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- March 26th, 2015Interviewed by: Todd Martin
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Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a good natured blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled … Continue reading
When a group of thrill-seeking young adults BASE jump into a forbidden portion of the Tasmanian wilderness, they didn’t foresee that one of their group would die in the process
Ah, SyFy movies. Thereâ€™s just something about them isnâ€™t there? I think itâ€™s that special, potent blend of high concept, iffy CGI and a lack of skill in actually pulling it all off. With every one of their disaster … Continue reading
A typical weekend down the shore takes a bizarre turn as six girls and five obnoxious fist-pumpers become the unsuspecting targets of a deranged killer.
There is no denying that reality television is a driving force behind pop culture in the modern era. It has taken over television and become one of the most popular program styles in the ratings. The personalities are big, the ratings are high, and the influence … Continue reading
When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an oddball ex-cop to look for him.
As I was watching Kevin Smith’s latest film, Tusk, I began to wonder who came onto the Hollywood scene first: Smith or Quentin Tarantino? I had this thought because a lot … Continue reading
In the early 1600’s, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her ‘botox’ as an abstinence educator in conservative America, and the young ladies of San Griento High are poised to be her next victims. But will her unholy ritual finally be stopped … Continue reading
In a future where we have lost the ability to dream, people have turned to Fantasites, a parasite that induces the user’s wildest fantasies. When socially awkward Charles starts using the miracle product he finally meets the girl of his “dreams.” However, Fantasites come with some disturbing side effects that leave his chances with her squirming away.
From a short film of the same title, WORM is the story of a … Continue reading
A cop goes undercover in a ruthless underworld organization to stop a gang leader, only to put himself in great danger after being exposed by his former protĂ©gĂ© and best friend.
Donnie Yen stars as Chan Zi-Long Chen / Arlong in the new martial arts release “Special ID“. Of course bringing to the screen his flair for action, drama and kicking ass, Donnie Yen plays a character gone undercover with the … Continue reading
Each year I see at least 36 films at the Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and thankfully only about 2 out of that number are usually clunkers. I don’t enjoy writing negative reviews without discussing some positive aspects, but Baal’s Flowers leaves me with pretty much nothing to recommend.
This Italian production is a loosely woven, slow-paced piece that features writer, director, and editor Leonardo Pepi in the starring role as as unnamed university student … Continue reading
Struggling ‘B’ movie Director blackmails a serial killer to be the star of his next film.
“Shock Value”, A 2014 horror comedy may just be the perfect horror movie fan film of 2014.Â Honestly I wasn’t sure what to expect thinking perhaps this may of been one of those over the top visceral films, however things began to lighten up very quickly. In concept, I could easily see half a dozen … Continue reading
Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.
Set in a post apocalyptic world where vampires named for Greek gods, and witches rule. It is a classic vampire story with some real twists: The plot centers around a male vampire named Eros who falls in love with a human named Samuel. Eros wants to “save” Samuel and make him a vampire, but Eros evil vampire lover, Dionysus has other ideas. Matters are complicated by Eros’ sister/lover, Persephone, an ambiguous Bookkeeper … Continue reading
Eight teenagers, after having just graduated from high school, throw an all-night party in a furniture store. They’re not the only ones spending the night in the store, though. A mysterious killer lurks among them … and hunts them down.
HIDE AND GO SHRIEK is a slasher movie made after the Jason flicks started going straight to video. By ’87, seemingly every garden tool, face mask, and bad situation to shower … Continue reading
“World divisions, chaos and anarchy, these are the ways the world and the last remaining inhabitants are checking out. No child has been born for eighteen years. Human life and its moral self is eroding into extinction. Set in Britain in the year 2027, this is Theodore Faron finding his ghosts coming back to haunt his fruitless life, in the form of an underground band of rebels The Fishes. Unwittingly drawn into … Continue reading
Fantasy and reality become blurred as a misogynistic, masked killer ritually stalks and kills beautiful women who he has encountered previously.
To take a look at the cover art and movie poster of Roman Nowickiâ€™s 1998 release and debut film, Fantom Kiler, one might think it looks more like a porno than a horror movie. One who thought that wouldnâ€™t be too far off. Reminiscent of a late 80â€™s/early 90â€™s … Continue reading
With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.
“Last Action Hero” was a film well noted at its initial arrival for churning out a few talking points. The first being that it was dismissed by critics as being not up to the standards of other Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. This factor also arriving from the film surfacing between … Continue reading
When a crazed scientist called Key Man develops a virus that causes humans to mutate, samurai sword-wielding cop Ruka is called in to annihilate the unnatural creatures. Can Ruka wipe out the mutations and stop Key Man before the virus takes over humanity? Little does Ruka know, though, that the slaying of her father years before means she shares a hidden bond with her nemesis. Yoshihiro Nishimura’s fast-paced gorefest stars … Continue reading
After being raped an orphaned young lady struggles to survive (and protect her younger brother) when her attackers come back to finish her off.
I went into Autumn Blood expecting it to be a total rip-off of the classic 1978 revenge flick I Spit on Your Grave (which is one of my personal favorites) but in reality it wasnâ€™t. Yes, the plot revolves around a young woman being raped by a gang … Continue reading
A group of five hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 1970’s rural Texas fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic family making up of a leather-masked chainsaw-wielding maniac, his knife-wielding grave robber brother, and their cannibal chief father and decaying grandfather.
Written by: Tobe Hooper Kim Henkel
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Allen Danziger, William Vail, John Dugan, Teri Mcminn, Gunnar Hansen and … Continue reading
Taking a wrong turn, travelers find themselves trapped in a mysterious house. One horror after another threatens them as the sorcerer who lives within needs sacrifices to give eternal life to his beautiful bride.
While certainly not blockbuster material, Spookies delivers a great deal of punch in all the right ways. Artistically, I wouldnâ€™t commonly refer to a horror film as â€ścharmingâ€ť per se, but this film does a stellar job … Continue reading
Passengers aboard a flight across the Pacific Ocean encounter a supernatural force.
â€śGhosts on a Plane.â€ť Aware of only a vague plot synopsis before firing up our latest, it took about halfway in for that humorous alternate title to pop into my melon. Once there, it refused to leave. My apologies to anyone Iâ€™ve doomed to the same fate in viewing.
Luckily, your enjoyment of â€ś7500â€ť (an even … Continue reading
Set over the course of one day, a narcotics detective hunts for a seemingly harmless young criminal who knows a truth about the cop’s past
McCanick is a 2013 crime drama released under Well Go USA directed by Josh C. Waller. The movie stars actor David Morse in the lead role of Eugene ‘Mack’ McCanick.
McCanick is a older narcotics detective residing in the town of Philadelphia. While the younger … Continue reading