17th Jun2019

‘Boo!’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Aurora Perrineau, Jaden Piner, Jill Marie Jones, Rob Zabrecky, Charley Palmer Rothwell | Written by Luke Jaden, Diane Michelle | Directed by Luke Jaden Outside the big movies that everyone talks about and promotes, I try to go into as many horror movies as possible with knowing very little about them. So a quick […]

14th Jun2019

‘The Night Sitter’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Elyse Dufour, Jack Champion, Jermaine Rivers, Amber Neukum, J. Benedict Larmore, Ben Barlow, Bailey Campbell, Joe Walz, Deanna Meske, Manny Sandow, Luna Devika, Victoria Graham | Written and Directed by Abiel Bruhn, John Rocco Abiel Bruhn and John Rocco (A Not So Pleasant Surprise) work together once again on The Night Sitter, a horror […]

11th Jun2019

‘Terror of Hallow’s Eve’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Caleb Thomas, JT Neal, Annie Read, Juliet Landau, Eric Roberts, Doug Jones, Sarah Lancaster, Christian Kane | Written by Ronald L. Halvas, Todd Tucker, Zack Ward | Directed by Todd Tucker Growing up is hard and for fifteen-year-old Timmy Stevens it’s no exception. Scrawny and nerdy, he’s relentlessly tormented by the town bullies. His only […]

10th Jun2019

‘Dolls’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Thomas Downey, Dee Wallace, Trinity Simpson, Bret Green, Elise Muller, Melinda DeKay, Robert R. Ryel | Written by Justin Hawkins, Josh Hawkins | Directed by Cuyle Carvin Wow. You’ve got to have some balls to name your film Dolls. You’re stepping on the toes of ther legendary Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) right there… […]

20th May2019

New independent VOD service ‘ThrillFlix’ launches

by Phil Wheat

Early September 2018, director Johan Vandewoestijne, DoP Luc de Buck and actor Anton Zwijsen were wondering how to prevent middlemen from taking away revenue from their motion pictures and how to generate revenue more quickly for independent films in general, in the fast-changing landscape of film distribution. They ended up making their own Video On […]

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14th May2019

‘Killer Weekend’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Mark Heap, Sean Verey, Danny Kirrane, Perry Fitzpatrick, Ewen MacIntosh | Written and Directed by Ben Kent [NOTE: With the film now finally available on VOD in the UK, here's a reposting of our Frightfest review of FUBAR, now retitled and released under the Frightfest Presents... banner as Killer Weekend] Us Brits do comedy horror […]

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02nd May2019

Impact Wrestling launch Impact Plus subscription VOD service

by Phil Wheat

Impact Wrestling have announced the launch of IMPACT Plus, a multi-platform digital subscription video-on-demand service featuring live monthly premium network specials, instant access to the 3,000-plus hour IMPACT Wrestling library, groundbreaking original series, reality shows and documentaries, exclusive events from international promotional partners and historical content from old territories. The 17-year library from Impact Wrestling […]

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30th Apr2019

‘The 27 Club’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Derrick Denicola, Maddisyn Carter, Zach Paul Brown, Aubrey Chantelle, Kali Cook, Emily Dalquist, Travis Grant, Eugene Henderson, John Hennigan, Zack Kozlow, Jason Lasater, Nick Principe, Todd Rundgren | Written by Joe Flanders, Patrick Fogarty, Michael Lynn | Directed by Patrick Fogarty Why did Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain […]

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26th Apr2019

‘Impossible Mission’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jimena Gala, Ben Vinnicombe, James Giblin, Karina Matas Piper, Maarten Swaan, Gilles Gambino, Alika Del Sol, Mat Cruz | Written and Directed by Gilles Gambino You have to respect the likes of High Octane Pictures and Wild Eye Releasing, the amount of truly independent genre films they put out in the US is astounding. […]

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11th Apr2019

‘Look Away’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: India Eisley, Jason Isaacs, Mira Sorvino, Penelope Mitchell, John C. MacDonald, Harrison Gilbertson, Kristen Harris, Michal Bernstein, Glenn Odero, Ernie Pitts | Written and Directed by Assaf Bernstein Standards are pretty high for horror movies in 2019. Despite what some mainstream movie websites might tell you, there have been many, many, great horrors in […]

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05th Apr2019

‘Blood Bound’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Eden Brolin, Rosa Arredondo, Gerald McCullouch, Vanessa Rubio, Karmine Alers, Joseph Melendez, Timothy Hughes, Eric Nelsen, Justiin A. Davis, Ross Wellinger, Aleita Northey | Written and Directed by Richard LeMay Blood Bound tells the story of a family of unlimited power who, every 25 years, bound to an ancient pact, descend upon a small […]

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27th Mar2019

‘Elizabeth Harvest’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Abbey Lee, Ciarán Hinds, Carla Gugino, Matthew Beard, Dylan Baker | Written and Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez As much as I love big budget sci-fi movies, there’s some great, much smaller budgeted, movies in this genre. I’ve always found that the best independent sci-fi movies are ones that come up with brilliant, creative and […]

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21st Mar2019

‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett, Lydia Hearst, Pawel Szajda, Ryan Cargill, Bella Popa, Fivel Stewart, Tyler Johnson, Ben Mellish | Written and Directed by Daniel Farrands Not until I did some research, after viewing The Haunting of Sharon Tate, did I realise that 2019 would be the 50th “anniversary’”year of the Tate Murders – a […]

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20th Mar2019

‘Acts of Desperation’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jason Gedrick, Paul Sorvino, Erin O’Brien, Kira Reed Lorsch, Treva Etienne, Tim DeZarn, Neraida Bega, Dee Dee Sorvino, Vince Lozano, Chris Coppola, Matthew Alan Brady, Asante Jones, Tomas Johansson, Jackie Falcon | Written by Nathan Illsley | Directed by Richard Friedman Richard Friedman, whom genre fans will know as the director of Arrow Video […]

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19th Mar2019

‘Doom Room’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Johanna Stanton, Nicholas Ball, Debbie Rochon, Matthew Tompkins, Hayden Tweedie, Katie Kensit, Sal Esen, Claire Jared, James Simmons, Scott Christie | Written by Jon Keeyes, Carl Kirshner | Directed by Jon Keeyes Jon Keeyes is a name that has popped up a lot in genre cinema discussion recently, mainly due to his film The […]

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15th Mar2019

‘Tangent Room’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Lisa Bearpark, Daniel Epstein, Håkan Julander, Jennifer Lila, Vee Vimolmal | Written and Directed by Björn Engström We are currently living in a world of “alternative facts” and “fake news.” A film with the premise of saving all existence by using hard science and facts is then, very appealing to me (even if the […]

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14th Mar2019

‘Alien Party Crashers’ VOD Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Craig Russell, Robert Pugh, Hannah Daniel, Sheena Bhattessa, Richard Mylan, Kai Owen, Aled Pugh, Robert Boulter, Kevin McCurdy, Steve Meo, Dominique Dauwe, Marc Rhys, Tsilala Brock, Sophie Melville, Richard Corgan | Written and Directed by Peter Stray DJ Steve Dennis (Craig Russell) decides to return home to the small town of Cwmtwrch, Wales to […]

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13th Mar2019

UK’s House of Lords launch inquiry into VOD vs. licence fee

by Phil Wheat

The House of Lords Communications Committee has today called for evidence for its new inquiry which will investigate whether there is a future for public service broadcasting in the context of the rising popularity of video on demand services. In recent years, video streaming services have emerged as powerful global distributors and producers. These services, […]

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13th Mar2019

‘Struck’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Christopher Foran, Connor Mayes, Daisy Montgomery, Olivia Rose, Will Sutcliffe, Ayvianna Snow | Written by Alexander Milo Bischof | Directed by Alexander Milo Bischof, Michael Couvaras One of the great things about streaming sites like Amazon Prime and Netflix is that it gives a home to some of the lesser known flicks that maybe didn’t have […]

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08th Mar2019

‘Fright Fest’ VOD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Dylan Walsh, Madison McKinley, Romeo Miller, Mercy Malick, Ashley Blankenship, Luke Baines, Pancho Moler, Robert Scott Wilson, Heather Ann Davis, Jonathan Camp, Kresh Novakovic | Written by Robert Gillings | Directed by Anton Novakovic It was only a matter of time before someone named a horror movie after FrightFest. Unfortunately, this dismal effort (also […]

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19th Feb2019

‘Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chris Klein, Chelsey Reist, Jon Lovitz, Jonathan Silverman, Liam Hughes, Zak Santiago, Lochlyn Munro, Garfield Wilson, Elizabeth Bowen, Lisa Durupt, Chris Gauthier, Peter Graham-Gaudreau, Zachary Gulka, Benita Ha, Crystal Lowe, Lee Majdoub | Written by Stephen Mazur | Directed by Jonathan A. Rosenbaum Ben McGrath (Chris Klein) had major league potential playing professional baseball, […]

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29th Jan2019

‘Distorted’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Christina Ricci, John Cusack, Brendan Fletcher, Vicellous Shannon, Nicole Anthony, Oliver Rice, Gigi Jackman, Benjamin DeWalt, Maja Milkovich, Scott Olynek, Angela Quinn, Sophia Daly | Written by Arne Olsen | Directed by Rob King The premise here is modern, SAFE (they emphasise that a lot in the sales material and then throughout the film) out […]

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