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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26th Feb2015

Ten Best: Nicolas Cage roles

by Phil Wheat

Cult favourite Nicolas Cage has carved out an eclectic and brilliant career spanning the decades and across genres, with forays into action, drama and comic book adaptations to name but a few. To celebrate the release of his latest film, Dying of the Light, out on Blu-ray and DVD from the 2nd March 2015 courtesy […]

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27th Jan2015

‘Treehouse’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: J. Michael Trautmann, Dana Melanie, Clint James, Darren Kennedy, Daniel Fredrick, Shannon Knopke, Victoria Spencer Smith, Chance Nichols, Nick Herra, Caleb Cox, Vincent Michael-Smith | Written by Alex Child, Miles Harrington | Directed by Michael G. Bartlett After breaking curfew to party with some friends, Killian and his brother discover a treehouse in the […]

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17th Dec2014

Signature Entertainment pick up supernatural horror ‘The Culling’

by Phil Wheat

Signature Entertainment have recently picked up supernatural horror The Culling, from director Rustam Branaman, for distribution in the United Kingdom. Set for a DVD release on March 23rd 2015, the film involves a lost and lonely, young girl who encounters five friends at an isolated cafe and they bring her back to her home. But, […]

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09th Nov2014

‘Extraterrestrial’ Review

by Phil Wheat

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 The Vicious Brothers, writer/directors of the two popular Grave Encounters found-footage flicks, turn their hands to a more traditional narrative movie, mixing traditional filming […]

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05th Oct2014

Grimmfest 2014: ‘Open Grave’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sharlto Copley, Thomas Kretschmann, Josie Ho, Joseph Morgan, Erin Richards, Max Wrottesley, Márta Szabó, Balázs Szitás, Zsuzsanna Szabados, Tofi Seffer | Written by Eddie Borey, Chris Borey | Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego On paper Open Grave sounded like yet another “homage” to the likes of Buried. After all its the tale of a man […]

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14th Sep2014

‘Ninja Apocalypse’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Christian Oliver, Les Brandt, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ernie Reyes Jr., Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Kaiwi Lyman, West Liang, Tara Macken, Antoinette Kalaj, Alvin Hsing, Bryan Cartago, Mark Heidelberger | Written by Ashley Scott Meyers | Directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett Not to be confused with the Don Wong starring, badly dubbed, poorly edited film of the […]

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02nd Sep2014

‘Way of the Wicked’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Christian Slater, Vinnie Jones, Jake Croker, Emily Tennant, Aren Buchholz, Matthew Robert Kelly, Brittney Wilson, Jedidiah Goodacre, Jillian Fargey, Chris Shields, Anna Galvin, Sydney Waack, Ryan Grantham | Written by Matthew Robert Kelly | Directed by Kevin Carraway Sometimes you see actors turn up in movies and you just know what to expect.  I find […]

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26th Aug2014

Review Round-Up: Blood Orgy in The Longest Week at The Cabin

by Phil Wheat

We’re playing catch-up here on Nerdly – after a busy 2 weeks prepping for and then attending this years Frightfest there’s a number of weekly-release reviews to bring you up to speed on. So here they are, reviews of The Cabin, Blood Orgy of the She Devils and The Longest Week. The Cabin Another one […]

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