23rd Mar2017

‘Arrival’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien, Tzi Ma, Frank Schorpion, Lucas Chartier-Dessert, Christian Jadah | Written by Eric Heisserer | Directed by Denis Villeneuve When language expert Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is called upon to try to help communicate with aliens who have arrived on Earth, it is a race […]

22nd Mar2017

‘Operation Avalanche’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Krista Madison, Tom Bolton, Sharon Belle, Josh Boles, Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Joe Thomas | Written by Matt Johnson, Josh Boles | Directed by Matt Johnson 1967: the height of the Cold War. The CIA suspects there is a Russian mole inside of NASA, sabotaging the Apollo program. They send two young […]

21st Mar2017

‘Planet of the Sharks’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brandon Auret, Stephanie Beran, Lindsay Sullivan, Lauren Joseph, Daniel Barnett, Christia Visser, John B Swart, Alex Anlos, Angie Teodora Dick | Written by Mark Atkins, Marc Gottlieb | Directed by Mark Atkins Well it had to happen didn’t it? We’ve had sharks of every kind from The Asylum and the Syfy channel: Zombie Sharks, […]

21st Mar2017

‘Sinbad and the Clash of the Furies’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: John Hennigan, Jamie Bernadette, Josh Fingerhut, Wayne ‘Crescendo’ Ward, Georgia Thompson, Terrance Richardson, Derek Russo, Jennifer Dorogi, Chloe Farnworth, Van White, Ashley Doris, Drew Davis-Wheeler, Lisa Goodman | Written by Scotty Mullen | Directed by Scott Wheeler When an exploration for treasure goes wrong, the original Prince of Persia Sinbad accidentally releases The Furies, […]

20th Mar2017

‘Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Casper Van Dien, James Lew, Brit Laree, Mark Steven Grove, Sara N. Salazar, Sarah Sansoni, Adam Lipsius, Andy Hankins, Nico Feula, Tyler Weaver Jr., Kevin Sean Ryan, Cynthia Rothrock | Written and Directed by Mark Steven Grove Mercenary Saber Raine (Casper Van Dien) is hired to guide three elite soldiers on a rescue mission […]

20th Mar2017

‘Legion 1×06′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Mackenzie Gray, Scott Lawrence, Katie Aselton, Tatyana Forrest, Jeremie Harris, Bill Irwin, Amber Midthunder | Created by Noah Hawley Legion had a definite theme this week, and that is about holding back. Whether it is David (Dan Stevens) being held back by Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), or […]

19th Mar2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘The Sword With No Name’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jae-jin Baek, Jae-woong Choi, Noe-jeon, Seung-woo Cho, Su-hee Go, In-gu Heo, Su-Ae | Written by Ya Seol-Rok | Directed by Kim Yong-gyun When a young woman of noble birth embarks on a dangerous cross-country journey, she encounters an infamous bounty hunter who, honour-bound, becomes her protector and, against all odds, falls deeply in love […]

18th Mar2017

‘We Go On’ Review #2 (Shudder Exclusive)

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Clark Freeman, Annette O’ Toole, John Glover, David Bickford, Justin Carpenter, Jay Dunn, Edwin Garcia II, Laura Heisler, Terry Kaye, Logan Kishi, Peter Lucas | Written and Directed by Jesse Holland, Andy Mitton Stricken by a paralysing fear of death and uncertainty about what lies beyond, sad-sack Miles (Clark Freeman) places an advert in […]

18th Mar2017

‘Get Out’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Root | Written and Directed by Jordan Peele Blumhouse Productions is on something of a commercial and critical winning streak at the moment.  Aside from providing a platform for Joel Edgerton’s excellent The Gift, it is […]

17th Mar2017

‘Zombie Lake’ DVD Review (Black House)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Howard Vernon, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Anouchka, Antonio Mayans, Lynn Monteil, Youri Radionow, Gilda Arancio, Marcia Sharif, Yvonne Dany, Jean Rene Bleu, Jean Rollin | Written by Julián Esteban & Jess Franco | Directed by Jean Rollin The residents of a small French village are shocked when a young girl goes missing whilst visiting the nearby […]

16th Mar2017

‘Decay’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rob Zabrecky, Lisa Howard, Elisha Yaffe, Jackie Hoffman, Hannah Barron, Reese Ehlinger, Whitney Hayes | Written and Directed by Joseph Wartnerchaney Decay focuses on a middle-aged grounds keeper at a local theme park (played by Rob Zabrecky) that suffers from a debilitating case of OCD. One day, his daily routine is disrupted by a […]

16th Mar2017

‘Psychos’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Angelica Chitwood, Deniele Ramos Cloutier, Melissa Elena Jones, Aubrey Wakeling, Vince Peagler III, Gwendoline Piere-Lahaille, Cliff Everett Smith, Monte James, Patrick Mark Turner, Wyatt McClure | Written and Directed by Sandy Chukhadarian When recently fired kindergarten assistant Norma (Melissa Elena Jones), off-kilter medical student JJ (Deniele Ramos Cloutier) and drunken escort Sasha (Angelica Chitwood) […]

15th Mar2017

Monster-Movie Mayhem: ‘Mega Piranha’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Paul Logan, Tiffany, Barry Williams, David Labiosa | Written and Directed by Eric Forsberg So the official synopsis for Mega Piranha reads like this: Join Special Agent Finch (Paul Logan) and Professor Sarah Monroe (80’s pop star Tiffany) as a mutant strain of giant ferocious piranha escape from the Amazon and eat their way […]

14th Mar2017

‘The Dark Below’ Review

by Mondo Squallido



Stars: Laura Mae Shafer, David G.B. Brown, Veronica Cartwright, Zachary Levine, Seraphina Anne Zorn, Tiffany Burns | Written by Douglas Schulze, Jonathan D’Ambrosio | Directed by Douglas Schulze “Silence is the most powerful scream.”

 Rachel (Lauren Mae Shafer) is on the run from a serial killer (David G.B. Brown). I say run, I mean swim. […]

14th Mar2017

‘Bethany’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Stefanie Estes, Zack Ward, Tom Green, Shannen Doherty, Anna Harr, Leon Russom, Kevin Porter, Keith Jardine, Kirsty Hill, Felissa Rose | Written by James Cullen Bressack, Zack Ward | Directed by James Cullen Bressack Married couple Claire (Stefanie Estes) and her husband Aaron (Zack Ward) have left everything behind them and decided to move […]

14th Mar2017

‘Apocalyse Kiss’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: D.C. Douglas, Carmela Hayslett, Tom Detrik, Tammy Jean, Tom Atkins, Michael Berryman, Lloyd Kaufman, Steve Blum, Bonnie Loev, Brian Anthony Wilson | Written and Directed by Christian Jude Grillo I’ll freely admit there was a heavy dose of trepidation going into Apocalypse Kiss. You see I’ve had the “pleasure” of watching one of writer/director […]

13th Mar2017

‘Check Point’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kenny Johnson, Bill Goldberg, Mindy Robinson, Tyler Mane, William Forsythe, Kane Hodder, Krista Grotte, Michelle Lee, Fred Williamson, Olga Safari, Ricky Harris | Written by Thomas J. Churchill, AJ Perez | Directed by Thomas J. Churchill Apparently “inspired by true events” (or so the opening title card says), Check Point is the latest film […]

13th Mar2017

‘Helga: She Wolf of Stilberg’ DVD Review (Maison Rouge)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Patrizia Gori, Malisa Longo, Richard Allan, Dominique Aveline, Alban Ceray, Jacques Marbeuf, Jean Cherlian, Claude Janna, Olivier Mathot, Carmelo Petix | Written by H.L. Rostaine | Directed by Patrice Rohmm Initially in charge of propaganda within an oppressive South African government, Helga (Malisa Longo) is demoted to being in charge of looking after a […]

12th Mar2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Shaolin’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Andy Lau, Nicolas Tse, Jackie Chan, Wu Jing, Fan Bingbing, Yu Hai, Xiong Xinxin | Written by Alan Yuen | Action Director Corey Yuen | Directed by Benny Chan Review by Baron Fortnightly China’s last imperial Dynasty has fallen and a ruthless warlord (Andy Lau) amasses a vast fortune through the violent subjugation of […]

10th Mar2017

‘Door to the Other Side’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mitch Holden, Chelsea Gilligan, Nicholas Bianchi, Robin De Lano, Leann Donovan, Jason Faunt | Written by Nicholas Bianchi | Directed by Norman Lesperance Not to be confused with The Other Side of the Door (something which seems to have plagued this films Amazon page), Door to the Other Side is actually a retitling of […]

10th Mar2017

‘Black Rose’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexander Nevsky, Kristanna Loken, Adrian Paul, Robert Davi, Robert Madrid, Matthias Hues, Oksana Sidorenko, Emmanuil Vitorgan, Olga Rodionova, Polina Butorina | Written by Brent Huff, George Saunders | Directed by Alexander Nevsky So let me get this straight; we have a brand-new direct to DVD film, the second feature from star/director Alexander Nevsky, who’s […]

10th Mar2017

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell | Written by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, John Gatins | Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts Kong: Skull Island marks the triumphant return of King Kong to the theater for the first time since […]

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