Tag: Horror

Penumbra

Penumbra

| August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

If the last name of Penumbra‘s co-directors– Bogliano– sounds familiar, it’s likely due to Adrián García Bogliano’s festival hit Cold Sweat, which was released earlier this year by Dark Sky films. Bogliano’s name has been on the radar of more and more horror fans since the U.S. release of Rooms for Tourists in 2006, and […]

Lovely Molly

Lovely Molly

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eduardo Sánchez makes a bold decision at the very beginning of his new film, Lovely Molly: it opens with Molly (Gretchen Lodge) speaking into a home video camera, and from there it segues into home movie footage of Molly’s wedding to Tim (Johnny Lewis). Sánchez was one of the co-directors of the massively influential film […]

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The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season

The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The second season of The Walking Dead picks up immediately after the events of the first, with Rick Grimes and his band of followers searching for shelter from the zombie hordes that plague the post-apocalyptic Georgia landscape. After the fast-paced, high concept events of the first season, the more dramatic, character-driven second season unsurprisingly stigmatized […]

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The Moth Diaries

The Moth Diaries

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

A film adaptation of a young adult novel about a vampire at a girls’ school must have seemed like a no-brainer proposition for the producers of The Moth Diaries. Indeed, Rachel Klein’s 2003 debut sounds tailor-made for a film adaptation in the post-Twilight market: A nameless narrator, now in her 40s, looks back on the […]

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Jersey Shore Shark Attack

Jersey Shore Shark Attack

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s not too hard to imagine the pitch meeting for this one: A producer is watching Shark Week and catches a bit about the real-life 1916 “Jersey Shore Shark Attack.” It pretty much writes itself, really. SyFy has been rolling out new Creature Features pretty regularly for some time now, enlisting the aid of Roger […]

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Halloween 4 and 5 on Blu-ray

Halloween 4 and 5 on Blu-ray

| August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

The original Halloween franchise continues its slow progress to Blu-ray with Anchor Bay’s latest set of reissues. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers were previously released on DVD by Anchor Bay and eventually released in a 2-pack together, although the new Blu-rays are sold separately. Are […]

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The Color Out of Space

The Color Out of Space

| August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

H.P. Lovecraft’s works have been notoriously difficult to bring to the screen successfully, largely because Lovecraft often wrote of things “beyond description” or that human language lacked the ability to convey. Unsurprisingly, though, many independent filmmakers have taken interesting routes to get to where bigger productions couldn’t quite reach: the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s silent-film […]

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Kill List

Kill List

| August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kill List is… what is Kill List? That’s actually not a bad question. Part hitman movie, part family drama and part horror, Kill List is the bastard lovechild of director Ben Wheatley. As the film follows Jay (Neil Maskell) and Gal (Michael Smiley) it becomes less and less clear where the film is headed, but […]

New Year’s Evil

New Year’s Evil

| August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

If the idea of a fairly inept sort of holiday themed slasher film starring Pinky Tuscadero from Happy Days doesn’t appeal to you, you are probably not the target audience for New Year’s Evil. And that’s OK! For the rest of us, the MGM Limited Edition Collection has delivered another long-awaited “classic” on DVD for […]

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Knock Knock 2

Knock Knock 2

| August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you’re wondering “When did Knock Knock come out?”, you’re not alone. Produced in 2006, the original Knock Knock is an interesting artifact of post-Saw/pre-Grindhouse horror. In a lot of ways, Knock Knock is a throwback to cheap 80s slasher films, only with that obnoxious jump-cut/strobe editing that the Saw films popularized in the mid-2000s. […]

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