The World Over intelligently leverages loss to catapult the narrative into the realm of dark thriller, adding emotional weight and viscerality to the short run timeRead More
To distill it into a single word, [CARGO]'s story is nothing more than pure...shmegegge, and like the ridiculous performances contained within, I'm 100% on board with it.Read More
"Little Miss Risk" steps behind the camera, and delivers something that's very much an embodiment of her own sensibilities. That is to say, a short film that's playful, quirky, and dark.Read More
The Ice Cream Truck is what happens when you use every single flavor of ice cream at your disposal (good and bad), to make your sugar-filled treatRead More
Former adult film star, Mila, is attacked by a misogynistic cult known as The Sword. She turns vigilante and puts a group of bad-ass girls together and seeks revenge.
Thankfully there's still nun-chuck wielding, porn star powered, neon lit justice to be had, and on that front, the film delivers as promised.Read More
Due in large part to its effortless blend of horror and humor (no mean feat), Clarissa Jacobson and Joshua M. Logan deliver a hysterically dark story that should resonate with anyone who's ever had the displeasure of digesting mystery meat, or experience the mania associated with extreme fandom.Read More
Being a huge fan of the "New French Extreme" I'm always going to jump on anything even remotely related to films like Martyrs, and even though it may be Americanized, writer and director Pascal Laugier is back, with psychological horror film (Incident in a) Ghostland.Read More
Salt and Iron is a waking nightmare of a short, sporting an eerie -- Hammer-esque -- electronic synth style score, and minimal dialogue. In fact, what bit there is, would probably not be missed at all if removed, especially given how much is done with the rest of its aural elements. Visually, the film is dressed with floral serenity, and shot from the perspective of the male gaze. The women are played as seductresses, using their body language to tempt and lure, poetically turning the fisherman into a fish.
If there's anything to be said about George James Fraser's work, it's that each new endeavor demonstrates a marked improvement in various aspects of filmmaking. Salt and Iron is no exception. Here, Fraser weaves a dark-fantasy horror story involving a gruff, drunk, fisherman that happens across the woman of his dreams -- or so he thinks. Without giving too much away, as more of these back-wood-boggy-sirens begin to show up, our delirious drool bucket of a protagonist begins to suspect that perhaps he should have played this one as a catch and release.
Look for the premiere of Salt and Iron at the upcoming Happenstance film festival, June 12th. Certainly a fantastic way to kick off the night.
Salt and Iron is a walking nightmare of a short, sporting an eerie -- Hammer-esque -- electronic synth style score, and minimal dialogueRead More
A quasi-horror comedy that plays off the potential entitlement that comes with being a crowdfunding contributor. It's hilarious, creepy, gory, and kind of meta (this being a crowdfunded film itself) -- I totally dig itRead More
Cargo, unlike other zombie film, does not put its main focus on the zombies - which is a breath of fresh air. They're there, and you'll see them, but they're only a subplot and means to drive the story forward .Read More
Ultimately, your enjoyment of the documentary will hinge on how much you're willing to engage or participate in the discussion, through self reflection of course. More Blood! isn’t about calling into question the character of the individual horror fan, but rather an attempt at understanding our celebration of the genre and all it’s sticky qualities.Read More
Speaking of violent moments, gorehounds will find a lot to satisfy their twisted appetites. Highlights include limb severings, cannibalism, gouging, stabbings, and some good old fashion bludgeoning; and the best part is that nearly all of it comes by way of some very convincing practical effects work.Read More
You might shed a few tears, unless you're completely devoid of emotion, and dead inside. Otherwise, bring tissues.Read More
The title alone is hilarious and I kind of knew right away what I was in for.I got what I expected from Bong of the Dead, and I really did enjoy watching it!Read More
(Imitation Girl) is an abstract introspective character study, framed with the complexities of the human experience, one that's propelled by Lauren Ashley Carter's stunning breakout performance, and masterfully orchestrated by Natasha Kermani in this, her directorial debutRead More
Terrifier is a bare-bones straightforward slasher that cuts right to the chase, gets right to the point, and does so while assassinating the senses.Read More
Suffice to say, Chimera is a special kind of "horror", one that - like its own subject matter - refuses to fit into or be defined by clear genre delineations. Its profound, intelligent, earnestRead More
If you're of the mindset that art - effective art - is characterized by its ability to make those who observe it, thoroughly uncomfortable, then Tristan Clay and Destinie Orndoff, mission accomplished!Read More