The DTV Digest
Episode 198: Hell Hath No Fury, The Boy Behind The Door, The Highwayman, Wyrmwood: Apocalypse, The Next Girl, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, Faye, Twisting Tiger, Feast

Episode 198: Hell Hath No Fury, The Boy Behind The Door, The Highwayman, Wyrmwood: Apocalypse, The Next Girl, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, Faye, Twisting Tiger, Feast

May 17, 2022

In this bumper episode Mike, Rich and Steve tackle seven new films!

We kick off with HELL HATH NO FURY, directed by the one and only Jesse V Johnson. We've been waiting with baited breath for this one, so does it live up to the hype??

Next is THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR, a film curated from the SHUDDER streaming service, and does a good job of upholding its reputation for quality horror! 

Steve Lawson is a director we have a lot of time for, and we review his latest period action/drama, THE HIGHWAYMAN...

The Australian brothers Tristan and Kiah Roach-Turner crafted a love-letter to both Mad Max and zombie movies with their first film Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. Seven years later they have produced the next chapter in the bloody WYRMWOOD: APOCALYPSE.

THE NEXT GIRL is a hallucinatory trip of a film which split opinions - check out our review in the episode!

THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN is a dramatic retelling of the true-life tragedy which befell an elderly person when police are dispatched to provide medical assistance.

and in FAYE, actress Sarah Zanotti has to carry the whole film as she is the only one in it!

 

Our Short Shot is the excellent TWISTING TIGER, which would make an great pairing with Paper Tigers! Click the link to watch the whole 30 min film!

Finally, our DTV Throwback is FEAST - another film which wildly split opinions this week!

 

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Episode 196: Held, Gates of Darkness, Shadows, Scream Legacy, This Game’s Called Murder, Lucid, Wolves

Episode 196: Held, Gates of Darkness, Shadows, Scream Legacy, This Game’s Called Murder, Lucid, Wolves

April 25, 2022

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve tackle four new features and a fan film...

We start off with HELD, a film which fits into a particular niche of thrillers, where the protagonists are stuck within a single location.

Next is GATES OF DARKNESS, a film which definitely split opinions between us! A wayward teen is suspected to be possessed in this messy but interesting movie!

We've covered many fan films before but this is the first time we've reviewed one which looks to be part of the Scream canon. SCREAM LEGACY finds the daughter of Sidney Prescott returning to Woodsboro with the expected Ghostface shenanigans. if you are a fan of the franchise we think you should definitely check this out - clicking the link will take you to the whole 65min film!

In SHADOWS, two young sisters and their overbearing mother try to survive a post-apocalyptic land and avoid the Shadow creatures which live in the daylight...

Our final feature review is THIS GAME'S CALLED MURDER, and its a film which has made me realise there is a particular type of film which i react rather strongly to. 

Our Short Shot is an excellent horror film called LUCID - click the link to check out the film-maker's website which includes access to the film.

Finally we check out Jason Momoa and Lucas Till in WOLVES, a teen werewolf movie - again, this split opinions!

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Episode 194: The Last Rite, Anonymous Animals, ATOM, Above the Law

Episode 194: The Last Rite, Anonymous Animals, ATOM, Above the Law

April 9, 2022

This week Mike, Rich and Steve look at two new releases. The first is THE LAST RITE, a possession/exorcism film which marks the feature debut of its director,

Next up is ANONYMOUS ANIMALS - and although we've linked the film's trailer, we urge you to go into this one blind. It is a film which is sure to divide people's opinions!

Our Short Shot is ATOM - in which an android lives in solitude aboard a terraforming spaceship. Click the link to watch the whole 10 minute film.

Finally, our DTV Throwback is ABOVE THE LAW - no, not the Seagal one. This is a Belgian production and finds a crew of bank robbers framed for a political assassination. This is available on IMDB TV, via Amazon.

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Episode 193 - Spirit Walker, Broadcast Signal Intrusion, The Darker The Lake, Fortress, Salvajes, The Ice Forest

Episode 193 - Spirit Walker, Broadcast Signal Intrusion, The Darker The Lake, Fortress, Salvajes, The Ice Forest

April 3, 2022

This week, Mike and Steve tackle four new releases, starting with the excellent SPIRIT WALKER, a Korean action thriller which never takes its foot of the pedal and demands the audience keeps up with its complex plot!

Speaking of complex plots, next up is BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION, a very compelling mystery surrounding some pirate tv broadcasts!

THE DARKER THE LAKE proves to be both complex and perplexing as it spins a murder mystery set in a small Austrian town!

Finally we have FORTRESS, co-starring Bruce Willis an Jesse Metcalf. Please note that our comments about this film came before the news about Willis retiring for health reasons- having said that, we hardly mention Bruce anyway!

Our Short Shot is SALVAJES - this is some very high grade action, be sure to check it out as well as director Stephen Renney's other shorts!

Finally our DTV Throwback is THE ICE FOREST, an Italian film which resembles a Nordic Noir - but can it pull it off?

 

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Episode 190: The Ledge, The Misfits, Restless, Jester Must Die, Deep Freeze

Episode 190: The Ledge, The Misfits, Restless, Jester Must Die, Deep Freeze

March 14, 2022

This week Mike, Rich and Steve start our 190th episode (!) by reviewing THE LEDGE, the latest film from Howard J Ford (The Dead, Don't Let Go). This sees a young climber having to scale a mountain with minimal equipment to escape some killers...

Next is THE MISFITS, starring Pierce Brosnan as a thief recruited by some "Robin Hood" types to pull off a daring heist. This is currently available on Amazon Prime!

Over on Netflix, we cover the recent French thriller, RESTLESS, which sees a corrupt cop having what could possibly be the worst day of his life! This is a remake of a Korean thriller called A Hard Day, which can itself be rented via Amazon (and other streaming sites). 

Our Short Shot is JESTER MUST DIE in which a bodyguard helps the daughter of his boss escape from his clutches. This is directed by Michael Lehr, one of the best fight choreographers out there. Check the link to watch the whole 16min short but do check out his other work too!

Finally we take a look at DEEP FREEZE in our DTV Throwback - a team of post-grad students arrive at a deep mining platform in the Antarctic only to discover something has awoken deep under the ice.

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Episode 188: Demigod, Exorcist Vengeance, Death Block 13, Night Hunt, Into The Sun

Episode 188: Demigod, Exorcist Vengeance, Death Block 13, Night Hunt, Into The Sun

February 24, 2022

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve take a look at three new releases, starting with DEMIGOD, a German production which sees a young couple travel back to the Black Forest to the wife's childhood home, only to discover supernatural shenanigans!

Then we have two films which star Robert Bronzi, a Hungarian actor who has built a career out of the fact that he bears an uncanny resemblance to Charles Bronson! First up is EXORCIST VENGEANCE, in which he plays a priest who carries a bible in one hand and a gun in the other!

Next, Bronzi stars as a man wrongly convicted and sent to DEATH BLOCK 13, an old prison from which he must escape. 

 

Our Short Shot is NIGHT HUNT, which compares favourably to Brotherhood of the Wolf. Please check out this link and support the film, as we really want to see the next chapter!

 

Finally in our DTV Throwback we have Anthony Michael Hall (not Michael C Hall as i mistakenly announce!) and Michael Pare in INTO THE SUN, which is a nice mash-up of The Hard Way and Top Gun! This is available on the IMDB movie channel, which is free but contains ad breaks.

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Episode 187: Black Friday,  Help, The Accursed, Bushwhacker Blues, Armour of God 2: Operation Condor

Episode 187: Black Friday, Help, The Accursed, Bushwhacker Blues, Armour of God 2: Operation Condor

February 20, 2022

(NOTE: Many thanks to those who got in touch and alert us that this episode hadn't uploaded properly - It's now been re-uploaded and the full episode is now available!)

In this episode Mike and Rich take a look at the new comedy-horror, BLACK FRIDAY, co-starring Bruce Campbell and Michael Jai White!

Next is the much-anticipated first feature from director Black Ridder, HELP, which he made with a limited crew during lockdown.

And then there is THE ACCURSED, in which Yancy Butler stars as a witch trying to out-run a curse.

Our Short Shot is BUSHWHACKER BLUES, from the director behind the Batman fan-film, 1986. Click the link to watch the whole film, and check out some of Eighties Doubt Productions' other films while you're there!

And we wind up with Jackie Chan in our DTV Throwback, both starring in and directing ARMOUR OF GOD 2: OPERATION CONDOR! Amazon Prime subscriber can access the 88 Films print!

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Episode 185: Werewolf Castle, Shadow In The Cloud, Confession, Dennis, Post Mortem

Episode 185: Werewolf Castle, Shadow In The Cloud, Confession, Dennis, Post Mortem

February 1, 2022

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve check out the latest film from Charlie Steeds, WEREWOLF CASTLE, his most ambitious film to date!

Following this we check out Chloe Grace Moretz in SHADOW IN THE CLOUD, where she is trapped on board a WW2 bomber with a gremlin!

Stephen Moyer impressed us recently in Krays: Code of Silence, now he's starring opposite Colm Meaney in CONFESSION!

Our Short Shot is DENNIS, the unlikeliest henchman you're ever likely to meet! Click the link to watch the whole short!

Finally, our DTV Throwback is a real strange entity...Charlie Sheen (credited as Charles Sheen) stars in an Albert Pyun (Cyborg, Nemesis) film, where he plays an ex homicide detective...in Scotland. Take a listen to what we thought of POST MORTEM which can be found on Amazon Prime! (NB: the only trailers I could find are either in Spanish or German, where the film was renamed Serial Killer).

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Episode 183 - Jakob’s Wife, Silencio, The Protege, The Serpent, Fuelled, Savaged

Episode 183 - Jakob’s Wife, Silencio, The Protege, The Serpent, Fuelled, Savaged

January 10, 2022

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve take a look at a whole bunch of films with female protagonists, most of who are called a variation of Anna!

First up is JAKOB'S WIFE, starring Barbara Crampton as Anne, whose life is turned upside down when she is attacked by a vampire.

Next is SILENCIO, in which a woman called Ana must locate a mysterious stone in order to save her kidnapped son.

In THE PROTEGE, Maggie Q stars as Anna, a highly skilled assassin tracking down the killers of her mentor/father figure. (Available on Amazon Prime)

Gia Skova spoils the fun as her character in THE SERPENT is called Lucinda. (Also available on Amazon Prime).

Our Short Shot is FUELLED, an animated short featuring cute animals, but packs a bitter punch! Click the link to watch the whole 9min film.

Finally, our DTV Throwback is SAVAGED, in which a deaf-mute woman is raped and murdered, then possessed by the spirit of an apache warrior to wreak revenge! (Available on Amazon Prime).

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Episode 182 - Krays: Code of Silence, The Jack In The Box: Awakening, Jekyll and Hyde, Winterskin, Monsters in the Closet, Streetfighter: Psychosis, The Stranger

Episode 182 - Krays: Code of Silence, The Jack In The Box: Awakening, Jekyll and Hyde, Winterskin, Monsters in the Closet, Streetfighter: Psychosis, The Stranger

January 5, 2022

Welcome to the first episode to be released in 2022, which we recorded in the dying days of '21!

We kick off the new year with KRAYS: CODE OF SILENCE, and I don't mind saying that this period police procedural took us all by surprise. What a film to start 2022 with!

Next is another pleasant surprise - THE JACK IN THE BOX: AWAKENING is a sequel to the 2019 film and this time the box has been procured by someone who is aware of its powers!

We were all impressed with director Steve Lawson's previous film, Ripper Untold. Now he's back with another indie period drama with hints of horror - will JEKYLL AND HYDE have a similar success?

Speaking of directors we like, I was very happy to see Charlie Steeds' name appear at the start of WINTERSKIN. We've covered his work before and will be reviewing his latest in the near future. This is from 2018 but only just getting a UK release.

Finally we have MONSTERS IN THE CLOSET, an anthology film in which a pulp horror writer's creations start to come to life!

Our Short Shot is STREETFIGHTER: PSYCHOSIS, a fan film in which Ryu is abducted by Shadaloo Agents!  Click the link to watch the whole 13min film!

And our DTV Throwback is THE STRANGER - martial artist Kathy Long stars as the titular mysterious character who turns up in a town overrun by a violent biker gang (available on Prime, but also on YOUTUBE).

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