FSHG’s Top 50(+) of 2019

A heavy dose of Father Gore’s favourite films released in 2019

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Father Son Holy Gore’s Interview with Larry Fessenden

C.H. Newell chats with filmmaker Larry Fessenden about his new film, DEPRAVED, Mary Shelley, the state of America, and more.

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Destructive Legacies of Fatherhood in Larry Fessenden’s DEPRAVED

The newest film from Larry Fessenden is a fresh take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that takes aim at our violent patriarchal culture.

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The Senselessness + Style of Murder in Mickey Keating’s PSYCHOPATHS

Mickey Keating’s PSYCHOPATHS tells a series of short narratives about people driven to kill. A nasty, stylised piece of work.

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The Mind’s Eye is Bloody Old-Fashioned Fun

The Mind’s Eye. 2016. Directed & Written by Joe Begos. Starring Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos, Larry Fessenden, Noah Segan, Matt Mercer, Michael A. LoCicero, Jeremy Gardner, Patrick M. Walsh, Brian Morvant, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers, & Chuck Doherty. Channel 83 Films/Site B. Not Rated. 87 minutes. Action/Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★★ Not sure howContinue reading “The Mind’s Eye is Bloody Old-Fashioned Fun”

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Carnage Park: A Scary Slice of 1970s Americana

Carnage Park. 2016. Directed & Written by Mickey Keating. Starring Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, James Landry Hébert, Michael Villar, Bob Bancroft, Larry Fessenden, Andy Greene, Alan Ruck, Graham Skipper, & Darby Stanchfield. Diablo Entertainment. Unrated. 90 minutes. Action/Crime/Horror/Thriller ★★★★ Ever since seeing Ritual, I’ve been hooked on Mickey Keating. His directing and writing are a sight forContinue reading “Carnage Park: A Scary Slice of 1970s Americana”

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Take a Tense Little Ride with Trigger Man

Trigger Man. 2007. Directed, Edited, & Written by Ti West. Starring Reggie Cunningham, Ray Sullivan, Sean Reid, Heather Robb, James Felix McKenney, Seth Abrams, & Larry Fessenden. KINO International/Glass Eye Pix/Scareflix/CCR Productions. Unrated. 80 minutes. Drama/Thriller ★★★1/2  This is a slightly unusual film out of Ti West’s filmography. He is a great director, in myContinue reading “Take a Tense Little Ride with Trigger Man”

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Psychological Cracks and Shadows of Polanski in Darling

Darling. 2015. Directed & Written by Mickey Keating. Starring Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden, Helen Rogers, John Speredakos, Brian Morvant, & Al-Nisa Petty. Glass Eye Pix/Alexander Groupe. Unrated. 78 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ Mickey Keating is one of my favourite writer-directors over the past few years in indie horror. While the low budget charmContinue reading “Psychological Cracks and Shadows of Polanski in Darling”

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The Last Winter: Larry Fessenden’s Fossil Fuel Horrorshow

The Last Winter. 2006. Directed by Larry Fessenden. Screenplay by Fessenden & Robert Leaver. Starring Ron Perlman, Connie Britton, James Le Gros, Jamie Harrold, Zach Gilford, Kevin Corrigan, Jamie Harrold, Pato Hoffmann, Joanne Shenandoah, Larry Fessenden, and Oscar Miller. Antidote Films/Glass Eye Pix/Zik Zak Kvikmyndir. Rated 18A. 101 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ It’s no secret I’mContinue reading “The Last Winter: Larry Fessenden’s Fossil Fuel Horrorshow”

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No Telling: Mary Shelley’s Rural Frankenstein

No Telling. 1991. Directed by Larry Fessenden. Screenplay by Larry Fessenden & Beck Underwood. Starring Miriam Healy-Louie, Stephen Ramsey, David Van Tieghem, Richard Topol, Ashley Arcement, Robert Brady, Susan Doukas, Ward Burlingham, J.J. Clark, Stanley Taub, Francois Lampietti, and John Van Couvering. Glass Eye Pix. Not Rated. 93 minutes. Horror ★★★★1/2 Larry Fessenden has longContinue reading “No Telling: Mary Shelley’s Rural Frankenstein”

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Pod: Backwoods Indie Alien Horror with Teeth

Pod. 2015. Directed & Written by Mickey Keating. Starring Larry Fessenden, Lauren Ashley Carter, Brian Morvant, Dean Cates, John Weselcouch, and Forrest McClain. High Window Films. Rated R. 76 minutes. Horror/Mystery/Thriller ★★★1/2 If any of you may have read my reviews before, you might know that I’m a big fan of films which are ofContinue reading “Pod: Backwoods Indie Alien Horror with Teeth”

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WE ARE STILL HERE Channels Fulci

We Are Still Here. 2015. Directed by Ted Geoghegan. Written by Ted Geoghegan & based on a concept by Richard Griffin. Starring Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie, and Larry Fessenden. Dark Sky Films. Unrated. 84 minutes. Horror. 3.5 out of 5 stars I’m a big fan of horror, big fan of Barbara Crampton, soContinue reading “WE ARE STILL HERE Channels Fulci”

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