12th Mar2021

‘Sacrifice’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Barbara Crampton, Sophie Stevens, Ludovic Hughes, Lukas Loughran | Written and Directed by Andy Collier, Toor Mian [NOTE: With the film out digitally in the UK from Monday, March 15th, here’s a reposting of our review of Sacrifice from its screening last year at Frightfest] Inspired not only by a short story called Men […]

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12th Mar2021

‘I Care A Lot’ Review (Amazon Prime)

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Rosamund Pike, Dianne Wiest, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, Chris Messina, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Macon Blair, Alicia Witt | Written and Directed by J Blakeson Perhaps, in a post-Trump presidency world it is a good time to ask “What is the American dream?” In I Care A Lot it is cheating, lying, being a lion […]

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10th Mar2021

‘Shadowland’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Amelia Eve, Rebecca Finch, Vivien Taylor, Stuart Daly, Tony Greengrass, Jason Harvey, Lily Cooper, Colin MacDougall, Keenan Ben, Susan Coyle | Written and Directed by Simon Kay If you ask horror fans to name some Scottish horror films, they probably wouldn’t have a long list ready. That said, you could count The Descent, Dog […]

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09th Mar2021

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim | Written by Qui Nguyen, Adele Lim | Directed by Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada Raya and the Last Dragon, the most recent Disney film to not only be released in theaters but also on Disney Premiere Access, a paid service to allow viewers watch […]

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09th Mar2021

‘The Columnist’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Genio de Groot, Katja Herbers, Rein Hofman, Bram van der Kelen, Claire Porro, Harry van Rijthoven, Seno Sever | Written by Daan Windhorst | Directed by Ivo van Aart The Columnist is very much a movie that could have only been made in the last ten years. There have been a few movies based […]

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08th Mar2021

Frightfest Glasgow 2021: ‘Run Hide Fight’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Isabel May, Radha Mitchell, Thomas Jane, Eli Brown, Olly Sholotan, Treat Williams, Barbara Crampton, Cyrus Arnold, Britton Sear, Catherine Davis, Kenneisha Thompson, Zachary Le Vey, Shelby Mayes | Written and Directed by Kyle Rankin I’ve been a huge fan of writer/director Kyle Rankin’s work ever since I first saw Infestation. His blend of comedy […]

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08th Mar2021

Frightfest Glasgow 2021: ‘Out of the World’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kevin Mischel, Aurélia Poirier, Jean-Louis Garçon, Tadrina Hocking | Written and Directed by Mark Fouchard Written and directed by Mark Fouchard, Out of the World is a stylish French horror that centres on the connection formed between two people who struggle to communicate with the normal world. It’s variously known by its original title, […]

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05th Mar2021

Frightfest Glasgow 2021: ‘The Old Ways’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Brigitte Kali Canales, Andrea Cortés, Julia Vera, Sal Lopez, AJ Bowen, Weston Meredith | Written by Marcos Gabriel | Directed by Christopher Alender Directed by Christopher Alender, this US-produced horror offers a Latin American twist on the standard possession story. The result is an engaging and unsettling horror that successfully gets under your skin […]

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05th Mar2021

Frightfest Glasgow 2021: ‘The Woman With Leopard Shoes’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Paul Bruchon | Written and Directed Alexis Bruchon Written, directed, produced, shot and edited by French filmmaker Alexis Bruchon (who also composed the music), The Woman With Leopard Shoes marks an impressive debut feature and also serves as an object lesson on what can be achieved with zero budget and a single location. Jokingly […]

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05th Mar2021

‘Skin Collector’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Danielle Harris, John Jarratt, Casper Van Dien, Rae Dawn Chong, Brad Harris, Valerie Harper | Written by Robert D. Weinbach | Directed by Julian Richards A movie featuring two actors I really like, John Jarrett (Wolf Creek) and Danielle Harris (Hatchet 2 & 3, Halloween 4), as the leads had to be good, right? […]

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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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04th Mar2021

‘The Ice Cream Truck’ DVD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Deanna Russo, Emil Johnsen, John Redlinger, Sam Schweikert, Hilary Barraford, Bailey Anne Borders, Dan Sutter, Dana Gaier | Written and Directed by Megan Freels Johnston Mary’s husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As her family ties up loose ends back home, Mary moves into their […]

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03rd Mar2021

‘Cosmic Sin’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo, Brandon Thomas Lee, Corey Large, C.J. Perry, Perrey Reeves, Lochlyn Munro, Costas Mandylor, Eva De Dominici, Adelaide Kane, Sarah May Sommers, Trevor Gretzky | Written by Edward Drake, Corey Large | Directed by Edward Drake Bruce Willis goes sci-fi. Again. Yes, as if one sci-fi a year isn’t enough for […]

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02nd Mar2021

‘Crazy Samurai: 400 vs 1’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Kento Yamazaki, Masaaki Takarai, Akihiko Sai | Written by Sion Sono | Directed by Yuji Shimomura When I was a kid I thought all martial arts movies were fight after fight after fight. We didn’t get many martial arts movies on TV in those days but there were plenty of shows like […]

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02nd Mar2021

‘Volition’ VOD Review (Showtime)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Adrian Glynn McMorran, Magda Apanowicz, John Cassini, Aleks Paunovic, Frank Cassini, Bill Marchant | Written by Tony Dean Smith, Ryan W. Smith | Directed by Tony Dean Smith Less all-out horror and more a sci-fi thriller, Volition tells the story of James, who sees his mother die in a car crash in a vision […]

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01st Mar2021

‘Lucky’ Review (Shudder)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brea Grant, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Kristina Klebe, Kausar Mohammed, Hunter C. Smith, Dhruv Day Singh | Written by Brea Grant | Directed by Natasha Kermani Luck isn’t with self-help author May Ryer lately. Her books aren’t selling and when a masked intruder breaks into the house she shares with husband no one seems concerned. Even […]

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26th Feb2021

‘Triassic Hunt’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Paré, Linnea Quigley, Ramiro Leal, Kristie Krueger, Sienna Farall, Sienna Farall, Kevin Keeling, Todd Karner, Sam Schweikert, Mike Ferguson, Tammy Klein | Written by Ward Anderson, Marc Morgenstern | Directed by Gerald Rascionato The latest product from The Asylum, Triassic Hunt is a sequel of sorts to Triassic World, which was another “escaped […]

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25th Feb2021

‘Hellraiser: Judgment’ Blu-ray Review

by Dom Hastings

Stars: Damon Carney, Randy Wayne, Alexandra Harris, Paul T. Taylor | Written and Directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe “We have such sights to show you.” From Lionsgate UK, Hellraiser: Judgment – the tenth and latest of the series – is the second of two Hellraiser films to have new releases in the UK, both digitally […]

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25th Feb2021

‘Hellraiser: Revelations’ Blu-ray Review

by Dom Hastings

Stars: Steven Brand, Nick Eversman, Stephan Smith Collins, Jay Gillespie, Devon Sorvari, Tracey Fairaway, Jolene Andersen | Written by Gary J. Tunnicliffe | Directed by Victor Garcia “You summoned us, we came.” From Lionsgate UK, Hellraiser: Revelations – the ninth of the series – sees itself with disc and digital releases for the first time […]

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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22nd Feb2021

‘Rise of the Mummy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Abi Casson Thompson, Megan Purvis, Stephanie Lodge, Amanda-Jade Tyler, Antonia Johnstone, Kate Sandison, Barbara Dabson, Rui Shang, Mya Brown, Zuza Tehanu, Wiktoria Wabnyc, Marcus Brooks-Henderson, Arthur Boan | Written by Shannon Holiday | Directed by Antonia Johnstone Well surprise, surprise. Who knew that 2019’s The Mummy Reborn would get a sequel? It has and […]

22nd Feb2021

‘Crone Wood’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Elva Trill, Ed Murphy, Sarah Jane Seymour, Karen McCartney, Stephen Doring, Saoirse Doyle, Rowan Finken, Degnan Geraghty, Meg Healy | Written and Directed by Mark Sheridan My love of found footage started, like many horror fans, with the all time classic The Blair Witch Project. But since that movie I have watched a lot […]

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