015

‘Army of Frankensteins’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jordan Farris, Christian Bellgardt, John Ferguson, Eric Gesecus, Rett Terrell, Burke McCrory, Raychelle McDonald, Lucas Ross, Thomas Cunningham, Shellie Sterling, Jami Harris, Donald Taylor, Laurie Cummings, Christopher Robinson, Gary Olinghouse | Written by Ryan Bellgardt, Josh McKamie, Andy Swanson | Directed by Ryan Bellgardt [EDITORS NOTE: With Army of Frankensteins finally out on DVD […]

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13th Sep2015

‘The Canal’ DVD Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, Hannah Hoekstra, Anthony Murphy, Kelly Byrne, Anneke Blok, Calum Heath, Conor Horgan, Carl Shaaban, Sinead Watters, Alicja Ayres, Paddy Curan | Written and Directed by Ivan Kavanagh The quiet brutality some people can suffer in everyday life is an aspect the horror genre doesn’t play up all too […]

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11th Sep2015

‘Containment’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Louise Brealey, Lee Ross, Sheila Reid, Andrew Leung, Hannah Chalmers, Pippa Nixon, Luke McGibney, William Postlethwaite, Christos Lawton, Gabriel Senior | Written by David Lemon | Directed by Neil McEnery-West When deadbeat dad and failing artist Mark (jeez, close to the bone much?) wakes up in his dingy London council flat late one morning, […]

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10th Sep2015

‘War Pigs’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Luke Goss, Mickey Rourke, Chuck Lidell, Noah Segan, Steven Luke, Ryan Kelley, Jake Stormoen, K.C. Clyde, Apostolos Gliarmis, Maclain Nelson | Written by Adam Emerson, Andrew Kightlinger, Steven Luke | Directed by Ryan Little Now this is one for the books, a direct to DVD “traditional” war film starring Dolph Lundgren and Luke […]

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09th Sep2015

‘The Forger’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: John Travolta, Abigail Spencer, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Ehle, Tye Sheridan, Anson Mount, Marcus Thomas, Travis Aaron Wade | Written by Richard D’Ovidio | Directed by Philip Martin The Forger is the latest star vehicle for John Travolta, a man whose career has had more ups and downs than a yoyo and – judging by […]

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09th Sep2015

‘Julia’ DVD Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy, Joel de la Fuente, Cary Woodworth, Darren Lipari, Ryan Cooper, Brad Koed, Sean Kleier, Bridget Megan Clark | Written and Directed by Matthew A. Brown   One of the key criticisms bandied about regarding horror movies in recent years has been the abundance of films which have […]

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05th Sep2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Scherzo Diabolico’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Francisco Barreiro, Daniela Soto Vell, Jorge Molina, Milena Pezzi, Vita Vargas, Evan Alducin, Pau Alva, Tito Guillén, Pablo Guisa Koestinger | Written and Directed by Adrián García Bogliano Scherzo Diabolico, when squinted at from afar, might resemble one of the Coen Brothers’ crime-driven dark comedies. The story – about a kidnapping gone right which goes terribly wrong only […]

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05th Sep2015

‘Infernal’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andy Ostroff, Heather Adair, Alyssa Koerner, Jose Rosete, Noelle Bruno, Elizabeth Stahl, John Zion | Written and Directed by Bryan Coyne God give me strength. Time for yet another “found-footage” movie, this time riffing on The Omen. Well at least that’s what the filmmakers say! Writen and directed by Bryan Coyne, Infernal tells the […]

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05th Sep2015

‘Sinister House’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Heather L. Tyler, Sadie Katz, Cheryl Sands, Lisamarie Costabile, Clint Jung, Julia Putnam, Jim Falkenstein, Madison Wenn | Written by Jim Towns, Scott Frazelle | Directed by Jim Towns After a couple of years in the wilderness, 2013 film House of Bad (the on screen title my review disc still carried) has been dusted off […]

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05th Sep2015

‘Invoked’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Patrick Murphy, Ciara Rose Burke, Lynn Larkin, Craig Grainger, Aaron Gibson, Christopher Daly | Written by Humberto Rosa, Aaron Gibson | Directed by Humberto Rosa, Thairon Mendes Five friends head out to a remote island off the coast of Ireland for a holiday. The old house they re staying in gives them the creeps, […]

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