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 […]

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. […]

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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30th Nov2016

Cine Asia to return with Benny Chan epic ‘Call of Heroes’

by Phil Wheat

For fans of Far East action, be it bullet-ballets, martial art epics or heroic bloodshed films, the name Cine Asia used to mean a LOT. Taking up the baton from the defunct Hong Kong Legends label, for five years Cine Asia put out some fantastic films from the Far East on DVD and Blu-ray. That […]

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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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27th Apr2016

’13 Cameras’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: PJ McCabe, Sean Carrigan, Sarah Baldwin, Brianne Moncrief, Neville Archambault | Written and Directed by Victor Zarcoff Newlyweds Claire and Ryan have just moved into a new house. Both are hoping Claire’s pregnancy will be the cement needed to hold their already fraying relationship together. Little do they know their marital issues are the […]

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27th Apr2016

‘Couple in a Hole’ VOD Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Paul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jérôme Kircher, Corinne Masiero | Written and Directed by Tom Geens John (Higgins) and Karen (Dickie) used to have it all. They had uprooted from Scotland with their son to a small, yet idyllic cottage in the beautiful Pyrenees Mountain range of France. However, tragedy struck by the way of […]

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24th Apr2016

VOD Vault #5 – Lazer Team / Mercury Plains

by Phil Wheat

It’s Sunday so it must be time for another installment of VOD Vault, taking a look at some of this weeks on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms. This time round we’re looking at a film only available via YouTube (to buy or view via the sites subscription service YouTube Red), the sci-fi comedy […]

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17th Apr2016

VOD Vault #4 – Krampus / Holidays

by Phil Wheat

Another Sunday and another installment of VOD Vault, taking a look at some of this weeks on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms here in the UK. This week we have a very seasonal edition, featuring two films that take a horrific look at the holidays… KRAMPUS Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, […]

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17th Apr2016

‘Countdown’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nick Nemeth, Glenn Jacobs, Katharine Isabelle, Josh Blacker, Alexander Kalugin, Michael Kopsa, Alan O’Silva, Catherine Lough Haggquist, Jennifer Cheon, Luke Roessler, Zinaid Memisevic, Alexander Mandra | Written by Michael Finch, Richard Wenk | Directed by John Stockwell Now this is more like it! After finding success in the horror genre and taking a step […]

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10th Apr2016

VOD Vault #3 – Get a Job / Blood Rush

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to week three of VOD Vault, where we take a look at another bunch of direct-to-market releases, many of which hit iTunes and the supermarket shelves without fanfare, walking you – our readers – down the fine line between spending your money wisely, or throwing it away on another slice of DTV dross. Up […]

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09th Apr2016

‘Hush’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Emma Graves | Written by Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel | Directed by Mike Flanagan Horror movies centered on home invasions are much more likely to terrify me than ones about ghosts and zombies, and that’s mostly because, well, there’s nothing unrealistic about the idea of someone breaking into […]

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05th Apr2016

‘The Girl in the Photographs’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Kal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Miranda Rae Mayo, Corey Schmitt, Oliver Seitz, Autumn Kendrick, Eva Bourne, Katharine Isabelle | Written by Nick Simon, Osgood Perkins, Robert Morast | Directed by Nick Simon When Wes Craven passed away back in August of last year, The Girl in the Photographs instantly went from a film […]

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29th Mar2016

‘Jeruzalem’ VOD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Danielle Jadelyn, Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin, Tom Graziani, Fares Hananya, Steven Hilder | Written and Directed by Doron Paz, Yoav Paz Religion is the perfect breeding ground for horror, you just have to look at the bible for evidence of that… That’s why releasing Jeruzalem around Easter seems so perfect… However, are we tired of the […]

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26th Mar2016

VOD Vault #2 – Ratter / Hazard Jack

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the second installment of VOD Vault, where we take a look at another bunch of direct-to-market releases, many of which hit iTunes and the supermarket shelves without fanfare, walking you – our readers – down the fine line between spending your money wisely, or throwing it away on another slice of DTV dross. […]

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13th Mar2016

VOD Vault #1 – You Are Not Alone / The Pack

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the first in a new weekly feature here on Nerdly, VOD Vault – where we’ll be casting our eye over a wealth of direct to market releases that are available on video on demand/streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, iTunes etc.; furthering our remit to champion those little-seen and under-publicised movies that […]

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13th Mar2016

‘Extraction’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz, Gina Carano, D.B. Sweeney, Joshua Mikel, Steve Coulter, Dan Bilzerian, Heather Johansen, Roman Mitichyan, Christopher Rob Bowen, Rob Steinberg, Lydia Hull, Tyler Jon Olson | Written by Max Adams, Umair Aleem | Directed by Steven C. Miller I have a love/hate relationship with Bruce Willis these days. On the one […]

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