The Bloody Indulgent (2014) – Film

“The Bloody Indulgent: A Raunchy Vampire Musical”

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After accidentally killing the owner of a strip club, Burt, a hedonistic vampire, takes his friend-turned-vampire, Todd, to his favorite drug dealer for a night of indulgence.  Meanwhile, surviving strippers from the club plot Burt’s destruction.    Continue reading

Wes Craven Presents: Mind Ripper (1995) – Film

“Wes Craven Presents: Mind Ripper”

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Morally ambiguous scientists working on reanimation experiments and trying to create a super soldier, become trapped in their remote desert outpost when their experiment goes wrong.  Continue reading

3 Headed Shark Attack (2015) – Made for TV

“3 Headed Shark Attack”

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The scientists at the underwater research station, Persephone, have been researching marine life at an oceanic “garbage patch.”  Specifically they’re studying mutations caused by the severe pollution.  Maggie has just arrived for her internship on the Persephone, when the research station is attacked by the most dangerous mutation they have yet encountered.   Continue reading

Hostel (2004) – Film Sips

“Hostel”

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Well, there were a few redeeming qualities in this torture porn flick from Eli Roth.  It has a really good misdirection/bait and switch. The make up and gore are outstanding. (By now you should all know my fondness for well executed gore. Pun intended.)  And the setting was beautiful.  I was expecting very little from the characters… and the plot. I got what I expected.  I guess it was good enough that I’m willing to check out Part 2.

Shivers Down Your Spine: A Horror Anthology (2015) – Film

“Shivers Down Your Spine: A Horror Anthology”

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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

The Unwanted (2014) – Film

“The Unwanted”

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A young drifter, Carmilla, is seeking information about the mother she never met.  When she arrives in a rural town, she meets Laura, an awkward waitress, and they develop a relationship, of which Laura’s father disapproves. Continue reading

A Blood Story (2015) – Film

“A Blood Story”

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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

Jersey Shore Massacre (2014) – Film

“Jersey Shore Massacre” 

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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

Camp Massacre (2014) – Film

“Camp Massacre”

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Ten “weight challenged” men are contestants on a competitive weight-loss reality TV show, called “By the Pound,” where the winner will receive $1 million.    When the contestants start disappearing, the men begin to suspect foul play.   Continue reading

Bleeding Hearts (2015) – Film

“Bleeding Hearts”

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In  Mansionville, live 5 sisters, who the townsfolk love for the contributions they have made to the community: the Van Houtens, a doctor, a lawyer, a pharmacist, an engineer, and a foot model.  Each year, the Van Houten sisters take their annual month long vacation.  Mysteriously, at the same time, several men from Mansionville happen to leave as well.  A film maker has come to do a documentary about these disappearances.   Continue reading