With social media constantly bombarding us with instantaneous updates about the everyday occurrences of everyone’s lives, it is extremely difficult to stay spoiler-free from any form of entertainment. Still, I do my best to steer clear of anything that may ruin a movie for me before I ever get a chance to see it for myself. Hell, sometimes I don’t even read the synopsis plastered on the back of a home release’s artwork/case because I just want to go into [...]
Bram Stoker's Shadow Builder Review
There are few authors who are synonymous with the horror genre. In modern times, we have the likes of Stephen King or Dean Koontz. Older names consist of Mary Shelley with her story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster and, similarly, Bram Stoker with Dracula. Abraham Stoker wrote many more stories, however. In 1998, over 100 years after its original publication, one short in particular was turned into a feature film, Jamie Dixon’s Bram Stoker’s Shadow Builder.
An underground [...]
Another WolfCop Review
Any fan of werewolf flicks knows that there has been a shortage of good films in the horror sub-genre as of late. We’ve had some great entries over the last few years with the likes of Late Phases and Howl, but that’s all I can really think of that are worth mentioning. Oh, other than that one great horror comedy from a few years back called WolfCop. Four years later, writer and director Lowell Dean has finally delivered [...]
The Violence Movie Review
There are different tiers of horror film. I’m not talking about the multitude of sub-genres like found footage, creature feature, etc. What I’m referring to here is the quality and overall budget level of films in the genre we love. Of course, there are your Hollywood blockbusters, which most fans seem to hate before they even see so much as a trailer, all the way down to the low-budget indie flicks of your favorite up-and-coming directors. Then there is the [...]
It has been something of an on-again off-again quest of mine, over the years, to watch as many bigfoot films as I can. There have been some good and some bad, but there was one that always seemed to elude me. Now, with its brand new remaster and first time Blu-ray release, there was no better time to finally sit down and watch Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable.
Confined to a wheelchair on the second floor of his home with a [...]
German Angst Review
A couple of years back it felt as though a new anthology film was being released every other week. Tons of great filmmakers were able to flex their skills amongst their peers in features like The ABCs of Death and V/H/S/ franchises. Like most trends in horror, the anthology wave seemed to be dying down. That is, until the great folks over at Artsploitation Films decided to give us both A Taste of Phobia and German Angst.
Consisting of [...]
A Taste of Phobia Review
If someone were to ask me my biggest fear, I’m not sure what I would answer. It would probably be a typical response, like most — Something like fear of heights or spiders and other creepy crawlers. I guess I’m lucky in the sense that I really don’t have any crazy, irrational fears. The same cannot be said for the characters featured in the short films comprising the horror anthology, A Taste of Phobia.
A Taste of Phobia features [...]
The Endless Review
Last week, I wrote about a highly anticipated sequel, well-known to horror fans (see The Strangers: Prey at Night). Today, I get to talk about one that was even more highly anticipated for me, personally. Not because it is tied to a cult-classic franchise, but because of the filmmakers responsible for creating it. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have made two films that I have enjoyed immensely for different reasons, so I could not be more excited to see [...]