Belfast 1912 takes on the film festivals

Belfast 1912 Takes on the Film Festivals

Six unlikely souls gather for a seance in Edwardian Belfast. When a dark secret is revealed, their reality begins to unravel in this unsettling short horror film. More about Dominic O’Neill O’Neill is a screenwriter and director working in Belfast. The Irish tradition of storytelling and folklore suffuses his work, and Dominic’s visual style and…

Shudder acquires unearthly horror comedy the seed ahead of beyond fest world premiere

Shudder Acquires Unearthly Horror Comedy The Seed Ahead of Beyond Fest World Premiere

NEW YORK – September 29, 2021 – Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired worldwide rights to the black comedy creature feature The Seed, ahead of the film’s world premiere at Beyond Fest, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 5. The Shudder Original Film, which is written and directed by Sam Walker (Duck Children),…

Fantasia 2021 to close with takashi miike’s the great yokai war – guardians

FANTASIA 2021 to Close with Takashi Miike’s The Great Yokai War – Guardians

Montreal, Quebec The Fantasia International Film Festival announces a massive new assortment of feature films for its 25th edition, along with details on scheduled panels, talks, tributes, special events, and our esteemed juries. On top of our impressive virtual slate of films, all geo-locked to Canada, and in addition to our globally accessible streamed events,…

Emotional horror: trigger warnings at the ready

Emotional Horror: Trigger Warnings at the Ready

Horror is a dark bastion of the unshackled mind. Allowing access to shadowy intrusive thoughts bleeding out on to an unblemished page. It is a way of exorcising daemons without reprisal. Yet, when a true horror fan meets a non-fan, there is a sense that they are unhinged. Is there something lurking under that sinister…

The itunes $0. 99 movie of the week: ‘hereditary’

The iTunes $0.99 Movie of the Week: ‘Hereditary’

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99. I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard-earned dollar. This week, a grieving family is wrung through the wringer and then some in A24’s masterful, mind-f**k of…

Universal reviving classic monsters in marvel inspired reboot

Universal Reviving Classic Monsters In Marvel Inspired Reboot

Marvel Studios must be proud. How the original Matrix film revolutionized not only the action genre but filmmaking as a whole with “Bullet Time”, the rather young Marvel’s recipe for success is being adapted by other studios, some of which have been in business for some time, in creating a franchise that focuses on character…

Horror: it’s time to kill the found footage

Horror: It’s Time To Kill The Found Footage

The age has come when the infamous shaky-cam-asaurus and his brother, the dim witted found-footage-rex, need to become extinct. Many readers might fondly remember the originals; The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield, and Paranormal Activities and how they chilled and thrilled, but the films today are hardly making the cut.   WARNING: Contains spoilers   All These…

October movie preview: where did all the horror go?

October Movie Preview: Where Did All the Horror Go?

Halloween is fast approaching, as the orange filling in my Oreos seems to indicate. At the movies however, Halloween’s favorite genres are missing in action. In terms of horror movies, the usual suspects like “Saw” and “Paranormal Activity” aren’t happening. The “Saw” franchise ended and “Paranormal Activity” will return next October with number five. Also…

Movie review: you’re next

Movie Review: You’re Next

Director: Adam Wingard Stars: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg What do you get when you take a wealthy family in an isolated manse, psychotic killers in animal masks, and death traps that are only rivaled by Kevin McAllister’s exploits in Home Alone?  You get one bad-ass slasher film! You’re Next…

September movie preview: a hodgepodge of releases

September Movie Preview: A Hodgepodge of Releases

With the end of August as an indicator, it was clear that the new releases to come in September were not going to be a great draw. Historically September is one of the weakest months at the theaters, but browsing the list there are a few movies that will pull people to the popcorn lines….