Tag Archives: Artsploitation
More often than not, foreign horror flicks are extremely entertaining. Some of the most fun horror experiences I’ve had have come from creature features, slashers, and zombie flicks delivered from outside of the states. Because of this, I’m usually pretty open to watching new genre films from overseas. Thankfully, we’ve been delivered another great one with Tomaz Gorkic’s Killbillies.
In need of some cash, Zina (Nina Ivanisin) has accepted a modeling gig, which finds her and fellow [...]
Being an avid horror fan for as long as I can remember, I wish I could say that I’ve watched every film ever released in the genre. Sadly this is not the case and realistically, it never will be. Because of this, there are remakes that I get a chance to watch before ever seeing the original production they are based off of. This happens to be the exact case with Victor Matellano’s newest film, Vampyres, a faithful re-imagining [...]
The Perfect Husband Review
There was a time when Italian filmmakers seemed to be dominating the horror genre. In the 70’s and 80’s, maestro directors like Lucio Fulci, Ruggero Deodato, Umberto Lenzi, and Dario Argento were cranking out film after film, each one being a hit with hardcore horror fans. As time passed, the stronghold that the Italians had on the genre seemed to diminish. I don’t know if there will ever be a resurgence of any kind in the way of Italian horror [...]
Artsploitation Films has a knack for releasing some very interesting films, many of which I would never even hear about if it weren’t for the indie studio’s distribution. There are plenty of films in the catalog I have yet to see, but the ones I have had the pleasure of viewing have all been entertaining in their own unique way. While it isn’t my favorite of the bunch, Raphael Neal’s Fever is no different in its uniqueness and originality.
More often than not, I set myself up to be disappointed that the final product doesn’t mirror the hype that was created for it. However, it was nearly a year ago when I saw the trailer for Jonas Govaerts’ film, Cub. I can recall exactly how I felt; My jaw hit the floor as flashes of grisly violence were intermingled with a haunting camp song. I remember telling myself, “This looks so damn good!” Trying to remind myself that [...]
The House with 100 Eyes Review
A little over a month ago, I reviewed the anniversary release of a documentary about the legend of snuff films entitled Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera. It is only fitting that I chose this next film for review as it fits perfectly into the snuff mix. Artsploitation’s release of The House with 100 Eyes, directed by Jay Lee and Jim Roof, is a decent entry in the found footage sub-genre that brings plenty of blood and [...]
Toad Road Review
I want to start this review out by saying Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful mommies out there! I hope you all are enjoying a lovely day with your family and friends!
Instead of being predictable and writing about Charles Kaufman’s Mother’s Day or the subsequent re-imagining, created by Darren Lynn Bousman in 2010, I decided to take the unconventional route. And unconventional is just the right word to use to describe Jason Banker’s approach to a genre [...]
Memory of the Dead Review
There are a whole slew of great studios and distributors out there that horror fans are huge supporters of. Some of the bigger and most popular names that tend to be thrown around most often consist of the likes of Shout! Factory and their Scream! label, Synapse, and Severin in the states, with Arrow and 88 Films doing a good job of running things over in the UK. If you happen to love horror as much as Roger and I [...]