Film Review: P.O.E 3 aka POE Pieces of Eldritch (2013)
Sep10

Film Review: P.O.E 3 aka POE Pieces of Eldritch (2013)

As I complete this mini-retrospective in anticipation of one of my favorite current filmmaker’s new anthology films, I find myself more and more pumped about POE 4. At this point, I have watched two of the Poe based anthologies that were produced and partially directed by Domiziano Christopharo. All of these anthology films had an experimental concept behind their structure. In order to follow all of the concepts, trailers, and...

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Film Review: RAT FILM (2016)
Sep10

Film Review: RAT FILM (2016)

Rats are a staple of genre films, infesting every haunted house or castle as well as starring in films from mainstream efforts like WILLARD and BEN to Andy Milligan’s RATS ARE COMING, WEREWOLVES ARE HERE and Bruno Mattei’s RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR. So when Theo Anthony’s documentary RAT FILM came my way I couldn’t resist learning more about these creatures. What I got was a lot more than I expected. RAT FILM is a study not only of the...

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Film Review: VOLUMES OF BLOOD: HORROR STORIES (2016)
Sep09

Film Review: VOLUMES OF BLOOD: HORROR STORIES (2016)

The anthology film has been at a bit of a crossroads lately, caught between the more traditional short story collections in the style of THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD and ASYLUM and films like THE ABCs OF DEATH and TALES OF HALLOWEEN which cram in as many very short tales as possible. At eight stories and running just under two hours VOLUMES OF BLOOD: HORROR STORIES, the sequel to 2015’s VOLUME OF BLOOD, seems to be trying to give...

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Film Review: THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM (2016)
Sep08

Film Review: THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM (2016)

Victorian London, well known to genre fans for the many films and books about Jack the Ripper and Count Dracula. It’s opulent wealth and abject poverty both providing great backdrops for horror. Now director Juan Carlos Medina (PAINLESS) offers us a tale that takes in both ends of the spectrum, THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM, a tale that spans the aristocracy, music halls and slums of London in the hunt for a brutal serial killer and to avoid...

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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Official Selection Horror Short “LATCHED”
Sep08

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Official Selection Horror Short “LATCHED”

Latched is a cool little short that will be the Opening Film at the  TIFF Short Cuts 06 program. It is a creepy short with really cool creature effects. I (along with the creators I’d assume) really had an appreciation for the score. It really creates a nice atmosphere in a frightening film. The composer (Vivien Villani) will also be attending the Toronto International Film Festival 2017; so if you can attend, it would probably...

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The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival: Lineup and Press Release
Sep07

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival: Lineup and Press Release

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival returns to New York City October 12th till the 15th and tickets are now on-sale for the hotly anticipated Fall festival! BHFF is proud to present more than twice as many feature films as last year as part of our expanded second edition. “This year we’ve grown to a four-day festival and are very excited to be extending our reach to audiences beyond North Brooklyn, into Downtown Brooklyn and Crown...

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Film Review: P.O.E. 2 aka POE Project of Evil (2012)
Sep06

Film Review: P.O.E. 2 aka POE Project of Evil (2012)

With the upcoming release of the fourth film in the POE series of anthology films, it is essential that we look back at the other films in one of the coolest anthology sets that you’ve probably never heard of. For me, the whole Poe thing can be a little overdone at this point. I can take a look at them when I’m in the mood though. The same really goes with the whole anthology structure. So while I need to be in the right...

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Film Review: THE EVIL IN US (2016)
Sep06

Film Review: THE EVIL IN US (2016)

Hollywood takes a lot of abuse these days for constantly recycling the same themes and plots, and to a certain degree it’s true with all of the remakes, reboots and rip offs out there. But sometimes there’s something to be said for the comfort of a familiar tale told well, case in point THE EVIL IN US, writer/director Jason William Lee’s feature length debut. Starting with the grim discovery of dead and apparently partially eaten...

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Film Review: CLOWNTERGEIST (2017)
Sep05

Film Review: CLOWNTERGEIST (2017)

CLOWNTERGEIST, yes you read the title right. And just as you could be excused for thinking you’d misread it, you could also be excused for thinking it’s either a bad parody or a real reach for a plot. But that would be a mistake, because while no classic, this is a very enjoyable film. Emma (Brittany Belland THE SLEEPER) has an intense fear of clowns, this is a real bad thing as Ribcage the Clown (Eric Corbin SACRIFICE) has turned up...

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Film Review: The Scarlet Worm (2011)
Sep05

Film Review: The Scarlet Worm (2011)

I don’t consider myself to be an obsessive label collector. When it comes to the “boutique” labels, like Arrow Video, I take many aspects into consideration. I have to look at price and the availability of releases from other companies. I also, of course, have to figure out if I like the film enough to get an expensive restoration or an even more expensive limited edition release. The good thing about Arrow, however, is that they...

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