06th Jun2022

‘Narco Sub’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Tom Vera, Robert LaSardo, Tom Sizemore, Lee Majors, Johnny Ray Gibbs, Jim Jimenez, Jon Fiore, Jen Barbeito, Alexis Arnold, Sydney Ruddock, Nick W. Nicholson | Written by Shawn Welling, Derek H. Potts | Directed by Shawn Welling [NOTE: With the film now out on DVD, here’s a reposting of our review of revenge thriller […]

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11th May2022

‘Don’t Return’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Richard Harmon, Echo Andersson, Sara Thompson, Marina Stephenson Kerr, Erik Athavale, Gwendolyn Collins, Zoe Fish, Kristen Sawatzky, Adam Brooks | Written by BJ Verot, Ken Janssens | Directed by BJ Verot Don’t Return focuses on a college student who, after the death of his father, returns to his family home (the opposite of the […]

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05th May2022

‘The Next Girl’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lacey Cofran, Marcus Jean Pirae, Paula Marcenaro Solinger, Rachel Alig, Larry Wade Carrell, Melissa Arras, Sarah Lingle, Steve Joseph | Written by Zeph E. Daniel, Michael Muscal | Directed by Larry Wade Carrell Opening with a scene featuring a young woman strapped to a chair, legs in stirrups and screaming for her life as […]

15th Apr2022

‘Gates of Darkness’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Randy Shelly, Tobin Bell, John Savage, Adrienne Barbeau, Mary Mouser, Alexandra Davies, Lesley-Anne Down, Brandon Beemer, Carlene Moore | Written by Robert Hickman, Lesley-Anne Down, Chris Kanik | Directed by Don E. FauntLeRoy Cinematographer Don E. FauntLeRoy, who helmed one of Steven Seagal’s last great movies, Renegade Justice (aka Urban Justice), before hitting the […]

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08th Apr2022

‘The Haunting of Pendle Hill’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lowri Watts-Joyce, Noel McAlley, Jeffrey Charles Richards, Mark Topping, Jimmy ‘The Bee’ Bennett, James Hamer-Morton, Nicolas Ball | Written and Directed by Richard John Taylor Having grown up in the shadow of Pendle Hill, there’s no way I could not check out a horror film set in the very area we learnt about in […]

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29th Mar2022

‘The Highwayman: The Legend of Dick Turpin’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mollie Hindle, Morgan Rees-Davies, Tom Hendryck, Ciaron Davies, Stacey Gough, Melvyn Rawlinson, Steve Dolton | Written and Directed by Steve Lawson After a disastrous attempt to rob the carriage of the Earl of Pembroke, famed highwayman Dick Turpin finds himself on the run in the English countryside with the only thing of value he […]

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09th Mar2022

‘The Fourth Musketeer’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jonathan Hansler, Nathan McGowran, Matt Ingram-Jones, Mollie Hindle, Sean Cronin, Ade Dimberline, Morgan Rees-Davies, Richard Ingle, Melvyn Rawlinson | Written and Directed by Steve Lawson Independent Midlands filmmaker Steve Lawson, who has been exploring rather familiar horror characters in the likes of Bram Stoker’s Van Helsing, Ripper Untold and Jekyll & Hyde, is back […]

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18th Jan2021

‘Yeti’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katrina Mattson, Amy Gordon, Robert Berlin, Justin Prince Moy, Brandon Grimes, Magdaln Smus, John Carlssun, Liz Congo, Deanna Grace Congo, Timothy Shults, Viktir Ackeev, Joseph Ellis | Written by Joseph Ellis | Directed by Jamaal Burden Yet another Yeti movie… will this be as abominable as the rest? I joke of course. This abominable-monster-movie […]

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16th Jul2019

‘Defective’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Colin Paradine, Raven Cousens, Ashley Armstrong, Dennis Andres, Jamie Tarantini, Nick Smyth, Ry Barrett, Andrei Preda, Christopher Spaleta, Erin Stuart, Neil Affleck, Diana Goldman | Written and Directed by Reese Eveneshen Well well, it would seem that someone has been watching a little too much RoboCop (or maybe read too much Judge Dredd?) and […]

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03rd May2018

‘Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alina Babak, Valeriya Dmitrieva, Igor Khripunov, Evgeniya Loza, Sergey Pokhodaev, Valentin Sadiki, Vladimir Seleznyov | Written and Directed by Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy There is an ancient ritual known to humankind for more than a hundred years…According to the legend, an ominous entity known as the Queen of Spades can be summoned by drawing a door […]

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10th Nov2017

‘Krampus Unleashed’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Amelia Brantley, Bryson Holl, Caroline Lassetter, Taylor Buckley, Tim Sauer, Emily Lynne Aiken, Daniel Link, Tori Osborn, Michael Harrelson, Linda Cushma, Travis Amery, Dujhan Brown, Juliet Rose Serrato, Kerry Keepers, William ‘Bill’ Connor | Written and Directed by Robert Conway An in-name only sequel to writer/director Robert Conway’s 2015 DTV flick Krampus: The Reckoning […]

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09th Nov2017

‘A Haunting in Michigan’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Cary Elwes, Shelby Young, Michael Welch, Alexandria DeBerry, Scott T. Whitesell, Nancy Lynette Parker, Lauren Rys Martin, Patrick Floch, Jordan Burgess | Written and Directed by Phil Wurtzel In this tense tale of psychological terror, Vivian Miller (Shelby Young) is a young twenty something who’s serving out her jail sentence at a work release […]

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15th Jan2017

VOD Vault #8 – The Good, the Bad & the Dead / Rupture

by Phil Wheat

Another week, another installment of VOD Vault – taking a look at some on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms recently. It’s been a few months since our last installment, so what say we kick off this reboot of sorts with two movies on the opposite ends of the filmic spectrum: low-budget Western-style crime […]

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07th Dec2016

‘Orphanage’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mykelti Williamson, Lance Henriksen, Matthew Carey, Sunkrish Bala, Bresha Webb, Val Morrison, Matt Doherty, Eddie Perez, Tanc Sade, Lindsey Smith-Sands | Written and Directed by Craig Efros Originally known as Hollows Grove, Orphanage: The Haunting at Hollows Grove (that’s one hell of a mouthful) was unceremoniously dumped onto DVD in the UK at the […]

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24th Apr2016

‘Sharktopus vs Pteracuda’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Carradine, Mario Ceara, Katie Savoy, Akari Endo, Tony Evangelista, Mario Arturo Hernández, Rib Hillis, Alan Nadal Piantini, Conan O’Brien | Written by Matt Yamashita | Directed by Kevin O’Neill If you thought it was only studios like The Asylum who were cranking out giant sea creature flicks for Syfy you’d be completely wrong […]

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18th Apr2016

Federico Zampaglione giallo ‘Tulpa’ finally gets a UK release!

by Phil Wheat

I am incredibly pleased to announce that one of my favourite giallo of all time (and I say that without a hint of sarcasm or irony – just go back and read my reviews of the film to see that), Tulpa is FINALLY getting a UK release! High Fliers Films and Jinga Films have this […]

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18th Feb2016

‘King of the Dead’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Edward Furlong, Corey Feldman, George McCluskey, David McClelland, Michael Gamarano, Seb Castang, Rebecca-Clare Evans, Jennifer Chippindale, Jon Campling, Timothy Owen, Anabel Barnston, Jane Foufas, Leo Horsfield, Sebastian Street, Tanya Katarina | Written by Rebecca-Clare Evans, Jennifer Chippindal, George McCluskey | Directed by Aidan Belizaire With an ever growing horde of zombies completely wiping out […]

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25th Oct2015

‘Not Another Celebrity Movie’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dave Burleigh, Joey Sagal, John Di Domenico, Reed Thompson, Cole Downing, Nicole Lari-Joni, Roger Kabler, Cheryl Lyone, Baron Jay, Scott Cooper Ryan, Dannielle Owens-Reid | Written and Directed by Emilio Ferrari What if I told you that Not Another Celebrity Movie stars Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp, Usher, Justin Beiber, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and […]

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22nd Oct2015

‘Krampus: The Christmas Devil’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: A.J. Leslie, Samantha Hoepfl,Bill Oberst Jr., Michael Mili, Jay Dobyns, Paul Ferm, Andrew Ferrick, Richard Goteri, Angelina Leigh, Darin Foltz | Written and Directed by Jason Hull Jeremy is a local police officer who has spent most of his life searching for the man who kidnapped his as a child. After children in his […]

09th Oct2015

Awesome new poster for sci-fi horror ‘The Diabolical’

by Phil Wheat

The Diabolical is the petrifying new film from hot new genre producer Ross Dinerstein, the man behind The Pact franchise and Xavier Gens’ cult favourite The Divide; which tells the story of Madison, a single mother of two, who is awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. She seeks help from her scientist […]

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20th Jul2015

‘Area Q’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Isaiah Washington, Leslie Lewis, John Deignan, Steve Filice, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Daniel Zykov, Lisa Crilley, Murilo Rosa, Jordan Jones, Tania Khalill, Ana Kelly, Jenny Vilim, Ricardo Conti | Written by Carina Sanginitto, Gerson Sanginitto, Julia Camara, Halder Gomes | Directed by Gerson Sanginitto An investigative journalist, Thomas Mathews, risks losing everything as he obsessively […]

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