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Chris Ward

Movies Editor/UK Editor/Reviews and Features Writer

Location icon United Kingdom

I have been a writer for various online film and music review sites for the last five years and am currently the Movies Editor for Deviant Robot and UK Editor for ThisIsNotAScene.

My tastes run from the mainstream to the very obscure - more the obscure end of things if I'm honest - and although that may not be the basis for a full-time career in writing I love doing what I do and still get a childlike joy from discovering new things that excite me.

Portfolio
OneMetal
01/24/2014
Bounty Killer

A review of action film 'Bounty Killer'.

OneMetal
02/19/2014
Phantom of the Paradise

A review of the Arrow Video re-release of Brian De Palma's 'Phantom of the Paradise'.

OneMetal
04/04/2014
The Borderlands

A review of British found footage horror 'The Borderlands'.

Deviant Robot
07/25/2014
Unforgiven

A review of the Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood's 'Unforgiven'.

OneMetal
11/18/2013
Betty Blue

A review of the Blu-ray release of 80's erotic drama 'Betty Blue', released via Second Sight Films.

Deviant Robot
06/07/2014
Filth

A review of British comedy/drama 'Filth'.

OneMetal
02/05/2014
Frivolous Lola/Cheeky

Reviews of the two latest Tinto Brass Blu-ray releases from Arrow Video.

OneMetal
12/07/2013
The Croods

A review of animated film The Croods, released via 20th Century Fox.

OneMetal
04/22/2014
Hustlers

A review of black comedy anthology 'Hustlers', released via Lionsgate.

OneMetal
01/08/2014
Mara

A review of Swedish horror film 'Mara', released via 88 Films.

OneMetal
12/30/2013
Insidious: Chapter 2

A review of much-anticipated horror sequel 'Insidious: Chapter 2'.

OneMetal
12/18/2013
Battle of the Damned

A review of the action/zombie film 'Battle of the Damned', starring Dolph Lundgren.

Deviant Robot
06/05/2014
Cellar Dweller

A review of '80s creature feature 'Cellar Dweller'.

Deviant Robot
07/23/2014
The Last Horror Film

A review of the Special Edition Blu-ray of 'The Last Horror Film'.

Deviant Robot
07/14/2014
Curse of Chucky

A review of horror sequel 'Curse of Chucky'.

Deviant Robot
05/26/2014
Ninja: Shadow of a Tear

A review of action movie 'Ninja: Shadow of a Tear', released via Lionsgate.

Deviant Robot
05/26/2014
Lurking Fear

A review of Lurking Fear, released via 88 Films.

ThisIsNotAScene
05/06/2014
Avatar - Hail The Apocalypse

A review of 'Hail the Apocalypse', the fifth album from Scandinavian metal crew Avatar.

Deviant Robot
06/17/2014
Sisters

A review of Arrow Video's Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's 'Sisters'.

Deviant Robot
05/29/2014
Two Moon Junction

A review of the Blu-ray release of '80s erotic drama 'Two Moon Junction'.

OneMetal
07/11/2013
The Car

A review of Arrow Video's Blu-ray release of 70's cult classic 'The Car'.

Deviant Robot
05/26/2014
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings

A review of the re-release of 'Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings', released via 101 Films.

OneMetal
04/24/2014
Sisters

A review of Arrow Video's Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's 'Sisters'.

OneMetal
03/06/2014
The 10th Victim

A review of Shameless' release of 'the 10th Victim'.

OneMetal
03/05/2014
Bloody Homecoming

A review of slasher film 'Bloody Homecoming'.

ThisIsNotAScene
03/25/2014
Cage The Gods - Badlands

A review of the debut album by British hard rockers Cage the Gods.

OneMetal
03/28/2014
Hatchet III

A review of slasher sequel 'Hatchet III', released via Metrodome Distribution.

ThisIsNotAScene
10/01/2013
Trivium - Vengeance Falls

A review of US metalcore band Trivium's latest album 'Vengeance Falls', released via Roadrunner Records.

OneMetal
02/03/2014
Machete Kills

A review of action sequel 'Machete Kills', released via Lionsgate.

OneMetal
03/26/2014
Dolls

A review of 101 Films' Blu-ray release of the 1987 horror film 'Dolls'.

OneMetal
01/31/2014
Hell Comes To Frogtown

A review of the Arrow Video release of cult 80's fantasy 'Hell Comes to Frogtown'.

Deviant Robot
07/04/2014
Darkness Descends

A review of Danny Trejo's latest, 'Darkenss Descends'.

Deviant Robot
06/10/2014
The Pit

A review of low-budget US horror 'The Pit'.

Deviant Robot
07/07/2014
House of Whipcord

A review of the Blu-ray release of '70s British exploitation classic 'House of Whipcord'.

OneMetal
03/23/2014
Butcher Boys

A review of cannibal slasher 'Butcher Boys', released via 101 Films.

OneMetal
02/24/2014
Alice, Sweet Alice

A review of the re-release of 70s slasher 'Alice, Sweet Alice'.

OneMetal
02/21/2014
Formula For A Murder

A review of Shameless Entertainment's DVD release of 80s giallo 'Formula For A Murder'.

ThisIsNotAScene
08/29/2013
DevilDriver - Winter Kills

A review of groove metal giants DevilDriver's sixth album 'Winter Kills', released via Napalm Records.

OneMetal
10/04/2013
The Witches

A review of the Blu-ray release of Hammer's 'The Witches', released via StudioCanal.

OneMetal
06/21/2013
Parker

A review of the Jason Statham action film 'Parker', released via eOne Films.

OneMetal
06/26/2013
Maniac

A review of the remake of 80's cult classic 'Maniac', released via Metrodome Distribution.

OneMetal
07/01/2013
The Brood

A review of the Blu-ray release of David Cronenberg's 'The Brood', released via Second Sight Films.

OneMetal
08/02/2013
The Initiation

A review of Arrow Video's re-release of '80's slasher 'The Initiation'.

OneMetal
08/21/2013
The Fall of the House of Usher

A review of Roger Corman's 1960 classic 'The Fall of the House of Usher', released on Blu-ray via Arrow Video.

ThisIsNotAScene
10/27/2013
Motörhead - Aftershock

A review of 'Aftershock', the 21st studio album by rock n' roll legends Motörhead.

Deviant Robot
07/29/2014
Muscle Shoals

A review of music documentary 'Muscle Shoals'.

Deviant Robot
06/19/2014
Bullet

A review of the Danny Trejo action movie 'Bullet'.

Deviant Robot
06/23/2014
Bloody Birthday

A review of '80s slasher 'Bloody Birthday'.

Deviant Robot
05/31/2014
Sparks

A review of comic book adaptation 'Sparks', released via Image Entertainment.

ThisIsNotAScene
06/10/2014
No Sinner - Boo Hoo Hoo

A review of 'Boo Hoo Hoo', the debut album from blues rockers No Sinner.

Deviant Robot
06/09/2014
RoboCop

A review of the remake of RoboCop.

Deviant Robot
06/05/2014
The Phantom of the Opera

A review of the Blu-ray reissue of the 1989 'The Phantom of the Opera', starring Robert Englund.

OneMetal
11/01/2013
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

A review of the 3-disc Blu-ray set of 1986's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, released via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
02/15/2014
Nothing Left To Fear

A review of the debut film from Slasher Films, released via Anchor Bay.

OneMetal
01/10/2014
Riddick

A review of 'Riddick', released via Entertainment One.

OneMetal
10/25/2013
The Night Of The Hunter

A review of 1955's classic 'The Night of the Hunter', released on Blu-ray via Arrow Video's Arrow Academy imprint.

OneMetal
09/27/2013
Frankenstein's Army

A review of found footage horror 'Frankenstein's Army'.

Onemetal
10/16/2013
Curse of Chucky

A review of the sixth film in the Child's Play series, 'Curse of Chucky'.

OneMetal
02/07/2014
Filth

A review of 'Filth', released via Lionsgate.

ThisIsNotAScene
02/09/2014
Bast - Spectres

A review of the debut album from UK doom outfit Bast.

OneMetal
09/25/2013
The Last Exorcism Part II

A review of horror sequel 'The Last Exorcism Part II', released via Studiocanal.

ThisIsNotAScene
09/23/2013
Agnes Vein - Soulship

A review of Greek doom band Agnes Vein's second album 'Soulship'.

ThisIsNotAScene
10/31/2013
Universe217 - Never

A review of the new album by Greek doom band Universe217.

Onemetal
10/13/2013
V/H/S/2

A review of horror anthology 'V/H/S/2'.

OneMetal
01/06/2014
Movie Round-Up: 88 Films

A look through some home entertainment releases from cult film specialists 88 Films.

Deviant Robot
05/28/2014
The Forgotten

A review of post-apocalyptic thriller 'The Forgotten'.

ThisIsNotAScene
10/22/2013
Zodiac - A Hiding Place

A review of German retro rockers Zodiac's second album 'A Hiding Place', released via Napalm Records.

ThisIsNotAScene
09/27/2013
Seremonia - Ihminen

A review of Finnish rockers Seremonia's second album 'Ihminen'.

OneMetal
01/01/2014
Peacock

A review of psychological thriller 'Peacock', released via Lionsgate UK.

OneMetal
11/16/2013
The Wolverine

A review of 'The Wolverine', released via 20th Century Fox.

OneMetal
01/29/2014
Hellgate

A review of Arrow Video's release of 'Hellgate'.

OneMetal
03/15/2014
Escape Plan

A review of the Stallone/Schwarzenegger prison film 'Escape Plan'.

OneMetal
03/07/2014
The Stuff

A review of Arrow Video's Blu-ray release of 'The Stuff'.

Onemetal
10/09/2013
Lifeforce

A review of Tobe Hooper's 80's sci-fi horror 'Lifeforce', released on Blu-ray via Arrow Video.

Onemetal
10/21/2013
Creepshow

A review of 80's horror anthology 'Creepshow', released on Blu-ray via Second Sight Films.

OneMetal
11/02/2013
The Fury

A review of Brian De Palma's 1978 film 'The Fury', released on Blu-ray via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
08/31/2013
Hammer of the Gods

A review of British Viking actioner 'Hammer of the Gods', released via eOne Films.

ThisIsNotAScene
08/31/2013
Carcass - Surgical Steel

A review of reformed UK death metal titans Carcass' latest album 'Surgical Steel', released via Nuclear Blast.

OneMetal
09/11/2013
The Last American Virgin

A review of the Blu-ray edition of 80's comedy/drama 'The Last American Virgin', released via Arrow Video.

ThisIsNotAScene
10/23/2013
Orchid - The Zodiac Sessions

A review of Orchid's 'The Zodiac Sessions', a single CD version of their first EP and debut full-length album.

OneMetal
06/07/2013
The Vineyard

A review of 80's horror The Vineyard, re-released on DVD via Arrow Video.

Deviant Robot
06/12/2014
Hustlers

A review of crime anthology 'Hustlers'.

ThisIsNotAScene
09/11/2013
Obelyskkh - Hymn to Pan

A review of 'Hymn to Pan', the latest album from doom metal band Obelyskkh.

OneMetal
07/25/2013
Dressed To Kill

A review of Brian De Palma's classic 'Dressed to Kill', released on Blu-ray via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
10/27/2013
Pin

A review of 1988's psychological horror film 'Pin', re-released by Arrow Video's ArrowDrome label.

ThisIsNotAScene
12/17/2013
Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD)

A review of the 3-disc DVD set featuring some killer performances from the Wacken Open Air Festival 2012.

OneMetal
01/03/2014
The Taste Of Money

A review of South Korean erotic drama 'The Taste of Money', released via Arrow Films.

OneMetal
09/20/2013
No One Lives

A review of slasher film 'No One Lives'.

OneMetal
12/16/2013
Lovelace

A review of 'Lovelace', the biopic of 70's porn star Linda Lovelace.

OneMetal
06/16/2013
Spider Baby

A review of the Blu-ray release of Jack Hill's 'Spider Baby', released via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
03/14/2014
Lord of Illusions

A review of the Blu-ray release of Lord of Illusions, from 101 Films.

OneMetal
02/28/2014
We Are What We Are

A review of the American remake of Mexican horror film 'We Are What We Are'.

OneMetal
06/19/2013
Entity

A review of supernatural horror film 'Entity', released via Metrodome Distribution.

Onemetal
06/01/2013
The Long Riders

A review of the Blu-ray release of Walter Hill's 1980 Western 'The Long Riders'.

Onemetal
05/31/2013
Sweet Vengeance

A review of western Sweet Vengeance, released via eOne Films.

ThisIsNotAScene
06/11/2013
Black Sabbath - 13

A review of metal legends Black Sabbath's latest album '13'.

OneMetal
08/15/2013
Deranged

A review of the Blu-ray release of grimy 70's classic 'Deranged', released via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
05/29/2013
Bullet To The Head

A review of Sylvester Stallone's 'Bullet to the Head'.

OneMetal
05/29/2013
Anthrax - Anthems

A review of New York thrashers Anthrax's new covers EP 'Anthems'.

OneMetal
09/02/2013
uwantme2killhim?

A review of British drama 'uwantme2killhim?', released via eOne Films.

OneMetal
05/27/2013
The Numbers Station

A review of John Cusack's latest film 'The Numbers Station', released via Content Media Corp.

OneMetal
08/25/2013
Time Bandits

A review of the Blu-ray release of Terry Gilliam's 'Time Bandits', released via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
05/25/2013
Blow Out

A review of Brian De Palma's 1981 classic 'Blow Out', released on Blu-ray by Arrow video.

OneMetal
05/24/2013
The Liability

A review of British crime drama/comedy 'The Liability', starring Tim Roth and released via Metrodome Distribution.

OneMetal
07/21/2013
Movie Round-Up

A round-up of some of the month's DVD/Blu-ray releases.

OneMetal
05/23/2013
Texas Chainsaw

A review of the DVD release of 'Texas Chainsaw', released via Lionsgate.

OneMetal
07/12/2013
Static

A review of home invasion movie 'Static', released via Second Sight Films.

OneMetal
05/22/2013
Dr. Who: The Dalek Films

A review of the two Peter Cushing Dr. Who films, released on Blu-ray via Studio Canal

ThisIsNotAScene
09/18/2013
Soulfly - Savages

A review of Brazilian veterans Soulfly's ninth album 'Savages', released via Nuclear Blast.

OneMetal
05/20/2013
The Last Stand

A review of Arnold Schwarzenegger's comeback film 'The Last Stand', released via Lionsgate.

OneMetal
05/18/2013
Django Unchained

A review of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained', released via Sony Pictures.

OneMetal
05/17/2013
The Key

A review of Italian director Tinto Brass' The Key, released on Blu-ray via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
09/23/2013
The Iceman

A review of true crime drama 'The Iceman'.

OneMetal
05/17/2013
All Ladies Do It

A review of Italian director Tinto Brass' erotic comedy 'All Ladies Do It', released on Blu-ray via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
05/16/2013
Sacrifice

A review of Chinese revenge thriller 'Sacrifice', released via High Fliers Films.

OneMetal
05/15/2013
The Hidden Face

A review of Spanish language film 'The Hidden Face', released via Metrodome Distribution.

OneMetal
07/17/2013
The Paperboy

A review of Lee Daniels' Southern Gothic thriller/black comedy 'The Paperboy'.

OneMetal
05/14/2013
Dead Mine

A review of Indonesian/British horror film 'Dead Mine', released via eOne Films.

OneMetal
09/16/2013
Squirm

A review of the Blu-ray release of 70's horror film 'Squirm', released via Arrow Video.

ThisIsNotAScene
11/03/2013
Doyle - Abominator

A review of 'Abominator', the new album from former Misfits guitarist Doyle.

OneMetal
05/10/2013
Motel Hell

A review of the re-released 80's cult classic 'Motel Hell', released via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
09/04/2013
Breakout

A review of Ray Liotta's latest film 'Breakout', released via Lionsgate.

OneMetal
05/09/2013
Black Sabbath

A review of the new Blu-ray edition of Mario Bava's classic 'Black Sabbath', released via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
11/13/2013
Streets of Fire

A review of 80's rock n' roll action film 'Streets of Fire', released via Second Sight Films.

OneMetal
05/03/2013
The Facility

A review of British horror film The Facility.

OneMetal
07/05/2013
Death Game

A review of director Hideo Nakata's latest thriller 'Death Game'.

OneMetal
07/24/2013
Possession

A review of the Blu-ray release of 1980's classic 'Possession', released via Second Sight Films.

ThisIsNotAScene
05/01/2013
Six Feet Under - Unborn

A review of 'Unborn', the latest album from US death metal stalwarts Six Feet Under.

OneMetal
08/02/2013
Dark Skies

A review of sci-fi/horror movie 'Dark Skies'.

OneMetal
05/01/2013
Come Out And Play

A review of horror film 'Come Out And Play', released via Metrodome Distribution.

OneMetal
06/21/2013
Foxy Brown

A review of 70's blaxploitation classic 'Foxy Brown', released on Blu-ray via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
04/29/2013
Baron Blood

A review of the 1972 Mario Bava film'Baron Blood', released for the first time on Blu-ray by Arrow Films.

OneMetal
04/20/2013
Evil Dead (2013)

A review of the remake of 80's vdeo nasty classic Evil Dead

OneMetal
04/19/2013
Knightriders

A review of the Arrow Video Blu-ray release of George A. Romero's 1981 film 'Knightriders'

ThisIsNotAScene
04/10/2013
Cathedral - The Last Spire

A review of 'The Last Spire', the final album from doom metal legends Cathedral.

ThisIsNotAScene
04/10/2013
Occoeur - Taking Over

A review of the debut album from Birmingham alternative rockers Occoeur. I was asked to review this directly from their management.

OneMetal
04/08/2013
Evil Dead II

A review of the new special edition Blu-ray of the 80's classic Evil Dead II, from Studio Canal.

OneMetal
04/07/2013
The Echo

A review of ghost film The Echo, released via Metrodome Distibution.

OneMetal
04/05/2013
Scanners III: The Takeover

A review of the UK Blu-ray release of Scanners III: The Takeover, released via Second Sight Films.

OneMetal
04/03/2013
Scanners II: The New Order

A review of the Blu-ray release of 'Scanners II: The New Order', from Second Sight Films.

OneMetal
04/04/2013
Dead End Drive-In

A review of the UK DVD release of Australian cult film 'Dead End Drive-In', released via Arrow Video.

OneMetal
04/01/2013
Blood Simple: Director's Cut

A review of the UK DVD release of The Coen Brothers' 'Blood Simple: The Director's Cut', released via Studio Canal.

OneMetal
04/01/2013
Scanners

A review of the new Blu-ray steelbook edition of David Cronenberg's 'Scanners'.

ThisIsNotAScene
03/30/2013
The Unclean - The Eagle

A review of US blues-rock band The Unclean's second album 'The Eagle'.

OneMetal
03/27/2013
Thale

A review of Norwegian horror/fantasy 'Thale'.

OneMetal
03/26/2013
Room 237

A review of the documentary 'Room 237'.

OneMetal
03/25/2013
Baise-Moi

A review of the French extreme thriller 'Baise-Moi', re-released on DVD by Arrow Video.

OneMetal
03/22/2013
Deadly Blessing

A review of Wes Craven's 'Deadly Blessing', re-released on Blu-ray by Arrow Video.

OneMetal
03/04/2013
Score
OneMetal
02/22/2013
Crawl
OneMetal
01/17/2013
V/H/S
EatSleepLiveFilm
08/27/2012
Troma Time - Part 1

The first part of a feature about Troma Films, including an interview I did with Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman

EatSleepLiveFilm
04/16/2012
Demons
OneMetal
06/23/2011
Siren
Horror Society
10/16/2009
H2
Horror Society
09/16/2009
Stuck
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