Film Review: RAVE PARTY MASSACRE (2017)
Apr23

Film Review: RAVE PARTY MASSACRE (2017)

RAVE PARTY MASSACRE (2017) Director: Jason Winn Stars: Sara Bess, Evan Taylor Williams, Melissa Kunnap Given the title and basic premise of RAVE PARTY MASSACRE I went in expecting something along the lines of 2009’s SWEATSHOP. What I got was a mix of slasher cliches and conspiracy theory politics that left me with a headache. I’m still not sure if I was supposed to see the killer as hero or villain. That’s how bad it is. It’s 1992 and...

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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 2 of 5 (#36-#50)
Apr10

Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 2 of 5 (#36-#50)

Numbers thirty-six through fifty make up most of the three star reviews. Number thirty-five actually received three stars, with thirty-four starting off the series of 3.5 star reviews. Number thirty-seven also marks the middle of road, being the halfway point between one and seventy-five. So this is the part of the list where we abandon all fear of cliches, and break on through to the other side. Philosophy of a Knife and Android of...

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Film Review: RELEASED FROM LOVE (2017)
Mar30

Film Review: RELEASED FROM LOVE (2017)

RELEASED FROM LOVE (2017) Director: Luciano de Azevedo Stars: Edina Marcia Zinato Respeita, Mauro Pianta and Savia Cristina Rosa Director Luciano de Azevedo has created a short film that will explore so much in so little time. Written by Luciano de Azevedo, Carolina Queiroz and, Luana Frasson Released From Love is an exploration of savage beauty. On our screens we get rich imagery. A Smiley face egg timer, blue rubber gloves, two...

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View from the Underground Episode 1: RED EYE (2017)
Mar03

View from the Underground Episode 1: RED EYE (2017)

View from the Underground Episode 1: RED EYE (2017) Maven’s Movie Vault of Horror & Little Miss Monster Maker chat about Indiegogo slasher flick Red Eye, plus some other stuff. Subscibe here:  Maven’s Movie Vault of Horror & Little Miss Monster Maker on YouTube Maven’s Movie Vault of Horror Maven’s Movie Vault of Horror: Blog – http://www.mavensmovievaultofhorror.com On Facebook:...

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Film Review: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN SCUMBAG (2018)
Feb25

Film Review: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN SCUMBAG (2018)

The next chapter in Dakota Bailey’s string of degenerate character studies is here. This film even has a prequel-esque/origin story feel, letting us know that there is surely more to come from this up-and-coming writer/director. If you’ve seen any of Bailey’s films in the past, you know what you’re getting into with this one. If you haven’t seen any of his stuff, this is a great place to start. This is...

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FIlm Review: THE RITUAL (2017)
Feb18

FIlm Review: THE RITUAL (2017)

The last time that you saw a good horror flick that tickled your fear of being alone in the deep, dark woods…when was it? What was it you saw? THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT? WRONG TURN? The Jeff Lieberman classic JUST BEFORE DAWN? Or maybe it was one of the early installments of the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise? Well, director DAVID BRUCKNER (V/H/S, SOUTHBOUND) has another one you can add to your “bucket list” with the Netflix Original...

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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: RADIUS (2017)
Jan03

Film Review: RADIUS (2017)

Science fiction and horror are two of the most schizophrenic genres, on the one hand known for simplistic plots and a reliance on special effects they can also ask the deepest questions about humanity and the nature of existence itself. In RADIUS writer/directors Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard (SANS DESSEIN) are asking a lot of questions. Liam (Diego Klattenhoff PACIFIC RIM, THE BLACKLIST) comes to after a car accident and finds...

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Film Review: RED SPRING (2017)
Dec13

Film Review: RED SPRING (2017)

The vampire has long been a favorite of the horror genre, both in the traditional Gothic style of the original Dracula through more modern interpretations such as SALEM’S LOT and even post apocalyptic films like STAKELANDER or the classic novel I AM LEGEND. And it’s that scenario that Jeff Sinasac chose for his debut feature RED SPRING. Sadly it doesn’t live up to it’s predecessors, feeling much like a generic action film with the...

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