Tag Archives: Artsploitation
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]