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.
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,
Back in 2011, Daniel Stamm’s “The Last Exorcism” absolutely rocked my world. It developed good solid characters, a good story and, for 90% of the movie, they honored the first rule of found footage films and kept me well rooted in the world they created. To me, it was a near perfect little nugget of
While Lovecraft fans like me endure the excruciating wait for Del Toro’s “At the Mountains of Madness”, pickings are notoriously slim for any other tentacle-y goodness. Ordinarily, when Hollywood gets its grubby little mitts on any of Lovecraft’s work, the only resemblance it might bear to the original is the title. Sometimes, not even that.
If you’re long past your puberty years, you’re probably tired of the glut of shiny happy vampires that we’ve had for the last few years. Personally, I’m even kind of tired of the other varieties that have popped up lately where we have vampires as fairly normal folks who just happen to drink blood and
The fading days of summer have just turned out to be an absolute Tentacle-palooza. First, we had the announcement of the DVD release of the Lovecraftian “Closet Space”, Then there was the blockbuster announcement of Guillermo Del Toro and James Cameron teaming up to do “At the Mountains of Madness”. Now, we have news that
Want a way to instantly repel me from a movie? Just have M. Night Shyamalan’s name tagged onto it. I had a glimmer of hope for him until I actually saw that rancid accident of filmmaking they called “The Last Airbender”. He’s used up any good will I may have had for him. In my
I guess file this one under “As above, so below.” “2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams” makes no bones about being raw and raunchy, lewd, crude and socially unacceptable. As such, it made perfect sense to director Tim Sullivan that the trailer for the movie should be just as outrageous. The kind folks at Shock Til
That Alice girl sure gets around. Yes, we’ve already seen her out and about with Tim Burton. Seems now she’s about to get down and dirty with Marilyn Manson in his directorial debut, “Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll.” I could rant and rave about this, but instead, I will let you, the internet viewing
There’s no rest for the wicked and apparently, none also for Mel House – make whatever value judgment on that you like. Having just recently premiered his latest film, “Walking Distance” at the DIFF last month, we find his next film is already nearing completion. This time, producing and writing “Imago” with first time director