indie horror

A Clip From "House of the Devil"

I've got a clip here from Ti West's "House of the Devil". West landed on my radar a few years ago with his shockingly impressive indie film "The Roost". He was then hired to direct "Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever", which he has since disowned due to meddling from Lionsgate. This is his next original project, which has gotten mixed reaction so far on the festival circuit. The quality of "The Roost" is enough to keep me tuning in to see what he has in store for the future.

"The Beacon" screenings in Texas and LA

All my folks in Texas, "The Beacon", an indie horror film shot at the famously haunted Rogers Hotel, in little ole Waxahachie, Texas will be making the rounds in October.

All screenings start at 7:30 and will playing at the following Studio Movie Grill locations:

Sunday, Oct 25: Houston City Centre (First showing and therefore will be free, show up early!).
Monday, Oct 26: Lewisville
Tuesday, Oct 27: Arlington
Wednesday, Oct 28: Plano
Thursday, Oct 29: Addison (off of Beltline)

Winter Of Frozen Dreams (REVIEW)

For the past two-and-a-half hours, I have been sitting anxiously on the couch in my living room, furiously drinking bottle after bottle of Diet Lipton Green Tea with Citrus, and attempting to translate my thoughts and feelings regarding Eric Mandelbaum's 2009 psychological murder mystery "Winter of Frozen Dreams" into an easily digestible collection of words and sentences.

The "Paranormal Activity" Frenzy Continues

It's the feel good hit of the summer. Well alright it's Fall but it's still a pretty interesting story. After last week's screenings of "Paranormal Activity" the buzz around the film keeps getting strong. A handful of screenings took place last week for the film, most of which sold out and many people were turned away. A lot of this can be credited to the film's heavy viral marketing campaign.

Murder Party (REVIEW)

Chris is an hapless dork in Dungeon Master glasses whose Halloween plans involve his cat, a big bowl of candy corn and a stack of VHS tapes with titles like “Zombie vs Unicorn’s Horn”. On his way home he finds an invitation for a “Murder Party” (“come alone”) picks it up with a shrug and carries on. His plans are thwarted, though, when his cat, Sir Lancelot, won’t get out of his chair so he can watch his movies.

Blood and Sex Nightmare (REVIEW)

Sometimes trailers tell you a hell of a lot about what your feature has in store for you. If you combine your impression of the trailers preceding the film with your expectations of a title like “Blood and Sex Nightmare” you could save yourself an hour or so. But if you are at all like me, you carry enough admiration for a straightforward approach and the promise of poorly lit boobs slathered in corn syrup that you’ll press-on.

Free Paranormal Activity Screenings!

Good news for those hot in anticipation for the indie film "Paranormal Activity" which is released on a limited basis this Friday, Paramount will be giving away tickets to free midnight screenings in select cities across the US this coming Thursday night.

The locations are:

Austin - Alamo South Lamar
New York - Landmark Sunshine Theater
Los Angeles - Arclight Sunset
Chicago -The Music Box
Atlanta - The Plaza
Seattle – Neptune
Boston - The Coolidge and San Francisco - The Castro

Evil Things (REVIEW)

Previous to receiving the screener for Dominic Perez's 2009 "lost footage" thriller "Evil Things," I hadn't heard anything about the film whatsoever.

"Growth" Trailer and first two minutes

I have a treat for you - just in time for lunch on the East Coast! It's the trailer and first two minutes of "Growth", a film about parasitic slugs that make you smart, strong and horny - before they kill you... or something. Here's the synopsis:

Amateur Pornstar Killer (REVIEW)

On the special features for “Amateur Pornstar Killer” director/star Shane Ryan cites “8mm” as inspiration for his micro-budget sleaze fest. He explains that the short 'snuff' piece at the center of the “8mm” plot was what really fired his imagination. Ryan is has a good eye for material; the snippet is an entrancing little slice of verite that is both effective and enduring. The potency of this grimy bit of footage is made plain by one laborious pass through the entirety of the tepid, turn of the millennium Nic Cage vehicle.

Around the Web

Syndicate content

What's New?

Joe's going to hate this.

Podcast

... and other words for "boner".

Podcast

Latest Reviews

Search

Around The Web