Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Film Review: BUS PARTY TO HELL (2017)


BUS PARTY TO HELL ** USA 2017 Dir: Rolfe Kanefsky 81 mins

Prolific writer-director Rolfe Kanefsky has been making spoofy horror movies for over 25 years, starting with THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE, and here’s one dedicated to the late low-budget genre filmmaker Ted V Mikels.

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER SET TO MAKE UK DVD DEBUT


ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH TO ENTER THE BUNKER?

Making its UK DVD debut courtesy of Second Sight Films this July is the critically acclaimed, terrifying new psychological thriller IT LIVES (a.k.a. Twenty Twenty-Four).

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Film Review: WITHIN THE DARKNESS (2016)


WITHIN THE DARKNESS * USA 2016 Dir: Jonathan Zuck 84 mins

For all those who haven’t yet had enough of no-budget horror movies based around a phoney paranormal TV show…here’s another one, complete with obnoxious characters wandering around darkened rooms shouting “What the fuck was that?”

JASON CLARKE STARS IN KENNEDY POLITICAL THRILLER 'THE SENATOR'


Jason Clarke leads the political thriller THE SENATOR which tells the story of Ted Kennedy's darkest hour.

SMALL TOWN MONSTERS CHASE 'THE BRAY ROAD BEAST'


In the early 1990's a rural Wisconsin community called Elkhorn was at the center of a series of real-life werewolf sightings. As local reporter, Linda Godfrey, began her investigations into the "Beast of Bray Road", other reports from around the country, and soon, the world, began flooding in. For the subsequent three decades, the Beast of Bray Road has been the most infamous Wisconsin resident.

Monday, 18 June 2018

FORMER 'DOCTOR WHO' CLASHES WITH 'MISFIT' STAR IN NEW THRILLER


Two of Britain’s best actors go head to head in this knockout thriller from the man behind the monster box office hits INDEPENDENCE DAY and GEOSTORM.

Film Review: MASSACRE IN DINOSAUR VALLEY (a.k.a. Cannibal Ferox 2) (1985)


MASSACRE IN DINOSAUR VALLEY (a.k.a. Cannibal Ferox 2) **** Italy / Brazil 1985 Dir: Michele Massimo Tarantini 88 mins 


A belated but engaging addition to the Lenzi-led jungle exploitation sub-genre. A mismatched ensemble set off for the famous “valley of the dionosaurs” - led by bone-hunting American adventurer Michael Sopkiw, an arrogant, somewhat bumbling womaniser in the Bruce Campbell mould who’s as cool as anyone called “Kevin” can possibly be.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Film Review: A QUIET PLACE (2018)


A QUIET PLACE ***** USA 2018 Dir: John Krasinski 90 mins

Fully deserving of the almost universal critical acclaim and huge box office that greeted its Spring 2018 theatrical release, actor / director John Krasinski’s apocalyptic monster movie is a masterclass in sustained intensity.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

TEN OF THE GREATEST ZOMBIES OF ALL TIME.....SO FAR


Zombie movies are my favourite thing ever. Out of all the genres in horror, zombie movies appeal to me for various reasons. A lot of it, I guess, is to do with seeing how people cope with their life, as they know it, crashing down around them. No power, no technology, no control with the added inclusion of hordes of infected or reanimated corpses infesting the built up areas devouring as they go. Helplessly watching your friends and family either commit suicide or turn..... wondering when you will be next.

Book Review: JESS FRANCO: THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS FILMMAKER by Kristofer Todd Upjohn


Book Review: JESS FRANCO: THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS FILMMAKER by Kristofer Todd Upjohn


What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone says to you Jess Franco's name? Is it his vast catalogue of movies that go well over the 100 mark.

Friday, 15 June 2018

UNLOCK A FAMILY SECRET IN PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER 'INHERITANCE'


















Portola pictures have announced the release of Tyler Savage's feature film debut the psychological thriller INHERITANCE.

Film Review: THE GREASY STRANGLER (2016)


THE GREASY STRANGLER **** USA 2016 Dir: Jim Hosking 93 mins


Evidently influenced by the collective works of John Waters, Herschell Gordon Lewis and Troma, Jim Hosking follows his engagingly perverse “G Is For Grandad” from THE ABCS OF DEATH 2 with a feature debut rich with peculiar charm, wit and surrealistic non-sequiturs.

Film Review: HELL'S KITTY (2018)


HELL’S KITTY * USA 2018 Dir: Nicholas Tana 98 mins


Writer-director Nicholas Tana adapts his horror-comedy web series of the same name into a painfully overlong, episodic feature.

GET YOUR COLOURS OUT, 'THE BEAUTY OF HORROR' RETURNS


Just when you thought it was safe to pack your colours away, creator Alan Robert returns with The Beauty of Horror: Ultimate Nightmare, Deluxe Coloring Set.

Get your claws around twelve oversized illustrations that you can colour and frame from the bestselling horror series.

Film Review: DEAD LIST (2018)


DEAD LIST *** USA 2018 Dir: Holden Andrews, Ivan Asen, Victor Mathieu 80 mins

A cleverly written horror anthology built around the engaging framing device of a wannabe young actor – competing for a role in a Scorcese picture – using the dark magic of an ancient book to wipe out his rivals.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Film Review: CARTEL 2045 (a.k.a. Juarez 2045) (2017)


CARTEL 2045 (a.k.a. Juarez 2045) ** USA 2017 Dir: Chris Le 90 mins

As a small child I often wondered, as many of you probably did too, what things would be like in the future. Would it be like BLADERUNNER with the highly advanced technology and cool flying vehicles or would it be more like DEMOLITION MAN with its apparently peaceful society and beeping swearboxes?

JIM CARREY STARS IN NOIR-THRILLER 'DARK CRIMES'























Jim Carrey commands the screen in this exciting new direction for the iconic actor, bringing to life a broken and well-weathered detective desperate to fan the last passionate ember that remains before his self-destruction. Carrey more than holds his own even opposite the equally powerful Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac Vol. I, Antichrist) and Marton Csokas (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), whose own stand-out performance conjures a charismatic, yet tormenting antagonist who is as unpredictable as the twisted story.

'THE CHANGELING' HEADING TO U.K. BLU-RAY


Cited as a huge influence by renowned film-makers including Martin Scorsese and Alejandro Amenabar and lauded by horror aficionados and audiences alike, THE CHANGELING is one of the most chilling horrors of all time and now it arrives in a brand new restored version for the first time on Blu-ray, featuring stunning newly commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

'XTRO' COMES TO U.K. BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER


Part E.T., part ALIEN, British horror classic XTRO is one of the strangest, most shocking exploitation flicks to land on earth during the video nasty heyday.

CAUTIONARY COMICS UNLEASH A TRIBE OF WARRIOR WOMEN


RAVAGE - KILL ALL MEN! is a new comic from Cautionary Comics for Mature Readers. It's about two army veterans who crash in a mystical jungle populated by a lost tribe of Warrior Women that Hunt, Mate, and Kill All Men!