04th Feb2021

‘The Call’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lin Shaye, Tobin Bell, Chester Rushing, Erin Sanders, Mike Manning, Sloane Morgan Siegel, Judd Lormand, Randy J, Goodwin, Brooklyn Anne Miller, Madeleine Wade, Ciara Hanna | Written by Patrick Stibbs | Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. From the creator of Final Destination, The Call features horror icons Lin Shaye (Insidious franchise, Dead End) and […]

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04th Feb2021

‘The Nightingale’ Limited Edition Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Baykali Ganambarr, Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Shotwell, Michael Sheasby, Charlie Jampijinpa Brown, Magnolia Maymuru | Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to The Babadook is this brutal, uncompromising revenge tale set in the Tasmanian Outback. As such, it is most assuredly not […]

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04th Feb2021

‘Palmer’ Review (Apple TV)

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Justin Timberlake, Ryder Allen, Alisha Wainwright, Juno Temple, June Squibb | Written by Cheryl Guerriero | Directed by Fisher Stevens Why is Justin Timberlake not in more movies? It was about 15 years ago that I got to see Timberlake making his first proper foray into the movie realm with the superb Alpha Dog. […]

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03rd Feb2021

‘Contracts’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Margaryta Soldatova, Kyle Stewart, Christena Gaunce, Dan Sanderson, Jermaine Carty, Alex Chung, Neil Bishop, Michael Carter, Jonathan Pang, Rufio Luey, Graham Jezioranski, Paul Krysinski, Giulio Calisse, Reuben John Tumanguil, Tim Biemann | Written and Directed by Alex Chung Action films have obviously been around forever but there’s a certain type of action film that […]

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03rd Feb2021

‘Bright Hill Road’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Siobhan Williams, Michael Eklund, Agam Darshi, Sally Cacic | Written by Susie Moloney | Directed by Robert Cuffley We wake up, with our protagonist, knocking back a miniature bottle of vodka and heading into the office. Living the dream. Before we know what is happening, a sacked employee is stalking the halls of the […]

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02nd Feb2021

‘The Facility’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sally Phillips, Adrian Edmondson, Carol Cleveland, Stephen Marcus, Sarine Sofair, Omri Rose, Harriet Madly, Laura Swift, Kevin Leslie, Laurence Kennedy, Connor Williams, Sophie MIller-Sheen, Michael Fatogun | Written and Directed by Matt Mitchell Despite the nondescript title, The Facility is actually a sequel to 2017’s British zombie horror The Rizen, and originally […]

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02nd Feb2021

‘Battle in Space: The Armada Attacks’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Doug Jones, Erik Palladino, Douglas Tait | Written by Josh Guttman, Andrew Jaksch, Lukas Kendall, Sanjay F. Sharma | Directed by Andrew Jaksch, Lukas Kendall, Toby Rawal, Scott Robson, Sanjay F. Sharma, Luis Tinoco In recent years there’s been something of a surge in anthology movies, not your traditional anthology mind you, no, many […]

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02nd Feb2021

‘Killer Therapy’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Michael Qeliqi, Adrienne King, Elizabeth Keener, Thom Mathews, PJ Soles, Michael Dempsey, Trevor Dow, Richard Ellis, Daeg Faerch, Mickey Faerch, Nicole Marie Appleby, Skyler Caleb, Lola Davidson | Written by Barry Jay, Andrew Krop | Directed by Barry Jay The premise of Killer Therapy is quite simple… It’s We Need to Talk About Kevin […]

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01st Feb2021

‘A Nightmare Wakes’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Alix Wilton Regan, Giullian Yao Gioiello, Philippe Bowgen, Lee Garrett, Claire Glassford, Shannon Spangler, Nick Freeland | Written and Directed by Nora Unkel To my knowledge, despite numerous films based on the story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, their hadn’t been many about Shelley’s own life. But in 2017 came the film Mary Shelley, […]

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01st Feb2021

‘Beast Mode’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: C. Thomas Howell, James Duval, Leslie Easterbrook, Robert Costanzo, James Hong, Douglas Bennett, Daz Crawford, Ray Wise, Constance Brenneman, Carrie Finklea, Teddy Margas, Allana Matheis, Suzanne Quast | Written by Chris W. Freeman, Spain Willingham, Drew Fortune | Directed by Chris W. Freeman, Spain Willingham When Breen Nash (Howell) accidentally kills his only client […]

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01st Feb2021

‘The Devil’s Heist’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mike Ferguson, Sheri Davis, Angelica Ayon, Devin Caldarone, Daniel Mendez Campos, Bryan Sapphire, Rose Wakesho, Sandra Rosko, Thomas John Rudolph, Michael B. Rich | Written by Sandra Rosko, Sophia Louisa, Bryan Sapphire | Directed by Fernando Acevedo I love heist movies, and over the past few years there have been some great indie-comedy heist […]

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29th Jan2021

‘Phase’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Richard Sandling, Katie Pritchard, John Henry Falle, Stu Goldsmith, Sophie Cameron, Stephen Frost, Janet Prince | Written and Directed by Richard Sandling Sometimes all you can do is admit you may have been wrong…Case in point, I am on record as saying that I fear a barrage of lockdown/isolation “Zoom” movies that are inevitability […]

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29th Jan2021

‘Eye For An Eye’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, Robert Patrick, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Brendan Fraser | Written and Directed by Francesco Cinquemani, George Gallo I honestly don’t have a clue why I do it to myself… It seems like the more left-field the synopsis a movie has but it also deatures actors I’m into, the more I […]

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28th Jan2021

‘I Am Toxic’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Esteban Prol, Horacio Fontova, Sergio Podelei, Gastón Cocchiarale, Fini Bocchino, Verónica Intile | Written by Daniel de la Vega, Pablo Parés, Paulo Soria | Directed by Daniel de la Vega, Pablo Parés Directed by Daniel de la Vega (Dead End) and Pablo Parés (Plaga Zombie), Spanish language horror I Am Toxic was also penned […]

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28th Jan2021

‘Rams’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Caton, Miranda Richardson, Asher Keddie | Written by Jules Duncan | Directed by Jeremy Sims Sam Neill is truly blazing a new trail right now… After his performance in Peaky Blinders Season 1; his star turn in Hunt for the Wilderpeople; and his imminent return to the Jurassic Park franchise; it’s […]

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28th Jan2021

‘She’s the One (aka Loves Spell)’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Kane Brown, Cindy Humphrey, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Vanessa Feltz, Fredi ‘Kruga’ Nwaka | Written by Simon Battensby, Fredi ‘Kruga’ Nwaka | Directed by Fredi ‘Kruga’ Nwaka I love it when a director you clocked onto a little while back as someone with potential, someone that you should be keeping an eye on, not only drops […]

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27th Jan2021

‘Zombacter: Center City Contagion’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Eric Starkey, Doug Van Liew, Cassie Self, Kate Moore, Mike Waugh, Sundeep Sharma, Darron Dunbar, Aiya Attaway, Elisha Pratt, Pamela Bell, Peter Anthony Seay, Kyle Penington, Raymond Roberts, Mel Ellis | Written and Directed by Sean Bingham Zombacter: Center City Contagion is a brilliantly camp film title. Let us just savour it for a […]

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26th Jan2021

‘Synchronic’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dornan, Katie Aselton, Ally Ioannides, Ramiz Monsef, Bill Oberst Jr., Betsy Holt, Shane Brady | Written by Justin Benson | Directed by Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead New Orleans paramedics Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) begin to encounter some awful and viscerally brutal murders, the only connection is a drug […]

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25th Jan2021

‘The Queen of Black Magic’ Review (Shudder)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Ario Bayu, Hannah Al Rashid, Adhisty Zara, Muzakki Ramdhan, Ari Irham, Ade Firman Hakim, Sheila Dara Aisha, Tanta Gintin, Miller Khan, Imelda Therinne | Written by Joko Anwar | Directed by Kimo Stamboel I am slightly ashamed to admit that I haven’t seen many Indonesian horror films at all. It is something I need […]

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25th Jan2021

’12 Hour Shift’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Angela Bettis, David Arquette, Chloe Farnworth, Mick Foley, Kit Williamson, Nikea Gamby-Turner, Tara Perry, Brooke Seguim, Dust Warren, Tom DeTrinis, Thomas Hobson, Juilanne Dowler, Briana Lane, Taylor Alden, Scott Dean | Written and Directed by Brea Grant Brea Grant, at least for me, first came to prominence after appearing in Heroes, the mid-2000s superhero […]

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25th Jan2021

‘Lavender’ Short Film Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Libby Wattis, Caroline Vella, Michelle Grimshaw | Written and Directed by Andrew Ball-Shaw Some of our longtime readers may know during the first national lockdown here in the U.K. I hooked up with the amazing folks at Romford Film Festival and became part of their selection team; which meant I had the opportunity of […]

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22nd Jan2021

‘Batman: Soul of the Dragon’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Features the voices of: David Giuntoli, Mark Dacascos, Kelly Hu, Michael Jai White, James, Hong, Eric Bauza, Jamie Chung, Chris Cox, Grey Griffin, Josh Keaton, Erica Luttrell, Patrick Seitz | Written by Jeremy Adams | Directed by Sam Liu Now this is my kind of Batman movie! Part James Bond spy thriller and part Bruce […]

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