indie horror

I honestly don't know what this indie movie by Tim Davis is about, but after seeing this little synopsis, all I know is: I must see it. I saw a guy in some sort of power armor, zombies, a screaming fat chick, guns, gravestones and lots of tattooed naked people.

Horror fans got a one week reprieve from shelling out dough at the box office this week. That is unless you live near one of the 11 theaters that screened the Ryan Reynolds Iraq War flick "Buried," which Lionsgate rolled out to a select number of theaters on Friday.

Is it wrong that I don't find anything creepy about the main charter in the new film "Catfish"? Sometime you've just got to find a girl on Facebook, start putting yourself in pictures with her and eventually drive across the country to surprise her in the middle of the night.

Whenever I sit down to review low-budget independent horror movies, especially those released by cult distributor Brain Damage Films, I make an honest, concentrated effort not to hold them to the same standards as their Hollywood-generated brethren. Less-than-stellar acting, wonky direction, and cheap special effects are almost always par for the course, and for the most part, they're relatively easy to overlook. Assuming, of course, that the project in question comes packaged with a decent story and a director who understands the limitations of his budget.

Anyone who has suffered through any of my reviews on this site is probably aware of the fact that modern mainstream horror and I simply do not get along. In fact, I'm so brutally disenchanted with the genre right now that I often wonder why, exactly, I continue to waste my precious time and remaining brain cells on films that do nothing more than insult my intelligence. Perhaps this jaded point-of-view is true source of my recent cinematic funk, derailing the respective experiences long before the opening credits begin to roll.

There's been a lot of buzz around the film "The House Of The Devil" and after showing at numerous festival it finally gets a release date this weekend, even if it is a limited one.

This week we take on "Paranormal Activity", and see whose pants were dry after watching it.

This British horror film "Knife Edge" reminds me of a couple of different movies I've seen before. Hmmm... I'm thinking "The Shining" mixed with "The Others", with a splash of "The Grudge"?

Generally speaking, I am not a fan of children. And, as far as I can tell, they don't care much for me, either. If these overprotected, misguided miscreants aren't pre-packaged from birth with some sort of mental or physical abnormality, you can rest assured that their parents are complete and total nutters who are a few signatures short of an extended psychiatric vacation. As harsh and detached as these words may initially appear, there's a part of you that knows I'm right.

For those of us who weren't lucky enough to catch one of the limited midnight screenings that have occurred in the last few weeks, today will be our first chance to see "Paranormal Activity".