28th Feb2024

HorRHIFFic 2024: ‘Watch Me Sleep’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Darren McAree, Zane Hopkins, Sarah Wynne Kordas, Holly Laura Platt, James Whitehurst, Charles O’Neill | Written and Directed by John Williams Stoke-on-Trent filmmaker John Williams follows his 2022 low-budget horror anthology, Tales of the Creeping Death, which also screened at that year’s Romford Horror Festival, with Watch Me Sleep – another low-budget affair that […]

28th Feb2024

HorRHIFFic 2024: ‘The Old Ones’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Miano, Benjamin Philip, Silvia Spross, Cyril O’Reilly, Rico E. Anderson, Kurt Bonzell, Jon Budinoff, Scott Vogel, Timothy Muskatell, Roger Garcia, Elli Rahn | Written and Directed by Chad Ferrin Chad Ferrin, director of the outrageous fun Exorcism at 60,000 Feet follows up his 2020 foray into the world of H.P. Lovecraft, The Deep […]

28th Feb2024

HorRHIFFic 2024: ‘Love Will Tear us Apart’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sayu Kubota, Yuzu Aoki, Mituru Fukikoshi, Akaji Maro, Shunsuke Tanaka, Hitomi Takahashi, Atsuko Maeda | Written by Ken’ichi Ugana, Hirobumi Watanabe | Directed by Ken’ichi Ugana Love Will Tear Us Apart is the latest film from director Ken’ichi Ugana, who has made a name for himself on the festival circuit with films like Extraneous […]

28th Feb2024

HorRHIFFic 2024: ‘All Clowns Are Bastards’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Frédéric Stromenger, Kristina Kostiv, Mara Luka, Corinna Bergmann, Robin Czerny, Nicolas Dinkel, Luis Huayna, Marion Alessandra Becker, Nora Ökten | Written and Directed by Erik Weise If you had asked me to name my favourite killer clown movie a few days ago I would’ve said the original 90s TV version of Stephen King’s It; […]

27th Feb2024

‘Nightmares In A Damaged Brain’ 4K UHD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke, Mik Cribben, Danny Ronan, John L. Watkins, Bill Milling, Scott Praetorius, Tammy Patterson, Kim Patterson, Kathleen Ferguson, William Paul | Written and Directed by Romano Scavolini I think I need to brush up on my eighties horror knowledge and film watching because I realised when I had the […]

27th Feb2024

‘DarkGame’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Andrew P Stephen, Ed Westwick, Lola Wayne, Rory Alexander, Rick Yale, Natalya Tsvetkova | Written by Gary Grant, Niall Johnson | Directed by Howard J. Ford DarkGame, the latest thriller about dark doings on the Dark Web, opens with the masked figure known as The Presenter (Andrew P Stephen; Silo, Block) overseeing the murder […]

26th Feb2024

‘Bad Biology’ 4K UHD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Charlee Danielson, Anthony Sneed, Remedy, Tom Kohut, James Shell, Vivian Sanchez, R.A. The Rugged Man, Ginger Starr, J-Zone | Written and Directed by Frank Henenlotter Director Frank Henenlotter is a cult horror legend. But after making the cult classics Basket Case, Brain Damage, Basket Case 2, Frankenhooker and finally, Basket Case 3, he disappeared. […]

26th Feb2024

‘Camp Pleasant Lake’ Review

by James Rodrigues

Stars: Jonathan Lipnicki, Bonnie Aarons, Andrew Divoff, Michael Paré, Kelly Lynn Reiter, Robert LaSardo, Maritza Brikisak, Greg Tally | Written and Directed by Thomas Walton “They say you cross paths with at least 20 killers in your lifetime and don’t even know it…” This line of text opens the latest feature from writer/director Thomas Walton, […]

23rd Feb2024

‘Escape Pod’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Patrick Sharn, Fallon Gyurko, Brad Belemjian, Patience Dodson | Written and Directed by Aaron Mirtes Asher (Patrick Sharn; The Life, Death, and Afterlife of Anna-Catherine, The Kid’s Revenge) has a lot to deal with as Escape Pod opens. The last thing he remembers is getting ready to take a placement test for a position […]

23rd Feb2024

‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, Fionnula Flanagan, Hunter Schafer, Ashley Liao, Joshua Kantara, Amélie Hoeferle, Hunter Schafer | Written by Michael Lesslie, Michael Arndt | Directed by Francis Lawrence It’s been eight years since we last visited the world of Panem. Now the world spans to five films and […]

22nd Feb2024

‘V/H/S/94’ Blu-ray Review

by Alain Elliott

Directed by Chloe Okuno, Jennifer Reeder, Ryan Prows, Shudder, Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto I don’t think there’s too many bigger fans of the V/H/S horror anthology franchise than myself. I’ve loved all three that have come before V/H/S/94 (yes even V/H/S Viral, it’s 100x better than most people suggest) – they feature a range of […]

22nd Feb2024

‘I Am A Channel’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Christine Vrem-Ydstie, Ryan Imhoff, Joette Waters | Written by Brian Wiebe, Christine Vrem-Ydstie | Directed by Brian Wiebe In I Am A Channel we watch “an inspiring YouTube influencer becomes convinced she’s a channel to a high plane of existence when she receives an other worldly visitation.” That description actually makes the movie sound […]

21st Feb2024

‘Jurassic Triangle’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Darrell Griggs, Toby Redpath, Sian Altman, Rob Kirtley, Connor Powles, Chrissie Wunna, Dorothea Jones | Written by Harry Boxley | Directed by Victor De Almeida We’re barely seconds into Jurassic Triangle when three nameless individuals run past something odd, a pile of logs, a tarp and what looks like a gas-powered garden tiller. Why […]

20th Feb2024

‘American Star’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Ian McShane, Nora Arnezeder, Oscar Coleman, Adam Nagaitis, Fanny Ardent, Thomas Kretschmann | Written by Nacho Faerna | Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego American Star is the latest film from Spanish director Gonzalo López-Gallego whose output has ranged from Apollo 18 and Open Grave to Backdraft 2, a 28-year later DTV sequel to the 1991 […]

20th Feb2024

‘Air Force One Down’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Katherine McNamara, Anthony Michael Hall, Ian Bohen, Dascha Polanco, Rade Sherbedgia, Pavel Vladimirov | Written by Steven Paul | Directed by James Bamford When Air Force One Down begins, Allison Miles (Katherine McNamara; Assimilate, Shadowhunters) has already made a name for herself as one of the first female Marines to qualify for special operations. […]

20th Feb2024

‘The Marvels’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Zawe Ashton, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Lewis, Park Seo-joon, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Saagar Shaikh | Written by Nia DaCosta, Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik | Directed by Nia DaCosta Directed by Nia DaCosta (who helmed the recent Candyman remake), The Marvels is the 33rd film in the Marvel […]

19th Feb2024

‘Defoe’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Featuring: Jermaine Defoe, Peter Crouch, Sandra Defoe, Gemma Lowery, Harry Redknapp | Directed by James Ross As an Arsenal fan, I almost feel like a traitor for simply watching this documentary. But I do love a good documentary on almost any subject, football ones even more so. There’s been a lot of good Arsenal documentaries too, […]

19th Feb2024

‘Lights Out’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Frank Grillo, Mekhi Phifer, Amaury Nolasco, Dermot Mulroney, Jaime King, Paul Sloan, Donald Cerrone, Erica Peeples | Written by Chad Law, Garry Charles, Brandon Burrows  | Directed by Christian Sesma Michael ‘Duffy’ Duffield (Frank Grillo; King of Killers, One Day as a Lion) was a soldier, now he’s a drifter, dealing with PTSD and […]

16th Feb2024

‘The Iron Claw’ Review

by James Rodrigues

Stars: Holt McCallany, Harris Dickinson, Jeremy Allen White, Stanley Simons, Zac Efron, Maura Tierney, Lily James | Written and Directed by Sean Durkin For his third film, writer/director Sean Durkin delivers a feature based on the tragic true story of the Von Erich family. Believing that he was denied the chance to become a wrestling […]

16th Feb2024

‘Land of Bad’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Luke Hemsworth, Ricky Whittle, Liam Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Chika Ikogwe, Robert Rabiah | Written by William Eubank, David Frigerio | Directed by William Eubank The Sulu Sea is a body of water in the southwestern area of the Philippines, and as the opening crawl of Land of Bad tells us, home to […]

16th Feb2024

‘Murdaritaville’ Review

by James Rodrigues

Stars: Austin Naulty, Manon Pages, Jenna-Francis Duvic, Heather Campos, Kenny Bellau, Dylan McGovern, Carter Simoneaux, Pierre Simoneaux, Charles Early | Written by Paul Dale, Dylan McGovern | Directed by Paul Dale Having released over 30 albums and sold over 20 million records worldwide, Jimmy Buffett is among the world’s best-selling music artists. Director Paul Dale […]

15th Feb2024

‘Double Blind’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Millie Brady, Ashley Kumar, Abby Fitz, Shonagh Marie, Pollyanna McIntosh | Written by Darach McGarrigle | Directed by Ian Hunt-Duffy In scientific terms, double blind refers to an experiment in which neither the subjects nor those in charge of the experiment know who is getting the drug and who is getting a placebo. The […]

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