Category: Reviews

Blu-ray Review – Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

Posted on 02/09/16 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea There’s a strange feeling of foreboding when you browse a film you’re due to review and find it’s one of those rarest of beasts – one of IMDb’s ‘Worst Rated’. Considering the sheer amount of films which are listed on that site, this means any film getting a mention for how appalling […]

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Review: The Pack (2015)

Posted on 02/05/16 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Boy, Ozploitation’s really gone to the dogs, hasn’t it? Heheh… you see, that’s a pun, because this is a film about killer dogs. And. Erm. Yeah. That’s about it. Please excuse my painfully lazy and feeble attempts at humour – but in my defence, this movie left me in so near-catatonic a […]

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Review: The Survivalist (2015)

Posted on 02/04/16 by Ben

By Tristan Bishop To quote British rapper Akira The Don – ‘Don’t come talking to me about no post-apocalypse. Look up apocalypse in the dictionary. It’s like a Sunday. There ain’t no post.’ He’s right, of course, but that doesn’t stop the post-apocalypse from being perennially popular in horror and sci-fi, and right now, thanks […]

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DVD Review: Clinger (2014)

Posted on 02/03/16 by Ben

By Ben Bussey I owe Clinger a minor apology. I’d assumed, based on the synopsis and first trailer, that this was a zom-rom-com, when in truth it’s more of a ghost story. Even so, the ghosts involved here are able to take physical form, make physical contact, and even get physically intimate… indeed, a lot […]

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TV Review: The X Files, 205: Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster

Posted on 02/02/16 by Ben

By Nia Edwards-Behi If you missed Nia’s review of the first two episodes of the new X-Files, click here. If there’s one thing that always made The X-Files stand out, it was its sense of humour. Not just the vein of dry and sardonic humour that ran throughout the series, which worked thanks to both […]

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Blu-ray Review: Five Dolls For An August Moon (1970)

Posted on 02/01/16 by Ben
Five Dolls for an August Moon - Arrow Video

By Nia Edwards-Behi Arrow Video treat us so well. Hot the heels of many other Bava releases, they now bring us their latest release: Five Dolls for an August Moon. This is giallo in Agatha Christie mode, less black-gloves and forgotten details, more rich people sitting around and getting murdered. Does the title have anything […]

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DVD Review: You Are Not Alone (2014)

Posted on 02/01/16 by Ben
You Are Not Alone - Sharp Teeth Films DVD

By Ben Bussey I’ve been mad at this film ever since I first saw the trailer for it last month. Initially, this was because every time I read the title I got that damn Michael Jackson song stuck in my head. But now that I’ve seen it, I’m mad because it’s yet another example of […]

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Review: The Orange Man (2015)

Posted on 01/31/16 by Ben
The Orange Man

By Karolina Gruschka The Orange Man is a wacky, trashy slasher comedy written, directed and produced by independent filmmaker Stephen Folker. Far from what the film title and Blu-ray cover might suggest, the orange man is not a murderous Jack’o Lantern or Killer Tomato kind of creature; what we are dealing with instead is a […]

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Review: Septic Man (2013)

Posted on 01/30/16 by Ben
Septic Man - Sharp Teeth Films

By Quin I first saw Septic Man sometime last year. It was available for a short time on one of the many movie streaming platforms, I don’t remember which one, but I got to watch it just for fun. I remember enjoying it, but I didn’t think much about it afterward. Then when it came […]

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DVD Review: Lost After Dark (2014)

Posted on 01/26/16 by Ben
Lost After Dark

By Ben Bussey Oh dear, 2016 really isn’t off to the best start for me. Here we are almost one whole month into the year, I’m only my second new release review, and it’s another tedious, uninventive, unendearing, badly executed, been-there done-that, no-budget, would-be neo-retro slasher snoozefest. Well, okay, credit where it’s due, by comparison […]

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TV Review: The X-Files, 203 (My Struggle) & 204 (Founder’s Mutation)

Posted on 01/26/16 by Ben

By Nia Edwards-Behi The X-Files has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. Everyone has that handful of films or TV shows that just mean something above others, and The X-Files is one of mine. I’ve already had two ‘waves’ of my Philedom, but it’s not something that’s […]

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Blu-ray Review: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

Posted on 01/21/16 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea Let’s get one thing straight before we start here: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is absolutely ‘NOT A SEQUEL TO VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. IT IS WHOLLY ORIGINAL…’ and so continues the on-screen legend as the earliest frames of the latter movie start to roll. Are we convinced? Well, Valley of […]

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DVD Review: Mark of the Witch (AKA Another, 2014)

Posted on 01/14/16 by Ben

By Tristan Bishop Ladies and gentlemen, it’s retitle time again! This one originally went by the name Another – in fact it played at Frightfest 2014 until that very title – but now it has resurfaced under the far more exploitable title of Mark Of The Witch (not to be confused with the 1970 witchcraft […]

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DVD Review: Nina Forever (2015)

Posted on 01/12/16 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea if genre film has taught us anything (and I think you’ll agree, it has) then we know that death needn’t be the end for that whole boy-meets-girl thing. It’s happened for years on our screens in a variety of different ways, from Return of the Living Dead III through to the rather […]

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DVD Review: Love (2015)

Posted on 01/11/16 by Ben
Love - Artificial Eye DVD

By Nia Edwards-Behi How does a film like Love end up getting reviewed on a site like Brutal As Hell? When it’s directed by arch-provocateur and master of brutality Gaspar Noé. It’s fair to say from the outset, though, that Love is indeed a film about its title – this isn’t Noe in brutality mode. […]

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Review: Serial Kaller (2014)

Posted on 01/11/16 by Ben
Serial Kaller - Dani Thompson

By Ben Bussey Oh joy, time to play that oh-so painfully over-familiar tune once again. Seems like every damn time I dare to have a little faith and imagine that a newly released no-budget indie horror movie with a nicely trashy premise might actually deliver the goods, I give it a chance and – lo […]

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DVD Review: Last Shift (2015)

Posted on 01/10/16 by Ben
Last Shift DVD

By Nia Edwards-Behi Anthony DiBlasi is a name I’ve often heard when people talk about decent indie horror filmmaking, but I’ve not managed to see any of his previous films (Dread, Cassadaga) before Last Shift. I had few expectations approaching the film then, either positive or negative, and it seems having watched the film, I […]

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