Road Rash Reviews

Space Dogs: Return To Earth Review ***--

Cert U | 80 mins | 2020

3 star fun for the youngsters in your life.
Space Dogs: Return To Earth is the third part of a trilogy made as a tribute to Belka and Strelka, two Russian dogs who spent a day in space aboard Korabl-Sputnik 2 (Sputnik 5) on 19 August 1960 before safely returning to Earth.
It is written by Mike Disa (Wacky Races), directed by…more

Charlie Says Review ****-

Cert 15 | 110 mins | 2021

4 star disturbing tale of the girls who killed for Manson.
Charlie Says is directed by boundary pushing director Mary Harron (American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page). It is written by Guinevere Turner (Go Fish) and based upon the books “the Family” by Ed Sanders and “The Long Prison Journey of Leslie Van Houten” by Karlene Faith. It is presented on…more

Dawn of the Dead: Standard Edition (4K UHD) Review *****

Cert 18 | 127 mins | 1978

5 star ultimate gift for the discerning horror fan.
Dawn of the Dead is written and directed by horror legend George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Land of the Dead) and was originally released in 1978. This cult classic is presented here following a painstaking restoration courtesy of Second Sight Films. Following the success of the Limited Edition release,…more

The Banishing Review ****-

Cert 15 | 97 mins | 2021

4 stars of elegantly spine-chilling horror.
The Banishing is a horror thriller coming to digital platforms on March 26th courtesy of AMC Networks’ Shudder, in partnership with Vertigo releasing.
It is based around the ever fascinating real life story of Borley Rectory, “the most haunted house in England”.
It is written by David Beton (I Am Soldier), Ray Bogdanovic (The Hatton Garden Job)…more

The Bloodhound Review ***--

Cert 15 | 72 mins | 2021

3 star brooding and atmospheric thriller.
The Bloodhound is the first feature film from writer and director Patrick Picard and is a very impressive debut.  It is a fresh and interesting take on the well known short story The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart).
My dear Francis. It’s been forever now and…more

The Invisible Man Appears / The Invisible Man Vs. The Human Fly Review ****-

Cert PG | 183 mins | 1949, 1957

4 star gloriously silly Japanese B-movies.
This Blu-ray features two Japanese films, among the earliest examples of tokusatsu (special effects) cinema from Daiei Studios (Gamera, Warning from Space). This is the first time they have been released outside Japan. They are both loosely based on characters created by H.G. Wells.
They are  presented here on Blu-ray courtesy of Arrow Video.
The Invisible Man…more

Nightwing and Shadow of the Hawk Review ****-

Cert 12 | 197 mins | 1979, 1976

4 star bats, wolves and exploding owls.
This brilliant package includes two classic seventies horror creature features.
Nightwing was originally released in 1979 and is written by Martin Cruz Smith (Gorky Park) and directed by Arthur Hiller (The Man of La Mancha, See No Evil, Hear No Evil).
Shadow of the Hawk was originally released in 1976 and directed by George McCowan (Seeing…more

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