It’s movies like The Battery that make me want to stop writing about movies and start making them myself. To see what a small crew with no budget can do is nothing short of astounding, and re-watching this film on the newly released Blu-ray reinforces the fact that indie horror is not the stagnant pool of mediocrity most may think.
Often times a writer/director can surprise you by making something they are not known for. It can be refreshing, or cringe inducing, to see artists broaden their horizons. Roland Joffe directed Captivity. Barry Levinson directed The Bay. The Coen brothers had True Grit. Renny Harlin made Die Hard 2.
I find myself somewhat conflicted when I read the news today that Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett (You’re Next, The Guest) are closing in on a deal to write and direct an English language remake of the amazing South Korean thriller I
Leigh Jankiak’s directorial debut, Honeymoon, is an interesting blend of psychological and supernatural horror that provides both intrigue and some incredibly disturbing imagery. As the film moves on, I found myself completely enthralled in what was happening to the main characters, and was continuously guessing what weird horror was about to spring next.
A new trailer and poster has been released for the upcoming remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown, set to screen at this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin. The film, based on a true story, revolves around a masked killer terrorizing a small
Although I generally stick to writing reviews on the movies themselves, sometimes I’ll experience a movie-related product and feel the need to write a review about it. That being said, this is my first game review, and I couldn’t be happier to be discussing Legendary Encounters by Upper Deck. This deck-building co-op game happens to be based on one of my all-time favorite film series, Alien. But can a card game capture the tense atmosphere of the movies? In short, yes it can.
A new, very NSFW trailer has been released for The ABCs of Death 2, which features 26 short films from 26 different directors depicting 26 very horrible ways to meet your demise. Although I was generally underwhelmed with the first entry, a
This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick is the upcoming horror film, Putney, from writer/director Stewart Thorndike. Thorndike just recently released her last film, Lyle, for free via their website at lylemovie.com. I’m always a big supporter of
A new trailer for the upcoming Serbian horror short film Night Guards has been released, which revolves around two ghosts that live out their nightly routine over and over as if they were still alive. Although the film has a decidedly low-budget
A new trailer has been released for the upcoming horror film The Pyramid, which comes to us from director Grégory Levasseur and producer Alexandre Aja (Maniac, The Hills Have Eyes). The film revolves around a group of U.S. archeologists who discover a lost pyramid
Fans of classic giallo-style Italian horror are in for a treat with Luciano Onetti’s Sonno Profondo (Deep Sleep), a film that pays loving homage to such horror legends as Mario Bava and Dario Argento. Although the film itself chooses style over substance, I was astounded at the level of detail and care that went into making this look and feel like it came straight out of the ’70s.
The trailer for the upcoming horror film Exists has been released, which revolves around a rowdy group of twenty-somethings that head out to a remote cabin for a weekend getaway only to be terrorized by Bigfoot.
This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick is the very creepy looking horror flick, The Sleeping Room, from writer/director John Shackleton. Taking place in modern day Brighton, the film revolves around a young call girl who unwittingly unleashes some crazy evil into the world.
Septic Man is a shitty movie in every sense of the word. It’s a film heavily centered around shit and, other than the high quality and extremely gross gore effects, it’s not a very well made movie either. The threadbare plot seems to only exist at all in order to transition from one gross-out moment to the next and the characters are underdeveloped and generic. In many ways it feels like a higher quality Troma film, which could be viewed as a compliment, depending on how disgusting you like your horror.
Director Nicholas McCarthy exploded onto the scene back in 2012 with his festival hit The Pact, which was a fantastically creepy little horror flick. Now, his next movie, At The Devil's Door, is set come out, but it unfortunately doesn’t achieve the same level of originality or suspense as his previous film. It’s a humdrum supernatural thriller that favors jump scares over any real tension and while it starts off intriguing, it quickly devolves into a mostly boring series of horror clichés.
IFC has released the trailer for its upcoming horror sequel, The Pact 2, which opens on VOD September 5th and in theaters October 10th. Although Nicholas McCarthy, the director of the original 2012 film, is not returning, Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick