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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
Brooke Lewis gathered with some of her besties and horror hotties for a viewing and after-show commentary of the Scream Queens FOX TV premiere. In conjunction with filming an episode of Penthouse TV’s “Cocktail Confessions”, hosted by famous Penthouse Pet, Sam Phillips, to celebrate the premiere, the ladies filmed a separate segment for all you loyal horror fans! [Read more…]
Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise-from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 “reboot.” [Read more…]
DARK WAS THE NIGHT is a deliciously dark yet heartfelt monster movie, one that relies on character drama first and ratchets up the suspense with that old-fashioned method of teasing out a wonderfully balanced mix of dread and eager anticipation. Small New England town, big woods with a deep, dark history pre-dating colonial times, protagonists struggling with their own real-world fears trying to put a real-world face on a threat they can’t fully comprehend — this is the way monster movies are supposed to be made. [Read more…]
More often than not, sequels do not do justice to their predecessors. Sinister 2 doesn’t fall into the sequel trap.
While it may help if you see the first Sinister, you don’t have to see it to appreciate the film. It’s a stand-alone horror film all on it’s own. And as a continuation, I think it’s pretty damned good. [Read more…]
If you LOVE suspense, I-Lived might not be the movie for you. I didn’t find it suspenseful at all. While I loved the concept behind I-Lived, I though it was poorly executed. [Read more…]
This movie is neither extremely funny nor scary, but it’s got that campy kind of charm that makes it a potential for a cult classic, especially since the two stars are moderately well known.
It’s the kind of film you’d watch with your friends late at night, while drinking and eating pizza and popcorn, and thoroughly MST3King it. [Read more…]
Appetites is a quirky journey through horror film. When two sociopaths find each other, the roses are red with blood. They both have an appetite for blood. But it is not the same dishes. Can love survive such differences? [Read more…]