HMZFilm interviews Kevin Gates, director of Frightfest 2013 hit Paranormal Diaries: Clophill

Paranormal Diaries: Clophill premiered at international genre festival Film 4 Frightfest in 2013 to overwhelmingly positive reactions across the horror community. We follow a documentary style investigation which visits a church ruin in… Continue reading

HMZ Film set to cover British Horror Film Festival 2013 (Preview)

  The British Horror Film Festival 2013 sponsored by Haunted: After Dark kicks off next Friday 18th October and runs through to Saturday 19th October in London’s iconic Empire cinema in Leicester Square.… Continue reading

Prisoners (2013) Review

Director: Denis Villenueve Writer: Aaron Guzikowski Certificate: 15     Running Time: 2hr 33 Mins Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Maria Bello, Paul Dano Plot: When the Dover (Jackman and… Continue reading

HMZ Film review is published on leading horror website

    I recently joined up with Horrortalk as a guest contributor, the collaboration is an exciting development for HMZ Film and it represents a great opportunity to work with such a talented… Continue reading

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Director: James Wan Writer: Leigh Whannell (screenplay), James Wan (story) Certificate: 15    Running Time: 1hr 46 Mins Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins Plot: The Lambert family… Continue reading

Elysium (2013) Review

Director: Neill Blomkamp Writers: Neill Blomkamp Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 49 Mins Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga Plot: 2154, Earth has been ravaged and is close… Continue reading

HMZFilm interviews rising star of You’re Next: Nicholas Tucci

You’re Next is a top 10 UK Box Office hit and is undoubtedly one of the stand-out horror films of the year. My review has been endorsed by You’re Next writer Simon Barrett on Twitter… Continue reading

You’re Next (2013) Review

Director: Adam Wingard Writer: Simon Barrett Certificate: 18  Running Time: 1hr 34 Mins Cast: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen Plot: The Davison family are re-united for an anniversary celebration when… Continue reading

HMZFilm interviews James Sizemore, the mastermind behind Film4 Frightfest sensation The Demon’s Rook

James Sizemore’s daringly original and surreal first feature film ‘The Demon’s Rook’ has taken the horror world by storm. The indie horror film had its world premiere at the much coveted Fantasia Film… Continue reading

HMZFilm attends world leading horror festival- Film 4 Frightfest 2013: Day 2

On Friday 23rd August, I was fortunate enough to attend Day 2 of Film 4 Frightfest at Empire cinema in Leicester Square, London. Frightfest has established itself as one of the world’s leading… Continue reading

Only God Forgives (2013) Review

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Writer: Nicolas Winding Refn   Certificate: 18     Running Time: 1hr 30 mins Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Yayaying Rhata Phongam     Plot: When… Continue reading

The Conjuring (2013) Review

Director: James Wan Writers: Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes Certificate: 15  Running Time: 1hr 52 Mins Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor Plot: The Perron family move into their new… Continue reading

Pacific Rim (2013) Review

Director: Guillermo Del Toro Writers: Travis Beacham and Guillermo Del Toro Certificate: 12A    Running Time: 2hr 11 Mins Cast: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day     Plot: Mankind is… Continue reading

HMZFilm attends A Field In England Q+A screening + Review (2013)

Director: Ben Wheatley Writer: Amy Jump Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 26 Mins Cast: Reece Shearsmith, Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt, Richard Glover, Peter Ferdinando, Ryan Pope  Plot: During the English Civil War… Continue reading

HMZFilm meets World War Z author + World War Z film review (2013)

  On Tuesday 21st March 2013 I attended a special screening of landmark horror film Night of the Living Dead (1968) at Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square. The event was introduced… Continue reading

Man of Steel (2013) Review

Director: Zack Snyder Writer: David S.Goyer and Christopher Nolan Certificate: 12A    Running Time: 2hr 23 Mins Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner        Plot: A man… Continue reading

The Iceman (2013) Review

Director: Ariel Vromen Writers: Morgan Land, Ariel Vromen Certificate: 15  Running Time: 1hr 45 Mins Cast: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer, Chris Evans Plot: A seemingly devoted family man is… Continue reading

The Purge (2013) Review

  Director: James DeMonaco Writer: James DeMonaco Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 25 Mins Cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaid Kane, Rhys Wakefield    Producer: Blumhouse Productions   Plot: One night… Continue reading

The Great Gatsby (2013) Review

Director: Baz Luhrmann Writer: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce,  Source material: F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel) Certificate: 12A    Running Time: 2hr 22 Mins Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire      … Continue reading

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) Review

Director: Mira Nair Writers: Ami Boghani (screen-story), Mohsin Hamid (screen-story + novel), William Wheeler (screenplay) Certificate: 15    Running Time: 2hr 10 Mins Cast: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Om Puri… Continue reading

Dead Man Down (2013) Review

Director: Niels Arden Oplev Writer: J.H. Wyman Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 58mins Cast: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard Plot: Victor (Farrell) is Alphonse’s (Howard) trusted partner in crime. When Alphonse… Continue reading

2 HMZFilm Reviews featured on the same BBC Radio 5 Live show on 26 April 2013!

   HMZFilm is becoming a regular fixture on the BBC! My extended review of ABCs of Death was featured on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Wittertainment Film review show! Chief film critic Mark Kermode… Continue reading

Iron Man 3 (2013) Review

Writers: Drew Pearce and Shane Black Certificate: 12A     Running Time: 2hr 10 Mins Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley  Plo Plot: Tony Stark suffers from anxiety following events… Continue reading

Evil Dead (2013) Review

Director: Fede Alvarez Writers: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues Certificate: 18     Running Time: 1hr 31 Mins Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lewis, Elizabeth Blackmore  Producers: Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Robert G. Tapert   Plot: Mia (Jane… Continue reading

HMZfilm attends ‘ABCs of Death’ exclusive multi-director Q+A screening + review

On 18th April 2013, I went to the exclusive premiere screening and Q+A session of ‘ABCs of Death’ at the Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square. 4 directors of the upcoming horror… Continue reading

HMZFilm’s Dark Skies Review featured on BBC Radio 5 Live

My review of Dark Skies has been featured on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Wittertainment Film review show! This is the second time in the past couple of months that the programme has endorsed… Continue reading

The Place Beyond the Pines (2013) Review

Director: Derek Cianfrance Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder Certificate: 15     Running Time: 2hr 20 Mins Cast: Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ray Liotta       Plot: Stunt bike rider… Continue reading

Dark Skies (2013) Review

Director: Scott Stewart Writer: Scott Stewart Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 37 Mins Cast: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett   Producers: Blumhouse Productions    Plot: A suburban American family is faced with a series of… Continue reading

Trance (2013) Review

Director: Danny Boyle Writers: Joe Ahearne and John Hodge.   Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 41 Mins Cast: James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson Producer: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, Bernard Bellew Plot:… Continue reading

Side Effects (2013) Review

Director: Steven Soderbergh Writer: Scott Z. Burns Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 46 Mins Cast: Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum      Producer: Scott Z. Burns, Gregory Jacobs, Lorenzo… Continue reading