17th Jan2020

‘Uncut Gems’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Adam Sandler, Keith Williams Richards, Tommy Kominik, LaKeith Stanfield, Pom Klementieff, Julia Fox, Paloma Elsesser, Mike Francesa, Maksud Agadjani, Andrea Linsky, Roman Persits | Written by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Ronald Bronstein | Directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie A whirlwind of stress induced panic attacks that seem like they will never end. When […]

17th Jan2020

‘This is Our Home’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jeff Ayars, Drew Beckas, Riggsby Lane, Simone Policano, Omer Rosen | Written by Omri Doran, Robert Harmon | Directed by Omri Dorani Directed by, and based on the story by Omri Dorani (How to Get Girls) and written by Rob Harmon (Cosmos), This is Our Home is a low-budget psycho-horror about a struggling couple […]

16th Jan2020

’1917′ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Colin Firth, Pip Carter, Andy Apollo, Paul Tinto, Josef Davies, Billy Postlethwaite, Gabriel Akuwudike, Andrew Scott | Written by Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns | Directed by Sam Mendes So much beauty in the filmmaking and technical aspects of the film. A mastery example of cinematography, editing, production design […]

14th Jan2020

‘A Serial Kiler’s Guide To Life’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Katie Brayben, Poppy Roe, Sian Clifford, Fiona Glascott, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Sinead Matthews, Tomiwa Edun, David Newman | Written and Directed by Staten Cousins Roe [NOTE: With the film now out on deman, here's a reposting of our review of A Serial Kiler’s Guide To Life, from the films screening at last years London Frightfest] […]

13th Jan2020

‘Ellipse’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Josiah Authier, Grant Martin, Michelle Medoff, Jack William | Written by Grant Martin | Directed by Joe Bland, Grant Martin Low budget sci-fi in many people’s minds are films featured on (unsurprisingly) the SyFy channel. Usually filled with poor CGI and ridiculous storylines. But for every SyFy original there’s a Freaks or The Endless […]

09th Jan2020

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Archie Yates, Luke Brandon Field, Sam Haygarth, Joe Weintraub | Written and Directed by Taika Waititi Jojo Rabbit is a film I wanted to love, should have loved, needed to love, but somehow I just didn’t. The […]

08th Jan2020

‘The Scorpion King: Book of Souls’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Zach McGowan, Nathan Jones, Peter Mensah, Pearl Thusi, Mayling Ng, Inge Beckmann, Katy Louise Saunders, Howard Charles, Rizelle Januk | Written by David Alton Hedges, Frank DeJohn | Directed by Don Michael Paul A spin-off from 2001′s Mummy sequel, the Scorpion King series – begun in 2002 – has official now out-lived and outlasted […]

07th Jan2020

‘Lost Gully Road’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Adele Perovic, John Brumpton, Jane Clifton, Eloise Mignon, Alexander Capper, Lewis Revell | Written by Donna McRae, Michael Vale | Directed by Donna McRae A young woman, Lucy, is alone in an isolated house awaiting her sister who is soon to be joining her. It seems she is there to get away from someone […]

06th Jan2020

‘Bulletproof 2′ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Faizon Love, Kirk Fox, Tony Todd, Pearl Thusi, Cassie Clare, Fiona Ramsay | Written by Rick Wilkes | Directed by Don Michael Paul Back in February 2019, when I reviewed Benchwarmers 2 I speculated that Universal’s DTV arm Universal 1440 Entertainment were scraping the bottom of the barrel. How little did I know… Yes, […]

06th Jan2020

‘Animal Among Us’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Larisa Oleynik, Erin Daniels, Heather Tom, Christine Donlon, Christian Oliver, Jasmine Dustin, Jonathan Murphy, Don Frye, Eric Tiede, Whitney Davis | Written by Jonathan Murphy | Directed by John Woodruff Fifteen years ago, two teenage girls were murdered at Merrymaker Campgrounds. The case was filed as an animal attack, the camp was condemned, and […]

06th Jan2020

‘The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Jimmy Driscoll, Burt Grinstead, Maureen Keiller, David Nash, Matthew Pilieci, Anna Stromberg, Denise Walker | Written by Burt Grinstead, Anna Stromberg | Directed by Burt Grinstead I have always been fond of the found footage sub genre in horror. Like most people it all stems from the greatness of The Blair Witch Project and […]

03rd Jan2020

‘American Hunt’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brad Belemjian, David Ditmore, Lacy Hartselle, Taylor Novak, Cris Ruiz, Allison Shrum | Written and Directed by Aaron Mirtes A few months back there was some controversy in the horror community when, succumbing to political pressure, Blumhouse cancelled the release of their production The Hunt – which was, essentially, yet another hunting humans film […]

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03rd Jan2020

‘Transit 17′ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Guy Bleyaert, Zara Phythian, Lee Charles, Silvio Simac, Kimberly Stahl, Stefanie Joosten, John Flanders, Lucas Tavernier, Themo Melikidze, Bond Mgebrishvili, Kevin Van Doorslaer, Christophe VanZandycke | Written and Directed by Guy Bleyaert After Europe is hit with a virus which infected 60 million people, General Ratzinger (Jean-Paul Van der Velde) and his military aim to […]

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03rd Jan2020

‘Crypsis’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Eddie Nason, Anthony Hoang, Michael Armata, Paul Anthony Rogers, Taylor West, Adam Wolf Mayerson, Jordan Mitchell-Love, David Rackl | Written and Directed by Paul Anthony Rogers Oh my god, where to start with Crypsis? The official plot line goes something like this: “A group of friends make a bet to see who can survive […]

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02nd Jan2020

‘Devil’s Acid’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Drew Rin Varick, Ashley Dulaney, Jessica Lynn Parsons, Betty Jeune, Eric Gibson, Misty Ormiston, Kim Ormiston, Finch Nissen, Garrett Kruithof, Nina Leon | Written by Eric Gibson, Finch Nissen | Directed by Garrett Kruithof Billed as the trippiest genre film of 2019, Devil’s Acid sees a drunk father (the films director Garrett Kruithof) telling […]

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02nd Jan2020

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, Kathleen Pollard | Written by Guillermo del Toro, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman | Directed by André Øvredal André Øvredal’s film is the adaption of writer Alvin Schwartz’ novel(s) of the same name. A series that is a […]

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31st Dec2019

‘Little Women’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Jayne Houdyshell, Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep | Written and Directed by Greta Gerwig So much love, so much warmth and so much talent has been wrapped up into such a special film and placed over our shoulders to keep […]

23rd Dec2019

‘The Gentlemen’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Michelle Dockery, Henry Golding, Eddie Marsan, Jeremy Strong | Written and Directed by Guy Ritchie Guy Ritchie returns to his Lock, Stock roots with The Gentlemen, a tale of gangsters and geezers headed up by an all-star cast. It’s a little less manic than his Snatch-era […]

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23rd Dec2019

‘Angel Has Fallen’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston, Jada Pinkett Smith, Morgan Freeman, Rocci Williams, Piper Perabo, Michael Landes | Written by Robert Mark Kamen, Matt Cook, Ric Roman Waugh | Directed by Ric Roman Waugh Angel Has Fallen is the third and presumably final film in the trilogy of secret service agent Mike Banning, played […]

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20th Dec2019

‘The Dwelling’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Colin Price, Alysa King, Gwenlyn Cumyn, Dennis Andres, George Krissa, Hamza Fouad, Alex Loubert, Mary-Elizabeth Willcott, Craig Cyr, Tom Marasovic, Dwayne Bryshun, Samantha Cole | Written by Cody Calahan, Jeff Maher | Directed by Jeff Maher The Dwelling is also known as Bed of the Dead, and the poster is a loving homage to […]

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20th Dec2019

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Review #2

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams, Richard E. Grant, Joonas Suotamo | Directed by J.J. Abrams For me this is the most personal film I’ve ever had to review, its one the most personal […]

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19th Dec2019

‘Black Christmas’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Cary Elwes, Simon Mead, Madeleine Adams, Nathalie Morris, Ben Black, Zoë Robins, Ryan McIntyre | Written by Sophia Takal, April Wolfe | Directed by Sophia Takal Black Christmas. A familiar title if not a familiar film. Already remade once in 2006, it seems Blumhouse […]

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