A couple of the hardest things to do in filmmaking are comedy and horror. It’s right up there with creating a billion-dollar blockbuster or dealing with anyone whose initials are Lindsay Lohan. There is a delicate alchemy in the creation of each that is unique to the individual. Fortunately, both genres give you broad targets to shoot at… and if no subject is taboo, then your chances are hitting the mark are much greater. Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Conjoined’”
Feel free to call me crazy now, but a long time ago – when I was far more fearless and impulsive than I am now – I had a brief interaction with a ghost.
The girl I was living with at the time said she had suspected there was one living in our house. So, one day – after scant few preparations – I set out to talk to it, to help it move on. I thought I was being nice. So, long story short, I asked it to let me know if it was there. Immediately I felt a tingling on my upper arms, as if someone had laid their hands on me. It was a bit of a surreal moment; one I couldn’t help thinking of while watching “The Casebook of Eddie Brewer”.
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Have you ever wanted to read the weird tales of H.P. Lovecraft but found that they just weren’t street enough for you? Well, never fear – the fine folks at the Wisecrack YouTube channel have you covered with their Thug Notes series. Continue reading “Thug Notes: Get Your Lovecraft On!”
In the name of full disclosure, I have to say here that I donated to the “Sacrament” crowdfunding effort. I got a t-shirt. Additionally, I know Shawn Ewert. Shawn Ewert is a friend of mine and you sir, are no Shawn Ewert.
Writer, director and TerrorScribe.com contributor Shawn Ewert premiered his first feature, “Sacrament” at the Fears for Queers film festival back in June. Here is a long delayed sit down I had with him. My review of “Sacrament” will post on Monday. September 15.
I got my first taste of Chainsaw Sally from April Burril – Sally herself – at a tiny little film festival in Texas a few years ago. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect since it wasn’t something I’d usually watch, but I decided to give it a chance. I wasn’t disappointed. And now, two web seasons and a couple of movies later, Sally is moving on to cut a bloody swath into new territory.
At least, I hope they do…
I haven’t been exposed to a lot of Austrailian horror, but what I’ve seen, I’ve liked. With that being said, I’m hoping that when this hits stateside that it’s as awesome as I think it will be.
There was one of those internet card memes going around that, in essence, said: “I’m looking forward to the Zombie Apocalypse. Then I can go around and shoot all the stupid people.” I think the actual language is more succinct and most likely, a little more colorful but you get the gist. People are looking forward to the day when they can just go around and punish people indiscriminately.
“The Purge” gives us a little insight into what might happen when that day comes.
Ever have one of those days? You know the kind: the ones that start out with you sleeping through your alarm, followed by running out of hot water in the middle of your shower, and then by cutting your face to ribbons while you dry shave. There’s cereal, but no milk; coffee but no filters. The day never gets any better from there, in fact, each new disaster is worse than the one before.
In a nutshell, that’s “Aftershock”.
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