Movies

Apex Predator

Action
Available on VOD: 22 november 2021
Director: Edward Drake
Cast: Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Red, Sixth Sense, Split), Neal McDonough (Minority Report, The 100), Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale, White Chicks)

Based on Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”.Five elite Hunters pay to hunt a human on a deserted island. But each Hunter begins to fall as the Prey fightsback with mind-games, traps, and a determination to survive they have never witnessed before.

Reviews
  • Ashleymanning.com: It’s a classic story of rich people hunting humans for sport. The new spin on it is bizarre and over the top in the best way possible.
  • Fictionhorizon.com: McDonough, as the twisted, blood-thirsty killer who gets his prey every time, is excellent in bringing out the cold-blooded killer.
  • Theactionelite.com: Neal McDonough proving what a class act he is on screen.

Trigger Point

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 9 december 2021
Director: Brad Turner
Cast: Barry Pepper (True Grit, Maze Runner 2 and 3), Laura Vandervoort (Jigsaw, The Handmaid's Tale), Colm Feore (Astronaut, House of Cards), Eve Harlow (The 100)

Nicolas Shaw, a disgraced former U.S. secret agent who suffered memory loss at the hand of captors, is dragged back into the darkest shadows of the spy world when he is enlisted by his former partner to help find a missing colleague. Nicolas' skills will be put to the ultimate test as the two men try to unravel the mystery behind her disappearance before it's too late. But to uncover the truth, Nicolas will need to remember the past. Doing so might also be the key to clearing his own name.

Reviews
  • Bulletproofaction.com: I had a fantastic time watching Trigger Point.
  • Entertainingmovie.com: An efficient assassin “gone to ground” thriller.
  • Jbspins.com: Surprisingly stylish.
  • Lylesmoviefiles.com: a solid action thriller.
  • Punchdrunkcritics.com: Enjoy watching Nicolas Shaw deliver that sweet, sweet justice down the barrel of his silenced hand cannon. Brad Turner and Barry Pepper Prove a Familiar Story Can Still Be Exhilarating.
  • Reelfilm.com: compelling action sequences.
  • Socialnews.xyz: Tough and surprisingly to some degree trendy.

American Night

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 januari 2022
Director: Alessio Della Valle
Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Vikings, The 12th Man), Emile Hirsch (Lone Survivor, Killer Joe, Into the Wild), Paz Vega (Rambo Last Blood, Kill the Messenger), Jeremy Piven (Sin City A Dame to Kill For, Entourage), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, The Hateful Eight)

Full synopsis soon.

A neo-noir set in the New York City's corrupt contemporary art world where the art dealer John Kaplan and the ruthless head of New York's mafia, Michael Rubino, fight for money, art, power and love.

Reviews
  • Silverscreenanalysis.com: The gun-play kicks in with a self-awareness that really makes it pop. It gets bloody and elegant all at the same time and I had fun with the sporadic tones, and noir atmosphere this one delivers. The hyper-reality was tuned-in just right to create a fun escape into a violent world of maniacal villains, art, sex, and gun-fights.
  • Shadowsonthewall.co.uk: Hirsch  [has] fun along the way, veering wildly from thoughtful to petulant to maniacal.
  • Markreviewsmovies.com: American Night portrays plenty of corruption, in the underworlds of both art and crime, and chaos, especially in its action-heavy climax.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: Style, gritty suspense, and colorful characters.

The Boy Behind The Door

Thriller
Available on VOD: 10 maart 2022
Director: David Charbonier, Justin Powell
Cast: Lonnie Chavis (This Is Us), Ezra Dewey (The Djinn), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Nocturnal Animals), Scott Michael Foster (Californication)

A night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old, Bobby, and his best friend, Kevin, when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another deranged stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive…or die trying.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Een behoorlijk strakke, goed gedoseerde en bij vlagen intense thriller met enkele stevige horrorelementen.
  • Parool.nl: Uiterst effectief ... Spanning nagelbijtend hoog.
  • Modernmyths.nl: Vergis je niet, dit is geen kinderfilm, maar een volwassen thriller vol twists en spanning.
  • Sealteam1138.com: Sterke aanrader. Naast dat de film voor een groot deel enorm origineel weet te werken, ziet het er ook nog eens enorm goed uit en is het vrij sterk geacteerd door zijn jonge cast.
  • Schokkendnieuws.nl: Nét wanneer je denkt dat de film alle varianten van het kat-en-muisspel wel zal hebben uitgeput, geeft een handjevol verrassingen de film weer een nieuwe wending en spanningsboog. Zo houden Powell en Charbonier je de volle anderhalve uur op het puntje van je stoel.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: a gripping twist on the home-invasion thriller, first-time feature directors David Charbonier and Justin Powell plunge two tween boys into escalating peril, relentlessly intensifying a cascading series of lethal threats over the film’s excruciating runtime.
  • Allhorror.com: a heart-stopping, atmospheric indie that one must watch in order to understand how it makes you feel. Truly stellar performances from the kids and the captors bring this movie to life.
  • Behindthelensonline.net: The fear, tension, and terror are relentless and beyond palpable.
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: The Boy Behind the Door is phenomenal. Full stop. From the actors to the setting and the use of darkness both visually and thematically, this is a film to watch. 9/10.
  • Cgmagonline.com: A truly excellent slice of cinema that will leave your knuckles glowing white.
  • Combustiblecelluloid.com: A gripping, hypnotic feature.
  • Escapeintofilm.com: Difficult to watch, hard to stomach but impossible to turn away is the best warning that can be given. Pure concept executed with chilling efficiency, this thriller will have the audience holding its breath from start to finish.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: This film is one of the best I’ve seen. The Boy Behind the Door is a strong horror-thriller that’ll keep most people on the edge of their seats the entire 88 minutes.
  • Horrorfuel.com: Charbonier and Powell exhibit dazzling craftsmanship in their feature-length debut, from their stirring use of light and shadow to their realistic-sounding dialogue between the two young friends, to their breathtaking timing with suspense. A must-see.
  • Screenzealots.com: A tense, effective, and unrelenting thriller.
  • BloodyDisgusting.com: unrelentingly intense, shockingly dark thriller.
  • Rottentomatoes.com: A tense, terrifying, and all-around outstanding feature debut for its co-directing duo, The Boy Behind the Door should thrill discerning horror fans. 97% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! See all reviews here.

Boys from County Hell

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 26 mei 2022
Director: Chris Baugh
Cast: Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders), Nigel O'Neill (Bad Day for the Cut), Louisa Harland (Derry Girls), Michael Hough (Chapelwaite)

Welcome to Six Mile Hill, a sleepy Irish backwater whose only claim to fame is the somewhat dubious local legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the local pub. It’s home to Eugene Moffat, a young man who fills most of his days drinking pints with his friends and pranking tourists who come to visit the gravesite of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire some believe to have inspired Dracula. 

When a personal tragedy forces Eugene to go and work for his gruff, no-nonsense father he finds himself on the site of a controversial new road development that threatens to destroy the town’s livelihood. 

But strange events unfold when Eugene and the crew tear down a famous cairn believed to be the final resting place of Abhartach and they soon come under attack from a sinister force that has infected one of their workmates. 

As the night closes in The Boys must fight for survival while discovering the true horror of a myth that hits much closer to home than any of them realise...

Reviews
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Springs to life when Baugh goes all-in on the horror elements. Ihe film does leave you thirsting for more vampiric slaughter.
  • Bloody-flicks.co.uk: Boys from County Hell is an unconventional vampire film with the humour of a Shaun of the Dead plus plenty of gore. Highly recommended.
  • Jbspins.com: a pretty wild ride.
  • TheGuardian.com: a bloody good laugh.
  • Ukfilmreview.co.uk: The charm and familiarity among the ensemble are undoubtedly the reasons the film works as well as it does.
  • Jordyreviewsit.com: A big crowd-pleaser. It’s witty and emotional (at time), while being a hell of a fun ride.
  • Dailydead.com: a lot of fun and one that you will definitely want to check out.
  • Llivingsnoqualmie.com: The characters are quite funny, even if not always believable. Complete with carnage and heart-stopping moments, this film will probably start you out asking, “what on earth did we pay for” but leave you grinning and refreshed.
  • Letterboxd.com: Wickedly fun Irish horror movie.
  • Scarynerd.com: Succeeds with a brilliant tone, a different spin on vampires and successful comedy throughout. 

The Djinn

Horror
Available on VOD: 2 juni 2022
Director: David Charbonier, Justin Powell
Cast: Ezra Dewey (The Djinn), Rob Brownstein (Bosch, The Young and The Restless), Tevy Poe

Dylan Jacobs, a mute twelve-year-old, discovers a mysterious book of spells inside his new apartment. Grieving the loss of his mother, and feeling isolated from everyone except for his father, Dylan performs a ritual that promises to deliver his heart’s desire: to have a voice. But he soon discovers that every gift has a toll when a sinister djinn arrives to collect his soul.

Now trapped in his new home with nowhere to hide, Dylan must find a way to survive until the stroke of midnight or pay the ultimate price.

Reviews
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: There’s not an ounce of fat here, just a streamlined story packed with intensity and scares. Charbonier and Powell spin gold out of hay, weaving a chilling fairy tale that keeps you engaged throughout.
  • Filmthreat.com: Scary and harrowing with a shocking and impactful ending. The acting is perfect, and the visuals are a masterclass in creating tension.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: Excels where it matters most; thrills, scares, and an empathetic, resourceful lead that fights back just as much as he flights.
  • Blu-ray.com: there’s some heaviness to the second half of the picture, which eventually gets around to real-world trauma, examining the root of Dylan’s torment.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Diverges from routine and one-ups its big studio brethren with an unexpected epilogue.  I’m all for heart-rending horror that dares to eschew happy endings and “The Djinn” delivers a ripper that’s damn near diabolical in its implication.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: The camerawork framing this is brilliantly handled. Dewey is an excellent choice of lead, needing nothing so crude as dialogue in order to express himself and invite the viewer into his world.
  • UKfilmreview.co.uk: Plenty of tense moments and creepy images punctuate the heartbreaking, age-old cautionary tale about getting what you wish for.
  • Voicesfromthebalcony.com: Keeps the audience on edge and off guard for most of the film. And that includes an ending that I certainly wasn’t expecting,

There Are No Saints

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 9 juni 2022
Director: Alfonso Pineda Ulloa
Cast: Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Brian Cox (Churchill, Succession), Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight), Paz Vega (Rambo Last Blood, Kill the Messenger), Neal McDonough (Minority Report, The 100), Jose Maria Yazpik

A man nicknamed "The Jesuit", is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. When his wife is murdered and his son kidnapped and taken to Mexico, he devices an elaborate and dangerous plan to rescue his son and avenge the murder.

Reviews
  • Film is nog niet uitgebracht, nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

Stoker Hills

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 7 juli 2022
Director: Benjamin Louis
Cast: Tony Todd (The Man from Earth, The Rock), Steffani Brass (Six Feet Under), David Gridley (The Duff), Vince Hill-Bedford, William Lee Scott (The Magnificent Seven)

Three college students set out to film a horror movie for their final class project, but during filming something goes terribly wrong. They suddenly find themselves in a nightmare worse than they could have written. Luckily, some of the footage of their abduction is captured on a camera that is later found by two detectives. It’s now a race against time as the detectives must use clues in the video to rescue the students and uncover the identity of their kidnapper. As the detectives get closer to their location, they find themselves in the middle of a dense forest on the outskirts of Stoker Hills, and what they uncover is far worse than anything the town has ever seen.

Reviews
  • Voicesfromthebalcony.com: An offbeat and enjoyable mix of found footage and conventional footage as well as a mix of horror, thriller and police procedural. A great job.
  • Carlosdev.wordpress.com: Enjoyable horror-thriller with a fair amount of gore and enough interest in the plot to keep one watching until the very end.
  • Taliesinttlg.blogspot.com: Definitely worth a watch.
  • Mybloodyreviews.com: Something different within the found-footage genre by actually having cops look into the footage that has been found and trace the missing youngsters.
  • Scaredsheepless.wordpress.com: If you are looking for something trying something new and not outstaying its welcome, you may well find something worthwhile within Stoker Hills.
  • Leisurebyte.com: The gratuitous amount of body horror and the blood and gore does push us to really be invested and be scared for the missing students. Twisty Story Keeps It Engaging.

Habit

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 14 juli 2022
Director: Janell Shirtcliff
Cast: Bella Thorne (Scream, The Duff), Andreja Pejic (The Girl in the Spider's Web), Gavin Rossdale (Constantine)

When a street smart party-girl with a Jesus fetish (Bella Thorne) gets mixed up in a violent drug deal, she finds a possible way out by masquerading as a nun with her friends in order to scrape together enough money to pay the criminals off.

Reviews
  • Vocal.media: Thorne is the perfect canvas for the transgressive humor of Habit.
  • Joshatthemovies.com: A premise bursting with possibilities ... There is certainly style in Habit.
  • Ukfilmreview.co.uk: Habit plays like a film made by people who really liked David Lynch’s Wild at Heart, Tony Scott’s True Romance, and everything John Waters ever made.
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