01st Mar2016

‘The Culling’ – Closed Alpha Thoughts/Review

by Paul Metcalf

I may not be good at them, but I like survival games. I tend to spend some time on H1Z1 when I have the time, and find the Battle Royale (or as they call it now King of the Kills) the more fun side of the game. This is why I decided to try out […]

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29th Feb2016

‘The Survivalist’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Mia Goth, Martin McCann, Andrew Simpson, Olwen Fouere, Kieri Kennedy, Douglas Russell, Ryan McParland, Barry Ward, Hussina Raja, Michael Og Lane | Written and Directed by Stephen Fingleton In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist lives off the grid, and by his wits. When a starving […]

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28th Feb2016

‘Touched With Fire’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne, Bruce Altman, Alex Manette, Edward Gelbinovich, Daniel Gerroll, Patrick Byas, Genevieve Adams | Written and Directed by Paul Dalio In a world where having a mental disorder is treated as a hugely negative and stigmatized scenario, actor, writer, and director Paul Dalio hopes that his film, […]

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28th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Baskin’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu, Muharrem Bayrak, Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Fatih Dokgöz | Written by Ogulcan Eren Akay, Can Evrenol, Cem Ozuduru, Ercin Sadikoglu | Directed by Can Evrenol It’s safe to say there has been a considerable amount of hype surrounding Baskin within the horror community. From glowing reviews to – bizarrely – action figures […]

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28th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘The Other Side of the Door’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky, Suchitra Pillai, Jax Malcolm, Javier Botet, Logan Creran | Written by Johannes Roberts, Ernest Riera | Directed by Johannes Roberts Dammit Johannes Roberts, why did you have to disappoint so? I absolutely ADORE his 2010 film F (aka The Expelled) and – even though its a Noel […]

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27th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Martyrs’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble, Kate Burton, Caitlin Carmichael Caitlin Carmichael, Melissa Tracy, Romy Rosemont, Toby Huss, Elyse Cole, Ever Prishkulnik, Blake Robbins, Taylor John Smith, Lexi DiBenedetto, Ivar Brogger | Written by Mark L. Smith | Directed by Kevin and Michael Goetz To be fair, given the reputation Pascal Laugiers’ Martyrs has in the […]

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27th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘The Mind’s Eye’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos, Larry Fessenden, Noah Segan, Matt Mercer, Michael A. LoCicero, Jeremy Gardner, Patrick M. Walsh, Brian Morvant, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers | Written and Directed by Joe Begos Back in 2014 first-time director Joe Begos exploded on the horror scene with Almost Human, an alien abduction movie […]

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27th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Southbound’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Chad Villella, Hannah Marks, Fabianne Therese, Nathalie Love, Mather Zickel, David Yow, Tipper Newton | Written and Directed by Radio Silence, Roxanne Benajmin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath Southbound is yet another horror anthology from the people behind the V/H/S trilogy. However unlike that series of films, Southbound actually gets things right. Perfectly […]

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27th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘The Wave’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Fridtjov Såheim, Ane Dahl Torp, Thomas Bo Larsen, Fridtjov Såheim, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Arthur Berning, Edith Haagenrud-Sande, Lado Hadzic, Herman Bernhoft, Silje Breivik | Written by John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg | Directed by Roar Uthaug In recent years Norway has been cranking out some fantastic genre films – Troll Hunter, Dead Snow and […]

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27th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Pandemic’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Missi Pyle, Alfie Allen, Mekhi Phifer, Paul Guilfoyle, Danielle Rose Russell | Written by Dustin T. Benson | Directed by John Suits John Suits, director of 2014′s The Scribbler – a personal favourite – is back behind the camera for Pandemic, a first-person look at a zombie outbreak that takes the tropes […]

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26th Feb2016

‘Face of the Devil’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Vania Accinelli, Sergio Gjurinovic, Vanessa Saba, Alexa Centurion, Maria Fernanda Valera, Nicolás Galindo, Carla Arriola, Guillermo Castañeda, Javier Valdez, Ismael Contreras | Written by Vanessa Saba | Directed by Frank Perez-Garland In Face of the Devil, seven friends go on a remote jungle vacation where they are terrorized by a primeval spirit, but as […]

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26th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘The Hexecutioners’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Liv Collins, Sarah Power, Timothy Burd, Ari Millen, Barry Flatman, Walter Borden, Boyd Banks, Tony Burgess, Jason David Brown, Matt Griffin | Written by Tony Burgess | Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook It would seem, at least on paper, that the director of low-budget quasi-wrestling monster movie Monsters Brawl and the (literal) shit-monster movie […]

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26th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Anguish’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ryan Simpkins, Annika Marks, Karina Logue, | Written and Directed by Sonny Mallhi Sonny Mallhi is probably not a name on anyones horror radar, however Mallhi was the producer on films like The Strangers, House at the End of the Street and the fantastic 2014 Fightfest flick At the Devils Door (aka Home). With […]

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26th Feb2016

Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Mindless’ Review (Short)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicholas Vince, Kate Danbury, Eloise Daye, Fern Bostock | Written and Directed by Katie Bonham If there’s one thing that makes UK horror film festival Frightfest stand head and shoulders above others of its ilk, it’s the amount of attendees that have gone on to create their own horror movies – be they features […]

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25th Feb2016

‘Batman: Bad Blood’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Stars: Jason O’Mara, Yvonne Strahovski, Stuart Allan, Sean Maher, Morena Baccarin, Steve Blum, Gaius Charles, John DiMaggio, Robin Atkin Downes, James Garrett, Ernie Hudson, Christine Lakin, Vanessa Marshall | Written by J.M. DeMatteis | Directed by Jay Oliva PLOT: After Batman goes missing, Dick Grayson takes up his mantle as He and Damian Wayne have […]

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24th Feb2016

‘Sleeping with Other People’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jordan Carlos, Margarita Levieva, Charles Cain, Adam Brody, Michael Cyril Creighton, Billy Eichner, Jason Mantzoukas, Margaret Odette, Amanda Peet, Victoria Frings, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne | Written and Directed by Leslye Headland When it comes to romantic comedies these days you tend to either get the big Hollywood films with […]

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24th Feb2016

‘A Haunting in Cawdor’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Cary Elwes, Shelby Young, Michael Welch, Alexandria DeBerry, Scott T. Whitesell, Nancy Lynette Parker, Lauren Rys Martin, Patrick Floch, Jordan Burgess | Written and Directed by Phil Wurtzel In this tense tale of psychological terror, Vivian Miller (Shelby Young) is a young twenty something who’s serving out her jail sentence at a work release […]

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22nd Feb2016

‘The Witch’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson, Bathsheba Garnett, Sarah Stephens, Julian Richings, Wahab Chaudhry | Written and Directed by Robert Eggers “Dost thou remember that I love thee?” The Witch is a searing emotional calamity of a film. Its scope is at once frighteningly vast and achingly intimate, its themes of societal […]

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21st Feb2016

‘Frankenstein’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Xavier Samuel, Danny Huston, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd, Maya Erskine, Mckenna Grace, Carol Anne Watts, James Lew, John Lacy | Written and Directed by Bernard Rose [NOTE: With the film due for a UK release this week, here’s a reposting of my review of Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein from last summer’s London Frightfest] Helmed by […]

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21st Feb2016

‘The Last Witch Hunter’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Rena Owen, Julie Engelbrecht, Michael Caine, Joseph Gilgun, Isaach De Bankolé, Michael Halsey, Sloane Coombs | Written by Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama | Directed by Breck Eisner It would seem, given the critical reaction to this film, that the general consensus is that outside the […]

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21st Feb2016

‘Crimson Peak’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver | Written and Directed by Guillermo del Toro For any horror fan, having a film described as “A Gothic ghost story directed by Guillermo del Toro” will sell it to them in an instant. While some may be disappointed when they discover this is […]

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21st Feb2016

‘The Forest’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt, Yasuo Tobishima, Noriko Sakura, Yûho Yamashita, Lidija Antonic | Written by Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell, Ben Ketai | Directed by Jason Zada After her sister is reported missing, Sara (Natalie Dormer), journeys from her home in the US to Japan in search of her […]

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