indie horror

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.

Who would win in a fight between Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy?

Haha... I'm not saying I would actually watch this film, I'm just saying I was incredibly amused by the trailer. And hell, I'm sure there are some of you out there willing to brave this kind of low budget stuff. For what it appears to have been shot on, it's definitely an impressive production.

Although I'm hearing British accents here, the internet tells me this is actually a Finnish horror film, something we've been seeing an awful lot of lately. "Skeleton Crew" will hit DVD in the States July 21st, courtesy of Lightning Media.

I was reading about this project last week and was realy intrigued, but decided to wait for a trailer before I talked about it on the site. Well, one popped up this weekend so here we go.

It's a UK Indie film, that essentially looks like what "Castaway" might have been like if it were a horror film. Here's the official synopsis:

Directed by Andrew Barker, STRAW MAN follows the story of The Lone Man (Simpson), who attempts to fight his own madness by keeping himself company in an empty world by surrounding himself with handcrafted people made of straw.

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While they've never quite made it into the upper tier of horror movie monsters, evil dolls have been a presence in midnight movies for almost as long as genre-staple baddies like vampires and werewolves. They've appeared in undisputed genre classics (“Poltergeist”, “Magic”), sustained a few major franchises (“Child's Play”, “Saw”), and, maybe the biggest sign you've made it in the horror genre, inspired loads of low-budget schlock (“Waxwork”, “Demonic Toys”).

Old school horror fans will definitely remember GOREZONE, Fangoria's nasty little brother in the horror magazine biz from the late 80's and early 90's. Back in January, Fangoria announced that they were bringing back GOREZONE in both online and print editions, and the online part of that promise finally launched today.

I've been making a point lately to send you guys in the direction of Indie horror films that actually look good. I'm not in the business of praising everything I see, but I do recognize how hard it is to make something that's actually good on a small budget, so this is me just trying to do my part. I know, I'm so noble.

For my money, it's best to do as much as possible practically.

- Ben Rock

So what were the origins of "Alien Raiders"?

It was actually an idea of Dan Myrick's. His idea was to set something fantastic and grandiose like an alien invasion film in the most mundane place of all - a supermarket. The title at the time was actually "Supermarket".

This may be a tad too low budget for my tastes, but I have to give it up for effective trailer editing when I see it. What we have here is the trailer for "Dead Wood", what appears to be a British horror film involving some campers in the woods, possible slashing, and I swear some Asian ghost stalking in there as well. Here's the synopsis: