29th Jan2015

‘Stage Fright’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, Thomas Alderson, James McGowan | Written and Directed by Jerome Sable Billed as Friday the 13th meets Glee, Stage Fright is a new take on the classic slasher formula which sees Kylie Swanson (Driver) brutally murdered after her star-making […]

28th Jan2015

‘Blackwood’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles, Russell Tovey, Isaac Andrews, Paul Kaye, Greg Wise, Joanna Vanderham, Kenneth Collard | Written by J.S. Hill | Directed by Adam Wimpenny Having recovered from a shattering emotional breakdown, college professor Ben Marshall relocates to the countryside with his wife and young son, hoping for a fresh start. He has […]

28th Jan2015

‘Greatful Dead’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Kumi Takiuchi, Takashi Sasano, Aira, Itsuji Itao, Kkobbi Kim, Hôka Kinoshita, Kenji Matsuda, Wakana Sakai, Taro Yabe | Written by Eiji Uchida, Etsuo Hiratani | Directed by Eiji Uchida In films that have a twisted edge, if a child grows up dysfunctional you know that somebody is likely to die. Greatful Dead is a twisted tale that […]

27th Jan2015

‘Treehouse’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: J. Michael Trautmann, Dana Melanie, Clint James, Darren Kennedy, Daniel Fredrick, Shannon Knopke, Victoria Spencer Smith, Chance Nichols, Nick Herra, Caleb Cox, Vincent Michael-Smith | Written by Alex Child, Miles Harrington | Directed by Michael G. Bartlett After breaking curfew to party with some friends, Killian and his brother discover a treehouse in the […]

26th Jan2015

Competition: Win visceral horror ‘Honeymoon’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Honeymoon, the new visceral horror starring the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie and Penny Dreadful‘s Harry Treadaway – coming to DVD and Blu-ray 26th January 2015 – we have a copy on DVD to giveaway courtesy of Arrow Films. Honeymoon creates an atmosphere of suspense unlike any […]

24th Jan2015

‘Draft Day’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Sean Combs, Frank Langella, Sam Elliot, Rosanna Arquette, Terry Crews, Tom Welling, Ellen Burstyn | Written by Scott Rothman, Rajiv Joseph | Directed by Ivan Reitman OK, so it’s fair to say I’m not a sports guy. I hated playing sports in high school, I don’t watch sports […]

23rd Jan2015

‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Stars: Matt Lanter, Jason O’Mara, Nathan Fillion, Sean Astin, Rosario Dawson | Written by Heath Corson | Directed by Ethan Spaulding PLOT: When the Kingdom of Altantis prepares to retaliate for an attack on their people by the US Military, it is up to the Justice League to stop this rising threat while Arthur Curry finds […]

23rd Jan2015

Competition: Win horror ‘Where The Devil Hides’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Where The Devil Hides, the eerie and atmospheric possession chiller – coming to DVD 26th Jan. 2015 – we have a copy on to giveaway courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. Like recent super-cool indie sleeper-hit The Sacrament, Where The Devil Hides revolves around a religious cult. Unlike that film, Where […]

23rd Jan2015

‘Coherence’ DVD Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Emily Foxler, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Lorene Scafaria, Elizabeth Gracen, Alex Manugian, Lauren Maher, Hugo Armstrong | Written and Directed by James Ward Byrkit Coherence centres on eight friends enjoying a very grown up, suburban dinner party. A comet is passing by Earth and changes to the atmosphere are making some of them jumpy […]

22nd Jan2015

‘The Search for Weng Weng’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

It’s safe to say that a lot of my fellow cinephiles reading this have at least one cinematic obsession. You may devote a lot of time and money building up a library of films and merchandise relating to that specific obsession. Some devote Facebook pages, blogs and books to their cinematic pride and joy. Then […]

22nd Jan2015

Competition: Win ‘Ragnarok The Viking Apocalypse’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Ragnarok The Viking Apocalypse, the fast-paced throwback to the kind of old-school Spielberg action we all grew up on – coming to DVD 2nd February 2015 – we have a copy to giveaway courtesy of Studiocanal. Think the Goonies meets Jurassic Park, or Indiana Jones with a Lord Of The […]

22nd Jan2015

‘Ghost Bride’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Yoson An, Rebekah Palmer, Fiona Feng, Catheryn Wu, Geeling Ng, Charles Chan, Ian Mune | Written and Directed by David Blyth I get a perverse  thrill out of terrible dialogue in movies. You know what I mean – the kind of cliched, hackneyed writing that sounds like it came right out of some washed-up actor’s mouth on […]

21st Jan2015

Richard Stanley’s ‘Hardware’ to get 25th Anniversary Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

Cult film Hardware is being released in a 25th Anniversary Limited Edition (on DVD and Blu-ray), featuring art cards created by 2000AD’s Clint Langley, on 23rd February  2015. Starring Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Iggy Pop and Lemmy; and directed by Richard Stanley, the film is inspired by the 2000AD story SHOK!  by Steve […]

19th Jan2015

‘Ejecta’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Julian Richings, Adam Seybold, Lisa Houle, Mark Gibson, Justin Darmanin, Ry Barrett, Ari Millen, Cat Hostick, Tony Burgess, Jason David Brown, Matt Griffin | Written by Tony Burgess | Directed by Chad Archibald, Matt Wiele Aliens can be annoying, especially with all the probing and implanting they seem to do. Ejecta features a character that […]

19th Jan2015

‘Carnal Haven’ / ‘Her Last Fling’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

CARNAL HAVEN (dir: Carlos Tobalina, 1976) “Sharon has the ‘Gypsy Grip’… But John knows the ‘Inka Knot’” Not every couple has amazing sex. Thankfully, for those couples out there who suffer, you are not alone! You see, we have four couple who each have their own problems and hang ups. Firstly, we have Leslie and […]

19th Jan2015

‘Drones’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Eloise Mumford, Jack Bowles, Whip Hubley, William Russ, Amir Khalighi, Mae Aswell, Vivan Dugré, Drea Garcia, Treasure Mallory, Nishi Munshi | Written by Matt Witten | Directed by Rick Rosenthal The use of drones not only in warfare but for spying, reporting new and even delivering packages is a controversial subject and one that is […]

15th Jan2015

‘Fantastic Orgy / Champagne Orgy’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Fantastic Orgy (dir: Carlos Tobalina, 1978) “Her Sexual Drive Makes Her A Star…!”

 Iris Medina (playing herself in more ways than one) is a filmmaker. She has previously been producing sex related films, especially for college. She decides to take that next creative step from arthouse student filmmaking, hardcore pornography! When she isn’t behind the […]

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15th Jan2015

‘Ninjas vs Monsters’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Daniel Ross, Cory Okouchi, Jay Saunders, Devon Brookshire, P.J. Megaw, Dan Guy, Carla Okouchi, Jasmine Guillermo, Sam Lukowski, Elliot Kashner, Daniel Mascarello, Lyon Beckwith, Mina Noorbakhsh, Vicki Parks | Written and Directed by Justin Timpane With a title like that, what could possibly go wrong? The epic finale of a trilogy (no, really, there […]

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14th Jan2015

Interview: Director Justin Timpane talks ‘Ninjas vs. Monsters’

by Phil Wheat

The wise-cracking ass-kicking small town ninjas of Ninjas vs Vampires are back with the action-packed horror film Ninjas vs Monsters; and this time the ninjas take on an army of traditional horror movie fiends in order to save mankind… Dracula has called upon Frankenstein’s monster, The Mummy, Werewolf, and a coven of Witches to wipe […]

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14th Jan2015

‘Torment’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Robin Dunne, Katharine Isabelle, Stephen McHattie, Peter DaCunha, Amy Forsyth | Written by Michael Foster, Thomas Pound | Directed by Jordan Barker Newly-weds Sarah and Cory Morgan have decided to take a relaxing holiday with Cory’s 7 year old son Liam to try and smooth over some of the teething problems Liam is having with his […]

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14th Jan2015

‘A Most Wanted Man’ DVD Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Daniel Brühl, Nina Hoss, Homayoun Ershadi, Vicky Krieps, Mehdi Dehbi, Kostja Ullmann, Martin Wuttke, Rainer Bock | Written by Andrew Bovell | Directed by Anton Corbijn Gunther Bachman (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) is a German espionage agent stationed in Hamburg to head up a covert anti-terrorist unit […]

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13th Jan2015

‘God’s Pocket’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Eddie Marsan, Richard Jenkins, John Turturro, Caleb Landry Jones, Jack O’Connell | Written by John Slattery, Alex Metcalf | Directed by John Slattery Last year when we lost Philip Seymour Hoffman we lost one of the best actors of our generation, or any generation.  It’s hard to comprehend the loss that the movie industry […]

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