Monday, 29 October 2012

THE DEAD 2 – Sneak trailer reveal plus first Zombie pic

The Ford Brothers, the team behind the acclaimed 'modern Classic' zombie thriller 'The Dead', have revealed that the much awaited sequel ‘The Dead 2’ will be shot in India. 

Opening the FrightFest Halloween All-nighter, at London’s Leicester Square, Howard J Ford unveiled a teaser trailer shot on a recent location recce and announced that the film, for which the screenplay is now completed, is anticipated to start production in February/March 2013.  Howard went on to say: “We have been receiving so much enthusiasm and demand for a sequel we owe it to the fans of 'The Dead 1' to deliver something that goes way beyond what we could achieve first time around and the starting point was to find the most stunning and varied landscapes where we have not seen the dead walk before! This teaser trailer is just to give people a little flavour of where we’re heading and to find out if the fans are behind it…

’ Jon Ford added, ‘We want part 2 to do something few sequels can rarely achieve by surpassing the first film in every way! We want to give the fans unique and stunning locations, more intense story and action, while maintaining the emotional heart that runs through the whole film. It's still a journey movie which will have a controversial edge and a lot more scares!”.

Friday, 26 October 2012


Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with the trailer for the awesome looking The Man with the Iron Fists, I recently saw the poster in Nottingham and had about it but when i saw that it was going to be an "18" certificate and who was involved i thought "i have to see this" so i checked out the trailer and it looks blood soaked awesome!
Made by obvious fans of Asian cinema and presented by non other than Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth this looks to be one of the films of the year, i know it opens in December in the UK but any more updates and i will be sure to let you know,
Jonny T.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Hello Folks,
Well after a couple of weeks ago seeing the phone cam leaked trailer for 2013 remake of the CLASSIC Evil Dead the official red band trailer has finally arrived! I was thinking oh no it's going to be shit but i have to admit it looks pretty good and fucking gory! So for your viewing pleasure i have stuck it below,
Jonny T.

Great Podcasts- Motion Picture Massacre

Hello Folks!
Jonny T here doing a new feature each week and a bit of pimping for some great podcasts i listen to, whether you listen or don't to podcasts i will be bringing you my personal favourites and my reasons why you should listen.These will be in no particular order of preference as in my opinion they all kick ass!
First up is Motion Picture Massacre, Run solely by good buddy of mine Vaughn this is a long running and a great one man podcast covering everything from Pinky Violence to the most obscure horror and cult films out there. I have listened to this show for the last couple of years now and have found out of countless titles thanks to Vaughn and Motion picture massacre, The thing i like about it mostly apart from being one of the very few podcasts around that covers obscure genres is the fact the with Vaughn you get no bullshit and he tells it straight down the line how it is, It was a weekly show(god knows how he managed that) But with congratulations to Vaughn on the arrival of  new member to his family he has just posted a new show after deservedly having the last couple of months off and now will hopefully bi-weekly, you can head over to his site and check out all the previous shows as well as follow his blog, the thing is for me the show never tires and i have found myself hearing the show then seeing the titles a few months later then going back again to listen to what Vaughn's opinion, Also part of the great Douchecast podcasters and recently some great work with The Zombie Mob as well as his work with Stephen Thompson on WANTED:Dead or preferably alive, one of the only western movie podcasts i know of. You can listen to the show through i-tunes or directly on his site and sign up for the RSS feed to be sure to get the latest shows, also a Facebook group , i have stuck all the links below the glorious photo below!So it's great to see him back and may you long continue to bring obscure movie to our ears Vaughn,Welcome back.
Jonny t!

Vaughn in all his bearded glory!


Official Facebook Group---- Motion Picture Massacre Facebook Group

Saturday, 20 October 2012

HALLOWEEN 4 AND 5 Blu-ray Review By Jonny T.

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with my reviews of the just released Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 on shiny shiny Blu-Ray!
Just released from Anchor Bay these newly restored HD prints are brilliant, in my own opinion these are the last great Halloween titles before it all went a bit wrong. Now i have owned these on DVD for a while and the DVD prints especially of Halloween 4 have always been dodgy and i have looked around at getting the complete now deleted box set of all the films but it's extremely expensive and even toyed with the idea of getting them on import but thankfully and probably because of me being a bit lazy i have never gotten around to picking them up so it was with great joy that i saw that these were being released and i am glad i have held out until now to get these on Blu-ray.So on to the 1st title Halloween 4.]

John Carpenter's malevolent monster Michael Myers escapes from years of comatose incarceration whilst being transported from a maximum security institution. Myers carves his way to Haddonfield for Halloween  the original setting of Michaels massacre, leaving a bloody trail of carnage and corpses. Only one man knows of the true horrors of this mad man  Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) who also returns to Haddonfield to do battle once again with the devil incarnate. But Dr. Loomis knows only too well it will be almost impossible to outwit the skill and cunning of Michael Myers.

So the film opens up with the news that Michael Myers is to be transferred to another insane asylum and this is where we get the first glimpse of him, Strapped to a hospital trolley and loaded up on to a waiting ambulance, the scene is great because it's at night it's raining and you get the sense of impending doom as you casually hear the hospital staff casual chatting whilst Michael just lays still on the trolley with hand strapped down and bandaged face, it really is tense! Michael obviously is not totally sedated and over hears that he has a niece in Haddonfield and with this we see his hand grab the blanket and here we go, He's back! Awakes and smashes hell out of everyone in the ambulance resulting in it veering from the road.
Then (with a little cheer from me!) we see the late great Donald Pleasence emerging from his car as the classic character Dr Lommis at the site of the crash which he wanders down to and says he's gone, the police disagree that no one could have got out of the wreck but good old Loomis knows better! Then it moves on to a remote garage where a mechanic is minding his own business happily working under a car when he See's someone enter the garage so he pulls himself from under the car only to be confronted and quickly killed by a still bandaged Michael, Loomis turns up just as its all kicking off and just misses Michael and with him also knowing that he has his Niece Jamie now living in Haddonfield Loomis know where Mr Myers is most certainly heading, let the chase and kills begin!
We see his niece Jamie(introducing now horror starlet Danielle Harris) driving in a car with her step sister and saying basically that she has changed her mind and now want to go trick or treating,  Then in a great scene we see her choosing a scary clown costume from the shop whilst Michael appears to take a Michael Myers mask from the rack and as she turns he puts it on and stares at her, She has been being troubled by nightmares of him but don't know who he is or why but she certainly does now!

So Dr Loomis arrives back in Haddonfield and along with the help of Sheriff Meeker tries his best to get to the girl and protect her from Myers.Now i won't spoil anymore but for to say that over the years and seeing this a fair few times, i love this movie! Not only is it subtitled as The Return Of Michael Myers but Dr Loomis and a great debut From Danielle and as i said earlier in the post i am really glad i hung on to get this release as the picture is damn near perfect and the sound is brilliant, With loud scream, bangs, bumps bashes and slashers this is definitely the version to own!
Jonny T

So now we move onto Halloween 5:The Revenge of Michael Myers.


It’s one year after the events of Halloween 4, and both Michael and Jamie have survived the horrors of the previous year’s “festivities”. Jamie is still having nightmares about her pathological uncle and, to further complicate matters, has realised she shares a telepathic bond with him, a revelation which Dr. Loomis decides to use to his advantage in tracking the seemingly unstoppable killer.

It is exactly one year after the events of Halloween 4 and Michael's niece Jamie is now in Haddonfields children's hospital severely traumatised by the events whilst Dr Loomis tries to get through to her and protect her but guess what, ah you know Michael is still around and wants more than anything to get her and finish it once and for all, Again this is yet another superb transfer!
Jamie has become mute since her encounters with her uncle but seems to have the ability and seems psychically linked to Michael which Loomis discovers and uses this to his advantage and hopefully finally stop Michael for a final time,But events take a strange turn when a mysterious stranger arrives in town and who is he, what is his plans and is in in fact the one that holds the secrets to the killer Michael Myers.
This is a great twist on the story that in my opinion was taken to ridiculous extremes in the later films in the franchise with stupid ideas of satanic cults etc but for Halloween 5 for me anyway it works perfectly well, Although not greatly received upon it's initial release this has become known as probably one of the last great films of the franchise and it is easy to see why.

 As with Halloween 4 this release on Blu-ray is a definite must have for the collection and who knows maybe i may give in and buy the others if they are released on blu-ray, and i most certainly will keep you informed if i hear any news of future Halloween movies coming out on Blu-ray.
Halloween 4 and 5 are available now on Blu-ray i have stuck a link in the Amazon side bar for you all,
Happy Halloween!!
Jonny T

Zedic and the Crimson Born-Review By Jonny T.

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with a review of Short Film Zedic and the Crimson Born, I was recently contacted by Producer Dan O'conner and asked if i would like to feature his new project, now you know us over here at Jonnys cult films we do love the indie flicks and are more than happy to support anyone with great ideas and i do have to say that Zedic and the Crimson Born has these in abundance!
It tells the story of our main character Nick Madern who has the feeling that since his birth there has been something inside him that doesn't feel quite right, He tries to state this on several occasions to his unsympathetic family to no avail especially from his sister who says in a great line "Face it Big Brother, your crazy!" We see several scenes of him, one when he walks down the street and a girl he passes appears to have an Halo, then we cut to another great scene where we see a guy sitting in a park with his back to us and is approached by a homeless drunk who asks him for a cigarette and the man does no more than to wave his hand in a mysterious manner and the scene switches to slo-mo with red glowing lights emitting from his hands and basically that sorts out that bum!

We eventually come to a scene in an alleyway where Nick comes across the mysterious man who explains to him the meaning of his visions and how he should not be afraid but embrace the power he has,This seems to both satisfy him yet on another level it confuses him to why it is him that has been chosen, but this is not the only time the mysterious man appears to Nick, the next time he appears it really does all come to light.
Now i do have to say that for the running time of just over 7 minutes there is loads of stuff crammed in, but not in anyway in a bad way and you will find yourself watching it twice at least i did!The Camera work is solid as is the acting, The special FX are pretty impressive for a short indie film and i have seen way to many so called Big Budget features with way more terrible FX than this so for me that makes it very impressive indeed, So in summing up if you like or have yet to sample and of Dan's work this is a definite recommend from me,  Zedic and the Crimson Born seems to be a great start for a very bright future in film making,and there are also plans to make this into a full length feature, so definately a team of filmakers to keep your eye on. If have also stuck some links below so you can hop over and rent the movie online for $.99!
Jonny T.

Dan O'Conner


Friday, 19 October 2012

The Tall Man-Review By Jonny T.

So here we have The Tall Man from Director Pascal Laugier of the Ultra violent French Shocker 2008's MARTYR'S, Now this is billed as horror but to me it really was more like a murder/mystery movie, not saying that some mysterious figure or supposed entity abducting children isn't horrific it just felt to me like on the back of Martyr's it was pushed for me anyway a little to much with a horror tag.

The film opens up with a women sat in a hospital have Glass shards removed from her badly cut and bruised face, with then to 36 hours earlier where out tail begins, it turns out that the women is the town nurse taking over from her husband who is no longer around and who was a real community man, it seems that all the folks in this dying town don't really seem to like her and basically keep telling her that there is no way she could ever follow in her husbands footsteps, along the way we meet the town sheriff(The smoking man from the X-Files) who is your typical bumbling keep his head down kind of guy an also the town detective played by the great and very underrated Stephin Mchattie, we see the both of them coming out of a disused underground mine which leads us on to the main plot of the story about the disappearance of loads of the towns children allegedly taken by the mysterious Tall Man.

The films flows at a real good pace which leads us to the lady returning home only to discover the young girl she lives with tied up and beaten whilst her young step son is being whisked off by the apparent Tall Man, she gives great chase and manages to catch up with the van and jumps on the back only to the annoyance of the Tall Man who then stops the van to see where she is and dispose of her in his own wicked way, I won't ruin what happens in this scene but it is great, after this we see her laying in the road in the middle of the night all bruised and battered when Mchattie drives up and See's her laying in the road and then takes her in the car to safety.

Now this is where the film has a great "i didn't see that coming" Twist, which again without trying to sound samey i won't spoil, The film then goes through a load more twists and turns until the finale.

My final thoughts were i was really let down by the film but i do feel in the second part of the film it dropped of somewhat with some long dragged out scenes which really weren't necessary in my opinion, the cinematograpghy and atmosphere of the film was great, it had some brilliant shots and great acting from all involved, some likable characters and some you may hate, but for me the twist in the middle was the most satisfying and the end twist was just a bit lame and you really didn't have to be Columbo to work it out.

So in summing up, don't expect anything near the level of Martyrs which in retrospect is good that he has decided not to go with another torture movie with balls out gore and i won't say it's one of the best films i have ever seen but it certainly isn't one of the worse, a good Sunday afternoon movie for the winter, worth a look.


Jonny T.


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Maniac- Showing at Nottingham's Mayhem Festival!

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with great news for Halloween night regarding Nottingham's MAYHEM horror festival, they will be showing on Wednesday 31st October one of the most anticipated horror movies of the year the Re-Make of the William Lustig Classic MANIAC, I have put all the details below so get your tickets now before they all go!
Jonny T.

“Daring, down and dirty genre filmmaking… a sadistic art-house bloodbath.” Hollywood Reporter

10.30pm Dir. Franck Khalfoun (18) France/US. Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder

Frank (Wood breaking away from a squeaky clean image forever) is the shy owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears in need of help with a new exhibition. But Frank is also a serial killer on the hunt for scalps. A stunning, scary and seriously disturbing remake of one of the most controversial horror films of the 80′s from the team behind Switchblade Romance and Piranha.





Killer Joe Explodes on to DVD and Blu-ray 5 November!

Murder never tasted so good

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with release news on DVD and Blu-ray of the awesome looking KILLER JOE, From legendary director William Friedkin it hit's the shelves on Novemver 5th, It's been getting some great reviews especially the suprisingly great performance from Matthew McConaughey, So keep your eyes out for the review coming very soon, i have stuck all the details of the release below,
Jonny T.

Fast sell:

Matthew McConaughey delivers a career-best performance in this violent and darkly comic neo-noir thriller that marks a blistering return to form for “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection” director William Friedkin.

Oscar-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist; The French Connection; Bug), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts (Bug) and stars Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike; The Lincoln Lawyer), Emile Hirsh (Savages; Milk; Into The Wild), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises; Kaboom), Thomas Haden Church (We Bought A Zoo; Sideways) and Gina Gershon (Showgirls).


When small-time drug dealer Chris Smith finds himself seriously in debt to his supplier, he hatches a plan to have his estranged mother killed in order to claim the $50,000 life insurance due to be paid to his younger sister, Dottie. To do the job, he hires Killer Joe Cooper, a creepy, corrupt and crazy Dallas cop who Chris is informed moonlights as a professional hit man. Unable to pay Joe’s fee upfront, Chris agrees to provide a “retainer” in the form of Dottie, with whom Joe has immediately become besotted. However, following the murder of his mother, Chris’ plan begins to unravel in a series of unexpected twists involving the interference of his father’s new wife, Sharla, and the development of an unlikely bond between Joe and Dottie.

As pure, unadulterated entertainment Friedkin’s second collaboration with writer Tracy Letts (following 2006’s “Bug”) has it all – steamy sexuality, shocking violence, a compelling storyline, lashings of black humour and, most of all, a killer cast of actors all at the top of their game. McConaughey effectively shakes off his rom-com shackles once and for all, while Juno Temple delivers a scene-stealing performance in a movie likely to leave viewers both exhilarated and shaken at the same time.

“Paper-cut sharp and horribly funny.” – The Guardian.

“Friedkin’s film is full-frontal in every sense, an unabashed pulp romp stuffed with ugly acts and primal screams… a stylish and nihilistic blackly comic thriller, by turns gripping, hilarious and at times challenging to watch.” –

“A likeably unpleasant slice of adults-only Texas noir, which aims at the funnybone as much as the jugular.” – The Hollywood Reporter.

“A bloody banquet of premier league pulp.” – Sky Movies.

“Fierce and ferociously funny… McConaughey oozes good-old-boy charm and coiled menace.” – Rolling Stone.

“There are scenes in this gutsy, sexy, violent film that out-Tarantino Tarantino.” – London Evening Standard.

“Killer Joe, is funnier than most comedies, but its gobsmackingly vicious violence leaves most torture-porn movies looking like Postman Pat. The actors are tremendous, and there's a dizzying script by Tracy Letts.” – The Independent.

“At 76, William Friedkin is as scrappy and engaged as ever, with his new film Killer Joe, arguably his wildest yet.” – Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times.

“Killer Joe is as great and totally fucking nuts as you have been hearing, and at the centre of it all is a sterling turn by Matthew McConaughey.” –

“Great! A shotgun blast of genre filmmaking!” – Time Out, Chicago.

“One of my favourite films of South by Southwest! Just plain old ugly, funny and sophisticated trash.” –

“Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career. It’s savage, cruel, funny, hilarious and uncomfortably vivid.” – Dallas Morning News.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Power Rangers Samurai: DVD launch this Autumn

The karate kicking team continue to electrify a whole new generation whilst preserving a sense of nostalgia for devoted fans.

Power Rangers Samurai: The Team Unites

On DVD 29 Oct 2012

Join a new generation of valiant Power Ranger heroes in their quest to master the ancient Symbols of Samurai Power. After a long 2 ½ year wait, Power Rangers return to DVD, recharged, revived and ready to go with a whole new range of toys and merchandise currently hot in retail this Autumn, and on terrestrial TV via Channel 5 for the first time ever! The latest in the series to blast onto DVD proves that Red, Blue, Pink, Yellow and Green are as awesome as ever and still know how to thrash all things evil!

Hector David Jr. (Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Bring It On: Fight to the Finish)
Rene Naufahu (Matrix: Reloaded)
Felix Ryan (NCIS: Los Angeles, The Mentalist, 90210)
Kate Elliott (30 Days of Night)
Steven Skyler (Glee)


The epic battle begins as a new Power Rangers Samurai team unites to take on the evil Master Xandred in a race to save the world.
Master Xandred, the evil Nighlok leader, has reawakened and it’s up to Red Ranger (Jayden) and Mentor Ji to form a new Samurai team to stop him! Bound by ancestral duty, Kevin (Blue Ranger), Mike (Green Ranger), Emily (Pink Ranger) and Mia (Yellow Ranger) join Jayden on a quest to abolish evil, working together with their Symbol Powers and their devoted animal Zords, to battle the dreaded Nighlok monsters. As Xandred plans to flood the Earth with tears from the Sanzu River, only these brave Samurai Rangers stand between the world and destruction.

From the Mighty Morphin’ days of old, to the new age of shining Samurais, Power Rangers is a franchise that has stood the test of time. Having run for nearly twenty years, it remains just as fresh and exciting as ever. The karate kicking team continue to electrify a whole new generation whilst preserving a sense of nostalgia for devoted fans. The DVD also features an awesome exclusive, bonus movie ‘Clash of the Red Rangers’ which means even more Samurai action! Go-Go Power Rangers!

Special Features:

BONUS MOVIE – CLASH OF THE RED RANGERS In this movie special, the Samurai Rangers team up with a mysterious RPM Red Ranger to fight off dual threats from Master Xandred’s Mooger army and a robotic super villain from the RPM Ranger’s own dimension.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

BBC's greatest ever sitcom - a clip to cheer you!

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with an awesomely funny clip from the soon to be released ultimate boxset of Classic BBC comedy Men Behaving Badly,First thing's first, to celebrate the arrival of the “greatest sitcom in the BBC's history”; the sharp, brilliantly observant and consistently laugh-out-loud funny Men Behaving Badly, let's crank up the volume and enjoy this absolute television classic clip titled “Four Eyed Tony”: Packed full of a ton of stuff including some uber rarely seen and heard bits this is a great boxset for those cold winter nights!
All details below,
Jonny T.

Men Behaving Badly 20th Anniversary The Complete Collection

On DVD 29 Oct 2012

“I shouldn’t admit to this, but I’ve been watching the Men Behaving Badly repeats on TV and laughing like a git!”

Wahey mates! The “greatest sitcom in the BBC’s history” and a true benchmark for every sitcom that followed, the sharp, brilliantly observant and consistently laugh-out-loud funny “Men Behaving Badly” comes to DVD in a fantastic 20th Anniversary collection that, for the first time, brings together every episode of all six classic series along with the four specials and the rarely-seen Comic Relief sketches.

Martin Clunes (Doc Martin; Reggie Perrin; William And Mary), Neil Morrissey (Me And Mrs. Jones; Line Of Duty; Waterloo Road), Caroline Quentin (Life Of Riley; Blue Murder; Life Begins), Leslie Ash (Holby City; Where The Heart Is), writer Simon Nye (Reggie Perrin; Flushed Away; Hardware) and director Martin Dennis (Friday Night Dinner; How Not To Live Your Life; Life Of Riley; Coupling), not to mention Harry Enfield and… Kylie!


Flatmates Gary and Tony are your typical “lads”, a pair of irresponsible, politically incorrect and seriously juvenile men who refuse to grown up and whose idea of heaven is sitting on the sofa, drinking lager, talking about women and putting the world to rights while watching Kylie Minogue videos on the TV. The one sobering influence in their lives is Dorothy, a sensible, sharp-witted nurse and Gary’s long-suffering girlfriend. But the dynamics between this trio of friends soon change when a gorgeous blonde moves into the flat upstairs and Tony falls desperately in lust.

An unmissable TV viewing fixture during its initial broadcast during the 1990s and deservedly voted the best sitcom in the BBC’s history at the corporation’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the truly classic “Men Behaving Badly” still stands as one of the funniest TV series of all time, thanks in no small part to Simon Nye’s brilliant writing. This eight-disc release features every MBB moment ever broadcast and amounts to over 20 hours of unreconstructed male merriment. It’s time to get the beers in, order a pizza and watch the telly!

Special Features:
All six complete series of the show including the rarely-seen first series starring Harry Enfield.
The 1997 Christmas Special, “Jingle Balls”.
The Final Trilogy of feature-length specials, “Last Orders”.
The Comic Relief sketches from Red Nose Day 1997 and 1999, “Kylie” and “The Lost Pilot”.
A brand new BBC Radio 4 documentary on the show.
Outtakes, bloopers and more.

The Victim (2011) -Review by Big Man Gav.

Michael Biehn (pronounced Bean) should have had the world at his feet in the mid eighties. Playing Kyle Reese in the 1984 cult hit Terminator had been a massive boost to his early career and by the time Aliens hit cinemas a few short years later fans had opened their hearts to him and cemented his position as a sci-fi cult favourite. Oddly, main stream Hollywood seemed oblivious to his early success and prolific roles outside of James Cameron productions were few and far between. Mr Biehn (geddit?!) instead focused his talent on lower budget B-movie productions which have been his source of bread and butter ever since. However, Michael’s latest film, The Victim sees him take a different approach to cinema and he is now appearing behind the camera as debut director as well as screen writer, leading man and co-producer with new wife Jennifer Blanc. It’s always a risk when an actor makes the leap to film maker but his years working along side James Cameron should put him in good stead. Will this Grind house influenced thriller finally make Hollywood pay attention or has he spread himself too thinly?

The Victim is all about a woman who is on the run after witnessing the death of her best friend at the hands of the local sheriff and his deputy. Escaping into the forest she finds hermit Kyle who takes her in and together they take on the dastardly duo. It’s a simple premise but in the right hands could still be an impressive debut. Sadly, it’s pretty clear from early on that The Victim is a bit of a disappointment. For a start the opening credits are awful. I know the film is supposed to look grimy and cheap but I have seen youtube clips look more professional. I know the font should in no way determine the quality of a film but a few more quid spent on a better art package for the PC wouldn’t have gone amiss! It’s also very apparent that something isn’t quite right with the acting. It’s pretty bad and at times it’s uncomfortable to watch. Dialogue flows unnaturally and feels amateurish as if everything that’s being said isn’t as important as what’s being seen. It’s probably a little unfair to blame individuals as even Biehn and veteran horror actress Danielle Harris struggle suggesting that the script is the main issue. I said before that the story was a simple affair; sometimes this is okay if it is backed up by clever twists or punchy pacing but The Victim has neither of these. It has a fair amount of unnecessary sex scenes which play out like porn movies. In one scene which springs to mind Annie the heroine is taken in by Kyle. He lies about her whereabouts to her pursuers (who only needed to look through the window to see her!) and shortly after ward they are at it like frickin’ rabbits. Later in the plot she performs oral sex on her captor long enough to distract him and steal his gun! Things feel unrealistic and stupid which makes the film a farce more than an edgy thriller. I get the Grindhouse feel that they were going for but for me Blanc/Biehn productions failed to make an enjoyable film. Michael Biehn was apparently inspired to make The Victim by Robert Rodriguez while filming ‘Planet Terror’. By contrast that film didn’t take anything seriously. It was waaaay over the top, and the acting was crap but it was intentional. Most importantly it made the film fun to watch which is one of The Victims main flaws. This is a country mile away from the similar themed Tucker & Dale vs. evil.

I really wanted to like The Victim. I was genuinely excited to find out that Michael Biehn was directing his debut feature. I really hoped it would finally give him the credit that he had been denied for so long. It would have been ace if he had re-invented the genre in the same way that Edgar Wright did with Shaun of the dead or Peter Jackson with Bad Taste and even Robert Rodriguez with El Mariachi had done with their first films. Unfortunately by making a serious gritty thriller in the Grindhouse mould the end result is boring. Whilst I applaud Michael Biehn for ignoring mainstream Hollywood and concentrating on projects that interest him I do hope that he tries harder to make films that interest his audience.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Face Your Fears This Halloween, All this cool stuff could be yours!

All this cool stuff could be yours!
Celebrate this Halloween with an amazing supply of horror goodies including three fantastic Momentum Pictures films: The Woman In Black, Apartment 143 and We are the Night!
You can watch all these great films complete with your own Woman in Black T-shirt, mug and torch (for when you're hiding under the covers!
We are the Night and Apartment 143 come to DVD from 15th October.
We are giving away to each winner a copy of The Woman in Black, Apartment 143 and We are the Night; a Woman in Black mug, T-shirts and a torch!
So to be in with a chance of winning just answer the following question,
Who played the lead roll in The Woman In Black-
Just e-mail me up at by the 29th October to be in with the chance to win, winner will be notified by email, Good Luck!!
Jonny T.
If you are not fortunate enough to win you can always get these great movies from Amazon!
We Are The Night on Amazon--We Are the night
Apartment 143 on Amazon---Apartment 143

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Michael Myers returns for revenge on Blu-ray!

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with some great news just in time for Halloween we see the release on shiny shiny Blu-ray of Halloween V and IV, From Anchorbay UK and both set for release on 15th October just in time for all hallows season, these look likely to be great releases, i have stuck all the details below,
Jonny T

“This Blu-ray release of Halloween 4 is an essential upgrade.” – DVD Talk.

Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers
On Blu-Ray 15 Oct 2012

Long considered by many horror fans to be the best of all the Halloween sequels, Halloween 4 comes to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK and it’s never looked better.

Donald Pleasence (Prince Of Darkness; Halloween; The Eagle Has Landed; You Only Live Twice; The Great Escape), Danielle Harris (The Victim; Stake Land; Hatchet II; Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 and 2), Ellie Cornell (The Thirst; House Of The Dead; Free Enterprise), director Dwight H. Little (Bones; Prison Break) and writer Alan B. McElroy (Tekken; Wrong Turn; Spawn).


Ten years to the day of that fateful Halloween when the adult Michael Myers first terrorised the sleepy town of Haddonfield, Illinois, the malevolent monster awakes from a decade-long coma, escapes incarceration and returns home. His latest prey is his niece, Jamie Lloyd, a young girl whose short life has been plagued by recurring nightmares involving her evil uncle. The only man aware of the true horror of the situation is Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael’s childhood psychiatrist and now the killer’s nemesis.

The one Halloween sequel that has actually improved with age, it’s a perfect example of how 1980s slashers put most modern-day horror flicks to shame. Danielle Harris, in her debut feature, is a revelation. There are plenty of cool and entertaining nods and references to John Carpenter’s original and to Jamie Lee Curtis. The film also features numerous unforgettable sequences, not least of which are the nightmarish “multi-Michael moment” and director Little’s homage to Sam Peckinpah. For those who have forgotten the events that lead up to this instalment, a five-disc DVD box set featuring Halloween 1, 2, 3, 5 and 5 is also available.

“Anchor Bay's new Blu-ray of Halloween 4 is easily the best the movie has ever looked.” – DVD Verdict.

“It’s among the top slashers of the 1980s and easily sits as the best sequel in the Halloween saga.” –

“For a 24-year-old, low budget slasher movie, Halloween 4 looks very clean and clear and perhaps better than it ever has.” – IGN

“A terrific high definition transfer.” –

Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers
On Blu-Ray 15 Oct 2012

Hugely underrated at the time of its original release, the highly entertaining and impressively stylish Halloween 5 finally gets the High-Def treatment the fans have been waiting for and it looks amazing

Donald Pleasence (Prince Of Darkness; Halloween; The Eagle Has Landed; You Only Live Twice; The Great Escape), Danielle Harris (The Victim; Stake Land; Hatchet II; Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 and 2), Ellie Cornell (The Thirst; House Of The Dead; Free Enterprise) and director Dominique Othenin-Girard (Omen IV: The Awakening).


It’s one year after the events of Halloween 4, and both Michael and Jamie have survived the horrors of the previous year’s “festivities”. Jamie is still having nightmares about her pathological uncle and, to further complicate matters, has realised she shares a telepathic bond with him, a revelation which Dr. Loomis decides to use to his advantage in tracking the seemingly unstoppable killer.

Bringing a unique sense of European style to the Halloween franchise, director Dominique Othenin-Girard pulls out all the stops to make this a rollercoaster of non-stop entertainment by throwing in everything from a pair of comedy cops, a mysterious figure in black (Who is he?), some cute woodpile kittens, deadly sex in a barn, a tense moment of “charades” and a truly awesome, nail-biting chase sequence involving a laundry chute. Add Troy Evans (Frank the desk clerk from “E.R.”) and the gorgeous Wendy Kaplan (as hot teen bimbo-turned-heroine Tina) to the mix and you have one of the most fun-packed and thrilling episodes of the Halloween franchise. And for those who have forgotten the events that lead up to this, a five-disc DVD box set featuring Halloween 1, 2, 3, 5 and 5 is also available.

“A terrific high definition transfer. This looks better than Halloween 4 with crisp colours and excellent detail.” –

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The Casebook of Eddie Brewer- Mayhem Festival update.

Hello Folks,

Jonny T here with as promised an update on this years MAYHEM horror festival in Nottingham, It has just been announced that along with the showing of the great looking The Casebook of Eddie Brewer the director Andrew Spencer,producer Sean Connolly and star of the film Ian Brooker will all be in attendance!
I Have stuck a direct link below to get your tickets as well as the trailer and the official site which is packed full of great Eddie Brewer stuff, More news and updates for MAYHEM as i get them,
See You there!
Jonny T.

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The Pact-DVD Review By Jonny T.

Directed by- Nicholas mcCarthy
Starring- Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien and Mark Steiger

"As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home."

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with my DVD review of the 2012 movie The Pact.The film opens with a young single mother taking care of her recently deceased mum's funeral and home, She talks to her sister about if she will attend the funeral but without much luck as it appears the recently dead mum was not a pleasant person at all, so after speaking ill of the dead (never a good idea in a horror movie!) She decides to have a chat with her daughter via Skype, at 1st the conversation goes well until she starts to lose the signal to her daughter, the here's a noise coming from the closet then BOOM it all kicks off, we sir her smashed all over the place then dragged into said closet!

We then get to see the arrival of her bad girl sister who has been trying to call back, on arrival at her dead mums house she enters and notices that the door is unlocked and her mobile is on the floor and the laptop still switched on with messages of her daughter on screen, Unsure of her sisters whereabouts she doesn't seemed too phased and does decide to attend her mums funeral, on returning to the house it all start kicking of big time!

She also gets the full force of the evil spirit and decides to leave immediately and spend the night in a local hotel where in a great scary scene she is again attacked by the ghost, This then brings her into contact with a local police officer,mr big chin himself Casper Van dien, Now personally i think it's great seeing him again as in the last few years many of his performances have been straight the DVD which i feel is a shame as in this kind of role as in Starship Troopers he ideally cast and could easily be seen as a great cult actor, anyway back to The Pact, He agrees to go back to the house with her and they discover behind a wall a secret room,oooo spooky!

We then in a rather bizarre scene see her go visit a local girl who seems quite disturbed and judging by the house and people living in the house I'm not 1 bit surprised! It turns out that the girl is Psychic and under duress agrees with her horrible brother to come to the house and see what she can pick up, This is a great scene where the creepy looking girl really does start to pick everything up evil within the house resulting in her being thrown across the floor and....i won't spoil it! The girl and her brother flee only for the girl to contact her again where she tells her the way to find out whats happening is to use a Ouija Board (another bad idea for a horror film!)

So although it sounds like i may have told you quite a lot about The Pact there is a hell of a lot more to it than all of the above, It's part Mystery, part Ghost story, kind of i would say in the vane of something like George C Scott classic The Changeling, There are lots of twists and turns throughout, the scares come thick and fast, there is gore, jump scares and great FX as well as great acting and some cool camera angles, so on these cold winter nights you could do a hell of a lot worse that The Pact, In my opinion it's been so far a pretty poor and slow year for horror but The Pact does stand above a hell of a lot of films i have seen so far this year, A recommend from me!


Monday, 8 October 2012

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD - Teaser trailer

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with the great new teaser trailer for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, Yep Brucie is back on the big screen 14th February 2013 and just from this teaser it looks awesome! So sit back click play and shout YIPEE KI AY!
Jonny T.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

MAYHEM horror festival-Coming very soon!!

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with news of this years MAYHEM horror festival in my own town of Nottingham! So from October 31st-November the 4th are you in the UK or around Nottingham? If so this is the event for you! Now an Established horror festival it always differs from others, not just showing the films that are currently doing "The Horror Circuit" but having some great screenings of old classics as well as some brand new and the best horror around, for example, this year so far announced is Dead Sushi, American Mary, V/H/S and a brand new restored and never before seen in the UK of Stanley Kubrick's Classic The Shining to name but a few, Which i most certainly will be attending!!
Also they have Directors Q&A sessions, Classic horror readings and a fantastic finale on the Sunday night in the form of a horror quiz, which me and a few others from Jonnys Cult films will taking part in, think you can beat us? Well we will see you there!
I have stuck a ton of stuff below, links, pictures etc so you can get your tickets and see what is happening this year and if i hear of any more upcoming screenings you will be the first to hear, so have a look below and see what tickles your Halloween fancies and we shall see you there,
Jonny T and The Gang.

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Some of the great events happening!

Live Horror Stories For Halloween

8pm – 10pm. Cafe Bar.
Nottingham Writers Studio present WORD OF MOUTH
Live storytelling from The Nottingham Writer’s Studio, horror novelist Niki Valentine and guests, as well as TV archive classics from Tom Baker (SREDNI VASHTAR by Saki), Christopher Lee (THE STALLS OF BARCHESTER by M.R. James) and Robert Powell (THE ROSE GARDEN, M.R. James).


With Special Guests co-writer and star Steve Oram and Ben Wheatley
A shift in gears from the Kill Listdirector takes Chris and Tina on a very strange and truly disturbing odyssey through the English countryside as they take a very wrong turn indeed and the bodies soon pile up around them.


10.30pm. Broadway Studio

You are invited to a live experiment in pure horror from a team of experimental psychologists, keen to push you into the darkest areas of fear, live in Broadway’s Studio.


  12.30pm. Dir. Noboru Iguchi (18) Japan Rina Takeda, Kentaro Shimazu

From the creator of gore drenched Mutant Girls Squad. Keiko must save the day when deadly flesh eating sushi comes to life. Saucy, sick and filled with sushi recipes.

“Silliness that is hard to resist… a genuine crowd-pleaser.” Twitch


11pm Dirs. Ti West, Adam Wingard, Radio Silence, Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg (18) US Calvin Reeder, Hannah Fierman

The ultimate in found-footage horror from a host of cutting edge directors, including The Innkeepers’ Ti West. Sent out to locate a rare video cassette an amoral gang uncover a host of disturbing tapes, a dead man and a whole lot of trouble.
“Prepare to be scared. A great midnight movie experience.” Twitch


4.30pm. Masterclass with writer and director Joe Ahearne.

Mayhem are delighted to welcome the creator of this Autumn’s chilling new series to talk about ghost stories, the relationship between horror at television and his career as well as let us in on the Secret of Crickley Hall. Joe Ahearne has directed Doctor Who and created the cult TV series Ultraviolet.


6.30pm Dirs. Jen and Sylvia Soska (18) US/Can. Katherine Isabelle, Tristan Risk

Mary Mason, drop-out medical student, turns to the gruesome world of underground surgery with devastating results. The return of Dead Hooker In a Trunk‘s Soska twins with an utterly disturbing and hilariously satirical film.
“A stylish, artful and darkly funny tragedy… game-changing.” Brutal As Hell


2.15pm Dir. Stanley Kubrik (15) UK/USA. Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

Come and play with us, Danny – forever, and ever, and ever… Suffering from writer’s block Jack Torrance decides to move his family into an old hotel over winter. The longer, often overlooked version of the horror masterpiece remastered and restored, back on the big screen where it can disturb and terrify us all again.
“Genius.” Empire


The world’s most brutal horror quiz returns as Strange Things Are Happening’s David Flint subjects the Mayhem audience to the shock and awe of The Flinterrogation, with magnificent gifts and the admiration of others the prize for the winners, eternal shame the burden of the losers. Who will survive – and what will be left of them?

So there you go folks, just a little taster of many of the events happening this year at the awesome MAYHEM horror festival, be sure to click the links and get your tickets whilst you can!
Jonny T.