The slasher genre has been on life support for quite a while. Still, filmmakers like to go back to that particular well because the basic tenets of the films are fairly straight forward and they can be made for a song… and usually, not very good songs.
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In nature, mimicry and camouflage are used as a defense against predators. Whether it is the protective coloring of some species or even the clever anatomy of a stick bug, these mechanism help protect the weak or otherwise helpless. Hollywood has taken this idea and, of course, applied it to films, allowing lesser movies to ride the coattails of better movies to make money they don’t deserve.
Just like, “The Last Exorcism: Part 2”
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If you’d gone through my book bag any time during my seventh or eighth grade year, you probably would have found a very worn, very well-loved copy of Jay Anson’s “The Amityville Horror”. Though, for years, I’d fed myself a steady diet of strange-but-true books, this was my first taste of something that seemed immediate, tangible and truly frightening. While I’d love to say that I discovered girls or something healthy like that to divert my attentions, I instead discovered “StarBlazers” and Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”. Science swept away spirits and spooks, at least for me. For others, the horror continued.
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Once again, filmmaker Shawn Ewert joins us to discuss matters of indie film making while working on his latest feature, “Sacrament”. This time, he has some words of wisdom for actors.
You can donate to his project at their IndieGoGo page: http://www.indiegogo.com/sacramentthefilm
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I remember seeing this trailer for David Cholewa’s “Dead Shadows” ages ago and thinking how wonderfully insane it was. But since that first sighting I didn’t see much else about it – which in my opinion was a damned shame. I’m a fan of French horror and to see a French Lovecraftian film – well, that would just be the bee’s knees.
Provided they do it right.
Oh, and provided it gets released.
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