13th Aug2015

Competition: Win ‘Soldiers of the Damned’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

Set on the Eastern front in 1944, Soldiers of the Damned follows Major Kurt Fleischer, (Gil Darnell), war-weary commander of an elite troop of German soldiers, after he is ordered to escort a female scientist (Miriam Cooke) into a mysterious forest behind enemy lines to retrieve an ancient relic. As his men begin to disappear […]

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10th Aug2015

‘The Flying Acquaintances’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

(1973, dir: Robert Steiner) “How do the flying acquaintances find fun? We’ll show you how!”

 After being treated to the wonderful sights of 42nd Street, we meet Max (Jamie Gillis, Waterpower), a suave bank teller and his nubile friend Sylvie (Susan Curtis, Airplane) have a little of simulated fun, until some pesky aviation related stock […]

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09th Aug2015

‘Anticipation / Flesh Pond’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

ANTICIPATION (1981, dir: Carlos Tobalina) “Beyond Temptation…” Joyce (Sheila Parks, Casanova II) and Jerry (Jesse Adams, Deep Rub) are newlyweds who, after some mind numbingly awkward conversation, make love for the first time. After breaking in the cheap motel bed (how romantic!), the pair talk about Jerry’s brother Steve (Joey Silvera, Carnal Haven), who apparently […]

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09th Aug2015

‘Everly’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Salma Hayek, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Laura Cepeda, Togo Igawa, Akie Kotabe, Gabriella Wright, Caroline Chikezie, Jennifer Blanc, Jelena Gavrilovic, Aisha Ayamah, Masashi Fujimoto | Written by Yale Hannon | Directed by Joe Lynch When Everly (Hayek) betrays her sadistic mob boss Taiko (Watanabe), he sends a group of his most brutal men to torture and kill […]

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03rd Aug2015

‘White God’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Lili Monori, Gergely Bánki, Tamás Polgár | Written by Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi, Kata Wéber | Directed by Kornél Mundruczó Some films are hard to classify, they do not want to be stuck in just one genre, and they just want to tell a story. White […]

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03rd Aug2015

Frightfest fave ‘Blood Moon’ gets a US & UK release date

by Stuart Wright

Blood Moon is to be released by StudioCanal in the UK on 5th October. Prior to that the movie is coming out in the US (distributed by Uncork’d), on 1st September. This gothic western, werewolf movie premiered at Frightfest 2014.  Funfact: the 19th century Colorado was recreated  in deepest, darkest Kent, UK; AND Blood Moon is only the second Western to be […]

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02nd Aug2015

‘Eat’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Meggie Maddock, Jeff Maez, Ali Francis, Dakota Pike, Jeremy Make, Christine Olyer, Stacy Pederson, Nate Bakke, Maru Garcia, Olivia Hendrick, Aaron Lenius | Written and Directed by Jimmy Weber The horrors of Hollywood strike again. After last years hit Frightfest flick Starry Eyes, which took a very supernatural look at the price of fame; […]

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02nd Aug2015

Competition: Win British thriller ‘Flutter’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Flutter – available on DVD 3rd August 2015 – we have a copy to giveaway! Flutter is the unmissable sexy British thriller starring Luke Evans (The Hobbit, Dracula Untold), Joe Anderson (Hannibal, The Grey), Billy Zane (Titanic) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter, The Fast Show). Flutter adds its own dark twist […]

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01st Aug2015

Competition: Win horror film ‘Cub’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

Sam, an imaginative but vulnerable twelve year-old, heads off to camp with his Cub Scouts troupe. Mistrusted by the pack leader Peter and isolated by the other scouts, he becomes convinced a terrible fate awaits them in the forest after he discovers a mysterious lair. When Sam tries to warn them, they ignore him and […]

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28th Jul2015

Competition: Win tentacle horror ‘Dead Shadows’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of the must-see sci-fi horror Dead Shadows (reviewed here) -  out on DVD 27th July 2015 – we are giving away a copy. Exciting debut director David Cholewa delivers one of the most inventive and atmospheric sci-fi horrors in recent years, where the people of Paris undergo an monstrous transformation after […]

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26th Jul2015

‘Shark Killer’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Derek Theler, Erica Cerra, Arnold Vosloo, Paul du Toit, Wayne Harrison | Written by Sheldon Wilson, Richard Beattie | Directed by Sheldon Wilson Good god. Has it come to this? Someone, somewhere decided that they wanted to make a heist movie. But how to sell it to international markets? Why not stick a shark […]

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26th Jul2015

‘Dead Shadows’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Fabian Wolfrom, Gilles Barret, Laurie Cholewa, Margaux Devy, Sylvain Dubois, John Fallon, Blandine Marmigère, Caterina Perazzi, Norbert Ferrer, Franck Penaud, Christophe Perez, Lisette Pires, Baya Rehaz | Written by Vincent Julé | Directed by David Cholewa Whilst the likes of Inside, Martyrs, High Tension et al., have pushed the boundaries of the horror genre […]

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25th Jul2015

‘Girlhouse’ DVD Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Ali Cobrin, Adam DiMarco, Slaine, Alyson Bath, Elysia Rotaru, Alice Hunter, Chasty Ballesteros, Nicole Arianna Fox, Zuleyka Silver, Wesley MacInnes, Erin Agostino | Written by Nick Gordon | Directed by Jon Knautz, Trevor Matthews Girlhouse is three parts slasher and one part home invasion movie; and introduces us to a new horror anti-hero ‘Loverboy’. It’s […]

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23rd Jul2015

Competition: Win ‘Dead Rising: Watchtower’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Dead Rising: Watchtower – on DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook 27th July – we have copies on DVD to giveaway! From the producers of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and the Transformers film franchise comes Dead Rising: Watchtower. Based on the globally successful video game Dead Rising franchise from CAPCOM™, […]

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22nd Jul2015

‘The Redwood Massacre’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Mark Wood, Lisa Cameron, Lisa Livingstone, Rebecca Wilkie, Adam Coutts, Lee Hutcheon, Benjamin Selway, Alec Westwood, Liam Matheson, Morgan Faith Keith, Claire Bearn, Cheryl Bernard | Written and Directed by David Ryan Keith For five adventurous friends, visiting the legendary murder site of the Redwood House has all the hallmarks of being an exciting […]

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22nd Jul2015

Competition: Win Brit horror ‘Unhallowed Ground’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Unhallowed Ground – out on DVD 27th July – we have a copy to giveaway! Having already picked up some nominations and awards at the British Independent Film Festival and the London International Film Festival, Unhallowed Ground is already garnering a reputation as a true gem of the indie scene. […]

21st Jul2015

‘The Gunman’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Jasmine Trinca, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Billy Billingham, Peter Franzén, Daniel Adegboyega, Ade Oyefeso, Rachel Lascar | Written by Don MacPherson, Pete Travis, Sean Penn | Directed by Pierre Morel After working as a mercenary in the Congo, Terrier (Sean Penn) lives a life away from action, his health, […]

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21st Jul2015

‘Night of the Strangler’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

1972 | Directed by Joy N. Houck Jr. 
(a.k.a Dirty Dan’s Women, Is the Father Black Enough, The Ace of Spades)

 “Southern Revenge”

 When Denise (Susan McCullough, in her only credited role) returns home to New Orleans with the news that she is pregnant and due to wed back in New York, her oldest brother […]

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20th Jul2015

‘Area Q’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Isaiah Washington, Leslie Lewis, John Deignan, Steve Filice, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Daniel Zykov, Lisa Crilley, Murilo Rosa, Jordan Jones, Tania Khalill, Ana Kelly, Jenny Vilim, Ricardo Conti | Written by Carina Sanginitto, Gerson Sanginitto, Julia Camara, Halder Gomes | Directed by Gerson Sanginitto An investigative journalist, Thomas Mathews, risks losing everything as he obsessively […]

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19th Jul2015

‘The Walking Deceased’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tim Ogletree, Joey Oglesby, Dave Sheridan, Troy Ogletree, Sophia Taylor Ali, Jacqui Holland, Mason Dakota Galyon | Written by Tim Ogletree | Directed by Scott Dow The Walking Deceased follows a group of survivors from all walks of the apocalypse – an idiotic Sheriff with definite coma-induced brain damage, his hardass son, four squabbling […]

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18th Jul2015

‘Housebound’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird | Written and Directed by Gerard Johnstone   Permanently pissed-off Kylie Bucknell is, after a bungled robbery, forced by the courts to return to her family home when she’s given an eight-month home detention sentence. Her punishment for a botched ATM raid is […]

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17th Jul2015

‘The Zombie King’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Edward Furlong, Corey Feldman, George McCluskey, David McClelland, Michael Gamarano, Seb Castang, Rebecca-Clare Evans, Jennifer Chippindale, Jon Campling, Timothy Owen, Anabel Barnston, Jane Foufas, Leo Horsfield, Sebastian Street, Tanya Katarina | Written by Rebecca-Clare Evans, Jennifer Chippindal, George McCluskey | Directed by Aidan Belizaire With an ever growing horde of zombies completely wiping out […]

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