2017 is proving to already be quite a year for horror/sci-fi films. When it was announced that there would be a new ALIEN film, a sequel to Ridley Scott's 2012, PROMETHEUS, fans ranging from die-hard ALIEN connoisseurs to those that enjoyed the many ups and downs that the long running series had to offer, were excited and hopeful for the highly anticipated sequel. But would ALIEN: COVENANT live up to the hype that all of us fans were hoping for?
UNION FURNACE is the latest film from director/co-writer Nicholas Bushman that combines elements from films such as THE GAME against the backdrop of rural America and the never-ending fight for survival. The film stars co-writer Mike Dwyer (Sandbar), Keith David (The Things), Katie Keene (ClownTown), and Seth Hammond.
Welcome witches and warlocks,
Today I will be reviewing the inventive horror/comedy DAVE MADE A MAZE by writer/director Bill Watterson. To best describe the story, I will turn to the IMDB plot summary:
"Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation."
A question that is rarely asked but portrayed in a variety of horror films is if you could sit down and document a monster, which would it be and why? Think for a second and then think some more. At first, it sounds wild, dangerous, intriguing and something very few would consider attempting let alone surviving. Imagine coming face to face with monsters such as vampires, demons, werewolves, sea creatures, the undead and more, to learn about their stories. Insane right? Why would you attempt that knowing you probably would not make it out alive to tell their tales?!
Two weekends ago, I had the chance to cover the blue carpet for the World Premiere of SYFY's SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING at The Linq Hotel in Las Vegas. In attendance was a range of celebrities and reality TV stars that ranged from Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Hal Sparks, Bai Ling, director Anthony C. Ferrante, a cardboard cut-out of Brett Michaels, Olympic Diver Greg Louganis, Kendra Wilkinson, and more.
BETTER WATCH OUT is the latest film from director Chris Peckover and it's easily one of the best Christmas horror films to come out in recent years. The film, co-written by Peckover and Zack Kahn, stars Levi Miller (Pan), Ed Oxenbould (The Visit), Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), Virginia Madsen (Candyman), and Patrick Warburton (Ted).
NOVEMBER, an adaptation of the Estonian novel "Rehepapp", is the latest film from director Rainer Sarnet. Finding the words to best describe this film is damn near impossible as I'm still trying to wrap my head around what I have watched. The film seems to be a story of witchcraft and pagan traditions/rituals surrounded by moments of love, loss, and death along with encounters with the Devil and spirits, all set in the background of an Estonian village. The film stars Rea Lest (Mother), Jörgen Liik (The Polar Boy), Dieter Laser (The Human Centipede), Taavi Eelmaa (The Days that Confused), and Katariina Unt (Somnambulance).
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Today I will be reviewing the horror feature LE MANOIR by director Tony T. Datis. To best describe the story, I will turn to the IMDB plot summary:
"A band of students come to celebrate the New Year in an old manor house isolated from everything. But soon after their arrival, strange events disrupt the atmosphere, before the party turns squarely to the nightmare."