When a trio of believers head into a religious community of fundamentalists living in the woods, they discover faith means different things to everybody.
THE DARK TAPES is a horror-science fiction-thriller mashup of related shorts, mingling together in an exciting yet flawed mix of terror.
This is one brutal piece of slasher cinema. Not without faults, but fun, nasty stuff for the true horror hound.
Cannibal Holocaust. 1980. Directed by Ruggero Deodato. Story by Gianfranco Clerici. Starring Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi, Salvatore Basile, Ricardo Fuentes, and Carl Gabriel Yorke. F.D Cinematografica. Rated R. 95 minutes. Adventure/Horror ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Grindhouse Releasing DVD) Nearly two decades before The Blair Witch Project horrified audiences with its low budget realisticContinue reading “Cannibal Holocaust: A Documentary of Hell on Earth”
The Gallows. 2015. Directed & Written by Travis Cluff/Chris Lofing. Starring Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford, Travis Cluff, Price T. Morgan, Theo Burkhardt, David Herrera, Gannon Del Fierro, Mackie Burt, and Adrian Salas. Blumhouse Productions. Rated 14A. 81 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★ Found footage is a sub-genre I do enjoy, honestly. That beingContinue reading “The Gallows: Wasted Opportunity & Wasted Youth”
The Hills Have Eyes. 1977. Directed & Written by Wes Craven. Starring John Steadman, Janus Blythe, Peter Locke, Russ Grieve, Virginia Vincent, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Dee Wallace, Brenda Marinoff, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, James Whitworth, Michael Berryman, and Lance Gordon. Blood Relations Co. Unrated. 89 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ (Film) ★★★ (eOne DVD release) I want toContinue reading “A Family Terrorized: Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes”
John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN is as good today as in 1978. Well, Father Gore wasn’t alive then, but he’s sure it was scary then, too.
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 peopleContinue reading “IT FOLLOWS: S.T.G (Sexually Transmitted Ghosts)”