Author: Tony Newton

DARKNESS IN TENEMENT 45 *** USA 2020 Dir: Nicole Groton. 95 mins Synopsis: A biological threat from the Soviet Union leaves a New York City tenement boarded up with the tenants inside. Sixteen-year-old Joanna has been living with her overbearing Aunt Martha in a low-income NYC tenement building ever since a violent outburst left her fighting a feeling she can only describe as the “darkness.” Little did she know that weeks after moving in, a biological threat from the Soviet Union would leave the building boarded up and the tenants locked inside. It’s been one month since they were first…

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REVENGE RIDE **** USA 2020 Dir: Melanie Aitkenhead. 73 mins An all girl motorcycle gang are out for revenge! The film starts with shots of female bikers heading down the highway at night inter-cut with flashbacks. We see Maggie (Serinda Swan) with what we assume is being victim to a planned date rape at a drive in theatre. We cut to  Maggie as a tough and ruthless member of an all-female biker gang the Dark Moon who is led by the merciless Trigga (Pollyanna McIntosh. When Maggie finds out that her cousin (Vanessa Dubasso) is drugged  and raped at a…

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DARKER THAN AMBER *** UK 1970 Dir: Robert Clouse. 96 mins Professional beach bum and ‘knight errant’ Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Caribbean cruise to bring the killer to justice. This is a cult 1970’s dramatic thriller starring Rod Taylor not only is Taylor a fantastic actor but he was the lead in one of my favourite films of all time The Time Machine and famously starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. The film also stars Suzy Kendall and screen legend Jane Russell in one of…

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NO WAY OUT *** U.S.A. 2020 Dir: Joe Hamilton. 81 mins Two couples go on a camping trip after a long drive they they arrive at their dream holiday destination, a log cabin for the perfect weekend break. They soon discover they are not alone in the desolate woods as a psycho killer wearing a gas mask starts to kill off the members of the group one by one. No Way Out is directed by Joe Hamilton, Chris Levine who also stars in the film produced and wrote the screenplay for the production, the film also stars Jennifer Karraz, Christopher…

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10/31: A HALLOWEEN HORROR ANTHOLOGY ***** U.S.A. 2017 Dir: Justin M. Seaman, Zane Hershberger, John William Holt, Brett DeJager, Rocky Gray. 93 mins An American anthology horror film consisting of five Halloween-themed short stories directed by Justin M. Seaman, Zane Hershberger, John William Holt, Brett DeJager, Rocky Gray, also produced and scored by Rocky Gray. The whole film has an awesome wraparound, which is directed by Hunter Johnson and hosted by the awesome screen captivating Malvolia: The Queen of Screams. This works so well, and not only is it awesome to have a horror host in an Elvira style, but…

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