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Event Coverage: NYC Horror film festival – Day 3 – Awards

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The Black Saint is bloodied & bruise but still kicking ass & taking names here at the end of the 9th annual NYC Horror Film Festival! It’s been a brutal 4 days & 43 (!) films, both features & shorts, that we sat through. In between films we all would run to the bar & imbibe mightily for an hour or so & then go right back to the theatre to watch some more kick … Continue reading

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New poster roundup: ‘The Roommate’, ‘Black Swan’

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Film Review: Skyline (2010)

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Late one evening in LA, strange blue lights descend from the sky upon the city. They are the beginning of a hostile alien invasion. A small group of survivors look to escape the invasion as the armed forces attempt to beat them back.

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Hoo boy! I am still kind of run down from the fabulous NYC Horror Film Festival & I’m nursing a bit of a flu but where … Continue reading

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Horror Talk: 11.17.10

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Greetings, boys and ghouls! Welcome back to Horror Talk, hosted once again by your friendly neighborhood gorehound and indie filmmaker extraordinaire, Travis Legge. I’ve survived three weeks in the trenches here at Horror Talk and I’m loving every minute of scouring the digital landscape for gems of gore and terror to share with you.

Let me begin by giving a shout out to the head honcho-ess (is that even a word? Probably not…) here at … Continue reading

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Film Review: Look (2007)

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A high school teacher, a department store manager, a convenience store clerk, a lawyer and two sociopaths star in five interconnected stories, all filmed from the perspective of the hundreds of security cameras people pass, and ignore, every day. This fascinating drama from director Adam Rifkin underscores the increasing lack of privacy in the modern world — and asks whether people can ever be truly alone.

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Film Review: Long Pig (2008)

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A terrifying film that offers a decidedly different take on the gruesome practice of cannibalism. Long Pig – A culinary term that refers to human beings, which according to documented reports, tastes much like pork. For more than 100 years, Halloween night has traditionally been the night that America’s “cannibal elite” feast on Long Pig. These human predators are not some pack of in-bred, toothless, backwood hermits, nor are they deranged escaped … Continue reading

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War Movie Favourites

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War! What is it good for? An action-packed evening on the couch, that’s what! When I asked Horror News readers and Facebook friends to tell me their favourite war movies, the response was terrific. While I can’t deny the quality of films like Gone With The Wind (1939), Lawrence Of Arabia (1962), Battle Of Britain (1969), Kelly’s Heroes (1970), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Ran (1985), Platoon (1986), Gettysburg (1993), Braveheart (1995), 300 … Continue reading

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DarkBrain.com Announces Fundraising Campaign

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November 16, 2010: After publishing over 300 pages of web comics since February of this year, DarkBrain.com is about to bring one of its popular stories to a crashing completion. “Mirror, Mirror” is the story of the workplace dominatrix haunted by her dead sister, Mirriam. On the heels of the fifth and conclusive issue, the web comic featuring the voice talents of adult film star Tabitha Stevens has much more story to tell, but the … Continue reading

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Witches Playground: A smattering of new stills – exclusive

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Witches Playground is directed by Bart Elfrink with a screenplay by Richard M. Novosak and is produced by Bobby Ray Akers Jr., Anthony E. Cabral and Cody Matthew Blymire. The film from Dead of Night & Ace Films will stars Leslie Easterbrook, Eileen Dietz, Suki Peters, Cody Matthew Blymire, Sam Valentine, Rachel Chapman,Wes Blymire, Deneen Melody and Brian Shirley.

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“Witches Playground” is a chilling story about a group of teens who decide … Continue reading

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Exclusive new stills from ‘Dead Awake’

Just in ….new stills from the production of ‘”Dead Awake” ! Stars: Nick Stahl, Rose McGowan and Amy Smart

Dylan, a young man working at a funeral parlor, is trying to unravel a mystery that shattered his life ten years earlier. After faking his own funeral to see who will show up, he befriends a mysterious street junkie and is reunited with an old love from his past. The lives of these three characters are … Continue reading

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Mega Shark vs. Giant Dorito

Yep, alot of fun!

Not to long ago, while Mega Shark 2 was in production, a few nutballs over here at The Asylum decided to create a submission for The Doritos’ Crash The Superbowl Ad Campaign Contest as a tie-in with the sequel

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Exploitation madness with ‘Death of a Snowman’ – Synapse Films

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VIGILANTE VIOLENCE! AFRICAN ACTION EXPLOSIVE EXPLOITATION!

A SOUTH-AFRICAN GRINDHOUSE CLASSIC! ROUGH AND TOUGH — THE WAY YOU LIKE IT!

The true soul of grindhouse shakes and shimmies in this down and dirty tale of master criminals meeting violent death in Johannesburg, South Africa, a city plagued by organized crime. Steve Chaka (Ken Gampu), an ambitious news reporter, learns that these deaths are from the hands of an all-black vigilante group known only … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (2009)

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Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link … Continue reading

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Pierre Morel Puts Down the Ouija and Enters Talks to Direct EDF: EARTH DEFENSE FORCE

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Variety reports that French director Pierre Morel is no longer a candidate to direct Universal’s OUIJA and is now in talks to grab the reigns on Warner Brother’s EDF: EARTH DEFENSE FORCE. The Earth Defense Force, or EDF as it is abbreviated, is Sam Raimi’s and Bill Block’s of QED International new project that follows the story of three alien fighters who assault the planet Earth and leaves its world leaders defeated and humiliated.

To combat their … Continue reading

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Daniel Stamm Signs On for MARTYRS Remake

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The LA Times is reporting that the producers of MARTYRS have nabbed director Daniel Stamm (THE LAST EXORCISM) to rework the popular French torture film for an American audience. Martyrs tells the story of two abused orphan girls, Lucie and Anna, who meet and become friends.

Fifteen years after she was kidnapped and subjected to prolonged torture, a mentally unstable Lucie seeks revenge on tormentors and pulls Anna along with her into a world … Continue reading

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Film Review: Until the Light Takes Us (2008)

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Taking viewers deep inside the notorious “Inner Circle” that promoted murder, suicide and church burning in the Norwegian black metal subculture of the 1990s, filmmakers Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell offer up a nuanced and fascinating documentary. Rare footage and interviews with musicians — including Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, Varg “Count Grishnackh” Vikernes and Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg — shed light on the controversial movement.

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Death Metal by now is … Continue reading

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Season Two of ‘The Walking Dead’ Won’t Feast on Viewer’s Brains Until October 2011

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The good: Frank Darabont will return to the director’s chair for thirteen episodes of the second season of AMC’s mega hit show ‘The Walking Dead.’ The bad: The show will probably not return for its second season until October 2011 as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The reason for the pushback appears to be the large viewer draw that the channel gets with Fearfest, AMC’s annual horror movie marathon that airs every October and served … Continue reading

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Film Review: Under the Raven’s Wing (2007)

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A young filmmaker documents the murder confessions of three young women who seduce him into their strange world of spiritual “dimensions” and “transcendence.” The ringleader, Raven, holds everyone in her psychological grip, until her secret is exposed and a power struggle ensues.

REVIEW:

“Transcendence is a gift”

Often the signs of a low budget film are poor audio, half-baked script, bad acting and bad visuals. Even a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Walled in (2009)

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Young engineer Sam (Mischa Barton) is hired to oversee the demolition of a remote building. However, she learns that the architect, in a perversion of Egyptian mythology, buried people alive in the walls. As Sam works to unravel the mystery behind this awful place, she is haunted by the spirits of the victims — and the discovery that she may be next to die. Cameron Bright and Deborah Kara Unger … Continue reading

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Film Review: US Sinners (2007)

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A grown man living with his over-religious mother struggles to grasp the ability to function as a man and avoid his mothers grasp. When a female coworker tempts him but ultimately lets him down, hell hath no fury like a psycho scorned.

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The story opens with our subject Tom Connelly sleeping. A twisted little soul as it would seem is narrating a bit while an unidentified woman gives an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Malice in Wonderland (2009)

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An American law student in London. Knocked down by a black cab, she wakes with amnesia in a world that’s a million miles from home – Wonderland. We follow her adventures as she’s dragged through an underworld filled with twisted individuals and the lowest low-lifers, by the enigmatic cab driver, Whitey. She needs to find out who she is, where she’s from and use what wits she has left to … Continue reading

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