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Cooties (2014) Review – Stanley Film Festival
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 4 Days Ago. | 2 Comments
There aren’t a lot of films that tackle the ‘killer-kid/killing kids’ sub-genre because, mainly, this is taboo territory. Films like Max Kalmanowicz’ The Children (1980) or the beautiful 1976 Spanish film, Who Can Kill A Child? or even the original Children Of The Corn, the Belgian Film Welp/Cub or Cronenberg’s The Brood (1979) are near the [...]

The Invitation Movie Review ( SXSW 2015 )
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 29 Days Ago. | No Comments
The slow starting, rumbling dread and unease of Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation is borne out in a lot of different ways. From painfully uncomfortable social interactions to suspicions of ulterior motives to unequal emotional outpourings – all of which play right into the wheelhouse of those squigged out by those type of things. This opens [...]

Telluride Horror Show: Calling All Horror Filmmakers
Written by Shaun Huhn (CineNiche), Posted 47 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
Attention all you horror maestros and mavericks, the Telluride Horror Show wants to see your films. The Horror Show is gearing up for its sixth year and is looking for the cream of the crop. The three-day festival of fear will commence in October within the confines of Colorado’s most picturesque town (if you don’t [...]

Nina Forever Movie Review – SXSW 2015
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 51 Days Ago. | No Comments
There are so many many things about Ben and Chris Blaine’s Nina Forever to admire – whether it is the matter-of-fact way in which they approach decidedly off-center sexual dynamics or the practicality of blood effects or maudlin dark humor or the sweet nature of ever-challenging romance – it all works so well. So whether [...]

Unfriended Movie Review SXSW 2015
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 52 Days Ago. | No Comments
Technology is a fleeting thing – the right now thing that is intertwined in most everyone’s day-to-day life becomes the butt of a joke the next day and near forgotten soon thereafter. It is the nature of the ever-changing, ever-charging technological world we find ourselves in. So it is natural for a film like Unfriended [...]

Turbo Kid Movie Review, SXSW 2015
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 53 Days Ago. | No Comments
There is no logical, intelligent or rational way anyone could take a film like Turbo Kid and filter it down to some easy explanation. It is part Richard Stanley’s Hardware, it is part coming-of-age film, it is part 80s splatter and, lord, a dozen more. What is really is, when you get down to it, [...]

The ‘Laundry Man’ Cleans Up the Blood with SGL Entertainment
Written by Chris Savage, Posted 111 Days Ago. | No Comments
Our good friends Jeffrey A. Swanson and Damien Dante of SGL Entertainment have just informed us that they have picked up Johan Vandewoestijne’s Laundry Man for worldwide distribution with the film set to hit the US and Canada on Blu-ray, DVD, Comcast Xfinity Cable TV and the Top VOD Sites like iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, M-GO [...]

20 Must See Horror Films of 2014
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 136 Days Ago. | 7 Comments
Our guide to twenty Must see horror films from 2014 [...]

[Exclusive Trailer] Mary Loss of Soul Wows Festivals
Written by Stephanie Joyce, Posted 187 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
Here’s an interesting concept. A fifteen year-old girl goes missing only to come back with, um, something missing. It’s just her soul, no biggie. What I liked most about watching this trailer is that it looks like every scene was meticulously lighted and choreographed. Like a heart-warming family film…only not! This film is just coming [...]

The Walking Dead’s Actors Talk About Life Before and After “The Prison”
Written by Stephanie Joyce, Posted 196 Days Ago. | No Comments
We got the chance to catch up with some of the actors from AMC’s The Walking Dead at Arizona’s FearCon to get their take on what it was like to work on one of the most popular television shows ever. You may have remembered these two from season 3 as Theodus Crane played “Big Tiny” [...]

[FearCon Review] Scream Queen Tiffany Shepis Shares Some of Her Favorite Films
Written by Stephanie Joyce, Posted 198 Days Ago. | No Comments
It’s been one fun and long Halloween weekend at Arizona’s FearCon and we caught up with Scream Queen extraordinaire Tiffany Shepis, who has appeared in over 100 horror movie titles (first film was Tromio and Juliet and most recently Sharknado 2), to find out what it takes to be the queen. She traces back her [...]

AFI Fest Announces Midnight Lineup
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 209 Days Ago. | No Comments
Halloween is right around the corner and October is nearly at an end (*sob*), but horror never sleeps.  A little over a week after Halloween will be the kickoff of Los Angeles’ annual AFI Film Festival.  Today AFI has announced which films will be apart of this years Midnight Selection and you can check them out [...]

Open Windows 2014 Movie Review, Fantastic Fest
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 227 Days Ago. | No Comments
Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo has an interesting and wildly diverse book of business when it comes the genre films. From his bendy-twisty Timecrimes (2007) to the slight and charming Extraterrestrial (2011) to shorts in both the first ABC’s of Death (‘A is for Apocalypse’) and the newest V/H/S Viral (‘Parallel Monsters’) – Vigalondo seems to [...]

Ever Had A “Deathgasm”? Poster & Story
Written by Stephanie Joyce, Posted 230 Days Ago. | 2 Comments
Now here’s an interesting title that comes by way of a splatter horror/black comedy about two heavy metal-thrashing losers who have to find their inner strength to stop a malevolent force which they inadvertently unleashed. Enter Deathgasm which is currently in production by Retinae Productions. It sounds like a wholly original story written by Jason [...]

Daniel Radcliffe’s Horns Movie Review (Fantastic Fest 2014)
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 233 Days Ago. | No Comments
There is a confounding challenge screenwriters face when it comes to capturing the magic of the written word in the pages of a novel and channel that into a script and onto the screen. It becomes all the more tough when a novel or writer is highly thought of – such is the case with [...]

The Walking Dead New TV Spot: More Stunts, More Dead
Written by Stephanie Joyce, Posted 238 Days Ago. | No Comments
Yet another trailer has surfaced on the AMC website and TV station and this time it looks like an all-out fight for survival. Not that we thought for a second that their wouldn’t be an all-out war with the characters being stuck at the carnivorous Terminus stronghold and all. But damn! This show has more [...]

Shrew’s Nest Movie Review (Fantastic Fest 2014)
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 238 Days Ago. | No Comments
There is an inescapable rumbling, murmuring dread that creeps along in the undercurrent of Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel’s Shrew’s Nest that is so steady and so well measured that once things hit the fever-pitch, you hardly know what to do with yourself. It is something that is hard to put your finger on as [...]

ABC’s of Death 2 Movie Review (Fantastic Fest 2014)
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 241 Days Ago. | No Comments
Much like with the V/H/S series, it would be a fool’s errand to try to compare (on the whole) the first ABC’s of Death film to the newest ideration. Primarily because you have a whole new batch of directors tackling the framework and the behind the scenes folks having had the experience of making the [...]

When Animals Dream Movie Review (2014 Fantastic Fest)
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 241 Days Ago. | No Comments
What is immediately and undeniably striking about Danish director Jonas Alexander Arnby’s film, When Animals Dream is the textural quality that everything in draped in right from the start. It is a wispy, muted color palette that seems to ebb and flow in a way that is deliberate and lovely but not contrived. It is [...]

Tusk Movie Review (2014 Fantastic Fest)
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 241 Days Ago. | 4 Comments
At its heart, Kevin Smith’s Tusk is a midnight movie. The strange mad-scientist angle, the screwy body horror, the slightly blue humor of its leads – this is all midnight movie territory. And while that is cool in a way, we’ve all seen enough of those to know that you either have to go full-out, [...]