Film Review: The Addiction (1995)
Jun14

Film Review: The Addiction (1995)

When I think about movies that involve New York, the usual list of cinematic icons comes to mind: Spike Lee, Woody Allen, Martin Scorcese, Robert DeNiro, and King Kong. These stereotypical responses, however, aren’t the only ones that fill this area of my movie mind. The film in question actually employs tons of very memorable faces on the New York scene as well. Abel Ferrara has made some of the most brutal and realistic New...

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Film Review: APARTMENT 212 (2017)
Jun02

Film Review: APARTMENT 212 (2017)

APARTMENT 212 (2017) Director: Haylar Garcia Writers: Haylar Garcia, Jim Brennan, Kathryn Gould Stars: Penelope Mitchell, Kyle Gass, Sally Kirkland, Chris J. Johnson Director HAYLAR GARCIA’S excellent slow-burner, GNAW, was part of the first annual Sin City Horror Fest, which I covered in a two-part piece a while back.  A festival hit, it was one of the many films I wanted to make sure I reviewed, so that nobody misses out or...

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Film Review: ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (2013)
Apr17

Film Review: ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (2013)

All Hallows’ Eve (2013) Director: Damien Leone Stars: Katie Maguire, Catherine A. Callahan, Marie Maser When I hear that a character or story has been spun off from a horror anthology, I love the idea! Especially since the wildly entertaining and creepy-as-fuck SIREN was extracted from the first film in the V/H/S franchise. Looking forward to more of that kind of thing, when I heard that Dread Central Presents was about to...

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Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 5 of 5 (TOP TEN!!)
Apr13

Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 5 of 5 (TOP TEN!!)

As we approach top 10 territory, I realize that these are the films that I have watched an almost unhealthy number of times. These are examples of horror film history. They come from all over the world and exemplify the best of multiple sub-genres of extreme horror.  10.5??? Coming in tenth place was essentially a tie between Marcus Koch’s insane clown film 100 Tears. It is a cult classic, and possibly the best movie I’ve...

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Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 3 of 5 (#21-#35)
Apr11

Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 3 of 5 (#21-#35)

This portion of the list is where things become extremely brutal. It holds most of the 3.5 star ratings and definitely thrusts most collectors of extreme horror into the must-own range. Numbers 31-35 are a worldly mixture of gore films. They go across multiple genres, all being solid examples of their craft. Black Sun is widely considered one of the most disturbing films of all time. It really just edged out Philosophy of Knife when I...

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Film Review: AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: THE SONG OF SOLOMON (2018)
Apr01

Film Review: AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: THE SONG OF SOLOMON (2018)

American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon (2018) Director: Stephen Biro Writer: Stephen Biro Stars: Jessica Cameron, Scott Gabbey, David E. McMahon A CROWN OF CREATION: AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: THE SONG OF SOLOMON Review by: Ryan Logsdon “And in her was found the blood of the prophets and of the saints and of all that were slain upon the earth.” -The Apocalypse of St. John The Apostle (18:24) The Song of Solomon is the third...

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Multi-Film Review: A24 FILMS (2018)
Mar25

Multi-Film Review: A24 FILMS (2018)

Independent film is the only way we can find originality in cinema anymore. If you’re sick of prequels, remakes, comic books adaptations, and a  never-ending supply of sequels, you may need to expand your horizons. So even though this is Beneath the Underground, I know we have readers that appreciate all types of films. Usually I do something weird like this around award season. A couple years ago, I offended some readers by talking...

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Film Review: AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: SONG OF SOLOMON (2018)
Mar02

Film Review: AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: SONG OF SOLOMON (2018)

There is no possible way anyone could call themselves a horror fan, if they have never seen THE EXORCIST before. (You know – Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Jason Miller, green pea soup and “DO YOU KNOW WHAT SHE DID…YOUR CUNTING DAUGHTER?”) There are very few movie fans that haven’t had at least a few sleepless nights, thanks to the William Friedkin masterpiece. But writer/director STEPHEN BIRO decided to go...

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Film Review: ANTIHUMAN (2017)
Feb19

Film Review: ANTIHUMAN (2017)

Originally filmed under the title POST HUMAN: AN EVENT, the second film from directors Luke Gietzen and Mark Robins would have had a hard time finding acceptance among mainstream horror fans as it was. A slow, dialogue driven film better filled with scenes and ideas better suited for the art house than mass market in the first place. But then Wild Eye Releasing re-titled it ANTIHUMAN and sold it as a cross between ORPHAN BLACK and...

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Film Review: AUSTRALIENS (2014)
Feb07

Film Review: AUSTRALIENS (2014)

AUSTRALIENS (2014) The synopsis reads as oddly as the film weaves itself: Ten year old, Australian born, Andi Gibson had what she describes as an encounter with a flying saucer. Although others think she is clearly insane to some degree, she begins to prove them wrong when extra- terrestrial beings begin to descend on Australia in a bizarre nation wide attack. With no assistance coming from any foreign countries, it is up to Andi and...

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