Screamfest Movie Review: 1922

Screamfest Movie Review: 1922

1922, the latest film from director Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours), is based off of a Stephen King novella, and is a slow burn horror film that perfectly captures the monstrosities that humans can commit out of pride and selfishness. The film stars Thomas Jane (The Mist), Molly Parker (The Road), Dylan Schmid (“Once Upon a Time”), Kaitlyn Bernard (Cadence), and Neal McDonough (“Legends of Tomorrow”). 

Movie Review: NIGHTWORLD

Movie Review: NIGHTWORLD

Hello again my fellow horror fiends! I'm back again with another piece of my mind! This time were getting into the horror/thriller NIGHTWORLD, directed by Patricio Valladares. For a plot breakdown, let's turn to IMDB:

"When former LAPD officer Brett Anderson takes a job as head of security at an old apartment building in Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, he soon begins to experience a series of bizarre and terrifying events. Once he begins to delve deeper into the building's sinister history and investigate its shadowy owners and past employees, Brett soon uncovers a malevolent force nestled deep in the bowels of the building that will do anything to be set free into our world."

Movie Review: THE SNOWMAN

Movie Review: THE SNOWMAN

Last night I had the chance to catch a preview of the upcoming thriller, THE SNOWMAN, from acclaimed director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In). The film, which is based on the book of the same name by author Jo Nesbø, boasts an all-star cast that includes Michael Fassbender (Alien: Covenant), Rebecca Ferguson (Life), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac), Val Kilmer (Heat) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash).

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Movie Review: GET MY GUN

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Movie Review: GET MY GUN

Welcome witches and warlocks,

Today I will be reviewing the horror/thriller GET MY GUN by writer/director Brian Darwas. To best describe the story, I will turn to the IMDB plot summary:

"After an innocent prank leaves Amanda pregnant and out of a job, she finds herself on the verge of motherhood and the target of a psychotic stalker who will stop at nothing to get her hands on the unborn child."

Screamfest Short Film Review: CREEPER

Screamfest Short Film Review: CREEPER

CREEPER is a horror short that premiered at the 2017 Screamfest Horror Film Festival on October 14.. The short is directed and written by Drew Macdonald with a cast starring Melanie Zanetti and Harry Piaggio. The short is described as follows:

Movie Review: JUNGLE

Movie Review: JUNGLE

Back in March I had the awesome opportunity to attend a screening of The Belko Experiment followed by a Q&A with director Greg McLean. During the Q&A, someone asked what he was currently working on that we could look forward to next and he briefly and vaguely spoke about his next feature that would star Daniel Radcliffe, titled JUNGLE. I’ve been a fan of McLean’s films since the beginning of his career, so I was automatically excited about his upcoming feature and I’ve been anticipating it all year long. The time finally came where I was able to sit down and watch JUNGLE and I have never been more excited to share my thoughts on a film. 

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Movie Review: THE BOOK OF BIRDIE

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Movie Review: THE BOOK OF BIRDIE

I was born with a fatal flaw; I’m a man. I know, I know… it sucks. I’m sorry that I have to be this way. I didn’t ask for my condition, and I hope you can forgive me for it. So, as we all know, life already has me at a disadvantage, but you know what REALLY sucks about being a man? Elizabeth E. Shuch’s directorial debut THE BOOK OF BIRDIE wasn’t made for me.

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Movie Review: TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Movie Review: TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY

Welcome witches and warlocks,

Today I will be reviewing the horror themed documentary TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY by director Derek Dennis Herbert.  To best describe the story, I will use my own plot summary:

"Kane Hodder recounts tales of childhood bullying, how an accident left him with burns over most of his body, how he reinvigorated the role of Jason Voorhees, and how a stuntman became a horror icon."

Movie Review: THE SANDMAN

Movie Review: THE SANDMAN

This probably goes without saying, but I watch a lot of movies. Like most avid movie watchers, I’m pretty accustomed to suspending disbelief and letting my imagination run free, as many of the films I watch are of genres that tend to lean toward the fantastical. I can usually let it go when things don’t always make total sense, especially when the story is dealing with extremely fictional content, but some films challenge perception a little more than others. THE SANDMAN, a new film directed by Peter Sullivan, happens to be one of those films that really tests your imagination, as it has a few holes that are up to the mind to fill in or be ignored. 

Screamfest Movie Review: DEAD ANT

Screamfest Movie Review: DEAD ANT

In the last decade there has been a rise in self-aware B-Horror films. Due to the reach of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime many filmmakers are getting their films seen without the need of ridiculous distribution to every major movie theater chain. It’s unnecessary in this day in age. If Adam Sandler can just release whatever film he wants straight to Netflix, it seems like anyone can. This is a time where a guy like Ed Wood Jr. would thrive! Even Mystery Science Theater has made it’s way back onto television. (It’s fantastic and you should always watch every episode!) As a lover of B-Horror and especially the self-aware films of the last decade I couldn’t wait to see DEAD ANT, especially getting the opportunity to see it inside of the glorious TCL (Grauman’s) Chinese Theater.