28th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘The Entity’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Daniella Mendoza, Rodrigo Fala, Carlos Casella, Mario Gaviria, Diego Seminario | Written by Eduardo Schuldt, Sandro Ventura | Directed by Eduardo Schuldt I don’t know whay i punish myself sometimes… You probably all know I’m not a fan of found-footage horror movies, usually because filmmakers use the concept as a lazy way of generating […]

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28th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Wind Walkers’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Zane Holtz, Glen Powell, Kiowa Gordon, Philip Burke, Johnny Sequoyah, J. LaRose, Rudy Youngblood, Castille Landon, Christopher Kriesa | Written and Directed by Russell Friedenberg From the films from actor/writer/director Russell Friedenberg that I have seen, it seems – at least to me – like he has a fascination with three things: Native American […]

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28th Aug2015

FrightFest 2015: ‘Landmine Goes Click’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Sterling Knight, Spencer Locke, Dean Geyer, Kote Tolordava, Giorgi Tsaava, Helen Nelson, Nana Kiknadze, Nika Apriashvili | Written by Levan Bakhia, Adrian Colussi, Lloyd S. Wagner | Directed by Levan Bakhia Generally speaking, I’m a fan of the ‘protagonist(s) are trapped in a single location’ sub-genre of the thriller. I have previously enjoyed a […]

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28th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Hellions’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Luke Bilyk, Nicholas Craig, Sydney Cross, Peter DaCunha, Robert Patrick, Chloe Rose | Written by Pascal Trottier | Directed by Bruce McDonald Review by Scott Clark Hellions, the latest from Canadian director Bruce McDonald is overwhelmingly disappointing considering how impressive his 2008 horror venture Pontypool was. On Halloween night, Dora Vogel (Chloe Rose) is a fraught pregnant […]

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28th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Pod’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lauren Ashley Carter, Larry Fessenden, Dean Cates, Brian Morvant, John Weselcouch, Forrest McClain | Written and Directed by Mickey Keating Ed and Lyla are so worried about their psychologically unstable brother Martin they head to the family cabin in the woods to stage an intervention. What greets them is a raving paranoid individual rambling […]

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28th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Cherry Tree’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anna Walton, Naomi Battrick, Sam Hazeldine, Patrick Gibson, Minnie Phipps | Written by Brendan McCarthy | Directed by David Keating Faith’s world is turned upside down when she finds out her father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, Faith finds a compassionate spirit and much-needed mother figure. […]

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28th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Turbo Kid’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright. Aaron Jeffery, Romano Orzri, Orphée Ladouceur | Written and Directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell As a kid there were three distinct phases in my movie-watching life. The first was when we rented a Betamax player from the local electrical retailer – who just […]

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27th Aug2015

‘The Falling’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Maxine Peake, Maisie Williams, Florence Pugh, Anna Burnett, Greta Scacchi, Rose Caton, Lauren McCrostie, Katie Ann Knight, Evie Hooton, Monica Dolan, Mathew Baynton, Morfydd Clark | Written and Directed by Carol Morley If there is one thing we know, it’s that growing up isn’t easy. Trying to find your place in the world is […]

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27th Aug2015

‘Gryphon Knight Epic’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

While some games are designed to show off just how powerful the new console hardware is these days, or how impressive they can look on top end PCs, there are also games that look back to the 2D days of platform games and shoot ‘em ups. Gryphon Knight Epic is yet another one of those, […]

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27th Aug2015

‘No Escape’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Thanawut Kasro, Chatchawai Kamonsakpitak | Written by John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle | Directed by John Erick Dowdle Owen Wilson might seem like an unlikely action hero, but there was a time when he looked primed to become America’s next golden-haired champion of good and kicking ass. Roles in films like Behind Enemy Lines […]

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26th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Night of the Living Deb’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Maria Thayer, Michael Cassidy, Ray Wise, Chris Marquette, Julie Brister, Syd Wilder, Brian Sacca, Grant Garry, Ned Donovan | Written by Kyle Rankin, Andy Selsor | Directed by Kyle Rankin There are some films that, upon viewing, you just can’t help but fall in love with (and Night of the Living Deb is not the […]

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26th Aug2015

‘Doctor Who: Four Doctors #3′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Paul Cornell | Art by Neil Edwards | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Well, here we are, at the Issue 3 midway point of 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. For the […]

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26th Aug2015

‘Gravity Falls 2×14: The Stanchurian Candidate’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“HOLD ON TO THAT BRANCH OR DIE, CAT!” Every place-setter episode risks biting off more than it can chew on the way to setting up future adventures. ‘The Stanchurian Candidate’ is fun and lively for the most part, but it never quite has time to land any of its threads in a satisfying place. The opening […]

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26th Aug2015

‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Blu-ray Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Sofia Boutella, Kyle Soller, Nicholas Pinnock, Parker Sawyers, Michaela Coel, Rajinikanth, Jesse Nagy | Written by Tom Green, Jay Basu | Directed by Tom Green It was probably inevitable that a critical and commercial success like Monsters would spawn a sequel. The general concern upon announcement was that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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