22nd May2020

‘Edge of Extinction’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Luke Hobson, Georgie Smibert, Chris Kaye, Bryn Hodgen, Nicholas Chambers, Susan Lee Burton, Neil Summerville, Richard Summers-Calvert, Rudy Barrow, Eve Kathryn Oliver | Written and Directed by Andrew Gilbert Filmed in a suitably grim and grey aesthetic, Edge of Extinction is set 15 years after a global apocalypse, with mankind is on the verge […]

21st May2020

‘The Final Wish’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Michael Welch, Lin Shaye, Tony Todd, Melissa Bolona, Spenser Locke, Kaiwi Lyman, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Jean Elie, Christopher Murray, Douglas Tait, Larry Poole | Written by Jeffrey Reddick, William Halfon, Jonathan Doyle | Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. Pretty much my whole reason for giving The Final Wish a watch was because Lin Shaye stars […]

20th May2020

‘Assassin 33 A.D.’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Donny Boaz, Morgan Roberts, Isla Levine, Lamar Usher, Gerardo Davila, Jason Castro, Heidi Montag | Written and Directed by Jim Carroll Written and directed by Jim Carroll, Assassin 33 A.D. takes the basic tenets of the faith film genre (i.e. Christian values) and shoves them into a schlocky, overly violent time travel plot. The […]

20th May2020

‘Proximity’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Ryan Masson, Highdee Kuan, Christian Prentice, Shaw Jones, Don Scribner, Anthony Bradford, Joseph Buttler, Ian Coleman, Kylie Contreary, Max Cutler, Randy Davison | Written by Eric Demeusy, Jason Mitcheltree | Directed by Eric Demeusy Sci-fi is not a genre I watch as much as I probably should because some of my favourite ever movies […]

19th May2020

‘Scoob!’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Features the voices of: Will Forte, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan, Frank Welker | Written by Matt Lieberman, Adam Sztykiel, Jack Donaldson, Derek Elliott | Directed by Tony Cervone Since childhood, Shaggy Rogers, Fred Jones, Velma Dinkley, and Daphne Blake have been solving mysteries […]

19th May2020

‘The Wretched’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: John-Paul Howard, Kevin Bigley, Gabriela Quezada Bloomgarden, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones, Azie Tesfai, Zarah Mahler, Richard Ellis, Blane Crockarell, Judah Abner Paul, Ja’layah Washington, Amy Waller | Written and Directed by Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce A film by the brothers Pierce (Bret and Drew), The Wretched is a horror flick about a teenage […]

18th May2020

‘Killer Instinct’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Patrick, Amanda Crew, Kim Delaney, Hayley Marie Norman, Johnny Pemberton, Nancy Linehan Charles, Ray Wise, AnnaLynne McCord | Written and Directed by Richard Bates Jr. The latest genre opus from Richard Bates Jr., whose previous work includes Excision, Trash Fire and Suburban Gothic, Killer Instinct (formerly known as Tone-Deaf) tells the story of […]

18th May2020

‘Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Dani Calabresa, Léo Lins, Danilo Gentili, Murilo Couto | Written by Fabrício Bittar, Andre Catarinacho, Danilo Gentili | Directed by Fabrício Bittar Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary is a Brazilian export from Fabrício Bittar (Como se Tornar o Pior Aluno da Escola) who also writes along with Andre Catarinacho and Danilo Gentili. It’s a […]

13th May2020

‘The Shed’ VOD Review (Signature Entertainment)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Frank Whaley, Timothy Bottoms, Siobhan Fallon, Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen | Written and Directed by Frank Sabatella As an orphan living with his abusive grandfather, life sucks for Stan (Jay Jay Warren). But he’s got it better than his best friend Donmer who regularly needs defending against the school bullies. When […]

12th May2020

‘For Jennifer’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dominique Swain, Felissa Rose, Lanett Tachel, Rich Finley, Madeleine Wade, Frankie Cullen, Meghan Deanna Smith, Gregory Blair, Jennifer Nangle, Tiffani Fest, Rachel Hardisty, Martin Harris, Monika Ekiert, Jody Barton, Danielle Taddei, Audriena Comeaux | Written and Directed by Jody Barton The “…Jennifer” films are a series of strange beasts. The first, To Jennifer, was […]

11th May2020

‘Valley Girl (2020)’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jessica Rothe, Josh Whitehouse, Chloe Bennet, Peyton List, Jessie Ennis, Mae Whitman, Mario Revolori, Rob Huebel, Judy Greer | Written by Amy Talkington | Directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg 1983’s Valley Girl was one of a myriad of teen movies that decade that mixed wish-fulfilment and star-crossed lovers to riff on the old Romeo […]

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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05th May2020

‘Bit’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Char Diaz, Diana Hopper, Friday Chamberlain, Greg Hill, James Paxton, M.C. Gainey, Nicole Maines, Zolee Griggs | Written and Directed by Brad Michael Elmore Possibly the most generic, unexciting name for a vampire movie, I didn’t have high hopes for Bit. But it has so much good going for it that I can definitely […]

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04th May2020

‘The House of Violent Desire’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kate Davies-Speak, Barrington De La Roche, Daniel McKee, Yasmin Ryan, Esme Sears, Joe Street, Carl Andersson, Rowena Bentley, Peter Cosgrove | Written and Directed by Charlie Steeds I’ve been a fan, nay HUGE fan, of writer/director Charlie Steeds since I first saw his 2017 British-made pastiche of Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Escape […]

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01st May2020

‘Antrum’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Nicole Tompkins, Rowan Smyth, Dan Istrate, Circus-Szalewski, Shu Sakimoto, Kristel Elling, Lucy Rayner, Pierluca Arancio, A.J. Bond, Nathan Fleet, Brock Fricker, Assen Gadjalov | Written and Directed by David Amito, Michael Laicini When you call your movie ’the deadliest film ever made’ you’re either brave, or stupid. Or I guess extremely confident in what […]

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29th Apr2020

‘LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sean Astin, Troy Baker, Nolan North, Grey Griffin, Christina Milizia, James Arnold Taylor, Imari Williams, Fred Tatasciore, Ralph Garman, Zach Callison, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Hale, Tom Kenny, Jonny Rees, Erica Lindbeck, Josh Keaton | Written by Jeremy Adams | Directed by Matt Peters Running for almost as long as the DC traditional animated […]

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29th Apr2020

‘The Insurrection’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Pare, Wilma Elles, Rebecca Tarabocchia, Joseph Camilleri, Jeanine Harrington, Malorie Glavan, Keely Dervin, John Scuderi, Mike Davis, Tony Jackson, John Ozuna, Woody Clendenen, Dan Scoville, Randy Voris, Aaron Harvey, Bernie Kelly, Danner Boyd, Mike Cendejas, Eric David Tippett, Rebecca Teresia, Angelina Karo | Written and Directed by Rene Perez The Insurrection tells the […]

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23rd Apr2020

‘She Never Died’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Olunike Adeliyi, Peter MacNeill, Noah Danby, Michelle Nolden, Kiana Madeira, Lawrence Gowan | Written by Jason Krawczyk | Directed by Audrey Cummings [NOTE: With the film quietly slipping on to VOD in the UK, US and Canada this week, he’s a reposting of our review of She Never Died from its festival screening last […]

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21st Apr2020

‘1BR’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicole Brydon Bloom, Giles Matthey, Taylor Nichols, Alan Blumenfeld, Celeste Sully, Susan Davis, Clayton Hoff, Earnestine Phillips, Naomi Grossman | Written and Directed by David Marmor After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises […]

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14th Apr2020

‘Sea Fever’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Connie Nielsen, Hermione Corfield, Dougray Scott, Olwen Fouéré, Jack Hickey, Ardalan Esmaili, Dag Malmberg, Elie Bouakaze | Written and Directed by Neasa Hardiman There’s not actually a whole lot of horror movies based on a boat at sea for nearly its entire length. Obviously you have things like Jaws or this years Underwater but […]

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10th Apr2020

‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Features the voices of: Joel McHale, Jennifer Carpenter, Jordan Rodrigues, Patrick Seitz, Steve Blum, Artt Butler, Darin De Paul, Robin Atkin Downes, David B. Mitchell, Ike Amadi, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin, Fred Tatasciore | Written by Jeremy Adams | Directed by Ethan Spaulding Based on the almost 30-year old video game franchise, Mortal Kombat […]

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10th Apr2020

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Lee Majdoub, Neal McDonough, Tom Butler, Frank C. Turner | Written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller | Directed by Jeff Fowler Things didn’t exactly get off to a flying start with the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. When the initial trailer was released, fans […]

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