03rd Jan2015

‘Dark House’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Luke Kleintank, Tobin Bell, Alex McKenna, Anthony Rey Perez, Zack Ward, Lacey Anzelc, Ethan S. Smith, Lesley-Anne Down, Charles Agron, Daniel Ross Owens, Max Gail, Patricia Belcher | Written by Victor Salva, Charles Agron | Directed by Victor Salva As a fan of the Jeepers Creepers movies I’m always interested in what Victor Salva will come […]

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03rd Jan2015

‘The Prince’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Jason Patric, Jessica Lowndes, Gia Mantegna, Jung Ji-Hoon, 50 Cent, Don Harvey, Jesse Pruett, Adriana ‘Didi’ Costine, Bonnie Somerville, Tim Fields, Johnathon Schaech, Andrea Burns | Written by Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore | Directed by Brian A. Miller A mechanic’s daughter goes missing in New Orleans. As he searches for […]

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02nd Jan2015

‘The Guest’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Ethan Embry, Joel David Moore, Candice Patton, Lance Reddick, Brendan Meyer, Jesse Luken | Written by Simon Barrett | Directed by Adam Wingard You’re Next was my favourite films of last year, so I was very excited to see director Adam Wingard’s latest, The Guest. We’re introduced to the Petersons, a […]

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01st Jan2015

‘Deliver Us From Evil’ DVD Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Eric Bana, Joel McHale, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Sean Harris, Mike Houston, Lulu Wilson | Written by Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman | Directed by Scott Derrickson Sometimes it can be easy to dismiss a horror film simply based on the premise. By now we have seen nearly every type or person […]

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30th Dec2014

‘Left Behind’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Cassi Thomson, Chad Michael Murray, Lea Thompson, Jordin Sparks, Nicky Whelan, Quinton Aaron, Martin Klebba, William Ragsdale, Georgina Rawlings, Stephanie Honoré | Written by Paul LaLonde, John Patus | Directed by Vic Armstrong I read the synopsis of Left Behind aloud to a friend and at more or less the same moment we […]

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30th Dec2014

‘Ragnarok: The Viking Apocalypse’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Sofia Helin, Pal Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjorn Sundquist, Maria Annette Tanderø Berglyd, Julian Podolski, Jens Hultén, Terje Strømdahl | Written by John Kåre Raake | Directed by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose When archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen finds the true meaning of the secret runes found in a discovered Oseberg Viking ship modern and ancient […]

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29th Dec2014

‘The Interview’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Diana Bang, Timothy Simons, Reese Alexander | Written by Dan Sterling | Directed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen The Interview will be the answer to questions in pub quizzes for years to come. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s second directorial feature is headline news all over […]

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25th Dec2014

‘Haunting of Crestview High’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cameron Deane Stewart, Judd Nelson, Ben Browder, Amanda Alch, Marc Donato, Augie Duke, Roger Edwards, Ali Faulkner, Jeffrey Schmidt | Written by Matthew Spradlin, Barry Wernick | Directed by Matthew Spradlin Originally conceived some eight years ago by Matthew Spradlin, Bad Kids Go To Hell (the movie’s original title) originally debuted as a four […]

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24th Dec2014

‘Vengeance Road’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nick Principe, Robin Sydney, Todd Farmer, Trent Haaga, Malice McMunn, John Fallon, Philip Salick, Laban Pheidias, Joshua Lou Friedman | Written by John Fallon | Directed by Ravi Dhar John Falcon is a mountain of a man, hardened by years in the dusty Californian desert. Discovered shot and left for dead in a home […]

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24th Dec2014

‘Grave Halloween’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kaitlyn Leeb, Cassi Thomson, Graham Wardle, Dejan Loyola, Jeffrey Ballard, Hiro Kanagawa, Jesse Wheeler, Tom Stevens, Kevan Ohtsji, Hyuma Frankowski | Written by Ryan W. Smith, Sheldon Wilson | Directed by Steven R. Monroe Apparently (at least according to the blurb on the front cover) based on a true story, Grave Halloween is the […]

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24th Dec2014

‘Desecrated’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Haylie Duff, Wilmer Calderon, Michael Ironside, Paul James, Gib Gerard, Gonzalo Menendez, Heather Sossaman, Adam Daniels | Written by Cecil Chambers | Directed by Rob Garcia After finding his family murdered by vagrant squatters, an ex-military operative and survivalist is hired by the man who bought his land to watch over the acreage and […]

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22nd Dec2014

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Don Lake, Patricia French, Kathleen Turner, Tembi Locke, Paul Blackthorne | Written by Sean Anders, Mike Cerrone, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, John Morris, Bennett Yellin | Directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly The comedy landscape may have monumentally shifted in the time […]

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21st Dec2014

‘The Haunting of Black Wood’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Katherine Waterston, Scott Eastwood, Sara Paxton, Shaun Sipos, Christopher Denham, Jesse Perez, Leigh Lezark, Vic Finalborgo | Written by Shawn Christensen, Jason Dolan | Directed by Jack Heller Three strangers find themselves lost in a strange forest. Stuck together in the same cabin with supplies and heat scarce, they try to figure a way out of their […]

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20th Dec2014

‘An American Terror’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jennifer Wilde, Graham Emmons, Kathryn Gould, Joe Abplanalp, Troy Alan, Michael Haskins, Taylor Hulett, Louise Macdonald, Patrick Sheridan | Written and Directed by Haylar Garcia A group of friends, bullied and tormented at high school on a daily basis, form a plan to get back at the people who have made their life a […]

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19th Dec2014

‘Sick: Survive the Night’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Debbie Rochon, Christina Aceto, Richard Roy Sutton, Jennifer Polansky, Robert Nolan, Sandra DaCosta, Devin Upham, Ry Barrett, Neil Green | Written by Ryan M. Andrews, Chris Cull | Directed by Ryan M.Andrews Dr. Leigh Rozetta is a young, maverick scientist, who’s been living in a secret underground Government facility since the outbreak began two […]

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15th Dec2014

‘Lets Be Cops’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero | Written by Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas | Directed by Luke Greenfield There are few things as quietly distressing and disappointing to the film fan as seeing people you like and admire feature in movies that are total […]

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14th Dec2014

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Blu-ray 3D Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd, Jaime King, Juno Temple | Written by Frank Miller | Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller It was an invite to review a Blu-ray like any other, or […]

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13th Dec2014

“Nekromantik’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Some films are created to convey a message.  They aren’t made to be loved, and may not actually be that good but they still get a cult following because of what they represent to the audience they are aimed at.  Nekromantik is a film that has a certain infamy about it, especially in the United […]

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12th Dec2014

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

by Paul Metcalf

There is something instantly recognisable about Noir, and its style is so easy to love.  Whether it’s the femme fatale or the seemingly innocent man with the dark past, or the detective seeking out the truth in the face of the puzzle yet to be solved, a story awaits that will inevitably be told in […]

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11th Dec2014

MonsterFest 2014: ‘Pernicious’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ciara Hanna, Emily O’Brien, Jackie Moore, Russell Geoffrey Banks, Byron Gibson, Jared Cohn, Wallop Terathong, Sara Malakul Lane, Irada Hoyos | Written by James Cullen Bressack, Taryn Hillin | Directed by James Cullen Bressack Pernicious (adjective), definition: causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie. deadly; fatal: a pernicious […]

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11th Dec2014

‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

2014 has been a good year for fans of psychotronic cinema, especially when it comes to documentaries. We have had Jake West’s Video Nasties: Draconian Days, his follow up to Video Nasties: Moral Panic Censorship & Videotape, Andrew Leavould’s Search for Weng Weng, Wiktor Ericsson’s The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies and my personal […]

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11th Dec2014

‘Tropic of Desire / Fantasy World’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Tropic of Desire It’s approaching the end of World War 2. Georgina Spelvin (The Devil in Miss Jones) plays as Frances, a madam of a small tropical island whore house. She caters for the constant stream of American sailors. One day Rita, one of her girls played by Kitty Shane (Vista Valley PTA) finds out […]

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