Monday, 15 July 2019

'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK'S' TAYLOR SCHILLING STARS IN '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.

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, THE PRODIGY.

Film Review: THE SHIPMENT (2018) (Short Film)


THE SHIPMENT **** Canada 2018 Dir: Bobby Bala. 27 mins

Ambition is not lacking in writer-director Bobby Bala’s Canadian short: the dialogue-free first five minutes begins with a breath-taking establishing shot worthy of a big budget major studio spectacular. It never quite tops this initial transition, but does establish its world, characters and story arc in a concise, engaging way.

LESBIAN VAMPIRES VS ZOMBIE SERIAL KILLERS IN COMIC SERIES


Lesbian Vampires VS Zombie Serial Killers is a great hook for a comic book series and thats just some of the things you can expect to see and read in Midnight Widows.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

HARLEY WALLEN'S 'AGRAMON’S GATE' GETS A NEW POSTER


There is a new poster for multi award-winning Harley Wallen’s AGRAMON’S GATE. This much anticipated film was written, produced and directed by multi award-winning filmmaker and actor Harley Wallen (Investigation Discovery’s Homicide Hunter:  Lt. Joe Kenda). This film stars frequent Larry Cohen collaborator Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop 1 and 2, The Stuff, It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive) and Yan Birch (Wes Craven's The People Underneath the Stairs, Death House).

DEVIL'S ADVOCATES BOOK LOOKS AT CONTROVERSIAL FILM 'THE DEVILS'


Auteur Publishing return with the next release in the successful Devil's Advocates line of books. The first book-length consideration of Ken Russell’s most controversial film THE DEVILS, the complete version of which remains unseen to this day.


Undoubtedly the most notorious title in director Ken Russell s controversial filmography, THE DEVILS (1973) caused a real furore on its initial theatrical release, only to largely disappear for many years. This Devil’s Advocate considers the film’s historical context, as the timing of the first appearance of THE DEVILS is of particular importance, released as it was in the aftermath of moral panics surrounding A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and STRAW DOGS (both 1971).

Friday, 12 July 2019

'CRAZY FAT ETHEL' STAR NEEDS YOUR HELP WITH 'THE FEEDING'


Dixie Gers is currently working on her debut directorial film, the short film THE FEEDING. You may know Dixie as the title character in CRAZY FAT ETHEL (2016), but she also starred in KILL DOLLY KILL: DOLLY DEADLY 2, and will also star in the upcoming film DEATH CARE featuring Linnea Quigley amongst others.


Franchise Corner Entry: PET SEMATARY




Film Review: THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW (2018)


THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW **** USA 2018 Dir: Andy Mitton. 77 mins


Writer-director-composer Andy Mitton’s latest (following deserved acclaim for YELLOW BRICK ROAD) is an uncommonly thoughtful chiller doubling as a study of 21st century parental anxieties. Described as being “on the 13 side of 12”, child-of-divorce Charlie Tacker has recently discovered beheading videos on the internet while his Mom (Arija Bareikis) freaks out about all the things jeopardising his future, from the planet dying and school shootings to “this president”. He still clutches his teddy bear at night. Dad (Alex Draper) whisks him away for the weekend at the fixer-upper he has just bought in Vermont, where scared locals still talk of the previous owner: an alleged and feared witch known for sitting at the window days after her death.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Film Review: THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A MINOR (a.k.a. Too Young To Die) (1975)


THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A MINOR (a.k.a. Too Young To Die) *** Italy 1975 Dir: Sergio Martino. 100 mins

An oddity from genre veteran Martino, this opens as a standard giallo (a teenage girl has her throat slashed at a seedy motel by a mystery killer in dark shades) before becoming an often jokey police procedural flick in which the characteristically seedy undercurrent (in the vein of WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?) sits ill at ease with an absurdist sense of humour.

HELP MONSTER HORROR MOVIE 'WALKING AGAINST THE RAIN'


So many film projects get passed by big studios but then that is where Crowdfunding campaigns can be a great avenue for filmmakers.

Scott Lyus (writer/director/producer of horror films Silently Within Your Shadow and Echoes of the Passed) will team up with producer Chris Nials to make the debut feature film WALKING AGAINST THE RAIN.