October 23rd, 2014 12:48pm EDT
Celebrating remarkable acting work is a must when a singular performance is witnessed that makes a lasting impression. In the case of the tour-de-force turn by actress Ashley C. Williams in the powerful new rape-revenge flick “Julia” it’s a case of pointing a spotlight on something movie goers have never seen before. As the titular unforgettable character, Williams runs the emotional gamut of innocence, vulnerability, sadness, anger, and vengeance all wrapped up in one captivating performance that can only be described as arresting. (See the review of the film from our Screamfest LA 2014...
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October 23rd, 2014 11:22am EDT
We’re keeping the fright film reviews going with two new flicks on the horizon – the star studded "Stonehearst Asylum" and found footage flick "Hollows Grove." Check out their scare factor reviewed below!
Title: "Stonehearst Asylum"
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley
Director: Brad Anderson
Running Time: 112 Minutes
Release Company: Millennium Entertainment
What the frig happened to the great Brad Anderson? Bursting onto the suspense scene with the highly under...
October 23rd, 2014 10:00am EDT
Ready to go second round with Jacob Goodnight – from a female perspective? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick “See No Evil 2” out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Soska’s and their slasher spirit get reviewed below!
Title: “See No Evil 2”
Cast: Danielle Harris, Kane, Katharine Isabelle
Director: Jen and Sylvia Soska
Runtime: 90 minutes
Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
The Flick: The Soska Sisters have carved out a name and reputation for themselves for not only being fans of the horr...
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October 22nd, 2014 12:40pm EDT
It’s almost dying time horror hounds! That’s right 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 coming to a close soon and we’re throwing some final reviews of feature films at you fast and furious like a knife to the head. Check out the good, bad and bloody reviewed below!
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October 22nd, 2014 11:05am EDT
What would a horror fest be without those nasty little cinematic nuggets known as shorts? At the current "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) there has been a barrage of such mini-flicks big and small that have graced the scary silver screen. So we’ve put together some equally tight reviews that delve deep into a whopping three different shorts programs (with six to seven films in each!) that have everything from killer kidney stones to scary neighbors who don’t appreciate...
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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