THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE

A police officer named Megan Reed (Mitchell) has just gotten out of rehab and takes up a night shift at a morgue in the city. On her first day there, she learns of an exorcism gone wrong on a young woman named Hannah Grace (Johnson) who was possessed by a spirit and passed away while … Continued

ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM: THE MOVIE – 365 DAYS’ TIME

This is a review in two parts. Assassination Classroom was an anime of two seasons, finishing in spring 2016. It was based on a manga by Yūsei Matsui with a story of everyday things that happen to everyday people, like a monster that destroys most of the moon promising to do the same to the … Continued

AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Family Christmases are fraught at the best of times, particularly when there’s a new member being introduced to the clan and that pressure cooker situation we’re all familiar with is the perfect setting for this very British slice of sci-fi horror. The Milgrams are your average middle-class family and are being joined for the Yuletide … Continued

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

While the idea of standalone animated Spider-Man sounds like a cynical attempt to cash in on Peter Parker joining Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, the end result is a spectacular, joyous love letter to Spider-Man, in all his/her/it’s forms. Ostensibly a retelling of the superhero origin of Miles Morales, one of the Spider-Men from Marvel’s Ultimate line … Continued

EXPLORIANA

Wax your moustache, sharpen your machete, and prepare for adventure! Exploriana is a push-your-luck card collection game by the union of Triple-Ace Games, Counters Out and Chaos Publishing, for 2-5 players. The players are 19th Century Victorian patrons, financing expeditions to South America, Africa and the Far East, hoping to acquire great wealth and renown … Continued

DOCTOR WHO – Series 11 Episode 9, It Takes You Away

As talking points go, a speaking frog is probably going to end up making the Kandy Man look like Davros in the pantheon of unexpected antagonists. And in the middle of this back-to-basics version of Doctor Who, the Solitract’s chosen form was such an incongruous visual, it will have had viewers frozen mid-sip wondering if … Continued

ALL THE DEVIL’S MEN

If you enjoyed the recent BBC thriller Bodyguard and are looking for similar thrills, then All the Devil’s Men might be for you. Milo Gibson inhabits a classic Steven Seagal archetype as Jack Collins, a former SEAL turned bounty hunting burnout, doing the jobs no one else talks of. His spunky boss, CIA handler Leigh … Continued

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

Six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph (Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Silverman) are now best friends, and are inseparable from one another. However, Vanellope is now growing extremely tired with her own game, Sugar Rush. She now knows how to win every single race, and nothing in the game is a challenge … Continued

UGLY SWEATER PARTY

Writer/director Aaron Mento’s Ugly Sweater Party is a fun, if frustrating watch. It features genre icons like Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) and Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs) in prominent and fun roles, and has an absolutely bonkers premise. It even starts out promisingly, with Whalen – as serial killer Declan Rains – being … Continued

THE BEST OF ‘80s SCREAM QUEENS COLLECTION

Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer, and Brinke Stevens are names synonymous with ‘80s exploitation at the height of the VHS era and 88 Films has decided to honour their legacy with a brand-new remastered two-disc, three-film release. Of course, this trio of films are going to be more familiar to an older generation, for whom the … Continued