Tag Archives: IFC Midnight
I Am Not a Serial Killer Guest Review
I am cautious about the term “indie horror;” As someone who likes independent and horror films, I appreciate that horror can be both smart and scary. ‘Terrifying’ doesn’t mean gratuitous amounts of violence or cliché jump scares anymore. It helps of course to possess those theatrical tropes, but it isn’t a deal breaker if a movie lacks the axe-wielding, gut spilling terror that is often associated with the genre. Even though I can appreciate how far horror movies have come [...]
Cabin Fever Review
Eli Roth’s debut film, Cabin Fever, will always have a solid spot in my ‘favorite horror movie’ list. I actually enjoyed it so much that I got excited when its sequel was originally announced. Could we be getting more amazing horror movie magic? Sadly, it was not to be as what was released as Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever remains to this day one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. While the second sequel and third installment in [...]
Inner Demons Review
Possession movies have been around for a very long time and they are not going away anytime soon. It is safe to say that the same can be said about found footage films. Naturally, this makes for a great pairing, as seen plenty of times before in films like The Last Exorcism, The Taking of Deborah Logan, The Atticus Institute, etc. Seth Grossman decided to take this idea and run with it, as well, with his newest [...]
Feeling claustrophobic is a terrible thing. The need for space and fresh air can drive a person mad. Ben Ketai’s film Beneath is a wonderful example of what being trapped can do to a person’s psyche.
Jeff Fahey does a flawless job as George Marsh, a coal miner who is retiring after 30 years in the mines and is somewhat of a legend among co-workers. Fahey is an incredible character actor who seems to pick up on odd cues and [...]
Witching and Bitching Review
We’ve all seen copious amounts of zombie or vampire flicks over the years. It seems everyone is making them. What we haven’t seen, however, is any real attention paid to the subject of witches. I am extremely happy to say that with Alex de la Iglesia’s new film, Witching and Bitching, we finally get another solid entry in the void that is the witch sub-genre.
A group of misfits rob a pawn shop to make some big bucks fast. [...]
After watching the film Grace for the first time last year, I immediately get excited about any horror film that has anything to do with babies. It could be a demon baby, a killer baby, or whatever, but I will always check it out with high hopes, even after the giant mess that was Devil’s Due. So, needless to say, as soon as I saw the poster art for Zack Parker’s film, Proxy, my interest was piqued. Sadly, [...]
The Den Review
Once in a great while a movie comes along that just completely blows me away with its ability to resonate with the viewer and sort of cross the “4th wall” or so they call it. Zachary Donohue’s The Den is a voyeuristic nightmare of a film that crosses the line and makes you feel as if you are participating in the madness. I haven’t felt that way about a film since Funny Games; Even though most found footage films’ [...]
It’s nice to see that indie filmmakers can still pull off supernatural movies just as well as, if not better than, the major studios can. I’ve seen, and loved, almost all possession, haunting, ghost movies I can get my hands on from The Exorcist to The Conjuring. Those films, like many others, brought originality and legitimate terror to the big screen and I’m glad to say that Mac Carter has done the same with his 2013 tale, Haunt. [...]