12th Apr2017

‘Holy Terror’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Scott Butler, Kelly Lynn Reiter, Jesse Hlubik, Kristine DeBell, Nicole Olson, Lisa London, Mel Novak, Vida Ghaffari | Written and Directed by Rich Mallery What do you get when you take a bevy of actresses from 80s sex comedies, the villain from Game of Death & Black Belt Jones, and some of the cast […]

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06th Apr2017

‘The Marine 5: Battleground’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin, Maryse Mizanin, Heath Slater, Naomi, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Anna Van Hooft, Nathan Mitchell, Sandy Robson, Tony Skinner, Brad Kelly | Written by Scott Wiper, Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry | Directed by James Nunn Fresh off the success of Scott Adkins action flick Eliminators, British director James Nunn stays with […]

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30th Mar2017

‘Viva Amiga’ Review

by Phil Wheat

In 1985 an upstart team of Silicon Valley mavericks created a miracle: the Amiga computer. A machine made for creativity. For games, for art, for expression. Breaking from the mold set by IBM and Apple, this was something new. Something to change what people believed computers could do. In a world of green on black, […]

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23rd Feb2017

‘Yoga Hosers’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp. Justin Long, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Ralph Garman, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Haley Joel Osment, Vanessa Paradis, Tyler Posey, Génesis Rodríguez, Jennifer Schwalbach, Sasheer Zamata | Written and Directed by Kevin Smith So, Kevin Smith… A man whose work I’ve really enjoyed over the years (Clerks 2 […]

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17th Feb2017

‘We Go On’ Review (Shudder Exclusive)

by Joel Harley

Stars: Clark Freeman, Annette O’ Toole, John Glover, David Bickford, Justin Carpenter, Jay Dunn, Edwin Garcia II, Laura Heisler, Terry Kaye, Logan Kishi, Peter Lucas | Written and Directed by Jesse Holland, Andy Mitton Phobia-ridden and driven by a sense of existential dread (and also, literally, his mother, in her car) a man places an […]

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15th Feb2017

‘Ghosts of Darkness’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Koltes, Paul Flannery, Steve Weston, Lisa Livingstone, Lisa Cameron, Morgan Faith Keith, Cameron Mowat | Written and Directed by David Ryan Keith Two paranormal investigators are unexpectedly thrown together in the hope of solving a 100-year mystery. Locked for three nights in a house with a dark and unsettling past, the two investigators […]

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15th Feb2017

‘Deserted’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mischa Barton, Jackson Davis, Winter Ave Zoli, Trent Ford, Dana Rosendorff, Michael Milford, Kelly Brannigan, Tyler Sellers, Jake Busey, Sebastian Bach, Gerry Bednob, Lance Henriksen | Written and Directed by Ashley Avis When twenty-four-year old Jae (Barton) is released from prison for killing her mother, she returns home to small-town Ridgecrest, California. It’s the last […]

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08th Feb2017

‘Blind Sun’ Review (Shudder Exclusive)

by Joel Harley

Stars: Ziad Bakri, Mimi Denissi, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Yannis Stankoglou, Laurène Brun, Gwendoline Hamon, Yiorgos Gallos, Theodoros Kandiliotis, Andreas Marianos, Sarah Krebs | Written and Directed by Joyce A. Nashawati In the sun-scorched Greece of the near future, immigrant Ashraf house-sits a fancy villa (plus cat) while its rich owners are away. After a testy […]

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31st Jan2017

‘iBoy’ Review (Netflix Original)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Bill Milner, Maisie Williams, Miranda Richardson, Rory Kinnear, Jordan Bolger, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Armin Karima, McKell David | Written by Joe Barton | Directed by Adam Randall Every year now we are inundated with superhero films. Marvel and DC are doing battle tor movie supremacy, and it is arguable that Marvel are well ahead […]

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27th Jan2017

‘Sadako vs. Kayako’ Review (Shudder Exclusive)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Runa Endo, Elly Nanami, Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsukawa, Misato Tanaka, Masahiro Kômoto, Masanobu Andô, Rintaro Shibamoto, Maiko Kikuchi | Written by Takashi Shimizu, Kôji Suzuki | Directed by Kôji Shiraishi In the battle of horror film icons, it is fair to say that the dream match-up was of course Freddy vs. Jason. […]

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24th Jan2017

‘Shrew’s Nest’ Review (Shudder Exclusive)

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Macarena Gómez, Nadia de Santiago, Hugo Silva, Luis Tosar, Gracia Olayo, Lucía González, Carolina Bang | Written by Juanfer Andrés, Sofía Cuenca | Directed by Juanfer Andrés, Esteban Roel In the mood for a Spanish-language psycho-drama? Shrew’s Nest is another Shudder exclusive and is a fun jaunt into the weird world of sisters Montse […]

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23rd Jan2017

Shudder announce exclusives & new arrivals for February

by Phil Wheat

Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, Shudder has a unique library of hard-to-find international and independent films, something for both casual and hardcore fans of horror. With that in mind, here’s the rundown of the new arrivals and UK exclusives and premieres for February 2017… Exclusives: WE GO ON (Dirs. Andy Mitton & Jesse […]

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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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05th Jan2017

Shudder announce new additions for January

by Phil Wheat

Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, Shudder has a unique library of hard-to-find international and independent films, something for both casual and hardcore fans of horror. With that in mind, here’s the rundown of the new arrivals and UK exclusives and premieres for January… Exclusive: SADAKO VS KAYAKO (Dir. Koji Shiraishi) UK streaming Premiere. […]

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02nd Jan2017

‘The Corpse of Anna Fritz’ Review (Shudder Exclusive)

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Albert Carbó, Bernat Saumell, Belén Fabra, Montserrat Miralles | Written by Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Isaac P. Creus | Directed by Hèctor Hernández Vicens For those that don’t know already, Shudder is a new online streaming service that is basically Netflix with a catalogue exclusively composed of horror films. If you’re a fan […]

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01st Dec2016

Shudder announce new UK VOD arrivals

by Phil Wheat

Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, Shudder has a unique library of hard-to-find international and independent films, something for both casual and hardcore fans of horror. With that in mind, here’s the rundown of the new arrivals and UK exclusives and premieres for December… Exclusives/Premieres: 31 (Dir. Rob Zombie) UK streaming Premiere. Available from […]

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01st Dec2016

‘It Watches’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Ivan Djurovic, Rick Irwin, Sanny van Heteren, James Duval | Written by Dave Parker, Ivan Djurovic | Directed by Dave Parker I just finished watching It Watches, an independent horror/thriller movie which is coming VOD shortly, and I have got to say it has been a while since a movie completely pulled the rug […]

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09th Oct2016

‘Fight Valley’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Susie Celek, Miesha Tate, Erin O’Brien, Kari J. Kramer, Cabrina Collesides, Chelsea Durkalec, Jefferson Sanders, Ivy Lashawn Coleman, Steve Downing, Salvatore Franciosa, Bonnie Bruderer, Ariel Gramazio, Rashaad Jackson, Cris Cyborg, Alexandria Williams | Written and Directed by Rob Hawk Fight Valley isn’t the kind of movie I usually watch, so I was quite intrigued […]

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04th Oct2016

‘The Evil Gene’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Richard Speight Jr, Cameron Richardson, Lindsey Ginter, Anthony L.Fernandez, Gene Gabriel, Ted Heyck, James Crosby | Written and Directed by Kathryn F. Taylor Kathryn F. Taylor makes her writing, directing and producing debut with horror flick The Evil Gene. I say this as, watching the film, it’s interesting to know that this is a project from […]

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29th May2016

‘Intruders’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Beth Riesgraf, Martin Starr, Jack Kesy, Rory Culkin, Leticia Jimenez | Written by T.J. Cimfel, David White | Directed by Adam Schindler   Anna Rook is isolated from human contact in nearly every way, which is exactly how she likes it. Suffering from crippling agoraphobia and holed up in an old Victorian mansion on […]

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28th May2016

VOD Vault #7 – How To Be Single / Sisters

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. With all the controversy surrounding the new female-led Ghostbusters film, this week we’re focusing on two other female-led comedies: How To Be Single, starring Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson; and the Tina Fey […]

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10th May2016

VOD Vault #6 – Decay / Tabloid Vivant

by Phil Wheat

Another week, another installment of VOD Vault – taking a look at some of this weeks on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms. This week we’re focusing on independent US horror, in particular two new VOD titles which share a similar “odd” theme: Decay and Tabloid Vivant. DECAY Stars: Rob Zabrecky, Lisa Howard, Elisha […]

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