Reviews & hands-on

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Popcorn Horror review (iPhone/Android)

    By 29 March 2012

    With big-screen smartphones comes the possibility of big-screen entertainment and today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is an example of just that. There’s even the popcorn to prove it. So, if you like a bit of horror or grindhouse is your thing,...

  • Gaming 0 out of 5

    Left 4 Dead 2 - Xbox 360 / PC - First Look review

    By 30 October 2009

    Valve is widely regarded as one of the best videogame developers active today. As creators of Half-life, Half-life 2, and Left 4 Dead, and buying up the mod teams responsible for Portal, Counterstrike, Team Fortress and Day of Defeat, the company has...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Resident Evil 5 - Xbox 360 review

    By 12 March 2009

    After the sheer brilliance that was Resident Evil 4, what on earth could Capcom do to top one of gaming’s true classics? Well, if Resident Evil 5 is anything to go by, simply churn out a whole new batch of the same old action. This time the setting...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - Wii review

    By 4 March 2009

    Released way back in 2006 on the Xbox 360, Dead Rising was an enjoyable zombie-packed romp. It packed potentially hundreds of zombies on screen at any one time, and you had the chance to obliterate them in any way you saw fit. Only an irritating save...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    House of the Dead: Overkill - Nintendo Wii review

    By 18 February 2009

    Once upon a time, the light gun genre was popular enough to flog a console all on its own. The likes of Sega’s sublime Virtua Cop series, and Sony’s Time Crisis titles consistently stood tall in “game of the year” lists, and offered some of the...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    FEAR 2: Project Origin - Xbox 360 review

    By 11 February 2009

    The original FEAR gained a deserved following thanks to Monolith’s brilliant combination of fantastic FPS play, a well implemented bullet time esque slow down feature, and some of the scariest gameplay ever witnessed. After two less than impressive...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Silent Hill Homecoming - PS3 review

    By 9 February 2009

    Silent Hill is back for yet another scary outing - this is the sixth in the series - but has the franchise still got what it takes to make us jump with fright? We turn the lights off and the PS3 on to find out. Silent Hill Homecoming is the first outing...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Saw 3 - DVD review

    By 3 March 2007

    Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), the mastermind behind a series of life and death games, has escaped from the police. But he's now dying so his punk sidekick Amanda kidnaps brilliant surgeon, Dr Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soometh) to keep him alive until one last game is...

  • Home Cinema 1 out of 5

    The Wicker Man - DVD review

    By 4 February 2007

    Edward Woodward starred in the original 1973 B-movie horror classic about a copper who falls foul of a group of weird religious fanatics on a remote Scottish island. This time round Californian cop Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) gets a letter from his ex-girlfriend...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Severance - DVD review

    By 24 January 2007

    Billed as “The Office meets Deliverance” - although more like Hostel crossed with Shaun of the Dead for our money - Severance is a surprisingly entertaining British comedy-horror. Seven colleagues (led by Danny Dyer’s “Steve” who boasts “I’ve...

  • Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    The Omen - DVD review

    By 31 October 2006

    Yet another 70s horror remake (this year we’ve already seen retreads of “The Hills Have Eyes”, “When a Stranger Calls” and “The Fog”) that sees Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles stepping into the shoes of Gregory Peck and Lee Remick from Richard...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Slither - DVD review

    By 27 October 2006

    Fed up with his nubile young wife (Banks) always claiming she’s “got a headache”, Grant (Rooker) heads off to the local karaoke bar and picks up the first old slapper he can find for a bit of late night action. For some inane reason the dopey duo...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    When a Stranger Calls - DVD review

    By 25 September 2006

    Yet another remake of a “classic” 70s horror (surely there can’t be many left now?) that no-one has ever heard of. After racking up a hefty $500 mobile phone bill talking to her dimwit boyfriend, high school student Camilla (Belle) is forced into...

  • Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    The Dark - DVD review

    By 20 September 2006

    Sean Bean takes a break from playing posh English villains to star in this bonkers horror about Celtic myths in Wales. When 8-year-old Sarah (Stuckey) drowns in a freak accident Adelle (Bello) becomes plagued by visions that make her believe her daughter...

  • Home Cinema 1 out of 5

    Silent Hill - DVD review

    By 8 September 2006

    Okay, we all probably remember getting scared playing the first episode of this horror game, but like so many before it, Hollywood has once again turned to videogames for inspiration, so does Silent Hill work as a movie? We get ready to hide behind the...