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 [...]
The Strangers: Prey at Night Review
In all of the years I’ve been watching horror films, I can’t recall a more anticipated and sought after sequel. Think about it. In this genre, fans loathe remakes with ferocious passion and sequels are not that far behind on the hatred meter. At least, that’s how it used to be. It always seemed to be the opposite when it came to The Strangers, however. It feels as if as soon as the first one was released and reached [...]
Moon Child Review
Since I started reviewing films, years ago, I have come to know Cult Epics as one of the best distributors of genre flicks; Everything from sound and picture quality to packaging and bonus features are top-notch on the few releases I own from them. With that said, I assumed I couldn’t go wrong by adding another of their releases to my collection. My latest Cult Epics acquisition is Agustí Villaronga’s Moon Child.
Generally, I utilize the second paragraph in [...]
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell Review
I can’t necessarily explain why, but I’ve always been a huge fan of franchises in the horror genre. The more sequels in a series, the better, I say. This is especially true in the current state of horror, or film in general really, where everything and anything is being given the remake treatment. Thankfully, instead of getting a Tremors reboot, we continue to receive films that expand the lore originally created almost 30 years ago with the release of the [...]