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These [Rec 4]: Apocalypse Stills Will Eat You Right Up!
Written by Stephanie Joyce, Posted 215 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
We’ve been reporting the news on [Rec 4]: Apocalypse for a while now. And now more stills for the upcoming Toronto Film Festival premiere have arrived and we’re going put em’ up as them come in! Before it hits theaters, [Rec 4] has one last stop to go as it will be part of the “Midnight Madness” [...]

Photos: What We Do In The Shadows Will Haunt You
Written by Stephanie Joyce, Posted 215 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
So there are a lot of movies making their premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, but TIFF is just one of many stops for this one. What I love is that the the unusual and unfettered films are given the same publicity and love as the more popular horror franchises. But hey, that’s what festivals are [...]

The Editor Premiering at Toronto Film Fest
Written by Stephanie Joyce, Posted 216 Days Ago. | No Comments
From the minds of Adam Brooks (Producer) and Mathew Kennedy (Director), who made such micro-budget features like Manborg and Father’s Day, their quirky vision for cinema will be followed up by The Editor which will premiere at Toronto International Film Festival early September. Here is a preview of what you can expect by film reviewer [...]

Official Festival Poster for Adam Green’s Digging Up The Marrow
Written by Chris Savage, Posted 223 Days Ago. | No Comments
How many of you lucky people are heading out to the Film4 FrightFest in London this weekend? If you are, not only will you have the opportunity to witness Adam Green’s latest flick Digging Up The Marrow, but everyone at the premiere of the film will receive the awesome poster which you can check out [...]

Impressive Line-Up Announced for Film4 FrightFest
Written by Chris Savage, Posted 274 Days Ago. | No Comments
Yes guys, it’s that time of year once again when one of the best, if not the best horror film festival returns. We are of course talking about the Film4 FrightFest, and it is returning for its 15th year, and I have to say that this year’s line-up is absolutely awesome, it is filled to [...]

The Den (2013) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 327 Days Ago. | 2 Comments
When crafting a modern-day thriller or horror film, the reliance on technology is a slippery slope. Do you fast forward a few stages and invent things that don’t really exist yet, or, do you weave around the familiar of the day-to-day present day to frame your story? Either way is tricky business because more often [...]

Stanley Film Festival – Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (2014) review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 329 Days Ago. | No Comments
It goes without saying that often times film sequels can fall flat under the sheer weight of expectation. Fans of an original film can build up their level of internal-hype to the point of near-unrealistic obsessing that no film could hope to meet. This happens in the music world too, where a band has had [...]

Gun Woman (2014) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 329 Days Ago. | No Comments
The best kind of genre filmmaking can be summed up in one word: Badass. The kind of films that render you unable to hold back cheers and clenched fists and smiles as all the black-hearted badness and revenge and violence unfolds. Films like Rolling Thunder or the more recent Blue Ruin or Big Bad Wolves [...]

James Cameron Heads to LA’s Hero Complex
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 336 Days Ago. | No Comments
The Los Angeles Times is, once again, hosting their Hero Complex film festival in Los Angeles, California.  The annual event tends to bring together stars and directors with their fans for a screening of one of their iconic works.  For example, previous pairings included Zack Snyder with “Dawn of the Dead” and John Carpenter with [...]

Doc of the Dead (2014) Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 337 Days Ago. | No Comments
For the passionate and dedicated horror fan, documentaries can be familiar-territory gold. Like a worn-in blanket or a busted up ballcap, these films deal primarily in retread information and narrative that is already well-known to their target audience. That doesn’t suggest, however, that they aren’t produced well or aren’t good films – rather that you [...]

Blood Glacier (2014) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 338 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
It is a nice treat to have a film like Marvin Kren’s Blood Glacier exist in the horror world. For all the remakes (and the chatter that surrounds them), all the dime-a-dozen zombie films and the sea of low-minded, low-execution animal/monster attack movies, there can be a diamond in the rough once-in-a-while. Even with its [...]

The Babadook Movie Review [Stanley Film Festival]
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 339 Days Ago. | 2 Comments
Director Jennifer Kent, in her first full-length feature, has crafted a lovely, dark and often creepy story about death and mourning through the mechanism of a seriously unsettling children’s book character. The Babadook is a film that is executed on a very high level: the emotions are raw and real, the scares are built-up and [...]

SXSW 2014: What We Do In The Shadows Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 367 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
The balance between horror-comedies that work and are enjoyable and ones that absolutely do not is heavily favored to the latter. For every Shaun or Tucker & Dale or Slither in the world there are scores of others that fall somewhere in the range of tolerable to just flat awful. Maybe it is the bent [...]

SXSW 2014: The Guest Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 375 Days Ago. | No Comments
While not a horror film in the more straight-lined classifications department, Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett’s The Guest is a humdinger of a thriller bathed in vibrant colors, pulsing music and a great, balanced cast. The most important of which is Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), who turns in a fantastic performance as the soldier David [...]

SXSW 2014: Stage Fright movie review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 375 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
In what may very well come to be one of those films revered like Repo! The Genetic Opera or Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jerome Sable’s Stage Fright lights up the screen with over-the-top musical numbers and over-the-top slasher movie kills. It is the connective tissue between those kills and those songs and the rest of [...]

SXSW 2014: Starry Eyes movie review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 375 Days Ago. | No Comments
What starts out a familiar story about the sacrifices one makes in the pursuit of stardom in film, Starry Eyes devolves into a graphic and beautiful breakdown of the ugliness on the backside of what that sacrifice really might mean. This is a film that takes some level of gestation on the part of the [...]

SXSW 2014: Housebound Movie review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 375 Days Ago. | 4 Comments
One the beautiful things about film festivals is the chance to happen upon something you might not have had on your radar otherwise. Such is the case with Gerard Johnstone’s Housebound, a wonderful Scooby-Doo yarn through the filter of a dysfunctional -indie-family-comedy that defies expectations and bursts with life and joy and energy. The film [...]

SXSW 2014: Honeymoon Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 387 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
Talking about a film like Leigh Janiak’s Honeymoon without giving away a lot of what makes it great is not an easy task. Her confident directorial style is something of a marvel: the near-perfect balance between washed light amber tones and shadowy darks to frame the story is not something you’d expect to see from [...]

SXSW Announces Horror Lineup
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 419 Days Ago. | 2 Comments
The film and music cultural sensation that is South by Southwest is coming back for another year of movie premieres and awesome concert lineups.  Things will kick off next month on March 7th, but today the festival has announced it’s lineup for the midnight and short film screenings. This year there will be eight films making their [...]

The Raid 2 and The Voices Added to Sundance
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 476 Days Ago. | No Comments
Last week we told you about all the great horror films that were making their way to Sundance Film Festival 2014.  Now the festival has announced quite a few more films which will be making their world premiere come January.  However, among all the fascinating dramas and comedies they have lined-up, there are two that [...]