16th Oct2018

‘House of Ghosts’ DVD 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 [NOTE: With the film finally arriving in the UK, here's a reposting of my review of superb British horror Ghosts of Darkness, now retitled House of Ghosts for the DVD release] […]

16th Oct2018

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman, Xavier Dolan, Shea Whigham, Mark O’Brien, Charles Halford, Jim O’Heir, Alvina August | Written and Directed by Drew Goddard Drew Goddard finally returns to the director’s chair, after his highly inventive and successful directorial debut with the horror/comedy […]

16th Oct2018

‘Meatball Machine Kodoku’ Blu-ray Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Tomori Abe, Kensuke Ashihara, Satoshi Eishima, Goki, Yôta Kawase, Riri Kôda, Rima Matsuda, Masanori Mimoto, Maki Mizui, Seminosuke Murasugi | Written by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Sakichi Satô | Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura Asian extreme horror is noted and adored for its absurdity and graphic content. For me, it can either be “OH MY GOD! THIS […]

15th Oct2018

‘First Man’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Pablo Schreiber, Christopher Abbott, Ethan Embry, Ciarán Hinds, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Shea Whigham, Patrick Fugit, Lukas Haas | Written by Josh Singer | Directed by Damien Chazelle Damien Chazelle is hot off the heels with his fourth feature after two highly critically acclaimed entries into his vastly growing filmography: […]

14th Oct2018

‘Us and Them’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jack Roth, Andrew Tiernan, Tim Bentinck, Sophie Colquhoun, Daniel Kendrick, Carolyn Backhouse, Paul Westwood, Louis Dempsey | Written and Directed by Joe Martin Us and Them… Sums up the current state of the scocio-political climate perfectly don’t you think? The haves and the have-nots. The rich and the poor. It’s a class war that […]

13th Oct2018

‘Blue Iguana’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Ben Schwartz, Phoebe Fox, Peter Ferdinando, Peter Polycarpou, Simon Callow, Frances Barber, Amanda Donohoe, Al Weaver, Glenn Wrage, Robin Hellier, Pedro Lloyd Gardiner, Andre Flynn, Perry Jaques, Anton Saunders, Vic Waghorn, Paul Chan, Martin Muncaster, Jack Silver, Tom Tunney | Written and Directed by Hadi Hajaig Opening a crime film, an indie […]

12th Oct2018

‘The Forest of the Lost Souls’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart, Lígia Roque, Lília Lopes, Tiago Jácome, Débora Ribeiro | Written and Directed by José Pedro Lopes Portugal isn’t a country you would associate with horror movies. In fact, I can’t think of one other Portuguese horror movie I have even heard of. So I was looking forward to […]

12th Oct2018

‘The Uninvited’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Ruth Hussey, Ray Milland, Gail Russell, Donald Crisp, Barbara Everest | Written by Frank Partos, Dodie Smith | Directed by Lewis Allen “Be afraid. Be afraid, for heaven’s sake.” This line may have inspired Geena Davis’s famous warning from David Cronenberg’s The Fly. Indeed, this 1944 groundbreaker provides a reference point for many a […]

11th Oct2018

Grimmfest 2018: ‘Nightmare Cinema’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Sarah Withers, Faly Rakotohavana, Maurice Benard, Elizabeth Reaser, Zarah Mahler, Mark Grossman, Eric Nelsen, Richard Chamberlain, Adam Godley, Annabeth Gish | Written by Lawrence C. Connolly, David Slade, Alejandro Brugués, Richard Christian Matheson, Sandra Becerril, Mick Garris | Directed by Mick Garris, Alejandro Brugues, Joe Dante, Ryuhei Kitamura, David Slade Mick Garris, […]

11th Oct2018

‘MFKZ’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Features the voices of: Kenn Michael, RZA, Vince Staples, Danny Trejo, Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Esposito | Written by Guillaume Renard | Directed by Shoujirou Nishimi, Guillaume Renard Released under the name “Mutafukaz” in international territories. MFKZ is a collaboration from French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of […]

10th Oct2018

‘A Star is Born’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Anthony Ramos, Dave Chappelle | Written by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters | Directed by Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born is the fourth iteration of the beloved source material of the classic rags to riches story. At one stage reportedly through the last decade […]

09th Oct2018

‘Destination Wedding’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Dj Dallenbach, Ted Dubost, Greg Lucey, D. Rosh Wright, Donna Lynn Jones, Curt Dubost, Michael Mogull | Written and Directed by Victor Levin Destination Wedding reunites Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, as the socially awkward Frank and Lindsay. When they meet on their way to a destination wedding, they soon discover […]

09th Oct2018

‘The Terrible Two’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ariana Baron, Arielle Breslerman, Billy Lewis, Cari Moskow, Reid Doyle, Donny Boaz, Shane Callahan, Devin McGee, Karen Labbe, Maureen Mountcastle | Written and Directed by Billy Lewis The Terrible Two follows Albert and Rose Poe as they approach the first anniversary of the death of their daughters, Addi and Jade. As the day comes […]

09th Oct2018

‘Hereditary’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Christy Summerhays, Morgan Lund, Mallory Bechtel, Jake Brown, Jarrod Phillips, Ann Dowd, Brock McKinney | Written and Directed by Ari Aster [NOTE: With Hereditary out on Blu-ray this week, here's a reposting of one of our reviews from the films UK cinematic debut] Some critics might […]

08th Oct2018

‘Smallfoot’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro, Patricia Heaton, Justin Roiland, Jack Quaid, Sarah Baker, Kelly Holden Bashar | Written by Karey Kirkpatrick, Clare Sera | Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig In Smallfoot Migo (Channing Tatum), a big-hearted Yeti, […]

08th Oct2018

‘Mermaid’s Song’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Iwan Rheon, Katelyn Mager, Brendan Taylor, Jessie Fraser, Steve Bradley, Barbara Wallace, Trevor Gemma, Natasha Quirke, Leala Selina, Casey Strandquist | Written by Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, Bob Woolsey, Meagan Hotz, Lindsey Mann | Directed by Nicholas Humphries A horror version of The Little Mermaid sounds like the best and worst idea for a movie […]

05th Oct2018

LFF 2018: ‘Assassination Nation’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Colman Domingo, Bill Skarsgård, Joel McHale, Anika Noni Rose, Bella Thorne, Maude Apatow, Cody Christian, Danny Ramirez | Written and Directed by Sam Levinson High school senior Lily and her crew of besties live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies, and chats – just like the […]

05th Oct2018

‘Redcon-1′ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Oris Erhuero, Carlos Gallardo, Mark Strange, Joshua Dickinson,  Michael Sheehan, Katarina Leigh Waters, Martyn Ford, Akira Koieyama | Written by Chee Keong Cheung, Steve Horvath | Directed by Chee Keong Cheung Its safe to say that zombie movies became all the more scary with the introduction of the free running zombies from movies like 28 Days Later, World […]

04th Oct2018

‘Hell Fest’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, Amy Forsyth, Tony Todd, Courtney Dietz, Michael Tourek, Christian James, Matt Mercurio, Roby Attal, Elle Graham, Alicia Rosato, Brooke Jaye Taylor, Mason Pike | Written by Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, William Penick, Christopher Sey, Akela Cooper | Directed by Gregory Plotkin Hell Fest is the latest simplistic conventional horror […]

04th Oct2018

‘Spiral’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Tyler Thirnbeck, Anthony Stratton, Michael Vlamis, Mitch Westphal, Hays McEachern, Shara McGlinn, Barrington Vaxtor, TJ Morris | Written and Directed by Joe Clarke It’s 2018 we know the drill, group of friends get together to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of one of there own. Coke, strippers, a yacht and copious amounts of alcohol… Surely this won’t […]

03rd Oct2018

‘Venom’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Reed Scott, Scott Haze, Michelle Lee | Written by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel, Will Beall | Directed by Ruben Fleischer Tom Hardy co-stars with some black CGI goo in Venom, Sony’s stab at a Spider-Man spin-off, after handing the rights to the wall-crawler himself […]

03rd Oct2018

‘A Star is Born’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Anthony Ramos, Dave Chappelle | Written by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters | Directed by Bradley Cooper Unsurprisingly, there’s little new or original in A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut. Since the 1937 original, this is the third remake – it skipped a generation in […]

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