06th Apr2020

‘Hi-8: Horror Independent Eight’ DVD Review

by Nicky Johnson

Directed by Tim Ritter, Brad Sykes, Marcus Koch, Ron Bonk, Donald Farmer, Todd Sheets, Chris Seaver, Tony Masiello This is a tough review to do for two reasons. The first is that it’s not one film, but eight. The second is that I am so far out of the target audience I would simple never […]

06th Apr2020

‘Knives and Skin’ Blu-ray Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Marika Engelhardt, Tim Hopper, Kate Arrington, Audrey Francis, Tony Fitzpatrick, James Vincent Meredith, Ty Olwin, Robert T. Cunningham, Alex Moss, Raven Whitley, Genevieve Venjohnson | Written and Directed by Jennifer Reeder The disappearance of a female teenager in a small rural town in America starts an almost domino effect of problems for the people […]

03rd Apr2020

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Jonathan Tucker, Nat Faxon, Chris Pang, Luis Gerardo Méndez | Written and Directed by Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks writes and directs this second big screen reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise, following the McG-directed version in 2000 and […]

03rd Apr2020

‘Burning Dog’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Greg Grunberg, Salvator Xuereb, Adrienne Wilkinson, Matt Bushell, Eddie Jemison, Adam Bartley, Chris Butler, Andrew Gilbert, Chris Todd, Johnny Dowers, Gary Patent, Hugo Armstrong | Written and Directed by Trey Batchelor For years video games have clamoured to make the gaming experience more cinematic. Which is now the reason we have games like Heavy […]

03rd Apr2020

‘Alien Outbreak’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katherine Drake, Ritchie Crane, Philip Alexander Baker, Michael Terry, Ian Rowe, Chris Barnicoat, Peggy Salmon, Tom Menary, Jason Collins, Aaron Deakins, Gemma Wilks | Written and Directed by Neil Rowe What better time to watch a film about people being quarantined that during a worldwide lockdown? Probably bad timing or poor taste but here […]

03rd Apr2020

‘Agent Jade Black’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katie Burgess, Connie Franklin, Sidney Flack, Luke Wyckoff, Caleb Fellenstein, Rane Thomason, Taylor Reich, Tom Allen, Greg Williams, Brett Bower, Lee Patterson, John C. Bailey, Tyler Malinauskas, Michela Creel | Written and Directed by Terry Spears Well well well… High Octane Pictures, most known for releasing horror, thriller and sci-fi films of varying budgets […]

02nd Apr2020

‘The Erl King’ Short Film Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Lewis Hyman, Louise Elliker, Simon Victor | Written by Marison Suarez | Directed by Callum Windsor Written by Marison Suarez and directed by Callum Windsor, this just-under-13-minute short film falls into the horror category and follows a boy named Alfie who, along with his father, was in an auto-accident. We see Alfie (Lewis Hyman) […]

01st Apr2020

‘Rootwood’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Tyler Gallant, Elissa Dowling, Sarah French, Felissa Rose, Tiffani Fest, Brandon Rhea, Kwame Head | Written by Mario von Czapiewski | Directed by Marcel Walz Written by Mario von Czapiewski and with Marcel Walz (who remade Blood Feast back in 2016) as director, Rootwood is a horror flick about a couple of student podcasters named […]

01st Apr2020

‘Same Boat’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Chris Roberti, Tony Glanz, David Bly, Julia Schonberg, Tonta Glanz | Written by Josh Itzkowitz, Mark Leidner, Chris Roberti | Directed by Chris Roberti With writers Josh Itzkowitz and Mark Leidner as well as Chris Roberti who also directs, Same Boat is a low-low-low-budget sci-fi flick with splashes of comedy that tells the tale […]

01st Apr2020

Rewind: ‘Hellboy 2: The Golden Army’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander, James Dodd, Seth MacFarlane, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt | Written and Directed by Guillermo del Toro In ten years time everyone is going to be saying “The Marvel films were actually quite rubbish, for the most part, weren’t they?”. This is because, […]

31st Mar2020

‘Lady and the Tramp’ Review (Disney+)

by Chris Cummings

Features the voices of: Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Sam Elliott, Ashley Jensen, Janelle Monáe, Benedict Wong, Clancy Brown, Nate ‘Rocket’ Wonder, Roman GianArthur Irvin, James Bentley, Jentel Hawkins | Written by Andrew Bujalski | Directed by Charlie Bean Disney are well known, in recent years especially, for their live-action (and I use that term loosely) […]

30th Mar2020

‘The Whalebone Box’ VOD Review (MUBI Exclusive)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Andrew Kotting, Eden Kotting, MacGillivray, Iain Sinclair | Directed by Andrew Kotting Andrew Kotting (By Our Selves, Lek And The Dogs) directs this curious experimental film with Anonymous Bosch (Edith Walks) working the cinematography. A reunion, too, between Iain Sinclair and Kotting, who have previously collaborated on the acclaimed Swandown, By Our Selves and […]

30th Mar2020

‘Covenant’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Nick Smyth, Peter Valdron, Margaryta Soldatova, Dylan Lloyd, Paige Falardeau, Anna Carr, Kameryn Carr, Thia Sterling, Simon De Cicco, Vikki Lenola | Written by Ken Cardwell, Jeff Carr | Directed by Manuel H. Da Silva Covenant is one of the least intriguing and exciting titles a horror movie-maker could decide to call his film. […]

27th Mar2020

’21 Bridges’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Alexander Siddig, Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons, Louis Cancelmi, Victoria Cartagena | Written by Adam Mervis, Matthew Michael Carnahan | Directed by Brian Kirk Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman stars in this New York-set thriller produced by the Russo Brothers. Fast-paced and impressively acted, it’s a pleasingly old-fashioned […]

27th Mar2020

‘System Crasher’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister, Melanie Straub, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Maryam Zaree, Tedros Teclebrhan, Matthias Brenner, Louis von Klipstein, Barbara Philipp, Amelle Schwerk | Written and Directed by Nora Fingscheidt Written and directed by German filmmaker, writer and documentary maker Nora Fingscheidt, System Crasher is an intense and brutally honest and […]

26th Mar2020

‘Vivarium’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Danielle Ryan, Molly McCann, Jonathan Aris | Written by Lorcan Finnegan, Garret Shanley | Directed by Lorcan Finnegan Vivarium is a sci-fi horror film from director Lorcan Finnegan, who also wrote alongside Garret Shanley, who also penned the screenplay. We follow a young couple who are looking for a house, […]

25th Mar2020

‘Trick’ VOD Review

by Dom Hastings

Stars: Thom Niemann, Omar Epps, Ellen Adair, Jamie Kennedy, Tom Atkins, Vanessa Aspillaga, Alex Breaux, Kristina Reyes, Todd Farmer, Sasha Diamond, Hilary Greer, Gary J. Tunnicliffe | Written by Todd Farmer, Patrick Lussier | Directed by Patrick Lussier “How is he still alive?” Benton, NY. October 31st 2015. Spin the bottle? No, spin the knife. High school students […]

25th Mar2020

‘Tales from Six Feet Under’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Nicholas Michael Jacobs, Alexis Beacher, Gianna Jacobs, Brian Jacobs | Written and Direected by Nicholas Michael Jacobs Directed and written by Nicholas Michael Jacobs, who made Urban Fears, a horror flick I reviewed previously here on Nerdly, Tales from Six Feet Under is a black-and-white shot, 45 minute long anthology horror film with three […]

24th Mar2020

‘Joker Clown’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Peter Cosgrove, Sarah T. Cohen, Mark Sears, Yvonne Wan, Jon-Scott Clark, Tommy Vilés, Cassandra French, Hattie Willow, Kate Milner Evans, Mike Kelson, Kate Lush, Kelly Juvilee, Carmina Cordelia, Hannah Rogers | Written and Directed by Scott Jeffrey For every Child’s Play or Annabelle Comes Home it’s expected that a few low budget alternatives (or […]

23rd Mar2020

‘Humanpersons’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Luis Fernandez, Roberto Birindelli, María Cecilia Sanchez, Mimi Lazo, Ramiro Meneses, Henry Twohy, Alex O´Dogherty | Written by Pedro García Ríos, Frank Spano | Directed by Frank Spano At first there seems to be a whole lot going on in Humanpersons but when put in simpler terms it is about a blackmailed guy having […]

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20th Mar2020

‘Cubicle’ Short Film Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Charlotte Hamblin, Robert Nairne | Written by Stefan Kaday | Directed by Chloe Wicks Written by Stefan Kaday and directed by Chloe Wicks, Cubicle is an under-four-minute long short horror film, much shorter than many of the short films I’m used to, yet it manages to be incredibly effective and wonderfully stylish in that […]

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19th Mar2020

‘Tooth Fairy’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Claire-Maria Fox, Claudine-Helene Aumord, Manny Jai Montana, Clayton Frake, Elena Thomas, Mike Kelson, Suzy O’Sullivan, Lucia Edwards, Shawn C. Phillips, Nicola Lean, Will Dodd | Written by Tom Critch, Shannon Holiday | Directed by Louisa Warren Now, listen… I’m very forgiving when it comes to horror as a genre of film. I’m open-minded, especially […]

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