26th Dec2011

‘Battle Recon: The Call to Duty’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Scott Martin, Clint Glenn Hummel ,Tony Pauletto ,Brandon Davis ,Johnny Kios, Riley Litman, Alberto Frezza | Written and Directed by Scott Martin Scott Martin, who previous wrote and starred in the well-received horror flick The Rig, here turns his hand to directing and the war genre with a film set in the aftermath of […]

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09th Dec2011

‘Camp Hell’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Dana Delany, Andrew McCarthy, Caroline London, Will Denton, Bruce Davison, Jesse Eisenberg, Connor Paolo | Written and Directed by George VanBuskirk When reviewing a movie about a Christian summer camp and you are an atheist it’s quite an interesting prospect really. You have to try not to judge the characters for their beliefs and […]

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06th Dec2011

‘My Pure Joy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexei Ryan, Lisa Frantz, Cory Jacob | Written and Directed by James Cullen Bressack Ever wanted to watch a film that pays homage to some of the most notorious on-screen movie deaths and turns them up to 11? Then My Pure Joy is the film for you! The story of Adam (Ryan) a horror-movie obsessed […]

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14th Nov2011

‘The Exterminator’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Ginty, Steve James, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George | Written and Directed by James Glickenhaus Arrow Video are back again with another fantastic new Blu-ray release. Getting the Arrow treatment this time round is the exploitation movie classic The Exterminator which stars Robert Ginty as John Eastland, a Vietnam vet pushed over the edge […]

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09th Nov2011

‘Grindhouse Trailer Classics Vol.3′ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Introduced by Kim Newman | Produced by Marc Morris, Jake West Nucleus Films follow up the critically acclaimed first two volumes in the Grindhouse Trailer Classics series with this all-new third volume, featuring even more outrageous and crazy trailers for movies from the heady days of cult and exploitation cinema, the likes of which have […]

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29th Oct2011

Book Review: ‘Hellbent’ – by Cherie Priest

by Paul Metcalf

When we left Cherie Priest’s Bloodshot there were a few questions to be answered. Of course mentioning them would be potential spoilers but it’s fair to say that I was hopeful that Hellbent the next book in the Raylene Pendle story would answer a few. I’d say it answered at least one but offered even more to what was […]

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18th Oct2011

‘Ninja Girl’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Aiko Ito, Shuji Kashiwabara, Daisuke Nagakura, Kentaro Shimazu, Ben Hiura | Written and Directed by Seji Chiba Ninja, just the name is cool right? So when you get a movie and it’s called Ninja Girl you can’t help but be intrigued. You expect kick ass fights and a girl kicking major ninja ass and when the […]

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16th Oct2011

‘The Guardian’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall, MIguel Ferrer | Written by Stephen Volk, Dan Greenburg | Directed by William Friedkin Nature can be beautiful and it can be evil. Druids worshipped it as a god, making sacrifices as offerings to it so they could be in its favour. Well that’s what we […]

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16th Oct2011

‘Shiver’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Junio Valverde, Francesc Orella, Mar Sodupe, Jimmy Barnatán | Written by Hernán Migoya, Alejandro Hernández | Directed by Isidro Ortiz Moving to an isolated village to try and get away from the sun would probably be a hard thing for a teenage boy, but when people start dying around you and the villagers look […]

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10th Oct2011

‘The Cheerleaders/Revenge of the Cheerleaders’ Review (ArrowDrome)

by Phil Wheat

THE CHEERLEADERS Stars: Stephanie Fondue, Denise Dillaway, Jovita Bush, Sandy Evans, Brandy Woods | Written by Ace Baandige, Paul Glickler, Tad Richards | Directed by Paul Glickler High schooler Jeannie dreams of joining the school cheerleading squad in the hopes that popularity and a loss of virginity will follow. What she doesn’t know is that […]

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10th Oct2011

‘Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Roxane Mesquida, Nicholas Ofczarek, Andrea Zogg, Carlos Leal | Written by Michael Steiner, Stefanie Japp | Directed by Michael Steiner The Sennentuntschi a creature built out of cloth and straw made by shepherds in the Swiss Alps to entertain themselves on the lonely nights alone with only the sheep. She comes alive and gives […]

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08th Oct2011

‘House of Bones’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charisma Carpenter, Marcus Lyle Brown, Ricky Wayne, Kyle Clements, Collin Galyean, Corin Nemec | Written by Anthony C. Ferrante, Jay Frasco | Directed by Jeffery Lando This horror yarn (headlined by Corin Nemec and Charisma Carpenter) takes you on the journey with a group of reality television ghost hunters as they get trapped in […]

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07th Oct2011

‘Snow Beast’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: John Schneider, Jason London, Danielle Chuchran, Paul D. Hunt, Kari Hawker | Written by Brittany Wiscombe | Directed by Brian Brough Snow Beast, shot in 2011, and not to be confused with the 1977 TV movie Snowbeast which starred Bo Svenson and Yvette Mimieux, and is set in the same locale (a snowy hillside) […]

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26th Sep2011

‘The House by the Cemetery’ DVD Review (Arrowdrome)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza, Silvia Collatina | Written by Dardano Sacchetti | Directed by Lucio Fulci Lucio Fulci sure had a way with films, especially his “Gates of Hell” trilogy. Arrow Video now complete their Blu-Ray release of the trilogy with The House by the Cemetery (the other two being […]

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22nd Sep2011

‘Umbrage’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Doug Bradley, Rita Ramnani, Jonnie Hurn, Natalie Celino | Written and Directed by Drew Cullingham Did you know that before Eve existed Adam had another wife named Lilith? Did you know vampire cowboys can be fans of Buffy? These are two of the things you will find out when you watch Umbrage: The First Vampire. […]

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14th Sep2011

‘Dexter: Season Five’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julia Stiles, Peter Weller, Jonny Lee Miller | Directed by Various | Based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Dexter: Season Five comes off a tragic ending for the last season and probably one of the most life altering moments of Dexter’s life. His pride on being emotionless is torn from him […]

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14th Sep2011

‘Wreckage’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Scoot McNairy, Aaron Paul, Kelly Kruger, Mike Erwin | Written by David Frigerio | Directed by John Mallory Asher When Wreckage first started it had me worried. The basic premise of the opening scene is two kids caught up in a shooting of their mother and her bully of a boyfriend. The thing that worried me […]

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26th Aug2011

Frightfest 2011 Review: ‘Vile’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Eric Jay Beck, April Matson, Akeem Smith, Greg Cipes, Elisha Skorman, Heidi Mueller, Maya Hazen, Rob Kirkland | Written by Eric Jay Beck, Rob Kowsaluk | Directed by Taylor Sheridan Ah, the torture-porn genre, how I’ve missed you. Not really. But it does seem that every year FrightFest manages to pull a new example of […]

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22nd Aug2011

Book Review: ‘Undead’ – by John Russo

by Paul Metcalf

Undead by John Russo is a book of two halves. The first half is the novelisation of Night of the Living Dead and the second part is the novelisation of the first concept for Return of the Living Dead. This is interesting to read as it’s totally different than the movie it became. This version of Return was more […]

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22nd Aug2011

Book Review: ‘Bloodshot’ – by Cherie Priest

by Paul Metcalf

Vampires; since when did they become so passé in the horror world? It’s a shame really and it’s easy to blame Twilight for the watering down of one of the darker creatures of the imaginary worlds of fiction. Sometimes though we can escape the almost incessant deluge of emo vampires and we find one that […]

24th Jul2011

‘The Pack’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Yolande Moreau, Émilie Dequenne, Benjamin Biolay | Written and Directed by Franck Richard France right now is arguably a boiling pot for horror. Whether it’s a movie like Martyrs, designed to make you think more about the subject matter, or like Haute Tension, an onslaught of pure violence, the French are never scared to […]

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24th Jul2011

‘Gallants’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Teddy Robin, Wong You Nam, Jia Xiao Chen, MC Jin, Li Hai Tao, Law Wing Cheong, Leung Siu Lung, Chan Koon Tai, Susan Shaw, Chan Wai Man, Li Ka, Turbo Law | Directed by Derek Kwok, Clement Cheng When legendary kung fu master Law Sun (Teddy Robin) unexpectedly awakes from a 30-year coma he […]

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