Film Review: ASYLUM OF DARKNESS (2017)
Apr19

Film Review: ASYLUM OF DARKNESS (2017)

Since directing his first feature BEYOND DREAM’S DOOR in 1989, Jay Woelfel has amassed a long list of credits, not just as a writer/director but also as a composer for his own and other people’s films. While many of his films have less than stellar reviews on IMDB, I’ve found some of them such as CLOSED FOR THE SEASON interesting, while others like TRANCERS 6 have been less so. His latest, ASYLUM OF DARKNESS is an interesting mix of...

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Film Review: BEACON POINT (2016)
Apr13

Film Review: BEACON POINT (2016)

I first encountered Eric Blue’s BEACON POINT about a year ago when I was sent the screener to review for another website. I found it a very good, if flawed, microbudget thriller and was surprised when I didn’t hear anything more about it. Then out of the blue I got the screener again this morning, with a new poster, trailer and a release date. Curious to see if the delay was for re-editing or re-shooting I decided to give it another...

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Film Review: CHUPACABRA TERRITORY (2016)
Apr11

Film Review: CHUPACABRA TERRITORY (2016)

Knowing how a movie ends before it starts tends to ruin it for most people, which is why spoilers usually are avoided, or at least come with a warning. However, one group of films tends to do just the opposite, so many found footage films start off telling us everyone is going to come to a bad end and the footage we are about to see is all that remains. While this hasn’t stopped these films from becoming quite popular with some fans...

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Film Review: IF LOOKS COULD KILL (2016)
Apr09

Film Review: IF LOOKS COULD KILL (2016)

James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward have drawn justifiable praise for their string of genre films, both  in collaboration and on their own. Between them they’ve done everything from the extreme HATE CRIME to the more restrained RESTORATION and even made for cable horror like BLOOD LAKE. Now, with IF LOOKS COULD KILL they branch out in yet another direction. Rookie cop Faith (Stefanie Estes BETHANY) is assigned to work with her friend...

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Film Review: ASCENT TO HELL (2014)
Apr06

Film Review: ASCENT TO HELL (2014)

Horrors of the supernatural kind rooted in real world horror can be some of the most effective with the real components of the story lending seriousness to the fictional. In the case of Dena Hysell’s ASCENT TO HELL that reality is the 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, with additional references to similar tragedies happening in the present in the likes of India and Bangladesh. Using these tragedies as a...

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