indie horror

Dark Sky Films announces today the details for its upcoming direct to DVD opus, Plague Town. The film is the directorial debut of David Gregory, long time award winning provider of DVD special features and documentaries.

If there's a combo for a horror movie that will pretty much guarantee every fan is going to watch it, I would say it’s put a cult icon on screen with a porn star. That’s just putting two and two together, people. Well the producers behind “Smash Cut” are clearly aware of this formula, as they have put David Hess, star of “The Last House on the Left” and “Swamp Thing” alongside the star of “Finger Licking Good: Volume 5” and “House of Ass 3”, Sasha Grey.

"Splinter" hits DVD at an odd time, when a whole host of solid limited release horror films are also hitting store shelves, so it would be easy to overlook it when you're out searching for your horror fix on a Friday night. That would be a mistake, because if you did that you would be missing out on a fantastic gem, and a great example of what can be done on limited resources.

With rumors spreading of two men fainting at Sundance and women dressed as nurses walking around horror conventions cradling creepy baby dolls, "Grace", Paul Solet's first full-length feature as a writer and director, has been getting excellent word of mouth. Even Grace's rating on imdb is unusually high for an independent horror film, coming in currently at an 8.5.

While you were sleeping last week, the film formerly known as "Bog Bodies" received a new name, DVD cover, and a potential release date. Now known as "Legend of the Bog," this film looks to be tentatively slated for release on DVD this June care of Lionsgate. Judging by the poster art, it looks like this film is being pushed as a vehicle for Vinnie Jones ("Midnight Meat Train," "X-Men 3"), who plays a vagabond hunter that's trying to do away with a reanimated bog body aka mummified corpse turned bad guy from Xena: Warrior Princess.

A group of twenty-somethings party it up in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Heading home for the night they happen across a man in a hospital robe in the middle of the road. Swerving to avoid him they careen off the road and slam headfirst into a tree. Shaken and banged up, the group of friends mill about aimlessly as they ponder what to do.

"Shuttle" starts out simply enough. Mel and Jules, two 20-something girls fresh off of a late-night flight home from their Mexican vacation, get stranded at the airport looking for their lost luggage. While there they run in to Seth and Matt, a lady's man and a sweetheart respectively, both of whom were on the same plane. As the girls try to hail a bus home, Seth schemes and convinces Matt to forgo their own ride home in favor of following the girls.

Although it may come as a shocking surprise to those spoiled individuals born under the sign of the digital versatile disc, filmed entertainment was a lot harder to come by when yours truly was warming a seat in the American public education system. Instead of Internet bootlegs and overseas Region-Free DVDs, we had second and third-generation VHS recordings distributed by several great mail-order companies and hundreds of unique individuals at flea markets all across the nation.