Movie Review: THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING

THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING | © 2014 Anchor Bay

Rating: R Stars: Shane Johnson, Ella Anderson, Carla Pifko, Julie McNiven Writer: David Jung, story by David Jung & Tedi Sarafian Director: David Jung Distributor: Anchor Bay Release Date: August 22, 2014, theatrical/ August 26, 2014, VOD and iTunes THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING plays mix and match with its initial found footage set-up. Director/writer David Jung, working from a story he crafted with Tedi Sarafian, makes the switching back and forth fairly seamless and unobtrusive, though people who don’t like found footage probably won’t find this to their taste. The protagonist, Michael King (Shane Johnson), is followed by a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SEPTIC MAN

SEPTIC MAN | © 2014 Starz Digital Media

Rating: R Stars: Jason David Brown, Molly Dunsworth, Robert Maillet, Tim Burd, Julian Richings, Stephen McHattie Writer: Tony Burgess Director: Jesse Thomas Cook Distributor: Starz Digital Media Release Date: August 15, 2014 Not for the faint of heart, or the weak of stomach, SEPTIC MAN combines the horrors of serial killers, claustrophobia and psychological damage with a hefty continuing dose of physical filth. It is effective and remarkably sober, except for a derangedly cheerful country-style song over the end credits. There may be a couple of thematic similarities, but no one is going to confuse this with, say, THE TOXIC […]Read On »

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Blu-ray/DVD Review: IN FEAR

IN FEAR poster | ©2014 Anchor Bay

Rating: R Stars: Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert, Allen Leech Writer: Jeremy Lovering Director: Jeremy Lovering Distributor: Anchor Bay Films Blu-Ray/DVD/VOD Release Date: March 11, 2014 It’s hard to make any kind of a gripping movie with limited sets and very few cast members, but writer/director Jeremy Lovering succeeds with his debut feature, IN FEAR. Genre fans can relate elements of the scenario to a lot of other suspense/horror films, but IN FEAR works as an original, as well as an unexpectedly good character piece. Scotsman Tom (Iain De Caestecker) and English Lucy (Alice Englert) have only been dating for […]Read On »

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DVD Review: SANITARIUM

SANTARIUM poster | ©2013 RLJ Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, John Glover, Robert Englund, David Mazouz, Lacey Chabert, Chris Mulkey, Mayra Leal Writers: Kerry Valderrama, C.M. Bratton, Bryan Ortiz, Evan Boston, James Hartz, Scott Mercano Directors: Bryan Ramirez, Bryan Ortiz, Kerry Valderrama Distributor: RLJ Entertainment Release Date: December 31, 2013 SANITARIUM is like one of those good old grab bag horror movies that Hammer and Amicus used to make, or like a long episode of NIGHT GALLERY, with each segment having a different director and set of writers. However, as the whole project seems a collaborative venture between the directors and […]Read On »

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DVD Review: THE HOLE

THE HOLE DVD | ©2012 Big Air Studios

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Bruce Dern, Teri Polo Writer: Mark L. Smith Director: Joe Dante Distributor: Big Air Studios Release Date: Theatrical September 28, 2012; home video, October 3, 2012 THE HOLE may serve as a good test disc for the young would-be horror fan in your family. Approximately as scary as GREMLINS, one of THE HOLE director Joe Dante’s better-known credits, this movie doesn’t have flying gore or a body count, but it’s reasonably serious and creepy, and does have a few shots of a ghost with the back of his skull missing, along […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE ROAD (2012)

The Road (2012) movie poster | ©2012 Freestyle Releasing

Rating: R Stars: Carmina Villaroel, Rhian Ramos, TJ Trinidad, Barbie Fortenza, Lexi Fernandez, Derick Monasterio, Alden Richards, Louise de los Reyes, Renz Valerio Writers: Yam Laranas and Aloy Adlawan Director: Yam Laranas Distributor: Freestyle Releasing Release Date: May 11, 2012 Director/co-writer Yam Laranas’ film THE ROAD – not to be confused with the adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel, starring Viggo Mortensen – has a couple of notions with possibilities. Certainly it’s beautifully filmed – Laranas also served as the cinematographer – with the consequence that the whole enterprise is very atmospheric. Atmosphere counts for a lot in the horror […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: From the World Premiere of THE RITE

Anthony Hopkins at the World Premiere of THE RITE | © 2011 Sue Schneider

The World Premiere of New Line Cinema’s THE RITE was held Wednesday, January 26th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. THE RITE is inspired by a true story and based on the book THE MODERN DAY EXORCIST by Matt Baglio. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Arianna Veronesi, Torrey DeVitto, Marija Karan, Father Gary Thomas, Marta Gastini, Mikael Hafstrom (Director), Michael Petroni (Writer), and Matt Baglio (Author). Joining them were guests, which included: Charlotte Ross, Marley Shelton, Oscar Nunez, Chi McBride, Connie Britton, Carla Gugino, Carla Ortiz, […]Read On »

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CD Review: THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY soundtrack

House By the Cemetary (c) 2010 Beat Records

Where POLTERGEIST stands as a landmark in how mostly traditional instruments and orchestrations could be used to create an unearthly tone, rock-centric music certainly wasn’t a slouch at digging into those same fear centers, perhaps with even more chilling results. It’s likely no band did it better than Goblin, an Italian group that turned the progressive vibe pioneered by the likes of Pink Floyd and Zeppelin to far darker ends, using acid builds of electronics, strumming guitars and wailing voices to become escalating webs of fear, the big solo usually accompanying some unlucky woman’s evisceration in such classic scores as DEEP RED and SUSPIRIA.

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