22nd Oct2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Sacrifice’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Barbara Crampton, Sophie Stevens, Ludovic Hughes, Lukas Loughran | Written and Directed by Andy Collier, Toor Mian Inspired not only by a short story called Men of the Cloth, Sacrifice is VERY heavily influenced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft; a writer whose influence has always been felt on the genre (films such Re-Animator, […]

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21st Aug2020

Interview: Barbara Crampton talks’ Reborn’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of Horror Channel’s UK TV premiere of Julian Richards’ Reborn, on Saturday 22nd August, actress, producer and genre icon Barbara Crampton reflects on how You’re Next changed the direction of her career, the joy of discovering new talent and the possibility of directing one day… Talk about art imitating real life! REBORN is about […]

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02nd Jun2020

Interview: Julian Richards on horror ‘Reborn’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with director Julian Richards about his new film Reborn, which stars Barbara Crampton and Michael Pare. A stillborn baby girl is abducted by a morgue attendant and brought back to life by electrokinetic power. On her 16th birthday, she escapes captivity and sets out to […]

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05th May2020

‘Reborn’ VOD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Barbara Crampton, Kayleigh Gilbert, Bob Levitan, Chaz Bono, Bob Bancroft, Alexa Maris, Michael Pare, Rae Dawn Chong, Monte Markham | Written by Michael Mahin | Directed by Julian Richards Directed by Julian Richards, Reborn is a Frankenstein-inspired horror with some promising ideas that are never quite fully realised by the script. Barbara Crampton plays […]

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30th Jul2019

Fantasia 2019: ‘Culture Shock’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Richard Cabral, Martha Higareda, Creed Barton, Barbara Crampton, Felipe de Lara, Oscar Camacho, Laura Ceron | Written by Gigi Saul Guerrero, Efrén Hernández, James Benson | Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero A movie (well feature length TV episode to be exact) about a pregnant woman from Mexico illegally crossing the border to […]

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09th Jul2019

‘Puppet Master: The Little Reich’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Udo Kier, Thomas Lennon, Alex Beh, Barbara Crampton, Nelson Franklin, Skeeta Jenkins, Michael Paré, Jenny Pellicer, Charlyne Yi | Written by S. Craig Zahler | Directed by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund [NOTE: With the film finally getting a physical release in the UK, here’s a reposting of my review of Puppet Master: The Littlest […]

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18th Oct2018

Grimmfest 2018: Exclusive Interview with Barbara Crampton – Part 3

by Matthew Turner

This years Grimmfest special guest was actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major figure in contemporary genre cinema, appearing in such acclaimed recent releases as You’re Next, Beyond the Gates, Sun Choke, We Are Still Here […]

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17th Oct2018

Grimmfest 2018: Exclusive Interview with Barbara Crampton – Part 2

by Matthew Turner

This years Grimmfest special guest was actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major figure in contemporary genre cinema, appearing in such acclaimed recent releases as You’re Next, Beyond the Gates, Sun Choke, We Are Still Here […]

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16th Oct2018

Grimmfest 2018: Exclusive Interview with Barbara Crampton – Part 1

by Matthew Turner

This years Grimmfest special guest was actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major figure in contemporary genre cinema, appearing in such acclaimed recent releases as You’re Next, Beyond the Gates, Sun Choke, We Are Still Here […]

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27th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Cult of Terror’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Featuring: Alan Jones, Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund, Barbara Crampton, Mick Garris, Paul Naschy, Peter Bogdanovich, Dario Argento | Written and Directed by Gustavo Mendoza I love documentaries. I can watch anything if people are passionate and love something and it is put to film well. So a good horror documentary instantly has my attention. Whether it’s […]

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21st Aug2018

Grimmfest announce 3 UK premieres for October’s fear fest

by Phil Wheat

Manchester-based genre film festival Grimmfest have announced the first 3 of many UK premieres lined up for this year’s 10th anniversary edition; along with details of some very special awards prizes on offer for films in the official selection. The full festival programme is due to be unleashed on Monday 3rd September 2018, but here’s […]

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13th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Dead Night’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Brea Grant, AJ Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Sophie Dalah, Elise Luthman, Joshua Hoffman, Daniel Roebuck, Joy Osmanski, Alison Haislip, Sky Soleil, Alexander Ward, Dianna Miranda, Ryan Schwartzman | Written by Irving Walker | Directed by Brad Baruh I can see some people already rolling their eyes when they hear about another ‘cabin in the woods’ […]

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30th Jul2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Udo Kier, Thomas Lennon, Alex Beh, Barbara Crampton, Nelson Franklin, Skeeta Jenkins, Michael Paré, Jenny Pellicer, Charlyne Yi | Written by S. Craig Zahler | Directed by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet in his […]

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04th Jun2018

Grimmfest announce 2018’s festival special guest

by Phil Wheat

UK genre film festival Grimmfest have announced that this year’s 10th Anniversary festival will take place at the ODEON Manchester Great Northern, 4th-7th October – and that the special guest will be actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major figure […]

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09th Feb2018

‘Death House’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Cody Longo, Cortney Palm, Richard Speight Jr., Dee Wallace, Barbara Crampton, Bill Oberst Jr., Bernhard Forcher, Sean Whalen, Kane Hodder, Debbie Rochon, R.A. Mihailoff, Sid Haig, Adrienne Barbeau, Lindsay Hartley, Michael Berryman, Tony Todd, Vernon Wells, Bill Moseley, Felissa Rose, Tiffany Shepis, Camille Keaton, Tony Moran, Lloyd Kaufman, Brinke Stevens, Elissa Dowling | Written […]

06th Feb2018

Principal photography wraps on Julian Richards’ horror ‘Reborn’

by Phil Wheat

Jinga Films and New Normal Productions have announced completion of principal photography on Julian Richards’ supernatural thriller Reborn, which stars Barbara Crampton (Beyond The Gates), Michael Pare (The Lincoln Lawyer), Chaz Bono (American Horror Story) and newcomer Kayleigh Gilbert. Rae Dawn Chong (Commando) and Monte Markham (The Rift) round up the cast. In Reborn, a stillborn […]

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01st Jan2018

Highly-anticipated horror ‘Death House’ gets US theatrical date

by Phil Wheat

Indie distributor Hannover House, Inc., and theatrical subsidiary Medallion Releasing, Inc. have entered into an agreement with South Florida-based Entertainment Factory for a US theatrical release of the highly anticipated new horror film Death House, from writer/director B. Harrison Smith, which was co-written with the legendary Gunnar Hansen, of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre fame. Death […]

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18th Jul2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Replace’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rebecca Forsythe, Barbara Crampton, Lucie Aron, Sean Knopp, Adnan Maral, J. David Hinze | Written by Norbert Keil, Richard Stanley | Directed by Norbert Keil Following in the footsteps of the likes of David Cronenberg, German filmmaker Norbert Keil unleashes his own brand of body-horror on unsuspecting audiences with Replace – a Bathoryesque tale of a […]

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11th May2017

Body horror ‘Replace’ gets US debut date

by Phil Wheat

Following its world premiere at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival – where it received a Melies D’Argent nomination for Best European Fantasy Film – German director Norbert Keil’s neo-noir body-horror Replace will receive its North American premiere in the Nightfall section of LA Film Festival. Co-written by genre icon Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devils) and […]

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26th Apr2017

You can’t ‘Replace’ this trailer & poster!

by Phil Wheat

Following in the footsteps of the likes of David Cronenberg, German filmmaker Norbert Keil is set to unleash his own brand of body-horror on unsuspecting audiences with Replace – which Keil co-wrote with the legend that is Richard Stanley (Hardware). Replace stars Barbara Crampton, Rebecca Forsythe, Lucie Aron and Sean Knopp; and tells the story […]

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13th Apr2017

‘Day of Reckoning’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jackson Hurst, Heather McComb, Jay Jay Warren, Hana Hayes, Nick Gomez, Raymond J. Barry, Barbara Crampton, Randy Vasquez, Daz Crawford, Maz Siam, Luis E. Carazo | Written by Gregory Gieras | Directed by Joel Novoa Made for the Syfy channel Day of Reckoning can be summed up in one easy description: it’s a demonic […]

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22nd Feb2017

‘Beyond the Gates’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Brea Grant, Barbara Crampton, Matt Mercer, Justin Welborn, Jesse Merlin, Henry LeBlanc, Sara Malakul Lane, Caryn Richman | Written by Jackson Stewart, Stephen Scarlata | Directed by Jackson Stewart Remember Atmosfear? The old VCR-based board game? Growing up I never had that game, however burgeoning Trekker that I was (BBC […]

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