Film Review: The Greasy Strangler (2016)
Jul06

Film Review: The Greasy Strangler (2016)

Writer/Director Jim Hosking brought one of the weirdest movies ever together a couple years back. Sadly, it completely fell off of my radar until I saw that it was streaming on Amazon two weeks ago. So…yeah…after a few days of quoting the film to people that had never heard of it, I realized that a strange obsession was growing within. I knew I had to get to the internet and compare some BD prices. I found the best deal...

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Film Review: GERMAN ANGST (2015)
Jul02

Film Review: GERMAN ANGST (2015)

GERMAN ANGST (2015) Directed By: Jorg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski, Andreas Marschall Written By: Jorg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski & Goran Mimica, Andreas Marschall Stars: Lola Gave, Axel Holst, Matthan Harris, Annika Strauss, Andreas Pape, Milton Welsh, Desiree Giorgietti, Kristina Kostiv, Rudiger Kuhlbrodt There are two distinct reactions I find I have, whenever a film really rocks my world these days.  I can be stunned into...

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Film Review: GNAWBONE (2016)
Apr19

Film Review: GNAWBONE (2016)

GNAWBONE (2016) Director: Darrin Means Stars: Tony Bartele, Scott Blake, Charlie Bruce A young boy and his grandfather camping out in the woods. Something unnatural kills the old man and leaves the boy alive but traumatized. Years later on the advise of his therapist he returns to the woods to face his supposedly imagined fears. I’d seen this premise enough times that I was going to pass on GNAWBONE until I saw a picture of the...

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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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Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 1 of 5 (#51-#75)
Apr09

Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 1 of 5 (#51-#75)

Thanks to the Letterboxd app, I am becoming obsessed with making lists. I know I’m late to that show, because all anyone has ever wanted to read on the internet for the last ten years has been list posts. Anyway, for my first website related list, I decided to rate and rank of all the films that have been released by Unearthed Films thus far. Since Letterboxd uses a 1-5 star scale, with 1/2 numbers as an option, I started with...

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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: GHOST OF CAMP BLOOD (2018)
Mar19

Film Review: GHOST OF CAMP BLOOD (2018)

THE GHOST OF CAMP BLOOD (2018) The Camp Blood films are proof that a franchise doesn’t need a high profile to be successful on some level. The original 1999 film by Brad Sykes and the first sequel got some notice, but the third, somewhat unofficial film WITHIN THE WOODS went mostly unnoticed. Then in 2014 Mark Polonia, the surviving member of the Polonia Brothers filmmaking team resurrected the series and now we’re on the eighth...

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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: GET MY GUN (2017) – Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
Oct18

Film Review: GET MY GUN (2017) – Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

Making it’s world premiere at this year’s Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Brian Darwas’s first feature film GET MY GUN (2017) is a tense indie thriller that twists a couple of familiar plots into a grimly entertaining film. Amanda (Kate Hoffman) is struggling to get by as a housekeeper at a local motel. But after going into the wrong room she is raped and left unemployed and pregnant. But it can still get worse, she’s stalked by...

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Short Film Review: GOODNIGHT, GRACIE (2017)
Sep27

Short Film Review: GOODNIGHT, GRACIE (2017)

GOODNIGHT GRACIE is a 4 minute short written and directed by Stellan Kendrick that takes a suspenseful look at childhood, religion and a man with a big axe. Eight year old Gracie is a devout Catholic, so when she finds her stepfather taking an axe to her mother, she resorts to prayer rather fighting back. Can this save her, will some divine intervention smite her attacker or will she be joining her mother in heaven? Surprisingly...

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