Archive for February, 2011

Paradox Soldiers is surprisingly good. It has a distinct, funky style, some excellent action sequences and some decent performances from the cast. It is also brain-achingly confusing, the time-travel issue is never explained and it’s laughably silly at times. A mixed bag, but certainly very entertaining. Battle re-enactment groups in Russia are apparently awesome. Paradox [...]

Drive Angry is terrible. I doubt many of you are slapping hands-to-cheeks and screaming “No way!” at this news, but it’s actually more terrible than you expect. The trailers make it look like ridiculous exploitative nonsense, the plot sounds like Ghost Rider in a car and Nic Cage’s new hair guarantees at least five seconds [...]

After 4 hugely successful years in the US, AFTER DARK: HORRORFEST comes to EMPIRE CINEMAS with the AFTER DARK ORIGINALS; a horror festival weekend around the UK through UK distributor G2 PICTURES – famous for providing cutting edge genre films. Starting Friday 4th March through to Sunday 6th March horror fans in key cities in [...]

Witness the dawn of the dark and disturbing journey that led Adolf Hitler to become the architect of the Nazi regime. Revolver Entertainment are proud to present the DVD release of DAWN OF EVIL – RISE OF THE REICH, available on DVD on February 28th 2011. Tom Schilling (The Baader Meinhoff Complex) plays a young [...]

To celebrate the February 28 DVD release of Travellers, we’re giving away a copy of the film to 3 lucky winners. Travellers is a fearsome survival thriller that marks the directorial debut for the UK’s newest rising talent Kris McManus and features some of the most brutal bare-knuckle fighting ever seen on film. Four young [...]

Some idiot decided to name his ship Titanic II. In an obscene and doom-laden tribute to the 1912 tragedy, rich berk Hayden Walsh (Shane Van Dyke) has created a new luxury ship made to look like the original Titanic. With better engines, life-boats hidden below decks and all the modern technology you could want, it’s [...]

To celebrate the February 28th DVD and Blu-ray release of brutal Aussie horror Primal, we are giving away a copy of the DVD to 3 lucky winners. From the producer of Australia and Happy Feet and the SFX maestro behind MI3, Blade 2 and Underworld comes a brutal and slick horror film from director Josh [...]

Remember the good old days when anyone with a camera, a few thousand bucks, and more ambition than talent could schlep up to Bronson Canyon and quickly make a cheap sci-fi/horror movie? Well, they’re back! THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA is an affectionate, meticulous re-creation of those notoriously cheesy clunkers, as a gaggle of beloved [...]

“According to official UK statistics over 210,000 “missing person” reports are filed every year. In most cases the missing persons are found alive… but some cases can never be resolved.” The above statement might seem pretty obvious and in no way shocking, but these words feature in the opening slates of Gnaw’s title sequence, intercut [...]

This review is difficult to write. I am a life-long fan of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s collaborative work – from Spaced to Hot Fuzz – and had hoped that Paul could imbue the same sense of joy and hilarity that their previous projects did. Perhaps it’s a lack of Edgar Wright or the fact [...]

It’s a tale as old as time; girl meets rednecks, rednecks gang-rape and humiliate girl, girl exacts revenge and lives happily ever after. Well, perhaps not that last part. Jennifer Hills is a young writer who, lacking inspiration for her latest novel, decides to retreat to a house in the middle of nowhere in order [...]

Shocking, darkly comic British horror GNAW comes to DVD on 21 February 2011 – to mark the occasion we have 3 copies to give away! Six friends head off to a country estate for a weekend of bonding, bed hopping and home-cooked feasts. But their good times go very bad when they encounter a clan [...]

The Horde is an unpleasant movie; furious and bloody but bitter and mean-spirited. It has a ragged, pedestrian plot and is laughable in places. There is the occasional excellent moment and one character is initially hilarious fun, but it’s simply mismanaged and too ugly to like. Certainly watchable but ultimately flawed. The idea behind The [...]

Hereafter is incredibly dull. It has some solid ideas but it constructed so poorly it becomes a frustrating, meandering plod towards a disappointingly soft ending. There are decent moments and some reasonable acting, but it’s simply too long and plotless to bother bumbling through to the conclusion. Avoid. Client Eastwood is old; this we know [...]

Never go caving. That’s the lesson Hollywood tells us; from The Descent to The Cavern we’ve witnessed dozens of adventurers clamber down into the darkness to never return. If these films had already made us afraid to step into the likes of Wookey Hole then Sanctum 3D ensures we wouldn’t dare enter the gift shop, [...]

The Loved Ones is superbly crafted. It’s smart, sly, funny, brutal and cleverly pieced together. It blends a demented sense of humour with a well orchestrated plot and some solid characterizations. Well acted, well directed, well executed; a great watch. We begin with a car crash. Young Brent Mitchell (Xavier Samuel) swerves to avoid someone [...]