Articles by Matt Blake

George Hilton and Giovanni Vari shiver their timbers in The Masked Man Against the Pirates

The Masked Man Against the Pirates

The Masked Man Against the Pirates is a fairly standard pirate drama, fitting nicely alongside such titles as Roberto Mauri’s Flag of Death (I Pirata del diavolo, 63) and Don Sharp’s Pirates of Blood River (62).


Jemma Dallender, Joshua Dickinson, Nate Fallows in The Mirror

The Mirror

The 2014 film The Mirror is essentially a remake of From Beyond the Grave, a 1974 portmanteau film based on stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes.


Fairytale

Fairytale

Given the rather unpromising subject matter – a film about a haunted wardrobe, whoop-di-do – Fairytale, a 2012 film directed by Christian Bisceglia and Ascanio Malgarini, isn’t all that bad.


Planet of the Vamp... oh, whoops, it's The Last Days on Mars

The Last Days on Mars

A group of scientists are coming to the end of their term on Mars, wrapping up their work gathering samples and researching minerals. It’s a bad time, therefore, for Marko (Goran Kostic) to discover the fossilized evidence of bacterial life.




Boys with toys in The Devil's Playground

The Devil’s Playground

Craig Fairbrass plays a security consultant in the pay of one of those super-slick pharma companies who you just know are accidentally going to bring about the apocalypse, and so it proves