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- March 26th, 2015Interviewed by: Todd Martin
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A woman hesitantly rents an apartment to an eerie man who she soon realizes has a part in the solar eclipse that is taking place.
The MO on Penumbra describes this South American horror film to be in the vein of Polanski with its gradual build up, air of mystery, and subtle secrecy suggesting something more diabolical cooking in the background than its obvious surface plot. Marga is one … Continue reading
Jake is given a monkey’s paw that grants three wishes. After the first two wishes leave his friend Cobb undead, Cobb pushes Jake to make a final wish.
Presented as more of a sequel to the short story by W.W. Jacobs rather than as a straight up re-telling, director Brett Simmons has hit a solid double with The Monkey’s Paw which features some good performances & ambiance but doesn’t seem to … Continue reading
Landy and his family have a pretty happy life together until his sister Grace-who has been in an insane asylum for most of her adult life-moves in with them. It isnâ€™t long before things start to go downhill as a result and before you know it Landyâ€™s world begins falling apart. Based on a true story.
I like to allow myself at least one serious, non-horror movie a year and … Continue reading
Eight months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer, Jay (NEIL MASKELL: RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER), is pressured by his partner, Gal (MICHAEL SMILEY: DOWN TERRACE), and wife Shel (MYANNA BURING: THE DESCENT), into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the dark and disturbing world of the contract, Jay beings to unravel once again â€“ his fear … Continue reading
“Honeymooning in Hungary, Joan and Peter Allison share their train compartment with Doctor Vitus Werdegast, a courtly but tragic man who is returning to the remains of the town he defended before becoming a prisoner of war for fifteen years. When their hotel-bound bus crashes in a mountain storm and Joan is injured, the travelers seek refuge in the home, built fortress-like upon the site of a bloody battlefield, of famed architect … Continue reading
As the world faces an alien invasion, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) finds himself in hot water as he is shipped off to the front lines deemed a deserter and a coward. On the battlefield he encounters a rarely seen enemy that sets off a series of events resulting in Cage reliving the day over and over again. With only the war-hero Rita Vrataski believing, and understanding, his fate, Cage begins to … Continue reading
Bernie Stein is a sleazy music agent who decides to (literally) create the next big rock star. With the help of his scientist nephew and a drug addict roadie the trio steal the body parts of deceased rock legends and combine them together to make a creature that they think will be the greatest musician of all time. Due to Iggy the roadieâ€™s incompetence a crucial body part (Jim Morrisonâ€™s … Continue reading
The action continues from [Rec], with the medical officer and a SWAT team outfitted with video cameras are sent into the sealed off apartment to control the situation.
Quick question? What do you get when you cross a zombie film (or infected for that matter)with the Exorcist? Yep you guessed it, we are talking about the follow up to the runaway hit [REC] titled [REC2]
Takes place in 1995, the year of the second referendum on the separation of Quebec. In the dead of winter, a serial killer is on the loose in the small Montreal neighborhood of Notre Dame de Grace. The tenants of an old apartment house must figure out who they can trust and who they can’t.
Good Neighbors starts off like most dramatic apartment-style … Continue reading
A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.
You better watch out, you better not…. Ok, couldn’t resist. Santa Claus is not coming to town but his evil persona Saint Nicholas is. Call it an old saint Nick slasher film or maybe a much needed quality Xmas time horror movie (Dutch style). … Continue reading
Hoping for a fresh start after a debilitating bout of postpartum depression, pediatrician Francesca (Ana Torrent) and her husband, Pedro (Francisco Boira), move to a house in the country. But soon, Francesca begins having mysterious visions and starts to question her sanity. After encountering a series of ghostly visitors, Francesca realizes that the old house holds dark secrets — especially the attic and the basement, which are both locked.
A highly contagious virus is spreading throughout the land. With one bite, it’s only hours before victims will turn into zombies and hunt for human flesh. Morgan, Ash, and Johnny might just be the only humans left, but they don’t seem to mind and find enjoyment lounging around in their underwear living in vacan’t homes. When they stumble upon a hot girl who just may have a cure, the three … Continue reading
For Sara thereâ€™s no time to waste, no time to lose, thereâ€™s onlyâ€¦.Time to Killâ€¦
Iâ€™m sure neither of them will remember this but the first time I became aware of indie director Brian Williams and scream queen on the rise Ellie Church was at a horror convention in Cincinnati two or three years ago. I was wearing a Troma shirt and they both stopped me to admire it. On the … Continue reading
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
Every now and then a great film comes along that is worth mentioning. Director Terry Gilliam, was about to introduce one of his greatest creations that while still ladled with some of his trademark stylings, would be a commercial success AND … Continue reading
“At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives. What’s his goal? What’s his secret?” (courtesy IMDB)
This week I’m extremely pleased to discuss a film that is good – … Continue reading
The film opens with brothers Jacob and Isaac playing around the neighborhood â€ścreepy house.â€ť Jacob, the younger of the two, is obviously freaked out by the house and what unknown horrors may lie inside, but one of Isaacâ€™s friends takes Jacobâ€™s cell phone and throws it through a window on the top floor. Now Jacob is forced to go inside. Unbeknownst to Jacob and the others, the house is a prison to … Continue reading
Sarah Tyler returns to her troubled family home in the isolated countryside, for a much put-off visit. As a storm rages outside, Sarah, her family and friends shore up for the night, cut off from the outside world. But something comes out of the driving rain and darkness. Something that holds a dark secret so devastating that, in one night, it could wipe out the entire family.
George’s friends have all gathered for an intervention… George’s intervention. You see, George is a zombie and George’s friends are attempting to convince George to stop eating people and to enter ‘zombie rehab’. But the intervention doesnâ€™t go quite as planned
Can anyone even count the amount of zombie films that have been released over … Continue reading
In the film “Intrusion”, Holly Jensen (Kate Stanley) is about to play a game, one she canâ€™t afford to lose. A simple night of fun turns into a nightmare after a series of bodies begin to pile up. An innocent prank turns into a game of cat and mouse as the killer sets his sights on Holly. Now, itâ€™s a bloody battle of wits and kill or be killed strategy … Continue reading