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…]
Overall, this is a good film and I think the target audience will really like it. It had several surprise “gotcha” moments that made me jump a bit, but when you compare it to the ultimate and classic possession film, The Exorcist, it falls completely short. [Read more…]
WildClaw Theatre’s Annual DEATHSCRIBE Festival of Horror Radio Plays is still open for submissions, but only for a few more weeks. [Read more…]
The first full trailer for Ash vs Evil Dead series is out, and full of awesome. [Read more…]
Combining scifi with horror has always been a mixed bag of results; when they work, it’s delicious (Alien, The Thing), and when they don’t it can make you angry (Event Horizon). Debug falls somewhere in between, and makes you wonder what could have been. [Read more…]
This week, The American Cinematheque will be hosting a retrospective of Joe Dante’s work at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, capped by a special advanced screening of his newest horror-comedy, Burying the Ex. [Read more…]
This week, actor turned writer/director David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis) chats with Summer about his latest indie scifi-thriller Debug, which stars Jason Momoa, Jeananne Goossen, Adam Butcher, and Adrian Holmes.
David talks about how increasing a movie’s budget can often result in changes in creative control, and how the compromises start stacking up, and what happens when the film you get isn’t the film you thought you’d get. [Listen to the show…]