Friday, May 11, 2012

10 Under Appreciated Psycho Killer Movies

With the recent remake of “Maniac” now hitting the festival circuit and the actual release date getting closer I thought I would show my excitement for the cult classic reboot by listing ten killer flicks that are greatly under appreciated. These are films that many may not have seen or forget about over the years but deserve a little more love from us all.

1. Carnival Of Blood (1970)
Directed by Leonard Kirtman and starring Burt Young, Earle Edgerton, Judith Resnick, and Martin Bardsky. “Carnival Of Blood” is about a psychopathic killer who uses the carousel ride at a carnival to pick his victims, whom he then murders and dismembers.

2. City In Panic (1986)
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Directed by Robert Bouvier and stars David Adamson, Lee Ann Nestegard and Ed Chester. “City In Panic is about a serial killer who stalks homosexuals, and leaves an “M” carved on their skin. Late night radio host Dave Miller is asked by police to challenge the maniac by provoking him to call in to the radio show.

3. Dr. Giggles (1992)
Directed by Manny Coto and stars Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs and Cliff De Young. “Dr. Giggles” is about the psychopathic son of a mass-murdering doctor, who escapes from his mental institution to seek revenge on the town where his father was caught. The giggling doctor kills his victims with a surgical theme. His goal being to give one of the town folk a heart transplant.

4. Fade To Black (1980)
Directed by Vernon Zimmerman and starring Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson and Gwynne Gilford. “Fade To Black” is about a shy, lonely, film geek who goes on a killing spree against those who bully and browbeat him, while at the same time, he stalks his idol; a Marilyn Monroe look-alike.

5. Deranged (1974)
Directed by Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby; starring Robert Warner, Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Micki Moore, and Leslie Carlson. “Deranged” is  based on Ed Gein a deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother whom he keeps her corpse, among others, as his companions in his decaying farmhouse.

6. Hands Of The Ripper (1971)
Directed by Peter Sasdy and starring Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, and Keith Bell. “Hands Of The Ripper” tells the story of Jack The Rippers daughter who witnesses the murder of her mother at her father’s hands. She then grows up and becomes possessed by the spirit of her serial father and goes on a murderous killing spree.

7. Lucker (1986)
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Directed by Johan Vandewoestijne and starring Nick Van Suyt, Helga Vandevelde and Let Jotts. This Belgian exploitation film saw worldwide release in 2007 and tells the story of a serial killer who awakens from a coma and escapes from a mental hospital to kill a survivor of his slayings years ago, all the while stalking, terrifying, and killing women on the way.

8. Mikey (1992)
Directed by Dennis Demstir and starring Brian Bonsall, Josie Bissett and Ashley Laurence. “Mikey” is about a little boy whose original family dies accidently and he is sent from foster home to foster home because every family he is sent to has a series of unexplained incidents. Soon the truth of Mikey’s misfortune becomes frightfully clear.

9. Night School (1981)
Directed by Ken Hughes and stars Rachel Ward, Leonard Mann, Drew Snyder, and Joseph R. Sicari. “Night School” is about a Boston detective who investigates a series of decapitations of college coeds. The murders are committed by a helmet wearing leather clad serial killer.

10. Savage Weekend (1979)
Directed by David Paulsen and John Mason Kirby; starring Christopher Allport, Jim Doerr, David Gale, Devin Goldenberg, Marylin Hamlin, and  Caitlin O’Heaney . “Savage Weekend” is about several couples who head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

Four New Character Poster’s For Brit Horror Flick “Airborne”.

Gearing up for it’s limited UK run in theaters is the British horror flick that takes place in the air. “Airborne” stars Mark Hamill ('Star Wars'), Alan Ford ('Snatch'), Julian Glover ('Mirrors') and  Gemma Atkinson ('13hrs'). Directed by Dominic Burns the film debuts at the British Independent Film Festival.
Character Posters - Mark Hamill
Character Posters - Julian Glover
Character Posters - Gemma Atkinson
Character Posters - Alan Ford
"As a snow storm closes in, one final plane takes off. The plane reports to the ground that both pilots are dead, while the slowly dwindling number of passengers on the plane wish that they'd never left the ground."

“Prometheus” Images From Entertainment Weekly

The “Prometheus” exclusive issue of Entertainment Weekly hits newsstands tomorrow but there is a ton of new images on the EW site that will be featured in the special issue.

Enter The World Of A Serial Killer With “Billy Club”

“Billy Club” is a psychological slasher flick into the world of a serial killer. This low budget horror experience will see Nick Sommer and Drew Rosas (TROMA’s “Blood Junkie”) co-directing the twisted tale that has a killer preferring a baseball bat as his weapon of choice.
Billy Club follows four little league friends that reunite 15 years after a terrible homicide ripped their baseball team apart. Setting out on a mission to pay homage to their fallen teammates, the friend unknowingly find themselves hunted by a brutal killer with a twisted form of revenge.

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“The Quiet Ones” Bringing Hammer Film’s Into The Realm Of The Paranormal Once More

00001707-266x399With the recent success of “The Woman In Black”, one of the most iconic ghost stories ever penned. Hammer Film’s is once more exploring the realm of the paranormal with their new project “The Quiet Ones”. The film will be directed by John Pogue and is currently in pre-production. So far the cast includes Jared Harris and Sam Claflin. The film is about the events surrounding a 1970’s real case. Read the synopsis below. This project sounds really interesting but more than that it shows Hammer Film’s is firmly planted into the horror genre once more bringing the classic stylizing of dark story telling to a genre they once dominated.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is cause by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.

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Observing The Lucifer Effect

The-Lucifer-EffectOne of the more interesting projects to come along since “The Blair Witch Project” is the story that follows paranormal events surrounding the Rauceby Mental Asylum in Quarrington, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire where eight people volunteered to be in a movie, then locked inside the asylum for three days and the severe psychological effects the experience had on them. “The Lucifer Effect” is the purported footage from the events that transpired. Now whether this is all PR hype around a new spin on a much worn movie premise or the real deal dark side to indie movie making in “cursed” locations you can only decide for yourselves. The information given reads more of a blend of police investigation report and legal disclaimer. Read it for yourselves and decide and check out the trailer.

The film studies the social condition known as “The Lucifer Effect,” a psychological consequence that is said to occur when “good” people are given power over others in an evil place. The experiment was first conducted in the 1970’s during the infamous Stanford Prison experiment, and now the film’s producers have recreated a modern-day equivalent in an abandoned mental asylum.
Reports of a curse originally surfaced due to the fact that the film features disturbing events that occurred when the participants in the film were taking part in a Ouija board session during their brief stay in the asylum. Unlike other films that it has been compared to, such as The Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activity, the footage and events in The Lucifer Project are actually real, there was no script and the reactions of the participants are genuine, including the unfortunate assault. As a result the police in Lincolnshire, England, seized the footage and the film was put on hold, creating media attention with coverage in the British press.
Adding to the notion that the film may be heading into unsettling territory, it also uses subliminal imagery and has a secret secondary storyline interwoven in hidden frames beneath the main storyline, which has only fueled the rumors that something very odd is going on.
The film centers around eight people who volunteered for a role in a movie, only to be locked inside a reportedly haunted mental asylum for three days and nights, with no communication from the outside world and little food to eat.
Since these events, two members of the cast have reportedly been hospitalized, with others receiving counseling for any possible after-effects. All involved have signed release forms and given their consent for the footage to be used. Compounding the stories of a curse is the fact that the director who oversaw the filming of the original events is also now missing, with rumors that one of the actresses has been sectioned in South America.
In order to investigate whether the alleged “curse” can have any effects on the public at large, the film has added an innovative social media angle. When anyone activates the trailer on the film’s Facebook and social networking pages, their webcam activates, thereby involving the viewer in what is onscreen. Already there have been reports of doors seen mysteriously opening, shadows appearing and lampshades moving in the background.
The producers added the webcam feature after the curse reports surfaced to pick up on any paranormal activity once the film trailer had been watched. The producers say if anything interesting or unusual is recorded whilst watching the trailer, there is a chance that the recordings will be featured in the final cut of the film when it is released.”

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More “Maniac” Remake Update

Maniac-Photo-1Franck Khalfoun’s “Maniac” remake is currently making it’s rounds at the Canne’s Film Festival where it will have a midnight screening. Horror-Movies.Ca posted these sweet pics that they snagged giving us the first official images from the psycho killer flick which has Elijah Wood playing the part of the maniac. Also we finally have an official synopsis for this updated revisioning of the 1988 classic movie. I am uber excited about this film and cannot wait to see Elijah as the demented killer.


Maniac-Photo-2Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt.
Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.”

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Santa Packs Some Serious Heat In “Silent Night” Artwork

Steven C. Miller’s remake of the classic “Silent Night, Deadly Night” is currently filming in Winnipeg and there have bee some awesome images and info come out recently. The most exciting for is always to see the one sheets and sells posters that hit the net to advertise films. I remember the image of Santa climbing down the chimney with only one had visible waving in the night sky against a snow covered roof gripping a bloody axe. It was epic. So all though I am very modern in my thinking and realize that when things get rebooted or remade for new audiences there will be changes to familiar scenes and landscapes within a story, I am not quite excited about this first art sheet for “Silent Night”. I get the flamethrower completely, Santa sometimes needs to bring some heat, how else is he gonna roast your chestnuts? I just would rather have seen that wonderfully intimidating axe wielding Kringle that terrified me so as a child. The image is truly powerful with this new take on the psycho Santa slayer. So I will adjust and bask in the awesomeness of this new “Silent Night”. 
It's a snowy Christmas Eve in Cryer, Wisconsin. The normally quiet town is bustling with activity as the residents are getting ready for the big day. The events take place around the town's annual Santa Parade, which has brought a record number of Santas to town. Deputy Sheriff Aubrey Bradimore (King) is stuck reluctantly working the night shift, dealing with all of the drunken Santas, road closures, and stressed out locals — but things are about to take a deadly turn. A vicious serial killer, dressed as Santa Claus, has made his own “naughty list”, and anyone on it is in big trouble. As the body count rises, Aubrey races to discover the killer’s true identity – but in a town full of Santas, shady characters, and dark secrets, finding the real murderer will take more then a Christmas miracle.

Another “Deer Crossing” Film Coming In 2013

deer“Deer Crossing” writer and director Christian Jude Grillo has announced that there will be a sequel to “Deer Crossing”, his horror/crime drama that expected to be released everywhere this fall. “Deer Crossing 2: The Legend Of Carvin County” is scheduled for summer of 2013 and already Grillo has Andy Miller from ‘The Walking Dead’ and John Amplas from Day Of The Dead lined up for the next installment of the dark tale that blends crime drama emotion with full on grindcore horror.

Synopsis for “Deer Crossing 2”

In this action-packed continuation to Deer Crossing, Carvin County’s new deputy, Derrick Stanswood now acts as Sheriff during the absence of drug-depressed Andy Lock. Stanswood assembles a team to help him cleanse the corruption of the town and of its’ undergound drug queenpin, Gail Kennedy. A theatrical wild card enters the mix putting Stanswood in a race against time and forcing Gail to quickly cover her tracks. Stanswood has to look deep into the legend of the Carvin County to know how to stop the current crime wave that has been paved by prior generations.”

Check Out The Teaser Trailer For “My Horror Project”

Grant, a documentary filmmaker, along with his trusty cinematographer David and two Producers rent an alleged demonically possessed home with a very sordid past. While the Producers are hoping to cash in on what could be the next supernatural reality phenomenon, Grant has other plans. A harsh skeptic, Grant plans to make an over budgeted spook house flop to prove a point; that ghosts don’t exist and to shatter the mythos of the “haunted house” once and for all. It isn’t long before Grant begins to discover the malevolent secrets hidden within the walls of the decrepit Victorian manor. As the mystery unfolds and the body count rises Grant is forced to make a deadly choice; let his film die or finish what he’s started and see this project to the grisly end! MY HORROR PROJECT… an experiment in fear.

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“Babycall” Gets Name Change For U.S DVD Release

the-monitor-dvdNoomi Rapace’s “Babycall”, a supernatural thriller has been re-titled “The Monitor” for the DVD release in the U.S from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will hit shelves on July 24th hoping to catch the new wave of Rapace fan’s who were a bit underwhelmed by “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” and more than likely still reeling from the “Prometheus” rush the month before. I personally don’t understand changing the name of the movie, Americans are not so different from Brits that we can’t comprehend what the title of films mean. Yet the movie industry has always done this and always will so what are ya gonna do? 


After escaping an abusive husband, Anna (Rapace) and her 8-year-old son move far away to a secret location.  Terrified that her ex-husband will find them, she buys a baby monitor to keep in her son’s room at all times - but she soon discovers strange noises echoing through the monitor from elsewhere in the building.  As she witnesses the sounds of what she believes is another child being murdered, she fears the worst – that it’s her own son.  Reliving the nightmare she recently escaped, Anna will need to figure out what’s real and what isn’t before she loses her sanity and her child

“Prometheus” Featurette and TV Spot

220px-PrometheusposterfixedRidley Scott’s “Prometheus” on June 8th. I am counting down the time until that day. This has been one of my most anticipated movies to come out in along while as a sci-fi and horror fan. There has been a lot of material to come along since this film was first announced over a year and a half ago, maybe longer to keep me pleasantly teased until June 8th. Now there is an origins featurette to enjoy. I also posted a new tv spot as well.

Photos From Set Of “Silent Night”

Director Steven C. Miller has released photos from his latest project, the much anticipated “Silent Night” remake or reboot, it’s all in how you look at it. Either way it one of my favorite horror franchises of all time and I am glad to see it given new life.

“Dark Feed” Poster & Trailer

The Rasmussen Bros. wrote the script for John Carpenter’s “The Ward” so they now something about horror and insanity. Now they step up the psycho-slaughter in their new horror film “Dark Feed”. They shot the film in New England using the same hospital that was featured in “Shutter Island” but don’t hold that disappointment against this movie. “Dark Feed” brings the scary to the crazy house. Below is the poster and trailer for Shawn and Michael Rasmussen’s horror film where insanity is contagious.
DARK FEED centers on a film crew shooting a low budget movie in an abandoned mental hospital with a shadowy past. The late nights and lack of sleep are taking a toll, and the longer this crew works, the more the leaky, wet building seems to be coming back to life, feeding off its new inhabitants. Something hiding in the hospital's walls is slowly seeping out and infecting their minds.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The White Room By Rick Hauntala

front_lg__16277_zoomRick Hautala is best known as a speculative fiction and horror writer. Recently he has published many of his works with specialty press and small press publishers like Cemetery Dance Publications and Dark Harvest. His novel The Wildman (2008), was chosen to be Full Moon Press' debut limited edition title.

Heading for Hilton, Maine, to spend the summer restoring his old childhood home, Tim and Polly Harris and their young son, Brian, encounter more than they had bargained for when human bones are found at a nearby construction site, Brian nearly drowns, and Polly encounters a mysterious young girl whom no one else can see and an evil force bent on their destruction.

Synopsis And Release Date For Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep

stephen_kingSynopsis: “Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.”
The US release date for Doctor Sleep has been tentatively set for January 15, 2013.

Check Out The Trailer For “The Last Sacrifice”

This could have easily been an episode of Buffy! However I must let Buffy rest in peace and move on. This story comes from David Storey. “The Last Sacrifice” is about creatures who feed college kids.
Somebody killed the party… that’s what Silas and Babs remember from last night’s party. The story of the monster that kills children and feeds on Sacrificial Freshmen.
But now they’re awake the morning after only to find that the party the attended supposedly occurred five years ago and every student that attended the party has not been seen since.
Trapped by a bereaved father named Shishio, and Ex-Biology teacher named Gideon and a homeless priest named Dedalus; Silas and Babs must figure out what happened at the party, or suffer the same fate as their classmates.

“The Human Race” Premiering At Fantasia

Action/Horror flick “The Human Race” will premier at Fantasia 2012 in Montreal Canada. The film is a future in which people are forced to actually race but not for glory or a medal, they must race to survive.  This is a movie that claims to have characters like we have never seen before and does unthinkable things to them. So to that says one awesome gory action packed nightmare. Can’t wait to see this one…

The film stars Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson (Hell’s Belles), Fred Coury and Domiziano Arcangel. Written and directed by Paul Hough.


Days With The Undead: Book One By Julianne Snow


It's a Journey of Survival...

"Four days ago my world, the world, went to hell and I don’t think it’s coming back. From what I’ve been able to gather from Ben, Brooks VanReit, who I will refer to as Patient Zero from this point, came into the ER of St. Michael’s Hospital with practically non-existent vital signs. The staff assigned to treat him tried to resuscitate him but their efforts failed. Sometime between 7:30AM and 7:45AM, he was pronounced dead and as quickly as he died, he came back to life. From what I understand, the doctors and nurses first thought they were witnessing a miracle. They immediately found out how wrong they were.

Ben had tucked himself away in the nearby nurse’s station while completing a few charts before going home and he said he had a fairly good view of what transpired. His description of the carnage left in the wake of the reawakening is brutal. As a doctor, you get used to the sight of blood but even Ben tried to impress upon us the sheer volumes that covered the ER that day. It was all over the floors making any means of escape difficult if you were in the direct vicinity of the attacks. Arterial spray marked the walls in long sweeping arcs of crimson. It didn’t take long for the nurses and doctors who had been working on Patient Zero and thus been attacked in the chaos that erupted to reawaken and start attacking other people. It was like a wave, attack, death and then reawakening. The more that were attacked, the more that came back. And in one of the busiest Emergency Rooms in Toronto, it was absolute pandemonium. With blood everywhere and many of his colleagues succumbing to death and then entering a second life of sorts, Ben knew it was only going worse"

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A Shirtless Riddick

"A still from the Riddick set this year. We are in post and I can't tell you how excited I am to see it manifest. You all were such a part of it becoming a reality... willed it into being, so to speak... Filming Fast this summer is going to be incredible, haha... Thank you again for the opportunity to make magic." - Vin Diesel 

Hope My Garden Gnomes Don’t Feel This Way!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the garden…

Man I hope my garden gnomes don’t feel the way this one does. I broke two so now there are three left. “Killer Gnome” brings the gnome myth to life and to the dark side. “Killer Gnome” is currently in production but check out the teaser trailer and tell me you don’t love it!
Life is going along pretty well for Brad and Penny until Brad brings home a smiling gardengnome. According to legend, the gnome will protect their garden, but this gnome is different. An innocent gift turns into a murderous nightmare as the pint-sized killer takes protecting the garden to a terrifying, relentless extreme.
From Chaos! Comics founder Brian Pulido (creator of Lady Death and Evil Ernie) comes a mischievous, suspenseful shocker.

“Primitive” Bringin’ The Monster To Civilization

There is nothing like a good monster movie! Creatures that drip puss, grow from viruses into mammoth beasts creating chaos. Demonic rat things that come forth and feed on mankind. Those are some of the best horror films ever, the ones were there is no real basis for such a creature to exist yet somehow because mankind is so fucked up creatures just hunger for us. “Primitive” is one of those cool monster movies that call forth man’s inner beast and grows it into a full on monster bash.
“Primitive comes from Tomcat Films and is directed by Benjamin Cooper. Starring horror icon, Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), and featuring creature effects by Tom Devlin (SyFy’s FaceOff).
Check out the trailer below…
After punching the director of his latest horror picture, special effects artist, Martin Blaine, is compelled to seek anger management therapy. Hypnosis seems to help, but soon after his session, Martin receives disturbing news. His estranged mother has passed away under mysterious circumstances. Martin returns to Baronville, Pop. 3800, and before long, people begin to drop dead, brutally torn apart by what appears to be a predatory monster. Martin comes to believe he is somehow responsible as all of the victims are connected to him, and all of the attacks correspond with his vivid nightmares. Before long, a man who makes monsters for a living must confront his own inner demon made flesh before it rips his life to pieces.

Trailer For Serial Killer Flick “Profile Of A Killer”

13429“Profile Of A Serial Killer” is directed by Caspian Tredwell-Owen, and stars Joey Pollari, Gabriele Angieri, Emily Fradenburgh. The film has just completed production and tells the story of a serial killer committing complex murders while taunting an expert “profiler”. “Profile Of A Killer comes from Artist View Entertainment. I llike a lot of serial killer based movies but not sure if this one will be too original. Just going on the trailer it seems a little cookie-cutter but you can’t always go by trailers. Check out the trailer below…

Monday, May 7, 2012

RIP James Isaacs (1960-2012)

220px-Pig_HuntJames Isaacs was most notably known for “Jason X” and “Skinwalkers”. He also directed the cool uberswine horror flick “Pig Hunt” which I loved! Mr. Isaacs lost his battle with a rare blood cancer at age 54. His career started as a ‘creature technician’ on “Return Of The Jedi” and “Gremlins” after which he began his special effects legacy with David Cronenberg on films like “The Fly”, “eXistenz”, and “Naked Lunch”. James Isaacs received his first chance to direct with the film “The Horror Show/House III” before moving on to direct the 2002 “Jason X”.

Watch Horror Short “The Beast”

“The Beast” is a horror short film from director Peter Dukes and comes from Dream Seeker Productions. It stars Bill Oberst Jr., Peter Le Bas, and Alexander Le Bas.
A father faces an internal struggle with what to do with his only son, who's been afflicted with the curse of the werewolf. 

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B-Movie Reels By Alan Spencer

How is this for a possessed item that can bring unbelievable horrors to life. A movie projector with a thrill to kill! A book worth reading!
Off of the screen and out for blood!

Andy Ryerson, a film school graduate, has been hired to write commentary on two dozen cheap, b-horror movies. It seems harmless enough, and he might even enjoy it. But the people in the town around him won’t enjoy it at all when one by one, the films he watches come to life. Andy chose the wrong projector to screen his movies. This one is out for blood. While Andy grumbles about low budgets and poor production values, a hungry butcher, a plague of rotting zombies, demonic vampires, a mallet-toting killer, flesh-eating locusts, and many other terrors descend on the unsuspecting innocent. By the time he realizes what he’s done, the town is teeming with evil, and it’s up to Andy and the few survivors left to stop the celluloid horror he’s unleashed.

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Poster For “Millennium” Starring Nadya Suleman

The tagline “Evil Is Born” makes me wanna think this film is a kind of Antichrist story but the plot details only say this about the picture that stars Octomon Nadya Suleman
“Keven Clark and Manzie Jones directed the supernatural thriller about two friends, a young woman and young man, who visit another young woman who they've met on the internet.
Once they arrive at the woman's remote house unexplainable things begin to happen and the woman who owns the house is anything but what they expect.”

My Review Of “Medium Raw: Night Of The Wolf” (2009)

Medium-Raw-Night-of-the-wolf-1Directed by Andrew Cymek  “Medium Raw” has a very in depth synopsis with multiple stories playing out centering around a serial killer and his connection to the other cast of characters in this action/horror flick. A rookie cop catches a notorious serial killer known as “The Wolf” who killed his sister when he was a child and left him scarred. While seeing the killer to his new digs at Parker’s Asylum officer Johnny Morgan and a small group of others find them selves in a twisted battle for survival when pandemonium ensues bringing them face to face with some of the worlds sickest killers. The film stars William Davis, John Rhys Daves, Brigette Kingsley, Mercedes McNab, Jay Reso, Kristina Miller and Andrew Cymek.

“Medium Raw: Night Of The Wolf” has some really cool elements and some very bad ones. The things that I enjoyed about this film most were eclectic group of serial killers locked within the asylum and the fact that it happens on the eve of the Christmas holiday. There was a big flirtation with the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale between “The Wolf” and a small child that really should not have been in the facility to begin with. For me the most exciting thing about this film was the “smack down” concept as the killers are released from their cells forcing the people trapped inside to fight or flee in order to survive. The best character in “Medium Raw” was Mabel Hannibal. A crazy woman who was captured and locked away for killing and cooking people. If Hell has a chef then Mabel Hannibal is that chef.

The few things that fell flat for me in this blended plot structured action/horror flick are simple and only minor irritations at best. First Andrew Cymek’s direction and vision for this story was awesome but his portrayal of Johnny Morgan came of a little more comical than I think it was intended. The second thing that seemed to take way from the story was the under utilization of the twisted and dark doctor of Parker’s Asylum. William Davis as a sinister figure is commanding. He is evil incarnate on screen and I would have rather seen more of his character as well as the iron wolf suit than all the flashbacks to Johnny Morgan’s past.

“Medium Raw: Night Of The Wolf” has a lot of good qualities to entertain. The gore and blood is there and great quality effects. The acting for the most part was believable and the haunting air of the Christmas holiday gave an added darkness to the film that I loved. The soundtrack played out perfect with the scenes and helped to bring the emotion outward. The asylum could have had a stronger story with more face time for the other killers but oh well. The fact is “Medium Raw” gives us a holiday gathering that only Hell could conjure.

Plot Details for “The Last Exorcism II”

According to Bloody Disgusting the story will take place six months after the events portrayed in the first film. Bell after moving into a halfway house discovers that the demon is still very much with her. Bell’s new boyfriend Chris will add a romantic air to the sequel while a rogue group of Reverends will bring the drama. BORING!

Poster For “Carnieville” Brings Out The Evil Clown

Directed by Victor Matthieu and starring Jeremy Jackson, Ashleigh Craig and Alex Rose Wiesel.
After having witnessed her neighbor murder his own wife in his clown outfit, Corey has been dealing with coulrophobia (fear of clowns) ever since she was a child. On Halloween night her boyfriend and his friends decide to help her overcome her phobia of clowns by taking her to a nearby carnival. However, they soon discover that the price of admission is their lives.

Childhood Nightmares: Under The Bed

CN_UTB_CoverThey haunt us all...
Those whispered tales of monsters hiding under the bed, or of the demons lurking in the shadowy corner where we dare not glance for fear that seeing them will make them all too real. Oh, how the innocent landscape of a child's imagination lends fertile soil to horrors ready to be sown on the slightest of sounds; the tales and the terror they wreak on our youthful minds never quite leave us.
Siren’s Call Publishing asked the authors to present nightmarish tales that could only come from the darkest places that rest in a child’s mind.

Explore the myriad of terrors that only a child can twist from nothing into some ‘thing’ in the span of a single rapid breath. Do you dare delve into your own memories? Perhaps you’ll start sleeping with the lights on again... Tell us, who is Under the Bed?

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New Project From Jim Van Bebber

Indie iconic filmmaker Jim Van Bebber who created such epic cult films like “Manson Family” and “My Sweet Satan” has a new project starting up and looking for funders. “Gator Green” is a thriller about a Veteran who returns from the war to take over the operation of an alligator farm in Florida. Much madness, mayhem and murder ensues.

Kickstarter For "Gator Green"

Watch Trailer For “Cinco de Mayo”

Cinco-de-Mayo-350x479“Cinco de Mayo” is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and will be released on May 5, 2013. The story follows a group of Latinos who attempt to cross the border in the dead of night only to have be preyed upon by horrors worse than Border Patrol. Not much is really known just yet about the horror flick. It could either be a creature feature of the monsters could be sick Americans getting their kicks by torturing immigrants.


Epic Season 2 Trailer For ‘Teen Wolf’

226941_163858863678345_150047735059458_410470_1575942_n‘Teen Wolf’ has turned out to be one of the coolest shows on television, well none cable shows that is, and I have been counting down the weeks until the premiere of season 2. Now that MTV has brought the epic season 2 trailer filled with a killer new plot turn, new creatures, and new enemies I am more than excited than before. The season begins on June 3 following the MTV Movie Awards with the second half of the premier episode airing Monday at the regular time slot of 10pm.

577367_353898248007738_150047735059458_980158_886024004_nAfter an action-packed end to its premiere season, "Teen Wolf" jumps full force into season two with even more suspenseful drama. Scott McCall, an ordinary teenager with a wild secret, continues to find himself caught in a supernatural war between hunters and werewolves. While navigating the complicated roadways of high school, Scott must keep his forbidden romance with Allison a secret and protect himself from new Alpha wolf Derek. Scott will have to trust his instincts above all else if he hopes to end the war in Beacon Hills and keep his friends and family safe.

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