The Scarlet Vultures is a beautifully shot dream like short packed with neon lighting, a pulsating score, and visceral violence. Read More
I could barely keep up with this one (the second viewing helped little in that regard). Every turn of insanity, every ridiculous moment, every time someone opened their mouth to speak (I'm looking at you Jess Franco), I was barely able to process it. Most of the time I was catapulted forward, barely given any chance to recover from proceeding nonsense.Read More
Blue Spring is devastating. Amplifying the angst-filled emotion which propels much of the high school drama contained within, the film whiplashes the viewer from contention to contention, promising a dizzying and highly turbulent cinematic experience.
Stairs. Lots and lots of stairs. And Jess Franco is a dick enough to have everyone walk them up, and down, and up again without ever cutting away. Also thighs.Read More
Hauntingly melancholicRead More
As someone in the midst of shooting his own short film on pretty much a zero budget, it's inspiring to see something as paltry in its production as Paranormal Activity captivate audiences and dominate the box office the way it did.Read More
It's not Henenlotter's best, it's definitely a sloppy film in every sense of the word, but it's got an overabundance of sleazy charm and feels like the crack baby of the alien-buddy sub-genre. If you're a fan of his filmography, then you'll recognize the ringing endorsement, so get on it, if you haven't already.Read More
Everyone hates this one, except me.Read More
If the documentary (by the same director) wasn't enough to satisfy your curiosity, then I suppose you could do worse than this as a supplementary piece.Read More
Grimy, sleazy, stupid rubber-suited funRead More
All this adds up to make Bloody Moon an insanely good time for anyone a fan of Italian slasher schlock, easily putting it shoulder-to-shoulder with the best wierdest shit from Argento, Fulci and the like.Read More
The result of this collaborative effort is a thickly atmospheric Lovecraftian-flavored tale that's far-and-away from feeling low budget, or amateur in execution.
So if the idea of a dreamy, existentially moody character study, framed with ambiguity and set against the oppressive backdrop of a cosmic-horror apocalypse sounds like a good time (or a perfect bad time), Starfish is likely going to resonate well with you.Read More
...there's still some scuzzy pulpy fun to be had, some goodness to be taken away from the experience, just so long as you're willing to navigate past it's largest problem.
Jake Braden takes the ordinary and inebriates it over the course of it's runtime, slowly slurring the narrative, and twisting the presentation until you're left with something that's nearly incoherent and intensely uncomfortableRead More
Daddy issues, drug addiction, a cannibalistic grandmother, boobs, and unhealthy eating habits power a psychosexual fever dream. Sound messy? It is! But over the course of two midnight viewings (it's pretty long for what it is), Close Calls coalesced, and its disjointed narrative mostly worked for me.Read More
Jordan Peele's cocktail blend of horror inspiration plays out similarly to, say, an extended episode of The Twilight Zone or Outer Limits, but instead of feeling unnecessarily stretched, it leverages the extra breathing room to construct a very creative multi-layered narrativeRead More
Top Knot Detective is two distinct things. A mockumentary about a fictional Japanese samurai show that took Australia by storm in the 90s, and also, a collage of vignettes taken from said fictional Japanese samurai show. The latter of which, works great. The former however, eh...not so much.Read More
...a bloody-grinned monster party that's one part Goosebumps, one part Evil Dead (with bits of Buffy the Vampire Slayer sprinkled in for good measure)Read More
Purgatory Road is a jaded, scathing commentary on religious piety, one framed in unflinching violence, angst, and the cyclic nature of abuseRead More