indie horror

In which we try to make sense of "Return to Nukem High: Volume 1"...

Mike and Andy join the crew to talk about this indie darling.

The Download Horror

In my short tenure as film reviewer for Bloody Good Horror, I will say that writing this review for “The Download Horror” is the biggest challenge I’ve had so far. What can I say about this movie? On the one hand, it reminds me of the horror movies that we probably made when we were 15 years old with a cheap camera, a bucket of ketchup, and a bunch of friends. On the flip side, the creators of this movie aren’t 15 (at least I don’t think they are), and it’s just not a good movie. I mean... it is bad.

"American Mary" has been taking the horror world by storm lately, and it's easy to see why. It's directed by the "Soska Twins", Jen and Sylvia, a rising directing duo most known at this point for their dark horror comedy "Dead Hooker in a Trunk".

“Excision” is a movie that defies categorization. It’s being marketed as a horror film, which, while that label is not entirely accurate, is understandable because the film contains a level of squishy gore and bodily fluids that isn’t typically seen outside of genre affairs. Some might argue that it’s more of a comedy. While it is true that mainstream comedies of the last few years have been incrementally edging up against the line between funny and disgusting, “Excision” gleefully charges past that line and dares the audience to laugh or blow chunks.

Jon recounts tails of kicking Hurricane Sandy's ass and we see if "Excision" lives up to the hype.

“Playback” starts interestingly enough. A young man named Harlan Diehl walks around a country farmhouse with a video camera, filming recently slaughtered bodies (as we learn later, it’s Diehl’s adopted family being filmed and he’s the one who did the slaughtering). His camera then focuses on a little baby left untouched in the mayhem. Before we learn the reason for his murdering spree, however, he is gunned down by police officers. Would it surprise you to know that the baby survives?

Halloween is fast approaching which means your local non-chain movie theater is putting the finishing touches on any horror-related programming with the hopes of filling the seats with genre fans. In my hometown of Boston, we're lucky enough to have no shortage of indie cinemas, and each of them-the Brattle, the Coolidge Corner and the Somerville Theater all have fantastic programming lined up.

I saw a great indie film recently called "The Corridor" (here's my review). I was so interested in the script and subject matter that I ended up contacting the film's writer, Josh MacDonald to see if he had any other genre projects up his sleeve I should know about. Turns out, he does! Here's a trailer for his new short film, titled "GAME". I've had a chance to see it myself, and as someone who isn't usually a fan of the format, I have to say this short is definitely worth your time.

... and it's called "Zombie Massacre". I'm glad to see Uwe Boll back to taking his films super seriously. As all schlock fans know, the best camp is the unintentional kind. It says "Coming in 2013" and has a link to a business website at the end, so I assume that means he's still trying to sell the film. Let me be the first to say, let's Kickstartr this thing, I'd be all over that hot mess in a second.