03rd May2021

‘Fried Barry’ Review (Shudder)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Chanelle De Jager, Gary Green, Bianka Hartenstein, Sean Cameron Michael, Jonathan Pienaar | Written and Directed by Ryan Kruger I know of Ryan Kruger from some of his short film work things, such as 2014’s The Golden Rule and, of course, his 2017 short thing, Fried Barry. I was pleased as punch, you could […]

23rd Apr2021

‘The Mortuary Collection’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Christine Kilmer, Jacob Elordi, Ema Horvath, Jennifer Irwin, James Bachman, Barak Hardley, Sarah Hay, Ben Hethcoat, Mike C. Nelson | Written and Directed by Ryan Spindell Writer and director Ryan Spindell (Kirksdale) delivers to us a new entry into the world of anthology-based horror with The Mortuary Collection. The film […]

22nd Mar2021

‘Feedback’ VOD Review (Amazon Prime)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Eddie Marsan, Paul Anderson, Ivana Baquero, Richard Brake, Oliver Coopersmith, Alexis Rodney, Anthony Head, Alana Boden, Nacho Aldeguer | Written by Pedro C. Alonso, Alberto Marini | Directed by Pedro C. Alonso The feature film debut from writer and director Pedro C. Alonso, Feedback stars the excellent Eddie Marsan as Jarvis Dolan, a radio […]

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24th Feb2021

‘Butchers’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville, Anne-Carolyne Binette, James Hicks, Nick Allan, Blake Canning, Samantha De Benedet, Jonathan Largy, Frederik Storm | Written by Adrian Langley, Daniel Weissenberger | Directed by Adrian Langley I remember seeing Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the middle of the 90s, almost two decades after it was […]

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09th Feb2021

‘PVT Chat’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Nikki Belfiglio, Atticus Cain, Buddy Duress, Julia Fox, Kevin Moccia, Keith Poulson, Peter Vack, David White | Written and Directed by Ben Hozie Ben Hozie (Annunciation, The Lion’s Den) writes and directs PVT Chat, a psycho-erotic drama about a New York City based online gambler named Jack (Peter Vack) who begins an obsession with […]

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28th Jan2021

‘I Am Toxic’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Esteban Prol, Horacio Fontova, Sergio Podelei, Gastón Cocchiarale, Fini Bocchino, Verónica Intile | Written by Daniel de la Vega, Pablo Parés, Paulo Soria | Directed by Daniel de la Vega, Pablo Parés Directed by Daniel de la Vega (Dead End) and Pablo Parés (Plaga Zombie), Spanish language horror I Am Toxic was also penned […]

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14th Jan2021

‘Happy Face’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: E.R. Ruiz, Cindy Nicholsen, David Roche, Dawn Shaw, Robin L’Houmeau, Debbie Lynch-White, Dean Perseo, Noémie Kocher | Written by Joelle Bourjolly, Alexandre Franchi | Directed by Alexandre Franchi Happy Face is a very different kind of film. Beginning as a personal concept and going on to an Indiegogo campaign, using crowdfunding as a way […]

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14th Dec2020

‘Batman: Death in the Family’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Features the voices of: Bruce Greenwood, Vincent Martella, John DiMaggio, Zehra Fazal, Kimberly Brooks, Nick Carson, Gary Cole, Nolan North | Written and Directed by Brandon Vietti Batman: Death in the Family really is something different, in more ways than one. I was pleased to see Warner Bros Animation doing something new and fresh with […]

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26th Nov2020

‘The Irishman’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham | Written by Steven Zaillian | Directed by Martin Scorsese It’s a strange thing, really, that until I had a chance to check out the new Criterion Blu-ray release of The Irishman, I hadn’t seen it. It […]

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09th Nov2020

‘Kerry and the Knight of the Forest’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Andi Watson | Published by Crown Books | Format: Hardback, 288pp Andi Watson, who wrote the wonderfully whimsical Glister a few years ago, brings us Kerry and the Knight of the Forest, a middle-grade graphic novel that follows Kerry who is led astray into a forest full of weird and wonderfully fantastical creatures. […]

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06th Nov2020

‘Dawn of the Dead: Limited Edition’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Crawford, David Early, Howard Smith, Daniel Dietrich | Written and Directed by George A. Romero I remember seeing the 1978 classic, Dawn of the Dead, in the mid-90s. It was one of the first horror movies I ever really fell in love with, and […]

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06th Nov2020

Wrestling Retrospectives: The Unorthodox Career of Luna Vachon

by Chris Cummings

In January of 1962, in Atlanta, Georgia, Rebecca “Van” Pierce and Charles Henry Wilkerson had a baby that we would later know as Luna Vachon. Adopted by Paul “Butcher” Vachon in 1966, when he married Pierce, she was raised by “Butcher” from then on out, becoming a part of the infamous and legendary Vachon wrestling […]

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30th Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Butchers’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville, Anne-Carolyne Binette, James Hicks, Nick Allan, Blake Canning, Samantha De Benedet, Jonathan Largy, Frederik Storm | Written by Adrian Langley, Daniel Weissenberger | Directed by Adrian Langley I remember seeing Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the middle of the 90s, almost two decades after it was […]

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30th Oct2020

‘The Times of Harvey Milk’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Chris Cummings

Features: Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann  | Written by Judith Coburn, Carter Wilson | Directed by Rob Epstein Back in 1984, director Rob Epstein (Lovelace, Howl) along with narration writers Judith Coburn and Carter Wilson, worked together to bring us the acclaimed documentary film, The Times of Harvey Milk. A powerful 90 minute look […]

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30th Oct2020

Wrestling Retrospectives: The Straight Edge Career of CM Punk

by Chris Cummings

Let’s go back to Chicago in 1978. Phillip Jack Brooks was born into a family, the brother of four siblings. He grew up in a household with issues, predominantly with his father’s alcohol struggles. It was in these early years that Brooks leaned on punk rock and became straight edge. This would be a tattoo […]

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30th Oct2020

10 Horror Video Games That Are Perfect For Halloween!

by Chris Cummings

Everybody loves to be creeped out and scared sometimes, right? I mean, even those who aren’t into horror generally still get a kick out of a jump scare or a creepy or spooky moment or two, especially during Halloween-time. So, I thought it might be fun to look at a few video games that are […]

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29th Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Origin Unknown’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Daniel Martínez, Lisette Morelos, Paulina Gil, Horacio Garcia Rojas, Arap Bethke, Matías del Castillo, Ramón Medína, José Luis Badalt | Written by Michael Caissie, Rigoberto Castañeda | Directed by Rigoberto Castañeda Written by Michael Caissie (Hunter’s Moon) and adapted and directed by Rigoberto Castaneda (Blackout), Origin Unknown – aka Sin Origen – is a […]

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29th Oct2020

Interview: David Weiner talks 80s horror doc ‘In Search of Darkness: Part II’

by Chris Cummings

Building on the successful 2019 superdoc that Forbes called “a scary good magnum opus” (94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), In Search of Darkness: Part II dives deeper into the practical-effects decade of ‘80s horror movies with over four hours of brand-new interviews, featuring such legendary horror icons as Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street […]

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28th Oct2020

Ten Best: Saturday Night Live Alumni

by Chris Cummings

This was difficult, because boy oh boy has Saturday Night Live brought us a mass of talent who have since become mega-stars in movie and/or television. I had to make this list, scrap the list, edit the list, add and take away from the list, and do it all over again before landing on a […]

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28th Oct2020

‘Child Eater’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Cait Bliss, Colin Critchley, Jason Martin, Dave Klasko, Brandon Smalls, James Wilcox, Melinda Chilton, Andrew Kaempfer, Kara Durrett, Weston Wilson | Written and Directed by Erlingur Thoroddsen Back in 2012, writer and director Erlingur Thoroddsen made a short film called Child Eater. It was a very good short, a mere fifteen minutes of haunting […]

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27th Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Stranger’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Anastasiya Yevtushenko, Darya Tregubova, Maria Bruni, Anna Sukhomlyn, Sergey Kalantay | Written and Directed by Dmitriy Tomashpolskiy Written and directed by Dmitriy Tomashpolskiy (Promenade a Paris), Stranger is a mysterious science fiction thriller from Ukraine. Six swimmers go missing in the middle of a synchronised swimming performance and a woman appears to have dissolved […]

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27th Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘The World We Knew’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Struan Rodger, Finbar Lynch, Johann Myers, Kirk Lake, Philip Hancock, Simon Rhodes, Alexander Wells, Mat Hardy | Written by Matthew Benjamin Jones, Kirk Lane | Directed by Matthew Benjamin Jones, Luke Skinner The World We Knew is a crime horror movie written by Matthew Benjamin Jones and Kirk Lane, and directed by Jones and […]

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