Short Film Review: A Late Thaw is a Beautifully Dark Look at Grief

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuqFhDSAfKs A Late Thaw. 2015. Directed & Written by Kim Barr. Starring Michelle Boback, Lucas Chartier-Dessert, Kathleen Fee, Helena Marie, & Ivan Peric. 14 minutes. Drama/Fantasy/Short ★★★★1/2  Over at ChicArt Productions they're consistently putting out interesting little short independent films. Some are great subversions of genre, others are merely great examples of the genres in …

Continue reading Short Film Review: A Late Thaw is a Beautifully Dark Look at Grief

CLOSER TO GOD and the Ethics of Science

Closer to God. 2014. Directed and Written by Billy Senese. Starring Jeremy Childs, Shelean Newman, Shannon Hoppe, David Alford, and Isaac Disney. LC Pictures. Unrated. 81 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller. ★★★ Usually I keep my ear out and head up for any new horror films that sound different, or for whatever reason pique my interest. Closer to God …

Continue reading CLOSER TO GOD and the Ethics of Science

THE STRANGER is Eerie Indie Vampire Horror

The Stranger. 2015. Directed and Written by Guillermo Amoedo. Starring Cristobal Tapia Montt, Ariel Levy, Luis Gnecco, and Nicolas Duran. Sobras International Pictures. Unrated. 93 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery. ★★★1/2 Eli Roth, though some may say different, is a great talent. I enjoy his movies because they're fun. I really enjoy him as a producer, as well. …

Continue reading THE STRANGER is Eerie Indie Vampire Horror

IT FOLLOWS: S.T.G (Sexually Transmitted Ghosts)

It Follows. 2015. Directed & Written by David Robert Mitchell. Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Kelly Height, Daniel Zovatto, and Jake Weary. Northern Lights Films. 14A. 100 minutes. Horror/Mystery. ★★★★1/2 There's been a massive amount of praise roll in for David Robert Mitchell's new horror It Follows, and it seems equal portions of people …

Continue reading IT FOLLOWS: S.T.G (Sexually Transmitted Ghosts)

CHEAP THRILLS in a Bleak Economy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLiWbTn1RpE Cheap Thrills. 2014.  Dir. E.L Katz. Starring Pat Healy, Sara Paxton, Ethan Embry, and David Koechner. Pacific Northwest Pictures. Rated 14A. 88 minutes. Comedy/Crime/Drama ★★★★1/2 Cheap Thrills begins as Craig (Pat Healy) loses his low paying job. On top of that, he and his wife, as well as their new baby, are on the …

Continue reading CHEAP THRILLS in a Bleak Economy