Directed by Galder Gaztelu-UrrutiaWritten by David Desola and Pedro RiveroStarring: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale, Alexandra Masangkay The world is on fire. For those of you living under a rock, lo these last six months, we’re in the midst of a pandemic and quite possibly at the beginning of the collapse of our social and economic structures. A lot of it, we’ve brought on ourselves. We had a system that was initially designed to work for everyone. Over time, it got abused. Instead of raising a flag or working to fix it, we let it continue … Continue reading REVIEW: The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019)
To mix my genres, this is one of those times I feel like Captain Jean Luc Picard, battered, tortured and tormented glaring into the face of his Cardassian captor. With only slight variation to the original scene, I shout:
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“The Statement of Randolph Carter” is one of my favorite Lovecraft stories. It encompasses his style in a tidy little nutshell of dread. It even inspired a short – very short – film of my own.
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Richard Stanley, director of such 90’s genre mainstays like, ‘Hardware’ and ‘Dust Devil’ is now stepping up to the eldritch plate to take a swing at Lovecraft’s, ‘The Colour Out of Space’. SpectreVision, the company behind recent indie genre films as ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’ and the recent, ‘Cooties’ (with Elijah Woods) will produce this and looks to start shooting in early 2016.
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Directly from the fine folks at the Lovecraft eZine, we get word of a new set of shorts from Forty Dollar Films. Continue reading “Journey to Innsmouth in “Strange Aeons”.”
Last weekend, the lucky fans who attended HorrorHound Weekend got treated to this spiffy little short from director Nathan Thomas Milliner. Shot for just over $1000 over four days in Kentucky (of all places), “The Confession of Fred Krueger” craftily delves in the Freddie’s pre-“Nightmare” past.
Imagine if you will, Rod Serling reading this to you…
“There is a place where time stands still. A bubble in which some genre movies exist where the conventions, themes and patterns haven’t changed since the 1980s. There’s the signpost up ahead: Now playing, The Butchers.“ Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘The Butchers’”
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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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.