06th Nov2013

‘The Body’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alfie Allen, Hannah Tointon, Christian Bassington, Jack Gordon | Written by Paul Davis, Paul Fischer | Directed by Paul Davis Paul Davis, director of the fantastic An American Werewolf in London documentary Beware the Moon and the SUPERB short film Him Indoors, returns to narrative storytelling with his second short The Body, this time […]

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04th Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘The Conspiracy’

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Aaron Poole, James Gilbert, Ian Anderson, Angela Besharah, Bruce Clayton, Laura de Carteret, Peter Apostolopoulos | Written and Directed by Christopher MacBride “For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined…” – Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister 1874 – 1880 The Conspiracy is directed by Christopher MacBride, who […]

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04th Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘Jug Face’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashley Carter, Kaitlin Cullum, Larry Fessenden, Sean Young | Written and Directed by Chad Crawford Kinkle Ada, her family and a small isolated backwoods community worship a mysterious pit. The pit has the power to heal and protect all who honor it but at a deadly price…it demands an occasional sacrifice. The […]

04th Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘My Amityville Horror’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Daniel Lutz, Laura DiDio, Neme Alperstein | Directed by Eric Walter For most people, “The Amityville Horror” was just a movie, but for Daniel Lutz, who lived at the infamous house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, it was real life. In 1975, when Daniel was 10, his family lived there for […]

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03rd Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘Smiley’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia, Shane Dawson, Andrew James Allen, Liza Weil, Keith David, Toby Turner | Written by Ezra Cooperstein, Michael J. Gallagher, Glasgow Phillips | Directed by Michael J. Gallagher Smiley follows Ashley, a young woman freshly arrived at university, who finds herself caught up in the online urban legend of Smiley, a […]

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02nd Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘Home Sweet Home’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Marty Adams, Shaun Benson, Meghan Heffern,  Adam MacDonald | Written and Directed by David Morlet French director David Morlet, here billed under the anglicised David Morley, heads back behind the camera for Home Sweet Home, his first film since his feature debut (which, like this movie, he also wrote and directed), 2009′s superb zombie […]

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02nd Oct2013

Grimmfest 2013 Review: ‘Curse of Chucky’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, A. Martinez, Danielle Bisutti, Maitland McConnell, Brennan Elliott, Chantal Quesnelle | Written and Directed by Don Mancini It’s been twenty-five years since Charles Lee Ray first possessed a Good Guy doll in a Chicago toy store whilst on the run from the cops and in that time we’ve had a […]

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23rd Sep2013

GrimmFest 2013 Review: ‘Thanatomorphose’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kayden Rose, Émile Beaudry, Eryka Cantieri, Roch-Denis Gagnon, Simon Laperrière, Pat Lemaire, Karine Picard, David Tousignant | Written and Directed by Éric Falardeau Thanatomorphose: “visible signs of an organism’s decomposition caused by death” Thanatomorphose is, to put it bluntly, a startling and horrifying first feature from writer/director Éric Falardeau. On the surface the film […]

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28th Aug2013

Grimmfest 2013 – Line-up announced

by Phil Wheat

3 Venues… 5 days… 36 films!  Yes, Northern England’s premier horror film festival, Grimmfest, is back for 2013, this time taking place at three venues across the north – including two in Manchester – allowing for a much bigger programme for this year. After the launch on October 2nd at Stockport Plaza, Grimmfest 2013 will continue […]

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04th Jul2013

‘To Jennifer’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chuck Pappas, Jessica Cameron, James Cullen Bressack, Jody Barton | Written by James Cullen Bressack, Chuck Pappas (additional dialogue) | Directed by James Cullen Bressack Pardon my language but… Fuck me! I’ve been a fan of James Cullen Bressack’s work for some time now, ever since that fateful day he sent me an email […]

23rd Mar2013

‘Hansel & Gretel Get Baked’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Molly C. Quinn, Yancy Butler, Lara Flynn Boyle, Lochlyn Munro, Michael Welch, Andrew James Allen | Written by David Tillman | Directed by Duane Journey Tommy Wirkola has a lot to answer for… Since releasing his Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters flick there have been more and more Hansel & Gretel-related flicks hitting DVD, […]

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14th Mar2013

‘John Dies at the End’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Jonny Weston, Angus Scrimm | Written and Directed by Don Coscarelli Sometimes there are films that are so hyped up, be it by your own mind or by others, that they could never live up to your expectations. Then there are films […]

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