Tag Archives: Independent
With Halloween right around the corner, I am trying my damnedest to get back into the role of ‘horror film critic.’ While last week I reviewed a recent Hollywood production (see The Mummy), I decided to visit the other side of the spectrum with a low-budget indie flick this week. Was Bev Land’s Lycan worth both my time and yours? Read on to find out…
A group of students are given an assignment to work together and rediscover a [...]
Pig Pen Review
By now, everyone knows how much I enjoy revenge flicks. I’ve covered a countless number of them and am always pleased at how filmmakers continue to push the sub-genre into different directions. There have been the classic rape/revenge flicks and even those taken to supernatural levels, but I don’t believe there have been any as gritty or realistic as Jason M. Koch’s Pig Pen.
Zack (Lucas Koch), who also goes by “Pig Pen” by bullies at school, lives with [...]
Dead West Review
I guess the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” can go in either direction. Typically, that adage is used when the proverbial ‘cover’ is deemed negative in some way, but the ‘book’ turns out to be positive. Well, in the horror genre and independent films in general, I would assume, the opposite happens quite often. So is the case with Jeff Ferrell’s Dead West.
A charismatic killer travels from town to town, picking up women and killing [...]
The 2012 film Found was an amazing feature that quickly gained a following and earned itself quite the reputation. The main characters, Marty and Steve, both have opposite reactions to a film [within the film] called Headless. With a fan base growing for Found, the question was bound to come up — “Will Headless ever be a feature?” At first, the answer was no… until writers Nathan Erdel and Todd Rigney created a world worth exploring.
The Badger Game Review
Have you ever been traumatized so badly by a film that you try to avoid anything and everything that even remotely reminds you of it in the tiniest bit? That’s exactly how I feel about The Bunny Game. I’m not traumatized because the film was ‘so shocking,’ like many articles have claimed, but because the damn thing was so awful, painful to sit through really. That is why any film even mentioning the word ‘game’ in the title immediately [...]
Not every slasher film can become as memorable as the greats from the 80’s. The promises of amazing cover art and a clever tag line are used frequently to dupe an unsuspecting person to fall victim to another bad movie. Such is the case with Chuck Conry’s film, Morbid.
A small town becomes the playground to a masked killer stalking and killing the locals for no apparent reason. With the town’s sheriff and locals still more worried about [...]
Each year that I take part in this whole film review pastime, I become more aware of what is going on with the horror genre, or so I think anyway. With that said, there are still quite a bit of releases that manage to fly right under my radar. Apparently, reading all of the greatest and most popular genre news sites/blogs still won’t keep you informed on 100% of the goings on, as I wasn’t really aware of Eli Morgan [...]
Queen Crab Review
As much as I love watching horror films that are supposed to suck you in and get you enveloped in the events that are unfolding on screen, sometimes it’s more fun to just sit back and watch a silly flick. I don’t want to have to think all the time, so a movie that you can watch while ‘shutting off your brain’ is always a good thing. That is exactly what you get with Brett Piper’s sci-fi flick, Queen Crab [...]