Road Rash Reviews

Polterheist Review ****-

Cert 15 | 86 mins | 2018

4 stars of brutal, brilliant and bloody horror comedy.
Polterheist is a highly original British horror comedy caper, written and directed by Dave Gilbank, his feature debut, and co-written by Gemma Head who also stars and Paul Renhard.
Following its success on the festival circuit, Polterheist has an exclusive early DVD edition from Halloween onwards and will go on general release in…more

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales Review ****-

Cert U | 104 mins | 2018

4 stars of charming and amusing family fun.
The Big Bad Fox is written by Benjamin Renner (Ernest and Celestine) and directed by Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert. It was originally a French production and is presented here with both a star studded English dub and the original French track.
“A detour? It’s a disaster! I can’t even speak Chinese, let alone…more

Fireworks Review ***--

Cert 12 | 90 mins | 2018

3 stars of slightly confusing time travelling romance anime.
Fireworks (also known as Fireworks: Should We See Them From the Side or the Bottom?) is based on the 1993 Japanese live-action television play of the same name, written by Shunji Iwai.
This anime version is produced by Shaft (Nisekoi, Maria Holic) and directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (March Comes In Like A Lion) and Nobuyuki Takeuchi (Spirited Away),…more

Secret Santa Review ****-

Cert 18 | 79 mins | 2018

4 stars of very black festive comedy horror. 
Secret Santa is the second film from the Frightfest Presents label, a venture between Signature Entertainment and leading genre festival Frightfest. Following the success of The Dark, we now have a blood drenched comedy from the creators of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and Texas Chainsaw 3D.
It is written by Debra…more

March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step *****

Cert U | 76 mins | 2018

5 stars of stunning wildlife film making.
Over a decade later and following on from the success of March of the Penguins, writer and director Luc Jacquet (Ice and the Sky, Once Upon a Forest) is back with another work of genius, March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step.
“It’s pick up time at preschool, but unfortunately the entire class consists of nearly identical twins,…more

5 Centimeters Per Second Review *****

Cert U | 63 mins | 2018

5 stars of hauntingly beautiful animation.
5 Centimeters Per Second was originally released in 2007 and is now available on Blu-ray in the UK for the first time courtesy of Manga UK.
It is produced, written and directed by the highly acclaimed Makoto Shinkai (The Garden of Words, Your Name) and follows a similar theme to his previous works, The Place Promised…more

The Dark Review ****-

Cert 15 | 95 mins | 2018

4 stars of unusual psychological horror.
The Dark is written and directed by Justin P. Lange and is his impressive directorial debut.
It is the first film to be released under the FrightFest Presents label, the new venture from leading independent distributor Signature Entertainment and leading genre festival FrightFest.
“This is what you’re looking for. So you like scary stories do you?”
Josef Hofer…more

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