02nd Jun2020

Interview: Julian Richards on horror ‘Reborn’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with director Julian Richards about his new film Reborn, which stars Barbara Crampton and Michael Pare. A stillborn baby girl is abducted by a morgue attendant and brought back to life by electrokinetic power. On her 16th birthday, she escapes captivity and sets out to […]

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05th May2020

‘Reborn’ VOD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Barbara Crampton, Kayleigh Gilbert, Bob Levitan, Chaz Bono, Bob Bancroft, Alexa Maris, Michael Pare, Rae Dawn Chong, Monte Markham | Written by Michael Mahin | Directed by Julian Richards Directed by Julian Richards, Reborn is a Frankenstein-inspired horror with some promising ideas that are never quite fully realised by the script. Barbara Crampton plays […]

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29th Apr2020

‘The Insurrection’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Pare, Wilma Elles, Rebecca Tarabocchia, Joseph Camilleri, Jeanine Harrington, Malorie Glavan, Keely Dervin, John Scuderi, Mike Davis, Tony Jackson, John Ozuna, Woody Clendenen, Dan Scoville, Randy Voris, Aaron Harvey, Bernie Kelly, Danner Boyd, Mike Cendejas, Eric David Tippett, Rebecca Teresia, Angelina Karo | Written and Directed by Rene Perez The Insurrection tells the […]

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28th Apr2020

‘Emerald Run’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: David Chokachi, John Schneider, Steven Williams, Michael Pare, Vernon Wells, Chris Mulkey, Yancy Butler, Angela Gots | Written by Anthony Caruso, Marialisa Caruso | Directed by Eric Etebari Drug smuggling is a topic that has been covered by TV and film over and over. Some of the most well known include Traffic, Blow and Scarface. […]

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23rd Oct2019

‘Once Upon a Time in Deadwood’ Review

by Dom Hastings

Stars: Robert Bronzi, Karin Brauns, Michael Paré, Lauren Compton, J.D. Angstadt, Woody Clendenen, Justin Hawkins, Tony Jackson, Ronnie D. Lee, Chris Matteis, George J. Merino | Written by Rene Perez, Jeff Miller | Directed by Rene Perez The Face of Death is back…sort of. Robert Bronzi, the direct-to-video delight who looks just like Charles Bronson, is back […]

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09th Jul2019

‘Puppet Master: The Little Reich’ Blu-ray 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 [NOTE: With the film finally getting a physical release in the UK, here’s a reposting of my review of Puppet Master: The Littlest […]

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24th Jun2019

‘CIty of Lies’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Toby Huss, Dayton Callie, Neil Brown Jr., Louis Herthum, Shea Whigham, Xander Berkeley, Melanie Benz, Shamier Anderson, Laurence Mason, Christian George, Michael Pare, Amin Joseph, Josh Hardwick | Written by Christian Contreras | Directed by Brad Furman City of Lies, also known as LAbyrinth, is directed by Brad Furman and […]

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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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08th May2018

‘SWAT: 24 Hours’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tom Sizemore, Mischa Barton, Timothy Woodward Jr., Michael Paré, Marlon Young, Jeremy London, Said Faraj, Matt Cinquanta, Chris Jai Alex, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Jayde Rossi, Omid Zader, Kerry Knuppe, Catherine Fetsco | Written by Lauren De Normandie | Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. SWAT: 24 Hours follows the LAPD, the FBI and an […]

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04th May2018

First trailer & poster for Roswell-filmed sci-fi ‘Astro’

by Phil Wheat

Sci-fi thriller Astro comes from director Asif Akbar and tells of a billionaire’s private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered alien planet. Astro stars the underrated, and underused Gary Daniels (who would’ve been a great addition to Accident Man, IMO), Dominique Swain and Marshal Hilton, along with Louis […]

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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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13th Mar2016

‘Left To Die’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Natalie Burn, Vinnie Jones, Daryl Hannah, Edward Furlong, Jason London, Robert Davi, Michael Paré, Christa Campbell, David Keith, Michael Copon, Daz Crawford, Augie Duke, Benny Urquidez | Written by Mark Atkins, Natalie Burn, Ryan Priest | Directed by Mark Atkins What makes distributors think that joe public will grab any Vinnie Jones movie off […]

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15th Feb2016

‘Assassination’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Johnny Messner, Vinnie Jones, Estella Warren, James Remar, Michael Paré, Richard Burgi, Matt Cinquanta, Rachel Laurenne, Ardeshir Radpour, Michael J Long, Paulina Vallin | Written by Sean Ryan | Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. Assassination, aka Decommissioned sees CIA agent John Niles (Messner) set up to be the patsy in the assassination of the […]

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27th Oct2015

‘The Vatican Tapes’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Dougray Scott, John Patrick Amedori, Michael Peña, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Andersson, Michael Paré, Alex Corrado, Kathleen Robertson, Alison Lohman | Written by Chris Morgan, Christopher Borrelli, Michael C. Martin | Directed by Mark Neveldine After a young woman, Angela (Dudley), begins to express increasingly erratic and strange behaviors, her father (Scott) and boyfriend (Amedori), along with […]

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28th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘The Shelter’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Paré, Lauren Alexandra, Rachel G. Whittle, Amy Wickenheiser, Gayle James | Written and Directed by John Fallon They often say those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach. In the blogosphere its often those who can make movies do, and those who can’t rip them to pieces online in reviews. So what […]

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05th Jun2015

‘Snapshot’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Angela Little, Zach McGowan, Angela Gots, Robert Loggia, Michael Paré, Joyce DeWitt, David Chokachi, Martin Kove, Nina Transfeld, Rachael Robbins, Michael Rivera, Ken Del Vecchio, Deirdre Lorenz, Joe Rosario | Written by Robert Borneman | Directed by Eric Etebari They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Former paparazzi Thomas Grady’s most recent […]

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06th Jun2014

‘Assault on Wall Street’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong, John Heard, Keith David, Michael Paré, Lochlyn Munro, Tyron Leitso, Eric Roberts | Written and Directed by Uwe Boll Jim Baxford (Purcell) is just an average guy trying make his way in the world. When his wife falls ill and the bills rise, Jim works hard to try and […]

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22nd Nov2013

‘Streets of Fire’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Willem Dafoe, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan | Written by Walter Hill, Larry Gross | Directed by Walter Hill There are films that are said to be “ahead of their time”, this can often be an excuse for poor box-office sales or just the fact that the film was done in a style that people […]

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16th Mar2013

‘Maximum Conviction’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Steven Seagal, Steve Austin, Bren Foster, Steph Song, Aliyah O’Brien, Michael Pare | Written by Richard Beattie | Directed by Keoni Waxman Yes, you read that cast list right, two of the biggest straight to DVD action stars, ex-cinematic hard man Steven Seagal and former WWE wrestler ”Stone Cold”  Steve Austin have teamed up under […]

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