TTF13 - HORROR MOVIE PICKS OF THE WEEK

JEREMIAH'S PICK - 'BEYOND THE DARKNESS' 

1979 - Joe D'Amato - 1H 34MIN

"Boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy finds comfort at the suckle of his housekeeper's bosom...boy exhumes girl, boy dresses girl and keeps her as a dead human doll, boy oh boy oh boy. Beyond the Darkness is Italian-horror-flavored mania, and outside some pacing issues and bizarre melodic missteps by Goblin, is a fine sub-genre specimen worthy of your time."

Synopsis

Grief-struck after the death of his wife, a young man attempts to keep her with him forever - by gutting her, stuffing her and replacing her eyes with glass eyes, turning her into a doll. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning.

 

 

 

 

Release date: June 1, 1984 (USA)

DirectorJoe D'Amato

Music composed byGoblin

ScreenplayOttavio Fabbri

Story byGiacomo Guerrini

 


DAVID'S PICK - 'PUMPKINHEAD' 

1988 - Stan Winston - 1H 26MIN

"Revenge is a dish best served as a demon you summoned to hunt down and kill all who wronged you..."

Synopsis

After his son dies in a hit-and-run accident, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) seeks revenge against the teenagers responsible. With the help of a local witch (Florence Schauffler), Ed summons the vengeful demon Pumpkinhead to hunt and kill the group of friends. But when Ed discovers a bond between himself and the creature, he begins to have second thoughts about employing the vicious monster, and he fights to end Pumpkinhead's murderous rampage before it is too late.

 

 

Initial release: October 14, 1988

DirectorStan Winston

CinematographyBojan Bazelli

Box office: 4.4 million USD (US)

ScreenplayStan WinstonGary Gerani


JASMINE'S PICK - 'THE EDITOR' 

2014 - Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy - 1H 35MIN

"Probably one the best Giallo I've seen. For those who know me, I have a really hard time with Giallo, but this was actually fun because it made fun of all of the shit I hate and made it so much better. I know it's a homage and I think it does it really well. Its fun. The music and effects are absolutely brilliant, and some shots are stunning with the lighting and motions and what not. Enjoyed this."

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Synopsis

A one-handed film editor becomes the prime suspect in a series of violent murders.
 

 

 

Initial release: September 11, 2014

DirectorsAdam BrooksMatthew Kennedy

EditorAdam Brooks

Music composed byJeremy GillespieClaudio SimonettiMORE

Production companiesAstron-6Telefilm CanadaXYZ Films


SARAH'S PICK - 'ANTIBIRTH' 

2016 - Danny Perez - 1H 34MIN

"Good story, good acting, and a very weird ending, loved it!"

Synopsis

 

Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou and her best friend Sadie spend their days adrift in a drug-induced haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. As her due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia, and conspiracy theories begin to pile up about the pregnancy.

 

 

 

Initial release: January 25, 2016

DirectorDanny Perez

EditorAden Bahadori

CinematographyRudolf Blahacek

Music composed byEric CopelandJohn Kanakis


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