Sunday, 10 June 2018

REVENGE - Reviewed



Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.
Director: Coralie Fargeat
Writer: Coralie Fargeat
Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe

So, I got offered to review a screener for a new film called "Revenge" I read the synopsis and to be honest i just sounded like yet another rape revenge movie, But then i did a bit more digging and saw that it was director Coralie Fargeat's new movie and read some great reviews for it so i thought why not, Emailed them back and i was sent the screener, I can tell you what i'm glad i did!
It's story is basic and tells of a young lady who goes away for a weekend with a married man to a remote location when two of his friends turn up to go on a hunting trip.
The night before they go they all get a little drunk and the young lady starts dancing and flirting wit all three of them.



The following day her man goes off to sort some business and one of the guys from the night before goes into her room and he obviously got the wrong signal the night before but won't take no for an answer, You can guess what happens next.
Her man then returns and she is obviously in a shocked state and tells him what has happened and he basically tells her to keep it quiet and gives her a slap!
After this she goes for the escape and runs into the desert, The three men realising that she may tell the authorities what happened the hunt for her then begins.......



From that moment onward it's pretty much non stop pursuit, gore and violence, There are only 4 actors involved and all of them play great roles, The direction is superb as are the locations, There are bits that are totally WTF moments and a bit silly if i'm honest but there is enough great moments for me to forgive any of the silly bits. One thing that did stand out for me was the transformation of the leading lady Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz from bimbo to full on revenge machine is superb.
Also i mentioned the gore and it is in bucket loads, The make up/Effects are some of the best practical effects i have seen in a long long time.
So in summing up i would say that for me Revenge is one of my highlights of 2018 so far and well worth you seeking out upon its release, Bloody marvellous!
8/10
Jonny T.




Sunday, 20 May 2018

MAYHEM comes to the UK on digital 18 June and DVD 16 July







Hello folks,
Some great news for you today, MAYHEM is getting a UK release! Coming to Digital on 18th June and DVD 16th July its definitely a movie you need to see. I was fortunate enough to see it at Nottingham's Mayhem Festival and i have to say it was definitely  one of the festival highlights. Similar in tone to The Belko Experiment i would say but has a lot more dark humour and buckets of gore! I've put all the details below,
Enjoy,
Jonny T.







Fresh from raucous, sold-out festival screenings across the globe, Kaleidoscope and SHUDDER are excited to announce the UK digital and DVD release of the stylish and savage MAYHEM – the brilliantly executed action-horror-comedy which sticks two fingers up at office politics and then proceeds to rip out the charred heart of humdrum 9 to 5 society today.



Delivering buckets of inventive blood-drenched splatter and barbed, witty social commentary, director Joe Lynch’s frenetic thriller asks how far you would go to get ahead at work if your darkest impulses ran unchecked.



MAYHEM is available to download from 18th June and on DVD from 16th July before heading to streaming service SHUDDER in the autumn.



Derek Cho (Steven Yeun, The Walking Dead) is having a really bad day. After being unjustly fired from his job, he discovers that the law firm’s building is under quarantine for a mysterious and dangerous virus. Chaos erupts throughout the office as the victims of the disease begin acting out their wildest impulses. Joining forces with a former client (Samara Weaving, Ash vs Evil Dead) who has a grudge of her own, Derek savagely fights tooth and nail to get to the executives on the top floor and settle the score once and for all.






MAYHEM received its World Premiere at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival to critical praise followed by sold-out international screenings including Fright Fest 2017.



Certificate: 18 / Run Time: 86 Minutes


MAYHEM is available to download from 18th June and on DVD from 16th July.



Saturday, 24 March 2018

My Friend Dahmer - Reviewed




I'd heard a lot of god things about My Friend Dahmer so i thought i'd give it a go and here are my thoughts.
Based on the early life of one of Americas most prolific and twisted serial killers My friend Dahmer tells the events of his college days that led up to his first human kill. He had killed many times before but mainly small animals and had a collection of roadkill that he kept in a shed in vats of acid because he liked to see the bones. The film opens with Dahmer the school loner on his school bus and as they drive past a man jogging it immediately grabs his attention as well as jumping straight into his homosexual fantasies. The jogger plays a repeated part during the film as he also jogs daily past Dahmer's home which a young Jeffery  notices and extends his passing interest to eventually hiding in the bushes daily to see the guy jog past unknowingly playing into his murderous/sexual fantasies.
He eventually comes out of himself a little bit when one day his father buys him some dumbells and tells him to get fit and get noticed, Basically get a life and some friends. He does start to work out but then puts on an act at school that he calls "The Spaz" basically mocking the disabled. This gets the attention of a group of boys who want to get a club together with Dahmer at the helm, He agrees and looks like he has finally been accepted, Looking like his life is turning around his mum announces that she and his father are splitting up and her and his brother will be moving out to go live with his grandma. Jeffery then starts to hit the booze and drugs , his downward spiral starts with his drinking and his trying to shock people getting more and more extreme and out of control.
Ross Lynch who used to be a star on the Disney Chanel plays Dahmer brilliantly and creepily looks very much like a young Jefferey.



I personally have read a lot and seen a lot of documentaries on Jeffery Dahmer and it does stick to his story superbly. I wouldn't say you would need to know a lot a about Dahmer to enjoy this which is good. It certainly is a slow burn but never drops off so slow that it loses your interest. All i can say is don't go into this expecting a "Serial Killer" movie and for me personally it was very refreshing seeing such subject matter from a fresh perspective.
All in all it's a definite high recommend from me.
8/10.
Jonny T.





Saturday, 17 February 2018

Henry Rollins Returning in ‘He Never Died 2’!





Hello folks,
Some great news today that Henry Rollins will return in He Never Died 2, reprising the role of an immortal cannibal named Jack. Jason Krawczyk is back in the director’s chair.

Having seen the first film at MAYHEM festival a couple of years back i loved it, There was talk of it maybe being made into a TV series but just announced is the sequel and i personally can't wait! Filming is set to start in May so i'll keep my eye out for more news and update you as i find out more, The synopsis has been released (below) and it sounds amazing! I woud say if you have yet to see the first film make sure you do!
Jonny T.



“After saving his estranged daughter from his criminal past in the original movie, Jack is now a vagabond attempting to keep his supernatural compulsion in check. Along the way, he confronts depraved sadists similar to his own long life of destruction and must defy his inner demons and strike a balance of revenge and responsibility.”