11th May2020

‘Valley Girl (2020)’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jessica Rothe, Josh Whitehouse, Chloe Bennet, Peyton List, Jessie Ennis, Mae Whitman, Mario Revolori, Rob Huebel, Judy Greer | Written by Amy Talkington | Directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg 1983’s Valley Girl was one of a myriad of teen movies that decade that mixed wish-fulfilment and star-crossed lovers to riff on the old Romeo […]

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07th May2020

‘Gretel & Hansel’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Sammy Leakey, Charles Babalola, Jessica De Gouw, Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Donncha Crowley, Charles Babalola | Written by Rob Hayes | Directed by Oz Perkins The third feature from director Oz Perkins (February, I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House), Gretel & Hansel is a stylish, female-centric reimagining of the […]

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07th May2020

‘Ouijageist’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Lois Wilkinson, Lesley Scoble, India Raqia-Walker, Roger Shepherd, Gabriella Calderone, Keith Whitehouse, Nicholas Kendrick, James Noir, Neilum Raqia, Michelle Jennings, Nathan Head | Written by Darrell Buxton, Steve Hardy | Directed by John R. Walker Ouijageist… I watched this film entirely because of that title. And I fully understand that it’s not even a […]

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07th May2020

‘The Alpha Test’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Mack Bayda, Brad Belemjian, David Ditmore, Rae Hunt, Bella Martin, Alice Raver, Wynn Reichert, Deborah Seidel | Written and Directed by Aaron Mirtes Written and directed (and more) by Aaron Mirtes, the man behind last years brilliant American Hunt, The Alpha Test is a thrilling science fiction flick that tells the story of a […]

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07th May2020

‘A Better You’ Short Film Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Seán T. Ó’Meallaigh, Hannah Mamalis, Marcio Wille, Charlie Kranz, Aoife Nic Ardghail | Written and Directed by Eamonn Murphy A short film that was selected to screen at the Oscar-qualifying Tribeca Film Festival which, due to the Coronavirus outbreak the festival will now screen films online in the coming months, A Better You is […]

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06th May2020

‘Girls Just Wanna Have Blood’ Review

by Dom Hastings

Stars: Amanda Renee, Destyne Marshai, Penny Praline, Gigi Gustin, Bettina Skye, Craig Kelly, Kirk Ponton, David M. Sitbon | Written and Directed by Anthony Catanese “The only positive thing about you is your HIV status.” As one would naturally expect, Girls Just Wanna Have Blood opens with a deadly bite of sickly sleaze, but is […]

05th May2020

‘Reborn’ VOD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Barbara Crampton, Kayleigh Gilbert, Bob Levitan, Chaz Bono, Bob Bancroft, Alexa Maris, Michael Pare, Rae Dawn Chong, Monte Markham | Written by Michael Mahin | Directed by Julian Richards Directed by Julian Richards, Reborn is a Frankenstein-inspired horror with some promising ideas that are never quite fully realised by the script. Barbara Crampton plays […]

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05th May2020

‘Bit’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Char Diaz, Diana Hopper, Friday Chamberlain, Greg Hill, James Paxton, M.C. Gainey, Nicole Maines, Zolee Griggs | Written and Directed by Brad Michael Elmore Possibly the most generic, unexciting name for a vampire movie, I didn’t have high hopes for Bit. But it has so much good going for it that I can definitely […]

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04th May2020

‘The House of Violent Desire’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kate Davies-Speak, Barrington De La Roche, Daniel McKee, Yasmin Ryan, Esme Sears, Joe Street, Carl Andersson, Rowena Bentley, Peter Cosgrove | Written and Directed by Charlie Steeds I’ve been a fan, nay HUGE fan, of writer/director Charlie Steeds since I first saw his 2017 British-made pastiche of Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Escape […]

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01st May2020

‘Antrum’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Nicole Tompkins, Rowan Smyth, Dan Istrate, Circus-Szalewski, Shu Sakimoto, Kristel Elling, Lucy Rayner, Pierluca Arancio, A.J. Bond, Nathan Fleet, Brock Fricker, Assen Gadjalov | Written and Directed by David Amito, Michael Laicini When you call your movie ’the deadliest film ever made’ you’re either brave, or stupid. Or I guess extremely confident in what […]

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01st May2020

‘Kingdom of Gladiators: The Tournament’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Danielle Kamela, Greg Maness, Rikishi, Reno Anoai, Gary Shergill, Marcus Nel-Jamal Hamm, Wendell Coley, Anthony Bear Williams, Jezette Marie, Kaleti Williams, Adam Sparn | Written and Directed by Stefano Milla Originally released in 2017, Kingdom of Gladiators: The Tournament is in fact a sequel to the little seen 2011 original (which surprisingly got a […]

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29th Apr2020

‘LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sean Astin, Troy Baker, Nolan North, Grey Griffin, Christina Milizia, James Arnold Taylor, Imari Williams, Fred Tatasciore, Ralph Garman, Zach Callison, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Hale, Tom Kenny, Jonny Rees, Erica Lindbeck, Josh Keaton | Written by Jeremy Adams | Directed by Matt Peters Running for almost as long as the DC traditional animated […]

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29th Apr2020

‘The Insurrection’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Pare, Wilma Elles, Rebecca Tarabocchia, Joseph Camilleri, Jeanine Harrington, Malorie Glavan, Keely Dervin, John Scuderi, Mike Davis, Tony Jackson, John Ozuna, Woody Clendenen, Dan Scoville, Randy Voris, Aaron Harvey, Bernie Kelly, Danner Boyd, Mike Cendejas, Eric David Tippett, Rebecca Teresia, Angelina Karo | Written and Directed by Rene Perez The Insurrection tells the […]

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29th Apr2020

‘Among the Shadows’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Charlotte Beckett, Gianni Capaldi, Dominik Madani, Reynald Biales, Barry Jay Minoff | Written by Mark Morgan | Directed by Tiago Mesquita There is surely a market for an Underworld B-movie knock off, even a badly made one…. Is what I thought before I saw Among the Shadows. The film mashes the Underworld […]

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29th Apr2020

‘Netflix vs. The World’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Features: Marc Randolph, Nick Shepherd, John Antioco, Corey Bridges, Dawn Chmielewski, Jim Cook, Ben Cooper, J.W. Craft, Tracy DeSoto, Tom Dillon, Boris Droutman, Vita Droutman, Shane Evanfgelist, Gerrad Hall, Mitch Lowe | Written by Gina Keating | Directed by Shawn Cauthen Based on the book Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America’s Eyeballs, Netflix vs. The […]

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28th Apr2020

‘Axcellerator’ Review (Amazon Prime)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ryan Wesen, Laura James, Sam J. Jones, Mark ‘Woody’ Keppel, John James, Maxwell Caulfield, Sean Young, David Johnson, John Romeo | Written by David Giancola, Mike Ford | Directed by David Giancola Dane (Ryan Wesen) only wanted to steal a car but, when a panicked inventor (Mark ‘Woody’ Keppel) dives in the passenger seat […]

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28th Apr2020

‘Emerald Run’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: David Chokachi, John Schneider, Steven Williams, Michael Pare, Vernon Wells, Chris Mulkey, Yancy Butler, Angela Gots | Written by Anthony Caruso, Marialisa Caruso | Directed by Eric Etebari Drug smuggling is a topic that has been covered by TV and film over and over. Some of the most well known include Traffic, Blow and Scarface. […]

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27th Apr2020

‘Puppet Killer’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Aleks Paunovic, Lee Majdoub, Lisa Durupt, Richard Harmon, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Kyle Cassie, Geoff Gustafson, Beverley Elliott, Johannah Newmarch | Written by Kevin Mosley | Directed by Lisa Ovies Puppet Killer… Where do I start..? As a child Jamie is given a puppet called Simon from his dying mother. Jamie also develops more than […]

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27th Apr2020

‘The Beach Bum’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania LaVie Owen, Martin Lawrence, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Donovan St V. Williams, Clinton Archambault, Jerry Ascione, Ricardo Matallana, Joshua Ritter | Written and Directed by Harmony Korine [NOTE: With the film finally getting a physical release in the UK, here’s a reposting of our review of Harmony […]

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24th Apr2020

‘Jurassic Island’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Emily Sweet, Jessica Chancellor, Tiana Tuttle, Brandon Root, Taylor Behrens, Cooper Hagen, Austin Skaggs, Emily Gateley, Bai Ling | Written and Directed by Canyon Prince When they realize their friend has been transported into a dangerous video game, three friends follow him into the game. Once there, they will have to battle dangerous creatures […]

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23rd Apr2020

‘She Never Died’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Olunike Adeliyi, Peter MacNeill, Noah Danby, Michelle Nolden, Kiana Madeira, Lawrence Gowan | Written by Jason Krawczyk | Directed by Audrey Cummings [NOTE: With the film quietly slipping on to VOD in the UK, US and Canada this week, he’s a reposting of our review of She Never Died from its festival screening last […]

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23rd Apr2020

‘A Nun’s Curse’ Review

by Dom Hastings

Stars: Felissa Rose, Damian Maffei, Gunner Willis, Kristi Ray, Jason Vail, Erika Edwards | Written and Directed by Tommy Faircloth “Prisoners begged for mercy…they got nun.” In horror cinema, groups of young adults always seem to find themselves entering spooky or abandoned locations… Will they ever learn? Opening in a palette of creepy-cool midnight blue, […]

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