18th Oct2014

Review Round-Up: The Pigman from Das Cabinet to The Void

by Phil Wheat

With so many films released on the run up to Halloween it’s been hard to keep up with reviews, so we’re going to play catch-up with another review round-up looking at some recent releases in brief. This time round we have reviews of Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari, Saints & Soldiers: The Void, The Island […]

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16th Oct2014

‘Girl in Gold Boots’ DVD Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jody Daniels, Leslie McRae, Tom Pace, Chris Howard | Written by Art Names, Leighton J. Peatman, John T. Wilson | Directed by Ted V. Mikels Pardon the blasphemy, but Jesus H. Christ, who the hell decided it would be a good idea to release Ted V. Mikels WORST film on DVD? The bigger question […]

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16th Oct2014

‘Caesar And Otto’s Deadly Xmas’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Dave Campfield, Paul Chomicki, Linnea Quigley, Deron Miller, Summer Ferguson | Written by Dave Campfield, Joe Randazzo | Directed by Dave Campfield It would be pointless – not to mention foolish – to judge Caesar And Otto’s Deadly Xmas by the same standards as other films. This is chiefly because if we did we’d have to face up […]

16th Oct2014

‘The Killjoy Collection’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Angel Vargas, Trent Haaga | Written by Carl Washington, Douglas Snauffer, Tammi Sutton, John Lechago | Directed by Craig Ross, Tammi Sutton, John Lechago In the late 90s/early 2000′s there was a distinct new trend in the horror genre: that of “urban horror”. A genre that brought urban black cinema, and all-black casts, together […]

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16th Oct2014

‘Rich Hill’ Review

by Dan Clark

Directed by: Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos Rich Hill  is a rich portrait of poverty stricken youth culture in rural America. Directors Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos never ask you to pity their subjects rather they are more content on making you aware of their existence. With unfettered access they are able to […]

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15th Oct2014

‘The Evil Within #1′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Written by Ian Edginton | Art by Alex Sanchez | Published by Titan Comics We start off with Dana and her friend driving to hand out missing person flyers when their car runs out of gas in the middle of nowhere. At night. In the rain. Yup, that’s where we’re going here… Anywho, she goes […]

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15th Oct2014

‘Moebius’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jae-hyeon Jo, Eun-woo Lee, Young-ju Seo | Written and Directed by Ki-duk Kim After watching Moebius I’ve taken a few days to write the review because I needed to consider just what I think about it.  If you take it at face value it is a South Korean film about sex, guilt and family that pushes […]

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14th Oct2014

‘The Wolves of Savin Hill’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: David Cooley, Brian Scannell, Kurt Fuller, Jack McGee, Michael Massee, Paul Carafotes, Tim De Zarn, Tonya Cornelisse, Megan Davis, Suzanne Willard, Jordan Van Vranken, Marco Verdier, Jason Oliver, Tiprin Mandalay, Nicole Haddad | Written and Directed by John Beaton Hill Childhood friends from the streets of Boston drift apart following a shocking discovery deep […]

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14th Oct2014

‘Unhinged’ DVD Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Laurel Munson, Janet Penner, Sara Ansley, Virginia Settle, John Morrison, Barbara Lusch, Bill Simmonds | Written by Don Gronquist, Reagan Ramsey | Directed by Don Gronquist There are horror movies that I would watch just because they were named on the Video Nasty list, this is because I’ve always had an interest in these […]

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13th Oct2014

‘Dementamania’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Kal Penn, Vincent Regan, Geoff Bell, John Thomson, Sam Robertson, Holly Weston, Richard Ashton, Rebecca Reaney, Matt Healy, James Oliver Wheatley, Richard Crehan, Anthony Cozens, Melissa Wells, Marc Parry, Rachel Rae | Written by Anis Shlewet | Directed by Kit Ryan Dementamania follows a well groomed and obsessive senior software analyst Edward Arkham (Sam […]

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13th Oct2014

‘Shivers’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele, Ronald Mlodzik, Barry Baldaro | Written and Directed by David Cronenberg When it comes to horror we all tend to have our favourite type, some will say Slashers while others may say they enjoy good old Hammer.  I grew up on Horror […]

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13th Oct2014

‘Blood Soaked’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Rachel Corona, Laina Grendle, Lauren Myers, Heather Wilder | Written and Directed by Peter Grendle I’m not sure where exactly to start when talking about Blood Soaked. I considered including a brief plot synopsis so that I could more freely associate with whatever other elements of the film I felt required more discussion. I thought about […]

12th Oct2014

‘The Incredible Melting Man’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Alex Rebar, Burr DeBenning, Myron Healey, Michael Alldredge, Ann Sweeny, Lisle Wilson, Rainbeaux Smith, Julie Drazen, Edwin Max, Dorothy Love, Jonathan Demme, Janus Blythe | Written and Directed by William Sachs If any movie deserved to be seen as one of the best worst movies of all time it would probably be The Incredible Melting […]

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12th Oct2014

‘Purely Physical / Cathouse Fever’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Purely Physical The first film on this Chris Warfield (Up Yours, Teenage Seductress) double feature is Purely Physical which follows the story of Kathy, played by Laura Lazare (Suzie Superstar, Love Letters). Kathy is studying journalism at college and applies for the job as a hotel receptionist so she can write about the human condition. […]

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11th Oct2014

‘Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley | Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth | Directed by Doug Liman Anybody who has played computer games (and who hasn’t?) knows how useful the restart option is, or the more annoying […]

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10th Oct2014

‘Cannibal Holocaust’ Blu-ray Review (Grindhouse Releasing)

by Chris Cummings

“I wonder who the real cannibals are…” There have been many releases of Cannibal Holocaust throughout the years, on various formats, but this release, from Grindhouse Releasing in the United States, is, from what I’ve seen, the best yet, and features 3 discs, here, I’ll be looking at what is on those discs, and reviewing […]

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10th Oct2014

‘Okora: The Prelude’ Review (Short Film)

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Anusha Prakash, Anthony Miles, Lexx James, Lyston Laurence, Dionne Alexandria, Lauren Scott Berry, Itoya Osagiede, Kaya cansfield, Laurie Brown | Directed by Lyston Laurence, Lexx James, Tracer Ital This short film is, as the title suggests, a prelude to a feature length serving to both give an idea of what it’s about and try […]

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09th Oct2014

‘Luna’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Ben Daniels, Dervla Kirwan, Stephanie Leonidas, Michael Maloney, Maurice Roëves, Katia Winter | Written and Directed by Dave McKean After losing their baby, Grant (Ben Daniels) and Christine (Dervla Kirwan) visit a old friend from art school and his wife in their isolated and idyllic seaside house. Over a long weekend, secrets are revealed […]

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08th Oct2014

‘Starred Up’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Gilly Gilchrist, Frederick Schmidt, Edna Caskey, Darren Hart, Raphael Sowole, Duncan Airlie James, Anthony Welsh, David Ajala, Jerome Bailey | Written by Jonathan Asser | Directed by David Mackenzie There are movies that make you think. There are movies that make you question. There are movies that engage […]

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08th Oct2014

‘Halloween Haunting’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Richard Tyson, Sherri Eakin, Jeremy Ivy, Jeremy Sande, Corlandos Scott, Kara Riann Brown, Armand J. Campbell Jr., Randy Hicks, Shannon Box, Mark Tunstall | Written and Directed by Terron Parsons Some DVD companies really do take the proverbial piss don’t they? Originally titled Hayride for it’s US release, then originally solicited on Amazon as […]

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08th Oct2014

‘The Spanish Chainsaw Massacre’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Hilario Blas, Pedro García Oliva, Óscar Gisbert, Miriam Larragay, Nereida López, Dani Mesado, Tam Sempere Miro, Ricardo Pastor, Manuel Rodriguez, José Luís Tolosa | Written and Directed by Manolito Motosierra Horror is a versatile genre, it can produce tales that are thought provoking and it can just throw gore at you and hope you […]

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08th Oct2014

‘Gone Girl’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, David Clennon, Lisa Banes, Missi Pyle, Emily Ratajkowski, Casey Wilson, Sela Ward | Written by Gillian Flynn | Directed by David Fincher When you control perception you control reality. You become a submerged rudder that secretly steers opinion to […]

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