Film Review: House of Horrors: Gates of Hell (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An ancient resurrected evil is loose at Western New York’s largest and most terrifying haunted attraction: the House of Horrors. It’s goal- to forever open the gates of Hell on Earth. REVIEW: Where do I begin? One word can accurately describe this poorly acted attempt at a clever film—typical. And in this typicality, despite its undeniably amusing moments, it fails to deliver. This is surprising, considering the bulk of the material that writer, producer, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: 12 years ago during a scientific expedition 3 animal biologists stumbled upon a great discovery that ended in tragedy. Whatever killed them has awoken and now the legend of the Ancient Snow Beast could prove to be more than just a legend. REVIEW: If absurd was one of the themes in previous years for horror, then I believe that “Snow Shark” should be included. Out of the Buffalo New York area arrives a quirky … Continue reading

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Film Review: Porkchop II: Rise of the Rind (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Teens are slaughtered by a deranged killer in a pig mask. REVIEW: This sequel to 2010′s splatterfest “Porkchop” was released overseas under the much more lyrical title of “Porkchop II: Rise of the Rind“, I suspect to avoid confusing the more discerning slasher fanatic. No moniker applied, no matter how alliterative, however, can change this one simple and irrefutable truth: “Porkchops” is the most fun you’ll have watching a travesty of a motion picture … Continue reading

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Snow Shark’s Sam Qualiana Guest at Buffalo Screams

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Sam Qualiana, the writer-director-star of the upcoming creature feature Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast has been added to the list of guests appearing at Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival, which runs October 17th – 21st at Dipson’s Market Arcade Theater in downtown Buffalo. Qualiana joins honorary chairperson Debbie Rochon, Genre Spirit Award recipient Chris Seaver, and POP Cinama marketing executive Paige K. Davis at the five day event. Qualiana will screen Snow Shark: Ancient Snow … Continue reading

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From the NightShift: ‘Snow Shark’ – exclusive with Sam Qualiana

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Sam Qualiana, was one of last years winners of the Buffalo Screams Film Festival “Filmmakers to Watch Award” for his submission “No Road Out”, a crime drama. Sam has been very busy producing short films, for example “Swamp Squad of the Dead”, “Like Icarus, Quickly Falling”, “Toxic Hoppers” among many more. Originally he had decided to remake one of his movies “Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Shark”as a short movie but found that when he announced … Continue reading

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