October 21st, 2014 1:20pm EDT
Victimized women seeking revenge is a controversial theme that movies have tackled quite badly of late. Either it’s done in a shameful pop culture style (the horribly executed “The Brave One”) or in a standard blood and guts approach (the slasher remake of “I Spit On Your Grave”), but most lack the respect of their subject matter to make any sort of deep impact. In a lot of cases what’s missing is not the originality in the vengeance area itself, but the emotional through line that hangs over a person who has been brutalized to the point of detachment. It is in this dark and less travell...
October 21st, 2014 10:20am EDT
Short films are not unlike an anthology movie – there’s always a balance of some good, some bad. But every once in a while a short passes through that not only makes the audience turn and take notice, but stands tall as a notable calling card for the person who made it. Such is the fate of a recent short I viewed a this year’s "14th Annual Screamfest LA" currently taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) titled ‘Evil Twin’, a action-packed, sci-fi sporting, martial arts infused thrill ride that has enough ...
October 17th, 2014 12:25pm EDT
Now we’re really getting into weird horror Henenlotter territory fright fans! Killer mowers, super crack, exploding hookers and a brain with a single eye – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s Frank Henenlotter selection is a classic take on the famed Mary Shelley story with a few new twists and turns. There’s of course still love, romance, passion and creating new life, but told with a distinctively 42nd Street vibe. Wanna date? It’s…"Frankenhooker!"
Jeffrey Franken is an odd guy. On the surface he has all the trappings of normal life – a steady job at New Jersey Electric,...
October 17th, 2014 11:20am EDT
There’s more than enough movie room for some drama in the horror month of October, so here we go. We’re checking out two new flicks that do the heavy lifting including the multi-genre flick "Young Ones" and dark outing "Default."
Title: "Young Ones"
Cast: Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning
Director: Jake Paltrow
Running Time: 100 minutes
Release Company: Screen Media Films
You have to hand it to writer/director Jake Paltrow – he knows how to mix genres well. "Young Ones" is ...
October 17th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Is there a cure for those who are in a coma like state? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to DVD flick "Locked In" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We check and review the prognosis below!
Title: "Locked In"
Cast: Ben Barnes, Sarah Roemer, Eliza Dushku
Director: Suri Krishnamma
Runtime: 78 minutes
Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
The Flick: "Locked In" is a so-so psychological thriller that comes off like a poor man’s "Jacob’s Ladder." Ben Barnes plays a successful advertising man who through...
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October 16th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Coming to you from the "14th Annual Screamfest 2014" taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com), we’re now right in the thick of the joyful movie misery. So hold onto your horror hats kiddies as we review two of the films featured in this year’s crop the tattoo terror tale "Parlor" and the Soska Sisters helmed sequel "See No Evil 2" – check them both out below!
Cast: Robert LaSardo, Tiffany DeMarco, Sara Fabel
Director: Devon Downs and Kenny Gage
October 16th, 2014 10:59am EDT
October means Halloween and horror films and this week there are two more for fans to check out. One is an offbeat indie horror/comedy of a lazy slacker who gets turned into a vampire and the other is a slick and stylistic look at the werewolf genre. We check out and review both "Summer of Blood" and "Wolves" below!
Title: "Summer of Blood"
Stars: 3 1/2
Genre: Horror / Comedy
Cast: Onur Tukel, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Dakota Goldhor
Director: Onur Tukel
Running Time: 83 minutes
Release Company: Dark Sky Films
Writer/Director Onur Tukel, who also takes on the lea...
October 16th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Ready to revisit some old familiar dark folks from the past? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray show "Penny Dreadful – The Complete First Season" out now from CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment. We review if penny is indeed dreadful below!
Title: "Penny Dreadful – The Complete First Season"
Cast: Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Josh Hartnett
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 435 minutes
Release Company: CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment
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October 15th, 2014 12:22pm EDT
It’s not everyday one comes across a film not on the movie radar that far exceeds any cool creative expectation – finding such a gem is a rare treat indeed. The new sci-fi thriller entitled “Listening” is one such notable flick – a captivating cross between “Flatliners” and “Gattaca” that not only has serious style, but also plenty of substance as well. It tells the story of two graduate students who band together to create a groundbreaking new technology that allows them to share thoughts, plus the ramifications of such a world altering device. The films stars ample actors Thomas Stropp...
October 15th, 2014 11:22am EDT
It’s horror film festival time and the "14th Annual Screamfest 2014" taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) is underway! We’re staring off our coverage with a look into an event that’s always amazing and this year came complete with drink, food, wax celebs and The Soska Sisters. (They can do no wrong in our eyes!) Let the festivities begin with an inside look at the Screamfest…"Opening Night Party!"
Checking in is always a good thing – especially when skulls are involved. (They scream party!)