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Afflicted (2013) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 447 Days Ago. | No Comments
Many a horror fan in our crowd flinch a little bit when the term ‘found footage’ gets uttered – ‘another one?’ you might grumble to yourself. But much like Ti West’s ‘The Sacrament’, Afflicted thinks its way through the logical pitfalls of found footage and emerges on the other side a well executed, often freaky [...]

We Are What We Are (2013) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 447 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
Director Jim Mickle (Stake Land, Mulberry St.) tasked himself with remaking a film that only saw its release a few years ago (the lovely Somos Lo Que Hay by director Jorge Michel Grau). The original was a gritty and elegant and bloody and delicate all at the same time. It’s a film I really love [...]

Fantastic Fest – Blue Ruin (2013) Movie review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 451 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
Day 4 of Fantastic Fest brought not one but two absolutely powerhouse genre films in Blue Ruin and Big Bad Wolves. First, Blue Ruin. The film focuses on a traditional revenge setup but expands on the idea in a wholly original and beautiful way. A distant cousin could be Rolling Thunder but Blue Ruin is [...]

Fantastic Fest – Big Bad Wolves (2013) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 451 Days Ago. | No Comments
Filmmakers Aaron Keshales and Navot Papushado first came onto the scene in 2010 with Kalevet (Rabies), an original and excellent film that was trailblazing for not only being one of the first of its kind from their country, but, also pushing back against the standards of breakdown-type horror setups. Kalevet was self-assured and sharp, brutal [...]

Fantastic Fest Almost Human (2013) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 455 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
For the first (of many) midnight screenings during Fantastic Fest this year here in Austin, I chose Almost Human from director Joe Begos. I’d read about the lo-fi vibe of the thing, the influences from 80’s Carpenter and I figured it would be a good choice to get things going. By and large, it turned [...]

Miss Zombie Invades This Year’s Fantastic Fest
Written by Chris Savage, Posted 457 Days Ago. | 2 Comments
Seriously. How the heck did I miss this one!? I have just seen the trailer and read the synopsis for Sabu’s Miss Zombie, and this is already up there with a few films that I must see this year. In short, Miss Zombie, looks set to be awesome. An original idea, sharp acting and it’s [...]

Scare LA Day One Recap
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 495 Days Ago. | No Comments
I’ve been to quite a few conventions here in California, but I have to say that none of them have been as refreshing as ScareLA.  Which, I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting.  Since this was the first year for ScareLA I expected there to be a bit of madness and mayhem, but everything from the staff [...]

[TIFF 2013] Horror Films Announced for the Midnight Madness
Written by Chris Savage, Posted 507 Days Ago. | No Comments
For you lucky devils that will be heading out to this years Toronto International Film Festival will be absolutely spoiled for choice, as per usual. This year I believe they have pulled out all the stops, the line-up so far is second-to-none with some of the biggest names this genre has to offer as well [...]

[TIFF 2013] Proxy World Premiere Announced
Written by Chris Savage, Posted 508 Days Ago. | No Comments
Ever since I first laid my eyes on Zack Parker’s previous film, Scalene, I’ve been keeping my eye firmly on his career, most notably his upcoming flick Proxy. A few months back we received the first official photos from the film and now we are extremely pleased to announce that Proxy, will be making its [...]

Watch The World’s End Comic Con Panel
Written by Goon, Posted 517 Days Ago. | No Comments
One of the best panels so far at San Diego Comic Con has been The World’s End panel. You put Edgar Wright, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in a room together and you are bound to have a good time. If you couldn’t be there in person the next best thing is to check out [...]

Watch the Entire Walking Dead Comic Con Panel
Written by Goon, Posted 518 Days Ago. | No Comments
Couldn’t make it out to Comic Con? No problem. Today the entire panel for The Walking Dead comic has made its way online. It runs nearly an hour long so be sure you have some time put aside to check it out. Robert Kirkman is up to his usual antics cracking jokes and having a [...]

Horror Film Submissions are Now Open for the UK’s Horror-on-Sea Film Festival
Written by Chris Savage, Posted 519 Days Ago. | No Comments
Last year we began following the UK film festival Horror-on-Sea, and the festival itself has proven to be a great hit, so once again, we’re spreading the word. The festival takes place on the end of a pier every Halloween in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, so it is the perfect setting for a night of horror [...]

First Official Poster for FrightFest 2013
Written by Chris Savage, Posted 548 Days Ago. | No Comments
Yes, folks. It is nearly that time of year again, where the world of horror descends onto the streets of London, yes, FrightFest is officially on the horizon. With the festival looming ever closer, we have scored the official poster which is once again designed by the ever awesome  Graham Humphreys, and yes, its freakin’ [...]

The Horror Films of LA Film Fest 2013
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 553 Days Ago. | No Comments
The Los Angeles Film Festival in sunny Southern California is arguably one of the biggest film festivals in the state. As such it attracts a wide breadth of films from countries around the world and filmmakers who specialize in a multitude of styles.  Films from all genres will be represented at the festival including documentaries, [...]

Spending the night at “The Diplomat Hotel”: Exclusive Interview with Director Chris Ad Castillo
Written by Mahiwaga, Posted 562 Days Ago. | No Comments
Last month, I came across the teaser trailer for a Filipino indie-horror film that is slated to release this July at the Cinemalaya Film Festival in the Philippines. Not only was I surprised that the famed haunted landmark of the Philippines will finally get its share of the limelight, I was taken aback by the [...]

Texas Frightmare Weekend: Maniac (2012) Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 587 Days Ago. | 5 Comments
I’ve been gestating on Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac since last week when I saw the film with a packed crowd at Texas Frightmare Weekend on Saturday evening. Prior to the screening, I rewatched the 1980 William Lustig/Joe Spinnell original and now that I’ve had some time to stew, I don’t know if that was the best idea after all. [...]

Texas Frightmare Weekend: Byzantium (2012) Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 587 Days Ago. | No Comments
In the post-age of the Twilight films, it is tricky business to venture into vampire mythology without running the risk of having tomatoes thrown in your direction. Gone are the days of Cronos and Near Dark and Nosferatu and lately we’ve instead been bombarded with the slug of vapid, shallow Twilight films strewn with emotionally [...]

TX Frightmare Weekend: Shorts Collection Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 594 Days Ago. | No Comments
I’m always excited for the chance to see genre’ short films at a festival or event because very often they are hard to track down otherwise. So with two separate collections of shorts showing during Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas, I was pretty jazzed at the chance to see some off the beaten path work [...]

Texas Frightmare Weekend: Scream Park Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 594 Days Ago. | No Comments
The midnight screening at Texas Frightmare last night was the often goofy, 80’s throwback Scream Park. While far from perfect (seemingly deliberatley so), the film is a bit of fun romp through the standard clichés’ of teenage slasher fare that left me chuckling and grinning as it ran its credits. Thankfully, the film is not [...]

Jacob (2011) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 596 Days Ago. | 3 Comments
While preparing myself for this weekend’s Texas Frightmare Weekend up in Dallas, I went over what would be screened and when. For anyone who attends a lot of festivals like me, (music, film, otherwise) you’re familiar with the concept of scheduling conflicts and Texas Frightmare is no exception. On a lark, I found out that one of [...]