22nd Jun2018

‘For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween’ Review

by Philip Rogers

This documentary is by fans and for the fans, chronicling why John Carpenter’s classic has stood the test of time. Bringing together some of the brightest voices from independent horror we will explore what makes the film so special. From the music, the mask to Michael Myers, everyone has their own take on Halloween (1978), […]

22nd Jun2018

‘Jackals’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Stephen Dorff, Deborah Kara Unger, Jonathon Schaech, Nick Roux, Chelsea Ricketts | Written by Jared Rivet | Directed by Kevin Greutert n estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to free their teenage son from the brainwashing he’s undergone at the hands of a vicious cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround […]

21st Jun2018

EIFF 2018: ‘Searching’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Sara Sohn | Written by Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian | Directed by Aneesh Chaganty John Cho stars in this inventively told missing person mystery that plays out entirely on computer screens. The result is a gripping and surprisingly moving thriller that shines an uncomfortable light on […]

21st Jun2018

‘Smoke and Sacrifice’ Review (PC)

by Britt Roberts

Smoke and Sacrifice has a very intriguing premise that initially drew me in, the tale of a mother searching for her child is one that will strike a chord with many people. Whilst my journey started off with me fully invested in the narrative, after a couple of hours my will was bending, not because […]

21st Jun2018

‘Mayhem’ VOD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand, Caroline Chikezie, Kerry Fox, Dallas Roberts, Mark Frost, Claire Dellamar, André Eriksen, Nick Kent, Lucy Chappell, Bojan Peric, Annamaria Serda | Written by Matias Caruso | Directed by Joe Lynch The world of business is a cutthroat winner takes all monster that takes no prisoners. What you usually […]

21st Jun2018

‘The Hybrid’ DVD Review

by Guest

Stars: John Lynch, Craig Conway, Antonia Thomas, Jumayan Hunter, Morjana Alaoui, Beth Winslet | Written by Steve Clark, Josh Golga, Rob Green, Billy O’Brien, G.P. Taylor | Directed by Billy O’Brien Review by Andrew McArthur British horror is not particularly good at hitting the middle ground – it normally finds itself at either extreme end of […]

20th Jun2018

‘Die Zombiejager’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Martin Brisshäll, Nick Holmquist, Christian van Caine, Margareta Strand, Erich Silva, Aldo Cunei, Mads Koudal, Yohanna Idha, Jonas Lübeck, Helena Karlsson, Andreas Andersson, Maud Sjögren, Hyse Gashi | Written by Jonas Wolcher, Petter Hörberg | Directed by Jonas Wolcher When an epidemic outbreak occurs in Gothenburg, Sweden, the police are unable to control the […]

19th Jun2018

‘Incarnation’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Stojan Djordjevic, Daca Vidosavljevic, Sten Zendor | Written by Filip Kovacevic, Masa Senicic, Ivan Stancic | Directed by Filip Kovacevic Time travel is a harder thing to get right in movies, in fact you could probably count the number of truly successful movies on one hand, especially when it comes to “serious” genre cinema: […]

19th Jun2018

‘Hangman’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow, Joe Anderson, Sarah Shahi, Sloane Warren, Chelle Ramos, Steve Coulter, Michael Rose | Written by Michael Caissie, Charles Huttinger | Directed by Johnny Martin Decorated homicide detective Ray Archer (Al Pacino) partners with criminal profiler Will Ruiney (Karl Urban) to catch one of the city’s notoriously vicious serial […]

18th Jun2018

‘Hereditary’ Review #2

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Christy Summerhays, Morgan Lund, Mallory Bechtel, Jake Brown, Jarrod Phillips, Ann Dowd, Brock McKinney | Written and Directed by Ari Aster Some critics might turn their nose up at the idea that 30-year-old Ari Aster’s debut film should be mentioned in the same breath as the […]

15th Jun2018

‘Hereditary’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Christy Summerhays, Morgan Lund, Mallory Bechtel, Jake Brown, Jarrod Phillips, Ann Dowd, Brock McKinney | Written and Directed by Ari Aster Opening just one week ago in America (and creating a lot of buzz before this at its Sundance midnight showing), Hereditary has been talked about […]

15th Jun2018

‘The Sleeper’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brittany Belland, Tiffany Arnold, Riana Ballo, Jason Jay Crabtree, Jessica Cameron, John Bloom, Ali Ferda, Luke Frost, Paul Moon | Written and Directed by Justin Russell As a collector of VHS, The Sleeper was one of those films that has been on my radar for quite some time. The film was released in a […]

15th Jun2018

‘Ocean’s 8′ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Richard Armitage, James Corden | Written by Gary Ross, Olivia Milch | Directed by Gary Ross “Don’t do it for me. Don’t do it for you. Somewhere out there is an eight year old girl, lying in bed, dreaming […]

13th Jun2018

‘Moving Parts’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Kris Reilly, T.J. Storm, Harley Wallen, Calhoun Koenig, Kaiti Wallen, Dennis Marin, Brian Heintz, Jessika Johnson, Jennifer Jelsema, Michael Alexander | Written by Harley Wallen | Directed by Jerry Hayes, Harley Wallen Moving Parts is about two very different couples who are drawn into organized crime, but it is soon clear that everyone and […]

12th Jun2018

‘She Rises’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Michael Biehn, Angus Macfadyen, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Daisy McCrackin, Lorraine Ziff, Nick W. Nicholson, Larry Wade Carrell, Hallie Jordan | Written by Angus Macfadyen, Lony Ruhmann | Directed by Larry Wade Carrell Being a huge fan of the horror genre means that I have watched many strange movies. From a killer car tyre to a […]

12th Jun2018

‘Ninja III: The Domination’ Collector’s Edition Review (Scream Factory)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Sho Kosugi, Jordan Bennett, David Chung, Dale Ishimoto, James Hong | Written by James R. Silke | Directed by Sam Firstenberg After the body of a sexy bouffant-haired telephone maintenance engineer – who is also an aerobics instructor on the side – is possessed by the spirit of an evil ninja, she […]

12th Jun2018

‘The Jurassic Games’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ryan Merriman, Perrey Reeves, Adam Hampton, Robin Acker, Daniel Barton, Katie Burgess, Dylan Cox, Erika Daly, Sidney Flack, Gary Frazier, Cate Jones, Kyle Penington, Tiger Sheu | Written by Ryan Bellgardt, Galen Christy | Directed by Ryan Bellgardt The Hunger Games get jurassic in The Jurassic Games, a direct to DVD title that is […]

12th Jun2018

‘The Dam Busters: Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney, Patrick Barr, Ernest Clark, Derek Farr, Charles Carson, Stanley Van Beers, Colin Tapley, Raymond Huntley, Hugh Manning | Written by R.C. Sherriff | Directed by Michael Anderson Many of the classic World War 2 movies are based on real-life battles and events that led to the […]

11th Jun2018

‘Devil’s Gate’ Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Bridget Regan, Amanda Schull, Javier Botet, Shawn Ashmore | Written and Directed by Clay Staub A wife and child have gone missing in the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota. While all indicators point to husband Jackson Pritchard as the prime suspect, pushy outsider FBI agent Daria Francis instinctively feels something else […]

11th Jun2018

‘Sequence Break’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chase Williamson, Lyle Kanouse, Fabianne Therese, Audrey Wasilewski, Johnny Dinan | Written and Directed by Graham Skipper NOTE: With Sequence Break finally hitting DVD this week, here’s a reposting of our review of the film from its Fantasia screening last summer. Oz (Williamson) is an antisocial loner who only finds solace in his love […]

11th Jun2018

‘Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Junkichi Orimoto, Naoko Ôtani, Masato Aizawa, Gô Rijû | Written by Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader, Chieko Schrader | Directed by Paul Schrader Lucasfilm isn’t just about lightsabers, high fantasy and hunky archaeologists, you know. Occasionally it has produced films like this one: Paul Schrader’s truly original biopic about the Japanese author Yukio […]

07th Jun2018

‘Monochrome’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Jo Woodcock, James Cosmo, Cosmo Jarvis, Amy Ambrose, Suzy Bastone, Donna Berlin, Lee Boardman, Liz May Brice, Amelda Brown, Josephine Butler, Renée Castle, Darren Clarke, Richard Cordery | Written and Directed by Thomas Lawes Emma Rose (Jo Woodcock) has just had her life turned upside down when here boyfriend has been arrested for some sort […]

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