25th Aug2015

‘Madman’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones, Jan Claire, Alexander Murphy Jr., Tom Candela, Frederick Neumann, Michael Sullivan, Paul Ehlers, Tom Veilleux, Stephen Clark, Vicki Kenneally, Shelley Mathes, Lori Mathes | Written and Directed by Joe Giannone Urban Legends and camp-fires are the perfect way to start a horror film. Point to an […]

25th Aug2015

‘Nightmare City’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Francisco Rabal, Sonia Viviani, Eduardo Fajardo, Stefania D’Amario, Mel Ferrer, Sara Franchetti, Manuel Zarzo | Written by Antonio Cesare Corti, Luis María Delgado | Directed by Umberto Lenzi Zombies don’t run! …or something like that right? I never actually stick to that; I’m not one of the people who […]

25th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Sun Choke’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Hagan, Barbara Crampton, Sara Malakul Lane, Evan Jones, Jim Boeven | Written and Directed by Ben Cresciman One of four films at this years Frightfest to feature 80s horror icon Barbara Crampton (the others being We Are Still Here, Road Games and Tales of Halloween), Sun Choke stars the wonderful Sarah Hagan, who […]

24th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Hangman’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Kate Ashfield, Ryan Simpkins, Ty Simpkins, Eric Michael Cole | Written by Adam Mason, Simon Boyes | Directed by Adam Mason I can’t imagine what it must feel like to return home after a family holiday, only to find your house as well as your belongings trashed by an intruder. That’s exactly what happens to Aaron […]

24th Aug2015

‘Rick And Morty 2×05: Get Schwifty’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“It’s possible that we may have been correlating some things that were not related at all.” ‘Get Schwifty’ is a long way from Rick and Morty‘s best, an uneven twenty-odd minutes hewing closer to the tepid satire of South Park than to the show’s signature blend of gonzo adventure, ugly emotion, and I-don’t-give-a-shit alien names. The big-picture government […]

23rd Aug2015

‘Hannibal 3×12: The Number of the Beast is 666′ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“You owe me awe.” Mouthing off has never been rebuked in so direct a fashion. In ‘The Number of the Beast is 666,’ Dolarhyde gets his borrowed teeth into Dr. Chilton’s much-abused flesh. The Dragon may use dentures to disguise his bite pattern and to make his bite more painful, but they also perform a […]

23rd Aug2015

The 18th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival – Report

by Catherina Gioino

“The filmmaker must follow not traditional thinking.” The filmmaker “must be driving on and across complex, multi-layered, deeply meaningful roads.” And such is the requirement for this year’s theme of “Illuminate” at the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival, held on May 29 to June 7, 2015. In an attempt to bring world class films to Brooklyn […]

21st Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Stung’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Matt O’Leary, Jessica Cook, Lance Henriksen, Clifton Collins Jr., Cecilia Pillado | Written by Adam Aresty | Directed by Benni Diez I love creature features. I love “killer bug” movies – like Infestation – even more (which would also explain my love for the Earth Defence Force video games). So it was pretty much guaranteed […]

21st Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Zombie Fight Club’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andy On, Jessica Cambensy, Michael Wong, Terence Yin, Abby Fung, Jack Kao, Han Chang, Heng-yin Chou, Sharon Hsu, Philip Ng, Chi Zhang, Kwok Cheung Tsang, Candy Ka-Man Yuen | Written and Directed by Joe Chien A sequel to Joe Chien’s zombie horror-cum-torture porn flick, Zombie 108, Zombie Fight Club sees Andy (Andy On) and […]

21st Aug2015

‘Tales from the Borderlands: Ep 4 – Escape Plan Bravo’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If there is one thing you can say about Telltale Games, it’s that they take themselves too seriously at times. The Walking Dead hit hard at your emotions, Game of Thrones has tried the same. Tales from the Borderlands brings back the fun – for the most part – it also tried to keep things […]

21st Aug2015

‘Review 2×04: Cult, Perfect Body’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“It’s easy. You find some vulnerable people, you isolate them, you exploit them financially. Then, rivers of blood.” Lucille calls it right from the get-go. When a man about to open a CrossFit gym asks Forrest what it’s like to be a cult leader he might as well start chiseling tombstones. Forrest himself even admits, […]

20th Aug2015

‘Doctor Who: Four Doctors #2′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Paul Cornell | Art by Neil Edwards | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp After such a strong start to the Dr Who Event, the ‘event’ being a 5 comic mini-series published weekly and teaming up the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth incarnations of The Doctor, I was curious to see if writer […]

20th Aug2015

‘The Knick: The Complete First Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

What do you get if you cross a period drama set in the early twentieth century, and a medical drama? The answer is The Knick, a Steven Soderbergh directed television show at the deadly cutting edge of surgery… Set in New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital the show focuses on the lives of the people who work […]

20th Aug2015

‘My Darling Clementine’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Ward Bond, Alan Mowbray, John Ireland, Roy Roberts, Jane Darwell, Grant Withers | Written by Samuel G. Engel, Winston Miller | Directed by John Ford It is agreed by many that John Ford directed some of the best Westerns of all time, […]

19th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘The Lesson’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Hands, Evan Bendall, Michaela Prchalová, Rory Coltart, Joshua Wedge | Written and Directed by Ruth Platt Very much a reflection of modern society, especially given the film was inspired by a real life event when a teacher, after 20 years of teaching – with no prior episodes of anger or violence – suddenly […]

18th Aug2015

‘La Grande Bouffe’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi, Andréa Ferréol, Solange Blondeau, Florence Giorgetti, Michèle Alexandre, Monique Chaumette, Henri Piccoli | Written by Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona | Directed by Marco Ferreri La Grande Bouffe is a film about food, about decadence and about over indulgence. Not knowing much about the film before watching it, […]

18th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Final Girl’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Alexander Ludwig, Logan Huffman, Cameron Bright | Written by Adam Prince, Stephen Scarlata, Alejandro Seri, Johnny Silver | Directed by Tyler Shields Each and every year a Frightfest there always seems to be an overriding theme that ties a lot of the films screeening there – be they in the […]

17th Aug2015

‘Videodrome’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley, Lynne Gorman, Julie Khaner, Reiner Schwarz, David Bolt, Lally Cadeau | Written and Directed by David Cronenberg Out of all the David Cronenberg films I’ve seen, Videodrome always sticks with me as my favourite and some of his best work, if not […]

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17th Aug2015

‘The Town that Dreaded Sundown’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope, Joshua Leonard, Andy Abele, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Ed Lauter, Arabella Field, Denis O’Hare | Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Earl E. Smith | Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon What do you get if you remake a movie, but in truth make it more of a sequel to […]

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17th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘These Final Hours’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nathan Phillips, Angourie Rice, Jessica de Gouw, Kathryn Beck, Daniel Henshall, Sarah Snook, Lynette Curran | Written and Directed by Zak Hilditch Another “the end of the world is nigh” film – these things seem to crop up every few years or so – These Final Hours is literally that: a look at the […]

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17th Aug2015

‘Hannibal 3×11: …And the Beast From the Sea’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I don’t know what will happen in the house.” Motion and stillness are one, life and death are mirrors of each other, and to oppose your enemy is to be united with him. Hannibal has always been interested in blurring the boundaries between concepts, and between people, both in the minds of its addled characters and for […]

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17th Aug2015

‘Rick and Morty 2×04: Total Rickall’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“We could be infested with these things, so we gotta keep an eye out for any zany, wacky characters that pop up.” ‘Total Rickall’ presents a race of alien parasites who mooch off of their hosts by insinuating themselves into their lives via the creation of false memories. They multiply in the fertile mental territory […]

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