07th Apr2017

‘Tomboy’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Caitlin Gerard, Tony Shalhoub, Terry Chen, Anthony LaPaglia, Paul McGillion, Paul Lazenby, Ken Kirzinger, Zak Santiago, Caroline Chan, Adrian Hough | Written by Walter Hill, Denis Hamill | Directed by Walter Hill Frank Kitchen is an assassin at the top of his game. When he’s double-crossed by a group of […]

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07th Mar2017

‘The Void’ gets a new UK trailer…

by Phil Wheat

Prepare for a fresh slice of terror from the warped imaginations of VFX and design masters Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. The Void is a highly anticipated new horror following a series of successful and prestigious festival appearances. Encountering a blood-soaked man on a dark deserted road, a police officer rushes the victim to the […]

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22nd Feb2017

‘Beyond the Gates’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Brea Grant, Barbara Crampton, Matt Mercer, Justin Welborn, Jesse Merlin, Henry LeBlanc, Sara Malakul Lane, Caryn Richman | Written by Jackson Stewart, Stephen Scarlata | Directed by Jackson Stewart Remember Atmosfear? The old VCR-based board game? Growing up I never had that game, however burgeoning Trekker that I was (BBC […]

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16th Feb2017

‘Eloise’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chace Crawford, Robert Patrick, Eliza Dushku, Nicole Forester, P.J. Byrne, Brandon T. Jackson | Written by Christopher Borrelli | Directed by Robert Legato We seem to be in the middle of a spate of hospital-based horror at the moment, with both this film, Eloise, and the retitled The Hospital (aka The Linda Vista Project), […]

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02nd Feb2017

Review Round-Up: ‘Let’s Be Evil’ & ‘War on Everyone’

by Phil Wheat

LET’S BE EVIL Stars: Elizabeth Morris, Kara Tointon, Elliot James Langridge, Isabelle Allen, Jamie Bernadette, Brooke Johnston, Martin Owen, Helene Wilson, Paul Casar, Jonathan Willis, Billie Wilson, Aimee Wright | Written by Elizabeth Morris, Martin Owen, Jonathan Willis | Directed by Martin Owen Desperately in need of money to care for a sick parent, Jenny […]

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15th Jan2017

VOD Vault #8 – The Good, the Bad & the Dead / Rupture

by Phil Wheat

Another week, another installment of VOD Vault – taking a look at some on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms recently. It’s been a few months since our last installment, so what say we kick off this reboot of sorts with two movies on the opposite ends of the filmic spectrum: low-budget Western-style crime […]

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03rd May2016

‘Xmoor’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Melia Kreiling, Nick Blood, Mark Bonner, Simone Kirby, Olivia Popica, Sophie Harkness, Fergal McElherron, Jemma Obrien, James Lecky | Written and Directed by Luke Hymans Written and directed by Luke Hymans (Dubplate Drama), this horror film, shot in Belfast, tells the story of American documentary film-makers Georgia (Melia Kreiling – Cold) and Matt (Nick […]

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21st Feb2016

‘Frankenstein’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Xavier Samuel, Danny Huston, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd, Maya Erskine, Mckenna Grace, Carol Anne Watts, James Lew, John Lacy | Written and Directed by Bernard Rose [NOTE: With the film due for a UK release this week, here’s a reposting of my review of Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein from last summer’s London Frightfest] Helmed by […]

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05th Jan2016

Bernard Rose’s stunning ‘Frankenstein’ comes to Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

I’ll be honest, on paper, seeing yet another film based on the Frankenstein story – especially directed by Bernard Rose, who by this time had fallen far from the acclaim of Candyman – was not my idea of a good time. Thankfully I put aside my prejudices when the film screened at Frightfest last summer […]

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05th Sep2015

‘Infernal’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andy Ostroff, Heather Adair, Alyssa Koerner, Jose Rosete, Noelle Bruno, Elizabeth Stahl, John Zion | Written and Directed by Bryan Coyne God give me strength. Time for yet another “found-footage” movie, this time riffing on The Omen. Well at least that’s what the filmmakers say! Writen and directed by Bryan Coyne, Infernal tells the […]

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25th Jul2015

‘Girlhouse’ DVD Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Ali Cobrin, Adam DiMarco, Slaine, Alyson Bath, Elysia Rotaru, Alice Hunter, Chasty Ballesteros, Nicole Arianna Fox, Zuleyka Silver, Wesley MacInnes, Erin Agostino | Written by Nick Gordon | Directed by Jon Knautz, Trevor Matthews Girlhouse is three parts slasher and one part home invasion movie; and introduces us to a new horror anti-hero ‘Loverboy’. It’s […]

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19th Jul2015

‘The Walking Deceased’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tim Ogletree, Joey Oglesby, Dave Sheridan, Troy Ogletree, Sophia Taylor Ali, Jacqui Holland, Mason Dakota Galyon | Written by Tim Ogletree | Directed by Scott Dow The Walking Deceased follows a group of survivors from all walks of the apocalypse – an idiotic Sheriff with definite coma-induced brain damage, his hardass son, four squabbling […]

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20th Jun2015

‘Can’t Come Out to Play’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Peter Fonda, Natasha Calis, Charlie Tahan, Peter Fonda, Leslie Lyles | Written by Stephen Lancellotti | Directed by John McNaughton   John McNaughton, enfante-terrible of the BBFC thanks to his stunning 1986 debut feature Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, returns to genre film making after two decades away from horror […]

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10th May2015

‘Bad Land: Road to Fury’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Robert Hobbs, David Butler, Aimee Mullins, Christy Pankhurst, Alex McGregor, David Clatworthy, Liah O’Prey, Carel Nel, Andy McPhee | Written by and Directed by Jake Paltrow In a post-apocalyptic eternal drought, people kill for water. Where it is scarce and desperately needed, a farmer, Earnest Holm, […]

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19th Apr2015

‘Last Knights’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ahn Sung-ki, Giorgio Caputo, Daniel Adegboyega, Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Babson, Brian Caspe, Cliff Curtis, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ayelet Zurer | Written by Michael Konyves, Dove Sussman | Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya Set in an age of honour and justice by the sword, Last Knights tells the story […]

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19th Apr2015

‘Frequencies’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lily Laight, Charlie Rixon, Daniel Fraser, Eleanor Wyld, Owen Pugh, Dylan Llewellyn, Georgina Minter-Brown, David Broughton-Davies, David Barnaby, Timothy Block, Ria Carroll | Written and Directed by Darren Paul Fisher Thematically similar to the Divergent franchise – in that children are tested at a young age and their place in society is determined given […]

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13th Apr2015

FrightFest favourite ‘The Harvest’ coming to UK DVD

by Phil Wheat

The Harvest, from Henry: Portrait of a serial Killer director John McNaughton, was a firm audience favourite when it aired at last Summer’s London Frightfest and fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the films UK debut. Well the wait is over… Signature Entertainment, have announced the June 22nd release of the film under the […]

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09th Apr2015

‘By the Gun’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tully Banta-Cain, Ben Barnes, Paul Ben-Victor, William Bloomfield, Bonnie Belle Skinner, Ritchie Coster, Damien Di Paola, Armen Garo, Jay Giannone, Toby Jones, Harvey Keitel, Leighton Meester | Written by Emilio Mauro | Directed by James Mottern You know, Martin Scorsese has a lot to answer for. Years after the likes of Mean Streets, Goodfellas […]

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09th Apr2015

‘The Culling’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Elizabeth Di Prinzio, Brett Davern, Chris Coy, Linsey Godfrey, Virginia Williams, Johnathon Schaech, Harley Graham, Jennifer Bowman | Written and Directed by Rustam Branaman After finding a little girl lost, a gang of college students on an extra-curricular roadtrip travel to the spooky old farmhouse near where she lives. After a friendly […]

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16th Mar2015

‘Extraterrestrial’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, Melanie Papalia, Jesse Moss, Anja Savcic, Sean Rogerson, Emily Perkins, Mike Kovac, Fred Keating, Gil Bellows, Michael Ironside | Written and Directed by The Vicious Brothers Horror fans usually know where a film is going when they see a group of walk into a cabin in the woods, it means […]

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08th Mar2015

‘Assassin’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Danny Dyer, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Anouska Mond, Deborah Moore, Robert Cavanah, Holly Weston, Paul Terry, Natalia Ryumina, Bruce Lawrence, Kris Sommerville | Written and Directed by J.K. Amalou What can we say about Danny Dyer? Well that you probably had a reaction to that name at least shows that he has an impact on […]

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27th Feb2015

Interview: Michelle Bai talks ‘Kung Fu Killer’

by Phil Wheat

In Kung Fu Killer, Ip Man star Donnie Yen plays martial arts instructor Hahou, working with the police to bring down a vicious killer targeting various kung fu masters to prove himself the greatest. Amidst a variety of situations and settings – a film studio, a dinosaur skeleton, a tattoo parlour – each fight scene […]

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