The following was posted by Splat Taroo of ExtemeHorrorCinema.com
Title: Come / House of Hope
Director: Arthur Cullipher & Kirk Chastain / Come (2009) ~ Scott Schirmer / House of Hope (2010)
Writer(s): Kirk Chastain, Come (2009) ~ Scott Schirmer, House of Hope (2010)
Cast: Come (2009) Heather Adams, Greg Bailey, Shane Beasley…/ House of Hope (2010) Cassandra LePlant, Tyler Andrews, Nicole Bruce, Nathan Stanger, Kirk Chastain
Release Date: 2009 / 2010
Both of these films can be viewed at: http://headless.beneaththeunderground.com/
At the time of this review filmmakers Arthur Cullipher and Scott Schirmer, the guys behind Found (2012) have a fundraiser going to make the feature length film of the film within a film, Headless. A lot of people loved these segments of Found so it was only natural for this to happen!
In conjunction with Extreme Horror Cinema and two private groups on Facebook, Lair of Terror and Horror DVD & BD Collectors, Beneath The Underground is renting out online two short films created earlier in the above-mentioned filmmaker’s respective careers in order to assist in raising funds for the Headless feature length slasher film.
First up the viewer gets to experience the teaser of the upcoming short film release of Headless which will be a part of the forthcoming DVD release of Found (2012) on September the 23rd. Then we get Arthur Cullipher’s 2010 short film Come, lastly Scott Schirmer’s House of Hope short film.
Founder of Beneath the Underground Nick DeCarlo Jr was gracious enough to share with me the link to make the following review of each short film possible, so a big thanks!
Now let’s get started…
Before we get our two short films to our eyes greats the teaser for the upcoming release of the short film version of HEADLESS!
Our slasher serial killer with a penchant for necrophilia is seen wondering into his lair clutching a bowling bag; walking through the factory past bound by gaffer tape women who look on in fright. Finally he stops looking down from above on one soon to be victim, reaching into his bag he pulls out his mask and puts it on. Film title Headless appears including the date in small stating 1979!
What can I say; it got my juices flowing to want to see more, needless to state it would do the same for any of you reading this! This runs like a trailer on an VHS tape just like in the old days when you picked something up at the video shop and perfect for what follows!
First off is Come (2009)
A doctor with a surgical fetish visits a den of debauchery to pick up a diabolic package to sate his disturbing desire!
What un-folds is more than just the desires of one deranged man!
Come (2009) is the short film by filmmakers Arthur Cullipher and Kirk Chastain.
Arthur Cullipher was the Special Effects Director and Associate Producer for Found (2012). So naturally why Come is in this bundle of two short films of horror insanity!
What came to mind while viewing this was the feeling of entering a dark world in a similar vein to Hellraiser, not in look and texture but feel. That our lead was making a purchase that will open up the gates of a dark realm. But along with this what kept coming to mind were the visions from Russian Underground cult filmmaker Andrey Iskanov. Of visions of cunt faced women, creatures of a dark realm and of sexual gratification.
Loved the dark look of Come (2009), it was perfect in fact. Of entering into a underground world catering for the sexual fetish of its clients and the sense there is more it.
As stated Arthur Cullipher is the Special Effects Director of Found and the director of the upcoming Headless feature so naturally…there is special effects! Practical effects thank God and done very well too! Cunt faced women, a creature which is the seed for more of its kind and of what I am saw as a dark god at the climax of Come! For a film of fetish and diabolic plans there is a lot of sexual innuendo in this, which is obviously fitting!
My excursion into Come (2009) was something I found quite enjoyable. It sets out to bring this dark disturbing experience for us the viewer and succeeds!
Now onto our second short film…
House of Hope (2010)
A couple, a pregnant woman and her man, are driving along a country road when she gets labor pains. Its two weeks early and there is a panic. Stopping the care a house is spied nearby, wanting to get help or at the least use the phone to call for an ambulance the man sets off.
Unfortunately for them and their unborn baby they went to the wrong house!
CLICK HERE to read the rest of the review and many thanks to Splat !