17th Oct2019

’3 Lives’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Mhairi Calvey, Anatole Taubman, Victor Alfieri, Maja-Celiné Probst, Tyron Ricketts, Martin Kaps, Pete Riley, Dharmander Singh | Written by Wolf-Peter Arand | Directed by Juliane Block With the recent #MeToo movement it should have been expected that there would soon be several movies based on the topic. And in the horror genre ‘rape revenge’ […]

17th Oct2019

‘Glass Cabin’ Short Film Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Revell Carpenter, David Mar Stefansson | Written and Directed by Can Türedi Glass Cabin is a short film written and directed by Can Türedi, a Turkish filmmaker who began by making music videos and documentaries. Glass Cabin, a mere fifteen minute short-film, features just two characters and sticks to minimal locations, telling a short […]

16th Oct2019

‘The Irishman’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Anna Paquin, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Stephen Graham, Dascha Polanco, Jack Huston, Domenick Lombardozzi, Aleksa Palladino, Kathrine Narducci, Ray Romano, Sebastian Maniscalco | Written by Steven Zaillian | Directed by Martin Scorsese Scorsese takes a genre he owns, slows it down and asks us all […]

16th Oct2019

‘The Hummingbird Project’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jessie Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Johan Heldenbergh, Ayisha Issa, Mark Slacke, Sarah Goldberg, Frank Schorpion, Kwasi Songui, Conrad Pla, Julian Bailey, Jessica Greco | Written and Directed by Kim Nguyen Written and directed by Kim Nguyen (City of Shadows, Truffle), The Hummingbird Project, which stars Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland), Alexander Skarsgård (True […]

14th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ’1BR’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicole Brydon Bloom, Giles Matthey, Taylor Nichols, Alan Blumenfeld, Celeste Sully, Susan Davis, Clayton Hoff, Earnestine Phillips, Naomi Grossman | Written and Directed by David Marmor After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises […]

14th Oct2019

The Road to Reboot: ‘Mallrats’ Review

by Chris Cummings

With Jay & Silent Bob Reboot set to begin it’s nationwide US roadshow tour this week, we thought we’d go back in time a little and check out the View Askew universe once again and review some of our favourite Kevin Smith films… In this edition Chris reviews 1995′s Mallrats. After Clerks in 1994, Kevin […]

14th Oct2019

Pass Horror Notes: ‘The Curse of Lilith Ratchet’ Review

by Aaron Shakespeare

THE CURSE OF LILITH RATCHET Stars: KateLynn E. Newberry, Rob Jaeger, Roger Conners, Angela Cole, Brianna Burke, George Tutie, Crissy Kolarik, Layla Cushman, Lauren Paulis, D.J. Remark, Debbie Scaletta, Ann Shamess | Written and Directed by Eddie Lengyel Name: The Curse Of Lilith Ratchet (aka American Poltergeist: The Curse Of Lilith Ratchet) Age: 2019 Appearance: […]

11th Oct2019

The Road to Reboot: ‘Clerks’ Review

by Chris Cummings

With Jay & Silent Bob Reboot set to begin it’s nationwide US roadshow tour this week, we thought we’d go back in time a little and check out the View Askew universe once again and review some of our favourite Kevin Smith films… First up, Clerks. I’ve been a Kevin Smith fan since I first […]

11th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Artik’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chase Williamson, Lauren Ashley Carter, Jerry G. Angelo, Matt Mercer, Gavin White, David Robbins, William Ward, Kari White, Keefe Stone, Chris Tapia | Written and Directed by Tom Botchii The titular Artik (Jerry G. Angelo) is a comic book obsessed serial killer who spends his days sketching and his nights teaching his son Adam […]

10th Oct2019

‘Joker’ Review – Second Opinion

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Shea Whigham, Bill Camp, Marc Maron | Written by Todd Phillips, Scott Silver | Directed by Todd Phillips A reimagined and uncontrollable rebirth of the clown prince of Gotham that explodes into life through Joaquin Phoenix’s masterful performance…. Since the film’s standing ovation […]

10th Oct2019

‘Polyester’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson, Mary Garlington, Ken King | Written and Directed by John Waters After his prolific 1970s, enfant terrible John Waters directed only two films in the 1980s, at each end of the decade. They were also his two most mainstream and – relatively speaking – palatable works. One […]

10th Oct2019

‘Incredible Violence’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: M.J. Kehler, Stephen Oates, Michael Worthman, Kimberley Drake, Erin Mick, Meghan Hancock, Allison Moira Kelly, Patrick Foran | Written and Directed by G. Patrick Condon G. Patrick Condon’s feature-length debut Incredible Violence is also written by him, and it’s… well, it’s something. It’s a ferocious, weird and flat-out insane film with a somewhat meta concept […]

08th Oct2019

‘Devil’s Junction: Handy Dandy’s Revenge’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Bill Moseley, Bill Oberst Jr., Jake Red, Kyle Anderson, Cody Renee Cameron, Arthur Marroquin, KateLynn E. Newberry, Danni Spring, Victoria Esther Castillo, Jake LaMarca, Nick Pirrmann, Stanley Sarnowski, Mark Sikes | Written by J.S. Brinkley | Directed by Jeff Broadstreet Written by J.S. Brinkley, based on a story by Donald Borza II and directed […]

08th Oct2019

‘Family (2018)’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Kate McKinnon, Bryn Vale, Fabrizio Zacharee Guido, Allison Tolman, Brian Tyree Henry, Matt Walsh, Eric Edelstein, Peter Horton, Jessie Ennis, Karan Kendrick, Juan Gaspard | Written and Directed by Laura Steinel I was drawn to 2018′s Family initially by the lead-casting of Taylor Schilling, mainly because of how much I liked her throughout the seasons of […]

07th Oct2019

‘Ruin Me’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Marcienne Dwyer, Matt Dellapina, Eva Hamilton, John Odom, Chris Hill, Sam Ashdown, Cameron Gordon, Rocky Rector, Tom Harryman, Alex Galick | Written by Trysta A. Bissett, Preston DeFrancis | Directed by Preston DeFrancis It’s been over a twenty years since Scream reinvented the slasher genre, heralding a new age of post-modern, self-referential horror. In […]

07th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Dead Dicks’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Heston Horwin, Jillian Harris, Matt Keyes, Kristina Sandev | Written and Directed by Chris Bavota, Lee Paula Springer Genre cinema has often been used as an allegory for societal ills – Night of the Living Dead was an allegory for the inherent racism of the time; Deathdream was an allegory for the horrors of […]

07th Oct2019

‘Bliss’ Review – Second Opinion

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield, Jeremy Gardner, Graham Skipper, Chris McKenna, Rachel Avery, George Wendt, Abraham Benrubi, Mark Beltzman | Written and Directed by Joe Begos Directed and written by Joe Begos (Almost Human), Bliss follows an artist named Dezzy who is confronted by the biggest block in creativity she’s ever experiences, and […]

06th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Harpoon’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Munro Chambers, Christopher Gray, Emily Tyra | Written and Directed by Rob Grant When Richard’s girlfriend Sasha and best friend Jonah give him a spear gun for his birthday, he wants to try it out straight away. The three of them set out for a day trip on a boat, but suspicion and jealousy […]

05th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Every Time I Die’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Drew Fonteiro, Marc Menchaca, Melissa Macedo, Michelle Macedo, Tyler Dash White | Written by Gal Katzir, Robi Michael | Directed by Robi Michael The debut feature of co-writer/director Robi Michael takes an old formula – a hero who has amnesia and is trapped in a situation that’s spiralling out of control – and spins […]

05th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Tone-Deaf’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Patrick, Amanda Crew, Kim Delaney, Hayley Marie Norman, Johnny Pemberton, Nancy Linehan Charles, Ray Wise, AnnaLynne McCord | Written and Directed by Richard Bates Jr. The latest genre opus from Richard Bates Jr., whose previous work includes Excision, Trash Fire and Suburban Gothic, Tone-Deaf tells the story of Olive (Amanda Crew), a millennial […]

05th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Quiet Comes the Dawn’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexandra Drozdova, Alexander Molochnikov, Anna Slyu, Oksana Akinshina, Kuzma Kotrelev, Miroslav Pentsov, Anastasia Kuimova, Oleg Vasilkov, Valery Kukhareshin | Written by Evgeny Kolyadintsev | Directed by Pavel Sidorov Following the death of her brother under mysterious circumstances, and haunted by a series of disturbing dreams, a young woman is persuaded to take part in […]

04th Oct2019

‘Killer Sofa’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Jed Brophy, Sarah Munn, Stacey King, Harley Neville, Jim Baltaxe, Hamish Boyle, James Cain, James Dunlop, Sean Fleming, Michael Fowler, Grant Kereama, Adrienne Kohler, Angelica Thomas | Written and Directed by Bernardo Rao The horror genre has produced all sorts of killers. And I don’t mean the Freddy’s and Jason’s of this world. What […]

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