02nd Mar2021

‘Volition’ VOD Review (Showtime)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Adrian Glynn McMorran, Magda Apanowicz, John Cassini, Aleks Paunovic, Frank Cassini, Bill Marchant | Written by Tony Dean Smith, Ryan W. Smith | Directed by Tony Dean Smith Less all-out horror and more a sci-fi thriller, Volition tells the story of James, who sees his mother die in a car crash in a vision […]

24th Feb2021

‘Butchers’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville, Anne-Carolyne Binette, James Hicks, Nick Allan, Blake Canning, Samantha De Benedet, Jonathan Largy, Frederik Storm | Written by Adrian Langley, Daniel Weissenberger | Directed by Adrian Langley I remember seeing Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the middle of the 90s, almost two decades after it was […]

18th Feb2021

‘The Sinners’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

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 What do attractive teens get up to in 2020? They vape […]

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 […]

16th Feb2021

‘Human Hibachi’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Elizabeth Gaynor, Sopheaktra Theng, Carmine Giordano, Carley Harper, Greg Paul, Wataru Nishida, Andrew Hunsicker, Zachary Pun Chung | Written and Directed by Mario Cerrito III Opening in a police station, where Katie Williams mother (Anne Buckwheat) sits waiting for news of her daughter, Human Hibachi posits – through the detective working the case – […]

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15th Feb2021

‘Max Winslow and the House of Secrets’ VOD Review

by Dom Hastings

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, Sydne Mikelle, Tanner Buchanan, Jason Genao, Emery Kelly, Jade Chynoweth, Tyler Christopher, Anton Starkman, Chuck Meré, Juli Tapken, Candice Michele Barley | Written by Jeff Wild | Directed by Sean Olson “As soon as we get to this place, we’re enemies.” Imagine a family film with vague likenesses to both ​Willy […]

10th Feb2021

‘Sator’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Michael Daniel, Rachel Johnson, Aurora Lowe, Gabe Nicholson, June Peterson, Wendy Taylor | Written and Directed by Jordan Graham In very basic terms, Sator could be described as either a ‘cabin in the woods’-style horror movie or even a ghost story but both of these short sub genre descriptions would be pretty far off […]

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09th Feb2021

‘PVT Chat’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Nikki Belfiglio, Atticus Cain, Buddy Duress, Julia Fox, Kevin Moccia, Keith Poulson, Peter Vack, David White | Written and Directed by Ben Hozie Ben Hozie (Annunciation, The Lion’s Den) writes and directs PVT Chat, a psycho-erotic drama about a New York City based online gambler named Jack (Peter Vack) who begins an obsession with […]

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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

‘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

‘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

‘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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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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19th Jan2021

‘Paradise Z’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Milena Gorum, Alice Tantayanon, Brian Migliore, Michael S. New, Lee Mason, Damian Mavis | Written by Wych Kaosayananda, Steve Poirier | Directed by Wych Kaosayananda Writer/director Wych Kaosayananda (Tekken 2, Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever) has been somewhat of a busy bee recently with not one but THREE films released in the span of six […]

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14th Jan2021

‘Happy Face’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: E.R. Ruiz, Cindy Nicholsen, David Roche, Dawn Shaw, Robin L’Houmeau, Debbie Lynch-White, Dean Perseo, Noémie Kocher | Written by Joelle Bourjolly, Alexandre Franchi | Directed by Alexandre Franchi Happy Face is a very different kind of film. Beginning as a personal concept and going on to an Indiegogo campaign, using crowdfunding as a way […]

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30th Dec2020

‘Alone’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Jules Willcox, Marc Menchaca, Anthony Heald, Jonathan Rosenthal | Written by Mattias Olsson | Directed by John Hyams It’s been some time since I saw a thriller like Alone – one that was actually as thrilling as it promised. Alone delivers on every single level. It is tense, oh my god, it’s tense. It […]

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24th Dec2020

‘Let It Snow’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Ivanna Sakhno, Alex Hafner, Tinatin Dalakishvili | Written by Stanislav Kapralov, Omri Rose | Directed by Stanislav Kapralov Mia and Max are young couple who love nothing more than snowboarding. Max has brought Mia to a resort that has an infamous slope with the intentions of proposing to his love. Upon arriving they are […]

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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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18th Dec2020

‘Summerland’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lucas Bond, Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtenay, Toby Osmond, Dixie Egerickx | Written and Directed by Jessica Swale Ever since the super low budget and criminally underrated Disappearance of Alice Creed (if you have not seen it check it out), I have been a big fan of Gemma Arterton; she is […]

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18th Dec2020

‘Let’s Scare Julie’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Isabel May, Odessa A’zion, Brooke Sorenson, Jessica Sarah Flaum, Dakota Baccelli, Blake Robbins | Written and Directed by Jud Cremata Okay, so the whole “one take” style of movie making is becoming quite the gimmick. Rarely is it done to perfection and more often than not it really hinders the creative […]

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16th Dec2020

‘Welcome to Sudden Death’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Jai White, Michael Eklund, Sabryn Rock, Nakai Takawira, Lyric Justice, Sagine Sémajuste, Gary Owen, Anthony Grant, Kristen Harris, Marrese Crump | Written by Dallas Jackson, Gene Quintano | Directed by Dallas Jackson It started last year, with the release of Benchwarmers 2… Which is when I speculated that Universal’s DTV arm Universal 1440 […]

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