Out of the Shadows (2018)

Out on a call Aussie cop Eric (Blake Northfield)  finds the dream home he has been searching for. Just the pace for his pregnant wife Kat (Kendal Rae) to relax in in the few weeks she has left before giving birth. It’s an abandoned Midwifery centre miles from anywhere in the outback and oh yeah…

Flesh and Blood (1985)

A big thank you to Eureka Entertainment for a cracking dual format reissue of Paul Verhoeven’s Flesh and Blood a film I missed the first time around back in the 1980s. Better than that the new issue has restored the nudity and violence hacked from the original release by the British Board of Film Censors,…

Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Umberto Lenzi’s Cannibal Ferox (AKA Make Them Die Slowly and Woman from Deep River)  has a bit of previous as a 1980s video nasty. Banned in the UK on its initial release in 1982 it has just been released by Shameless Screen Entertainment on Blu-ray although I understand that it has still had two minutes…

Genesis (2018)

From The Day the Caught Fire (1961) to Children of Men (2008), if there is one thing Brit Sci-Fi films are determined about, it is that the future is not going to be pretty. Genesis which is released this week on DVD, follows very much in this tradition. Genesis paints a gloomy picture of 2069….

I Kill Giants (2018)

Based upon the graphic novel by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimara, I Kill Giants tells the story of bunny ear wearing misfit teen Barbara (Madison Wolfe) who has retreated into a fantasy world where it is her purpose to defend her little part of Long Island and the rest of the world from mythological giants…

Iron Monkey (1993)

By day a mild mannered physician, Dr Yang (Yu Rong-kwong) has a secret identity. As Iron Monkey he robs the coffers of the corrupt regional governor (James Wong) and redistributes the money to the local poor. Yes he’s a regular Robin Hood for pre-revolutionary China. Naturally  Governor Cheng Pak-Fong does not like this, so when…

Ken Russell and The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

As someone who had just turned into a teenager in the early 1970s Ken Russell was something of a hero to me. That’s because at the time a Ken Russell film was guaranteed to upset and offend pretty much everyone in the establishment and especially those self-appointed moral guardians like that dreadful old busybody Mary…

Within the Darkness (2016)

Austin Barnett (Dave Coyne) wants a piece of the ghost hunter reality TV show action. So much so that he gets onboard his pal Jessie (Tonya Kay) and cousin Bruce (John C Bailey) to be his camera crew on a pilot for his show Austin Barnett Paranormal Investigator. Keeping it within the family girlfriend Lucy…

Cure (AKA Kyua 1997)

We became interested in Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa with the exquisitely sad ghost story Kishibe no Tabe (AKA Journey to the Shore 2015) and then the far more disturbing Creepy (2016), so we were very excited when we discovered that our good friends at Eureka were about to release his breakthrough supernatural thriller Kyua or…

3 Hours Until Dead

When drunken reality TV game hunter Rick Rainsford (John Hennigan) and photographer Anna Christie (Michelle Taylor) are shipwrecked on an isolated Pacific island they are delighted to discover that they are not alone. Attempting to save a gravely injured survivor they are taken in by the mysterious Colonel Zaroff (Eric Etebari) and his shaven headed sidekick…