17th Jul2020

‘Lake of Death’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Patrick Walshe McBride, Ulric von der Esch, Iben Akerlie, Elias Munk, Jonathan Harboe, Sophia Lie, Jakob Schøyen Andersen | Written and Directed by Nini Bull Robsahm You might not think ‘horror’ if asked about Norwegian cinema but the small European country has produced a few crackers including the Dead Snow movies (we need a […]

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17th Jul2020

‘The Old Guard’ Review (Netflix Original)

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Charlize Theron, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinell, KiKi Layne, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, Natacha Karam, Mette Towley, Anamaria Marinca, Micheal Ward | Written by Greg Rucka | Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood Immortality hasn’t been this cool since the Highlander, and who doesn’t want to live forever anyway? In The Old […]

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17th Jul2020

‘The Goocher’ VOD Review (Amazon Prime)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Louis Banks, Anita Farmer Bergman, Kc Burke, Robert Lamar Burns, Nicholas George Castle, Emily Dunay, Paul Frazier, Shirley Gerber, Andi Gudgeon, Megan Hall, Grace Kelly, Michael Matthew Moore, Erin Perez, Preston B. Russell, Carolyn L Seymour, Donald Smith | Written and Directed by William Lee Sometimes… Just sometimes… A film can sell itself on […]

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16th Jul2020

‘Battlefield 2025’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jose Rosete, Anna Harr, Dustin Leighton, Caleb Thomas, Alaina Laethem, Adam Michael Gold, Titus Covington, Sean Dillingham, Santiago Craig, Becky Jo Harris, Nathaniel Burns, Brandon Hannifin, Rene Barraza Jr., Cathy Rankin, Richard Lipper | Written by Robert Conway, Joseph Mbah | Directed by Joseph Mbah Frequent collaborators Jospeh Mbah and Robert Conway, the duo […]

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16th Jul2020

‘The Tent’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tim Kaiser, Lulu Dahl, Shelby Bradley, Christine Marie, Jeannine Thompson, Jeff Kaiser, Timmy Kaiser | Written and Directed by Kyle Couch An apocalyptic event known as The Crisis has devastated David’s world leaving him to rely on survival tactics learned from childhood. Isolated and alone, David has taken refuge in a tent on the […]

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15th Jul2020

‘Parallax’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Naomi Prentice, Nelson Ritthaler, Hattie Smith, Ted Gianopulos, Bette Smith, Taylor Flowers, Brooke Lorraine | Written and Directed by Michael W. Bachochin Trying to explain exactly what Parallax is about is slightly complicated. It can be written in simple terms but that just wouldn’t cover the half of it. Parallax is a complex movie […]

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15th Jul2020

‘Coven’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lizze Gordon, Margot Major, Adam Horner, Sofya Skya, Jocelyn Saenz, Miranda O’Hare, Jessica Louise Long, Sara Stretton, Aaron James, Terri Ivens, Jennifer Cipolla, Tessa Espinola | Written by Lizze Gordon | Directed by Margaret Malandruccolo Five undergrad witches come together in order to perform a ritual to invoke the ancient powers of the witch […]

15th Jul2020

‘End Trip’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Dean J. West, Aaron Jay Rome, Ashley Lenz | Written by Aaron Jay Rome, Eric LeBlanc | Directed by Aaron Jay Rome [NOTE: With the film finally getting a DVD release, from Terror Films, here’s a repost of our review – from way back in 2018 – of Aaron Rome’s fantastic End Trip] A […]

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14th Jul2020

‘Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot’ DVD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Richard Short, Richard Brake, Kris Johnson, Joel Phillimore, Tom Fellingham, Stella Stocker, Emily Haigh, Joe Egan, Ronan Summers, Olivia Bernstone, Stefan Boehm, Jennifer Mater, Ian Sharp, James G. Nunn, Aaron May | Written by Jonny Grant, Simon Cotton | Directed by Giles Alderson We Brits are a fickle bunch it has to be said. […]

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14th Jul2020

‘High Moon’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chad Michael Collins, Chelsea Edmundson, Matthew Thompkins, Sean Patrick Flanery | Written and Directed by Josh Ridgway Colt (Chad Michael Collins)—a gunslinging werewolf slayer from the old west—mysteriously rises from the grave, only to find that the band of werewolves that brutally murdered his wife are still running rampant generations later. Aided by a beautiful widow (Chelsea Edmundson), […]

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14th Jul2020

‘Game of Death’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Erniel Baez D, Victoria Diamond, Sam Earle, Emelia Hellman, Catherine Saindon, Nick Serino, Thomas Vallieres | Written by Edouard Bond, Philip Kalin-Hajdu, Sebastien Landry, Laurence Baz Morais | Directed by Sebastien Landry, Laurence Baz Morais [NOTE: With the film out now on DVD in the US from Cleopatra Entertainment, here’s a reposting of our […]

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14th Jul2020

‘The Eastern Front’ DVD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Mhairi Calvey, Laura Jean Marsh, Chris Wilson, Neal Ward | Written by Cheryl Neve, Rick Roberts | Directed by Rick Roberts The Eastern Front is the story of some German soldiers whose unit has been all but decimated (we are told). The men are making their retreat (I think) from the Russians back to […]

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13th Jul2020

‘Vampire Burt’s Serenade’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kevin Scott Richardson, Diva Zappa, Brian Gaskill, Brandon Heitkamp, Dylan Kenin, Clay Wilcox, Max Faugno, Sharon Ferguson, Lori Scarlett, Laura Martin, Jabez Zuniga, Tracey Leigh, Sam Given, Henry McMillan, Lucy Griffin, Marvin ‘Josh’ Solomon, Kenneth Hughes, Shannon Hart Cleary, Lake Sharp, Sharyn-Genel Gabriel, Danièle Watts, Denna Thomsen, Julie Bolene, Suzie Q, May-Har Li, Catherine […]

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10th Jul2020

‘Peripheral’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Hannah Arteton, Rosie Day, Tom Conti, Jenny Seagrove, Elliot James Langridge, Connor Byrne, Belinda Stewart-Wilson | Written by Dan Schaffer | Directed by Paul Hyett Paul Hyett’s debut movie The Seasoning House blew me away. With its hard-hitting story and an incredible performance from Rosie Day, It was one of my favourite films of 2013. […]

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10th Jul2020

‘Black Water: Abyss’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Luke Mitchell, Jessica McNamee, Amali Golden, Benjamin Hoetjes, Anthony J. Sharpe | Written by John Ridley, Sarah Smith | Directed by Andrew Traucki Director Andrew Traucki returns to croc-infested waters for Black Water: Abyss, a stand-alone sequel to his 2007 crocky horror Black Water. As crocsploitation pictures go, it’s a largely toothless affair, but […]

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08th Jul2020

‘Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen, Michael Rooker | Written by Jeff Wadlow, Jillian Jacobs, Christopher Roach | Directed by Jeff Wadlow The latest venture from genre specialists Blumhouse Productions is this horror adaptation of the popular 1977 TV series that starred Ricardo Montalban and […]

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07th Jul2020

‘Genevieve’ Short Film Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Nicholas Michael Jacobs, Shawn C. Phillips | Written and Directed by Nicholas Michael Jacobs I have seen many many found footage horror movies and I am as big of a fan of them as you’ll probably know. It all started with the original The Blair Witch Project and although it took a while for […]

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07th Jul2020

‘Death of a Vlogger’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Graham Hughes, Annabel Logan, Paddy Kondracki, Joma West, Stephen Beavis, Patrick O’Brien, Josie Rogers | Written and Directed by Graham Hughes [NOTE: With the film out now, here’s a reposting of our review of the excellent Death of a Vlogger from it’s screening at last years Frightfest] Death of a Vlogger tells the story of […]

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06th Jul2020

‘The Beach House’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Liana Liberato, Noah Le Gros, Jake Weber, Maryann Nagel, Michael Brumfield, Matt Maisto, Steven Corkin, Dan Zakarija, Veronica Fellman | Written and Directed by Jeffrey A. Brown Not the most horrific of horror movie titles but The Beach House features two college sweethearts on a getaway to the sea and the aforementioned beach house. […]

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06th Jul2020

‘Saint Frances’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Kelly O’Sullivan, Romana Edith Williams,  Charin Alvarez, Braden Crothers, Laura T. Fisher, Mary Beth Fisher, Francis Guinan, Max Lipchitz, Lily Mojekwu, Bradley Grant Smith, Jim True-Frost | Written by Kelly O’Sullivan | Directed by Alex Thompson After earning the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, and a Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice at […]

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03rd Jul2020

‘The Music Box’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Fiona Whitelaw, Antonio Lujak, Antonella Salvucci, Rachel Daigh, Cearl Pepper, Anita Tenerelli, Melissa Leone | Written by Adriana Marzagalli, John Real | Directed by John Real What could be scary about a music box? Your first thought is probably not a lot and you would more or less be correct but that hasn’t stopped […]

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02nd Jul2020

‘L.A. Wars’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Vince Murdocco, Mary E. Zilba, A.J. Stephans, Rodrigo Obregón, Johnny Venocur, David Jean Thomas | Written by Addison Randall, Tony Kandah | Directed by Tony Kandah, Martin Morris L.A. Wars follows Jake Quinn (Vince Murdocco), a disgraced cop who yearns to re-join the LAPD but who makes his living working as a bouncer. But […]

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