Thursday, 23 November 2017

Film Review: LITTLE DEVILS: THE BIRTH (1993)


LITTLE DEVILS: THE BIRTH *** Canada 1993 Dir: George Pavlou 100 mins

An early 90's B-movie level horror that many haven't seen since its initial release but now earns its rightful place on DVD. LITTLE DEVILS: THE BIRTH follows Ed Reid (Marc Price, TRICK OR TREAT) as he struggles to become a well known writer. Life at his apartment is nothing much but writing erotic stories helps pay the bills and most importantly the rent to his sex starved landlady (Stella Stevens). Wanting to get out of the erotic writing game he is persuaded by his doctor friend to write a real story about the homeless. This is where Ed meets exotic dancer Lynn (Nancy Valen) who helps the doctor with the homeless, this is also where Ed falls deeply in love with her. All is going well for Ed, that is until his next door neighbour Lionel creates gargoyles from a hellish mud he got from the local cemetery. Now with Lionel's creations on the loose and killing anyone he commands them to, Ed must now stop the murderous little monsters before its too late.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

SRS CINEMA RELEASE UNDERGROUND TRAILER MARATHON


Another trailer compilation has entered the fold but this one brings you the best underground movie trailers from around the world.

SRS Cinema is excited to release the Vestra Pictures trailer compilation TRASHPLOITATION.

Produced by Tony Newton who was behind GRINDSPLOITATION and VHS LIVES: A SCHLOCKUMENTARY.

TRASHPLOITATION features the best grindhouse, horror, SOV, trash and exploitation film trailers in one place.

Film Review: BUNNYMAN VENGEANCE (2017)


BUNNYMAN VENGEANCE ** U.S.A. 2017 Dir: Carl Lindbergh 91 mins

The third and final installment of Lindbergh's low budget slasher franchise starts off going back to Bunnymans childhood, where we discover what happened to the protagonist. Tortured and set alight by a couple of sickos that continue to taunt and exploit him in the present. Bunnymans anger issues reach fever pitch as he is kept by his tormentors in a disused cemetery and used by them as a murderous tool when they decide to torture and murder random victims. Much blood is spilled as they terrorise school kids, a group of women on a camping trip, paying customers to their haunted house attraction and finally turn on each other. Anything goes in this really rather odd, random and trippy offering.

FRENCH ANTHOLOGY HORROR '3:15AM' DROPS TRAILER


French found footage horror anthology 3:15AM crawls out of the dark with 6 tapes of pure terror - introducing new French indie filmmakers.

3:15AM

The witching hour, when evil comes out to play.

"Have you ever found yourself particularly creeped out to notice that your late night trips from the bed to the bathroom usually take place around 3AM? Well, there's a reason why. The hour between 3AM and 4AM is referred to as "the witching hour" because it's thought that paranormal forces are at their strongest during that time. The history behind this comes from the fact that the Catholic church's prayers and services are marked by the Canonical hours, which are three hours in length. Between 3AM and 4AM there were no prayers, making it prime time for evil forces..."
- Kelly McClure

It is well known that demons, possessions and unholy incidents happen at this time of the night and the folks of Redwood Creek Films came out with the idea of making a French anthology movie structured around the topic of 3:15AM.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Film Review: 12 DEATHS OF CHRISTMAS (a.k.a. Mother Krampus) (2017)


12 DEATHS OF CHRISTMAS (a.k.a. Mother Krampus) *** U.K. 2017 Dir: James Klass 90 mins


Another Christmas horror enters the fold and with it a few surprising twists and turns can be expected. Opening with a narration of the eastern European story of Frau Perchta we are told that in the 12 days leading up to Christmas in 1921 several children disappeared. One girl was later found but unable to speak of her torment she later died. In 1992, 5 children disappeared in the lead up to Christmas and later found in the woods with their throats slit. The towns folk angry that someone has taken their children from them, take a woman they believe to be the culprit of the killings and hang her. Before she dies she puts a curse on them all and vows that she will be back and have her revenge. 25 years later children start to disappear again and the people who persecuted the woman years ago, soon realise that what they thought had been long forgotten may well have returned to haunt them.

OUT NOW FROM INDICAN PICTURES 'ZBURBS'


Out now from Indican Pictures is the zombie comedy 'ZBURBS'.

What happens when a woman’s husband is turned into the undead? You feed him bad people!

'ZBURBS' was developed by director Greg Zekowski. And, the film stars: Bill Oberst Jr. (“Criminal Minds”), Marieh Delfino (The Invitation), Gina Hecht (“Seinfeld”), Ian Alda (“Silicon Valley”), Carl Bressler (“Z Nation”) and many more. This exciting, but bloody take on the zombie film has staggered its way to Video-on-demand.

Monday, 20 November 2017

INDIE HORROR COMEDY '6:66 PM' OUT NOW


6:66 PM recently had its World Premiere at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. Now, this blend of horror and comedy is available through Video-on-demand.

At Buffalo Dreams, this title won “Best Comedy Feature,” with writer and actor Chad Ridgely in attendance. The film involves a team of paranormal investigators, who are in over their head. Their latest investigation, into a faux haunting, turns out to be real and one serial killer is back from the dead!

6:66 PM is out now on several digital platforms.

6:66 PM was a collaboration amongst several filmmakers. Jim Klock, of “Scream Queens” fame directed this indie film, with the script developed by writers Tommy McLaughlin and Chad Ridgely (Massacre on Aisle 12). 6:66 PM stars: Chad Ridgely, Autumn Federici (Haunting of the Innocent), Alexis Kelly, Robin F. Baker and many others. This title was also a collaboration between Full Auto Films and Code 3 Films. All of these filmmakers have brought their best to the screen, with 6:66 PM.

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Book Review: WHERE THE DARKNESS HIDES by Duncan Thompson


Book Review: WHERE THE DARKNESS HIDES by Duncan Thompson

Plot:

Where the Darkness Hides picks up immediately where Within the Dark Places ended - and, as tradition dictates for horror sequels, this time the body count is higher and the death scenes are even more brutal and terrifying.

The shadowmen have returned. This time, they lay siege to Raven's Peak police station, and amongst the hostages is Joe Costello. However, the shadowmen are not the only threat; as Joe steps out of the shadows to do battle with the forces of evil once more, he finds something even more sinister lurking where the darkness hides.

Book Review: WITHIN THE DARK PLACES by Duncan Thompson


Book Review: WITHIN THE DARK PLACES by Duncan Thompson

Plot:

There is a faceless danger lurking in the shadows - or are the shadows themselves the real threat...?

The story follows a stag-party who find themselves stalked by a malevolent force that hides within the dark shadows of the forest. What the party hoped would be one hell of a night soon turns into a night from Hell…

Film Review: THE RITUAL (2017)


THE RITUAL **** U.K. 2017 Dir: David Bruckner 94 mins


A group of old Uni mates are trying to plan a lad’s holiday. That night one of the friends is brutally attacked and killed. The story follows on 6 months after his death and his mates have decided to honour his memory by going on a hiking holiday in Sweden as it was his choice to go there. They build a fitting memorial for their lost mate, a few words are said but there is an atmosphere between the friends. Luke (Rafe Spall) is harbouring a lot of guilt as he was a witness to the attack and is convinced the others feel he should have done more to help, arguments ensue and to try and diffuse the situation Hutch (Robert James-Collier) thinks its best to get to the nearest pub ASAP. When the weather turns they make a unanimous decision to take a shortcut through the forest. It is not long before weird things start to happen, strange runes start appearing and they find a mutilated Elk corpse hoisted into a tree, when they seek shelter in a cabin containing a frightening Beast-God effigy that causes them all to have horrendous nightmares they all start fearing for their lives.

Film Review: LATCHED (2017) (Short Film)


LATCHED **** Canada 2017 Dir: Justin Harding, Rob Brunner 17 mins

A beautifully shot labour of love for writer / co-director Justin Harding, who cast his wife (Alana Elmer) in the lead role of a dedicated choreographer and their 14 month old son (Bowen Harding) as the toddler she’s trying to wean off breast milk. On a back-to-nature retreat to recharge her creative battery, her discovery of a dead fairy – initially mistaken for a bat – and some spilt milk lead to a surprising denouement. An oddity from Harding’s “Bokeh Collective” entertainment company, this atmospheric piece gains production value from its stunning location work – and indeed its string-based original score. Elmer is excellent in the lead and the film takes a series of unexpected turns that encompass a good old-school man-in-a-suit “monster” and a perversely touching climactic union. It bodes well for future projects from the Collective.

Review by Steven West





Film Review: PLAYING WITH DOLLS: HAVOC (2017)


PLAYING WITH DOLLS: HAVOC * USA 2017 Dir: Rene Perez. 78 mins

If you’ve been keeping track, this is the third in Rene Perez’s slasher series in three years, following PLAYING WITH DOLLS (2015) and PLAYING WITH DOLLS: BLOODLUST (2016). This time out, the eponymous brutal slasher Havoc terrorises a small-waisted, big-breasted bimbo before escaping his cave dwelling and heading for a snowbound Californian cabin in the woods.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

THE BLOOD WILL FLOW IN 'BLOOD HARVEST'


Writer-director George Clarke’s latest sweat-inducing scarefest comes to U.S shores this November.

The award-winning BLOOD HARVEST out of Northern Ireland, premieres on Digital 21st November 2017 from Wild Eye Releasing.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Film Review: COLD MOON (2016)


COLD MOON **** U.S.A. 2016 Dir: Griff Furst 90 mins

In his short career, Michael McDowell made his mark with some darkly comic celebrations of the macabre: most famous as the screenwriter of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE and the Burton-produced THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, he was also a gifted writer of novels and short stories – not to mention a noted collector of death memorabilia. McDowell died in 1999, but an unlikely filmmaker (Griff Furst, hitherto boasting a filmography of Asylum monster movies like ARACHNOQUAKE and SWAMP SHARK) has crafted an evocative adaptation of his 1980 novel “Cold Moon Over Babylon”.

Film Review: MORTUARY MASSACRE (2016)


MORTUARY MASSACRE *** U.S.A. 2016 Dir: Chris J. Miller 83 mins

Detective Giger (Todd Brown) is given the unenviable task of solving a string of mysterious deaths that take place on Halloween night. Arriving at the local mortuary he is met by the sweet chomping mortician who shows him the body of three victims, each with their own grisly tale of death. Giger has a tendency of attracting cases that involve the supernatural and dark arts so what makes these three cases so special? That is for Giger to work out before he too becomes a victim of Halloween night.

SADISTIC HORROR COMEDY 'BETTER WATCH OUT' IS COMING


Home Alone goes one step further in director Chris Peckover's seasonal horror comedy BETTER WATCH OUT, which is getting a nationwide release from Universal Pictures.

One of Peter 'Witchfinder' Hopkins's favourite films shown at Frightfest 2017 the film stars an impressive cast including: Levi Miller (Pan, Jasper Jones), Olivia DeJonge (The Visit, Hiding), Ed Oxenbould (The Visit, Paper Planes), Patrick Warburton (Family Guy, TED), Virginia Madsen (Candyman, American Gothic) and Dacre Montgomery (Stranger Things, A Few Less Men).

Film Review: BEFOULED (2017)


BEFOULED * U.S.A. 2017 Dir: Z. Smith 64 mins

BEFOULED is one of those films that you find yourself sitting through and at the end of it still have no idea what you just watched. As there is no actors, dialogue or a story-line to follow it falls into the category of art. I at least see it as an artistic statement on humanity and how we as humans always find a way to destroy everything in our paths. There is some very disturbing imagery throughout which will leave some people feeling uncomfortable, especially the animal cruelty scenes. The way the whole film is shot is a mixture of kaleidoscopic shots and shaky camera so do bare in mind that it could make you feel quite nauseous. Throw in a soundtrack that is very industrial and you have a film that hurts all your senses. The best way to describe it is a kind of FACES OF DEATH and industrial metal music video smashed together. Is it something that I would watch again? No probably not, but I am sure it will have its fans.

Review by Peter 'Witchfinder' Hopkins


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Saturday, 11 November 2017

"WHAT'S IN THE BOX?" OCTOBER 2017 COLOSSAL HORROR CRATE UNBOXING


Witchfinder reveals the contents of the October 2017 Colossal Horror Crate in this latest unboxing video.



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'LIVE-EVIL' STARRING TONY TODD HAS ARRIVED


Do the ‘monster mash’ with the home entertainment premiere of director
Ari Kirschenbaum's
horror-comedy LIVE-EVIL, starring Vladimir Kulich (TV’s Vikings), Charlene Amoia (How I Met Your Mother) and horror icon Tony Todd (Candyman, #FromJennifer).

‘’Ghostbusters meets Dawn of the Dead caught in the Twilight Zone’’ (Nerdly) in writer-director Ari Kirschenbaum’s “unique, visually entertaining” (We Live Entertainment) horror romp, out now on VOD from Simian Tales.

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'NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE' DIRECTOR NEEDS YOU


Thats right, the director of NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE needs YOU....well your money at least, but you will get some cool stuff in return.

Funding towards his new project JOHNNY Z has begun and they are already half way over their proposed target, but they still need your help to reach their final goal of $15,000.

JOHNNY Z is described as:

"a horror action genre feature film about a  half human, half zombie named Johnny who, under the guidance of a martial arts master seeks vengeance on the evil corporation that created him.

It’s LAND OF THE DEAD meets THE RAID".

So what will your money go towards I hear you ask. Well it will be for equipment rentals, wardrobe, props, practical special effects, fight choreography and stunts.

There is some really great perks if you decide to contribute towards this Indiegogo campaign. From exclusive signed Blu-ray, posters, t-shirts, DVD's, be a zombie and more!

So why not click the link below and contribute to this new project today.