30th Apr2021

‘Wrong Turn (2021)’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Matthew Modine, Emma Dumont, Charlotte Vega, Daisy Head, Bill Sage, Adain Bradley | Written by Alan B. McElroy | Directed by Mike P. Nelson To say that remakes suck is very easy to say. There are plenty of examples to show just how classics should not be touched. Remakes have their place in the […]

28th Apr2021

‘Raw: Limited Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Joana Preiss, Bouli Lanners, Marion Vernoux, Thomas Mustin, Marouan Iddoub, Jean-Louis Sbille | Written and Directed by Julia Ducournau When Raw was first released it was one of those movies that caught people’s attention based on the fact people felt sickened from watching it, even […]

28th Apr2021

‘Willy’s Wonderland’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Emily Tosta, Rick Reitz, Beth Grant, Caylee Cowan, Willy Weasel | Written by G.O. Parsons | Directed by Kevin Lewis When a quiet drifter is tricked into becoming a janitor for the condemned titular Willy’s Wonderland, everything seems to be going to plan and the closed down building should claim yet another […]

08th Apr2021

‘Reunion’ VOD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Julia Ormond, Emma Draper, John Bach, Nancy Brunning, Cohen Holloway, Ava Keane, Gina Laverty | Written and Directed by Jake Mahaffy Family reunions always seem to reveal skeletons in the closet, and Reunion is no different. What we get with this new horror though is a mystery and a ghost story that feels original […]

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18th Mar2021

‘The Stand 1×09: The Circle Closes’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Marsden, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard | Created by Josh Boone, Benjamin Cavell After the actual stand takes place, there really isn’t much more to the story to be told. This is why it’s surprising that The Stand chose to have another episode to fill in it’s “happy ever after” […]

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11th Mar2021

‘The Stand 1×08: The Stand’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Marsden, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard | Created by Josh Boone, Benjamin Cavell The group from Boulder have finally arrived to make a stand against Randall Flagg and Nadine Cross discovers just what she has been chosen for. Will the Dark Man win out or is there one last surprise […]

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08th Mar2021

‘The Stand 1×07: The Walk’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Marsden, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard | Created by Josh Boone, Benjamin Cavell It is fair to say that by now we know that The Stand hasn’t really delivered in terms of the characters, but there is still one way it could redeem itself, and that is to improve on […]

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05th Mar2021

‘Ultimate Zombie Feast’ VOD Review (Amazon Prime)

by Paul Metcalf

Independence in movie making is a good thing, especially when it comes to horror.  It allows creativity to thrive and gives the audience something new, especially when they get to see it.  This is the problem of course; it’s often hard to find distribution outside of the festival circuit.  This is why a lot find […]

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18th Feb2021

‘The Stand 1×06: The Vigil’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Marsden, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard | Created by Josh Boone, Benjamin Cavell For fans of The Stand there are certain characters and events that stand out. In episode 6 we finally get to see not only one of the favourite characters from the book finally make his appearance, but […]

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15th Feb2021

‘The Stand 1×05: Fear & Loathing in New Vegas’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Marsden, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard | Created by Josh Boone, Benjamin Cavell One of the strongest things about The Stand has always been about the characters. Now we are in the second half of this new adaption of the book it is fair to say that the characters are […]

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14th Jan2021

‘The Stand 1×04: The House of the Dead’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Marsden, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard | Created by Josh Boone, Benjamin Cavell Now that we are reaching the mid-point of The Stand with it’s fourth episode, the focus should be moving onto how people fight against the Flagg. This is exactly what we get, but the problems with the […]

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11th Jan2021

‘The Stand 1×03: Blank Pages’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Marsden, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard | Created by Josh Boone, Benjamin Cavell Now onto the third episode of The Stand, it is obvious that things have to start happening. With so many characters still to be discovered though, it’s almost expected we’ll be seeing plenty of flashbacks. Now that […]

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05th Jan2021

‘The Stand 1×02: Pocket Saviour’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Marsden, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard | Created by Josh Boone, Benjamin Cavell It is fair to say that the new version of The Stand still has the shadow of the original mini-series to escape from. This week we get introduced to some of the other characters fans will have […]

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23rd Dec2020

‘Skylines’ VOD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lindsey Morgan, Rhona Mitra, Alexander Siddig, James Cosmo, Daniel Bernhardt, Jonathan Howard, Yayan Ruhian, Ieva Andrejevaite, Samantha Jean, Giedre Mockeliunaite, Jeremy Fitzgerald | Written by Liam O’Donnell, Matthew E. Chausse | Directed by Liam O’Donnell When I started watching Skylines, I’ll admit the first thing that surprised me was that this is in fact […]

18th Dec2020

‘The Stand 1×01’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Marsden, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard | Created by Josh Boone, Benjamin Cavell Being a big fan of the Mick Garris mini-series I couldn’t help but go into this new version of The Stand ready to compare it with the 1994 version. Times have changed though and so has The […]

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13th Nov2020

‘Blood Vessel’ Review (Shudder)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Nathan Phillips, Alyssa Sutherland, Robert Taylor, Christopher Kirby, Alex Cooke, Mark Diaco, John Lloyd Fillingham, Troy Larkin, Vivienne Perry, Ruby Isobel Hall, Steve Young, Jacinta Stapleton, Mackenzie Stephens | Written by Justin Dix, Jordan Prosser | Directed by Justin Dix Horror at its best gets under your skin and stays with you for some […]

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13th Nov2020

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Review (Netflix)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Isla Johnston, Chloe Pirrie, Bill Camp, Marielle Heller, Marcin Dorocinski | Created by Scott Frank, Allan Scott With everything 2020 is throwing at us, it would probably be no surprise that one of the best pieces of television would be a show about chess. Here we are though with the release of […]

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05th Nov2020

‘Truth Seekers – Season One’ Review (Amazon Prime)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Nick Frost, Samson Kayo, Emma D’Arcy, Simon Pegg, Malcolm McDowell, Kelly MacDonald, Julian Barratt | Created by Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Nat Saunders For many fans just seeing the names Nick Frost and Simon Pegg connected to a new show will make it a must watch. Truth Seekers though, will be a nice surprise […]

04th Nov2020

Raindance Festival 2020: ‘Under My Skin’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Liv Hewson, Alex Russell, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Alexis Denisof, Chloe Freeman | Written and Directed by David O’Donnell If 2020 has taught us anything it is that we need to be happy with ourselves and the life we live in. We live in a time when we have full choice of the life we […]

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03rd Nov2020

‘His House’ Review (Netflix)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba, Matt Smith, Javier Botet, Yvonne Campbell, Vivienne Soam, Lola May, Kevin Layne | Written by Felicity Evans, Toby Venables, Remi Weekes | Directed by Remi Weekes Horror is effective when it pulls the audience into an experience. They have to care about the people on the screen and […]

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02nd Nov2020

‘Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight’ Review (Netflix)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Julia Wieniawa-Narkiewicz, Michal Lupa, Wiktoria Gasiewska, Stanislaw Cywka, Sebastian Dela, Gabriela Muskala, Michal Zbroja, Miroslaw Zbrojewicz, Piotr Cyrwus | Written by Bartosz M. Kowalski, Jan Kwiecinski, Mirella Zaradkiewicz | Directed by Bartosz M. Kowalski Ever since Friday the 13th helped solidify the concept of the summer camp being a place to just massacre teenagers, […]

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30th Oct2020

‘Spell’ VOD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine, Lorraine Burroughs, Hannah Gonera, Kalifa Burton, John Beasley, Tumisho Masha, Steve Mululu, Peter Butler | Written by Kurt Wimmer | Directed by Mark Tonderai If there is one thing that horror films have taught us by now, don’t return to your childhood home that you ran away from in the […]

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