12th Mar2015

‘Clown’ DVD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare, Elizabeth Whitmere, Christian Distefano, Chuck Shamata, Matthew Stefiuk, Sarah Scheffer, Allen Altman | Written by Christopher D. Ford, Jon Watts | Directed by Jon Watts An Eli Roth produced horror film about a killer clown. As concepts go, Clown has itself a real doozy. When the clown he […]

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12th Mar2015

‘The Ninja Immovable Heart’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Rob Baard, Roger Neave, Danny Glover, John Balazs, Blaze Broadway, Cassandra Gava, Aliante Youngdino, Jacob Fyfe, Vivian Langham, Jennifer Rose, Christopher Bunworth, Melinda Di Natale | Written by Rob Baard | Directed by John Balazs, Rob Baard Ninja, Danny Glover and a man wearing a terrible spandex suit – it’s like the 1980s never […]

12th Mar2015

‘Hooked Up’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Jonah Ehrenreich, Júlia Molins, Stephen Ohl, Natascha Wiese | Written and Directed by Pablo Larcuen A dark, loud, found footage horror film set in a Barcelona apartment block at night. No, not that one – with not a fireman in sight, on a lads’ holiday following a bad breakup, two awful young Americans hook […]

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11th Mar2015

‘Wild Card’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik García-Lorido, Milo Ventimiglia, Stanley Tucci, Max Casella, Jason Alexander, Sofía Vergara, Anne Heche, Matthew Willig | Written by William Goldman | Directed by Simon West Nick Wild (Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a […]

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11th Mar2015

‘World War X: Vol. 1′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Written by Jerry Frissen | Art by Peter Snejbjerg | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 56pp Adesh Khan is an anthropologist working on the top secret Project IX, a project that aims to reconnect ancient stone blocks in a circle as they were 4 billion years ago. However, when someone else on the […]

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11th Mar2015

‘American Ghost Story’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

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 I never really understand the need to rename horror films once they have already been released under a different name, but I guess there are plenty of […]

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10th Mar2015

‘John Wick’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Adrianne Palicki, Omer Barnea, Toby Leonard Moore, Daniel Bernhardt, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick | Written by Derek Kolstad | Directed by Chad Stahelski Keanu Reeves has, in recent years, seemingly been making headway in to the action genre with films like 47 […]

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09th Mar2015

‘Horns’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Heather Graham, David Morse | Written by Keith Bunin (screenplay), Joe Hill (novel) | Directed by Alexandre Aja Based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill (that’s horror maestro Stephen King’s son), Horns is a spellbinding gothic fairy tale that tackles lost love and the pits of human […]

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09th Mar2015

Review Round-Up: ‘Contracted’ & ‘The Skeleton Twins’

by Phil Wheat

CONTRACTED Stars: Najarra Townsend, Charley Koontz, Matt Mercer, Alice Macdonald, Katie Stegeman, Caroline Williams | Written and Directed by Eric England Contracted, originally screened at Frightfest back in 2013, stars Najarra Townsend as Samantha, a young woman who contracts something nasty after being date-raped at a party. Over the course of a few short days, […]

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08th Mar2015

’71′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Anderson, Richard Dormer, Charlie Murphy, Valene Kane, Martin McCann, Sam Hazeldine, Killian Scott, David Wilmot, Barry Keoghan | Written by Gregory Burke | Directed by Yann Demange As a fan of history I always find myself interested in films like ’71 which look at the complicated issues […]

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08th Mar2015

Frightfest Glasgow 2015: ‘Clown’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare, Elizabeth Whitmere, Christian Distefano, Chuck Shamata, Matthew Stefiuk, Sarah Scheffer, Allen Altman | Written by Christopher D. Ford, Jon Watts | Directed by Jon Watts There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Clown, no doubt because purveyor of gore and grue, Eli Roth (Hostel), has his name attached […]

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08th Mar2015

‘Assassin’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Danny Dyer, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Anouska Mond, Deborah Moore, Robert Cavanah, Holly Weston, Paul Terry, Natalia Ryumina, Bruce Lawrence, Kris Sommerville | Written and Directed by J.K. Amalou What can we say about Danny Dyer? Well that you probably had a reaction to that name at least shows that he has an impact on […]

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05th Mar2015

‘The Voices’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Jacki Weaver, Anna Kendrick, Ella Smith, Paul Chahidi, Stanley Townsend, Adi Shankar, Sam Spruell, Valerie Koch, Paul Brightwell, Alessa Kordeck | Written by Michael R. Perry | Directed by Marjane Satrapi In the smallest of small towns, Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is the enthusiastic, socially awkward newbie in the packing division of a bathroom manufacture. Behind […]

05th Mar2015

Frightfest Glasgow 2015: ‘Wyrmwood’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Luke McKenzie, Yure Covich, Keith Agius, Catherine Terracini, Berynn Schwerdt, Meganne West, Cain Thompson, Beth Aubrey, Sheridan Harbridge, Damian Dyke, Keith Agius | Written by Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner | Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner A biblically-foretold falling star (the Wyrmwood of the title) leads to an zombie apocalypse […]

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03rd Mar2015

‘Playing It Cool’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Iaon Gruffudd, Anthony Mackie, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza, Patrick Warburton, Martin Starr, Luke Wilson, Matthew Morrison, Ashley Tisdale, Philip Baker Hall | Written by Chris Shafer, Paul Vicknair | Directed by Justin Reardon Imagine if love was easy, we’d have less rom-coms for a start. These comedies that look at […]

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02nd Mar2015

‘It Follows’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Linda Boston, Ruby Harris, Bailey Spry, Debbie Williams | Written and Directed by David Robert Mitchell Over the last few months we have been spoilt for choice when it comes to interesting indie genre fare. The Guest, Predestination, The Babadook and Coherence […]

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28th Feb2015

‘The Boy Next Door’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, Ian Nelson, John Corbett, Lexi Atkins, Hill Harper | Written by Barbara Curry | Directed by Rob Cohen If I tell you that The Boy Next Door has more in common with The Room and Troll 2 than the work of Alfred Hitchcock, would you consider that a good thing? Don’t bother answering […]

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26th Feb2015

Frightfest Glasgow 2015: ’88′ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Katherine Isabelle, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Ironside, Tim Doiron, Kyle Schmidt, Jesse McCartney, April Mullen | Written by Tim Doiron,April Mullen | Directed by April Mullen Gwen (Katharine Isabelle) is just having one of those days. The kind where not only did she just shoot a diner waitress in front of a bunch of cops, she’s also missing a finger […]

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26th Feb2015

‘Nightcrawler’ Blu-ray Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Michael Papajohn, Marco Rodríguez, James Huang, Kent Shocknek, Pat Harvey, Sharon Tay, Rick Garcia, Leah Fredkin, Jonny Coyne | Written and Directed by Dan Gilroy First time director Dan Gilroy has started strong with his debut film Nightcrawler.This sadistic character study is darkly twisted in the best ways. It is […]

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26th Feb2015

‘Voodoo Passion’ (1977) DVD Review (Ascot Elite)

by Mondo Squallido

aka Ru der blonden Göttin Stars: Ada Tauler, Nanda Van Bergen, Jack Taylor, Karine Gambier, Vítor Mendes, Ly Frey, Aida Gouveia | Written by Jess Franco, Erwin C. Dietrich | Directed by Jess Franco The film opens up on a sun kissed beach in Haiti. A group of locals are in the middle of a Voodoo ritual (pointed out […]

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25th Feb2015

‘Hot & Saucy Pizza Girls’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: John Holmes, Candida Royalle, Laurien Dominique, Christine De Shaffer, Desiree Cousteau, John Seeman | Directed by Bob Chinn We all love pizza right? Sometimes there’s nothing better than kicking back on a lazy weekend evening, sinking some beers and ordering from your nearest pizza joint. Sometimes the service can be quite lousy, but every […]

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25th Feb2015

‘Mother’s Day’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tiana Pierce, Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Frederick Coffin, Michael McCleery, Beatrice Pons, Robert Collins, Peter Fox, Marsella Davidson, Kevin Lowe | Written by Charles Kaufman, Warren Leight | Directed by Charles Kaufman When three young women take a trip into the country to get away from the hectic city life they find themselves taking […]

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