03rd Nov2017

‘Willard/Ben Limited Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

When people hear the Michael Jackson song Ben, many don’t know that it was written for a movie. With the remake of Willard, a lot of horror fans were made aware of the story of a boy and his rats. Now both are available in the Willard/Ben Limited Edition Blu-ray box set. Willard Styles (Bruce Davidson) […]

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27th Jun2017

‘The Amityville Horror’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud, Murray Hamilton, John Larch, Natasha Ryan, K.C. Martel, Meeno Peluce, Michael Sacks, Helen Shaver | Written by Sandor Stern | Directed by Stuart Rosenberg When films say they are based on true stories, it is easy to take such statements with a pinch of salt. The […]

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06th Dec2015

‘Ghost Story’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Craig Wasson, Alice Krige, Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman, Patricia Neal, Jacqueline Brookes, Miguel Fernandes, Lance Holcomb, Brad Sullivan | Written by Lawrence D. Cohen | Directed by John Irvin Four elderly gentlemen form The Chowder Society, a group in which they meet up to smoke cigars and tell chilling […]

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17th Nov2014

‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan | Written by Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel | Directed by Tobe Hooper When it comes to horror one of the most effective things is the unstoppable monster, the overpowering force that towers above the victim […]

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06th Nov2014

‘Taxi’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary, Emma Sjöberg, Bernard Farcy, Georges Neri, Dan Herzberg, Sébastien Thiery, Philippe du Janerand | Written by Luc Besson | Directed by Gérard Pirès Classic high-octane car chase thriller Taxi, created by renowned writer/director/producer Luc Besson, is cult action comedy about a speed freak taxi driver who […]

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02nd Nov2014

‘Super Mario Bros.’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Samantha Mathis, Dennis Hopper, Fisher Stevens, Richard Edson, Fiona Shaw, Dana Kaminski, Mojo Nixon, Gianni Russo, Francesca P. Roberts, Lance Henriksen  | Written by Parker Bennett, Terry Runte, Ed Solomon | Directed by Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel Let’s be honest, Super Mario Bros: The Movie is not a great movie. It’s not […]

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12th Sep2014

First look at Second Sight’s new artwork for ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’

by Phil Wheat

Second Sight have released their specially commissioned new artwork for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, created by Doaly for the 40th anniversary release of the stunning newly restored edition on Blu-ray. The film not only changed the face of horror in 1974 but still remains one of the most shocking, powerful and terrifying films ever […]

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23rd Jun2014

‘Thunderbolt and Lightfoot’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy,  Geoffrey Lewis,  Gary Busey, Catherine Bach | Written and Directed by Michael Cimino If there is one thing that America does well it’s the road movie, really it should be no surprise as they do have quite a few of them.  From Vanishing Point to Easy Rider these movies tend to be iconic to […]

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30th May2014

‘Re-Animator’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Gerry Black, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Barbara Peters | Written by Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli, William Norris | Directed by Stuart Gordon If a budding horror geek was to ask what were the most important horror films that must be watch, I’m sure you could come […]

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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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17th Nov2013

‘Creepshow’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Carrie Nye, E.G. Marshall, Viveca Lindfors, Ed Harris, Ed Harris | Written by Stephen King | Directed by George A. Romero Creepshow is an anthology of five stories, some written specifically for the film by Stephen King and others adapted from his own short […]

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