13th Mar2016

VOD Vault #1 – You Are Not Alone / The Pack

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the first in a new weekly feature here on Nerdly, VOD Vault – where we’ll be casting our eye over a wealth of direct to market releases that are available on video on demand/streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, iTunes etc.; furthering our remit to champion those little-seen and under-publicised movies that […]

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13th Mar2016

‘Extraction’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz, Gina Carano, D.B. Sweeney, Joshua Mikel, Steve Coulter, Dan Bilzerian, Heather Johansen, Roman Mitichyan, Christopher Rob Bowen, Rob Steinberg, Lydia Hull, Tyler Jon Olson | Written by Max Adams, Umair Aleem | Directed by Steven C. Miller I have a love/hate relationship with Bruce Willis these days. On the one […]

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09th Mar2016

‘OMG… We’re in a Horror Movie!!!’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Ajala Bandele, Jenny Curtis, Liz Fenning, Chris Hampton, Nils Jansson, Greg Loebell, Shanna Malcolm, Brendan McGowan, Chynna Skye, Sharon Mae Wang, Brittany Anne Woodford Brittany Anne Woodford | Written and Directed by Ajala Bandele Six friends having a weekly board game night are interrupted by a booming movie trailer voice from the sky. Inexplicably, […]

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09th Mar2016

‘Alienated’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: George Katt, Jen Burry, Taylor Negron | Written and Directed by Brian Ackley Reality check: Alienated isn’t a science fiction film. I know, I know, it’s got “alien” in the title, and yes, there are UFOs involved in the story. However, Alienated is as much a sci-fi film as two pieces of bread with […]

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06th Mar2016

Mondo Squallido – Ep.73: The New York Ripper

by Mondo Squallido

A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city. Yes, in this episode of Mondo Squallido I take a look at Lucio Fulci’s notorious giallo The New York Ripper – a film so subversive that […]

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05th Mar2016

‘Luther the Geek’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Carlton Williams, Tom Brittingham, Karen Maurise, Edward Terry, Joan Roth, Stacy Haiduk, Thomas Mils, Jerry Clarke | Written and Directed by Carlton J. Albright “A movie with a fowl bite!” When Luther (Carlton Williams, in his only role) was a young boy, he witnessed a group of rowdy locals egging on the local Geek (Tom Brittingham, also in his […]

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05th Mar2016

‘Deadly Famous’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Daniel O’Meara, Tiffany Adams, Juliette Beavan, Talulah Brown, Joelle Georgeff, Stephanie Girard, Ella Herman, Ria Huang, Stephanie Jones, Talita Maia, Brett R. Miller, Jackie Moore, Eric Roberts | Written by Eric Troop | Directed by Jim Lane, Eric Troop Hiding under a mask of collected sanity, Alan is an aging actor with a serious […]

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05th Mar2016

‘Too Naughty To Say No’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

“Nasty Enough To Say Yes!” Betty (Angel, For Your Thighs Only) is your typical innocent Catholic schoolgirl. One day after studying her bible under the supervision of Sister Rose (Lisa De Leeuw, Pink Champagne) with her party loving friend Catherine (Ginger Lynne, Lust in the Fast Lane), she doses off (religion does that to you.) […]

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04th Mar2016

‘The Hallow’ VOD Review

by Guest

Stars: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Gary Lydon, Stuart Graham, Conor Craig Stephens, Joss Wyre, Sean Tyrell, James Meryk, Billie Traynor, Alan Archbold, Luc Walsh, Gerard Flatherty, Padraig Mac Cathmhaoil, Seamus Mac Cathmhaoil | Written by Corin Hardy, Felipe Marino | Directed by Corin Hardy NOTE: With the digital HD release of The Hallow […]

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03rd Mar2016

‘The Unfolding’ VOD Review (Frightfest Presents)

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Lachlan Nieboer, Robert Daws, Nick Julian, Kitty McGeever, Lisa Kerr | Written and Directed by Eugene McGing It is 2016 and a fearful world seems to be on the brink of a nuclear catastrophe. A researcher in psychical events and his girlfriend travel to deepest Dartmoor to investigate a centuries-old building. What they unlock and […]

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03rd Mar2016

‘Audition’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura, Renji Ishibashi, Miyuki Matsuda, Toshie Negishi, Ren Ôsugi, Shigeru Saiki, Ken Mitsuishi, Yuriko Hiro’oka | Written by Daisuke Tengan | Directed by Takashi Miike Takashi Miike’s Audition will always be a special movie to me, because it sparked off my obsession with Takashi Miike. It also put […]

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03rd Mar2016

‘Hail, Caesar!’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Scarlett Johansson, Heather Goldenhersh, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Frances McDormand, Christopher Lambert, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio | Written and Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen In case you didn’t know, the Coens are pretty crazy about the movies. Having come close to making a film in every genre, […]

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02nd Mar2016

’2 Guns: Zero Tolerance’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dustin Nguyen, Scott Adkins, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Gary Daniels, Prinya Intachai, Kane Kosugi, Ammy Chanicha, Steven Clarke, Natalie Lorence, Yuhkoh Matsuguchi, Damian Mavis, Charlie Ruedpokanon, Ron Smoorenburg | Written and Directed by Wych Kaosayananda Ahhhh, movie marketing – that most venerable of fib-tellers… 2 Guns: Zero Tolerance is the latest movie from writer/director Wych Kaosayananda, […]

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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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