Author: Don Anelli

FLASHBACK * Canada 2020 Dir: Christopher MacBride. 97 mins Trying to ensure that his life is in order, Fred (Dylan O’Brien) and his wife Karen (Hannah Gross) try to come to terms with his mother’s illness on top of everything going on with their lives. While he attempts his own means of doing so, his dreams begin manifesting into a series of clues about an incident in his past that he believed to have suppressed long ago that starts to interfere with his life in increasingly odd matters, eventually forcing him to recall the experience with a topical drug known…

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THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE KILLER * Australia 2020 Dir: Sam Curtain. 78 mins A passion for slaughter keeps Box (Craig Ingham) in line at the local abattoir where he can quench his thirst for blood. When Nathan (James Mason), a young parolee arrives in town, Box is instructed to take him under his wing, and soon the two men bond over a murder. Unable to resist the bloody temptations, the two form a friendship revolving around their sickness for killing. A friendship which is bad news for everyone in town. Overall, this was a pretty underwhelming genre effort. As a build-up of…

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HARVEST OF THE DEAD: HALLOWEEN NIGHT *** UK 2020 Dirs: Peter Goddard, Terence Elliott. 72 mins Preparing for a Halloween party, Sally Burns (Dani Thompson) grows impatient waiting for her friends to get back from their camping trip, unaware they’ve been killed by The Plague Doctor (Terence Elliott) and The Creature (Gemma Wilks), his partner-in-crime. When her guests Tia (Abby Wareham), Laurie (Rebecca Jean), Ben (Matt Brackstone), and Josh (Nicholas Pearce) do start to show up for the party, they carry on having fun which makes them unaware that they have crashed the party and killing them off one-by-one. As…

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HARVEST OF THE DEAD ** UK 2015 Dirs: Peter Goddard, Sam-Mason Bell. 89 minutes Taking a trip out into the English countryside, Amy (Fiona Fox), Melissa (Hannah Coley), Haley (Holly Ransom), and Tess (Julie Grant) a group of girlfriends, decides to spend the night camping out and telling ghost stories, unaware of the true danger awaiting them. Waking the next morning and finding one of their own missing, they split up to search for a way out only to run into a deranged killer forcing them to seek shelter with Henry Moore (Tim Faraday), a recluse living out in the…

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THE LAST LAUGH * USA 2020 Dir: Jeremy Berg. 82 mins Approaching a major gig, comedian Myles (Steve Vanderzee) realizes this is his last shot at the big-time when his agent Nelson (Eric Stone) delivers the news about what he had to do to get the slot. Things aren’t easier when he meets Bethany (Meranda Long) and Andy (Marcus Leopard), workers at the theater who tell him tales about the theaters’ haunted past. It gets even worse when he discovers several dead bodies strewn around the building indicating a serial killer is loose in the building killing everyone one-by-one that…

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