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”.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘The Casebook of Eddie Brewer’”
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.
I don’t think I have ever had a moment in my life define the word “bittersweet” for me as much as wrapping this film is. As we draw to a close on principal photography, it feels strange that I will have free time on my weekends. It feels strange that I will not have a house full of actors and crew trying to get ready in my one small bathroom, while I run around dragging props and equipment out to my truck yelling out the countdown clock to them the whole time.
Continue reading “Tales From The Big Chair: When the Party’s Over”