Movie Review: HERD

HERD movie poster | ©2023 Dark Sky Films

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Ellen Adair, Mitzi Akaha, Jeremy Holm, Timothy V. Murphy, Corbin Bernsen, Amanda Fuller, Ronan Starns Writers: James Allerdyce & Steven Pierce Director: Steven Pierce Distributor: Dark Sky Films Release Date: October 13, 2023 (theatrical and digital) Often, “this movie doesn’t know what it wants to be” is code for “this is a genre mashup that doesn’t work.” HERD is a genre mashup that does know what it wants to be, even if all of its elements don’t fully mesh. On a macro level, HERD has a message about the dangers of overreaction. More immediately, it’s that […]Read On »


Movie Review: STRAIN 100

STRAIN 100 movie poster | ©2023 Uncork'd Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Jemma Dallender, Matt Carriker, Alex Zedra, Hickok45, Tori Nonaka, Robert Forte Shannon III, Alexis Boozer Sterling, John C. Forman, John Manfredi, Keyna Reynolds, Erika Hoveland, Jacquie Floyd, Jack Welcher, Karina Martinez Writer: Todd Klick, story by Hassan Hussein & Keir Lee Director: Hassan Hussein Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment Release Date: April 11, 2023 (digital) Somewhere in the universe of mathematical calculations, someone has figured out the exact number of zombie movies, the exact number of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, and the number of times that these will overlap. While there are very possibly other examples out there, STRAIN 100 […]Read On »


Movie Review: PANDEMIC

PANDEMIC | © 2016 New Artists Alliance/XLerator Media

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen, Missi Pyle, Mekhi Phifer, Paul Guilfoyle, Danielle Rose Russell Writer: Dustin T. Benson Director: John Suits Distributor: New Artists Alliance/XLerator Media Release Date (theatrical): April 1, 2016; (VOD) April 5, 2016 Although it’s been way overused, the BLAIR WITCH PROJECT super-shaky, handheld camera approach still makes sense for some movies. Unfortunately, PANDEMIC isn’t one of them. A decent premise – a small military squad attempts a rescue of survivors in a pandemic (read zombie) infested  Los Angeles with a good cast has to do unnecessary battle with the decision to shoot the […]Read On »




Rating: Not Rated Stars: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Luke McKenzie, Keith Agius, Berynn Schwerdt Writers: Kiah Roache-Turner & Tristan Roache-Turner Director: Kiah Roache-Turner Distributor: IFC Midnight Release Date: February 13, 2015 Zombie movies (and TV shows, for that matter) come in all moods and mythologies. WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD, set and shot primarily in the Australian bush, is a perfectly good mixture of gore, drama, humor and a couple of new ideas to make the plot spin in some novel directions. As scholars of Biblical lore – and a lot of horror fans – know, Wyrmwood is […]Read On »

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