Artsploitation Films has been releasing movies from around the world for just about seven years now. I actually own just about the entire catalog of their films in my personal collection. My favorite thing about the movies they release is that they are all vastly different from one another. Since 2012, there have been gory horrors, satirical horror comedies, and hard-to-watch drama thrillers, all under the same Artsploitation banner. Where does their newest release, Adolfo J. Kolmerer’s Snowflake, fall [...]
Dead Night Review
Years ago, I was able to crank out review after review, on almost a daily basis. Lately, it’s become extremely hard to find the time to do so, naturally causing movies to pile up on my shelf. When I do find a spare hour or two, I’ll grab whichever one from the pile looks the most interesting, usually based on cover art alone. Fortunately for me, Brad Baruh’s Dead Night was one hell of a movie to pick at random! [...]
Slender Man Review
Within the last couple of years, there have been plenty of movies diving into the mythos of the internet meme of the Slender Man. Having never seen any of them, myself, I thought it be best to go with the one that saw the widest release theatrically. Of course, I’m referring to Sylvain White’s film from earlier this year, simply titled Slender Man.
A group of curious friends learn of a secret plan the cute boys at school have [...]
The Unnamable Review
With my recent ventures into the more extreme side of horror cinema, I have been diving deeper into the Unearthed Films catalog. With that, I was able to discover another of their more recent releases that piqued my interest. This time around, it wasn’t another indie film from an up-and-coming young director who was assaulting us with tons of gore. Instead it was a film that was only available on VHS until now, Jean-Paul Ouellette’s 1998 The Unnamable.
As much as I love blood and guts in my horror cinema, I’ve never been one to really gravitate towards what is considered ‘extreme’ horror. That changed recently, however, after my viewing of Stephen Biro’s Song of Solomon. Since then, I’ve become a bit more brave and have ventured into a few more titles from the American Guinea Pig series. Because I’ve been on somewhat of a roll with the more graphic and explicit stuff, when the opportunity presented [...]
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 [...]
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Review
Genre fans are spoiled. We have it so good; Every time we press play, we can be in for a mind-bending ride that makes us scratch our head the entire way through or we can be welcomed by a film that requires no real thought, yet still offers the purest form of enjoyment. While there is always a time and place for the former, I personally prefer the latter. A perfect example would be Don Michael Paul’s Death Race Beyond [...]
Exorcist II: The Heretic Review
Over the years, I’ve probably watched The Exorcist at least 10 times. It is an undeniable classic in horror cinema and everyone knows it. I haven’t, however, ever watched any of the sequels that came after it. Hell, most of the time, I forget that the sequels even exist. With a brand new home release on the horizon, I figured there was no better time to finally check out John Boorman’s Exorcist II: The Heretic.
Four years after Regan [...]