I Didn’t Come Here to Die (2010)

Writer/director Bradley Scott Sullivan, here making his directorial début, came up with the idea for I Didn’t Come Here to Die, a film about volunteers, rather unsurprisingly, from being a volunteer himself. The organisation Sullivan was... Read more

Kill For Me (2013)

Take a little bit of Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train and a dash of Single White Female and you’ve got Kill for Me, a film where ‘originality’ takes a break and allows ‘derivative’ to stand in, making for a... Read more

Stranded (2013)

Stranded (2013)

Rating: 2.0 from 10

Amongst the wodge of films that bypass a theatrical release and go straight to the home retail market there are often overlooked gems that word of mouth and reviews weed out from the dross. Such dross that goes straight to retail tend to be... Read more

DARKLANDS (1996)

Written off upon its initial theatrical release as a Welsh spin on Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973), Darklands is actually a lot of fun in a dumb sort of way. Aside from the afore-mentioned The Wicker Man, Darklands also readily cribs from... Read more

Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

Upon its release Chernobyl Diaries was not screened in advance for critics. This practise normally indicates that the distributors know that their film is a stinker. However regardless of this and the associated controversy the film courted it... Read more

Deadly Blessings (1981)

Young attractive Martha Schmidt has opted out of living in Los Angeles and upped sticks to live with her fella Jim (Doug Barr) on a Pennsylvania farm. Her closest neighbours are the Hittites, similar to the Amish in their choice to farm the... Read more

From Beyond (1986)

Dr. Edward Pretorius (Ted Sorel) and his assistant Dr. Crawford Tillinghast (Jeffrey Combs) have been working on a device called the Resonator that is designed to stimulate the pineal gland and expand human perception. In doing so they end up... Read more

Scanners Limited Edition Steelbook (1981)

David Cronenberg’s Scanners made a huge impression upon its initial cinema release on this once impressionable reviewer. From the iconic poster image of Michael Ironside to stills in horror film magazines of the key effects shot – the head... Read more

Piranha (1978) Review

Producer Roger Corman rarely misses an opportunity to ride on the tide of success of a major film release. Back in the mid-Seventies though Corman and his New World Pictures somehow missed the boat first time around when it came to cashing in... Read more

Utopia (2013)

Utopia (2013)

Rating: 4.0 from 10

It’s not often an advertising campaign for a Channel 4 TV series works its magic upon your reviewer and has him keen to seek it out and see what all the fuss was about. In fact TV programmes generally do not add up as viewing nirvana for this... Read more