Saturday, November 30, 2013

My Review Of “Provoked” 2013

provoked“Provoked” is a film that I have followed from the beginning so I am thrilled to finally get to see the film completed. It follows a group of paranormal researchers following the path of their favorite TV paranormal team, M.A.P.S. On one assignment unfortunately one of the investigators brings something home that proves fatal. “Provoked” is the first feature film of Jordan Pacheco and stars Tony Moran, Christopher P. O'Reilly, Nicole Lasala, Dan Liebman, Jami Tennille, Sean Carmichael, Kati Salowsky, Camille Farnan, Michaelah Noelle Nunes, Charles Everett Tacker and Jeanne Lohnes .

The story explored in “Provoked” is very tradition and doesn’t stray far from paranormal lore which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it trapped the film in a “sleeper” mode for a great deal of the film. The acting and character depths in the film were believable and strong enough but the actual interactions and honest ability to connect on screen fell a bit flat at times. That being said “Provoked” does draw you into the story and offers a serious, chilling atmosphere that screams “haunting”. And that “sleeper” feel of the first part of the film does more to disarm you just enough for the thrilling height of action, which throws, claws, and drags you right to the exciting, and intense climax-and man is it thrilling. This is a story that builds calmly, steadily right up until all Hell breaks loose.

“Provoked” uses some pretty standard effects to bring the paranormal aspects to life in the film, they are mild for the most part and a little too expected. That doesn’t really hurt the over all production of “Provoked”, I merely mention it so that fans of this subgenre who may be seeking big amounts of falderal will be prepared when viewing this movie. Now the real joy for horror, and effects fans comes at the last third of this film-right along with the excitement and chills. There are some pretty creepy and thrilling moments. And I love an ending that isn’t all “Hallmarky”. The film is definitely worth seeing because it holds to the more mature, classic love of the genre, with a steady paranormal story, and a very modern nightmare ending. I feel “Provoked” will please any paranormal fan.

Mario Bava's “The Whip and the Body” Gets DVD/Bluray Love

Kino Classics has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray director Mario Bava's La frusta e il corpo a.k.a The Whip and the Body(1963), starring Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee, Tony Kendall, and Ida Galli. Mastered in HD from an original 35mm print, The Whip and the Body will be available for purchase on December 17th.

the whip and the bodySteeped in sadomasochism and lushly photographed in the vivid hues for which the director is known, Mario Bava's The Whip and the Body is a Gothic thriller that far surpasses the AIP Edgar Allan Poe films that it was intended to emulate. Christopher Lee (Dracula: Prince of Darkness) stars as Kurt Menliff, the sadistic son of a wealthy Count, who returns to the family castle, much to the dismay of his family, their servants, and the beautiful woman with whom he shares a fondness for the lash (Daliah Lavi). When Kurt is found murdered, it brings no peace to those who had feared him, as his vengeful spirit cannot be contained by the grave, and he returns to torment those unfortunate enough to remain within Menliff Manor.

Special Features:
  • Mastered in HD from an original 35mm print
  • Italian with optional English subtitles
  • English dubbed
  • French with optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Original trailers of other Bava films

Trailer Released For “Bela Kiss: Prologue”

Bela-Kiss-Prologue-Poster-Lucien-ForstnerA deliciously sinister trailer has been released for female serial killer film “Bela Kiss: Prologue” . The film, shot in Germany, is directed by Lucien Förstner and stars Kristina Klebe, Rudolf Martin, Fabian Stumm, BenBela Böhm. “Bela Kiss: Prologue” is the inspired by the very real female serial killer said to have killed 23 young women during WW I. The film will hit VOD/DVD on December 3rd 2013.

A true story, Bela Kiss was one of the the most brutal serial killers, who killed 23 young women during the beginning of the first World War. The blood-drained bodies were found in metal barrels, conserved in alcohol. According to rumors, he was still seen decades later, in different parts of the world. He never was found and so the whereabouts of this man are unknown, even today. Almost a century later, five bank robbers search for a hideaway in a remote hotel, as they flee from the police. Brutal and unforeseen events take overhand and build a bridge to the past. The assumed safe house turns into a nightmare... is Bela Kiss still alive?

“Interstellar” News

interstellarAccording to The Film Stage Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” trailer will debut during Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” on December 13th. The footage will be a typical 1 minute and 43 seconds.  The film is a sci-fi flick that focuses on a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. “Interstellars” targeted release date isn’t until November 2014. So there is plenty of time for fans to see some cool promo from “Interstellar” in the coming year, just incase you don’t plan to see “The Desolation Of Smaug”.

DVD Release Set For “Sorority Party Massacre”

sorority party massacreThe fun, and flirty horror comedy “Sorority Party Massacre” has announced a release date. Anchor Bay will release the film on DVD February 2014. “Sorority Party Massacre” is directed by Chris W. Freeman and you can read my review of the film here.

Beautiful sorority babes. An isolated island with nowhere to hide. A crazed killer targeting them one-by-one. Ah, the joys of higher learning… On February 11, 2014, Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes Sorority Party Massacre, a master class in girls, gore, carnage and comedy. Guaranteed to tutor you in terror, Sorority Party Massacre will be available on DVD for an MSRP of $22.98.

An isolated town full of sexy college girls has a dangerous secret: one girl has gone missing each year for the last 20 years. A big-city cop, in danger of losing his badge, agrees to aid the town’s sheriff in investigating these unsolved disappearances. Quickly they realize that they are dealing with a psychotic killer whose brilliance has been twisted into a taste for terror, torture and sorority sister torment. But when this party gets started, who will graduate – and who will be held back?

Directed by Chris W. Freeman and Justin Jones, and featuring a headline cast including Tom Downey (Mirror Image), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”), Ed O’Ross (“Six Feet Under”), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects), Richard Moll (“Cold Case”), adult film legend Ron Jeremy and new Scream Queens Marissa Skell, Eve Mauro and Yvette Yates, Sorority Party Massacre teaches old school terror exploitation. This party is comedy camp at its shocking, slashing, sexy best!”
Bonus features on the Sorority Party Massacre DVD include:
  • Audio Commentary by Producer/Writer/Director Chris W. Freeman and Producer/Director Justin Jones;
  • Deleted Scenes;
  • Outtakes;
  • Paige Fight Scene;
  • Barney Lumpkin Campaign Ad.

Bathe In Blood With First Look At “Hellions”

Check out the first photo released for 2014’s “Hellions”. Don’t you just wanna bathe in the blood?-after all it is a beauty regiment that has survived for centuries.! Anyway back to the topic at hand,  “Hellions” is directed by Bruce McDonald and stars Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson, Luke Bilyk, Peter DaCunha and Joe Silvaggio.

A pregnant teen must survive a Halloween night from Hell when three malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking.


Friday, November 29, 2013

New Swedish Experimental Horror “Creature 2013”

Check out the promo art  below for Swedish experimental horror/drama “Creature 2013”. The film is directed by Ronny Carlsson and stars Daniela Melin. Carlsson just finished production on “Creature 2013”.  Read more about the film below and check back for my review of the film coming soon. “Creature 2013” will be released on DVD later this year/early next year together with the spiritual partner-in-technology GOODBYE, LITTLE BETTY.

“Creature 2013” tells of Natalya's desperation to seek answers from her past. By traveling back to a place she recalls as secure, the memories come out of the darkness with the sole purpose of yet again destroying her life.

creature2013The film comes from Film Bizarro Productions and is an episodic clash of generations. Made by simple, modern means of technology but enhanced with the style of the glorious horror heyday, it's a slowly pounding and personal arthouse film but with a strong horror undertone. Told like an episodic memory, we're right by Natalya's side as she ventures into disillusion and the terror of a past life long repressed.

“Creature 2013” is 44 minute experimental horror/drama written, directed and produced by Ronny Carlsson (RÉCOMPENCE, DUST BOX, etc.), starring Daniela Melin (together they also made GOODBYE, LITTLE BETTY earlier this year). Special effects by Ronny Carlsson, with help from Michael Todd Schneider (HIS DEVIL'S NIGHT, AUGUST UNDERGROUND'S MORDUM, THE PROFANE EXHIBIT), who also helped with the finishing editing touches. Co-produced by Vincent Trocki. Featuring music by Müldeponie and Olegh Kolyada.

Venture Down The Dark Decades Of "Their" Pain In “Leviathan” Documentary

leviathan promoThe first details have come out about documentary “Leviathan: The Story Of Hellraiser And Hellbound: Hellraiser II”. Do you dare venture down the dark decades of their pain?

Press Release:
Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a feature length documentary uncovering the history, making of and unknown details of the making of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II films.
With interviews and testimonies from those most closely involved, we hope to bring a comprehensive insight to these classic cult films.

Following the story of the films from their inception through production to release and the their subsequent lives and growing fan base, we aim to show fans and those less familiar with the films both the technical skills, the creative idea, the symbolism and the legacy of these movies.

Delving deep into the director’s vision and ambitions for the project we’ll be exploring where he came from, where his career had taken him and the inspiration for the story and world he created. We’ll be telling the story of his journey of making them and how close they came to his vision at the time and how he feels about them over 25 years later.


New Creepy Poster For “Paranormal Activity:The Marked Ones”

Check out the new creepy poster for “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”. The film is a spin-off franchise from the phenom paranormal chiller flicks. “PA: The Marked Ones” is directed by Christopher Landon and follows a group of teenagers who must deal with a demonic spirit that is becoming increasingly violent,  in a Hispanic community in Southern California. It is due out January 3, 2014 which isn’t that far off so all you spook lovin’ ghosties get ready.


Trailer For Shakespear Revision Film “Cymbeline”

“Cymbeline” is a very modern retelling of William Shakespear’s most celebrated play. The film is directed by Michael Almereyda and stars Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich, Dakota Johnson, John Leguizamo, Anton Yelchin, Penn Badgley. There is no word on North American release as of yet but I am definitely intrigued to see this spin on the classic tale.

Based on William Shakespeare’s timeless play, the story unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America.


New Series Of Posters For “Only Lovers Left Alive”

Check out the new series of posters for Jim Jarmusch directed “Only Lovers Left Alive”. The film hits theatres in April 2014 and stars Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, and Mia Wasikowska.

After being around for centuries, vampire Adam (Tom Hiddleston) is a rockstar who cannot get accustomed to the modern world with all of its new technology. While he lives in Detroit, his wife Eve (Tilda Swinton) lives in Tangier, flourishing in the new world. But when she senses Adam’s depression with society, she gets on a plane and goes to see him. Shortly after Eve gets there, her younger sister, Ava (Mia Wasikowska), shows up after 87 years and disrupts the couple’s idyll reunion.

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My Review Of “Beyond The Grave”

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Occasionally I get the privilege of coming across a film and director the revitalizes my love of Indie cinema. “Beyond The Grave” is such a film and Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro is that director. The film is a beautiful fusion arthouse action thrill ride with just the right mix of character exaggeration, melodrama, effects and story that totally flips a subgenre’s often redundant script. “Beyond The Grave” follows a vengeful police officer, “Officer”, who searches for a possessed serial killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil, in a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness. The film stars Rafael Tombini, Álvaro Rosa Costa, Ricardo Seffner, Amanda Lerias, Luciana Verch and Leandro Lefa.

The story takes an almost graphic novel’s approach to creativity with the characters almost over-the-top, stoic personalities, a back drop of earthly chaotic badlands and plenty of adventurous bravado. Normally the subject matter explored in “Beyond The Grave” would come across as “been there-done that” however the visional brilliance of de Oliveira Pinheiro’s way of telling the story makes everything seem fun and fresh. There are elements of Sergio Leone, Tarantino and Hong Kong influences within “Beyond The Grave”, that are more atmospheric nods to other’s in this subgenre of action/horror, but de Oliveira Pinheiro brings so much originality to this film that his unique talent cannot be denied. “Beyond The Grave” is just one of those films I feel in love with the minute I hit play! I am calling it neo-western/bairro.

The effects, style and soundtrack utilized in “Beyond The Grave” bring some lighter, black comedy and humor to the story that allows de Oliveira Pinheiro to tell such a strong, brutal tale of unforgiving life/death/hell in “Beyond The Grave” that otherwise would have been too intense for the average viewer. It all just comes together as some live action, thrill kill wasteland, graphic novel piece of awesome. The film is subtitled for English viewers so be warned if you go to watch the film (I personally love subtitles over voiceovers). “Beyond The Grave” really is a fun, off-beat, arthouse film that showcases a true talent with Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro. This is cult cinema at it’s future best and will go on to become a classic cult film-I just feel it with this film. Can’t wait to see what else de Oliveira Pinheiro has in store.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

New Teaser Trailer For SyFy’s ‘Helix’

helix seriesCheck out the newest teaser trailer for SyFy’s new series ‘Helix’. The series is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic, Arctic Biosystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel. ‘Helix’ premieres Friday, January 10.

Teaser Art For “Haddie”

Check out the down right frightening teaser art for horror film “Haddie”. The film is being directed by Jett West. “Haddie” is set to star Maria Olsen as the lead/title character. Olsen had this to say about the film, “ I LOVE the script, and I'm quite sure that this is going to be a major hit! Huge thanks go to the awesome Wain Bradley and Jimmy Jett Westmoreland, the creatives behind the project, for giving me this wonderful opportunity! And, yes, it's totally time for all of you to learn more about this excellent film…”. (click the highlighted title above to go to the film’s Facebook page) “Haddie” is set to begin filming in Mountain Home, Arkansas in the summer of 2014.

Debbie and Stephen, bickering and barely clinging to their marriage, travel to the deep country to care for Debbie's ailing aunt. Once there, they discover a secret Haddie has kept hidden for years - and find themselves trapped in the house by animals they never knew existed. In the middle of it all, Debbie's sister Sherry, arrives, drunk, with unresolved feelings for Stephen. Before the night's over, they will question what the creatures outside are, and whether or not any of them have a chance of getting out alive.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My Review Of “Dead Walkers: Rise Of The 4th Reich”

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“Dead Walkers: Rise Of The 4th Reich” does little to raise any chills much less something as chilling as a new Nazi Reich. The film is directed by Philip Gardiner who also wrote the story and stars Philip Berzamanis, Jane Haslehurst, Bob Lee, Nathan Head in what is suppose to be a thriller/action gorefest. The film doesn’t deliver on any of the intended vision the director was aiming for with this film. The story focuses on “Alpha One” played by Berzamanis who is forced into therapy to deal with a recent mission that entails a Nazi conspiracy and the occult. A powerful and destructive 4th Reich is being formed in “Dead Walkers”. An army of hell is coming. Only one man knows the truth. His mission now, is to convince the world. Based on years of occult research and insider knowledge.

The story has a pretty cool and interesting subject and the possibility was definitely there for “Dead Walkers” to be a pretty cool indie action gore flick. The only problem is the execution was a big fail. The visual high concept spectacle that invaded every action scene devoured the film and killed the moment. It was as if every gimmick learned in film school was thrown in just for the hell of it. Dial it back and build a great dialog based story that not only uses the reflective but also the active dialog between characters. Butting the whole of your dramatic aspects and humanistic points on a weak reflective conversation between two not-so-good actors is never wise. Combine that with the constant over-the-top tricks and industrial-rock video like effects that present in a MPD overload and “Dead Walkers: Rise Of The 4th Reich” does little to raise anything at all -entertainment value included.

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The upsides, and they are little, in “Dead Walkers” is the surreal, nightmare PTSD dream sequences and flashback scenes with some pretty cool, gore mania come together nicely. That should have been the crux of the visual artistry in this film to frame the action and the dramatic story. Unfortunately with all the other effects happening in the cinematography, these flashback/nightmare moments got lost in my irritation. Actually, the only other good highlight in this film was Philip Barzamanis’ body-I give that a higher review than I do this film. I am adding a pic of that just for the hell of it!

“Dead Of The Nite” Release Details

dead of the niteTony Todd’s “Dead Of The Nite” has a release date. The paranormal horror “with a twist” will hit DVD/VOD in North America on January 7th 2014. The release comes courtesy of Midnight Releasing and will be available on all major and minor digital platforms, rental chains. “Dead Of The Nite” is directed by S.J. Evans and co-stars Joseph Millson, Cicely Tennant, Gary Mavers. Check out the 2014 trailer below.

When a group of internet sensation ghost hunters are found brutally slaughtered in the infamous Jericho Manor, Police Detectives Jenkins (GARY MAVERS) and Anderson (JOSEPH MILLSON) must piece together what happened on the fatal night by viewing the paranormal investigators video footage. With the only witness being the secretive caretaker (TONY TODD) claiming it was the ghost of killer Jeffery Heath, will the detectives discover more than they had bargained for? From ghostly happenings to breath-taking action thanks to stunt co-ordinator CLAUDIO PACIFICO (MI:III, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Gang of New York), DEAD OF THE NITE will have audiences on the edge of their seat and guessing until the very end as to who, or what is slaughtering the team, and usher in the new dawn of ‘psychological slashers’.

Curse Of The Lava Dead In “Volcano Zombies”

volcanozombiesDanny Trejo takes on lava-filled zombies in “Volcano Zombies”. A lot of films just continue the almost redundant concept of the living dead only changing locations and actors. So you have to give props to any film that comes along and offers a genuinely original concept for the horror subgenre. So kudos Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona who wrote the screenplay for this one. “Volcano Zombies” is directed by Rene Perez and co-stars Tom Downey, Moniqua Plante, Robert F. Lyons, Nicole Cummins, Kevin Norman, Julia Lehman, Kyle T. Heffner, Tom Nagel, Adam Gregor, Jenny Lin, Morgan Lester.

A sheriff must help an estranged family evacuate before a volcano erupts, at the same time fighting off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by the cursed mountain.



Teaser Trailer For “The Bunker”

the bunkerA teaser trailer has arrived for “The Bunker”. The film is a paranormal horror film that focuses on a weekend excursion by a group of friends that sends them on a camping trip into Hell. “The Bunker” is directed by Davide Preite  and filmed in Leporano, TA Italy. The film isn’t expect to release until the 2014/2015 seasons.

A group of friends go near an isolated bunker, for spending a weekend outdoors. While everyone is gathered around the camp fire alone and depressed Thomas going to look inside the bunker. From that moment will be the beginning of a journey ... to hell.

“Zombie Pirates” Keellhaul Horror Fan’s On DVD

These are not your swashbuckling baddies for the female spank bank, “Zombie Pirates” are more “Fog” horror creatures of the dead that are here to keelhaul all who cross their paths. “Zombie Pirates”  stars Sarah French of “Dropping Evil” and “Shriek Of The Sasquatch” fame. It hits DVD on January 21st 2014.

A dangerous young woman (Sarah French) offers up human sacrifices to a ghost ship of the dead in return for an ancient treasure. When she comes up one sacrifice short, her zombie masters exact their bloody revenge in this gory tribute to Spain's popular Blind Dead Euro Horror series. ( I LOVE THE POSTER!)


Trailer For Sci-Fi “Ice Soldiers”

icesoldiersCheck out the trailer for sci-fi super-soldier flick “Ice Soldiers” . The film is directed by Sturla Gunnarsson and revisits the hyperfearful aspects of the cold war era while nodding to classic equals such as “Universal Soldier” and “ Cyborg” with suped up modern Aryan warriors. “Ice Soldiers” stars Dominic Purcell, Adam Beach, Michael Ironside, Gabriel Hogan, Camille Sullivan and Benz Antoine.

A scientist discovers the bodies of three frozen genetically modified Russians buried in the Canadian North. Upon thawing them out he realizes he has unleashed a deadly threat to Western society and must stop them at all costs.

Full Trailer For “Hercules: The Legend Begins” Goes Online

Hercules The Legend BeginsA new full length trailer for “Hercules: The Legend Begins” has gone online giving us a deeper glimpse at Renny Harlin’s vision of the mythical warrior. The film hits theatres on January 10th 2014 and stars hottie Kellan Lutz with Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee. When prince Hercules learns of his real identity, he must choose to flee with his true love - Hebe, Princess of Crete - or to fulfill his destiny by overthrowing the tyrannical rule of the king and restoring peace to a land in hardship.

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Teaser Poster For “The Locked Room”

The Locked Room” is a new supernatural thriller from Sick Flick Production’s Jonathan A. Moody. The film focuses on a newlywed couple who find they may have gotten more than they bargained for when they move into a new home. So far the details are limited on the project but some cast has already been announced. “The Locked Room” is set to star Matthew Ewald, Heather Drew, John Johnson, and Elizabeth Spaetzel.

The film is expected to be complete around the Christmas/New Year time frame and plans on hitting the coming years festival circuit. Check out the teaser poster for the film below.


Pagan Festival Shout Out: Feast Of Ullr

On Nov 27th is the pagan Feast Of Ullr, which is my primary focus for Thanksgiving this year. I am relatively new in paganism “in practice”. Paganism in general has always been a natural concept for me. The Feast Of Ullr is to honor our Gods and Goddesses of the hunt (it is deer hunting season in many parts of the country). We thank them for a successful hunting season blessings as well as honor those who hunt to support the family. Of course now days most of us hunt for our food in the supermarket and at this time of year it can be just as dangerous and challenging with all the other crazed “hunters” fighting for that deal. You can also utilize this day to honor familial ancestors.

So who was Ullr? He is  a major god, or an epithet of an important god dating back to prehistoric times. So old that by the time the Iron Age Norse myths were written down, not much more was known about him except that he was a god of archery, hunting, and the winter. He was shown frequently with skates or skis on his feet, and because of this he has been hailed as the modern God of Skiing. One story talks about him "crossing water on a magic bone", alluding to crossing the frozen ice on skates. He was also called God of the Shield, and the shield was referred to as his "ship", which may be a reference to using a shield or shield-shaped board as a sled … or to the ice of winter enveloping the world like a shield.

Ullr's name comes from wuldor, an Old High German word meaning "glory". It was pronounced "Ool" in ancient times, but today is generally pronounced "Ooler". The Anglo-Saxons called him Vulder; in some places in Germany he was known as Holler and said to be the husband of the Germanic goddess Holda. Some modern Pagans feel that he eventually took up with Skadi, the winter goddess and huntress, after she left her first husband Njord.

Spanish Slasher “Ferro”

cache_5594861Check out some cool stills from slasher “Ferro”. The film is directed by Mani Guerrero and stars Francisco Sevilla, Enrique Martín, Borja Conesa and Cristina Bernal. With a lot of horror attention focusing on the undead and other torture styled concepts it it refreshing to see the slasher killer still very much thriving. “Ferro” comes from Spanish indie film company Espantapajaros Films. There is no release date yet but I am sure that it won’t be long before we here more from this film.

“Ferro” follows a psychopath killer who tortures and inflicts suffering upon the wealthy establishment. He sets out to punish inscrutably the elitist arrogance of the wealthy with brutality, as they become his prey.

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My Review Of “I Am No One”

I am no one“I Am No One” is a fictionalized documentary following a moment in the life of a young serial killer. The “mockumentary” indie flick is directed by Jason Hoover. "I Am No One" follows Charles Lake as he details his darker side. Opening up to the cameras Lake allows the viewer to walk with him as he stalks and kills his prey. This is an extended look at the film which originally debuted as a short in “The Collective VOL. 6” other the same title.

The story has a very organic believable quality for the most part. At times, I times I did feel there where some “not so believable moments” in the portrayal of Charles Lake but not enough to make this film seem hokey. The atmosphere and chilling subject matter hooks you into the very personal nature of the killer’s story. There are some pretty powerful moments in “I Am No One” that can’t be ignored. Much as most documentary styled films tend to be, this one also has some lull time in the film which loose your attention but it never really flatlines nor does it completely disappoint. It is a chilling and gripping vision that Hoover executes nicely. As I said in my short review of this story - the really cool part of the film is the notion that people like this really are roaming around our society with this very outlook on life playing “red rover” in their psyches.

The visual and special effects attention given in “I Am No One” is really a star personality to be noted. It looked, at times, a bit too real! Especially the bathtub scene! Great special effects on that part. Over all this is a top notch effort from Jason Hoover and does indie horror and film proud. I suggest that anyone who is into the serial killer genre and indie horror check out “I Am No One”. The flow is up and down a tad bit but the energy and atmosphere never really falter so the film is captivating. It is chilling and intense with a pretty unique vision.

Glimpse Into The World Of “Gilgamesh”

gilgameshThe first real glimpse into Boston Film Family’s “Gilgamesh” has come to use in these cool images. “Gilgamesh” is a sci-fi/thriller that is being described as part “Dr. Strangelove” and part “Dunwich Horror”. “Gilgamesh” is being directed by Richard Chandler and is currently shooting in the Boston area. The film stars Joseph R. Gannascoli, Melantha Blackthorne, Lilith Astaroth, Shannon Carter and more that you will read about in the press release below.

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Gilgamesh is a sci-fi/horror thriller that is set in a futuristic and political world, and is being currently shot around the Boston, MA area.This is director Richard Chandler’s fifth indie feature, following Our Kingdom Come, Sons of Perdition, Heaven and Hell, Legless, Scrooge in the Hood, and the web series Boston Massacre. The production company, Boston Film Family, has reached out to local talent as well as Joe Gannascoli (Vito from the Sopranos) and genre favorite, Melantha Blackthorne.

The film is to be a combination of Doctor Strange Love and Dunwich Horror. A gripping political drama set in a world on the brink of disaster; Gilgamesh promises to showcase humanity at its worse in this grim and bloody tale. Also starring Joshua Davis, Emily Coleman, Oselito Joseph, Jon Pierce, Richard Chandler, Ray Hyrb, Emile Faith Lewis, Giancarlo Madonnini, Joe Victor, James Baker, Matt Colicci, Carver Riot, Lilith Astaroth, Sarah Michelle, and many more.

Synopsis: A military expedition in Siberia gone wrong. The existence of humanity is in peril as Inanna, Sumerian goddess of lust and war has summoned a giant meteor to destroy the planet, after being accidentally set free from her ancient prison. The government has been overturned in a Communist take-over and the citizens of the world; brainwashed. In humanity’s darkest hour, the ancient entity of Gilgamesh, older than the cosmos themselves, must decide whether or not to serve of mankind’s final hope. Meanwhile, Inanna has hand selected the one man; married man and archaeologist, David Murphy, to live out the rest of eternity with her. Gilgamesh and Inanna are quickly targeted by the new government as potential weapons of mass destruction, and soon the apocalypse has begun.



Check Out The First Theatrical Trailer For “Raze”

razeThe first theatrical trailer has been released for indie action-horror “Raze” . The fightest thriller is directed by Josh C. Waller and has been doing some steady, cool promo for the past two years, not to mention a strong festival run. I am super excited to see the time is edging closer more a major release for this “testrogen” (I made that up. Think of it as testosterone driven overload as mimicked by estrogen)  rager. “Raze” stars Zoë Bell, Rachel Nichols, Doug Jones, Sherilyn Fenn, Tracie Thoms and Bailey Borders.

Stuntwoman-turned-action-star Zoe Bell (Death Proof) headlines this sly subversion of the women-in-prison genre. When Sabrina is mysteriously abducted, she finds herself in an underground lair, forced to do battle with other innocents for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is done. Violent and relentless, Raze takes its video game aesthetic to the deepest and darkest places, rarely surfacing for air.

Quad Poster For “Big Bad Wolves”

I have to say that I ma super excited about Aharon Keshales’ “Big Bad Wolves”. You may remember his earlier work of awesomeness along with the talented Navot Papushado  – “Rabid”. Now the duo is once more creating some pretty impressive waves in the horror community with their new project which has Quentin Tarantino raving for the team’s talent.  “Big Bad Wolves” stars Tzachi Grad, Lior Ashkenazi, Dov Glickman, and Rotem Keinan.

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

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New 2014 Trailer For “TORN: A SHOCKYoumentary”

tornCheck out the new 2014 trailer for Justin Carter’s supernatural thriller “TORN: A SHOCKYoumentary”. The film tells the story of a group of friends and siblings who join forces to protect the population of Orchardlea from a terrifying beast. “TORN” stars Julian Seager, James Cotter, Simon Burbage, David Elliot, Kit Cox, Martin Challinor and Martin Ross. In an email Carter told me that “TORN: A SHOCKYoumentary” is in post-production and will be hitting the festival circuit early 2014. He went on to state, “I think we have a really strong picture on our hands, with a scale and ambition which truly defies our most limited of budgets. I’m very much looking forward to unleashing TORN upon film festival goers everywhere in 2014 “. Check out the trailer below.

If you go down to the woods today.... Has a supernatural evil come to terrorize the rural Devon village of Orchardlea? Or is the escalating body count and sense of impending doom actually the self fulfilling prophecy of two hoaxsters accused of a brutal murder? This SHOCK YOUmentary documents an 8 month period, observing a small group of friends and siblings who join forces to protect the population of Orchardlea from a terrifying beast.


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