Saturday, 11 May 2019

Film Review: SOLDIER OF WAR (a.k.a. Aux) (2018)


SOLDIER OF WAR (a.k.a. Aux) *** UK 2018 Dir: John Adams 83 mins

Two teenage lads are messing about in the Forrest shooting rabbits when they discover a WWll underground bunker. As they are exploring the bunker they awake the undead corpse of a former Auxiliary soldier who then goes on a killing spree believing that the Nazis have landed and are invading. Police detectives are baffled and increasingly alarmed about the large number of gruesomely murdered police officers and civilians turning up and believe it to be the work of a deranged serial killer. After a series of odd tales from witnesses and the ramblings of an elderly soldier, as the bodies mount up they start to believe the rumours that the culprit may not be entirely human anymore.

UNCORK'D ENTERTAINMENT RELEASING SCI-FI THRILLER 'SILENCIO'


THE POWER TO TURN BACK TIME IS A POWER WORTH KILLING FOR.

From visionary filmmaker Lorena Villarreal comes SILENCIO, “a very deep and introspective film” (Cryptic Rock), coming home this May.

John Noble (Fringe, Elementary), Rupert Graves (Sherlock, The Madness of King George) and Melina Matthews (Mama) star in “a mystery thriller that will keep you pondering the questions for days” (Ready Steady Cut).

WILD EYE RELEASING SET TO RELEASE FEMALE DIRECTED SLASHER MOVIE


This May, take a wrong turn to hell.

Luciana Faulhaber’s unique, female-directed twist on horror films DON'T LOOK releases on VOD and DVD this May from Wild Eye Releasing.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Film Review: THE DEVIL'S HONEY (1986)


THE DEVIL’S HONEY *** Italy / Spain 1986 Dir: Lucio Fulci. 82 mins

Although consistent with its filmmaker’s career-long diversions into different genres and fads, Fulci’s contribution to the post-BODY HEAT erotic thriller cycle (in the same year as 9 ½ WEEKS) was considered a left-field choice after carving out a splatter niche in the early 80’s. A silly but fun soft-core soap opera with a sadomasochistic streak, it deserves a place in cinema history if only for the classic line “My name is fear. But you can call me Jessica”.

Film Review: DEAD CELEBRITIES (2018) (Short Film)


DEAD CELEBRITIES **** UK 2018 Dir: Michael Fausti. 11 mins

Writer-director-star Michael Fausti follows up impressive earlier shorts Z.A.F. and THE INGRESS TAPES with this broadly played, witty deconstruction of our culture’s fascination with celebrity deaths and the distorted facts employed to embellish our entertainment value of said fatalities.

SEVERIN FILMS RELEASING HIGHLY ANTICIPATED HORROR 'SAINT BERNARD'


Warwick Davis (LEPRECHAUN) features in the hallucinatory new horror epic SAINT BERNARD, releasing this May!

From legendary FX Master Gabe Bartalos (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2Darkman) comes a film described as:

Film Review: ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1999)


ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS MEET FRANKENSTEIN *** USA 1999 Dir: Kathi Castillo 78 mins

Surprisingly (to some) the chipmunks have been around since the late 1950s when Ross Bagdasarian Sr. created a chipmunks novelty record, and from that was born a billion dollar franchise. In the 1960's the chipmunks got a TV series called The Alvin Show, but it was arguably the 1980's to early 1990's animated show Alvin and the Chipmunks that really captured the imagination of children. After the success of the live-action CGI theatrical movies the chipmunks returned to the small screen in ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks. Before these new movies though was one of a few direct to video movies, one which was ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS MEET FRANKENSTEIN.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

RYAN GOSLING GETS BEHIND THE WHEEL FOR SPECIAL EDITION RELEASE OF 'DRIVE'


Fasten your seatbelts – the critically acclaimed and ultra-stylish noir thriller DRIVE is back in the fast lane.

For the first time ever experience the film with both the original soundtrack and the alternative BBC Radio 1 version, curated by Zane Lowe and featuring artists including The 1975, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Foals and CHVRCHES, plus a host of additional bonus material.

Film Review: FLY TRAP (2015)


FLY TRAP *** U.S.A. 2015 Dir: Stephen David Brooks 81 mins    

This Thriller/Sci Fi/Dark Comedy is a gem of a movie! Since it hit the festivals it has won and been nominated for various awards and, it would seem rightly so. It is low budget and contains only the slightest hint of SPFX for it is not about action scenes or brutal murder but more psychological, feeding on paranoia, sense of reality and, to an extent, Stockholm syndrome. James Pond (Jeremy Crutchley) is an English Astronomer who is on his way to start his new job at UCLA. His car breaks down outside a small, quaint, seemingly normal suburban house. Knocking on the door he is greeted by Mary Ann (Ina-Alice Kopp) who invites him in to use the phone but all is not as it seems.

Film Review: TOOTH FAIRY (2019)


TOOTH FAIRY ** UK 2019 Dir: Louisa Warren 86 mins

A family is plagued by a curse which sees them being hunted by the Tooth Fairy. Not quite the happy jolly sprite that replaces your lost teeth with a shiny coin, no this one will take on a different form to trick you and then proceed to rip out your teeth in a rather unceremonious barbaric fashion usually killing you in the process.