Film Review: BLACK CREEK (2017)
Feb12

Film Review: BLACK CREEK (2017)

The quality of Writer/Director JAMES CROW’S third feature made in that capacity, BLACK CREEK (2017), ironically seems somewhat to mirror the plot of the movie. Every time the halfway decent storyline tries to rise into existence, the grade-school level acting of the majority of the cast keeps killing it. Over…and over…and over…and over again. Maybe I’m not getting it because it wasn’t intended for someone from my...

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Film Review: Blood Rage (1987)
Feb05

Film Review: Blood Rage (1987)

Blood Rage is a one of the hidden gems from Arrow Video that I picked up at this year’s festive sale. Gore fiends and low-budget cult collectors from back in the day know all about this film. Some, however, need some education. Blood Rage was shot in Jacksonville, Florida in the early eighties and released in 1987. Directed by John Grissmer and starring Louise Lasser and Mark Soper, this was a film that seemed like it would get some...

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Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 2)
Jan19

Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 2)

Believe the Hype: Raw has been talked about glowingly by many people. I just watched it and I have to say that I’m pretty impressed. This film has an oddly realistic feel that I found far more disturbing than I expected going in. The few negative reviews that I read saw the film as exploitative, relying on shock value. I disagree. This film has a dirty low-budget look with convincing gore effects and performances. Strangely enough, I...

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Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 1)
Jan18

Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 1)

Worse Than Expected: XX was an anthology film that I recently checked out on Netflix. I don’t know why I thought this anthology was going to be good. I guess it was the concept. The perspective shift to female protagonists in films created by females was intriguing. However, I quickly realized that they weren’t as original as they were marketed to be. Aside from one good gore scene per segment, the films did nothing to intrigue me....

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Film Review: BUCKOUT ROAD (2017)
Dec12

Film Review: BUCKOUT ROAD (2017)

Films based on urban legends are a staple of the genre, films based on three of them aren’t so common. BUCKOUT ROAD combines three urban legends from the same stretch of highway in Westchester County, New York. Located a mere twenty miles from the town of Sleepy Hollow, (yes that’s a real place), Buckout Road is claimed to be the most haunted stretch of blacktop on Earth. Matthew Currie Holmes weaves a trio of these hauntings into an...

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Film Review: BONEHILL ROAD (2017)
Nov28

Film Review: BONEHILL ROAD (2017)

Of all the classic monsters probably the most poorly used has been the werewolf. While there’s been some wonderful films like those of Spain’s Paul Naschy to genuine classics like DOG SOLDIERS and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON lyncanthropes have tended to be featured in dull films or as supporting characters in films like the UNDERWORLD franchise. However 2017 has seen indie filmmakers give the character a well needed boost,...

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Film Review: THE BABYSITTER (2017)
Nov07

Film Review: THE BABYSITTER (2017)

When looking back fondly on old films from the 80’s and even further back, we should take care that the rose-colored glasses we’re seeing them through don’t blind us to the obvious. Too often now, I’ve read/heard complaints online about how much new movies “SUCK ASS”, because the filmmakers, who grew up on the same old classics you did, try too hard to imitate what they saw, rather than try and duplicate the warm, fuzzy feelings that...

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Box Set Review: BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAWN (2017)
Oct31

Box Set Review: BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAWN (2017)

Between Night and Dawn is a set of films from Arrow Video that brings together some of the lesser known works of George Romero. It is a really cool idea, and a great way to honor the works of a recently deceased horror icon. In a way, however, it is still kind of a let down. Trust me when I say, that this is a very cool collectible item. As a huge fan of Romero and horror history, it is something that I will probably add to the...

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Film Review: BEWARE, THE BEAST I WORSHIP (2017) – Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

A lone man on a late night subway train encounters a large wolf like dog out on it’s own. A dog that talks with a voice only the man can hear, a voice that says things that may not be in the man’s best interests. Adam Chitayat’s ten minute short BEWARE, THE BEAST I WORSHIP feels like it took the alleged motivation for one of NYC’s most notorious killers Davis Berkowitiz aka Son of Sam and crossed it with FALLING DOWN. The result is...

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Film Review: BETSY (2017)
Sep28

Film Review: BETSY (2017)

How do you follow up a film like DON’T FUCK IN THE WOODS, something that even the title caused controversy? Well if you’re writer/director Shawn Burkett you start by by making a movie with a much safer title, BETSY, and replace the sleaze with a romantic subplot. Then deal in a bad ass werewolf, blood and boobs to create a horror film that doesn’t need controversy to succeed. After a brutal attack Betsy (Kelci C. Magel MIDSUMMER’S...

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