Hello my fellow horror fiends. I was recently treated to a viewing of the film DESOLATION directed by Sam Patton and written by Matt Anderson and Michael Larson-Kangas. For a better understanding of the film, let's turn the plot description over to the pros at IMDB:
THE BAD BATCH is a film that I'm still trying to wrap my head around but nonetheless am absolutely in love with. Imagine a drug fueled romp through the desert with neon lights, cult leaders, pregnant women, hordes of cannibals, and a dystopian wasteland. If you can visualize that then you have a pretty good idea of what THE BAD BATCH is. It may not be a perfect film, but god damn if it isn't a fun ride.
There are certain things within horror films that can make my skin grow cold in an instance. For example, anything that snaps or bends in an unnatural way or when a character is able to crawl on the ceiling unbeknownst to the person below, sends shivers down my spin. Also, dolls. It doesn't matter if it's a seemingly innocent Raggedy Ann doll or a porcelain keepsake, dolls have a tendency to put me on edge.
A selection of the Portland Horror Film Festival, I review the annoying and cringe worthy short by filmmaker Tara Price entitled EARWORM. Having a sensory and connecting effect as you become a voyeur to a very unpleasant experience, a middle-aged man (Ernest Thomas) is slowly awakened, tormented, and driven to a painful discomfort by some sort of earworm that likes loud, poppy rock. A bit confusing on how this happened, he is driven to extreme circumstances and must get inside his head to extract this micro music menace in the most painful way possible.
PRIMAL SCREEN is the first in Shudder's line up of original content. The short documentary series is helmed by Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) and features a discussion on what scared people as children and how it affects them as adults. Ventriloquist dummies and the trailer for MAGIC (1978) are at the core of the two narrators' childhood fears in the first episode, "Wooden Boy."
Welcome witches and warlocks,
Today I will be reviewing the horror short HIDDEN DAYLIGHT by director Adrienne Lovette. To best describe the story, I will turn to the IMDB plot summary:
"When his wife is abducted by a sadistic killer, a distraught businessman seeks answers from a blind psychic who can see through the eyes of the killer."