21st Jan2013

Watch Now: ‘Video Shelf’ – A portrait of a small time video store

by Phil Wheat

Check out this fantastic (and award-winning) short film, entitled Video Shelf, which is a fab portrait of a small town video store struggling to keep the doors open in an age of streaming media and downloads.

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09th Nov2012

‘Christmas Evil’ (aka You Better Watch Out) Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick, Brian Neville, Joe Jamrog, Wally Moran, Gus Salud, Peter Neuman, Lance Holcomb, Elizabeth Ridge | Written and Directed by Lewis Jackson When little Harry sees his Dad in a Santa Claus outfit, groping his mother one Christmas Eve, life changes for the quiet little boy. Thirty […]

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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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07th Oct2012

‘The Evil Inside (aka Dead Inside)’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hannah Ward, Matthew Mercer, Rayne Bidder, James Adam Lim, Jennifer Zhang, Tara Strand, Sage Howard, Shanda Lee Munson, Jimbo Barnett | Written by Jennifer Zhang | Directed by Pearry Teo It’s been three years since I first discovered the work of Pearry Teo. Back in the early days of my movie reviewing “career” I […]

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24th Sep2012

‘Arachnoquake’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tracey Gold, Edward Furlong, Bug Hall, Ethan Phillips, Olivia Hardt, Megan Adelle | Written by Paul A. Birkett, Eric Forsberg | Directed by Griff Furst I love cheesy Syfy channel TV movies – mainly because unlike big-budget Hollywood flicks, these movies know exactly what they are and their limitations and have fun with it! This […]

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12th Aug2012

‘Supernatural Activity’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Andrew Pozza, Liddy Bisanz, Joey Oglesby, Donny Boaz, Devin Bonnée, Philip Marlatt, Tim Ogletree, Liz Waters, Conley Michelle Wehner | Written by Andrew Pozza | Directed by Derek Lee Nixon Parodies on horror can be hard to get right, as witnessed by Scary Movie. Personally I thought Scary Movie was quite good, it took Scream as the main focus and actually got a few […]

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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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06th Aug2012

‘Surf Nazi’s Must Die’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Gail Neely, Robert Harden, Barry Brenner, Dawn Wildsmith, Michael Sonye, Joel Hile, Tom Shell, Gene Mitchell | Written by Peter George, Jon Ayre | Directed by Peter George Surf Nazis Must Die, it’s a catchy title don’t you think? Well it caught Troma’s eye when they agreed to release it into the world. In […]

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01st Aug2012

‘Combat Shock’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Rick Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork, Mitch Maglio, Arthur Saunders | Written and Directed by Buddy Giovinazzo Films are like plays and books; they elicit an emotional response from us, and we hope for happiness to be one of them, especially at the end.  Then of course there are the chosen few that are just so […]

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01st Aug2012

‘Stag Night of the Dead’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sebastian Street, Rez Kempton, Jeff Rudom, Sophie Lovell Anderson | Written and Directed by Neil ‘Napoleon’ Jones Dean is all set to get married in the morning and nothing’s going to stop the crazy full-on stag party organised by his mates. Not even the recent zombie apocalypse. Six guys, plenty of booze, a stripper, […]

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30th Jul2012

‘The Dead Want Women’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Eric Roberts, Jessica Morris, Ariana Madix, Jean Louise O’Sullivan, J. Scott, Robert Zachar | Written by Charles Band, Kent Roudebush | Directed by Charles Band The Dead Want Women, don’t we all? Well obviously not like they do or it would be quite illegal and questionable in nature. Full Moon Entertainment give us yet […]

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24th Jul2012

‘Tourist Trap’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood, Tanya Roberts, Dawn Jeffory | Written by David Schmoeller, J. Larry Carroll | Directed by David Schmoeller The slasher film does not have that much of a history of being scary. Mostly it’s about some psychopathic killer who easily stalks down his/her victim while they […]

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17th Jul2012

‘Castle Freak’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jefffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jonathan Fuller, Jessica Dollarhide | Written and Directed by Stuart Gordon I could argue that there is something subtly brilliant about Castle Freak, yes it’s got its faults and its level of sexual violence will put some off, but in other ways it’s the perfect horror film.  It knows its limits […]

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01st Jul2012

‘Knights Templar’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Paul Sampson, David Carradine, Udo Kier, Norman Reedus, Billy Drago, Max Perlich | Written and Directed by Paul Sampson Knights Templar (also known as Night of the Templar) is a strange film; in fact it should not work. It’s a simple slasher wrapped around the legend of the Knights Templar, the plot is simple, the kills themselves are not […]

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27th May2012

‘Alien Infiltration’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jeremy London, Roddy Piper, Cuyle Carvin, Adrienne LaValley | Written by John Doolan | Directed by Colin Theys OK, so the “plot” of Alien Infiltration is a little convoluted – After killing her daughters abusive husband, an alien crash lands in their small-town junkyard. Unable to claim the life insurance payout without a body […]

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12th May2012

‘Osombie’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Corey Sevier, Eve Mauro, Jasen Wade, Danielle Chuchran, William Rubio, Matthew Reese, Andrew Hancock | Written by Kurt Hale | Directed by John Lyde The official synopsis for Osombie goes something like this: “Dusty, a yoga instructor from Colorado, who is on a desperate rescue mission to save her crazy brother Derek, a conspiracy […]

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02nd May2012

‘Humanity’s End’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jay Laisne, Rochelle Vallese, Cynthia Ickes, William David Tulin, Kari Nissena | Written by Neil Johnson, Michael Jonathan Smith | Directed by Neil Johnson Humanity’s End is a film that just confuses me, it’s got a plot that is pretty forgetful and bad special effects and if it relied on them then it would be […]

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02nd May2012

‘ID:A’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tuva Novotny, Flemming Enevold, Carsten Bjørnlund, Arnaud Binard, John Buijsman, Rogier Philipoom, Jens Jørn Spottag | Written by Tine Krull Petersen | Directed by Christian E. Christiansen In a trend started off by the likes of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, European thrillers seem to be quite popular right now, and of course very remarkable for the lazy people who don’t want to read subtitles. ID:A is […]

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22nd Apr2012

‘Hirokin: The Last Samurai’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Wes Bentley, Jessica Szohr, Angus Macfayden, Julian Sands, Laura Ramsey | Written and Directed by Alejo Mo-Sun If there’s one reason I love B-movies. Sometimes the films are absolutely terrible and in other cases, like with Hirokin: The Last Samurai, they are fantastic hidden gems that deserve to be brought to everyone’s attention. Set […]

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15th Apr2012

‘Superheroes’ DVD Review

by Dan Clark

Features: Mr. Xtreme, Zimmer, Super Hero, T.S.A.F., Apocalypse Meow, Master Legend and more | Produced by Theodore James | Directed by Michael Barnett With the recent explosion of geek culture the idea of grown people dressing up in costume isn’t all that outrageous. What is different from the norm is those same grown people dawning […]

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14th Apr2012

‘Thor: Hammer of the Gods’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Zachery Ty Bryan, Mac Brandt, Daz Crawford, Alexis Peters | Written by Steve Bevilacqua, Rafael Jordan | Directed by Todor Chapkanov Vikings always seem to interest film makers, we’ve had the classic Kirk Douglas movie, we’ve even had the comic Erik the Viking, and we’ve had the 3D “spectacle” that was Beowulf. Now that we […]

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08th Apr2012

‘Shadow of the Sword’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Steven Berkoff, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie Cox, Patrick Godfrey, Eddie Marsan | Written by Steve Attridge, Susanne Freund | Directed by Simon Aeby When writing a story about history it seems that the easy thing to do is look at religion. It’s a subject that has created such division in society it just screams out […]

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