16th Feb2016

‘The Scopia Effect’ DVD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Joanna Ignaczewska, Louis Labovitch, Akira Koieyama, Genevieve Sibayan, Jessica Jay, Haruka Abe, Morgan Ackermann, Bookie Anifowose | Written and Directed by Christopher Butler   When watching a low-budget genre movie it’s always a little disheartening to discover that the film’s execution doesn’t quite live up to its ambitions. Sadly, such was the case with […]

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15th Feb2016

‘Triple 9′ Review

by Joe Cronin

Stars: Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Teresa Palmer, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Clifton Collins Jr. | Written by Matt Cook | Directed by John Hillcoat You can’t fault the line-up that Australian director, John Hillcoat has pulled together for Triple 9. In what appears to be a Breaking […]

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15th Feb2016

‘Assassination’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Johnny Messner, Vinnie Jones, Estella Warren, James Remar, Michael Paré, Richard Burgi, Matt Cinquanta, Rachel Laurenne, Ardeshir Radpour, Michael J Long, Paulina Vallin | Written by Sean Ryan | Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. Assassination, aka Decommissioned sees CIA agent John Niles (Messner) set up to be the patsy in the assassination of the […]

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12th Feb2016

‘Deadpool’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Ed Skrein, Stefan Kapicic, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand | Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick | Directed by Tim Miller Deadpool slices and dices it ways into theaters this Friday, February 12 with more crass, gore, violence and cussing than any comic book film that has preceded it.  Deadpool may not be for everyone, especially those […]

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08th Feb2016

‘The Condemned 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Randy Orton, Eric Roberts, Wes Studi, Steven Michael Quezada, Bill Stinchcomb, Alex Knight, Dylan Kenin, Michael Sheets, Morse Bicknell, Mark Sivertsen | Written by Alan B. McElroy | Directed by Roel Reiné Like The Marine franchise, which featured a new WWE superstar in the lead role in each consecutive film, The Condemned 2 sees […]

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08th Feb2016

‘Five Dolls for an August Moon’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When we think about Italian horror one of the master,s and arguably the best, would be Mario Bava. Even his lesser films have a certain style that make them still enticing to the viewer, and Five Dolls for an August Moon is a good example of that. Just how does this oddity fair with Arrow […]

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07th Feb2016

‘Eddie the Eagle’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Tim McInnerny, Rune Temte, Edvin Endre, Jo Hartley, Daniel Westwood, Tony Paul West, Ania Sowinski, Daniel Ings, Anastasia Harrold | Written by Sean Macaulay, Simon Kelton | Directed by Dexter Fletcher A comedy-drama based on the true story of the plucky underdog defying expectations at the 1988 Winter Olympics under […]

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07th Feb2016

‘Pray For Death’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Shô Kosugi, James Booth, Donna Kei Benz, Norman Burton, Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosugi, Matthew Faison, Parley Baer, Robert Ito, Michael Constantine, Alan Amiel, Woody Watson | Written by James Booth | Directed by Gordon Hessler Pray For Death was the second film – outside of the Ninja Trilogy – to feature Sho Kosugi in […]

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07th Feb2016

‘Alienate’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Blake Webb, Tatum Langton, Jaclyn Hales, Nathan Day, Keith Hottinger, Marlys Miller-Fladeland, Cuyle Carvin, Richard Sharrah, Jack Diamond, Sue Rowe, Tye Nelson, Brandyn Cross, Caitlin E.J. Meyer, Kenneth Applegate, Courtnea Hyland | Written by Rick Hansberry, Lex Hogan | Directed by Michael Shumway Obviously inspired by the likes of Gareth Edwards’ Monsters – only with […]

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05th Feb2016

‘Avon Triple Feature’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Savage Sadists “A young innocent learns the ropes!” A pair of armed thugs (David Christopher & Dan Stevens) are on the hunt for a pornographer (Martin Patton, The Story of Prunella) who owes their boss some money. They pay his wife (Nicole Bernard, Corruption) a visit and at gun point, have some fun because who […]

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04th Feb2016

‘Miss Hokusai’ Review

by Mark Allen

Cast: Anne Watanabe, Michitaka Tsutsui, Yutaka Matsushige, Kumiko Asô, Shion Shimizu, Gaku Hamada, Kengo Kôra | Written by Miho Maruo | Based on the manga by Hinako Sugiura | Directed by Keiichi Hara Choosing to depict an artist’s life in a form close to their own can be a tightrope walk. Miss Hokusai dares to examine the work and lives of two Japanese artists in the form of anime, but this […]

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04th Feb2016

Head to Head Review: ‘The Green Inferno’ – Pro vs. Con

by Phil Wheat

With Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno finally hitting UK cinemas next week (on limited release) we thought we’d present our review a little differently, with not one but TWO reviews of the cannibalistic horror film from two horror loving guest reviewers… Check out both reviews below; and if The Green Inferno isn’t showing near you […]

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02nd Feb2016

‘Dirty Grandpa’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Mantzoukas, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Hough, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Brandon Mychal Smith, Adam Pally | Written by John Phillips | Directed by Dan Mazer Sacha Baron Cohen cohort Dan Mazer – who produced Cohen’s movies Bruno, Borat and The Dictator – follows up his feature debut, […]

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02nd Feb2016

Mondo Squallido – Ep.72: Hell of the Living Dead

by Mondo Squallido

An accident at a chemical plant unleashes a horrific virus, and an elite SWAT team is sent to New Guinea to investigate. But when they arrive on the hellish island, they discover a plague of flesh-eating zombies as well as a beautiful female reporter who practices nude anthropology. Can the commandos survive this cannibal rampage, […]

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01st Feb2016

‘Pretty Peaches’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Blair Harris, Desiree Cousteau, Joey Silvera, John Leslie, Ken Scudder, Sharon Kane | Directed by Alex de Renzy Hugh (John Leslie, Dracula Sucks) is about to marry Lily (Flower, Sheila’s Payoff) and he wants his bubbly daughter Peaches (Desireé Cousteau, Hot Rackets) from his first marriage, to be a part of the festivities. Thankfully […]

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31st Jan2016

‘Goosebumps’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Jack Black, Ryan Lee, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Halston Sage, Steven Krueger, Keith Arthur Bolden, Amanda Lund, Timothy Simons, Ken Marino | Written by Darren Lemke | Directed by Rob Letterman As a kid growing up I was a huge horror fan, I loved reading scary novels – mainly ones I really shouldn’t have […]

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31st Jan2016

‘The Ninja Trilogy’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Enter the Ninja The film that heralded the start of the ninja craze in the West, Enter the Ninja was one of many martial arts action films made by the uber-prolific producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus after they purchased Cannon Films in the late 70s. Directed by Golan, Enter the Ninja tells the story of […]

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29th Jan2016

‘Nikkatsu Diamond Guys: Volume 1′ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to a name for a collection of movies, you have to admit that Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Volume 1 sounds pretty cool. Featuring three films with three iconic action film actors this is a release that just oozes style… The connection between the three movies is not surprisingly the gangster lifestyle. The first […]

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28th Jan2016

‘Nina Forever’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Abigail Hardingham, Cian Barry, David Troughton, Elizabeth Elvin, Bill Holland, Lee Nicholas Harris, Sean Verey, Phelim Kelly, Richard Sandling, Javan Hirst | Written and Directed by Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine They say true love lasts forever, but what about when the person you love is dead..?After Rob’s (Cian Barry) girlfriend Nina (Fiona […]

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28th Jan2016

‘Backtrack’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy, Bruce Spence, Jenni Baird, Anna Lise Phillips, Chloe Bayliss, Olga Miller, Michael Whalley, Malcolm Kennard, Matthew Sunderland, Suzie Steen | Written and Directed by Michael Petroni Don’t look now, but a man begins to experience strange visions following the death of his child. After realising that the majority of his patients […]

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28th Jan2016

‘Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Shannon Tweed, Bill Maher, Adrienne Barbeau, Karen M. Waldron | Written and Directed by J.F. Lawton The men want their avocados; the evil feminist cannibal piranha women have control of the avocado jungle, what will we do? That’s right; send Shannon Tweed in to save the day. If you think that’s corny then you […]

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26th Jan2016

‘Bone Tomahawk’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Matthew Fox, Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Evan Jonigkeit, Fred Melamed, Sid Haig, Maestro Harrell, James Tolkan, Kathryn Morris | Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler Shot in just 21 days Bone Tomahawk is a slow burning western/horror hybrid. It stars Lost’s Matthew Fox, Hateful Eight’s man of the […]

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