Friday, 15 March 2019

88 FILMS PRESENTS THE UK BLU-RAY DEBUT OF JESS FRANCO’S 'THE DEVIL HUNTER'


Sun, sex, sand and… sadism! When a gorgeous model is kidnapped by an isolated tribe and imprisoned on a remote island, a grizzled Vietnam veteran travels to the uncharted tropics to save her. He soon discovers human flesh is on the menu for the ravenous kidnappers and the sacred Devil God they worship…

Film Review: BOAR (2017)


BOAR *** Australia 2017 Dir: Chris Sun 96 mins

Amongst farms of the Australian outback roams a mutant boar of epic proportions, frolicking around tearing down farmers fencing and snacking on the locals. This crazed beast has developed a ferocious appetite for human flesh and is not afraid of anyone! Probably not the best time for Debbie (Simone Buchanan) to bring her entire family along for a reunion at her brother's farm.

Film Review: THE SON, THE FATHER… (2017) (Short Film)


THE SON, THE FATHER… **** USA 2017 Dir: Lukas Hassel. 13 mins

A visually striking short from writer-director Lukas Hassel, shot in Renton, Washington. The first, portentous image is of a fly buzzing around a whiskey glass. A sense of dread surrounds what should be an innocuous scene of a young boy (Lucas Oktay) walking home on his eleventh birthday, carrying a yellow balloon.

HIGH OCTANE PICTURES RELEASES HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED HORROR-COMEDY


The highly anticipated sci-fi horror comedy ALIEN PARTY CRASHERS (f.k.a. Canaries) is now available to North American audiences on VOD and DVD from High Octane Pictures.

Film Review: LIFECHANGER (2018)


LIFECHANGER **** Canada 2018 Dir: Justin McConnell. 84 mins

“Survival becomes just another job…” We’ve had many shape-shifting / body-hopping movies, with stand-out 80’s action-horror hybrid THE HIDDEN inspiring imitations from Wes Craven’s frankly dreadful SHOCKER to the engagingly goofy JASON GOES TO HELL. This one is told entirely from the perspective of the ageing body-hopper himself, represented by various male and female actors and in voiceover by the elegiac vocals of Bill Oberst Jr. Known as “Drew” this mysterious figure has to constantly find a new host or face death.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

VERTIGO RELEASING ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF 'THE PRODIGY'


Orange Is The New Black’s Taylor Schilling makes her horror debut facing a mother’s worst nightmare to save her family from the evil within in THE PRODIGY.

From horror rising stars Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Jeff Buhler (Pet Sematary), and the producer of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, brace yourself for one of the scariest films of the year!

GET READY FOR 'THE TRICK OR TREAT PICTURE SHOW'


New York Production Company 'The Cinemaharvest Co.' have recently completed the first of three 35mm short films that will be compiled into the Ultimate 1980's Horror Anthology: THE TRICK OR TREAT PICTURE SHOW.

Film Review: NIGHT (2019)


NIGHT ** USA 2019 Dir: Nicholas Michael Jacobs 65 mins

Opening with a man (who we later learn is called Adam) as he prepares to go out and stalk a young girl and kidnap her. Once he has the girl he ties her up and at the stroke of midnight he starts a livestream, where those who are watching can donate money to the kidnapper and in return he will do whatever they have paid for him to do to the girl, though Adam may have misjudged his latest victim.

SODOM & CHIMERA RELEASES FIRST TEASER FOR 'DAUGHTER OF DISMAY'


















Sodom & Chimera Productions has revealed the first tease for DAUGHTER OF DISMAY, the first narrative short to be shot in 70mm IMAX.  The film will be an epic, moving and emotional trip through a world of witchcraft and occultism, focusing on a different kind of witch than usually portrayed in media, one that doesn't focus on cliched depictions of devil worship, but on a much deeper and more human side.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Film Review: THE BECKY CARMICHAEL FAN CLUB (2018) (Short Film)


THE BECKY CARMICHAEL FAN CLUB ** USA 2018 Dir: Andrew J.D. Robinson. 34 mins

The Becky Carmichael of the title (Gabrielle Banville) is a young woman who enjoyed a degree of fame as what the 21st century ominously describes as a “YouTube Sensation”. Miraculously, this didn’t last much longer than the traditional 15 minutes and now her voice has faded in line with her stardom. Her brother (Tristan McIntosh) has his own troubles and no job, so she takes him in; soon after, she is attacked by a stranger while walking home (off camera) and receives an abundance of friend requests on “Face Space”, some of which call her names.