20th Dec2014

‘An American Terror’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jennifer Wilde, Graham Emmons, Kathryn Gould, Joe Abplanalp, Troy Alan, Michael Haskins, Taylor Hulett, Louise Macdonald, Patrick Sheridan | Written and Directed by Haylar Garcia A group of friends, bullied and tormented at high school on a daily basis, form a plan to get back at the people who have made their life a […]

19th Dec2014

‘Sick: Survive the Night’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Debbie Rochon, Christina Aceto, Richard Roy Sutton, Jennifer Polansky, Robert Nolan, Sandra DaCosta, Devin Upham, Ry Barrett, Neil Green | Written by Ryan M. Andrews, Chris Cull | Directed by Ryan M.Andrews Dr. Leigh Rozetta is a young, maverick scientist, who’s been living in a secret underground Government facility since the outbreak began two […]

19th Dec2014

‘Arrow 3×08: The Brave and the Bold’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg | Directed by Jesse Warn PLOT: As team Arrow finally catches up to the boomerang-wielding Villain, they find that he is more than a match for them. Luckily for Oliver and friends though, they have unexpected help from the Flash, which brings the two heroes into another team-up to stop […]

18th Dec2014

‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 8′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti Labelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk This episode turns American Horror Story into American Murder Mystery Story, but in a brilliant way. After noticing the disappearance of Ma […]

18th Dec2014

‘Metrocide’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Some games are created to punish the gamer, they often require patience and just a little luck but can still be the most annoying experiences put into game form. These games, such as Dark Souls, are sometimes lauded as some of the best games ever made, but to gamers who don’t have the patience to […]

17th Dec2014

‘Cap Stone #1′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Written by Christina McCormack & Liam Sharp | Art by Liam Sharp | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp In this issue, we’re introduced to Charlie Chance, also known by her vampire fiction pen name Vincent Van Goth. She’s also the daughter of Lord Charles Chance, also known as the ‘Craven Panther’ for […]

17th Dec2014

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2×08: The Things We Bury’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by DJ Doyle | Directed by Milan Chelov PLOT: As Coulson takes a team to high-jack a military network in Australia and use it to find the hidden Alien City, Ward kidnaps his Senator Brother with the intentions of getting the truth out of him about the well. VERDICT: This episode of Agents of Shield was […]

17th Dec2014

‘Mono #1′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Written by Liam Sharp | Art by Ben Wolstenholme | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Mono is an ape-human hybrid secret agent through the Boer, Cold, and First and Second World Ward, with a ‘deadly prehensile tail and the strength of twelve men’. That’s how the pulp fiction books showed him to […]

15th Dec2014

‘The Flash 1×08: The Flash vs The Arrow’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg | Directed by Glen Winter PLOT: When a new Meta-human shows up in Central City, one that can manipulate people’s emotions. He gets a helping hand from the Arrow, who offers aid and guidance in capturing this new villain, but can the two of them work together? VERDICT: In this […]

15th Dec2014

‘Lets Be Cops’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero | Written by Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas | Directed by Luke Greenfield There are few things as quietly distressing and disappointing to the film fan as seeing people you like and admire feature in movies that are total […]

14th Dec2014

‘Juju’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Platform games can be simple and are an easy way to ease children into the world of gaming.  Giving the character the ability to jump and dispose of their opponents by landing on their heads is a simple gaming dynamic that all gamers seem to easily pick up, is seems everybody has played Mario in […]

13th Dec2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 61: Ilsa the Wicked Warden

by Phil Wheat

Today on Mondo Squallido we are entering the world of Jess Franco once again. This time we look at his semi-unofficial and unintended venture in to the Ilsa sub genre. The film goes by many names, but I think even some newcomers to world of psychotronic cinema will at least know this film. It is […]

13th Dec2014

“Nekromantik’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Some films are created to convey a message.  They aren’t made to be loved, and may not actually be that good but they still get a cult following because of what they represent to the audience they are aimed at.  Nekromantik is a film that has a certain infamy about it, especially in the United […]

12th Dec2014

‘The Flash 1×07: Power Outage’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Alison Schapker, Grainne Godfree | Directed by Larry Shaw PLOT: Disaster strikes when an Meta-Human with the power to feed on electricity drains him of his powers and causes a City-wide blackout, meanwhile the Central City Police station endures a hostage situation curtsey of the Clock King. VERDICT: So this week the Flash […]

12th Dec2014

‘The Killers’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

by Paul Metcalf

There is something instantly recognisable about Noir, and its style is so easy to love.  Whether it’s the femme fatale or the seemingly innocent man with the dark past, or the detective seeking out the truth in the face of the puzzle yet to be solved, a story awaits that will inevitably be told in […]

11th Dec2014

MonsterFest 2014: ‘Pernicious’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ciara Hanna, Emily O’Brien, Jackie Moore, Russell Geoffrey Banks, Byron Gibson, Jared Cohn, Wallop Terathong, Sara Malakul Lane, Irada Hoyos | Written by James Cullen Bressack, Taryn Hillin | Directed by James Cullen Bressack Pernicious (adjective), definition: causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie. deadly; fatal: a pernicious […]

11th Dec2014

‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

2014 has been a good year for fans of psychotronic cinema, especially when it comes to documentaries. We have had Jake West’s Video Nasties: Draconian Days, his follow up to Video Nasties: Moral Panic Censorship & Videotape, Andrew Leavould’s Search for Weng Weng, Wiktor Ericsson’s The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies and my personal […]

11th Dec2014

‘Saving Hope: The Complete Second Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Every year we get more and more television shows fighting for survival and it gets harder to have what it takes to make an impact.  Trying to be a show that stands out of the crowd, Saving Hope started off with a main character in a coma, but still walks the halls of the hospital […]

11th Dec2014

‘Tropic of Desire / Fantasy World’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Tropic of Desire It’s approaching the end of World War 2. Georgina Spelvin (The Devil in Miss Jones) plays as Frances, a madam of a small tropical island whore house. She caters for the constant stream of American sailors. One day Rita, one of her girls played by Kitty Shane (Vista Valley PTA) finds out […]

10th Dec2014

‘Arrow 3×07: Draw Back Your Bow’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Wendy Mericle, Beth Schwartz | Directed by Rob Hardy PLOT: A Serial-Killer with an Arrow obsession starts killing criminals in Starling City, hoping that she will catch Oliver’s attention. But he has other things on his mind as Felicity starts working more closely with Ray Palmer. VERDICT: So after two average episodes, Arrow […]

10th Dec2014

‘LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

LEGO games have always been popular. Whether it’s been Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel and Batman – just to name a few of their releases – LEGO seem to have access to many licenses, and make full use of them in the games they create.  This makes for a good experience for the […]

10th Dec2014

‘Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Shahin Sean Solimon, Lorna Raver, Said Faraj, Patrick Stewart, Sadie Alexandru, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Marco Khan, Mariam Vardani, Jon Jon Briones | Written by Shahin Sean Solimon, Evelyn Gabai | Directed by Shahin Sean Solimon Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage follows the story of Sinbad (Shahin Sean Solimon, who also co-wrote, directed, and was executive […]

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