Saturday, 8 September 2018

Boar - Reviewed!

"In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before."

Hello Folks!
Well we all love a giant pig movie don't we? One of my personal favourites is the Ozploitation classic Razorback so when i got offered a screener for Boar i jumped a the chance, Sadly it's definitely no Razorback.

It stars John Jarrat in a nice guy role for a change and horror legend Bill Mosley but for me even those two couldn't save it. It's basically a film of two halves ad you do get to see plenty of the Boar and he is huge but the biggest  problem for me lay in the difference between the puppet version that looked pretty damn good and the CGI version which i must say for me personally looked terrible!
There's gore a plenty and it goes along at a decent steady pace but i got bored (sorry) and by the end i really didn't care about any of the characters who lived and died.
In saying that it's not the worse movie i have ever seen and there is some good standout out deaths but in summing up as a whole film it just didn't work for me personally, It's a decent watch if the weathers shit and there's nothing on but i wouldn't go out of my way or get too excited about seeing it, 
Jonny T.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Mayhem Film Festival reveals full line-up for 2018 edition

Hello folks,
I heard a little rumour on the vine of grapes last week that this week MAYHEM were going to release the full 2018 line up, Monday, nothing, Tuesday, nowt, Today.............hello email its here!
Once again it looks obscure and classic in equal measures basically shit hot, Demons on the big screen arrrrhhhhh  #i'mdoingafunkydance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've put the press release below with all the listings, links and all you need, Come on folks do your selfs a favour and get it booked, I'll bring you anymore updates as i get them as always, see ya there!
Jonny T.

Mayhem Film Festival reveals full line-up for 2018 edition

Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the full line-up for its 2018 edition, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 11-14 October. The festival showcases the best features and short films in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, through premieres, previews, and guested screenings each year.

Mayhem 2018 starts as it means to go on with Scottish zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse, which opens the festival on Thursday 11 October, and will be followed by a Q&A with director John McPhail. Aislinn Clarke will present a screening of her found-footage chiller The Devil’s Doorway, set in one of Ireland’s notorious Magdalene asylums. Writer-director Marc Price (smash-hit zombie flick Colin) will also attend the festival to present his action-packed crime-thriller Nightshooters, where things get messy when a hapless film crew on a late-night shoot accidentally record a gangland execution.

Mayhem’s 14th edition will play host to no fewer than three UK Premieres, with exclusive first screenings of Nosipho Dumisa’s Cape Town-set Hitchcock homage Number 37, slow-burning science-fiction indie Prospect, and – as previously announced – Shinsuke Sato’s live-action manga adaptation Inuyashiki.

Already proving popular following last month’s announcement and certain to be festival highlights are Panos Cosmatos’ cosmic fever dream Mandy, starring a truly top-form Nicolas Cage, and Japanese box-office sensation One Cut of the Dead.

Delving into the archives, Mayhem is pleased to present a rare screening of Erik Blomberg’s strange and supernatural 1952 Finnish folktale, The White Reindeer, and the Dario Argento-produced 1985 cult classic Demons.

This year’s edition also includes screenings of horror anthologies Nightmare Cinema and The Field Guide to Evil – both previously announced – as well as preview screenings of Brazilian director Dennison Romalho’s macabre mortuary horror The Nightshifter, Nicolas Pesce’s darkly comic Piercing, starring Mia Wasikowska, the hilariously bad-taste splatterfest Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, and haunted-house horror The Witch in the Window. Colin Minihan’s grueling survival thriller What Keeps You Alive will close the festival.

The ever-popular short film programme and Mayhem’s fiendish film quiz, The Flinterrogation - hosted by author David Flint - both return to round off this year’s line-up.

Early Bird passes will remain on sale at the discounted price of £65 until 10AM on Monday 10 September,  at which time individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes – at the standard price of £75 – will be made available. For more information, 

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 11-14 October 2018 at Broadway, Nottingham.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Summer of 84 - Reviewed

Hello Folks,
Today i bring you my thoughts on the newly released Summer of 84.

"After suspecting that their police officer neighbour is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous."

As you probably can tell from the HUGE success of Netflix "Stranger Things" it seems that the 80's are back in style, I was around in the 80's and boy was that a style! 
So what you get with Summer Of 84 is your obligatory 4 boys, Geek, Punk, Fat Kid and kind of normal but believes  in every conspiracy theory going kid as well as the hot blonde next door babysitter, BMX's, Nights creeping around with torches, you get the 80's picture.

So when the conspiracy guy who is also  paperboy delivers his daily paper to his neighbour the local cop he asks him into his house to give him a lift downstairs with something, They end up in his dark room where he tells the young boy of his love for photography, We then get to find out from a local news story that another young boy has gone missing, Immediately geek kid swears to his friends that  he has seen a photo of the missing boy in the cops basement.
So they all assemble in the 80's tree house of course and make a plan to see if it is or isn't the local, Popular and friendly cop.

I must say i had a real good time watching this, It's stacked to the rafters with all things retro, The acting is solid as is the direction and pretty much all the characters, It really does keep you wondering throughout if the killer is the cop or someone else, no spoilers from me but one thing i will say is with all of it's comedic elements throughout the ending really took a dark and sinister twist.
Well worth a look in my opinion, By no means a masterpiece but worth keeping your eye out for, 
Jonny T.