Tag Archives: Revenge
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 [...]
Scherzo Diabolico Review
I’m starting to learn that revenge flicks come in many forms. The sub-genre used to only contain films of beaten and battered women who escape their captors, only to seek vengeance in the most brutal of ways. While I happen to love films of that nature — I Spit on Your Grave (original and remake franchise), Savage Streets — it is still refreshing to see a new take on the old formula. That is exactly what we get with Adrian [...]
There are tons of horror films being created and released almost daily. Some receive numerous TV spots on your favorite channels, while others get little to no marketing treatment whatsoever. Still, with all of these films being presented to the horror community, fans constantly claim there is no originality left, everything is just a remake or reboot, etc. When original and creative films come along, however, do they really get the credit they deserve? One film that certainly isn’t being [...]
Lady Snowblood Review
Anyone who has been part of the horror community long enough knows that there are plenty of discussions that involve the inclusion of other genres from time to time. I don’t mean things like ‘action’ or ‘comedy.’ Although those will always have their place, of course. What I do mean is those other genres that are actually quite closely knit to horror for one reason or another, things like exploitation and its numerous sub-genres (blaxploitation, nunsploitation, Nazisploitation, etc.), among others. [...]
Daddy's Little Girl Review
I remember hearing a lot of rumblings about Daddy’s Little Girl upon its original release, years back. At the time, I was extremely interested in seeing the film, but for whatever reason, never got around to actually acquiring a copy. After my recent viewing of Charlie’s Farm and learning that both films shared the same producer, writer, and director, Chris Sun, I knew now was the right time to finally get my hands on the 2014 release.
Daddy’s Little Girl [...]
The Gift Review
There are some pretty diehard horror fans out there that completely refuse to watch any genre film that receives a wide release in theaters. These films are considered too ‘mainstream’ perhaps and these loyal fans automatically think the film will be some watered-down version of what could have been. I, on the other hand, like to give every film a fighting chance, especially when they look as intriguing as Joel Edgerton’s The Gift.
While shopping with his wife Robyn [...]
There are tons of sub-genres that make up horror as a whole. Some make sense — creature feature, supernatural, slasher — while some are a little more out there — torture [porn], body horror. I think the rape/revenge flicks that seem to be popping up everywhere nowadays fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. I used to think that if you saw one of these movies, you’ve seen them all… until I watched Matthew A. Brown’s newest project, Julia [...]
Final Girl Review
It is almost impossible to make something that will stand out in a horror fan’s mind among the sea of films out in the wild. We have seen it all and quite frankly, nothing seems original anymore. That is why when a film that delivers something fresh and exciting finally comes around, it is something to cherish and to share with every other fan that you know. That is what I want to do with Tyler Shields’ Final Girl. [...]