31st Oct2013

Frightfest 2013: ‘Nothing Left to Fear’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Clancy Brown, Anne Heche, Rebekah Brandes, Ethan Peck, James Tupper, Jennifer Stone | Written by Jonathan W.C. Mills | Directed by Anthony Leonardi III Nothing Left to Fear is the first terrific terror tale from Slasher Films (founded by Guns N’ Roses rock legend/horror nut Slash), directed by Gore Verbinski’s visionary protégé Anthony Leonardi III. […]

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30th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Undead or Alive’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chris Kattan, James Denton, Navi Rawat, Brian Posehn | Written by Glasgow Phillips, Scott Pourroy | Directed by Glasgow Phillips Undead or Alive tells the story of army deserter Elmer Winslow and local wannabe cowboy Luke Budd. The two go on the run after escaping from, and then robbing, the corrupt Sheriff Claypool. Whilst […]

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29th Oct2013

Frightfest 2013: ‘The Station’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler, Brigitte Kren, Peter Knaac | Written by Benjamin Hessler | Directed by Marvin Kren Rammbock director Marvin Kren turns his hand to an ecological themed monster-movie that sees a group of technicians and scientists at an alpine research station discover a glacier of blood high in the mountains. Testing […]

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28th Oct2013

‘In Fear’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Alice Englert, Iain De Caestecker, Allen Leech | Written and Directed by Jeremy Lovering I missed In Fear at FrightFest so I was glad to catch a screening of this interesting-sounding horror. It stars Alice Englert and Iain De Caestecker (lately of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as a young new couple on a drive to a secluded […]

27th Oct2013

Frightfest 2013: ‘Discopath’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jeremie Earp-Lavergne, Katharine Cleland, Ingrid Falaise, Pierre Lenoir, Ivan Freud | Written and Directed by Renaud Gauthier I’ve said it many times before and I’ve no doubt I’ll say it many times again, but Canadians know how to make damn good horror flicks and guess what? They also know how to do great retro-grindhouse flicks […]

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27th Oct2013

Frightfest 2013: ‘Patrick’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Martin Crewes, Peta Sergeant | Written by Justin King | Directed by Mark Hartley Former music video director Mark Hartley came to prominence, at least to me, in 2008 when his wonderful documentary Not Quite Hollywood, which detailed the “Ozploitation” genre, exploded on film blogs and movie sites across […]

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26th Oct2013

Frightfest 2013: ‘Soulmate’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers, Nick Brimble, Emma Cleasby | Written and Directed by Axelle Carolyn Actress Axelle Carolyn first turned her hand to directing with the well-received short The Last Post in 2011, she followed it up with the short The Halloween Kid, which screened as part of the International Short Film […]

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25th Oct2013

‘The People Under the Stairs’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, Sean Whalen, A.J. Langer, Ving Rhames, Bill Cobbs, Kelly Jo Minter | Written and Directed by Wes Craven In every neighbourhood there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid… “Fool” may be a streetwise kid, but he makes a decidedly […]

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23rd Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Cradle Will Fall’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Colleen Porch, Joel Bryant, Ridege Canipe | Written by Lars Jacobson | Directed by Lars Jacobson, Amardeep Keleka Cradle Will Fall aka Baby Blues, the debut feature from the team of Lars Jacobson and Amardeep Keleka, is based (very loosely) on the true story of Andrea Yates – a Texan mother who drowned her […]

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22nd Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘The Clinic’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tabrett Bethell, Andy Whitfield, Freya Stafford | Written and Directed by James Rabbitts Allegedly inspired by true events, but seemingly more inspired by the urban legend of waking up in a bath of ice with an organ removed, The Clinic tells the story of Cameron (Whitfield) and his pregnant fiancee Beth (Bethell) who are […]

20th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Birdemic’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore | Written and Directed by James Nguyen Birdemic, described by director James Nguyen as a romantic thriller, is a story about a young couple falling in love against the backdrop of a batshit insane tale of a town under siege by homicidal eagles! Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (in […]

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19th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Squirm’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan, Peter MacLean, Fran Higgins | Written and Directed by Jeff Lieberman The 70s was, shall we say, an “interesting” time in cinema. Whilst mainstream Hollywood was churning out some of its most revered movies – The Godafather, The Exorcist, Mean Streets, and pretty much the entire […]

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18th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Devoured’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Marta Milans, Kara Jackson, Bruno Gunn, Tyler Hollinger, Sal Rendino, David Conley, Luis Harris | Written by Marc Landau | Directed by Greg Olliver I’d heard of Greg Olliver, the director of Devoured through his work on the documentary Lemmy back in 2010, so was interested in what this, a horror film, would be […]

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17th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘The Wicker Man – The Final Cut’ Blu-Ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt, Lindsay Kemp, Aubrey Morris | Written by Anthony Shaffer | Directed by Robin Hardy It’s time once again for us to keep our appointment with The Wicker Man but this time as we’ve not seen him before. After long-thought to be lost footage was found and […]

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15th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘We Are the Night’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich, Anna Fischer, Max Riemelt | Written by Dennis Gansel, Jan Berger | Directed by Dennis Gansel Filmed in 2010 and often billed as female version of The Lost Boys, We Are The Night is a German take on the vampire legend that follows Lena, a small time crook […]

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14th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Spiders 3D’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Patrick Muldoon, Christa Campbell, William Hope, Shelly Varod, Pete Lee-Wilson, Jon Mack, Sydney Sweeney | Written by Joseph Farrugia | Directed by Tibor Takacs I love a good (or so bad its good) monster movie – as you can probably tell by the number of them I’ve reviewed here at Nerdly. So when a new […]

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13th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Smash Cut’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: David Hess, Sasha Grey, Jesse Buck, Michael Berryman, Herschell Gordon Lewis | Written by Ian Driscoll | Directed by Lee Demarbe Abel Whitman (Hess) is a director on the edge – the edge of the industry, the edge of society and the edge of insanity – and his films are universally panned by audiences […]

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11th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Blood Car’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mike Brune, Katie Rowlett, Anna Chlumsky, Marla Malcom | Written and Directed by Alex Orr Set in the very near future where fuel prices are at an astronomical high and no-one can afford to drive any more, vegan schoolteacher Archie (Brune) is trying to invent an alternative engine that runs on wheatgrass, but when […]

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10th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘The Disco Exorcist’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Reed, Sarah Nicklin, Ruth Sullivan, Alex Aponte, Brandon Luis Aponte, Danielle Gelehrter, Gio Castellano | Written by Tony Nunes | Directed by Richard Griffin You know exactly what you’re getting into with a film like The Disco Exorcist, especially given that the film opens with a disclaimer that exclaims the producers can’t even […]

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09th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Dead Sushi’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Rina Takeda, Kentarô Shimazu, Takamasa Suga, Takashi Nishina, Asami, Yui Murata | Written and Directed by Noboru Iguchi This Japanese film, directed by Noboru Iguchi (Tokyo Gore Police, Robo-Geisha), is one of those films that is unique to its region. It blends action, comedy and horror with splatter gore and over-the-top sequences to creature […]

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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, […]

07th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘I Spit on Your Grave 2′ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jemma Dallender, Yavor Baharov, Joe Absolom, Aleksandar Aleksiev, Mary Stockley | Written by Neil Elman, Thomas Fenton | Directed by Steven R. Monroe So it’s that time of year again. October. The trees are changing, the sky is darkening and Halloween is just around the corner. It seems only fitting then, that horror movies […]

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