DVD Review: Starry Eyes

How far would you go – and what would you do - to become a star? Sleep with a producer? Kill your friends? Not just metaphorically, but maybe literally, sell your soul to the devil? That is the intriguing central premise of co-directors Kevin Kolsch...

DVD Review: Clown

Thanks to the recent Ross Noble pile of poo that was Stitches, news of another clown-infused slice of horror cinema filled me with more dread than excitement. But this effort, directed by Jon Watts and given the ‘Eli Roth presents…’ stamp, promised...

DVD Review: Extraterrestrial

Having planned to spend a quiet, romantic weekend at her divorced parents' cabin in the woods, April (Brittany Allen) is less than impressed when boyfriend Kyle (Freddie Stroma) invites douchebag best bud Seth (Jesse Moss) and disposable gal pals Mel (Melanie...

Rental Review: Avenged

Let’s be honest here friends – when you receive an online screener via email for a no-budget horror flick concerning a deaf-mute woman possessed by the spirit of a vengeful Apache warrior, you’re not going to be expecting much. In fact, I’ll admit...

DVD Review: Continuum

Continuum really is a strange beast of a film. A science-fiction thriller that actually lacks much in the way of thrills, this is another of those movies where the better prepared you are going in, the more likely you are to enjoy the whole...

DVD Review: Nightcrawler

When I first heard about the film Nightcrawler, I envisioned a movie about a creepy serial killer stalking the streets. And, even though the film is about a loner paparazzo, it is increasingly clear to see I wasn’t far wrong in my initial...

DVD Review: Wolves

In recent years, compelling representations of werewolves in modern cinema have been few and far between, with the depiction of the fearsome lycanthropes as big fluffy cuddly toys in the Twilight series as the complete nadir. David Hayter, known for his...

Blu-Ray Review: The Other

When Hollywood leading man Tom Tryon (I Married A Monster from Outer Space, The Cardinal) realised the roles were drying up, he decided to write a book. That book, The Other, was a gothic psychological horror that took readers deeply and convincingly into the...

DVD Review: Hardware

A mysterious man wearing a wide-brimmed hat and breathing apparatus walks the red hot desert wastes of a post-apocalyptic Earth. He is a Nomad and he finds a metal skull buried in the sand, a few feet away from a cautiously twitching metal hand. The Nomad...

DVD Review: Blackwood

British horror is my go-to genre. When I’m sick of Hollywood’s spatter-fests of blood and guts (and over-amped CGI) I feel I can always rely on low-budget British horror to go back to basics with things that go bump in the night and things not appearing...

DVD Review: Rabid

When it comes to the body-horror sub-genre, there’s nobody quite like David Cronenberg. Whether it be James Woods stuffing a video cassette in his gut in Videodrome, organic gaming devices in eXistenZ or Jeff Goldblum going all gooey in The Fly, the...

DVD Review: Badge Of Honor

By Liam Freeman Wallowing in the seedy underbelly of the police force, Badge Of Honor focuses on two narcotics detectives who wrongfully shoot an unarmed kid in a brutal drugs raid, triggering an intense investigation with an internal affairs...

DVD Review: Throwback

Ever had that feeling where, a good way through a film, you feel that you must, just have to, be missing something? You know what I mean – you’re settled in, watching a film that everybody else has given a hearty thumbs up to, and about an hour in...

DVD Review: Scar Tissue

It’s been twenty years since a heavily armed police SWAT team led by the hard-bitten Snowdon (Shaun Dingwall) brutally ended serial child murderer Edward Jansen’s (Pete Lee-Wilson) reign of terror, tracking him to his subterranean lair and executing him...

DVD Review: Gone Girl

You know the story already. How could you not? You don't? Where have you been living? A cave? Here it is, spoiler free: Guy’s beautiful, perfect wife goes missing on their wedding anniversary. Wife’s diary reveals guy to be a bit of a low-life,...

DVD Review: Atari – Game Over

By Tom Powter It’s astounding how little I know. Despite having a self-professed knowledge of the gaming industry as it stands today, it was criminal of me to think I knew anything about the past. Atari: Game Over tells the story of the lost E.T....

DVD Review: Life After Beth

When his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza) dies after a freak snakebite, the grieving Zach (Dane DeHaan) finds himself getting closer to her parents, the Slocums, bonding in particular with her dad Maury (John C. Reilly), the pair staying up all night smoking...

DVD Review: Toy Soldiers

By Liam Freeman Originally hitting cinemas back in 1991, Toy Soldiers is finally making its way to Blu-Ray and DVD and I have to say it’s one of those films that deserve to be brought back to the shelves. A terrorists-taking-over-a-boarding-school...