The Unnamable Review
With my recent ventures into the more extreme side of horror cinema, I have been diving deeper into the Unearthed Films catalog. With that, I was able to discover another of their more recent releases that piqued my interest. This time around, it wasn’t another indie film from an up-and-coming young director who was assaulting us with tons of gore. Instead it was a film that was only available on VHS until now, Jean-Paul Ouellette’s 1998 The Unnamable.
As much as I love blood and guts in my horror cinema, I’ve never been one to really gravitate towards what is considered ‘extreme’ horror. That changed recently, however, after my viewing of Stephen Biro’s Song of Solomon. Since then, I’ve become a bit more brave and have ventured into a few more titles from the American Guinea Pig series. Because I’ve been on somewhat of a roll with the more graphic and explicit stuff, when the opportunity presented [...]
The seasons are changing and along with it the days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping significantly, and the leaves are changing colors, ready to fall at any given second. These are all normal occurrences during this time of year, but perhaps this is all the beginning of something much more serious… Oh, nevermind, it only feels like that because it is the second week in a row that I’ve watched a film which takes place in a post-apocalyptic [...]
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Review
Genre fans are spoiled. We have it so good; Every time we press play, we can be in for a mind-bending ride that makes us scratch our head the entire way through or we can be welcomed by a film that requires no real thought, yet still offers the purest form of enjoyment. While there is always a time and place for the former, I personally prefer the latter. A perfect example would be Don Michael Paul’s Death Race Beyond [...]
Exorcist II: The Heretic Review
Over the years, I’ve probably watched The Exorcist at least 10 times. It is an undeniable classic in horror cinema and everyone knows it. I haven’t, however, ever watched any of the sequels that came after it. Hell, most of the time, I forget that the sequels even exist. With a brand new home release on the horizon, I figured there was no better time to finally check out John Boorman’s Exorcist II: The Heretic.
Four years after Regan [...]
The Song of Solomon Review
After being part of the horror community for so many years, you start to hear rumblings of the next film that you “just have to see.” These films generally push the envelope, taking things like gore and gratuitous nudity to the next level. Years ago, they were traded on VHS tapes as a type of underground barter system among diehard horror enthusiasts. In 2018, however, films like this are more readily available, while still causing tons of controversy. One series [...]
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 [...]