13th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Dead Night’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Brea Grant, AJ Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Sophie Dalah, Elise Luthman, Joshua Hoffman, Daniel Roebuck, Joy Osmanski, Alison Haislip, Sky Soleil, Alexander Ward, Dianna Miranda, Ryan Schwartzman | Written by Irving Walker | Directed by Brad Baruh I can see some people already rolling their eyes when they hear about another ‘cabin in the woods’ […]

30th Jul2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Udo Kier, Thomas Lennon, Alex Beh, Barbara Crampton, Nelson Franklin, Skeeta Jenkins, Michael Paré, Jenny Pellicer, Charlyne Yi | Written by S. Craig Zahler | Directed by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet in his […]

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04th Jun2018

Grimmfest announce 2018′s festival special guest

by Phil Wheat

UK genre film festival Grimmfest have announced that this year’s 10th Anniversary festival will take place at the ODEON Manchester Great Northern, 4th-7th October – and that the special guest will be actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major figure […]

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09th Feb2018

‘Death House’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Cody Longo, Cortney Palm, Richard Speight Jr., Dee Wallace, Barbara Crampton, Bill Oberst Jr., Bernhard Forcher, Sean Whalen, Kane Hodder, Debbie Rochon, R.A. Mihailoff, Sid Haig, Adrienne Barbeau, Lindsay Hartley, Michael Berryman, Tony Todd, Vernon Wells, Bill Moseley, Felissa Rose, Tiffany Shepis, Camille Keaton, Tony Moran, Lloyd Kaufman, Brinke Stevens, Elissa Dowling | Written […]

06th Feb2018

Principal photography wraps on Julian Richards’ horror ‘Reborn’

by Phil Wheat

Jinga Films and New Normal Productions have announced completion of principal photography on Julian Richards’ supernatural thriller Reborn, which stars Barbara Crampton (Beyond The Gates), Michael Pare (The Lincoln Lawyer), Chaz Bono (American Horror Story) and newcomer Kayleigh Gilbert. Rae Dawn Chong (Commando) and Monte Markham (The Rift) round up the cast. In Reborn, a stillborn […]

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01st Jan2018

Highly-anticipated horror ‘Death House’ gets US theatrical date

by Phil Wheat

Indie distributor Hannover House, Inc., and theatrical subsidiary Medallion Releasing, Inc. have entered into an agreement with South Florida-based Entertainment Factory for a US theatrical release of the highly anticipated new horror film Death House, from writer/director B. Harrison Smith, which was co-written with the legendary Gunnar Hansen, of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre fame. Death […]

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18th Jul2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Replace’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rebecca Forsythe, Barbara Crampton, Lucie Aron, Sean Knopp, Adnan Maral, J. David Hinze | Written by Norbert Keil, Richard Stanley | Directed by Norbert Keil Following in the footsteps of the likes of David Cronenberg, German filmmaker Norbert Keil unleashes his own brand of body-horror on unsuspecting audiences with Replace – a Bathoryesque tale of a […]

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11th May2017

Body horror ‘Replace’ gets US debut date

by Phil Wheat

Following its world premiere at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival – where it received a Melies D’Argent nomination for Best European Fantasy Film – German director Norbert Keil’s neo-noir body-horror Replace will receive its North American premiere in the Nightfall section of LA Film Festival. Co-written by genre icon Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devils) and […]

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26th Apr2017

You can’t ‘Replace’ this trailer & poster!

by Phil Wheat

Following in the footsteps of the likes of David Cronenberg, German filmmaker Norbert Keil is set to unleash his own brand of body-horror on unsuspecting audiences with Replace – which Keil co-wrote with the legend that is Richard Stanley (Hardware). Replace stars Barbara Crampton, Rebecca Forsythe, Lucie Aron and Sean Knopp; and tells the story […]

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13th Apr2017

‘Day of Reckoning’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jackson Hurst, Heather McComb, Jay Jay Warren, Hana Hayes, Nick Gomez, Raymond J. Barry, Barbara Crampton, Randy Vasquez, Daz Crawford, Maz Siam, Luis E. Carazo | Written by Gregory Gieras | Directed by Joel Novoa Made for the Syfy channel Day of Reckoning can be summed up in one easy description: it’s a demonic […]

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22nd Feb2017

‘Beyond the Gates’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Brea Grant, Barbara Crampton, Matt Mercer, Justin Welborn, Jesse Merlin, Henry LeBlanc, Sara Malakul Lane, Caryn Richman | Written by Jackson Stewart, Stephen Scarlata | Directed by Jackson Stewart Remember Atmosfear? The old VCR-based board game? Growing up I never had that game, however burgeoning Trekker that I was (BBC […]

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05th Apr2016

Jose Prendes’ ‘The Divine Tragedies’ finds US distribution

by Phil Wheat

Uncork’d Entertainment have announced they have picked up Jose Prendes’ critically-acclaimed festival favorite The Divine Tragedies for distribution in the US. The first feature from Dual Visions, the company headed up by Jon and James Kondelik, has been called “a dangerous and perfect little nightmare that needs to be seen” (Aint it Cool News) and […]

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27th Oct2015

Competition: Win fear flick ‘We Are Still Here’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of We Are Still Here – on DVD from 19th October 2015 – we have a copy on DVD to giveaway courtesy of Studiocanal. After the death of their college age son, Anne (Scream Queen Barbara Crampton: Re-Animator, You’re Next) and Paul Sacchetti (Andrew Sensenig) relocate to the snow-swept New England […]

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10th Oct2015

‘Tales of Halloween’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Greg Grunberg, Lin Shayne, Sam Witwer, Barbara Crampton, Pollyanna McIntosh, Clare Kramer, John Landis | Directed by Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Axelle Carolyn, Darren Lynn Bousman, Dave Parker, John Skipp, Lucky Mckee, Mike Mendez, Neil Marshall, Paul Solet, Ryan Schifrin For many horror fans October is like Christmas come early, a chance to celebrate […]

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30th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Road Games’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Barbara Crampton, Andrew Simpson, Joséphine de La Baume, Frédéric Pierrot, Lou Castel | Written and Directed by Abner Pastoll Set in rural France (but shot for the most part here in the UK) Road Games sees hitchhiker Jack rescues Véronique from a road rage altercation. Alone on the road the twosome decide to travel together […]

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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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11th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘We Are Still Here’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie, Larry Fessenden, Monte Markham | Written and Directed by Ted Geoghegan As a kid growing up in the 80s there were only a handful of women who, at least for this young horror fan, could sell a film on their name alone. For T&A terror it was the […]

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30th May2014

‘Re-Animator’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Gerry Black, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Barbara Peters | Written by Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli, William Norris | Directed by Stuart Gordon If a budding horror geek was to ask what were the most important horror films that must be watch, I’m sure you could come […]

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05th Mar2014

Official poster & cast update for Jose Prendes ‘The Divine Tragedies’

by Phil Wheat

Writer and director Jose Prendes (The Haunting of Whaley House) and producers Jon and James Kondelik are have announcde the beginning of principal photography on The Divine Tragedies; as well announcing the latest cast members to join the film alongside Lynn Lowry, Sean Whalen, Graham Denam and Jon Kondelik are From Beyond co-stars Ken Foree […]

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04th Mar2014

‘Robot Wars’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Don Michael Paul, Yuji Okumoto, Barbara Crampton, James Staley, Lisa Rinna, Danny Kamekona, J. Downing | Written by Jackson Barr | Directed by Albert Band In the early 90s Full Moon dipped their toe into the giant-robot market with three films that, in the intervening years, have gained somewhat of a cult following – […]

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05th Jan2014

‘You’re Next’ DVD Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, AJ Bowen, Wendy Glenn, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton | Written by Simon Barrett | Directed by Adam Wingard Directed by Adam Wingard (VHS, A Horrible Way to Die) and set during a family reunion in a remote part of the countryside in the US, […]

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21st Jun2013

‘You’re Next’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, AJ Bowen, Wendy Glenn, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton | Written by Simon Barrett | Directed by Adam Wingard Having had a fairly hectic day at work, I was very much looking forward to attending the screening of You’re Next recently. Few things can loosen the […]

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