Browsing: Gore

Better Noise Films (The Dirt, Sno Babies) have announced the North American premiere of their latest production, The Retaliators, at LA’s Screamfest Horror Film Festival. The rock and roll gorefest follows a broken pastor as unimaginable grief leads him to depths of depravity he never imagined. The Retaliators will screen as the Opening Night…

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DEAD AND BURIED **** USA 1981 Dir: Gary Sherman. 94 mins Like Royston Vasey in the BBC’s later THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN TV series, Potter’s Bluff is a place where the prospects are grim for anyone who isn’t local. This eerily beautiful coastal town provides a startling backdrop for a…

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BALLET OF BLOOD ** USA 2015 Dir: Jared Masters. 98 mins Writer-actor-director Jared Masters, founder of Frolic Pictures, is a prolific filmmaker whose work channels everyone from Doris Wishman and Russ Meyer to John Waters, veering from the knowingly disposable CLIMB IT, TARZAN to the thoughtful, strange AGALMATOPHILIA. BALLET OF…

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THE RETALIATORS **** USA 2021 Dir: Samuel Gonzalez Jr, Bridget Smith. 97 mins Precision-tooled to play like gangbusters at full capacity, suitably lubricated midnight horror festival screenings, this high-energy rock-video-styled festive splatter movie has been marketing its roster of musical guest stars, appearing both on screen and on the soundtrack.…

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TRIGGERED **** South Africa 2020 Dir: Alastair Orr. 90 mins South African filmmaker Alastair Orr, whose earlier genre films – notably FROM A HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET (2016) – never quite hung together, nails it with TRIGGERED, a sharp-witted, intense riff on THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME retooled with an ensemble…

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