Little Bone Lodge (2023)

Directed by Matthias Hoene
Written by Neil Linpow

Set during a vicious storm, two criminal brothers on the run seek refuge in a desolate farmhouse. Taking the resident family captive, they find the house holds dark secrets of its own.(IMDB)

Little Bone Lodge does not mess about.

We barely have time for introductions to Mama (Joely Richardson) Maisy (Sadie Soverall) and wheelchair-bound Pa (Roger Ajogbe) in their remote farmhouse, before there is an unexpected knock on the door in the middle of a terrible and foreboding storm. Barely 10 minutes in and you are already suspicious of Mama, the set-up they have on the farm, and Matty (Harry Cadby) a troubled young man standing in the rain on the doorstep while his unconcious brother Jack (Neil Linpow) lies bleeding on the porch after their car ran off the road in the storm.

Tonight isn’t going to go the way anyone expected.

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Quick Review: Smile (2022)

Written and Directed by Parker Finn

After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality. (IMDB)

There was a lot of talk around SMILE when it was released but I didn’t get a chance to see it at the cinema. Since then, I have heard a lot of varying reports on how good it was, from the whole range of opinions; from one of the best of 2022 to literally one of the worst! So, when it turned up on streaming, we thought, let’s give it a go, how bad can it be?

It’s not, just to be clear.

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GNoH Review: Swallowed (2022)

Written and directed by Carter Smith

Follows two best friends on their final night together, with a nightmare of drugs, bugs, and horrific intimacy. (IMDB)

If you are willing to eschew the body horror expectations that the poster promises and don’t think too hard about the plot, there is enough to enjoy. If you’re a big Cronenberg fan and are looking for a gory, body horror fix, then this isn’t the film for you.

See the full review at Gingher Nuts of Horror HERE.

GNoH Review: Wrath of Souls (2020)

Directed by Ilanthirayan Alan Arumugan
Written by Ilanthirayan Alan ArumuganCharles Benedict and Mukund Ramanan

A young man named Kiran is possessed by a vengeful spirit, the Aiyai, which is intent on using him to fulfil its ultimate purpose.

If you are going to introduce a creepy groundsman who wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of Scooby Doo, don’t leave us hanging, use him!

See the full review at Ginger Nuts of Horror HERE

GNoh Review: Quiet Part Loud

A Spotify Original – GIMLET MEDIA
Quiet Part Loud, created by Monkeypaw Productions, written by Mac Rogers and Clay McLeod Chapman. Directed by Mimi O’Donnell. 

Disgraced radio host Rick Egan (Tracy Letts) has finally found his chance at reinventing himself: by chronicling the cold-case disappearance of several Muslim teens from Staten Island—a group he himself disparaged—in the wake of 9/11. But Rick soon discovers this is no ordinary hate crime, as his ill-considered investigations bring him face-to-face with an ancient American evil that’s ready to offer him a monstrous bargain.

QPL is every bit as good as you would expect from something that has been anywhere near Monkeypaw Productions and, as my first audio drama, I was very impressed.

See the full review at Ginger Nuts of Horror HERE

The Outwaters (2022)

Written and Directed by Robbie Banfitch

Four travelers encounter menacing phenomena while camping in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert. (IMDB)

***Please note, there are some very minor spoilers in this review***

I knew very little about The Outwaters when I was sent a screener. I didn’t even realise it was found footage until I read some of the press information for it and, at that point, I was in two minds. I like found footage, but I do find it can be very hit and miss. I have recently enjoyed Mean Spirited and Deadstream as well as bring impressed by LOLA, my reviews for all three of which are up on Ginger Nuts of Horror. However, for every Blair Witch there is a less impressive copy/homage and I have seen a few stinkers over the years as well, so I tend to go in expecting things to be disappointing. Comparing scores on IMDB also left me with a little trepidation as The Outwaters rated a fair bit lower than any of those other films and, while I am the first to argue for making up your own mind, it did sow the seeds of doubt.

As I may have mentioned in a few reviews before now, I can be an idiot.

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GNoH Review: Summoning Sylvia (2023)

Written and directed by Wesley Taylor and Alex Wyse

A gay bachelor party turns spooky when sinister spirits are suddenly summoned. (IMDB)

In Summoning Sylvia, Taylor and Wyse have done a great job directing and creating a tight, low-budget, indie romp that should leave a smile on your face. Definitely worth considering for a light, evening’s entertainment if you want something a little spooky but light-hearted and warm.

Read the full review at Ginger Nuts of Horror HERE

GNoH Review: Mad Heidi (2022)

Written by Sandro KlopfsteinJohannes HartmannGregory D. Widmer
Directed by Johannes Hartman and Sandro Klopfstein (co-director)

Swiss mountain girl Heidi is abducted by brutal government troops and must defend herself and fight a war against a cheese-fuelled machinery of hate. (IMDB)

ultimately, Mad Heidi is a crazy, daft, and fun way to spend 90 minutes, it’s the Kill Bill of cheesploitation.

Read the full review at Ginger Nuts of Horror HERE

GNoH Review: Next Exit (2022)

Written and Directed by Mali Elfman

Two unhappy strangers find themselves on a road trip across the U.S. to partake in a scientist’s radical experiment with the afterlife in Mali Elfman’s poignant sci-fi debut. (IMDB)

The story works on a level that doesn’t need to be too deep, but acts as a catalyst for the discussions you are likely to have with friends and family after you watch it.

Read the full review at Ginger Nuts of Horror HERE