15th Mar2015

‘Hostages: The Complete Season One’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

If Nordic Noir hits like The Killing have taught us anything it’s that some of the best television doesn’t come from places like America or the United Kingdom but further afield.  When you take the time to look a little further there are difference styles out there and for a lot of viewers burnt out […]

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15th Mar2015

‘Broadchurch: Series Two’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

The return of Broadchurch raised one question, just where would they go with the story now? The answer is one that raises a few questions, such as did it really work? In taking the focus to court and also bringing in a past case a lot of good work from the first series was unravelled, […]

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13th Mar2015

‘Mondo Erotico’ Blu-ray Review (Ascot Elite)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Esther Moser, Vera Chollet, Erik Falk, Esther Studer | Written and Directed by Jess Franco Ah, a Jess Franco Mondo film! Right off the bat I’m excited! Being a fan of efforts like Bruno Mattei’s Libidomania, the idea of a sleazy Mondo film excites me and boy does uncle Jess deliver in his offering! […]

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13th Mar2015

‘Die Marquise von Sade’ Blu-ray Review (Ascot Elite)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Lina Romay, Monica Swinn, Raymond Hardy, Peggy Markoff, Martine Stedil, Andrea Rigano | Written and Directed by Jess Franco It’s that time again ladies and gentlemen! We are entering the sordid world of Jess Franco. My previous reviews have always been for the DVD versions of Ascot Elite’s releases. This time however, I have […]

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12th Mar2015

‘Clown’ DVD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare, Elizabeth Whitmere, Christian Distefano, Chuck Shamata, Matthew Stefiuk, Sarah Scheffer, Allen Altman | Written by Christopher D. Ford, Jon Watts | Directed by Jon Watts An Eli Roth produced horror film about a killer clown. As concepts go, Clown has itself a real doozy. When the clown he […]

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12th Mar2015

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Sally of the Wasteland’

by Richard Axtell

Written by Victor Gischler | Art by Tazio Bettin | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 128pp Southern Lousiana, 82 years after the Fall. The apocalypse has come and gone, leaving behind a withered ravaged landscape of wreckage and mutant crawfish. Still, you gotta laugh, and Sally does, often using her beloved shotgun, Bertha, as the […]

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12th Mar2015

‘The Ninja Immovable Heart’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Rob Baard, Roger Neave, Danny Glover, John Balazs, Blaze Broadway, Cassandra Gava, Aliante Youngdino, Jacob Fyfe, Vivian Langham, Jennifer Rose, Christopher Bunworth, Melinda Di Natale | Written by Rob Baard | Directed by John Balazs, Rob Baard Ninja, Danny Glover and a man wearing a terrible spandex suit – it’s like the 1980s never […]

12th Mar2015

‘Hooked Up’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Jonah Ehrenreich, Júlia Molins, Stephen Ohl, Natascha Wiese | Written and Directed by Pablo Larcuen A dark, loud, found footage horror film set in a Barcelona apartment block at night. No, not that one – with not a fireman in sight, on a lads’ holiday following a bad breakup, two awful young Americans hook […]

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11th Mar2015

‘Wild Card’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik García-Lorido, Milo Ventimiglia, Stanley Tucci, Max Casella, Jason Alexander, Sofía Vergara, Anne Heche, Matthew Willig | Written by William Goldman | Directed by Simon West Nick Wild (Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a […]

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11th Mar2015

‘World War X: Vol. 1′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Written by Jerry Frissen | Art by Peter Snejbjerg | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 56pp Adesh Khan is an anthropologist working on the top secret Project IX, a project that aims to reconnect ancient stone blocks in a circle as they were 4 billion years ago. However, when someone else on the […]

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11th Mar2015

‘American Ghost Story’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: David Hayter, Maria del Mar, Casey Hudecki, Amanda Joy Lim, Adrienne Kress, Frank Moore, Samantha Wan, Shara Kim, Craig Porritt | Written and Directed by Joseph O’Brien I never really understand the need to rename horror films once they have already been released under a different name, but I guess there are plenty of […]

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10th Mar2015

‘John Wick’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Adrianne Palicki, Omer Barnea, Toby Leonard Moore, Daniel Bernhardt, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick | Written by Derek Kolstad | Directed by Chad Stahelski Keanu Reeves has, in recent years, seemingly been making headway in to the action genre with films like 47 […]

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10th Mar2015

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Norman Vol.1′

by Richard Axtell

Written by Stan Silas | Translastion by Ivanka Hahnenberger | Art by Stan Silas | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 64pp Norman is eight years old. He also likes to kill people. Trying to follow in the footsteps of one of his heroes, Jason Voorhees, Norman likes to lure his classmates away from school and kill […]

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09th Mar2015

Book Review: ‘The Avengers Vault’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Peter A. David | Published by Aurum Press | Format: Hardback, 176pp It’s hard not to notice that a new Avengers film is on its way.  Avengers: Age of Ultron brings in more characters from the Marvel Universe, but if you’ve not read the comics you may find yourself wondering just where these […]

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09th Mar2015

‘Horns’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Heather Graham, David Morse | Written by Keith Bunin (screenplay), Joe Hill (novel) | Directed by Alexandre Aja Based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill (that’s horror maestro Stephen King’s son), Horns is a spellbinding gothic fairy tale that tackles lost love and the pits of human […]

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09th Mar2015

Review Round-Up: ‘Contracted’ & ‘The Skeleton Twins’

by Phil Wheat

CONTRACTED Stars: Najarra Townsend, Charley Koontz, Matt Mercer, Alice Macdonald, Katie Stegeman, Caroline Williams | Written and Directed by Eric England Contracted, originally screened at Frightfest back in 2013, stars Najarra Townsend as Samantha, a young woman who contracts something nasty after being date-raped at a party. Over the course of a few short days, […]

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08th Mar2015

’71′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Anderson, Richard Dormer, Charlie Murphy, Valene Kane, Martin McCann, Sam Hazeldine, Killian Scott, David Wilmot, Barry Keoghan | Written by Gregory Burke | Directed by Yann Demange As a fan of history I always find myself interested in films like ’71 which look at the complicated issues […]

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08th Mar2015

Frightfest Glasgow 2015: ‘Clown’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare, Elizabeth Whitmere, Christian Distefano, Chuck Shamata, Matthew Stefiuk, Sarah Scheffer, Allen Altman | Written by Christopher D. Ford, Jon Watts | Directed by Jon Watts There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Clown, no doubt because purveyor of gore and grue, Eli Roth (Hostel), has his name attached […]

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08th Mar2015

‘Assassin’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Danny Dyer, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Anouska Mond, Deborah Moore, Robert Cavanah, Holly Weston, Paul Terry, Natalia Ryumina, Bruce Lawrence, Kris Sommerville | Written and Directed by J.K. Amalou What can we say about Danny Dyer? Well that you probably had a reaction to that name at least shows that he has an impact on […]

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06th Mar2015

‘Doctor Who: 11th Doctor Vol. 1 – After Life’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Al Ewing, Rob Williams | Art by Simon Fraser, Boo Cook | Colorists: Gary Caldwell, Hi-Fi | Published by Titan Comics | Format: HC, 128pp With a force of personality capable of bending time itself and all the energy of a star’s exploding heart, the Doctor blasts into the hollow, tragic life of […]

06th Mar2015

‘Doctor Who: 10th Doctor Vol. 1 – Revolutions Of Terror’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Nick Abadzis | Art by Elena Casagrande | Colorist: Arianna Florean | Published by Titan Comics | Format: HC, 128pp Two strangers: the Doctor, charming, eccentric Time Lord with a past dark and heavy as a black hole; Gabriella Gonzalez waitress and wannabe artist with a future dragging her down like lead chains. […]

05th Mar2015

‘The Voices’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Jacki Weaver, Anna Kendrick, Ella Smith, Paul Chahidi, Stanley Townsend, Adi Shankar, Sam Spruell, Valerie Koch, Paul Brightwell, Alessa Kordeck | Written by Michael R. Perry | Directed by Marjane Satrapi In the smallest of small towns, Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is the enthusiastic, socially awkward newbie in the packing division of a bathroom manufacture. Behind […]

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