Few specific genres of cinema allow for the creativity and innumerable unique possibilities in film in the same way as horror. Even fewer have entertained audiences for generations. Tales of fear – that strange, tingling sensation we get from watching the dread unfold and the excitement of watching what is twisted or beyond our perception toy with the human mind – offer the opportunity for something truly transcendent.
With a title like Zombeavers, there’s a certain lowered expectation associated with watching this kind of film, much like other purposefully campy creature features, such as Piranha 3D or Big Ass Spider. Indeed Jordan Rubin’s film is a silly gorefest, featuring giant, mutated versions of nature’s cute little rodent builders, but the fun takes a bit too long to get started.
The first trailer for the giant wasp thriller Stung has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The film revolves around a garden party under attack after a batch of toxic plant fertilizer
This week’s Kickstart Sunday comes to us from director Randall Kaplan and his upcoming feature-length animated horror film, Boxhead. It’s rare that we see an animated horror film let alone one that looks as spooky and interesting as this one
You have sex with someone; you contract herpes; and it’s yours forever. No matter where you go, no matter how far you try to get, it will always be with you, and, if you’re not careful, it can be passed on to the next person you have sex with. In some cases you may not know you’re infected until it’s too late. Horrifying notion isn’t it?
One Sundance film I was really bummed to miss was Rodney Ascher‘s (Room 237) latest, The Nightmare. This horror documentary takes a look at people that suffer from sleep paralysis, an affliction in which people who are sleeping “regain consciousness but are
Director Mike Flanagan‘s last film, Oculus, proved to be a surprisingly original and chilling horror film, so needless to say, his next project, now titled Before I wake, has a certain amount of anticipation surrounding it. The film stars Kate Bosworth, Thomas
One may think starting a horror movie in the second act without any semblance of character introduction, plot setup or locale could be a novel idea – just drop the viewer in and away we go. Unfortunately, in the case of Muck, this method proves to be a terrible idea, one of many that plague this reprehensible excuse for a horror film.
This week’s Kickstart Sunday comes to us from Big World Pictures, the crew that brought us Dear God No!, and their latest film, Frankenstein Created Bikers. This throwback exploitation horror flick will be shot on 35mm and promises to
How do you follow-up the rightfully acclaimed documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi? If you’re director David Gelb, it’s with cold fish horror-thriller The Lazarus Effect. The film posits some interesting, if unoriginal, questions and then quickly devolves into a bland amalgam of spurious science and benign, telegraphed “BOO!” moments that fit neatly within the PG-13 aesthetic.
For those of you not familiar with the work of horror director Adam Green, he’s amassed something of a cult following since creating the wonderfully gory Hatchet series, as well as the icy thriller Frozen – not the Disney version – and the TV series Holliston.
In his latest film, Digging Up The Marrow, Green explores his own love for monsters and for his eccentric fans by creating a mockumentary about himself making a movie about a fan who claims to have seen real monsters. It’s an interesting premise that I’m pleased to say works on almost every level, and it makes for an entertaining but somewhat-muted ride.
These days the zombie movie has thoroughly worn out its welcome, with most new entries in the sub-genre bringing very little new to the table. With that sentiment, I was apprehensive about going into Kiah Roache-Turner’s Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, thinking that it looked like a shameless attempt at merging a zombie flick with Mad Max. Indeed that is the case, but it’s executed in such a fun and ridiculously over-the-top manner, it was impossible for me to not be loving every minute of this Aussie horror-comedy.
I’ll likely piss off some readers, especially horror fans, when I say the slasher genre has pretty much been dead for the last two decades. It has been one of the weakest and most under-utilized subgenres of horror film lore, and looking back, it’s been nothing more than remakes, sequels to remakes and cookie-cutter, cliché-riddled schlock.
Having a title like Crazy Bitches, Jane Clark’s horror-comedy had surprisingly few of said bitches.
A more apt title might have been “Normal Bitches” or perhaps “Stereotypical Bitches,” but to call them crazy implies that they do something out of the norm. Sadly, that doesn’t really happen, and we’re left with what amounts to a by-the-numbers slasher film that brings little originality to the genre.
Dark Sky Films has released a new trailer for the upcoming horror movie We Are Still Here, which is set to have its world premiere at this year’s SXSW in Austin next month. The film is written and directed by Ted Geoghegan, and
One of the crazier looking films to screen during the midnighters programming at this year’s SXSW is Jason Lei Howden‘s Deathgasm, which looks to contain just the right amount of comedy and over the top gore. The film revolves around two friends who