Archive for January, 2012

Asylum double bill

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

It wouldn’t be a look at straight to video trash without a look at two films from the new masters of the genre – The Asylum.

The Haunting of Winchester House (2009) is marketed as a scary modern horror, but it is actually a very mild and old fashioned ghost story that manages to build some good atmosphere despite being filmed in the vintage red/green 3D format.

100 Million BC (2008) is a rather less forgiveable attempt to make an elaborate thriller with no budget, but most of the flaws come from lazy script writing.

Cyborg Cops

Monday, January 30th, 2012

More straight to video hell with a double bill of Nu Image films from the 1990s – Cyborg Cop and Cyborg Cop II – packed with explosions and gunfights with a dash of gore and gratuitous nudity, these should appeal to all B-movie action fans.

Flight 747

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

More straight to video action with Lance Henriksen and Lorenzo Lamas starring in the no budget thriller Flight 747.

Afghan Knights (2007)

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

So starting off this series of DTV reviews is a modern war/horror film that is marketed as a gung-ho action flick but is actually a surprisingly effective horror – Afghan Knights

Straight to Video Hell

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Repent sinner, step away from that bin of bargain DVDs or you will go straight to video hell….

We kick off 2012 will a new series of ‘straight to video’ film reviews, click on the tag link below to see all of the new reviews in this series.