Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Leonard Buccellato

Here at FlickDirect, our goal is to provide up-to-date reviews on theatrical, home entertainment, and television series. Check out the scoop on upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classics.

American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
American Horror Story: Roanoke   American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  10/20/2017 2:53 PM EST
In case you're uncertain, American Horror Story is an anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse and a cult. In season 6, AHS: Roanoke, we are taken on a wild, nightmarish ride through ... Read More

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - The Movie Blu-ray Review
Buffy The Vampire Slayer - The Movie   Buffy The Vampire Slayer - The Movie Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  10/16/2017 11:33 AM EST
When Buffy The Vampire Slayer was first released in 1992 it was mildly entertaining, grossing $16.5 million from a modest $7 million budget. Looking back on this film it should have been a smash success, considering the talent attached to it. The cast included Donald Sutherland, and Rutger Hauer, themselves Golden Globe recipients. Hell, even ... Read More

The House Blu-ray Review
The House   The House Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  10/12/2017 9:56 PM EST
Seeing Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler's names attached to this, I thought the movie was going to be really funny. Seeing the trailer helped to cement this thought but after watching it, it proved not quite up to the task.  The House Blu-ray from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was released on Oct. 10th. Director Andrew Jay Cohen's comed... Read More

Children of The Corn Blu-ray Review
Children of The Corn   Children of The Corn Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  10/04/2017 11:31 PM EST
OUTLANDER! Get ready, Arrow Video has released a 2K restoration of the 1984 classic, and I guarantee you will need plenty of Popcorn.Even in 1984, Stephen King's name had carte blanche with horror fans, by 1984 Carrie, The Shining, Cujo, The Dead Zone and Christine had been released, theatrically and despite ... Read More

976-Evil Blu-ray Review
976-Evil   976-Evil Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  10/02/2017 4:49 PM EST
Of all the horror movies released in 1989 (Nightmare on Elm Street 5, Halloween 5, Friday the 13th Part 8), 976-EVIL was probably the most disappointing. The pedigree of the longtime horror icon, Robert Englund, could not be disputed; he played Freddy Kruger after all and as of 1989 he did it five times. He starred in the Tobe Hooper... Read More

Phantasm DVD Review
Phantasm 5 Movie Collection   Phantasm DVD Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  09/12/2017 2:44 PM EST
Phantasm has been with us for close to 40 years and ever since the Tall Man unleashed his diminutive minions on an unsuspecting horror-loving community we, its faithful followers, have not gotten enough of its quirky, iconic characters. Now all 5 of the terrifying, if perplexing, films are collected in one place and are set to drop on 9/19/17, and ... Read More

The Walking Dead Blu-ray Review
The Walking Dead: The Complete Seventh Season   The Walking Dead Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  08/28/2017 10:08 AM EST
George A. Romero was not only the creator of the Zombie Horror genre, he was the inspiration for Kirkman's The Walking Dead series. To ignore George's impact on the horror genre at large, as well as the Zombie sub-genre, is doing him a great disservice. He may not have been a fan of this series and he even said The Walking Dead was "a soap ope... Read More

Warlock Blu-ray Review
Warlock Collection   Warlock Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  07/25/2017 9:36 AM EST
I don't know how many times I can say this but these Vestron Video releases are casting a spell on me. As a long-time genre fan, I could never get enough of anything horror related, even after the golden age of horror had begun to wane, and the 80's lurched into the early 90's and the horror scene had begun its slow decline, I was still compelled t... Read More

The Unholy Blu-ray Review
The Unholy   The Unholy Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  06/26/2017 10:19 AM EST
Vestron Video Collector's Series has been on a serious roll this year and just in time for your summer vacation, they are releasing one from the vault.  The oft overlooked, Camilo Vila's The Unholy.  Released in the U.S. in April 1988, The Unholy took an overused premise and tried its best to squeeze some originality out of it. Wi... Read More

Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
Donnie Darko (4-Disc Limited Edition)   Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  04/18/2017 8:46 AM EST
This movie is not easily digestible.  It demands your attention, especially during multiple viewings.  It was an instant cult classic upon its release 16 years ago and it remains so to this day.  And now, it finally gets the release it deserves and, of course, it comes from Arrow!The film is described by its director as "The Cat... Read More

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