26th Aug2014

Review Round-Up: Blood Orgy in The Longest Week at The Cabin

by Phil Wheat

We’re playing catch-up here on Nerdly – after a busy 2 weeks prepping for and then attending this years Frightfest there’s a number of weekly-release reviews to bring you up to speed on. So here they are, reviews of The Cabin, Blood Orgy of the She Devils and The Longest Week. The Cabin Another one […]

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26th Aug2014

‘The Captive’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Matt Ryan, William Troughton | Written by Luke Massey, Benjamin Read | Directed by Luke Massey Royal Marine A.J Budd (Joseph Morgan – Vampire Diaries, Immortals) awakes in a mysterious house. Every day he is forced to fight for his life against grotesque inhuman opponents and no matter how much he tries, he cannot […]

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09th Aug2014

‘You Are Not Alone’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nathan Nolan, Evie Brodie, Simon Dutton, Louise Houghton, Seth Sinclair | Written and Directed by Mark Ezra Here we go again. Another found footage movie. This time the premise steals heavily from the grand-daddy of found footage movies, Cannibal Holocaust, in so much that the film purportedly consists of ‘found’ material from the screen […]

23rd Jul2014

‘The Unleashed’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Trisha Echeverria, Jessica Salgueiro, Colin Paradine, Caroline Williams, Suzanne Farla, Malcolm McDowell, Shane Harbinson, Peter Valdron, L.A. Lopes, Anna Jane Edmonds, Joseph Cannata | Written by Diane Da Silva, L.A. Lopes | Directed by Manuel H. Da Silva There are some horror movies that stick to one of the many horror formulas so rigidly that they become […]

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21st Jun2014

‘Cellar Dweller’ DVD Review (101 Films)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins, Jeffrey Combs, Pamela Bellwood, Miranda Wilson, Vince Edwards, Floyd Levine, Michael Deak | Written by Don Mancini | Directed by John Carl Buechler A monster B-movie from the late 80’s that many people won’t have heard of and many other people will have completely forgotten about, Cellar […]

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06th Jun2014

‘The Pit’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashley Carter, Kaitlin Cullum, Larry Fessenden, Sean Young | Written and Directed by Chad Crawford Kinkle Ada, her family and a small isolated backwoods community worship a mysterious pit. The pit has the power to heal and protect all who honor it but at a deadly price…it demands an occasional sacrifice. The […]

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02nd Jun2014

‘Lord of Illusions’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O’Connor, Famke Janssen, Joseph Latimore, Sheila Tousey, Susan Traylor, Ashley Tesoro, Trevor Edmond, Wayne Grace, Daniel von Bargen, Johnny Venocur  | Written and Directed by Clive Barker Liverpool born Clive Barker is a well-known name in fiction, and especially in horror. His novels have sold millions of copies all over the […]

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25th May2014

Review Round-Up: Demon Legacy, Squatters & Drive Hard

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the first in a new feature here on Nerdly where we take a look at some of the weeks new releases in smaller, more succinct capsule reviews with a rating to let you know whether to Rent, Buy, or wait for Netflix and/or other streaming services… DEMON LEGACY Stars: Anna Maria Demara, Kati […]

11th May2014

‘The Attic’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Raleigh Holmes, Lori Laughlin, Jonathan Silverman, Sterling Beaumon, Steven Weber, Paul James | Written by Josh Stolberg, Nick Taravella | Directed by Josh Stolberg Writer Josh Stolberg, who penned Alexander Aja’s Piranha 3D and the Dane Cook vehicle Good Luck Chuck, turns his hand to both writing and directing with his take of the […]

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11th May2014

‘The Forgotten’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ron Berryessa, Sam Dalton, Olivia Bishop, David Eby, Luke Hatmaker, Nomalanga Eniafe, Jesse Warrick, Annie Thurman, Phil Perry | Written and Directed by Steven Berryessa Three years have passed since war destroyed the world. Civilization has fallen into anarchy and tribalism. In the shattered remains of the Southern United States, an old evil has […]

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27th Apr2014

‘Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ami Dolenz, Andrew Robinson, Soleil Moon Frye, J. Trevor Edmond, Hill Harper, Alexander Polinsky, Mark McCracken, Steve Kanaly, Gloria Hendry | Written by Constantine & Ivan Chachornia | Directed by Jeff Burr Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings was originally released in the UK at a time when I was heavily getting into horror yet was, […]

21st Apr2014

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Blu-ray Review (1989)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Bill Nighy, Alex Hyde-White, Stephanie Lawrence, Terence Harvey, Nathan Lewis, Peter Clapham, Molly Shannon, Emma Rawson, Mark Ryan, Terence Beesley | Written by Duke Sandefur | Directed by Dwight H. Little Christine Day (Schoelen) is a young Broadway singer in New York City. She is auditioning for a show and […]

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19th Apr2014

‘Dolls’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine, Guy Rolfe, Hilary Mason, Bunty Bailey, Cassie Stuart, Stephen Lee | Written by Ed Naha | Directed by Stuart Gordon The second collaboration between Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna and Charles Band, Dolls was originally lensed as a “stop-gap” feature between Gordon’s debut feature Re-Animator and its follow-up, […]

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05th Apr2014

‘The Lodge’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Deanna Cramer, Liz Jones, Elizabeth Kell, Mandi Kreisher, Kevin McClatchy, Owen Szabo | Written by Deb Havener | Directed by Brad Helmink, John Rauschelbach [NB: With The Lodge set for a long-awaited Blu-ray release next week, here’s a repost of my review from the films DVD release back in January 2013] The Lodge sees […]

23rd Mar2014

‘Butcher Boys’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ali Faulkner, Johnny Walter, Derek Lee Nixon, Tory Tompkins, Gregory Kelly, Phillip Wolf, Jon Clinkenbeard, Katie Patterson | Written by Kim Henkel | Directed by Duane Graves, Justin Meeks Kim Henkel, writer of the classic horror The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and writer/director of its third sequel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (although the less […]

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01st Feb2014

‘Banshee Chapter’ DVD Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Katia Winder, Michael McMillian, Ted Levine | Written and Directed by Blair Erickson The Banshee Chapter follows journalist, Anna (Winter) who is investigating the disappearance of her friend James (McMillan). James has been experimenting with strange drugs that the US military used in real life experiments in the 1960s. These experiments had very weird […]

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01st Feb2014

‘The Tenant’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kristen Dalton, David Arquette, Victor Browne, Morissa O’Mara, Alana O’Mara, Franny Hocking, Ken Baumann, Lorraine Nicholson, Bellamy Young, Rome Shadanloo | Written by Nick Antosca | Directed by Chris Jaymes Originally released in the US in 2012 under the title of The Cottage and no doubt renamed to avoid confusion with the similarly themed British film […]

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01st Feb2014

‘Zombie Horde’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Johnny Gel, Fred Williamson, Joseph Scott Anthony, Tommy Beardmore, Jerry Lynch, Alicia Clark, Tokkyo Faison, Didrik Davis | Written and Directed by Ryan Thompson At the end of civilization, zombies greatly outnumber people and every day is a fight to see tomorrow. Just when he is about to give up this fight, rugged wanderer […]

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01st Nov2013

‘Wasteland’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Christopher Mann, Laura L. Cottrel, K.J. Linhein, Ernie Hudson, Doug Bradley, Tom Detrik, Kevin Fennell | Written and Directed by Christian Grillo Originally titled Deer Crossing, Wasteland comes from Christian Grillo, who not only wrote and directed the film but also edited it a well; and judging by the end result he should probably […]

09th Oct2013

‘Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adrienne King, Sabrina Dickens, Sule Rimi, Lee Bane, Richard Goss, Kathy Saxondale, Philip Harvey | Written by Andrew Jones, James Plumb | Directed by James Plumb Welsh filmmakers Andrew Jones and James Plumb re-team once more following Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection, for yet another film that shares it moniker with a previous […]

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08th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Heretic’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andrew Squires, Michael J. Tait, James Zakeri, Jen Nelson, Holly Fletcher, Will Fox | Written and Directed by Peter Handford I have a love-hate relationship with British film, I’ll admit that. But it’s not all my fault, after all once you’ve seen one East-End gangster flick you’ve seen them all right? Which is why, […]

16th Sep2013

‘Outpost 11′ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Billy Clarke, Luke Healy, Joshua Mayes-Cooper, Bernard Hill, Graham Till | Written and Directed by Anthony Woodley Outpost 11, the first feature film for director Anthony Woodley, is science-fiction, pure and simple, and I went into the feature with little-to-no knowledge of what it was about or what to expect. The film stars Billy Clarke […]

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