25th Nov2015

‘Clinger’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Vincent Martella, Jennifer Laporte, Julia Aks, Shonna Major, Alicia Monet Caldwell, Taylor Clift, Leah Henley, Paulie Deo Jr., Rebecca Gail, Jeffrey Bean, Debbie Rochon, Lisa Wilcox, Sewell Whitney, Victoria Villarreal | Written by Michael Steves, Bubba Fish, Gabi Chennisi | Directed by Michael Steves Horror film come bizarre love story, Clinger follows high schooler […]

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24th Nov2015

‘Blood Rage’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Marianne Kanter, Julie Gordon, Jayne Bentzen, James Farrell, Ed French, William Fuller, Gerry Lou, Chad Montgomery, Ted Raimi, Lisa Randall | Written by Bruce Rubin | Directed by John Grissmer Twins Todd and Terry appear at first to be just two sweet boys, until one day one of them decides […]

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23rd Nov2015

‘Ted 2: Extended Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton, Michael Dorn, Bill Smitrovich, John Slattery, Liam Neeson, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Stewart | Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild | Directed by Seth MacFarlane When it comes to a Seth MacFarlane film, the easiest way […]

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23rd Nov2015

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Extended Edition’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Manu Bennett | Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro | Directed […]

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21st Nov2015

‘She Killed in Ecstasy’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Severin Films make their return to the UK home video market with the Blu-ray release of two Jess Franco films in their library, She Killed in Ecstasy and Vampyros Lesbos – erotically charged Euro-horrors starring Franco fave Soledad Miranda which mark the pinnacle of Franco’s career. The former, a revenge thriller, is considered the best […]

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21st Nov2015

‘Pay the Ghost’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jack Fulton, Lyriq Bent, Lauren Beatty, Stephen McHattie, Veronica Ferres | Written by Dan Kay | Directed by Uli Edel You can’t say Nicolas Cage rests on his laurels. After previously going all religious with Left Behind, the rapture-based movie from last year, he heads to the dark side of […]

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21st Nov2015

‘Fury: The Tales of Ronan Pierce’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael McCarthy, Jordan Elizabeth, Kane Hodder, R.A. Mihailoff, Harry Aspinwall, Brad Potts, Wade Gallagher, Rick Montgomery Jr., Joel D. Wynkoop, Circus-Szalewski, Robert Crayton, David Astone, Tovah Duffaut | Written by Kevin A. McCarthy, Michael McCarthy | Directed by Kevin A. McCarthy, Edward Payson You know, I can get behind bad films; I can get […]

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21st Nov2015

‘Hollywood Banker’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Hollywood Banker, directed by Frans Afman’s daughter Rozemyn, charts the bankers early days working with producer Dino De Laurentiis through to his fall out with Credit Lyonnais Nederland over the company’s financing of MGM to Giancarlo Parretti, which would result in both the bank and the studio’s bankruptcy. It’s hard to believe that, before Afman, […]

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20th Nov2015

‘The Honeymoon Killers’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts, Kip McArdle, Marilyn Chris, Dortha Duckworth, Barbara Cason, Ann Harris, Mary Breen | Written and Directed by Leonard Kastle Based on the notorious “Lonely Hearts” killers Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) and Raymond Fernandez (Tony Lo Bionco) it tells the tale of two lovers who […]

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18th Nov2015

‘The Executioner Part II’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Christopher Mitchum, Aldo Ray, Antoine John Mottet, Renee Harmon, Dan Bradley, Jim Dratfield, Sandra Sterling | Written by Renee Harmon | Directed by James Bryan For years I, and many others, believed that James Bryan’s The Executioner Part II was one of those “hilarious” movies – like Leonard Part 6 and Surf II – […]

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17th Nov2015

‘Requiescant’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lou Castel, Mark Damon, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Barbara Frey, Rossana Martini, Mirella Maravidi, Franco Citti, Luisa Baratto, Ninetto Davoli, Nino Musco, Carlo Palmucci, Vittorio Duse | Written by Lucio Battistrada, Andrew Baxter | Directed by Carlo Lizzani Lou Castel takes the lead role in Requiescant, a young man raised to be a pacifist by […]

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16th Nov2015

‘Blastfighter’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentina Forte, George Eastman, Stefano Mingardo, Ottaviano Dell’Acqua, Massimo Vanni, Elizabeth Forbes, Carl Savage, Michele Soavi, George Williams | Written by Luca De Rita, Massimo De Rita, Morando Morandini Jr., Dardano Sacchetti | Directed by Lamberto Bava Number four in 88 Films Italian Collection, Blastfighter is one of those movies that, at […]

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14th Nov2015

‘Zombi Holocaust’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan, Peter O’Neal, Donald O’Brien, Dakar, Walter Patriarca, Roberto Resta | Written by Fabrizio De Angelis, Romano Scandariato | Directed by Marino Girolami (aka Frank Martin) One of the bizarrest horror films to come out of Italy in the early 80s, Zombi Holocaust is – as the title […]

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14th Nov2015

‘Murderous Intent / Fright House’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Phil Wheat

One of the perks of backing Vinegar Syndrome’s move into video on demand (the now-launched Exploitation.TV) was a double bill limited edition DVD of Len Anthony’s Murderous Intent and Fright House, offered only to those who, like me, backed the Indiegogo campaign. Now I’d never heard of either movie. But given the fact that – […]

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13th Nov2015

‘The Goonies: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

There are few movies that tap into what it is to be a child, but The Goonies captures it perfectly. It may be adventurous and far-fetched, but that is the adventures we had when we were young. The Goonies: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition blu-ray celebrates the undying love that people have for the movie that […]

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12th Nov2015

‘Maneater’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: James Remar, Sherilyn Fenn, Ron Carlson, Graham Greene, Gregory Cruz, Ray Wise, Q’orianka Kilcher, Allegra Carpenter, Ivana Korab, Stephanie Hodes | Written by Arch Stanton | Directed by Hank Braxton A photographer and his group set out in the dead of winter for the Alaskan wilderness to take advantage of the limited, but beautiful […]

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11th Nov2015

‘The Messenger’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Robert Sheehan, Joely Richardson, Tamzin Merchant, David O’Hara, Lily Cole, Deirdre O’Kane, Andrew Tiernan, Alex Wyndham, Jack Fox, Brian Woodward | Written by Andrew Kirk | Directed by David Blair The Messenger is the story of Jack’s last melt down: a story of frustration and guilt, love and betrayal, family and blame. When he becomes […]

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10th Nov2015

‘The Stranger’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Nicolás Durán, Cristobal Tapia Montt, Ariel Levy, Luis Ginecco, Lorenza Izzo, Alessandra Guerzoni | Written and Directed by Guillermo Amoedo “Blood will tear us apart.” Eli Roth means many things to many people. Some see him as one of the saviours of modern horror. Some see him as a detriment to the genre. For me personally, I think […]

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08th Nov2015

‘Bound to Vengeance’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Richard Tyson, Tina Ivlev, Kristoffer Kjornes, Bianca Malinowski, Dustin Quick, Stephanie Charles, Nihan Gur, Vivan Dugré, Ric Sarabia | Written by Rock Shaink Jr., Keith Kjornes | Directed by José Manuel Cravioto If you read any of my reviews from this years London FrightFest you’ll know that there was a distinct trend of strong […]

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08th Nov2015

‘Blood Punch’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland, Adelaide Kane, Cohen Holloway, Fleur Saville, Mike Ginn, Amanda Reed | Written by Eddie Guzelian | Directed by Madellaine Paxson No doubt released in time to cash in on the hype surrounding actor Milo Cawthorne’s  other recent horror flick, Deathgasm, Blood Punch is a Groundhog Day style horror […]

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08th Nov2015

‘Survivors’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Joanne Gale, David Anderson, Adrian Annis, Simon Burbage, Ali Currey, David Anthony Green, Alan Harman, Rich Keeble | Written by Adam Spinks, Laurence Timms | Directed by Adam Spinks 

“Infection Is Coming…”

 Here in the UK, when it comes to zombie and infection films, we are mostly treated to comedic entries such as Shaun […]

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07th Nov2015

‘The Package’ Review (Short Film)

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Dan Palmer, Tom Gordon | Written and Directed by Damon Rickard To put it simply, The Package is a short film, written and directed by Damon Rickard, about how far a man is prepared to go to get something back that was stolen from him… One of the great things about short films is […]

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