Archive for August, 2010


Nazi Dawn is baffling. The plot is baffling, the script is baffling, the score is baffling and the direction is baffling. Even the film’s title is a baffling misnomer. Nazi Dawn is slow, dull, ridiculous and more than a little confusing. Without Lance Henriksen it would be appalling, but instead it’s just bad. Originally known [...]


Puerile, childish, violent, bloody and utterly derivative, Piranha 3D will win no prizes for originality but it certainly entertains. Mostly for fans of blood, cliché and lots and lots of breasts, this is silly, unimaginative fun. The premise for Piranha 3D is as crass and thoughtless as any B-movie monster flick. A localized seismic quake [...]


Like a graduation ball held in a bucket of dog excrement, Prom Night has no redeeming features. It is vapid, incredibly dull, frustrating and pointless. Throw out your corsage, burn your dress and stay at home – Prom Night is not worth your attention. The premise is this: rich, vacuous self-centered “teens” attend an ostentatious [...]


A dark and ghostly wartime secret is about to be uncovered when a battle between good and evil breaks out aboard a WWII-era battleship in Nazi Dawn, set for release through Revolver Entertainment on August 30th 2010. When the SS Lane Victory, reactivated and deployed in the Persian Gulf for black-op interrogations, falls radio silent, [...]


I probably should learn not to trust the opinions of people I don’t know. Going only on a few throwaway remarks I’d read online about a particular sequence in this movie being the most unnerving the authors had ever seen, I leapt onto the interwebs to read into it. The plot seemed intriguing enough. Two [...]


Steve Isles is the co-director of British horror film The Torment (A.K.A. The Possession of David O’Reilly). Gorepress’s Boston Haverhill spoke to him on the release day of the UK DVD, Monday 9th August – Steve was in America at a fresh 10am, while Boston was in London at a tired, post-work 6pm. Both places, [...]


Mother is twisted, twisting, visually arresting and brilliantly acted. It is also overly-long, confused and hard to relate to. Overall it’s a bizarre mixture of excellent and awkward, but it’s well worth a watch if you have the time. Do-joon has been arrested for murdering a school girl. He signs the police confession, but not [...]


The Prince Charles Cinema (PCC) is well known for being an aggressively independent cinema, still managing to keep itself alive and kicking in the Westend of London, despite not being an Odeon, Empire, Vue or Cineworld. The building is tucked round the back of Chinatown, just off Leicester Square, and screams independent cinema from the [...]


The Torment (a.k.a. The Posession Of David O’Reilly) is a decent British horror film. It is well acted, directed and written and features some genuinely terrifying moments. Occasionally it can drag and too much is revealed, but overall it’s an incredibly watchable, scary piece of work. David O’Reilly (Giles Alderson) needs somewhere to stay. His [...]


Splice is a decent drama and a poor horror film. It asks an overwhelmingly obvious set of moral questions and is a heavy-handed metaphor for the cyclic nature of parenthood, but if you buy into the concept, tone and characters then you’ll certainly enjoy yourself. Genetic scientists Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) are [...]


From the press release : “Daniel Reininghaus (director, writer, producer and lead actor) took his personal inspiring story and experiences with bi-polar and created a non-fictional short independent social drama/horror/thriller film called Eyes Beyond. The film was produced by power house magazine publisher and media personality, Elizabeth Rizzuto. The 28-minute film is getting raving international [...]


“Temple, the main protagonist in The Reapers Are The Angels: A Novel, is born after the world had already been taken over by the living dead. As a result, the novel allows the reader to experience a character whose only reality is fighting for survival, dependent upon a natural resiliency and spirit her elders do [...]


The Horseman is brutal, incredibly grim and genuinely horrible. It is a portrayal of a man’s descent into the darkest of places, and although it is deftly and expertly created it is also depressing and slightly unlikable. This is ideal for lovers of nihilistic horror and gorenography aficionados, but others may find it too horrific [...]


A dark and ghostly wartime secret is about to be uncovered when a battle between good and evil breaks out aboard a WWII-era battleship in Nazi Dawn, set for release through Revolver Entertainment on August 30th 2010. When the SS Lane Victory, reactivated and deployed in the Persian Gulf for black-op interrogations, falls radio silent, [...]