Wednesday, January 25, 2017
“We are the Flesh” is the first theatrical release from Arrow Video’s theatrical division Arrow Films here in the U.S. It got my interest because of that and the fact that it was part of last year’s Fantasia International Film Festival where many of the new independent genre film first get noticed.
The film is about a brother and sister (Diego Gamaliel, María Evoli) who stumble upon an abandoned building looking for food and shelter as society is going to hell. They find a deranged man (Noe Hernandez) who befriend them and send them down a spiral that they may never get out of. Stuck in this madman’s world, the two find themselves trapped in a depravity world which makes them do shocking things under his sadistic influence as they slowly lose their humanity.
I’ve seen many films that left me feeling shocked at what I’ve previously seen. Films like “Pieces”, the original “Vampyres” and most of Jess Franco’s work has given me that feeling. You can add “We Are the Flesh” to the list as it might be early in 2017 to make this claim but this was a very shocking film that I’ve seen so far. I couldn’t take my eyes off and there might not be another film that will do that this year.
The reason it’s shocking was its direction from writer/director Emiliano Rocha Minter. One of the things that he does very well is make sure it has a shocking sense a dread throughout. Whether it was the camerawork to some of the film’s very bizarre imagery, everything helped make every scene have a sense of hopelessness and despair. It made me feel very uncomfortable and horrified with watching the images that were on screen. The other thing that makes Minter’s direction work so well was the acting. Minter does a very good job making sure the performances have a demented tone to them. It helped kept my interest the film especially where it was a little slow in the middle. This also has a very good performance from Noe Hernandez as the depraved man behind all of the madness that takes place. The performance helped add to this depraved and shocking film.
Minter’s screenplay is very depraved and has some very shocking moments. Amidst all that, he does a very job focusing each of the main characters decent into madness. He achieves that by creating scenes that are shocking enough that it made me feel uneasy watching this watch. Even though I feel this way, it serves a purpose to the story and the dark imagery that Minter is going for. That’s what makes this film very horrifying and uneasy.
The screenplay was one of those screenplay that had one of those WTF endings. I won’t go into detail about the ending as I don’t like to spoil those films. I’ll just say that the ending caught me off guard but it works. It added more to the shock value of this film as it was something that I didn’t expect.
It’s one of those films that makes you feel so uncomfortable that it makes you want to take a shower after watching. This is not for everyone. Even thinking that, this film achieves in creating a horrific atmosphere that leaves you in shock. It’s early but I have a feeling that “We are the Flesh” will be the most shocking and depraved film that I’ll see all year.
“We are the Flesh” is currently in limited release and hits DVD & Blu-Ray and Feburary 14th.
Review Rating: Five Stars
Small Town Girl Productions recently send us information that their film "Truth or Dare" distributed by Invincible Pictures has hit stores. The film is the directorial debut from actress Jessica Cameron and stars Cameron, Ryan Kier, Heather Dorff and Devanny Pinn.
"Truth or Dare" is available at retailers nationwide.
For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TruthOrDareTheMovie/
The independent hit film that won 34 awards world wide is available in the USA. The film was produced by Mem Ferda and stars some of the brightest stars in the independent film world including Ryan Kiser and Heather Dorff.
Released by Invincible Pictures who notoriously released the uncensored “A Serbian Film” and most recently Kevin Smith’s “Yoga Hosers”. The film is currently available in stores including Fye and Family Video, as well as online at Amazon, Barns and Noble, Best Buy and more.
The plot of the film is as follows: Six college kids find internet stardom when they make “Truth or Dare” videos with violent twists. It’s all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play...
Cameron said this about the release: “I am so thankful to work with Invincible Pictures on the release of my first film, Truth or Dare, which is very graphic in nature. Many distributors wanted to trim down the more graphic scenes for the release, and I did not want to see that happen. Invincible Pictures was excited about it s it was which was important to me. I am very excited for fans to get their hands on the release, which is my original cut not shown till now.”
The film was a part of a crowd fund campaign and all crowd fund campaign orders are being worked on and will be sent out shortly.
VOD and additional locations will be added over the next 2 months. All information, including where to buy the film, will be posted to the films facebook page: www.facebook.com/TruthOrDareTheMovie/
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Magnet Releasing recently send us over information for the upcoming female directed horror anthology "XX". The film features short films directed by Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Karyn Kusama (THE INVITATION, GIRLFIGHT), Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD),Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND) with sward-winning animator Sofia Carrillo (LA CASA TRISTE)wrapping together the four films. "XX" stars Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.
"XX" hits theaters in limited release and VOD on February 17th.
XX is a new all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women: Annie Clark (St. Vincent) rocks her directorial debut with THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; Karyn Kusama (THE INVITATION, GIRLFIGHT) exorcises HER ONLY LIVING SON; Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND) screams DON'T FALL; and Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD) dares to open THE BOX. Award-winning animator Sofia Carrillo (LA CASA TRISTE) wraps together four suspenseful stories of terror featuring a cast including Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.
XX will open in select theaters and on VOD on February 17.
Well Go USA recently send us information for the upcoming "The Phantasm Collection" 6 Blu-Ray set. The set will feature "Phantasm Remastered", "Phantasm II", "Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead" "Phantasm: Oblivion", Phantasm: Ravager" and a bonus sixth disc.
"The Phantasm Collection" hits theater on March 28th.
One of the world’s most popular franchises in the history of horror, the Phantasm film series has terrified fans for generations. Well Go USA Entertainment answers the prayers of those fans with the highly anticipated release of THE PHANTASM COLLECTION, a six-disc Blu-ray™ box set debuting on March 28. The collection features all five frightening films in the series – PHANTASM: REMASTERED (1979), PHANTASM II (1988), PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD (1994), PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION (1998) and the most recent installment PHANTASM: RAVAGER (2016). In all five films in Don Coscarelli’s iconic series, Mike (Michael Baldwin) faces off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) and his lethal arsenal of terrible weapons.
The sixth disc of THE PHANTASM COLLECTION features vintage special features, including “Phantasmagoria” a documentary containing new and archival interviews with cast and crew. In addition, an announcement on new, never-before-seen bonus materials will be coming soon.
THE PHANTASM COLLECTION includes:
Disc 1: PHANTASM: REMASTERED
Bonus Materials Include:
- Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Don Coscarelli and Stars Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm and Bill Thornbury
- Graveyard Carz
- Interviews with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
- Deleted Scenes
- Cast interviews - Phantasm: Actors Having a Ball
- Phantasm Behind-the-Scenes Home Movies with commentary by Don Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister
- TV Spots
- Radio Spots
- Angus Scrimm Introduction
- Fangoria TV Spot
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Gallery
At a funeral, Mike (Michael Baldwin), watches as a tall mortician clad in black (Angus Scrimm) tosses the unburied coffin into a waiting hearse as if it were nothing. Seeking the truth behind this unusual sight, Mike breaks into the mortuary, where he comes face-to-face with the sinister Tall Man. After barely managing to escape with his life, Mike enlists the help of his brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and their friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Together they set out to uncover the secrets of the Tall Man and those who dwell in his hellish world. PHANTASM: REMASTERED has a runtime of approximately 98 minutes and is rated R for nudity, violence and intense scenes.
Disc 2: PHANTASM II
Bonus Materials Include:
- Audio Commentary with Don Coscarelli, actors Angus Scrimm and Reggie Banister
- The Ball is Back – documentary on the making of Phantasm II
- The Gory Days – an interview with Special Make-up Effects Artist Greg Nicotero
- Deleted Scenes
- Workprint Scenes
- TV Spots
- Theatrical Trailers
- Behind the Scenes
- Still Galleries
Released after seven years in a mental hospital, Mike convinces his old pal Reggie to join forces with him to hunt down and destroy the Tall Man once and for all. Mike’s visions lead the two to a quiet little town where a horde of flying killer balls aim to slice and dice their gruesome way through everyone. Exploding with special effects, unparalleled thrills, horror and suspense, PHANTASM II climaxes with a blood-curdling conclusion that you have to see to believe. PHANTASM II has a runtime of approximately 97 minutes and is rated R.
Disc 3: PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD
- Audio Commentary with Stars A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm
- Phantasm III: Behind-the-Scenes
- Deleted Scene
- Radio Spot
- Still Gallery
The mutant dwarf creatures are attacking, the silver spheres are flying, and the Tall Man is back with a vengeance! Fifteen years after the original horror classic, writer/producer/director Don Coscarelli reunites brothers Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) and Jody (Bill Thornbury) to help their friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister) destroy the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) once and for all. PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD has a runtime of approximately 91 minutes and is rated R for violence and gore, and for language and sexuality.
Disc 4: PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION
Bonus Materials Include:
- Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and Actors Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm
- Phantasm IV: Behind-The-Scenes
13 years after the original nightmare began, Mike must cross dark dimensions of time and space to discover his origins and those of his nemesis, the evil Tall Man. With only his loyal friend Reggie at hisside, and the spirit of his dead brother to guide him, Mike must finally confront this malevolent embodiment of death. Prepare to be scared witless as the fine line between the living and the dead snaps with a vengeance! PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION has a runtime of approximately 90 minutes and is rated R for horror violence/gore and some strong language.
Disc 5: PHANTASM V: RAVAGER
Bonus Materials Include:
- Audio Commentary with co-writer/director David Hartman and co-writer/producer Don Coscarelli
- Behind the Scenes
- Deleted Scenes
- Phuntasm: Bloopers and Outtakes
- Theatrical Trailer
After battling with the Tall Man in Phantasm: Oblivion, a battered Reggie wanders through the desert in search of his missing friend, Mike. After recovering his 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda, Reggie is targeted by two of the Tall Man’s Sentinel Spheres and destroys them. He awakens suddenly to find himself sitting in a wheelchair pushed by none other than the elusive Mike! Although overjoyed by their reunion, Reggie is in this alternate dimension an aged and weary old patient in a psychiatric ward. And only he remembers their battled and bloodied past with the Tall Man. Reggie must travel between dimensions and discern what is reality in order to confront the mysteries at the heart of a decades-long struggle against evil. He is met with new and familiar faces along the way, and an epic showdown on the Tall Man’s home world awaits! PHANTASM V: RAVAGER has a runtime of approximately 86 minutes and is not rated.
Disc 6: BONUS DISC
Bonus Materials Include:
- Phantasmagoria: a documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew
- Phantasmagorical Mystery Tour with your host, Reggie Bannister
- Phantasm Genesis
- Fangoria TV Commercial with Angus Scrimm
- Angus Scrimm 1989 Convention Appearance
Action Lab Danger Zone recently send the horror chamber over preview pages for issue 2 of Season Two "Vampblade". Issue 12 is written by Jason Martin with art by Marco Maccagni with Winston Young and cover art by Winston Young.
Issue #12 of "Vampblade" hits comic retailers on January 25th.
Plot Synopsis for Issue #12:
This is it!!! It’s time for our blade-wielding heroine to reveal another all-new costume… and conclude her first year as the other-dimensional space vampire huntress by night (and comic shop owner by day)! Will super-geek Katie Carva survive and continue on as the Vampblade, or will someone new pick up the mantle?!?
This special issue features three variant covers that will determine the Vampblade costume for season two!! Your orders for each cover help decide which costume will be worn in the book moving forward!This is it!!! It’s time for our blade-wielding heroine to reveal another all-new costume… and conclude her first year as the other-dimensional space vampire huntress by night (and comic shop owner by day)! Will super-geek Katie Carva survive and continue on as the Vampblade, or will someone new pick up the mantle?!?
This special issue features three variant covers that will determine the Vampblade costume for season two!! Your orders for each cover help decide which costume will be worn in the book moving forward!
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Before I go into my review, I want to disclose that I was a backer of the film’s Kickstarter campaign and part of the Fright Meter Films’ sister company Fright Meter Awards which is an awards committee that nominates the best in horror. This is my objective opinion on “Party Night”. Figured that I get that out of the way before I start my review.
“Party Night” is about a group of kids who throw an after party after enjoying their senior prom at a house in the woods. They’re having a fun time making love, playing cards and having fun. All of this comes to an abrupt end when a psychopath begins to stalling and killing them. Soon, they are going to wish that they went straight home, as he is out to ruin their fun night.
This is a film that I’ve been looking forward to as the premise had an 80’s vibe in the way of films like “Prom Night” and “The Mutilator” which were very good film. I thought this would be a homage to those films and be good at the same time. I never thought it would have an intense feel like “Party Night” has.
This film is very good because of its direction from first time writer/director Troy Escamilla. He does a very good job making sure the film has an intense feel. Whether it’s the way that he approaches everything to making sure the film has an 80’s slasher feel with the gore, everything is done in a way that it makes it both terrifying and fun. It helped made this an enjoyable film. The other thing that Escamilla does well is to make sure the performances are good. He makes sure that the cast gel with each one another as it made that performance aspect work well as these characters were likeable and not annoying. He gets a good lead performance from first time actress Lauren Toupal and good supporting performances from Ryan Poole, Tommie Vegas and Destine Orndoff. The performances help make this entertaining for me.
The screenplay also written by Escamilla does a very good job with building the characters. By doing that, it allows the film not to move at a fast pace and allows for you to become interested in the characters. This also provides some good build up to the film’s many death scenes. The other thing that I liked about it was the fact the death scenes had a punch to them. They were done well as it had some good kills and makes sure it delivered on the gore like an eighties slasher film.
If there was one problem that I had with was this, it had to do with the running time. The film clocks in at seventy minutes and I felt like I wanted a little more as I was enjoying this film and thought it could’ve gone for another ten or fifteen minutes somewhere in the third act. It’s a minor grip with this film, as I like films to be at least eighty minutes long unless the short running time fits perfect with the story. Still, I liked this film a lot.
This is a film that you should definitely check out when it get released as I had a fun time with this film. With its good directing and fun time, “Party Night” is one party to die for.
Review Rating: Four Stars
Brainstorm Media and Twisted Pictures recently send the horror chamber information for their new "Havenhurst". The film stars Julie Benz ("Defiance", "Dexter", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"),Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 & 5, Rob Zombie's Halloween, the Hatchet franchise), Fionnula Flannagan (Little Secret, "Defiance", "Lost"), Belle Shouse ("Secrets and Lies", A Million Ways to Die in the West), Josh Stamberg ("The Affair", "Parenthood"), Toby Huss (Big Bear, "Halt and Catch Fire"), Jennifer Blanc (Among Friends, Good Family Times), Matt Lasky (The Purge: Anarchy) and Douglas Tait ("Jack The Reaper", "The Quest").
"Havenhurst hit theaters in limited release and VOD on Feburary 10th.
Brainstorm Media and Twisted Pictures have announced the February 10th limited theatrical and nationwide Cable VOD and Digital HD release of Andrew C. Erin's Havenhurst. Co-written by Erin (Sam's Lake, Simple Things) and Daniel Farrands (Amityville: The Awakening, Haunting in Connecticut, The Id), the film stars genre vet (Julie Benz, "Defiance", "Dexter", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") as a woman battling her own demons while trying to uncover what happened to her apartment's previous tenant (Danielle Harris, Halloween 4 & 5, Rob Zombie's Halloween, the Hatchet franchise). Havenhurst will debut in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall.
Havenhurst will also begin weeklong theatrical runs in San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Kansas City and Phoenix. Nationwide, Havenhurst will be available on Cable VOD and Digital HD platforms, including Charter Spectrum, Comcast, DirecTV Cinema, Dish, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.
Benz and Harris are joined onscreen by Fionnula Flannagan (Little Secret, "Defiance", "Lost"), Belle Shouse ("Secrets and Lies", A Million Ways to Die in the West), Josh Stamberg ("The Affair", "Parenthood"), Toby Huss (Big Bear, "Halt and Catch Fire"), Jennifer Blanc (Among Friends, Good Family Times), Matt Lasky (The Purge: Anarchy) and Douglas Tait ("Jack The Reaper", "The Quest").
Welcome to Havenhurst, a gothic apartment complex in the heart of New York City. A beautifully maintained, turn-of-the-century building that houses over 3,000 residents and countless dark secrets. The rent is what you can afford and the rules are simple: live a decent life and you can stay forever. Break the rules and there are consequences.
Jackie (Benz), a troubled young woman struggling with addiction, is released from rehab and given a second chance with a new job and a furnished apartment at Havenhurst. Guilt-ridden over the loss of her 8-year-old daughter, Jackie is quickly drawn into the mysteries of Havenhurst, in particular the disappearance of apartment 1006's previous lost soul, a young woman (Harris) she befriended in rehab who vanished without a trace.
Aided by a hardened New York police detective (Stamberg) and a lonely foster child (Shouse) who lives under the sadistic shadow of her caretakers, Jackie must not only battle her inner demons... but the very real ones that live within the walls of Havenhurst.
SRS Cinema recently send the horror chamber over information for the upcoming release of "She Kills" now available on VOD. The film stars Jennie Russo ("Haunted Texas"), Trey Harrison ("Ithaca"), Michael Merchant ("Science Team"), Jody Pucello ("American Dresser"), David Royal and Martha Zemsta..
No special features were announced at this time.
"She Kills" hits DVD on April 11th.
For more information on this film, you can goto: www.shekillsmovie.com
SRS Cinema has set April 11th, 2017 as date night for the brutal comedy horror flick “She Kills”, from long-time underground producer/director Ron Bonk (“Clay”, “The Vicious Sweet”, "House Shark"). An homage to 70’s Drive-In movies and 42nd Street Grindhouse cinema, it’s the story of Sadie, a woman who discovers her nether regions harness deadly super powers when she’s assaulted by a vicious gang called “The Touchers”.
“She Kills” played at dozens of film festivals and venues across the world, include such prestigious events as the “Eeerie Horror Film Festival” and “The Optical Theatre”. It also debuted this past fall on Itunes, Amazon Video and Vimeo. Now the movie set to infect North American DVD, cable and VOD!
"SHE KILLS is raunchy, gory, and altogether wrong in so many ways. It’s also a pretty damn good time."
-Ain't It Cool News
Synopsis: “Sadie's life is destroyed when a vicious gang called 'The Touchers' targets her for their sadistic fantasies after witnessing her sexy but innocent naked frolicking in a nearby field. On her wedding night they attack her and her husband Edward, brutalizing both of them. But during the attack the virgin bride discovers a dangerous secret about her body - she is cursed with the legendary STD 'Fire Crotch’, a condition where Satan has laid claim to her vagina. After visiting her fortune teller friend Casparella, a space exorcism is attempted on her meat flaps, but it only ends up unlocking secret hidden powers inside her. Her hatchet wound becomes lethal, her most deadly weapon in her thirst for revenge against The Touchers and her fight against lustful men everywhere!”
"This sh*t is off the wall bat-sh*t insane and I loved every single o’er the top (way, way o’er, my creeps) moment!"
-Famous Monsters of Filmland
“She Kills” stars Jennie Russo ("Haunted Texas"), Trey Harrison ("Ithaca"), Michael Merchant ("Science Team"), Jody Pucello ("American Dresser"), David Royal and Martha Zemsta. It was written by Ron Bonk and produced by Jonathan Straiton (“Night of Something Strange”) and Howard Gromero (“Ms Cannibal Holocaust”), with a score composed by Emmett Van Slyke ("Clay"). For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.shekillsmovie.com. There’s limited and special edition merchandise such as T-Shirts, Posters, Blurays and VHS (of course!) only available on the site.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Together Magic Films recently sent the horror chamber stills for their film "Reel Nightmare". The film stars Madeleine Heil, Garrett Morosky, Andres Mejia, Eric Saleh and Hailey Chown.
"Reel Nightmare" hits VOD on February 7th.
For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official website at: http://www.reelnightmare.com
Together Magic Films will release Reel Nightmare, a Reel Nightmare LLC production, on February 7th across digital platforms in the United States.
“In the spirit of entrepreneurship, we are proud to handle US distribution and marketing for our first feature film Reel Nightmare. This is a fun horror movie we developed from start to finish, and it’s an honor to introduce it to the horror community and all movie fans.” - Says writer and director Armand Petri, who also appears in the film.
Reel Nightmare exists in a contemporary interpretation of the H.P. Lovecraft universe, with the New England-set story centered around the discovery of a Necronomicon inside a Victorian house cursed by three beautiful and vengeful witches; and the main characters depicted as students and alumni from the film program at the fictional Miskatonic University.
The official synopsis reads:
“The discovery of a mysterious book known as the Necronomicon brings production of a film to a deadly halt when its Miskatonic University crew awakens the spirits of three women accused of witchcraft.”
Reel Nightmare was produced by Art Arutyunyan. John DeFazio (Restoration, Limelight) served as Director of Photography.
“With its Cabin in the Woods & Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibe, Reel Nightmare is a horror movie with plenty of appeal for male and female viewers alike. It features horror, humor, romance; and three powerful and seductive witches. We are excited to position our film as a date movie option just in time for Valentine’s Day.” - adds Arutyunyan.
Arutyunyan and Petri will release the trailer for Reel Nightmare on February 7th, the day it will become available for digital rent and purchase. The production duo is also excited to announce that “Bayou Horror Story,” a spin-off prequel set before the events in Reel Nightmare and shot in Louisiana this Fall; is also in post-production with a prospective Spring VOD release date.
Action Lab Danger Zone recently send us preview pages for the latest issue of "Puppet Master". The issue is written by Shawn Gabborin with art by Marco Carrillo (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors) and cover art by Carrillo (pencils/inks), Dan Olvera (colors).
Issue #20 of "Puppet Master" hits comic shops on January 18th.
More ghosts from Andre Toulon’s past come to light as he and the Retro Puppets dig deeper into the truths behind the Peterstown cult. The Great Transition is coming. Can Toulon and the Puppets stop it? Should they even try?
Action Lab Danger Zone recently send us over preview pages for the debut issue of Dan Mendoza's newest comic "Dollface". The issue is written by Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton with art and cover art by Mendoza.
The debut issue of "Dollface" hits comic shops on January 18th.
Debuting at Halloween ComicFest, creators Bryan Seaton and Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp) unleash the all-new breakout character Dollface in her own ongoing series with issues 1 & 2 combined into this special double-sized issue!
In the town of Boston, a witch-hunter lurks among the shadows, but this witch-hunter is like none you've ever seen. She is Lila, a 17th century soul that has been transported into present time and into the body of a life size, ball jointed doll, created by a couple of MIT students trying to use technology and a 3D printer to create the perfect women. Join in this super-sized debut issue and learn how she came to be known as Dollface, the ball jointed witch hunter.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
When I first heard about “Never Open the Door”, I was interested because it looked interesting and the fact that it was shot in black and white instead of color. It also helped that poster for the blu-ray looked creepy.
The film is about three couples who are getting together with each other and having Thanksgiving dinner in a remote cabin. Their peaceful fun is interrupted when a wounded stranger shows up. After he ends up dead, strange and terrifying events start happening to them. It pits each of them against one another as they look for a way out. Can they find a way out of this madness before it’s too late? The film stars Jessica Sonneborn, Mike Wood, Deborah Venegas and Matthew Aidan.
Wow, this felt like an episode of The Twilight Zone with the blood and gore. I liked this a lot as this felt different from what I’ve seen lately. First, this film was short which is in this case was a good thing because it takes place in one place. Also, this was intense and creepy film from start to finish.
This film succeeds because of its direction from Vito Trabucco. One of the things that I liked about this was the fact that he goes for the black and white approach instead or color in the way the film looks. It gives the film both a retro feel and allowed the creepiness to be fleshed out even more. It gives the film a certain uniqueness that makes this feel different from other films that take place in one setting. The other thing that Trabucco does very well is to make sure that performances work. Whether it’s the way he directs his cast to how well they gelled well together, it kept me interested as I was trying to figure what is happening to them. It made it a very interesting and different film from other horror releases.
The other thing that makes it good was its screenplay. The screenplay written by Trabucco and Christopher Maltauro allows the atmosphere to bring in the level of dread to make the story scary. Whether it’s the way they approach the story to the film’s intense scenes, it had a level of intensity that kept me interested in the action and story. The other thing that they do so well here is to really make sure the story is creepy. Whether it’s the situation that the characters are in to the film’s ending, everything kept me on edge. When you have a screenplay that grabs you like this film did, then you’re doing something right in making everything feel shocking and creepy.
This is a film that you should go out of your way and check out, if you’re a fan of “The Twilight Zone”, as this film has that kind of vibe. Whether it was Vito Trabucco’s directing or the film’s creepy tone, this film make you think twice about opening the door.
20th Century Fox recently released the first red-band trailer and teaser trailer for Ridley Scott's upcoming film "Alien: Covenant". The film stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride and Demián Bichir.
"Alien: Covenant" hits theaters on May 19th.
For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official website at: AlienCovenant.com
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
"Alien: Covenant": Official Red-Band Trailer
20th Century Fox recently released the official teaser trailer for the upcoming Gore Verbinski film "A Cure of Wellness". The film stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs and Mia Goth.
"A Cure of Wellness" hits theaters on February 17th.
For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official website at http://www.acureforwellness.com
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of THE RING, comes the new psychological thriller, A CURE FOR WELLNESS.
"A Cure for Wellness": Official Trailer
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Jessica Sonneborn is an actress that has appeared in horror films such horror films as "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp", "The Haunting of Alice D" and most recently "Never Open the Door". She is our Horror Chamber's Screen Queen of the Month for January 2017.
Where are you from?
I’m originally from Connecticut, but live in Los Angeles now.
What made you get into horror acting?
I’ve always been a big ham, but I got a lot of my inspiration from my Dad who is a film historian. I didn’t go to acting or film school, so my education has been on set. I started auditioning when I lived in Boston and many of the first projects I booked were horror films. I caught the bug from there.
Favorite Horror Film:
Every one I’ve been in. 😊 I would have to say The Shining and The Orphanage.
Favorite Horror Character:
This is a tough one. I’m really old school in my taste, so I’ll have to go with Norman Bates.
Favorite Horror Director:
I love and respect so many of them, but I’d have to go with Carpenter. His movies are so much fun.
Favorite Horror TV or Film Series:
Favorite Horror Scream Queen:
I keep wondering if I should answer with an old school SQ or someone I’ve worked with, because I truly have many favorites. 😊
Jamie Lee Curtis for old school and Augie Duke for who I’ve worked with. Augie and I have done several projects together, including our latest, Wild Boar. Her and I have WAY too much fun together. 😊
Advice for people trying to make it in the Horror Business:
I always say if you want to try it, volunteer to work or act on a short film. After 12 hours, covered in blood, cold and dirty, if you’re still smiling… you may have found the right business to play in.
I have links to movies that are out and info on movies coming out on my Official Website: www.jessicasonneborn.com
Official Social Media Pages:
Twitter and Instagram: @jesssonneborn
One Night Of Fear: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MD1H26E?ref_=imdbref_nm_aiv_1&tag=imdbtag_nm_aiv-20 and Never Open The Door https://www.amazon.com/Never-Open-Blu-ray-Jessica-Sonneborn/dp/B01M30E46Q/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1480748092&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=never+open+the+door
The Fright Meter Awards recently announced its nominees for the 2017 Fright Meter Awards that yours truly is involved in. Here's the complete list of nominees.
Best Horror Movie
Fede Alvarez - Don't Breathe
Michael Dougherty - Krampus
Robert Eggers - The Witch
Karyn Kasuma - The Invitation
James Wan - The Conjuring 2
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Vera Farmiga - The Conjuring 2
Jane Levy - Don't Breathe
Kate Siegel - Hush
Anya Taylor-Joy - The Witch
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - 10 Cloverfield Lane
Best Actor in a Leading Role
John Goodman - 10 Cloverfield Lane
Stephen Lang - Don't Breathe
Logan Marshall-Green - The Invitation
Henry Rollins- He Never Died
Anton Yelchin - Green Room
Best Supporting Actress
Tammy Blanchard - The Invitation
Kate Dickie - The Witch
Melynda Kiring - All Through the House
Jena Malone - The Neon Demon
Imogen Poots - Green Room
Best Supporting Actor
Richard Brake - 31
John Gallagher Jr. - 10 Cloverfield Lane
Ralph Ineson -The Witch
Dong-soek Ma - Train to Busan
Patrick Stewart - Green Room
10 Cloverfield Lane
Best Make Up
The Neon Demon
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Conjuring 2
The Neon Demon
Best Short Horror Film
Best Special Effects
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Conjuring 2
Fright Meter Films recently released the official trailer for their upcoming film "Party Night". The film stars Tommie Vegas, Billy Brannigan., Destinie Orndoff, Ryan Poole and Laurel Toupal.
No release date was announced at this time.
For more information on this film, you can check out the film's official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/partynightmovie.
Six friends become prey for a sadistic psychopath when they decide to ditch their school's after prom party for their own celebration at a secluded house near the river.
"Party Night": Official Trailer