28th Jan2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Sacrament’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, Kate Lyn Sheil, Gene Jones, Kentucker Audley, Shaun Clay, Shawn Parsons, Donna Biscoe | Written and Directed by Ti West Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse New Splat Pack maestro Ti West wowed us back in 2009 with House of the Devil then again last year with Innkeepers. Whilst […]

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27th Jan2014

‘Hunt vs Lauda’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to Formula 1 as a sport there are certain rivalries that have added drama to the seasons, even now the egos of the drivers and politics of the car companies can sometimes overshadow the action on the road.  Probably the greatest of these rivalries though is way back before some of the […]

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26th Jan2014

‘Last Passenger’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon, Iddo Goldberg, David Schofield, Joshua Kaynama, Lindsay Duncan | Written by Omid Nooshin, Andy Love  | Directed by Omid Nooshin What’s this? I’m reviewing a new British movie? Yes indeed, if you’ve been a long time reader of my work, you may have noticed a proclivity for me to review mainly […]

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25th Jan2014

‘The Beast Within’ Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon, R.G. Armstrong, Katherine Moffat, L.Q. Jones, Logan Ramsey, John Dennis Johnston, Ron Soble, Luke Askew, Meshach Taylor, Boyce Holleman | Written by Tom Holland | Directed by Philippe Mora When I was a kid, there were two movies that terrified me as a kid. This wasn’t […]

24th Jan2014

‘Night of the Demons’ [1988] Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Amelia Kinkade, Linnea Quigley, Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins, Billy Gallo, Allison Barron, Lance Fenton, Donnie Jeffcoat, Jill Terashita, Philip Tanzini | Written by Joe Augustyn | Directed by Kevin Tenney My discovery of Night of the Demons is one I’d consider the fondest of memories. It was back in my skuzzy VHS […]

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24th Jan2014

‘The Horror Show’ aka House III Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Aron Eisenberg, Thom Bray, Lawrence Tierney | Written by Allyn Warner, Leslie Bohem | Directed by James Isaac If there was one genre that spawned countless knock-offs (some better than the films they were imitating, others not so much) it was the slasher film. Even some […]

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21st Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 14: Hideous!’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Jr., Jacqueline Lovell, Tracie May, Jerry O’Donnell, Andrew Johnston | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band Not much more than a group of actors sat round in a Romanian castle (the very same one owned by Charles Band that featured in Castle Freak no doubt) […]

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19th Jan2014

‘R.I.P.D.’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Robert Knepper, Mike O’Malley, Devin Ratray | Written by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | Directed by Robert Schwentke Essentially a mashing together of Men In Black, Ghostbusters and Hellboy, R.I.P.D doesn’t do itself any favours in just how derivative and […]

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19th Jan2014

‘White House Down’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods | Written by James Vanderbilt | Directed by Roland Emmerich White House Down might be the greatest film ever made. At least that was my immediate reaction as the couple of people I texted informing them so could testify to. […]

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18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 13: The Creeps’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rhonda Griffin, Justin Lauer, Bill Moynihan, Kristin Norton, Jon Simanton | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band I’ll be honest, The Creeps originally came at a time when, beyond the Puppet Master movies, I had grown tired of Full Moon’s schtick… Having moved the studio to Romania, their production values were […]

18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 12: Shadowzone’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Louise Fletcher, David Beecroft, James Hong, Frederick Flynn, Shawn Weatherly, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Lu Leonard, Maureen Flaherty, Robbie Rives | Written and Directed by J.S. Cardone Now this is more like it! One of Full Moon’s lesser-known movies, Shadowzone originally debuted in 1990, just after Puppet Master exploded on to the scene. It […]

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18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 11: Beach Babes 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Bellomo, Tina Hollimon, Stephanie Hudson, Rodrigo Botero, Stefan Galio, Kennneth Johnson, Guy Payne, Lenny Rose | Written by Mark Michelini | Directed by Ellen Cabot Once again directed by David DeCoteau under his Ellen Cabot pseudonym, Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island is the second film from Charles Band’s Torchlight label which specialised […]

16th Jan2014

‘Devil’s Due’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Zach Gilford, Allison Miller, Sam Anderson, Roger Payano, Vanessa Ray | Written by Lindsay Devlin | Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett If this was the first found-footage horror you’d ever seen, then Devil’s Due would probably strike you as a fairly shocking tour de force. Unfortunately, it’s 2014 now and 78% of all mainstream horror […]

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14th Jan2014

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Rob Reiner, Christine Ebersole | Written by Terence Winter | Directed by Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have made an eclectic slate of cinema together ranging from the historical epic of Gangs of New York to the throwback […]

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13th Jan2014

‘Blood Glacier’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler, Brigitte Kren, Peter Knaac | Written by Benjamin Hessler | Directed by Marvin Kren [NB: I originally saw this movie under its original title The Station at the Frightfest 2013 All-Nighter. Worried that my original review was clouded by my somnambulic state I thought I’d give the film another go in the comfort […]

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12th Jan2014

‘Riddick’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine | Written and Directed by David Twohy If you know your movie trivia (or read IMDB like me) you’ll know that Vin Diesel agreed to the cameo in The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift so that he could take control of the Riddick franchise […]

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10th Jan2014

‘Her’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig | Written and Directed by Spike Jonze At first glance Spike Jonze’s latest film Her  may appear to be just a satirical enquiry at our current culture’s dependence and obsession with technology as it depicts a story of a not so distant future […]

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09th Jan2014

‘Lone Survivor’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Yousuf Azami, Ali Suliman, Eric Bana, Alexander Ludwig, Dan Bilzerian, Jerry Ferrara, Rick Vargas, Scott Elrod | Written and Directed by Peter Berg Director Peter Berg is not shy about letting the intentions of his latest film Lone Survivor  be known. From the opening shots of real life […]

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05th Jan2014

‘You’re Next’ DVD Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, AJ Bowen, Wendy Glenn, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton | Written by Simon Barrett | Directed by Adam Wingard Directed by Adam Wingard (VHS, A Horrible Way to Die) and set during a family reunion in a remote part of the countryside in the US, […]

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03rd Jan2014

‘Insidious/Insidious: Chapter 2′ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye | Written by Leigh Whannell | Directed by James Wan INSIDIOUS James Wan’s latest horror outing Insidious turns out to be a roller coaster of a film, which jumps from being a dread-filled fright fest to a farcical horror flick. The pairing of the […]

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02nd Jan2014

‘The Croods’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars (the voices of): Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Chris Sanders | Written and Directed by Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders In all honesty I wasn’t expecting much from The Croods, after all Dreamworks are very hit and miss when it comes to CG animated flicks. For every […]

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01st Jan2014

‘The Colony’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Kevin Zegars | Written and Directed by Jeff Renfroe Forced underground by the next ice-age, the inhabitants of Colony 7 struggle to survive below the world s frozen surface. When they mysteriously lose contact with Colony 5, the only other known settlement, Briggs (Fishburne) decides to lead a dangerous mission […]

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