Film Review: SKYQUAKE (2015)

SKYQUAKE **** Canada 2015 Dir: Sandy Robson. 79 mins Despite the clichéd “based on true events” tagline at the start, this is an effectively stripped-down mind-fuck chiller from actor / writer / director / editor Sandy Robson. He plays a paranoid, multi-phobic, bulimic loner in an isolated location who suffers recurring nightmares, hears voices telling … Continue reading “Film Review: SKYQUAKE (2015)”

ARROW SET TO RELEASE THREE NEW BOOKS

Following the success of their lavish debut book last year, Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion, at the end of July Arrow Books are releasing three brand new film books: Asian cinema expert Tom Mes explores the extraordinary world of the queen of Japanese action cinema in Unchained Melody: The Films Of Meiko Kaji With … Continue reading “ARROW SET TO RELEASE THREE NEW BOOKS”

Film Review: INFLICTION (2014)

INFLICTION * USA 2014 Dir: Jack Thomas Smith. 105 mins In North Carolina, two brothers (Jason Mac, Elliott Armstrong) use multiple cameras to document their killing spree: beginning with a prominent judge, they target respected citizens they consider complicit in their own past suffering.  Writer-director Jack Thomas Smith’s film strives to be a downbeat, realistic … Continue reading “Film Review: INFLICTION (2014)”

Film Review: DISORDER (2006)

DISORDER *** USA 2006 Dir: Jack Thomas Smith. 103 mins Writer-director Jack Thomas Smith’s feature debut features Darren Kendrick as a short order cook readjusting to society after incarceration for a double-murder he claimed was committed by a masked, hooded assailant. His psychological recovery is hampered when a young, vengeful couple break into his house, … Continue reading “Film Review: DISORDER (2006)”

THE OWLMAN RETURNS IN ‘THE BLACK GLOVES’

Director Lawrie Brewster and writer Sarah Daly are back with Gothic noir THE BLACK GLOVES, a 1940s-set chiller featuring the Owlman, the iconic villain and viral sensation from their acclaimed debut feature LORD OF TEARS (review here). THE BLACK GLOVES tells the story of a psychologist obsessed with the disappearance of his young patient, and the … Continue reading “THE OWLMAN RETURNS IN ‘THE BLACK GLOVES’”