Review: The Cabin

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Tweet ReviewDespite its rather generic title ‘The Cabin’ is a rather slick looking cat-and-mouse style thriller set in the stunning backdrop of rural Scandinavia. When a young couple, already struggling with their relationship, arrive at their weekend getaway their petty quarrels become the least of their worries. Not only is the cabin an isolated and somewhat bare-bones abode, their next-door neighbour is a complete psychopath. Fresh from flaying in the opening scene, he doesn’t even try to hide his malicious intentions, making it very clear the distain he has for anyone else but himself. Still with a point to prove, […]

Review: Ugly Sweater Party

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Tweet ReviewAs far as festive slasher movies go, the seasons entries have been a bit of a mixed bag. Killer elves, Killer (Ms) Klaus and murderous family disputes have provided nothing if not an eclectic mix of Christmas carnage. That said I’m always open to more, and when invited to Aaron Mento’s ‘Ugly Sweater Party’, I packed my finest and off I went for a weekend of festive frolics at Camp ‘Mandix’. All together now, and out loud, Camp MANDIX. And that’s the tone of the movie, so if that isn’t amusing to you, probably better to disregard my scoring, […]

Review: Mrs Claus

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Tweet ReviewChristmas really isn’t a great time to be a sorority house girl. Aside from summer-time camping trips I would say, staying on campus over the holiday season has got to be one of the more perilous times of the year. Since the iconic ‘Black Christmas’ of 1974 gave all manner of stalkers and weidos and excuse to make the festive period distinctly unjolly, horror fans have enjoyed an almost annual visit from a murderous Mr Claus to their TV screens. This year, it’s the turn of Mrs Claus to deck the halls with the arterial spray of horny teens […]

Review: Elves

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Tweet ReviewContinuing the themes of festive frighteners killer Elves join the roster of Christmas killer critters, well at least possessed human versions of such. The plot of Elves follows a group of friends who end up in an odd and ill-fated game which involves the bane of children everywhere – the Naughty list. In a somewhat convoluted set of horror game rules the group must write down a confession and wait until they will get a visit from a stuffed elf with a post-it detailing a macabre naughty act they must perform. Ironically, successful completion of the task sees them […]

Review: Secret Santa

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Tweet ReviewJust like the titular game Adam Marcus’s ‘Secret Santa’ has is awkward moments, some hits, some misses, but overall remains a fun endeavour. The film opens with festive music, festive themes and a montage which sees our characters arriving at, what will be for most of them, their final destination – the Pope family house. Rich, and dysfunctional, the group arrive with their respective partners or in the case of one particularly repulsive young lady, alone. The film kicks into gear straight away with vulgarity, profanity and old unresolved family rifts all surfacing well before the bird is served, […]

The darkest chapter begins when The Nun arrives on Digital December 31 and Blu-ray/DVD January 14

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Own it early on Digital on December 31, 2018 and Blu-ray™ & DVD January 14, 2019 Your prayers have been answered when “The Nun” arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital. New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “The Nun” explores another dark corner of the “Conjuring” universe, whose record-setting films have terrified audiences around the globe. “The Nun” stars Oscar nominated Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet (“Elle”) as local villager Frenchie. The cast also includes Charlotte Hope (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as the abbey’s Sister Victoria, Ingrid […]

FEAR HAS FOUND A HOME – THE CABIN

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AVAILABLE ON VOD AND DVD 12/4/18 Swedish chiller The Cabin, the debut feature for Johan Bodell, is set for a North American premiere this December. Young American couple, Rose (Caitlin Crommett) and Harry (Christopher Lee Page) are on their way to visit Harrys family cabin. Both as a nostalgic vacation and as a way to rekindle their relationship. But they’re not the only one that decided to visit the cabin this weekend… The vacation is quickly turned into a living nightmare for Rose and Harry as they meet a vicious sociopath, who invites them into a involuntary cat and mouse […]

MRS CLAUS is available today on DVD and VOD from Wild Eye Releasing

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A CREATURE IS STIRRING It’s going to be a very Black Christmas. Scream Queen Brinke Stevens, My Bloody Valentine’s Helene Udy and Kaylee Williams (Model Hunger) help introduce you to Santa’s stocking stuffer, Mrs Claus. A group of college students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house that has a sinister past are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer disguised as Mrs. Claus in writer/director Troy Escamilla’s award-winning yuletide spookfest. Mrs Claus premieres on VOD and DVD November 13 from Wild Eye Releasing.  

Review: Conductor

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Tweet ReviewWhilst the start of Alex Noyer’s twisted short film plays out like a cringy advert for the latest piece of electronic beat-creating technology, the end makes you feel like your eyes and ears have just took a joyride through the various portals of hell; and its only 6 minutes long. Still trying to make sense of the sheer brutality I just witnessed, I will do my best to describe to you my experience although I seriously encourage you to seek out ‘Conductor’ for yourself, at festivals, and if/when it is released after its run. The film opens as a […]