Deathscribe 2015: A Holiday Feast of Horror Consider a competition of short horror radio plays to spice up your winter holiday fare

Deathscribe 2015

In kicking off the winter holiday season, this week Summer talks with many of the creatives involved in Deathscribe 2015, a competition of short horror radio plays performed every December in Chicago, brought to you by the renowed WildClaw Theatre Company.

In addition to talking with WildClaw’s artistic director Josh Zagoren, Summer chats with the writers and directors of all 5 finalists in this year’s competition, battling it out for this year’s coveted Bloody Axe award, with the winner to be chosen by a panel of horror and theatre experts.

DEATHSCRIBE 2015, the Eighth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays on Monday, December 7th, at 8:00pm at the historic Mayne Stage Theatre in Chicago.

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Independent Horror Features: “Condemned” & “Infinite Santa 8000″ A double interview feature on independent horror films coming to theaters and online outlets

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This week, Summer entertains a double shot of horror creatives!

First a chat with writer/director Eli Morgan Gesner, whose feature Condemned will be available in theaters and video on demand platforms on November 13.

Next, a talk with storytellers and animators Greg Ansin and Mike Neel, and the movie based on their YouTube series “Infinite Santa 8000″.

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“Tales of Halloween” Live Tweet Event Join the directors & cast, and ask questions during their live tweet of the film

Tales of Halloween

Epic Pictures Releasing invites fans to join the directors & cast of TALES OF HALLOWEEN to screen the film and live-tweet with them on Wednesday, Oct. 28th at 9:00pm ET.

To join the live-tweet, just rent or buy the movie, ten hop on Twitter and hit PLAY on Wednesday at 9:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Pacific.   [Read more…]

Halloween, Hellevator, and Witch Hunters It's the time of year when in the dark of night, monsters and ghouls cause that cheery glow of fright


It’s a short but sweet show on the doorstep of Halloween, when people focus more on the scary and what they can do to avoid it… or make it more intense.

We start out with an interview with The Horror Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska, and their new project with Blumhouse, “Hellevator”, a competition reality show currently airing on Game Show Network.

Next, we have Noah and Daren with a review of “The Last Witch Hunter”, and surprisingly, the opinions are mixed (and reversed) on this action-fantasy feature. You can also watch their review on our YouTube Channel.

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“Martyrs” Dazzles At Screamfest World Premiere This much talked-about remake shines, chills and thrills

Martyrs Screamfest

As a newcomer to the horror genre, I was initially hesitant not out of concern for the picture’s quality, but fearful I would be too deeply affected by the excessive gore and jump-in-your-seat moments that have kept me away from horror movies thus far. Thankfully, my concerns were unfounded.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Tales of Halloween” A horror anthology of ten short films that vary wildly in entertainment levels

Tales of Halloween

This is an entertaining collection, but not exceptionally so. For some reason, most of the scary stories weren’t very scary at all, but the funny ones and the quirky ones all hit the mark. It’s almost as if the ones that worked found that perfect balance that “Tales from the Crypt” used to hit.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Crimson Peak” An atmospheric gothic horror tale forgets itself and becomes an unsatisfying melodramatic actioner

Crimson Peak

I was impressed to see Guillermo del Toro delivering a somewhat staid, classic terror tale with an emphasis on mood and atmosphere. I was curious where he was going with the story, and what dark secrets were going to be revealed. What happens instead is that the film, inexplicably switches gears towards the ending, becoming more of an over-the-top violent action feature mixed with unconvincing and unnecessary melodrama.   [Read more…]

DeathScribe 2015: International Festival of Horror Radio Plays Wildclaw Theatre's 8th Annual Event to be Performed Live on December 7th

DeathScribe 2015

WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents DEATHSCRIBE 2015, the Eighth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays on Monday, December 7th, at 8:00pm. This collection of bone-chilling audio nightmares will be performed live at the historic Mayne Stage Theatre, 1328 W. Morse Ave, Chicago.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “June” An interesting movie that pays homage to the classic horror films


This is an interesting film, but doesn’t bring anything new to the genre, and most genre fans will spot inspiration from various other films.

What I have found most interesting is the nebulous time frame the movie takes place in. The three adult leads will be recognizable to folks from my generation, appearing in numerous genre films since the mid-nineties. It was almost a 90s reunion, which kind of works as the movie appears to be set in the early to mid 90s.   [Read more…]

20th Anniversary H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival Celebrating stories from the mythos of the elder gods

HP Lovecraft Film Festival

This year’s film festival features 3 nights of short film showcases, 50 short films from all over the world. They will also feature a screening of Christopher Lee’s last film, Extraordinary Tales, an anthology of animated Poe shorts, plus the 30th Anniversary screening of Re-Animator, with intro and Q&A by guest Jeffrey Combs, and the 10th Anniversary screening of The Call of Cthulhu.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “The Curse of Downers Grove” Good acting overshadows the lack of any supernatural element to "the curse"

Curse of Downers Grove

While the landscape of the movie is a little on the bleak and colorless side, the vibrant characters more than make up for that. The film ends with a startling twist that is highly satisfying if you like a good shock to go with your suspense, but ultimately the framework of the Curse is shaky at best. In the end, the DVD is worth the investment… just don’t expect too many supernatural thrills from this one. If teen angst and a good stalker thriller is your cup of tea, however, you have my word: you will not be disappointed.   [Read more…]