Tag Archives: Independent
Around the time that Annabelle: Creation was hitting theaters, I acquired a film that also had to do with some sort of killer doll. I put it on my shelf without any real hesitation, as I figured it was just another cheap imitation looking to make a few bucks off of the possible success of the big horror sequel. This happens from time to time, so it isn’t really a surprise anymore. I was looking for something to watch this [...]
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 [...]