24th Feb2015

Frightfest Glasgow 2015: ‘REC 4: Apocalypse’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo, Héctor Colomé, Ismael Fritschi, Críspulo Cabezas, Mariano Venancio, María Alfonsa Rosso | Written by Jaume Balagueró, Manu Diez | Directed by Jaume Balagueró When an established film series decides to shed its formula and try something wildly different in its structure – if not exactly its content – I can’t help but feel both relieved and […]

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24th Feb2015

‘Don’t Go In the Woods’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jack McClelland, Mary Gail Artz, James P. Hayden, Angie Brown, Ken Carter, David Barth, Larry Roupe, Amy Martell, Tom Drury, Laura Trefts, Alma Ramos, Carolyn Braza, Frank Millen, McCormick Dalten, McCormick Dalten, Cecilia Fannon | Written by Garth Eliassen | Directed by James Bryan Sometimes horror films rely one one thing…and that is gore, […]

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23rd Feb2015

Frightfest Glasgow 2015: ‘The Atticus Institute’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: William Mapother, Rya Kihlstedt, John Rubinstein, Sharon Maughan, Julian Acosta, Anne Betancourt, Jake Carpenter, Brian Chenoweth, Bill J. Stevens | Written and Directed by Chris Sparling For over 40 years now, tales of demonic possession have been a faithful staple of horror movies. At least one major release each year dealing with a character – usually a […]

22nd Feb2015

‘Are You Here’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, Jay Gates, Jason Davis, Melissa Rauch, Melanie Ratcliff, Naomi Lavette, Lauren Lapkus, Alana De La Garza, Greg Cromer, Paul Schulze, Matt Cornwell, Bridget Gethins | Written and Directed by Matthew Weiner Ben is likes to spend his days on a couch with his childish best friend Steve smoking […]

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21st Feb2015

‘Slaughterhouse’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Joe B. Barton, Don Barrett, Sherry Leigh, Bill Brinsfield, Jason Collier, Dave Fogel, Jeff Grossi, Hank Gum, Linda Harris, Jane Higginson, Joel Hoffman, William Houck, Courtney Lercara, Tom Normand, Lee Robinson | Written and Directed by Rick Roessler When it comes to the Eighties we tend to have rose-tinted glasses when it comes to […]

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21st Feb2015

‘The Ribald Tales of Canterbury / Tasty’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

THE RIBALD TALES OF CANTERBURY (dir: Bud Lee, 1985) We’ve all been there at some point. A long journey with nothing to do. All of a sudden, someone comes up with the idea of sharing stories and laughs to help pass the time. Yeah, maybe not everyone has been there, but I had to set […]

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21st Feb2015

Review Round-Up: ‘Throwback’ & Summer of Blood’

by Phil Wheat

THROWBACK Stars: Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin, Vernon Wells, Warren Clements, Andy Bramble | Written and Directed by Travis Bain There’s seems to be a renaissance in Ozploitation for the bigfoot movie (more commonly known as the Yowie down under), a genre which had, until very recently, died a slow an painful death, becoming […]

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20th Feb2015

‘Date and Switch’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Nicholas Braun, Hunter Cope, Dakota Johnson, Quinn Lord, Nick Offerman, Gary Cole, Megan Mullally, Darien Provost, Dustin Ybarra, Sarah Hyland, Larry Wilmore | Written by Alan Yang | Directed by Chris Nelson When best friends Michael and Matty make a pact to lose their virginity before prom, a spanner is thrown in the works […]

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18th Feb2015

‘Jack Strong’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Maja Ostaszewska, Patrick Wilson, Dimitri Bilov, Dagmara Dominczyk, Oleg Maslennikov | Written and Directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski The IMDb synopsis for Jack Strong describes the film as a “gripping spy thriller” that “tells the true story of a man who dares to challenge the Soviet empire.” While it’s true that the story involves spies, soviets and men, […]

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18th Feb2015

‘Maps to the Stars’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Evan Bird, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon, Kiara Glasco, Dawn Greenhalgh, Jonathan Watton, Jennifer Gibson, Gord Rand, Justin Kelly, Niamh Wilson, Clara Pasieka | Written by Bruce Wagner | Directed by David Cronenberg Maps to the Stars is a film which explores the effect of our celebrity-obsessed […]

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17th Feb2015

‘Comedy of Terrors’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone | Directed by Jacques Tourneur If you are anything like me and were told that the cast of a film was Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone you’d be handing over your money to see it without question.  Add to this cast a director […]

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16th Feb2015

‘Rabid’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman, Roger Periard, Lynne Deragon, Terry Schonblum, Victor Désy, Julie Anna, Gary McKeehan | Written and Directed by David Cronenberg Rabid has always been one of my favourite David Cronenberg movies, there is just something about the strange little film that makes it […]

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16th Feb2015

‘Scar Tissue’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charity Wakefield, Danny Horn, Kenneth Colley, Daniel Fraser, Helen George, Mark Cameron, Imogen Bain, Shaun Dingwall | Written and Directed by Scott Michell Detective Sam Cross (Wakefield) never got the chance for revenge. Twenty years ago, her sister became the last victim of serial child killer Edward Jansen, moments before he was shot dead by a […]

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15th Feb2015

‘The Babadook’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinny, Benjamin Winspear | Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent The Babadook is a fairy-tale, you could almost start explaining it with “once upon a time”…the story revolves around the relationship between Amelia (Essie Davis) a single mother and her son Samuel (Noah Wiseman).  Still mourning the […]

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15th Feb2015

‘Sirius’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Narrated by Thomas Jane | Featuring: Dr Steven Greer, Jack Auman, Dr Jan Bravo, Professor Robert Jacobs | Directed by Amardeep Kaleka Sirius is a feature length documentary that follows Dr. Steven Greer – an emergency room doctor turned UFO researcher – as he struggles to disclose top secret information about classified energy & propulsion […]

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14th Feb2015

‘Auteur’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Tom Sizemore, B.J. Hendricks, Ian Hutton, Madeline Merritt, Eli Jane, Matt Mercer, Ace Marrero, Hannah Dawson, Lucy Dawson, Elina Loukas, Val Mulligan, L. Stephen Phelan | Written by James Cullen Bressack, JD Fairman, Michael Sean Gomez | Directed by Cameron Romero Filmmaker baggage doesn’t come much heavier than having a world famous dad in […]

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14th Feb2015

‘The Burning Dead’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Danny Trejo, Thomas Downey, Moniqua Plante, Nicole Cummins, Kevin Norman, Robert F. Lyons, Kyle T. Heffner, Julia Lehman, Tom Nagel, Jenny Lin, Adam Gregor, Robert Amstler, Matthew W. Tate, Morgan Lester, Jailene Arias | Written by Jason Ancona, Jeff Miller | Directed by Rene Perez Say, you know what would have made the Tommy […]

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14th Feb2015

‘Blackhat’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Leehom Wang, Wei Tang, Viola Davis, Holt McCallany | Written by Morgan Davis Foehl | Directed by Michael Mann About an hour into my viewing of Blackhat I was struggling to remain conscious from boredom. About an hour later I was glued to my seat, my eyes and ears on full alert for whatever the film was going to throw […]

14th Feb2015

‘Sexual Heights / Undulations’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

SEXUAL HEIGHTS (dir: Carlos Tobalina, 1981) “Unparallelled peaks of passion…” Got a little fact for you all before we start. Did you know that there are more divorced men living in San Fransisco than anywhere else in the world? No? Well neither did I until watching this film. A few minutes in and we’re learning […]

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13th Feb2015

‘The Judge’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Grace Zabriskie, Denis O’Hare, Sarah Lancaster, Lonnie Farmer | Written by Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque | Directed by David Dobkin Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is a big city lawyer, […]

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13th Feb2015

‘Dead Still’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Ben Browder, Ray Wise, Gavin Casalegno, Steffie Grote, Elle LaMont, Han Soto, Carrie Lazar, Lawrence Turner, Aspen Steib, Luke J. Watson, Corey Mendell Parker, Toby Nichols, Evelyn Boyle | Written by Philip Adrian Booth | Directed by The Booth Brothers Upon the death of his great grandfather, Brandon Davis (Ben Browder), a wedding photographer inherits an […]

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12th Feb2015

‘The Killing’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Ted de Corsia, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook Jr., Joe Sawyer, Timothy Carey, Kola Kwariani, Dorothy Adams | Written and Directed by Stanley Kubrick It goes without saying that film fans know that Stanley Kubrick was a master of his art.  All masters though have a […]

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