Film Review: DAWN PATROL


Despite its initial promise, Daniel Petrie Jr.’s latest melodrama DAWN PATROL fails to deliver

With Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson and Jeff Fahey on the cast list, I had high expectations for Daniel Petrie Jr.’s latest melodrama DAWN PATROL. Unfortunately, I was left disappointed.

DAWN PATROL tells the story of a surfer-turned-Marine who sets out to avenge his brother’s murder. The film opens with John (Scott Eastwood) held at gunpoint in a distant desert...

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#GrimmFest 2015: ANTISOCIAL 2 Film Review


Cody Calahan and Chad Archibald reunite for sequel ANTISOCIAL 2

When ANTISOCIAL hit the big screen back in 2013, horror fans around the world rejoiced. The zombie sci-fi thriller took social media satire to new level and its fantastically grim and gruesome ending left audiences crying out for more. No surprise then that Cody Calahan and Chad Archibald came back with a sequel ANTISOCIAL 2.

For those who have never seen the original, ANTISOCIAL tells the story of a social media computer virus th...

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#GrimmFest 2015: HELLIONS Film Review


HELLIONS makes Northern Premiere at GrimmFest 2015

Cult Canadian director Bruce MacDonald makes a welcome return to the horror genre with his latest film HELLIONS, a hallucinogenic Halloween shocker packed with striking imagery.

HELLIONS tells the story of 17 year old Dora (Chloe Rose), an average teenager who just wants to have fun with her boyfriend Jace (Luke Bilyk) on Halloween...

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#GrimmFest 2015: WE ARE STILL HERE Film Review


Ted Geoghegan’s WE ARE STILL HERE makes Northern Premiere at GrimmFest 2015

Ted Geoghegan pays homage to classic shockers of the 70s/80s with his latest horror, WE ARE STILL HERE.

WE ARE STILL HERE tells the story of Anne (Barbara Crampton) and Paul Sacchetti (Andrew Sensenig), a married couple who move to a new house in the country to try and put the trauma of losing their beloved son Bobby behind them.

The scene is set in an old house in the cold, wintery fields of New England as Anne and P...

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#GrimmFest 2015: THE NIGHTMARE Film Review


THE NIGHTMARE makes Northern Premiere at GrimmFest 2015

Ever had a nightmare? Now imagine being trapped in a nightmare, unable to escape! That is exactly what happens to the victims of sleep paralysis, the focus of Rodney Ascher’s new feature documentary THE NIGHTMARE.

THE NIGHTMARE follows the story of eight people who suffer from sleep paralysis, a terrifying condition in which the dreamer is locked within his or her own nightmare and is unable to wake up.

The feature documentary combines r...

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#GrimmFest 2015: TURBO KID Film Review

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François Simard’s post-apocalyptic action horror TURBO KID makes Northern Premiere at GrimmFest 2015

It’s 1997, it’s a post-apocalyptic world and everyone rides a BMX, or if you’re a super bad-ass, a Chopper!

We start with the arm-wrestling champion Frederic (Aaron Jeffery of NEIGHBOURS, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE) an ox of a man who doesn’t mind winning the arm-wrestle against people / aliens (think WEIRD SCIENCE and you’ve just about got it) and then sticking their head on a scorching ...

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#GrimmFest 2015: HE NEVER DIED Film Review


Dark, gritty and seriously funny, HE NEVER DIED is an accomplished piece of work by Jason Krawczyk

Jason Krawczyk’s darkly funny and brutally violent HE NEVER DIED made its UK premiere at GrimmFest 2015, earning its place in the horror hall of fame as one of the best zombie/vampire films of the year.

HE NEVER DIED tells the story of Jack (Henry Rollins), an isolated loner and social outcast who spends his days sleeping, watching television and playing bingo with senior citizens...

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Film Review: JUST JIM

Deadpan and darkly comic: Craig Roberts (left) and Emile Hirsch in Just Jim. Photograph: Soda Pictures

Craig Roberts (left) and Emile Hirsch in Just Jim. Photograph: Soda Pictures

Craig Roberts makes an impressive directorial debut with JUST JIM

After his breakout performance in Richard Ayoade’s SUBMARINE, Craig Roberts makes his directorial debut as the director, writer and star of JUST JIM, a surreal psychological black comedy set in a leafy village in 90’s Rural Wales.

Jim (Craig Roberts) is an awkward and depressed teenager, failing at life...

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#GrimmFest 2015: BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS Film Review


When work literally sucks…

GrimmFest 2015 played host to the regional premiere of Brian James O’Connell’s savagely funny splatter-satire BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS last night.

Described as a mix between THE OFFICE and SHAUN OF THE DEAD, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS tells the story of a dutiful and overworked employee stuck at whose new manager has a fairly extreme solution to increasing productivity.

Franz Kranz stars as Evan Sanders, acting Sales Manager at a soul-killing call centre who thinks he’s g...

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Film Review: THE MARTIAN

Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney in THE MARTIAN © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney in THE MARTIAN © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Smart, captivating and surprisingly funny, THE MARTIAN is amongst Ridley Scott’s best work

After the disappointing EXODUS and the widely slated THE COUNSELOR director Ridley Scott is back on top form with his latest film THE MARTIAN, a sci-fi thriller starring Matt Damon. 

Based on a best-selling novel by Andy Weir, THE MARTIAN tells the story of Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) who is presumed de...

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