An indie, low budget, Art House Horror-Comedy. Yep. Worth the watch? Sure. I just wasn’t a fan of the random stylistic jumps. It seemed like Folger was experimenting with direction and photographic styles, in this, his directorial debut, and mashed them all together in one film. Neat, but all over the freaking place. The story rather suffered for this, as in some places the story was over explained, and in others it was overly metaphorical. On the plus side, the cast is very talented, and there is all sorts of great kill scenes with plenty of good effects.
This is an intense, violent, and disturbing film about a deaf-mute girl whose parents, along with the rest of her village, are killed and is taken to work as a housekeeper at a brothel. Sean Pertwee is the villain, militia leader, Goran, in this. There are some really great scenes that emphasize the incongruity of the horrors that the girls in the brothel are forced to live, and the modern (well, mid-90’s) world going on not far away.
It is a hard one to watch, and really conveys helplessness, fear and oppression through the choice of color, sound, settings, and language choices in dialogue.
This Canadian/New Zealand indie film was a lot of fun. Featuring the iconic Michael Ironside, doing what he does best. A movie that was written and filmed to seem as if it were shot in the 80’s and set in post apocalyptic late 1997. What a great concept! For the most part, really well done. Would have been better had they stuck to all practical effects. Though I did enjoy the “sploosh” when The Kid used the glove. Apple is an awesome character. “This is my Gnome Stick!”
This is totally worth watching, especially if you’re a fan of cheesy 80’s flicks. It’s currently available on Amazon.
This micro budget, indie, horror anthology from Nebraska is a great example of what is right in the world of indie cinema. The folks at Dead Lantern took their time, over 4 years, an extremely limited budget and made the absolute most of it. Utilizing their talented cast, make up, location, and simple effects to create ten short films which successfully draw the audience into their world and keep them captivated through their stylistically diverse film. Continue reading →
During the zombie apocalypse, survivors, Barry and Benny, band together in search of Barry’s sister, Brooke, who has been kidnapped, to fight not only against the undead but also against mysterious gas-mask wearing soldiers. Continue reading →
The story is told from the perspective of former model Madison Sheffield (Mindy Robinson), introducing her as recovering from the loss of her career and death of her husband, who, we quickly learn, was a serial killer and gave her the career ending scars. Madison quickly embraces the decadence that hosts, Frances (Camden Toy) and Anna (Melanie Robel), offer at the villa during her weekend retreat as she becomes seduced by the power of blood ritual and controlled violence. She meets the arrogant, unlikable Wade (Tim Hays) and becomes drawn to the quietly mysterious Carter (Mark Hanson). Continue reading →
Theresa and her friends had planned a weekend trip down the Shore to Seaside Heights “for a weekend of sun and sin.” However, a misunderstanding by the rental owner causes them to lose the reservation they had made. They end up staying at Theresa’s Uncle Vito’s secluded cabin in the Pine Barrens instead. After hooking up with a group of obnoxious, self-absorbed young men at a club, then taking them back to the cabin, the group find that they have become the target of a deranged killer. Continue reading →
For more information follow this link. (Though truly, IMDb doesn’t give too much information on this film. Many of the actors/actresses are uncredited and I had to use my keen powers of observation along with my well honed google skills to find some of these credits.)
In a dystopian future, ravaged by chemical warfare, the ruminants of humanity formed clans or gangs, lead by the Big Brothers, for protection. These gangs battled through the years, and now have an agreement of peace so they might survive. As the younger generation struggles under the weight of this agreement, one of the Big Brothers has decided that he will conquer and rule over them all. Continue reading →
The story is a classic tale of good vs evil. How evil can be manipulative, seductive, and give the appearance of solace. Eileen is a small town girl and, when bad things start to happen around her, Rian, a mysterious stranger, seems to be her guardian angel. Rian explains that there is a war waging between angels and demons the final battle is about to take place, and Eileen is the key to victory. Continue reading →
A young inventor and medical school drop-out, now electrician, from New Jersey, loses his fiance in a tragic lawnmower accident. He decides to put his unique skill set and unconventional problem solving to work to bring his fiance back. This time, with the perfect body. Continue reading →