12th Jul2022

‘Gatlopp: Hell of a Game’ Video Review

by Kevin Haldon

Back for another video review, our men Kev has recovered from COVID and is here to talk about Gatlopp: Hell of a Game, which was released digitally in the UK on June 37th 2022 A group of old friends reunites for a nostalgic evening of fun and games after a decade apart. After one too […]

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16th May2022

‘Shattered’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cameron Monaghan, Frank Grillo, John Malkovich, Sasha Luss, Lilly Krug, Ash Santos, James C. Burns, Dat Phan | Written by David Loughery | Directed by Luis Prieto Thirteen years after his last screenplay credit, writer David Loughery, who wrote blockbuster 90s action films like Passenger 57 and The Three Musketeers, returned to movies with […]

09th May2022

‘The Adventures of Maid Marian’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Sophie Craig, Bob Cryer, Dominic Andersen, Jon Lee Pellet, Gerard Cooke, James Groom | Written and Directed by Bill Thomas As The Adventures of Maid Marian begins it is the year 1199 in Merry Olde England. Robin (Dominic Andersen; Rocky Horror Show Live, Glow & Darkness) is off fighting with King Richard. Marian (Sophie […]

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07th Feb2022

‘Shadow in the Cloud’ DVD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Chloe Grace Moretz, Callan Mulvey, Nick Robinson | Written by Max Landis, Roseanne Liang | Directed by Roseanne Liang This movie truly was a game of two halves! I legitimately sit here for the first time, in some time, truly struggling to come up with a single solitary clue what I am going to […]

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14th Jan2022

‘Killing Field’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Bruce Willis, Swen Temmel, Kate Katzman, Zack Ward, Chad Michael Murray, Kristos Andrews, Donna D’Errico, Canyon Prince, Michael Sirow | Written by Ross Peacock | Directed by James Cullen Bressack A drug bust gone bad leaves David (Bruce Willis; Cosmic Sin, Midnight in the Switchgrass, Out of Death) wounded and partner Cal (Swen Temmel; […]

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14th Jan2022

‘The Devil to Pay’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Danielle Deadwyler, Catherine Dyer, Jayson Warner Smith, Adam Boyer | Written and Directed by Lane Skye, Ruckus Skye [NOTE: With the film set for a UK release next week, here’s a reposting of our four-star review of The Devil to Pay from it’s US release back in 2020] On the face of things, The […]

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09th Nov2021

‘Honest Thief’ Blu-ray Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney, Jeffrey Donovan, Robert Patrick | Written by Steve Allrich, Mark Williams | Directed by Mark Williams A little while back I read an interview with Liam Neeson basically saying that after a solid few years of churning out action flick after flick, that were basic carbon copies of […]

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02nd Nov2021

‘Apex Predator’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Bruce Willis, Nels Lennarson, Neal McDonough, Lochlyn Munro, Trevor Gretzky, Corey Large, Megan Peta Hill, Alexia Fast | Written by Edward Drake, Corey Large | Directed by Edward Drake Apex Predator, released in the US under the title of just Apex, proabably given a title change to avoid the taint of Apex Predators, is […]

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01st Sep2021

Frightfest 2021: ‘Bloodthirsty’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Lauren Beatty, Greg Bryk, Katharine King So, Michael Ironside, Judith Buchan | Written by Wendy Hill-Tout, Lowell | Directed by Amelia Moses We reviewed Amelia Moses’ Bleed With Me at Fantasia last year. And now her latest feature, Bloodthirsty, co-written by Wendy Hill-Tout and her daughter Lowell, is screening at Frightfest after a successful […]

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22nd Jul2021

Signature announce UK debut of Malay actioner ‘Deed of Death’

by Phil Wheat

Directed by Areel Abu Bakar, written by Hafiz Derani and starring Namron, Khoharullah Majid and Feiyna Tajudin, Deed of Death is a Malaysian martial arts action film set for a UK release, courtesy of Signature Entertainment, on August 23rd. When a brother falls in with the wrong crowd and gambles his family’s land away, it’s […]

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14th Jul2021

‘Alone’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jules Willcox, Marc Menchaca, Anthony Heald, Jonathan Rosenthal | Written by Mattias Olsson | Directed by John Hyams An English-language adaptation of Swedish thriller Gone, with a screenplay by from that films director Mattias Olsson, Alone is most-noticeable (well, at least for genre fans) as being helmed by John Hyams. The son of director […]

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23rd Jun2021

‘Unearth’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Marc Blucas, P.J. Marshall, Allison McAtee, Rachel McKeon, Brooke Sorenson, Monica Wyche | Written by Kelsey Goldberg, John C. Lyons | Directed by John C. Lyons, Dorata Swies When I read the terms “fracking” and “horror” linked together for a movie, I was curious but also unsure of what the hell it […]

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21st May2021

‘Initiation’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Isabella Gomez, Lindsay LaVanchy, Froy Gutierrez, James Berardo, Gattlin Griffith, Adin Kolansky, Shireen Lai, Patrick R. Walker, Maxwell Hamilton, Bart Johnson, Jon Huertas, Kent Faulcon, Yancy Butler, Lochlyn Munro | Written by John Berardo, Lindsay LaVanchy, Brian Frager | Directed by John Berardo During a university’s pledge week, the carefree partying turns deadly serious […]

14th May2021

‘Here are the Young Men’ DVD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ferida Walsh-Peelo, Ralph Ineson, Travis Fimmel, Conleith Hill | Written and Directed by Eoin Macken About 4 or 5 years ago I had the pleasure of interviewing an up-and-coming director about his debut feature Leopard. A really low-budget independent Irish flick that had all the integrity and power […]

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16th Apr2021

‘For the Sake of Vicious’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lora Burke, Colin Paradine, Nick Smyth, T.J. Kennedy, James Fler, Dorian Allen, Erin Stuart, Adam Ewings, Boris Milinkovich, Nick Spartan | Written by Reese Eveneshen | Directed by Gabriel Carrer, Reese Eveneshen Actress Lora Burke has been on something of a roll when it comes to genre films – she was astonishing in 2017s […]

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08th Apr2021

‘Come Away’ Blu-ray Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Angelina Jolie, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jordan A.Nash, Keira Chansa | Written by Marissa Kate Goodhill | Directed by Brenda Chapman Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland, Angelina Jolie and Kallus from Star Wars: Rebels sounds like a cracking Sunday afternoon to me… It has been a while since I got to see a decent […]

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17th Feb2021

‘The Owners’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy, Andrew Ellis, Rita Tushingham, Jake Curran, Ian Kenny, Stacha Hicks | Written by Mathieu Gompel, Julius Berg | Directed by Julius Berg I can’t remember watching a home invasion horror movie for a long time and then two come along at once. First, I watched By Night’s End and then […]

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10th Feb2021

‘Anti-Life’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Cody Kearsley, Rachel Nichols, Bruce Willis, Callan Mulvey, Thomas Jane, Stephen V. Murray | Written by Edward Drake, Corey Large | Directed by John Suits Anti-Life! I went into this sci-fi offering knowing nothing about it other than Bruce Willis stars in it, it’s set in space and Thomas Jane is in it too… […]

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10th Feb2021

‘Possessor’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Andrea Riseborough, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh | Written and Directed by Brandon Cronenberg Writer-director Brandon Cronenberg proves a proper chip off the old block with his second feature, Possessor, a brilliantly directed and startlingly original sci-fi horror that’s worthy of instant classic status. In fact, it’s fully […]

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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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13th Jan2021

‘The Sinners’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Kaitlyn Bernard, Brenna Llewellyn, Brenna Coates, Keilani Elizabeth Rose, Jasmine Randhawa, Carly Fawcett, Natalie Malaika, Aleks Paunovic, Lochlyn Munro, Dylan Playfair, Tahmoh Penikett, Loretta Walsh, Elysia Rotaru, Michael Eklund | Written by Courtney Paige, Erin Hazlehurst, Madison Smith | Directed by Courtney Paige I think you all know me by now and realise that […]

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23rd Dec2020

‘Deliver Us From Evil’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Hwang Jun-Min, Lee Jung-Jae, Jung-Min Park, Moon Choi | Written and Directed by Won-Chan Hong Signature Entertainment are looking to kick off 2021 in the same way they ended 2020… In lockdown! I’m joking of course, however Signature did drop a smorgasbord of delectable treats in the last month of 2020 with flicks like […]

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