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Film Review: Hack Job (short film) (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A cyber/slasher horror short starring the very talented Emmanuel Skretas as Michael, a reclusive hacker who experiences a downward spiral of bad luck created by a wealthy and established hacker named Bava (my father, Wayne McPhee).Β But the β€œhack off” that ensues is the least of Michael’s worries, when a third party crashes the competition, leaving viewers with a sense ...

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Film Review: Voices From the Grave (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The dead have stories to tell a horror fan seeking the obscure. REVIEW: An anthology horror film by Richard Stoudt (Death By VHS) and Laurence Holloway (Nightmare Alley), VOICES FROM THE GRAVE presents three compelling short tales held together with a wrap-around story. Our story begins in a book shop. The nameless customer (although named in the closing credits, ...

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Film Review: Beasties (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: Slimey little aliens attack teenagers. REVIEW: Horny college kids making out in cars and getting eaten by low budget, foam monsters. Post apocalyptic punks, central casting nerds, big-hair trendys resplendant in their button down oxfords and acid wash jeans. Boobs. Naked shower scene. Every possible stereotype and movie trope they could hit. Can’t beat that with a stick, folks. ...

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Film Review: The Last Halloween (short film) (2013) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: Four young trick-or-treaters set out on a door-to-door adventure – making their way from house to house, collecting strange treats as they go – that could very well end up being… the Last Halloween! REVIEW: Another short film, this time a tasy little offering from Canada called The Last Halloween. It’s based on a comic book written by Mark ...

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Film Review: The Inside (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of girls are terrorized by violent vagrants before succumbing to a horrific supernatural evil. REVIEW: Some nights just don’t go the way you plan them. And some nights go so far wrong, it’s best to forget they ever happened. This is one of those nights. It’s Sian’s 21st birthday, and her friends have planned a low-rent night ...

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Film Review: Splash Area (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Halloween night. A night filled with fancy dress costumes, candy, screams and blood. And then there’s the ‘trick-or-treaters’. REVIEW: Splash Area is an indie film from the UK. After watching it, I did a bit of research and found some interesting facts about the production that I must mention first – 1) this film was made for 500 British ...

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