The found footage genre. The genre where the audience is watching “recently discovered” footage about an event or in some cases a mystery. It raised eyebrows and churned stomachs in 1980 with Cannibal Holocaust. It came to prominence with the immensely successful and trend setting 1999 release The Blair Witch Project. It likely reached its zenith with the Paranormal Activity franchise. Primarily a staple in the horror genre the found footage film has met with mostly disastrous results. Chernobyl Diaries, The Amityville Haunting and Apollo 18 are just a few titles that have used the format and all of them were pretty bad films. Now comes Brian Netto, who makes his directorial debut, and his refreshing and mostly effective found footage thriller, Delivery.
Here’s a creepy new trailer for the Joel Schumacher produced horror film Deliver us from Evil. In the film, Eric Bana plays a New York cop investigating what appears to be a mass possession, turning people into crazed lunatics. Scott Derrickson (Sinister,
What would happen if the disgusting, processed chicken nuggets served in school lunches harbored a deadly virus? Well, according to Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s horror/comedy Cooties, the children would turn into ravenous flesh hungry monsters.
20th Century Fox debuted the first trailer for Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s found footage horror film Devil’s Due, which looks a lot like a modern retelling of Rosemary’s Baby. The film stars Zach Gilford and Allison Miller as a young expecting
Demented children, creepy masks, yellow rain coats, and a ten-year-old Brooke Shields, this week in the grindhouse we’re taking a look at the 1976 horror classic Alice, Sweet Alice by Alfred Sole. Probably the closest thing I’ve ever seen to American
Here’s the first trailer for Isaac Cravit‘s Solo, which revolves around a newbie camp counselor tasked with camping out in the woods by herself as part of her initiation. Not part of her initiation is the crazed murderer that she must contend
With Halloween approaching, we’ll be covering nothing but horror films in the grindhouse for the entire month of October. To kick off the month, I checked out the 1968 film Spider Baby, or the Maddest Story EverTold, written and directed
Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson‘s All Cheerleaders Die has been picked up for US distribution by Image Entertainment, and will see a Spring 2014 theatrical release. The film, which recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of their Midnight
This week in the grindhouse we’re exploring the evil mutant baby film It’s Alive from 1974, written and directed by Larry Cohen. Just a few weeks ago we discussed another Cohen film, Q: The Winged Serpent, which came out eight years later, however
Here’s the newly released trailer for TheLast Days on Mars, directed by Ruairi Robinson (BlinkyTM). The film revolves around a space crew exploring Mars who get infected with a mysterious bacteria that begins killing them off one by one. Liev Schreiber
Here’s the newly released trailer and poster for IFC Midnight’s upcoming horror flick Dark Touch, written and directed by Marina De Van (In My Skin). The film revolves around a young girl who begins to develop supernatural abilities after witnessing
The Wrap broke the news today that David Cronenberg‘s first feature film Shivers, also known as They Came From Within, is getting a remake due out sometime next year. This announcement comes after the previously announced remake of Cronenberg’s
Here’s the trailer for the latest Chiller Films release, The Monkey’s Paw, which brings a new take on W. W. Jacobs‘ classic horror story. The film is directed by Brett Simmons and stars CJ Thomason, Stephen Lang, Michelle Pierce, Tauvia Dawn, Corbin