06th Dec2021

‘The Advent Calendar’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Eugénie Derouand, Honorine Magnier, Clément Olivieri, Janis Abrikh, Cyril Garnier, Vladimir Perrin, Fabien Jegoudez, Jérôme Paquatte, Laura Presgurvic, Isabelle Tanakil | Written and Directed by Patrick Ridremont Continuing with my Christmas movie reviews for Nerdly, my latest piece comes from Shudder and the festively-titled Christmas horror The Advent Calendar. Eva, an ex-dancer but now […]

08th Oct2021

‘V/H/S/94’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

Directed by Chloe Okuno, Jennifer Reeder, Ryan Prows, Shudder, Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto I don’t think there’s too many bigger fans of the V/H/S horror anthology franchise than myself. I’ve loved all three that have come before V/H/S/94 (yes even V/H/S Viral, it’s 100x better than most people suggest) – they feature a range of […]

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24th Sep2021

‘Creepshow 3×01’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

After two brilliant movies (the second one is my personal favourite of the two and I’m ignoring number three), Creepshow has been reintroduced to the horror audience with a TV show on Shudder. After two seasons it’s been pretty great so far and this week sees the first episode of Season three released on the […]

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11th Sep2021

First look at ‘V/H/S/94’

by Phil Wheat

A Shudder Original Film, V/H/S/94 is the fourth installment in the hit horror anthology franchise and marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) […]

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31st Aug2021

‘Superhost’ Review (Shudder)

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Gracie Gillam, Barbara Crampton | Written and Directed by Brandon Christensen Superhost is the third film by writer/director Brandon Christensen (Still/Born) and the first that wasn’t co-written with Colin Minihan (It Stains the Sands Red, Spiral). It’s also the first that doesn’t revolve around parenthood. How well has he managed […]

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21st Jul2021

‘Kandisha’ Review (Shudder)

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Mathilde Lamusse, Suzy Bemba, Samarcande Saadi, Brahim Hadrami, Mériem Sarolie, Félix Glaux-Delporto | Written and Directed by Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury In Moroccan folklore, Kandisha was a woman who used her beauty to seduce and kill invading Portuguese soldiers. After her death, she was reborn as a djinn who seduces men and lures them […]

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14th Jul2021

‘The Toll’ Review (Shudder)

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Jordan Hayes, Max Topplin, James McGowan, Rosemary Dunsmore, Daniel Harroch | Written and Directed by Michael Nader Michael Nader wrote the script for one of the more interesting and overlooked monster films of the last couple of years, Head Count. Now he’s back with The Toll, which he not only wrote but is the […]

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06th Jul2021

‘Son’ Review (Shudder)

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Andi Matichak, Luke David Blumm, Cranston Johnson, Emile Hirsch, Blaine Maye, David Kallaway | Written and Directed by Ivan Kavanagh A hellfire and damnation preacher’s sermon blares from the car radio as Laura (Andi Matichak; Halloween, Assimilate) and her infant son David (Luke David Blumm; The Sinner) escape from the cult she was raised […]

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09th Jun2021

Pop Addled – Episode 258: Doom Addled – Psycho Goreman

by Phil Wheat

Another week, another episode of the Pop Addled podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly! Pop Addled is a pop culture podcast with nerd tendencies. Join Keenan, Sam and Timmy as they discuss movies, music, video games, sports, TV, comics, and any intersection thereof. Their brains have been thoroughly addled by pop […]

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08th Jun2021

‘Caveat’ Review (Shudder)

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Ben Caplan, Jonathan French, Conor Dwane, Leila Sykes | Written and Directed by Damian Mc Carthy In the first few minutes of writer/director, Damian Mc Carthy’s debut feature Caveat Barret (Ben Caplan; Call the Midwife, RocknRolla) offers Isaac (Jonathan French; Bravado) 200 GBP, about $290, a day to watch over his niece Olga (Leila […]

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01st Jun2021

‘Skull: The Mask’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Tristan Aronovich, Ivo Müller, Micas Carvalho, Guta Ruiz, Natallia Rodrigues, Beatriz Severo, Elder Fraga, Eduardo Semerjian, Gilda Nomacce, Greta Antoine, Lívia Inhudes | Written and Directed by Armando Fonseca, Kapel Furman Horror fans will never get bored of eighties slasher films will they? I don’t mean this as a bad thing though. I am […]

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18th May2021

‘Psycho Goreman’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre, Matthew Ninaber, Steven Vlahos, Adam Brooks, Alexis Kara Hancey, Kristen MacCulloch, Anna Tierney, Roxine Latoya Plummer, Alex Chung, Scout Flint | Written and Directed by Steven Kostanski Psycho Goreman is one of those movies that I was about 90% sure I was going to love even though all I knew […]

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03rd May2021

‘Fried Barry’ Review (Shudder)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Chanelle De Jager, Gary Green, Bianka Hartenstein, Sean Cameron Michael, Jonathan Pienaar | Written and Directed by Ryan Kruger I know of Ryan Kruger from some of his short film work things, such as 2014’s The Golden Rule and, of course, his 2017 short thing, Fried Barry. I was pleased as punch, you could […]

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09th Apr2021

Interview: Corinna Faith on her film ‘The Power’

by Stuart Wright

Screenwriter Stuart Wright talks to writer/director Corinna Faith about her debut feature film The Power, which is available exclusively on Shudder now. 1973: a young nurse is forced to work the night shift in a crumbling hospital as striking miners switch off the power across Britain. But inside the walls lurks a terrifying presence that […]

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30th Mar2021

‘Stay Out of the F**king Attic’ Review (Shudder)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ryan Francis, Morgan Alexandria, Bryce Fernelius, Michael Flynn, Brynne Hurlbutt, Avery Pizzuto, Garrett McClellan | Written and Directed by Jerren Lauder A diverse group of ex-cons-turned-movers; Schillinger (Ryan Francis), Imani (Morgan Alexandria) and Carlos (Bryce Fernelius); are convinced by their creepy client, Vern (Michael Flynn), to pull an all-nighter for a generous pay bump. […]

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18th Mar2021

‘Slaxx’ Review (Shudder)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Romane Denis , Sehar Bhojani, Stephen Bogaert, Brett Donahue, Kenny Wong, Tianna Nori, Erica Anderson | Written by Patricia Gomez, Elza Kephart | Directed by Elza Kephart [NOTE: With the film debuting on Shudder today, here’s a reposting of our review of horror comedy Slaxx, from its festival run last year] Back in 2010 […]

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01st Mar2021

‘Lucky’ Review (Shudder)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brea Grant, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Kristina Klebe, Kausar Mohammed, Hunter C. Smith, Dhruv Day Singh | Written by Brea Grant | Directed by Natasha Kermani Luck isn’t with self-help author May Ryer lately. Her books aren’t selling and when a masked intruder breaks into the house she shares with husband no one seems concerned. Even […]

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08th Feb2021

Social media horror ‘Shook’ to debut on Shudder next week!

by Phil Wheat

Written and directed by Jennifer Harrington and starring Daisye Tutor (Guest House), Emily Goss (Snapshots), Nicola Posener (The Bold and the Beautiful), Octavius J. Johnson (Sleepless), Stephanie Simbari (Here and Now), Grant Rosenmeyer (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and real-life make-up and social media influencer Genelle Seldon, Shook will premiere and debut exclusively on Shudder in the US, […]

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01st Feb2021

‘A Nightmare Wakes’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Alix Wilton Regan, Giullian Yao Gioiello, Philippe Bowgen, Lee Garrett, Claire Glassford, Shannon Spangler, Nick Freeland | Written and Directed by Nora Unkel To my knowledge, despite numerous films based on the story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, their hadn’t been many about Shelley’s own life. But in 2017 came the film Mary Shelley, […]

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26th Jan2021

Interview: Justin G Dyck talks Shudder horror ‘Anything For Jackson’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks to director Justin G Dyck about making the horror film Anything For Jackson, which is out now via Shudder. After losing their only grandson, Jackson, in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey (Sheila McCarthy) and Henry (Julian Richings), a doctor, kidnap Henry’s pregnant patient with the […]

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25th Jan2021

‘The Queen of Black Magic’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Ario Bayu, Hannah Al Rashid, Adhisty Zara, Muzakki Ramdhan, Ari Irham, Ade Firman Hakim, Sheila Dara Aisha, Tanta Gintin, Miller Khan, Imelda Therinne | Written by Joko Anwar | Directed by Kimo Stamboel I am slightly ashamed to admit that I haven’t seen many Indonesian horror films at all. It is something I need […]

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13th Nov2020

‘Blood Vessel’ Review (Shudder)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Nathan Phillips, Alyssa Sutherland, Robert Taylor, Christopher Kirby, Alex Cooke, Mark Diaco, John Lloyd Fillingham, Troy Larkin, Vivienne Perry, Ruby Isobel Hall, Steve Young, Jacinta Stapleton, Mackenzie Stephens | Written by Justin Dix, Jordan Prosser | Directed by Justin Dix Horror at its best gets under your skin and stays with you for some […]

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