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 […]

15th Aug2013

‘Rites of Spring’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anessa Ramsey, AJ Bowen, Katherine Randolph, Sonny Marinelli | Written and Directed by Padraig Reynolds In the spring of 1984 five teenagers went missing including Mississippi Beauty Queen Tara Grinstead. Then suddenly, the disappearances stopped. But the following spring it began again with the vanishing of a string of young girls, most notably Wendy […]

27th Jul2013

‘The Banshee Chapter’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katia Winder, Michael McMillian, Ted Levine | Written and Directed by Blair Erickson Much like the recently reviewed The Dyatlov Pass Incident, The Banshee Chapter (though the title is just Banshee Chapter on screen)is a blend of fact and fiction – this time based on real documents, actual test subject testimony and uncovered secrets […]

09th Jun2013

‘The Wicked’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Devon Werkheiser, Nicole Forester, Caitlin Carmichael, Justin Deeley, Cassie Keller | Written by Michael Vickerman | Directed by Peter Winther “Season of the Equinox, the witch besets her kill; one less soul in the town to know, taken against their will.” A urban legend that nearly every child in the small town of Summerset […]

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18th May2013

‘The Stone Tape’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Jane Asher, Michael Bryant, Ian Cuthbertson, Michael Bates, Reginald Marsh, Tom Chadbon, John Forgeham, Philip Trewinnard, James Cosmo | Written by Nigel Kneale | Directed by Peter Sasdy  I’ve never been a huge fan of ghost stories, largely because most of them feel (if you’ll excuse the pun) insubstantial and are more often than not resolved cheaply and […]

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11th May2013

‘Sick Boy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Skye McCole Bartusiak, Marc Donato, Debbie Rochon, Cas Rooney, Greg Dorchak | Written and Directed by Tim T. Cunningham Tim T. Cunningham is a name you may not recognise but he has been working as a visual effect artist since 1997 on some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, including Armageddon, The Patriot, X-Men First Class […]

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28th Apr2013

‘The Wrong House’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Marc Singer, Art LaFleur, Hayley DuMond, Janey Gioiosa, Paul McGill, Rebekah Kennedy, Victoria Vance, Jon Cobb | Written and Directed by Eric Hurt You’d be forgiven for thinking that The Wrong House is yet another “in the woods” slasher flick given the generic DVD box art (which is decidedly similar to 101 Films’ previous […]

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15th Apr2013

‘Warriors of the Steppe: Myn Bala’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Assylkhan Tolepov, Aliya Telebarisova, Kuralay Anarbekova, Ayan Utepbergenov | Written by Muhammad Mamyrbekov, Javik Sizdikov, Timur Zhaksylykov | Directed by Akan Satayev It’s a story we can all relate to: boy sees entire tribe slaughtered by enemy warriors, goes into hiding with survivors and becomes the greatest freedom fighter his country’s ever seen. Oh, and he also meets a […]

12th Jan2013

‘The Lodge’ 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 Originally lensed in 2008 and only now getting a DVD release in the UK, The Lodge sees a couple’s quiet weekend break turn into a nightmarish fight for survival – […]

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07th Oct2012

‘The Maze’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Shalaina Castle, Brandon Sean Pearson, Clare Niederpruem, Kyle Paul, Tye Nelson, Adam Johnson, Sarah Kent | Written by Timothy Gutierrez, Katy Baldwin | Directed by Stephen Shimek Five friends break into a closed corn maze in the middle of the night and decide to play a harmless game of tag. Little do they know […]

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18th Aug2012

‘Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andrew Divoff, Jeffrey Combs, Sarah Lieving, Robin Sydney, Adam Chambers, Melissa Jo Bailey | Written and Directed by Jeff Broadstreet A prequel to director Jeff Broadstreet’s 2006 3D “remake” of Night of the Living Dead, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation (that’s one hell of a long title) follows mortician Gerald Tovar, Jr. […]

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11th Aug2012

‘Devil Riders’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Thorne, Jasmine Waltz, Bertie Higgins, J.D. Rudometkin, Debra Hopkins, Jay Wisell, Ryan Caldwell | Written by Bertie Higgins, Julian Higgins, Larry Madill | Directed by Julian Higgins Originally released in the US in 2009 under the less sensationalist title of Poker Run, Devil Riders is the latest in a long line of films […]

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