22nd Sep2021

‘The ParaPod Movie’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Ian Boldsworth, Barry Dodds, Carol Fieldhouse, Chris French | Directed by Ian Boldsworth Starting as a comedy podcast about ghosts, mysteries and conspiracies in 2015, ParaPod has now become a movie. The first podcast to make that transfer to full feature film. I though had never listened to the podcast and knew very little […]

22nd Sep2021

‘The Haunting of Hythe House’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Luke Stevenson, Michelle Archer, J. Taviner, Silas Welsh, Nicholas Taviner, Louisa Warren, Taylor Rae Papworth | Written and Directed by Steven M. Smith Judging by his latest film, The Haunting of Hythe House, writer/director/producer Steven M. Smith (I Am Hooligan, Scare Attraction) is a little upset that his films haven’t been getting good reviews. […]

22nd Sep2021

‘The Reckoning’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Joe Anderson, Charlotte Kirk, Sean Pertwee, Steven Waddington | Written by Edward Evers-Swindell, Charlotte Kirk, Neil Marshall | Directed by Neil Marshall England. 1665. The great plague has caused a frenzy of fear, distrust and death. Desperate and terrified, the population turns to superstition, the Catholic Church taking cruel advantage of the grim witch-hunting […]

21st Sep2021

‘Dune’ Review (2021)

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Stellen Skarsgaard, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Timothee Chalamet, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Josh Brolin, David Dastmalchian, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling | Written by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth | Directed by Denis Villeneuve As a preteen, Dune was probably the novel that meant more to me. It was my […]

21st Sep2021

‘Dune World’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Samantha Coolidge, Ryan Dalton, Drew Patrick, Houston Baker, A.T. Tomas, Jeff Kirkendall, Cassandra Hayes | Written by John Oak Dalton | Directed by Mark Polonia With Denis Villeneuve’s Dune getting its first festival showings, Mark Polonia, (Virus Shark, Shark Encounters of the Third Kind) is here to cash in with Dune World. And not […]

21st Sep2021

‘The Ballad of Billy McCrae’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Ian Virgo, Sianad Gregory, David Hayman, Ross O’Hennessy, Sophie Carmen-Jones, Gerald Tyler, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Carli De’La Hughes, Tim Duthrane | Written by Philip Palmer | Directed by Chris Crow British gangster or small-town British revenge-style movies are a dime a dozen. There’s so many of them around, I assume because they are cheap […]

21st Sep2021

Video Review: ‘Kate’ – Ass-Kicking Assassin… Assassinated?!

by Kevin Haldon

Here’s Kev with a video review of action thiller Kate, which is in available to watch on Netflix now. A female assassin has 24 hours to get vengeance on her murderer before she dies. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Kate stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Woody Harrelson, Miku Patricia Martineau, Tadanobu Asano, Jun Kunimura and Michiel Huisman.

20th Sep2021

‘The War Below’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Sam Hazeldine, Tom Goodman-Hill, Kris Hitchen, Elliot James Langridge, Sam Clemmett | Written by J.P. Watts, Thomas Woods | Directed by J.P. Watts I find it somewhat incredible that after all these years we are still finding new and exciting stories to tell about the First and Second World War. There seemingly is no […]

20th Sep2021

‘Jack Wyatt and the Gun from Hell’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Drew Hirschboeck, Jeffrey T. Smith, Miranda Byers, Lyle DeRose, Tim Atnip, Rodrigo Tactaquin, David Iannotti | Written and Directed by Clay DuMaw Imagine possessing unlimited power in the form of a pistol that never misses. When Jack Wyatt (Drew Hirschboeck), a gold miner, discovers a cursed weapon – the titular Gun From Hell – […]

17th Sep2021

‘Hall’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Carolina Bartczak, Julian Richings, Vlasta Vrana, Mark Gibson, Bailey Thain, Kathleen Fee | Written by Derrick Adams, Francesco Giannini, Adam Kolodny | Directed by Francesco Giannini Often, the best movies tell a very simple story but they tell that story extremely well and Hall, featured at both Frightfest and Blood in the […]

17th Sep2021

‘Witches of Blackwood’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Cassandra Magrath, John Voce, Nicholas Denton, Nikola Dubois, Lee Mason | Written by Darren Markey | Directed by Kate Whitbread Filmed and released in its native Australia as The Unlit, Witches of Blackwood is a slow-burning tale of family secrets and dark heritages. How does writer Darren Markey and director Kate Whitbread’s (Surviving Georgia) […]

17th Sep2021

Video Review: ‘Malignant’ – Wan to Watch?

by Kevin Haldon

Here’s Kev with a video review of Malignant which is in cinemas now. Check out our written review right here. Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities. Directed by James Wan, Malignant stars Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, […]

17th Sep2021

Video Review: ‘Holiday Monday’ – Banking on a Hit?!

by Kevin Haldon

Here’s Kev with a video review of action thriller Holiday Monday which is available on Amazon Prime now. Two men are hired to protect a man who is fleeing a drug syndicate. The initial meeting turns into chaos and with a dead body, briefcase of stolen money and an assassin on their tail, Nick and […]

15th Sep2021

‘The Djinn’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Ezra Dewey, Rob Brownstein, Tevy Poe, John Erickson, Donald Pitts | Written and Directed by David Charbonier, Justin Powell Writer/directors David Charbonier and Justin Powell follow up their tale of the all too real horrors of human trafficking, The Boy Behind the Door, with another tale of a young boy forced to fight for […]

15th Sep2021

‘Skinwalker: The Howl of the Rougarou’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Written and Directed by Seth Breedlove I really enjoy listening, reading and watching about local folklore. There’s thousands upon thousands of stories to be told of creatures that lurk in the dark. They are more often than not, tales that have been told for hundred’s of years and their legend has only grown stronger but […]

14th Sep2021

‘Catch the Bullet’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Jay Pickett, Tom Skerritt, Mason McNulty, Gattlin Griffith, Callder Griffith, Cody Jones, Peter Facinelli | Written by Jerry Robbins | Directed by Michael Feifer Westerns seem to be popping up all over the DTV and VOD markets in the last year or so. From Hell on the Border, Righteous Blood and the upcoming Apache […]

14th Sep2021

‘Broken Diamonds’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Ben Platt, Lola Kirke, Yvette Nicole Brown, Lynda Boyd | Written by Steve Waverly | Directed by Peter Sattler I know Ben Platt predominantly from his major role in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and his comedy role in Pitch Perfect, but he’s a good actor with a bright future at his feet, […]

14th Sep2021

‘Small Engine Repair’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: John Pollono, Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, Ciara Bravo, Jordana Spiro, Spencer House | Written and Directed by John Pollono Well this going to be the shortest review I ever write… Small Engine Repair is as close to perfection as it gets. 5 out of 5. Told you shortest review ever… Actually I need to […]

13th Sep2021

Frightfest 2021: ‘Coming Home In The Dark’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Daniel Gillies, Matthias Luafatu, Miriama McDowell, Erik Thomson, Billy Paratene, Frankie Paratene, Alan Palmer | Written by James Ashcroft, Eli Kent | Directed by James Ashcroft From Black Sheep to Deathgasm to Housebound, New Zealand has a pretty good relationship with horror, even if it leans towards the comedy side sometimes (this is no […]

13th Sep2021

Feature: ‘King Knight’ & the films of Richard Bates Jr.

by Alain Elliott

King Knight is the latest twisted yet brilliant movie from director Richard Bates Jr. I have been a big fan of his movies since his debut Excision almost ten years ago and thought there was no better time to remind people of his movies now that King Knight is doing the festival rounds. First up […]

13th Sep2021

‘Black Widow’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Ray Winstone, Ever Anderson, Violet McGraw, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, Olga Kurylenko | Written by Eric Pearson | Directed by Cate Shortland After making her debut in the MCU 11 years ago in Iron Man 2, Natasha Romanoff finally gets her own stand alone film in […]

10th Sep2021

‘Malignant’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White, Jacqueline McKenzie, Jake Abel, Ingrid Bisu | Written by Ingrid Bisu, James Wan, Akela Cooper | Directed by James Wan The latest horror flick from director James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious), Malignant is a bizarre mixture of the brilliant and the terrible. It’s hard to […]

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