27th Sep2014

‘The Hypnotist’ DVD Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Tobias Zilliacus, Jonatan Bökman, Helena af Sandeberg, Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin, Oscar Pettersson, Anna Azcárate, Jan Waldekranz, Eva Melander | Written by Paolo Vacirca | Directed by Lasse Hallström Joona Linna (Tobias Zilliacus) is a Swedish CID officer investigating the murder of a gym teacher and his family. With no DNA or fingerprints, his only witness is the […]

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26th Sep2014

‘Motivational Growth’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Adrian DiGiovanni, Jeffrey Combs, Danielle Doetsch, Pete Giovagnoli, Ken Brown, Robert Kramer, Hannah Stevenson, Laura Carlson | Written and Directed by Don Thacker Ian Folivor , a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was […]

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26th Sep2014

‘The Tour’ Review (Short Film)

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jessica Cameron, Heather Dorff, Tom Gordon, Annette Rickard, Robert Rickard, Julia Spence, Kris Lindsay, Courtney Frazier | Written and Directed by Alex Mathieson, Damon Rickard Darkmoor Manor is England’s most haunted house, its doors closed to the public. It is now just part of a tour which helps attracts visitors to a struggling town. […]

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25th Sep2014

‘Tokarev’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Max Ryan, Michael McGrady, Peter Stormare, Danny Glover | Written by Jim Agnew, Sean Keller | Directed by Paco Cabezas It doesn’t bode well for a film when it counts Jim Agnew and Sean Keller as its writers. After all the duo were responsible for penning Giallo, the film that […]

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25th Sep2014

’300: Rise of an Empire’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Jack O’Connell | Written by Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad | Directed by Noam Murro I don’t want to spoil 300, but I think it’s fair to say it had a double-edged ending with the feeling being that there was still hope […]

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24th Sep2014

‘Mark of the Devil’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Udo Kier, Herbert Lom, Olivera Katrina, Reggie Nalder, Herbert Fux, Johannes Buzalski, Michael Maien, Gaby Fuchs, Ingeborg Schöner, Günter Clemens, Doris von Danwitz | Written by Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven | Directed by Michael Armstrong My first experience with Mark of the Devil was to receive a DVD review copy from America which included a barf bag, written on the […]

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23rd Sep2014

‘HK: Forbidden Superhero’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ryohei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Ken Yasuda, Shôta Chiyo, Shunsuke Daitô, Narushi Ikeda, Nana Katase, Tsuyoshi Muro, Shun Oguri, Yoshinori Okada, Jirô Satô, Takashi Tsukamoto | Written by Yûichi Fukuda, Shun Oguri | Directed by Yûichi Fukuda I love, nay ADORE, completely-bonkers Far East flicks be they live-action or animation – hell, some of the […]

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23rd Sep2014

‘Don’t Blink’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Mena Suvari, Brian Austin Green, Joanne Kelly, Robert Picardo, Fiona Gubelmann, Zack Ward, David de Lautour, Leif Gantvoort, Curtiss Frisle | Written and Directed by Travis Oates Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and […]

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22nd Sep2014

‘Night of the Comet’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Peter Fox, John Achorn, Michael Bowen, Devon Ericson, Lissa Layng | Written and Directed by Thom Eberhardt It’s no surprise really that the Eighties are so fondly remembered for horror and science fiction, that was the time that VHS was growing […]

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22nd Sep2014

‘I Really Hate My Job’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Shirley Henderson, Neve Campbell, Anna Maxwell Martin, Alexandra Maria Lara, Oana Pellea, Danny Huston | Written by Jennifer Higgie | Directed by Oliver Parker Jobs are strange things, we are often tied to them and if we are unlucky we hate them.  You have to be lucky to truly love what you do, but what do […]

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20th Sep2014

‘Werewolf Rising’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Melissa Carnell, Brian Berry, Matt Copko, Taylor Horneman, Danielle Lozeau, Irena Murphy, Bill Oberst Jr. | Written and Directed by BC Furtney There werewolf is one of the monsters that seems to be building in popularity right now, especially with Hemlock Grove and Teen Wolf gaining fans in the teen market.  In movies there are plenty of […]

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18th Sep2014

‘Graduation Day’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy, Michael Pataki, E.J. Peaker, Richard Balin, Carmen Argenziano, Beverly Dixon, Hal Bokar, Denise Cheshire, Bill Hufsey, Linnea Quigley, Vanna White | Written by Herb Freed, David Baughn, Anne Marisse | Directed by Herb Freed Laura, played very briefly by Ruth Ann Llorens (The Comeback Kid) is a […]

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17th Sep2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Sleeping Room’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Leila Mimmack, Joseph Beattie, David Sibley, Julie Graham, Chris Waller, Christopher Adamson, Lucy Clements, Billy Chainsaw, Mike Altmann | Written by John Shackleton, Alex Chandon, Ross Jameson | Directed by John Shackleton The feature-film directorial debut of John Shackleton, one of the producers at Movie Mogul, the company behind 2011′s fantastic Panic Button (which also […]

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17th Sep2014

‘Attack on Titan: Part 1′ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Attack on Titan is set in a world where giants known as Titans have almost brought humanity to extinction. Appearing out of nowhere they have one hunger and that is to consume people, apparently not through a need but for enjoyment. The last known human outpost is a country surrounded by huge walls created to […]

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17th Sep2014

‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Liam Neeson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley, Dan Stevens, Maurice Compte, Laura Birn, David Harbour, Kim Rosen, Adam David Thompson, Eric Nelsen, Razane Jammal, Sebastian Roché, Danielle Rose Russell | Written and Directed by Scott Frank Liam Neeson used to have a reputation for being a serious actor, starring in serious films. In recent years however, […]

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17th Sep2014

‘Brute Force’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Anita Colby, Sam Levene, Jeff Corey, John Hoyt | Written by Richard Brooks | Directed by Jules Dassin Prison movies are often dark and violent, not many want to show you that living behind bars is a fun choice to make. Brute […]

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16th Sep2014

‘Twins of Evil’ & ‘Countess Dracula’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Hammer have had something of a renaissance on Blu-ray recently, with StudioCanal releasing a number of classic titles in new hi-def editions. And now, released as part of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection, comes two of Hammer’s “sexier” films of the 70s: the infamous Twins of Evil, starring Playboy Playmates Mary and Madeleine Collinson; and […]

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16th Sep2014

Grimmfest 2014: ‘Devil’s Mile’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: David Hayter, Maria del Mar, Casey Hudecki, Amanda Joy Lim, Adrienne Kress, Frank Moore, Samantha Wan, Shara Kim, Craig Porritt | Written and Directed by Joseph O’Brien A gang of psychotic convicts take a dangerous and ill-advised detour after brutally kidnapping two young girls. As the captors speed away, events quickly turn out to […]

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16th Sep2014

‘The Two Faces of January’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Daisy Bevan, David Warshofsky, Yigit Özsener, Omiros Poulakis, James Sobol Kelly | Written and Directed by Hossein Amini There are certain styles of cinema that what a bygone age, classics that you’d not expect to be recreated because modern movie making has changed, whether that is a positive or […]

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15th Sep2014

‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi, Carter Logan | Written and Directed by Jim Jarmusch It’s fair to say that after Twilight many horror fans thought it was time to retire the vampire for a while. The fact is the point about the fanged ones is that […]

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15th Sep2014

‘Frank’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhall, Clara Azar, Francois Civil, Scoot McNairy  | Written by Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan | Directed by Lenny Abrahamson People over a certain age in the UK will always remember Frank Sidebottom, he was that right kind of odd to stick in your memory forever.  This is one reason that seeing […]

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14th Sep2014

‘Sabotage’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Joe Maganiello, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams, Harold Perrineau | Written by David Ayer, Skip Woods | Directed by David Ayer Arnold Schwarzenegger’s journey back to the big screen has been fraught with financial peril. While the Expendables films have done decent enough business, his other ventures since his return from government have proven to be fairly […]

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