26th Nov2020

‘The Irishman’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham | Written by Steven Zaillian | Directed by Martin Scorsese It’s a strange thing, really, that until I had a chance to check out the new Criterion Blu-ray release of The Irishman, I hadn’t seen it. It […]

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25th Nov2020

‘Fatman’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Chance Hurstfield | Written and Directed by Ian Nelms, Eshom Nelms I’ll be honest, if you said that I am not exactly a huge fan of Christmas movies you would be absolutely correct; with the few that I do like not exactly being your typical movies. I thought […]

25th Nov2020

‘Derelicts’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kelly Dealyn, David Lee Hess, Emily Ammon, Dalton Allen, Steve Uzzell, Les Best, Lana Dieterich, Sam Pleasant, Clay Shirley, Kara Mellyn, Andre Evrenos, Marcela Pineda, Pat Turner | Written by Brett Glassberg, Andre Evrenos, Clay Shirley | Directed by Brett Glassberg Derelicts has taken three years to get from completion to release, which should […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Tokyo Home Stay Massacre’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alex Derycz, Diana G., Will Harrell, Miyatani, Kumi Yuuki, Umiyushi, Karin Tokushige, Kanta Nonaka, Yuuki Kawashima, Ai Namura, Hideki Yanayi, Kaname Yuumura, Tousei Yamaguchi | Written and Directed by Kenta Osaka, Hirohito Takimoto Tokyo Home Stay Massacre… What a title! One that clearly tells the audience what to expect from the film and a […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Seized’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Scott Adkins, Mario Van Peebles, Karlee Perez, Steven Elder, Matthew Garbacz | Written by Richard Lowry | Directed by Isaac Florentine Let’s get this out of the way first… Seized contains three things I love in my action movies 1) Scott Adkins kicking, punching and shooting his way through the film; 2) Isaac Florentine […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Beast Within’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Colm Feore, Steven Morana, Holly Deveaux, Ari Millen, Art Hindle, Bobbie Phillips, Melissa D’Agostino, Marco Timpano, Mark Andrade, Nicole Stamp, Jon Cor, Supinder Wraich | Written by Matthew Campagna, Rudy Jahchan | Directed by Chris Green, Steven Morana Essentially a horror version of Knives Out (or the many Agatha Christie films which inspired it) […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Chronical: 2067’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ryan Kwanten, Sana’a Shaik, Deborah Mailman, Aaron Glenane | Written and Directed by Seth Larney 400 years from now you have to ask… Are we worth saving? It still amazes me to this day that Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwantan, True Blood) is none other than lifeguard Vinnie from Home and Away. I […]

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23rd Nov2020

‘Playhouse’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: William Holstead, Grace Courtney, Helen MacKay, James Rottger | Written and Directed by Fionn Watts, Toby Watts As you will see in the coming months, I have been checking out a lot of action movies recently rather than horror fare; so it became apparent I need to switch lanes for a minute… Hence checking […]

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23rd Nov2020

‘Werewolf’ DVD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Sonia Mietielica, Kamil Polnisiak, Nicolas Przygoda | Written and Directed by Adrian Panek Talk about a massive case of false advertising… I was hoping for Dog Soldiers with holocaust survivors, not really what we got with Werewolf (aka Wilkolak) though. What we do get is a group of kids who have been liberated from […]

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23rd Nov2020

‘Unhinged’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Jimmi Simpson, Gabriel Bateman, Austin P. McKenzie, Anne Leighton | Written by Carl Ellsworth | Directed by Derrick Borte Russell Crowe stars as a psycho trucker in Unhinged, an exciting thriller from director Derrick Borte. Given that it’s one of the first mainstream films to receive an actual theatrical release […]

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20th Nov2020

‘The Ringmaster’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anne Bergfeld, Karin Michelsen, Damon Younger, Kristoffer Fabricius, Mads Koudal, Kim Sønderholm, Gustav Scavenius | Written by Søren Juul Petersen, Carsten Juul Bladt | Directed by Søren Juul Petersen Denmark is not really known for genre fare, even if it counts one of the hardest working independent genre actors today, Kim Sonderholm, who also […]

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20th Nov2020

‘Jungleland’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jack O’Connell, Jessica Barden | Written by Max Winkler, Theodore Bressman | Directed by Max Winkler Being a big fan of movies like Rocky, Warrior, The Fighter and, well, any movie that centers around boxing but is way more about the heart of the characters involved, I am always quick to watch […]

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19th Nov2020

‘Skyfire’ Blu-ray Review

by Dom Hastings

Stars: Xueqi Wang, Hannah Quinlivan, Shawn Dou, Jason Isaacs, An Bai, Lingchen Ji, Liang Shi | Written by Wei Bu, Sidney King | Directed by Simon West “Don’t worry. I am quite hard to kill.” Simon West – the visionary director behind one of the greatest films of all-time: Con Air – is back with […]

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19th Nov2020

‘Toys of Terror’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kyana Teresa, Georgia Waters, Verity Marks, Dayo Ade, Saul Elias, Zoe Fish, Muriel Hogue, Lauren Marshall, Max Nelson, Ernie Pitts | Written by Dana Gould | Directed by Nicholas Verso Dana Gould, stand-up comedian, writer on The Simpsons, and creator of the awesome Stan Against Evil, pens this Christmas-set killer doll film produced by […]

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19th Nov2020

‘Watch List’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Arthur Acuña, Bernard Carritero, Alessandra de Rossi, Jake Macapagal | Written by Ben Rekhi, Rona Lean Sales | Directed by Ben Rekhi The Philippine Drug War is a real thing and it takes centre stage in this movie right from the very beginning. We see actual clips of President Rodrigo Duterte declare the war […]

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18th Nov2020

‘Airliner Sky Battle’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Wade Baker, DeAngelo Davis, Alyson Gorske, Joseph Michael Harris, Xavi Israel, Michael Lavallee, Bai Ling, Ego Mikitas, Daniel O’Reilly, Jamey Rimawi, Dallas Schaefer, Marisha Shine, Joyce Tatler, Gina Vitori, Terry Woodberry | Written by Alex Heerman | Directed by Rob Pallatina The Asylum return to the disaster movie well with Airliner Sky Battle, a […]

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18th Nov2020

‘Solitary’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Johnny Sachon, Lottie Tolhurst, Michael Condron, Brian Bovell, Michael Absalom, Andrew Mike Doyle | Written and Directed by Luke Armstrong The year is 2044, there is a lot more people on the planet and they are running out of stuff… in this ambitious, sci-fi action film; which IMDB estimates it cost 10,000 pounds to […]

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17th Nov2020

‘Dead Reckoning’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: K.J. Apa, Scott Adkins, James Remar, India Eisley, Ellie Cornell, Sydney Park, Devon Diep, Leah Procito, Patrick M. Walsh, James Michael Cummings | Written by Kristin Alexandre, A. Wayne Carter | Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak Sometimes, well more than sometimes if I’m honest, I’ll sit down to watch a film purely on the names […]

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17th Nov2020

‘Immortal’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tony Todd, Dylan Baker, Samm Levine, Robin Bartlett, Agnes Bruckner, Lindsay Mushett, Jason Stuart, Brett Edwards, Mario Van Peebles, C.J. Vana, Sade Grandberry, Vanessa Lengies, Michael Shenefelt | Written by Jon Dabach | Directed by Tom Colley, Jon Dabach, Danny Isaacs, Rob Margolies Immortality, the idea that man can live forever, has often bee […]

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17th Nov2020

‘Evil Under the Skin’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Helene Udy, Angela Barajas, Pamela Sutch, Colton Baumgartner, Donna Hamblin, Carl Bailey, Tim O’Hearn | Written by Luc Bernier | Directed by Jeffrey Schneider Evil Under the Skin tells the story of mother and daughter Sophie (Helen Udy) and Roselee (Angela Banjaras) who are holidaying in a lakeside cabin in Oregon in order to […]

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16th Nov2020

‘Sweet Taste of Souls’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Honey Lauren, John Salandria, Mark Valeriano, Amber Gaston, Sarah J. Bartholomew, Thom Michael Mulligan, Frank Papia, Jesse LeNoir, Darn Oldham, Scott Alin, Lonny Curtis, Samantha Larson, Tess Dunlap, Jesse Turner | Written by F. Scott Mudgett | Directed by Terry Ross You know that old superstition, oftentimes used as a trope in genre films, […]

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16th Nov2020

‘Widow’s Point’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Craig Sheffer, KateLynn E. Newberry, Dominic Luongo, Kaelin Lamberson, John Renna, Richard Satterwhite, Michael Thurber, Willow Anwar, Kim Piazza, Paul McGinnis, Amy Hoffman, Billy Chizmar, Constance Caldwell, Bob Rusch | Written and Directed by Gregory Lamberson Written and directed by Gregory Lamberson (who also helmed the fantastic Johnny Gruesome), and based on the book […]

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