01st Jul2015

‘Surface Tension #2′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written and Drawn by Jay Gunn | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Issue 1 of this series proved to be a pleasant surprise, steering clear of many of the clichés and pitfalls similar series have suffered from. New boy Jay Gunn proved very adept at plotting, scripting and illustrating last month’s issue […]

01st Jul2015

‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If shows like Doctor Who prove anything, it is that BBC are good at fantasy.  So it’s somewhat of a surprise that they haven’t tapped into the popularity of Harry Potter or at least done it sooner… but finally things have changed with Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. With magic a lost art in England, […]

01st Jul2015

‘Knock Knock’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas, Ignacia Allamand, Aaron Burns, Colleen Camp | Written by Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo, Nicolás López | Directed by Eli Roth There’s something very traditional about Eli Roth’s recent horror output, be it the score he utilises here in Knock Knock or the fact that his last few […]

30th Jun2015

‘Skin Trade’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White  | Written by | Directed by Since his role in the blockbusting ensemble piece The Expendables, Dolph Lundgren has been somewhat of a tour-de-force in the world of direct-to-market action flicks. From straight forward action movies like Hard Rush and A Certain Justice, to more fantastical films such […]

30th Jun2015

‘Doctor Who: The 12th Doctor #8 – The Fractures Pt. 3′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Robbie Morrison | Art by Brian Williamson | Published by Titan Comics Before getting into the actual review, can I say how refreshing it is that Titan Comics are making this series accessible, by having the first page devoted to a quick reminder of who the main players are, and a ‘Previously’ recap […]

29th Jun2015

‘Killer Mermaids’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Franco Nero, Kristina Klebe, Natalie Burn, Dragan Micanovic, Miodrag Krstovic, Slobodan Stefanovic, Sofija Rajovic, Zorana Kostic Obradovic, Jelena Rakocevic, Janko Cekic | Written by Marko Backovic, Barry Keating, Milan Konjevic | Directed by Milan Todorovic Serbian director Milan Todorovic, who helmed the direct-to-DVD Ken Foree starrer Apocalyse of the Dead (aka Zone of the […]

29th Jun2015

‘Charlie’s Farm’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nathan Jones, Tara Reid, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Allira Jaques, Genna Chanelle Hayes, Dean Kirkright, Madeleine Kennedy, Lindsay Edgecomb, Sam Coward, Trudi Ross, Justin Gerardin, Cameron Caulfield | Written and Directed by Chris Sun Sometimes, as a horror fan, you want to watch a movie that will scare you, sometimes one that will ask […]

29th Jun2015

‘True Detective 2×02: Night Finds You’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

Captions: (Crickets chirping) After a pilot episode with little to recommend it, ‘Night Finds You’ recaptures a bit of season 1′s driving-in-cars-shooting-shit character chemistry, meanders through introducing what might shape up into a compelling setting and plot, and then ends by swerving with alarming suddenness into what might be some honest to God interesting territory. […]

28th Jun2015

‘It Follows’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Linda Boston, Ruby Harris, Bailey Spry, Debbie Williams | Written and Directed by David Robert Mitchell Horror is at its most affective when it takes real world situations and inserts the strange and unnatural into them.  When that subtle little oddity stands […]

28th Jun2015

‘Jupiter Ascending’ Blu-ray Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Tuppence Middleton, Douglas Booth | Written and Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski   A rich science-fiction world, full of weird and colourful characters who still ring true despite having massive animal ears or wings, with well-defined politics, an ancient conflict and a lead couple who […]

27th Jun2015

‘Tales of the Borderlands: Episode 3 – Catch a Ride’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Telltale Games have reached a level with me where I enjoy the story, but the choices don’t have that much risk to them, if anything I’ve become cavalier with them. This isn’t a bad thing but there is a level of familiarity that tends to disconnect me from any danger and emotion. That was until […]

26th Jun2015

‘ Starship Eros’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

(1979, dir: Scott McHaley) “A probing of sensual space…” We are thrown in to the future. 1995 to be exact! We join the all female crew of the Feminist Regime Starship Eros headed by big haired Commander Venus, played by Lily Rogers (Indecent Exposure). Her crew consist of the cute and sex starved newcomer, Executive […]

26th Jun2015

‘Fast Cars Fast Women’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

(1981, dir: Scott McHaley) “With Every Lap She Will Shift Your Gears!!!” Fast Cars Fast Women opens up with a cute little blonde named Kristy, played by Sylvia Benedict (The Bitch Goddess), getting pulled over by a cop. Even though she is more than willing to ‘cooperate’ with the officer, she still gets the ticket! No […]

26th Jun2015

‘Hannibal 3×04: Aperitivo’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Bella’s dead. That should change the view from these windows. It’s not right if the view stays the same.” ‘Aperitivo’ was an hour of small stories, a step back from the formless horror of Hannibal’s solo adventures in Europe and the protracted seance of Will’s pursuit. Il Mostro himself makes only a few momentary appearances, […]

24th Jun2015

‘Powder Burns’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

NOTE: For the review of Powder Burns‘ Peekarama DVD double-bill feature, Little Sisters, check out this episode of Mondo Squallido…. (1971, dir: Alex deRenzy) “Outlaw Men – Wild Women” After a montage of the vastness of the desert (we’re nearly in Herzogian territory here!) we are thrown balls deep in to a small shoot out. […]

24th Jun2015

Mondo Squallido – Ep 67: Little Sisters (Alex de Renzy, 1972)

by Mondo Squallido

On this episode of Mondo Squallido, we are looking at another film from bizarre maestro, Alex de Renzy. It’s been a while sine I got balls deep with his unconventional cinema, The film in question is Little Sisters from 1972. This film is dubbed as one of his more strange efforts. To be fair we […]

22nd Jun2015

‘Stonehearst Asylum’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis, Jason Flemyng, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Sinéad Cusack, Edmund Kingsley, Ciara Flynn, Christopher Fulford | Written by Joe Gangemi | Directed by Brad Anderson If you were told about a film based on an Edgar Allen Poe short story with stars including Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine, […]

22nd Jun2015

‘The Happiness of the Katakuris’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida, Kiyoshirô Imawano, Tetsurô Tanba, Naoto Takenaka, Tamaki Miyazaki, Takashi Matsuzaki | Written by Ai Kennedy, Kikumi Yamagishi | Directed by Takashi Miike Being a Takashi Miike fan takes you down some strange roads.  Whether it is the extreme Ichi the Killer and Visitor Q, or the fun […]

22nd Jun2015

‘Digging Up the Marrow’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ray Wise, Adam Green, Will Barratt, Josh Ethier, Rileah Vanderbilt, Kane Hodder, Sarah Elbert, Tom Holland, Mick Garris, Alex Pardee, Jimmy McCarthy, Nic Henley, Caitlyn Brisbin, Robert Pendergraft | Written and Directed by Adam Green The problem with found footage movies is sometimes, instead of pulling the audience closer into the action, we end […]

22nd Jun2015

‘True Detective 2×01: The Western Book of the Dead’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I welcome judgment.” Cool, Ray. You asked for it. True Detective‘s first season seemed to have the zeitgeist firmly in its swamp-mummy claws, an unexpected pulp hit hitched to live-wire performances by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, filmed by the thunderous Cary Fukunaga, and veined through with little rills and creeks of cosmic horror. It […]

21st Jun2015

‘Out of the Dark’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, Stephen Rea, Alejandro Furth, Frank Cuervo, Pixie Davies, Vanesa Tamayo | Written by Alex & David Pastor, Javier Gullón | Directed by Lluís Quílez Two words for you. Killer kids. OK, make it three: killer ghost kids! Out of the Dark is the latest film from brothers Alex and David Pastor, the […]

21st Jun2015

‘Falcon Rising’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Neal McDonough, Michael Jai White, Laila Ali, Lateef Crowder, Hazuki Kato, Masashi Odate, Jazmín Caratini, Millie Ruperto, Daniel Cardona, Jimmy Navarro, Arzoris Perez | Written by Y.T. Parazi | Directed by Ernie Barbarash I am a huge fan of Michael Jai White. From his roles opposite Don “The Dragon” Wilson in Ring of Fire […]

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