At its heart, PAINLESS is a movie about belonging, love, and (possibly) science!
The zombie film, much like the creatures themselves, never seems to die. It shambles on, stalking horror movie lovers endlessly and seeking to devour us entirely. Occasionally, the genre even surprises us with a new and different approach, much like a new enemy type you run into when you enter a new segment of a zombie video game. It becomes something confusing or frightening or maddening—and even sometimes terrifying.
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALL is the latest film from horror master Eli Roth (Death Wish) based off the beloved children’s novel of the same name by author John Bellairs. The film stars an A-list roster that includes Cate Blanchett (Carol), Jack Black (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), Lorenza Izzo (Knock Knock) and Owen Vaccaro (Daddy’s Home).
GONJIAM: HAUNTED ASYLUM is the latest horror film from Beom-sik Jeong and is a terrifying found-footage film that not only delivers on scares but maintains an unsettling atmosphere throughout. The film stars Seung-Wook Lee, Ye-Won Mun, Ji-Hyun Park (Meat), Sung-Hoon Park (Falsify), and Ha-Joon Wi (Something in the Rain).
I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW is the latest directorial effort of Reed Morano (Meadowland, The Handmaid’s Tale). Set in the aftermath of a nearly extinction-level mystery epidemic in upstate New York, Del (Peter Dinklage), the town librarian, has set about the task of cleaning up the town and recording the data of the now deceased former residents. “Cleaning up” entails driving to every house, inspecting the contents, taking all the photographs and batteries (batteries are the hottest commodity in an off the grid situation such as this), and most importantly and unfortunately, removing the bodies and burying them.
Horror movies revel in offering audience members lessons that are simple and clear-cut. “Don’t do drugs or a hockey-faced man-sized boy will slaughter you.” “Don’t have premarital sex or you’ll end up impaled on a bed together.” “Don’t go to sleep or you’ll be sliced apart because the sins of the parents fall on the children (okay, that one’s pretty specific.)” But one of the most common lessons horror movies like to tell you is a simple one with nearly infinite variations:
Serving up a story to be fairly gory and unpredictable, LUCIFERINA, having played during the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival last week, contains qualities of combating innocence with a dark and devious inner nature. Directed by Gonzalo Calzada, this new Argentinian mystery/horror film is sure to dish out bloody scenarios with a interesting story on the side.
What do Stanley Tucci and zombies have in common? Seems like a weird question, I know but it turns out the commonality is PATIENT ZERO…kind of. I have been seeing the cover art for this movie around and about lately and it’s made me pretty curious. When I think of Stanley Tucci, horror is definitely not the first, second or third thing that comes to mind. He’s more sweet biographies or romantic comedies but this shows him with bleeding eyes and roaring like a lion. So what IS PATIENT ZERO? That’s a good question.