23rd Mar2017

‘Arrival’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien, Tzi Ma, Frank Schorpion, Lucas Chartier-Dessert, Christian Jadah | Written by Eric Heisserer | Directed by Denis Villeneuve When language expert Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is called upon to try to help communicate with aliens who have arrived on Earth, it is a race […]

23rd Mar2017

Competition: Win horror-thriller ‘Shut In’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Shut In – available on DVD & Blu-ray 10th April – we are giving away a copy of the DVD courtesy of Arrow Films. Shut In is a heart-pounding thriller starring two-time Oscar Nominee Naomi Watts, that relentlessly questions whether or not we can really believe our own eyes and […]

22nd Mar2017

‘Operation Avalanche’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Krista Madison, Tom Bolton, Sharon Belle, Josh Boles, Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Joe Thomas | Written by Matt Johnson, Josh Boles | Directed by Matt Johnson 1967: the height of the Cold War. The CIA suspects there is a Russian mole inside of NASA, sabotaging the Apollo program. They send two young […]

21st Mar2017

‘Planet of the Sharks’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brandon Auret, Stephanie Beran, Lindsay Sullivan, Lauren Joseph, Daniel Barnett, Christia Visser, John B Swart, Alex Anlos, Angie Teodora Dick | Written by Mark Atkins, Marc Gottlieb | Directed by Mark Atkins Well it had to happen didn’t it? We’ve had sharks of every kind from The Asylum and the Syfy channel: Zombie Sharks, […]

20th Mar2017

Competition: Win war drama ‘Chosen’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Chosen – available on DVD & Digital Download 27th March – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. An extraordinary story of courage and survival during World War Two, as the resistance take on the Nazis in a powerful cross between Valkyrie and Defiance. Chosen is […]

19th Mar2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘The Sword With No Name’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jae-jin Baek, Jae-woong Choi, Noe-jeon, Seung-woo Cho, Su-hee Go, In-gu Heo, Su-Ae | Written by Ya Seol-Rok | Directed by Kim Yong-gyun When a young woman of noble birth embarks on a dangerous cross-country journey, she encounters an infamous bounty hunter who, honour-bound, becomes her protector and, against all odds, falls deeply in love […]

17th Mar2017

‘Zombie Lake’ DVD Review (Black House)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Howard Vernon, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Anouchka, Antonio Mayans, Lynn Monteil, Youri Radionow, Gilda Arancio, Marcia Sharif, Yvonne Dany, Jean Rene Bleu, Jean Rollin | Written by Julián Esteban & Jess Franco | Directed by Jean Rollin The residents of a small French village are shocked when a young girl goes missing whilst visiting the nearby […]

17th Mar2017

Competition: Win 2 of Screenbound’s new Euro-horror DVDs

by Phil Wheat

Screenbound’s two brand new Euro cult film labels, Maison Rouge – which will specialise in Euro sleaze and Black House Films, which will focus on Euro Horror. The label has already launched with two releases: Jess Franco’s Female Vampire (aka Bare Breasted Countess) and Helga: She Wolf of Stilberg, released this week. The next release, […]

16th Mar2017

‘Decay’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rob Zabrecky, Lisa Howard, Elisha Yaffe, Jackie Hoffman, Hannah Barron, Reese Ehlinger, Whitney Hayes | Written and Directed by Joseph Wartnerchaney Decay focuses on a middle-aged grounds keeper at a local theme park (played by Rob Zabrecky) that suffers from a debilitating case of OCD. One day, his daily routine is disrupted by a […]

16th Mar2017

Competition: Win Roger Corman’s ‘Death Race 2050′ on DVD!

by Phil Wheat

A delirious blend of high-octane action, razor-sharp political satire and full-throttle mayhem, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 is the highly anticipated reboot of the cult classic Death Race 2000 (which itself was remade in 2008) . The film straps viewers into the driver’s seat of the ultimate auto showdown, a blood-splattered no-holds-barred virtual-reality show that […]

14th Mar2017

‘Apocalyse Kiss’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: D.C. Douglas, Carmela Hayslett, Tom Detrik, Tammy Jean, Tom Atkins, Michael Berryman, Lloyd Kaufman, Steve Blum, Bonnie Loev, Brian Anthony Wilson | Written and Directed by Christian Jude Grillo I’ll freely admit there was a heavy dose of trepidation going into Apocalypse Kiss. You see I’ve had the “pleasure” of watching one of writer/director […]

13th Mar2017

‘Check Point’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kenny Johnson, Bill Goldberg, Mindy Robinson, Tyler Mane, William Forsythe, Kane Hodder, Krista Grotte, Michelle Lee, Fred Williamson, Olga Safari, Ricky Harris | Written by Thomas J. Churchill, AJ Perez | Directed by Thomas J. Churchill Apparently “inspired by true events” (or so the opening title card says), Check Point is the latest film […]

13th Mar2017

‘Helga: She Wolf of Stilberg’ DVD Review (Maison Rouge)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Patrizia Gori, Malisa Longo, Richard Allan, Dominique Aveline, Alban Ceray, Jacques Marbeuf, Jean Cherlian, Claude Janna, Olivier Mathot, Carmelo Petix | Written by H.L. Rostaine | Directed by Patrice Rohmm Initially in charge of propaganda within an oppressive South African government, Helga (Malisa Longo) is demoted to being in charge of looking after a […]

12th Mar2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Shaolin’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Andy Lau, Nicolas Tse, Jackie Chan, Wu Jing, Fan Bingbing, Yu Hai, Xiong Xinxin | Written by Alan Yuen | Action Director Corey Yuen | Directed by Benny Chan Review by Baron Fortnightly China’s last imperial Dynasty has fallen and a ruthless warlord (Andy Lau) amasses a vast fortune through the violent subjugation of […]

10th Mar2017

‘Door to the Other Side’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mitch Holden, Chelsea Gilligan, Nicholas Bianchi, Robin De Lano, Leann Donovan, Jason Faunt | Written by Nicholas Bianchi | Directed by Norman Lesperance Not to be confused with The Other Side of the Door (something which seems to have plagued this films Amazon page), Door to the Other Side is actually a retitling of […]

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10th Mar2017

‘Black Rose’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexander Nevsky, Kristanna Loken, Adrian Paul, Robert Davi, Robert Madrid, Matthias Hues, Oksana Sidorenko, Emmanuil Vitorgan, Olga Rodionova, Polina Butorina | Written by Brent Huff, George Saunders | Directed by Alexander Nevsky So let me get this straight; we have a brand-new direct to DVD film, the second feature from star/director Alexander Nevsky, who’s […]

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10th Mar2017

‘Ghost Ship’ DVD Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Charlotte Badham, Josie Connor, Kevin Horsham, Fawn James, Kevin Johnson, James Kennan, Sheena May, Kate Young, Lewis Peek, Joseph Sentance | Written by Hugh Janes | Directed by Robert Young “Stay away from the water. A haunting love story.”

 Whilst going on his usual morning run, Josh (Joseph Sentance) witnesses a woman killing herself […]

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09th Mar2017

‘Broken’ DVD Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mel Raido, Craig Conway, Patrick Toomey, Stephanie Thomas, Natalie Louise Garcia | Written by Craig Conway, Shaun Robert Smith | Directed by Shaun Robert Smith Evie (Morjana Alaoui) has started a new life England, to escape her past. She finds herself caring for John (Mel Raido), a former rock star and tetraplegic. […]

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08th Mar2017

‘The Doctors: The Jon Pertwee Years’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to Doctor Who, the character often wins over the audiences because they are kind-hearted and in many ways, are the saviour (or Doctor) we need. While a lot of focus does get given to the ‘new’ breed of Doctors, for fans of the old school we are spoilt for choice with who […]

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03rd Mar2017

‘Bare Breasted Countess’ DVD Review (Screenbound)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Lina Romay, Jack Taylor, Alice Arno, Monica Swinn, Jess Franco, Luis Barboo, Jean-Pierre Bouyxou, Raymond Hardy, Anna Watican | Written and Directed by Jess Franco Countess Irina Karlstein (Lina Romay) is as beautiful as she is deadly. She is a bloodthirsty vampire of course. However, unlike most who have fallen foul to the curse, […]

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03rd Mar2017

‘An American Terror’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jennifer Wilde, Graham Emmons, Kathryn Gould, Joe Abplanalp, Troy Alan, Michael Haskins, Taylor Hulett, Louise Macdonald, Patrick Sheridan | Written and Directed by Haylar Garcia A group of teenage outcasts, who have been picked on by the popular kids one too many times, hatch a plan to get revenge on their tormentors. After a […]

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02nd Mar2017

‘Firestorm’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Casper Van Dien, Lisa Ciara, Johnny Hawkes, Leah Bateman, John Mack, Jeff Clarke, Bryan Rasmussen, Joe Regalbuto, Tom DeTrinis, Brandy Redd, Eileen Dietz | Written by Larry Bain | Directed by George Erschbamer When ex-firefighter Scott Nylander (Casper Van Dien) and a group of ecologists approach a silo filled with oil to hang a […]

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