MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE: Biblical Murder and Mental Health Horrors

MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE’s a mess. But a creepy one about the horrors of neglected mental illness.

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FRONTIER(S): Post-WWII Gothic and Political Invasion of the Body

Xavier Gens delivers a political piece of brutal body horror with FRONTIER(S)

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SHADOW Casts a Heavy Darkness Over the Horrors of War

With a low budget, SHADOW manages to tackle the realities and nightmares of war through a backwoods horror-type plot set in Italy.

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Scarce is Finger Lickin’ Bad

Scarce. 2008. Directed & Written by Jesse Thomas Cook and John Geddes. Starring Steve Warren, Gary Fischer, Chris Warrilow, Thomas Webb, John Geddes, Jesse Thomas Cook, Stephanie Banting, Gavin Peacock, Matt Griffin, Jaclyn Pampalone, Jackie Eddolls, & Jason Derushie. Bloodlife Films/Two Door Four Door Pictures. Rated 18A. 93 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★1/2  Some movies are soContinue reading “Scarce is Finger Lickin’ Bad”

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The Hills Run Red with the Sounds of Slasher Horror

The Hills Run Red. 2009. Directed by Dave Parker. Screenplay by John Dombrow & David J. Schow. Starring Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrink, William Sadler, Janet Montgomery, Alex Wyndham, Ewan Bailey, & Danko Jordanov. Fever Dreams/Warner Premiere/Dark Castle Entertainment. Rated R. 81 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★1/2  I’m a lover of the slasher sub-genre. When I was young,Continue reading “The Hills Run Red with the Sounds of Slasher Horror”

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Bleed is Never Better Than the Sum of its Parts

Bleed. 2016. Directed by Tripp Rhame. Screenplay by Ben Jacoby from a story by Rhame. Starring Chelsey Crisp, Riley Smith, Michael Steger, Lyndon Smith, Brittany Ishibashi, Elimu Nelson, & David Yow. Spitfire Studios. Not Rated. 82 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★1/2  Tripp Rhame’s debut feature Bleed, also known as The Circle, is a mixed-bag of tricks. SomeContinue reading “Bleed is Never Better Than the Sum of its Parts”

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The Creeper a.k.a Rituals: Early Canadian Horror

The Creeper a.k.a Rituals. 1977. Directed by Peter Carter. Screenplay by Ian Sutherland. Starring Hal Holbrook, Lawrence Dane, Robin Gammell, Ken James, Gary Reineke, Murray Westgate, Jack Creley, and Michael Zenon. American Pop Classics. Rated R. 100 minutes. Adventure/Horror/Thriller ★★★★ This 1977 horror-thriller, The Creeper a.k.a Rituals, is one I’ve heard about for about for well over aContinue reading “The Creeper a.k.a Rituals: Early Canadian Horror”

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WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT – How Low Can a Franchise Go?

Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort. 2014. Directed by Valeri Milev. Screenplay by Frank H. Woodward. Starring Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Aqueela Zoll, Sadie Katz, Rollo Skinner, Billy Ashworth, Harry Belcher, Joe Gaminara, Roxanne Pallett, Radoslav Paravanov, Danko Jordanov, Asen Asenov, and Kicker Robinson. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rated R. 91 minutes. Horror. ★ TheContinue reading “WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT – How Low Can a Franchise Go?”

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WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD – Cannibals, Criminals, CGI, Oh My!

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. 2009. Directed by Declan O’Brien. Screenplay by Connor James Delaney, based on characters by Alan McElroy. Starring Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Gil Kolirin, Christian Contreras, Jake Curran, Tom McKay, Charles Venn, Tamer Hassan, Jack Gordon, and Borislav Iliev. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Unrated. 92 minutes. Horror ★1/2 IContinue reading “WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD – Cannibals, Criminals, CGI, Oh My!”

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WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END – Rollins Reality Show Ushers in Sleazy Backwoods Bloodletting

Another WRONG TURN, another bunch of blood and guts. This sequel’s actually not so bad.

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