Saturday, 24 February 2018

Film Review: INVASION ON CHESTNUT RIDGE (2017)


INVASION ON CHESTNUT RIDGE *** U.S.A. 2017 Dir: Seth Breedlove 60 mins

We as humans will always be curious of the unknown but what if the unknown happened right on your doorstep or to you. The production team known as Small Town Monsters are back with another documentary, and this time they come across various stories. Using key witness accounts, documented cases and investigators stories they tell the story of the strange occurrences at Chestnut Ridge, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Film Review: GHOSTHOUSE (1988)


GHOSTHOUSE *** Italy 1988 Dir: Umberto Lenzi. 89 mins


In the dying days of the Italian horror scene, Lenzi made this heavy-handed stew of haunted house clichés in America with U.S. actors and a slew of dialogue references to contemporary icons (Simon LeBon, Kim Basinger, Kelly Le Brock). Set to a persistent Goblin-soundalike electronic score, it opens well : in 1960’s Boston, birthday girl Henrietta (accompanied by an evil POLTERGEIST-style clown) kills her cat with scissors before her Dad cops an axe in the bonce and Mom receives a face full of glass courtesy of an exploding mirror (a signature Italian horror close-up lingers lovingly over a shard embedded in her eye).

Book Review: THE X-FILES VOLUME 4 : RESISTANCE


Book Review: THE X-FILES VOLUME 4 : RESISTANCE

The X-Files may have disappeared from our screens for a few years before returning with 2 event series that didn't disappoint, but the series has lived on through novels, comics and graphic novels. Having been a lifelong fan of The X-Files it was only natural that when news of a new graphic novel was coming out from IDW Publishing, that I would have to get my eager hands on it and read it. Which brings us to this new graphic novel The X-Files: Resistance, which continues the government conspiracy story which has made the tv series such a cult show.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

EUROPEAN PREMIERE SHOWING AT GLASGOW FRIGHTFEST


The annual Glasgow Frightfest event is coming up soon and one of the films showing at the festival will have its European premiere.

Film Review: THE BONE GARDEN (2014)


THE BONE GARDEN ** U.S.A. 2014 Dir: Mike Gutridge 87 mins

Most people strive for the perfect life and none more so then Alice Hardy, a housewife to a University professor who spends more time giving extra lessons to his students then spending time with his wife. Living near a lake Alice spends most of her days walking her dog Jason and taking care of her cornfield. When the new neighbours move in though the quite surroundings become a crime scene of missing students and floating bodies. Along with her friend Laurie they will try to solve the mystery of who the killer is before they become the targets themselves.

Film Review: QUEEN OF SPADES: THE DARK RITE (2015)


QUEEN OF SPADES: THE DARK RITE ** Russia 2015 Dir: Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy 92 mins

Set against an evocative backdrop of wintry landscapes and imposing tower blocks, this Russian chiller is well acted and refreshingly focuses on a flawed adult male hero rather than the usual interchangeable Gap model teenagers. Its plot and scares, however, are entirely borrowed from the all too familiar mainstream American horror model established by the “Bloody Mary” urban legend, Bernard Rose’s CANDYMAN and decades of goofier fare like DARKNESS FALLS.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Film Review: BAD APPLES (2018)


BAD APPLES ** USA 2018 Dir: Brian Coyne 84 mins

After an unpleasant prologue in which a heavily pregnant woman is repeatedly stabbed by a home-invader, this Halloween-set variant on THE STRANGERS centres around an L.A. couple (Brea Grant, Graham Skipper). They move into a Rockwellian neighbourhood and are immediately warned by an eccentric neighbour of the local ‘Bad Apple’ – a persecuted sex offender. Their biggest problem, however, turns out to be a couple of creepy strangers in Halloween masks who take sadistic pleasure in staging fatal trick or treat visits around town.

Monday, 19 February 2018

2017: THE YEAR IN HORROR by Steven West


If you had a particularly potent sneeze, or just blink an awful lot, then congratulations are in order: you probably missed 2017. A terrifying, putrid shit-fest created especially for those who didn’t think 2016 was sufficiently depressing. Twelve months best summarised by the recurring lament of “Now what the fuck has happened?” If you grew up in the 1980’s eternally traumatised via exposure to the BBC’s THREADS but took some comfort in the fact that it didn’t seem likely to ever become a reality, 2017 delightfully shat on the comfort blanket and presented the most unstable and demented leader in the world threatening Nuclear War on a regular basis. Simultaneously, his slightly less frightening equivalent in North Korea did the same thing.

Film Review: THE LAST WITCH (2015)


THE LAST WITCH * Spain 2015 Dir: Carlos Almon Munoz. 94 mins

The one and only entertaining moment of THE LAST WITCH arrives in the first few seconds: an opening credit boasting the legend “An Original Idea of Carlos Almon Munoz”. This “original idea” turns out to be the groan-inducing story of three friends who, desperate to be famous video bloggers, set out to locate the home of an infamous witch who confessed to terrible crimes 400 years ago in Tarrasa, Spain before vanishing without a trace.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Film Review: I DARED YOU! TRUTH OR DARE PART 5 (2018)


I DARED YOU! TRUTH OR DARE PART 5 *** U.S.A. 2018 Dir: Tim Ritter, Scott Tepperman 88 mins

I shall state right from the beginning that I have never seen the first four movies in this franchise, so this review is solely based on this movie and what knowledge I have of the previous movies. Right thats the disclaimer out of the way onto the movie review. Tim Ritter returns to the series he started all the way back in 1986 with the first film TRUTH OR DARE?: A CRITICAL MADNESS, but this time he is joined by Scott Tepperman on directorial duties too. Both appear in the movie as well as actors but Tepperman has the starring role as Daxton Hackman a mental patient who is out to get revenge on Detective Dan Hess.

Friday, 16 February 2018

SCI-THRILLER COMING SOON FROM 'DEAD GENESIS' DIRECTOR


From writer-director Reese Eveneshen, director of DEAD GENESIS, and genre specialist Uncork’d Entertainment comes the highly-anticipated DEFECTIVE, premiering on VOD 13th February.

The film was directed by Reese Eveneshen and stars Colin Paradine, Raven Cousens, and Ashley Armstrong.

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"WHAT'S IN THE BOX?" FRIGHT CRATE JANUARY 2018


It is time for a new horror unboxing and this time you can watch Witchfinder reveal the contents of the latest Fright Crate.


SUBSCRIBE to the Youtube Channel and let us know if there is any items in this box that you like or dislike etc.


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Film Review: THE HOLLY KANE EXPERIMENT (2017)


THE HOLLY KANE EXPERIMENT *** U.K. 2017 Dir: Tom Sands 103 mins

Workaholic Psychologist, Holly Kane, has been working on a technique that can control pain and anxiety in the subconscious mind by use of subliminal messages whilst immersed in a meditative state. She is offered the chance to submerge herself into the development of her technique by an older man, Marvin Greenslade,  who is secretly working for the government but makes no secret about his feelings towards Holly.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Film Review: SACRILEGE (2017)


SACRILEGE ** U.S.A. 2017 Dir: Paul Catalanotto 96 mins

Possession horror movies can be really good or really bad, SACRILEGE fits somewhere in the middle of all that. The film sees college student Jessica out to buy her friend a gift but strapped for cash and unsure what to buy she ends up at a yard sale. Looking for all the good son display she eventually decides to buy a music box for $5, a bargain some may say. When she gives it to her friend things take a turn for the worse, as it feeds off her life and eventually she kills herself.

A RECURRING DEATH WILL HAPPEN ON 'THE CAMPUS'


Gas Money Pictures is the studio behind the horror thriller THE CAMPUS. Starring Rachel Amanda Bryant, this film involves Morgan’s greed, a curse and reliving death over and over again.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

BEWARE THE 'CURSE OF THE WITCH'S DOLL'


Get back in your box Annabelle there’s a new demonic doll in town.

High Octane Pictures have released Lawrence Fowler's CURSE OF THE WITCH'S DOLL
this February.

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'HOUSE SHARK' MAKES A BIG SPLASH ON INDIEGOGO


Just when you thought it was safe to go home, SRS Cinema is excited to launch their latest opus, the shark in a house movie titled HOUSE SHARK.

The limited edition media, on Blu-ray, DVD, VHS, and Digital Download, are up now for presales, with plans for copies to start shipping early April. A wide release is planned for the summer.

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EMIR SKALONJA'S APOCALYPSE MOVIE 'SAVAGE' COMES TO BLU-RAY


SRS cinema are bringing Emir Skalonja's brutal cannibal take on the apocalypse SAVAGE
to Blu-ray.

Emir Skalonja’s stark cannibals in the apocalypse gore flick SAVAGE is unflinching in it’s take on survival in a brutal new world.

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Thursday, 8 February 2018