HCF Reviews

Fright Fest (2016) Day 3: Zombies, videotapes and little monsters

Fright Fest (2016) Day 3: Zombies, videotapes and little monsters

Come Day three it’s not uncommon for festival fatigue to kick in. Two days down, so it’s getting hard for anything to seem truly shocking. Still, with some terrific looking [read on…]

Fright Fest (2016) Day 2: A house complete with kids and a pet

Fright Fest (2016) Day 2: A house complete with kids and a pet

Following a couple of night buses home, I get a few hours of sleep in then head West for Day 2. Fortunately, Saturday has some of the ones I’ve been [read on…]

DON'T BREATHE [2016]: in cinemas 9th September

DON’T BREATHE [2016]: in cinemas 9th September

USA IN CINEMAS: 8th September RUNNING TIME: 88 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Teenagers Rocky, Money and Alex burglarise wealthy homes in Detroit, but the results [read on…]

CELL  The Hughes Verdict!

CELL The Hughes Verdict!

  What is it all about? In this highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling apocalyptic thriller, John Cusack (1408), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) star [read on…]

POLICE STORY: LOCKDOWN [2013]: on Blu-ray and DVD now

POLICE STORY: LOCKDOWN [2013]: on Blu-ray and DVD now

AKA GING CHAT GOO SI, POLICE STORY 2013 China ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 110 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Detective Zhong Wen goes to [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #68: THE DEVIL-SHIP PIRATES [1964]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #68: THE DEVIL-SHIP PIRATES [1964]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 84 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   A pirate ship, fighting in 1588 on the side of the Spanish Armada, [read on…]

BUSTER KEATON: THE COMPLETE SHORT FILMS 1917-1923: on Blu-ray now

BUSTER KEATON: THE COMPLETE SHORT FILMS 1917-1923: on Blu-ray now

USA AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY: NOW, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 740 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Though parts of One Week seemed vaguely similar to me [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE 007 FILMS #7: YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE [1967]

DOC’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE 007 FILMS #7: YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE [1967]

UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 116 min REVEIWED BY: DR Lenera, Official HCF Critic     An American NASA rocket is swallowed by an unidentified spacecraft. The [read on…]

NERVE [2016]: in cinemas now  [short review]

NERVE [2016]: in cinemas now [short review]

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 94 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic     High school senior Venus “Vee” Delmonico wants to leave her home in Staten [read on…]