Late Phases Team Review
Werewolves made their way to the silver screen with an unforgettable performance by arguably one of the greatest character actors of his time, Lon Chaney Jr., in the classic film The Wolf Man. Since its release in 1941, countless imitations and re-imaginings have failed to capture what made that film in particular so mesmerizing the first time we saw it. Whether it is the absolute terror we felt watching the wolf man stalk his victims or it was our [...]
Starry Eyes Team Review
Occasionally, while treading through the sludge that studios have been passing off as horror films, I come across one that knocks my socks off. I hate to admit it, but most of my time searching through the hours of potential greats, is more often than not a very disappointing journey. I do, however, get to see some really fantastic films that dare to go against the grain. The two writers/directors, Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, have created a film unlike [...]
Circus of the Dead Team Review
Some of you might have read my review for Doll Boy awhile back, and if you did, you probably remember the gigantic list of awards that it won. Well, Doll Boy’s nasty little creators are back and they have really out done themselves this time.
Billy ‘Bloody Bill’ Pon and the equally disturbed Lee Ankrum have created a nasty new little film called Circus of the Dead and I’m here to tell you folks… this one goes above and beyond [...]
Almost Human Team Review
Joe Begos‘ film Almost Human really caught me off guard the other day, when I sat down to watch it. Admittedly, I was expecting a low-budget alien film with crap-tastic creature effects, shoddy CGI, and all around poor production value. What I got instead was a gnarly little hybrid of Fire in the Sky, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Friday the 13th.
Joe is certainly a scholar in all things horror and it’s obvious when [...]
Godzilla Team Review
I know there are plenty of you guys out there that absolutely loathe reboots. Especially for films that have already received a reboot once before. I, on the other hand, welcome them and for the most part, keep an open mind about them until I’ve actually seen the finished product. Some turn out awful, some are just okay, and some are outstanding. Gareth Edwards’ foray into the most famous kaiju’s territory has proven to be a breath of fresh air [...]
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Team Review
No matter how much criticism they have received over the years, I’ve always enjoyed every one of Paranormal Activity films. Obviously some were better than others, but I still enjoyed them, nonetheless. Never getting a chance to see it in the theaters, I’ve finally watched Christopher Landon’s Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.
We all know the story by now, so I won’t get too much into detail as far as the plot is concerned. I will say, however, that [...]
Curtains Team Review
To me, the epitome of the horror genre has always been slasher films. Sure, monsters and creatures are scary, but we know that stuff like that can never happen. With slashers, however, the danger is a little more realistic; it is always possible that a mysterious stalker could be watching and waiting to get you, at any moment. One such film that seems to get mentioned in discussion from time to time is Richard Ciupka’s Curtains.
On paper, the [...]
Wither Team Review
Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund’s film Wither is certainly a familiar story. Released a mere four months after the Evil Dead remake, it’s safe to say no plagiarism was involved, but these two films are strikingly similar. I, however, feel that Wither is a superior film in many aspects.
Its gut-wrenchingly playful with its violence, and takes no time at all to deliver. The practical effects are nice and the blood flows in gallons. A few cgi shots can be [...]