Archive for 2008

- Introduction to Shock Endings -

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008 by Vomitron -

  Introduction to Shock Endings     screaming lady newcr 82x120 shock endings I’ve had this happen to me before… When I mention freeze-frame shock endings (granted, it does sound grammatically incorrect), people suddenly give me a peculiar look and ask what the hell I’m talking about. So here’s a little introduction to the subject matter.

And if you’re one of the cool cats who do know what I’m talking about, go ahead and read this brief editorial anyway, as you don’t want to go clicking on things you didn’t want to know yet.

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An Interview With Jack Hill

Sunday, September 14th, 2008 by Red Steele -

An Interview With Jack Hill   jack hill imagece video interviews Legendary writer/director Jack Hill recently was invited to attend the first edition of Offscreen Film festival. This on account of an ‘In person tribute’ to his work.

An interview with Mr. Hill in the red seats of Cinema Nova…

An Interview With Jack Hill   offscreen 2008 mini logo video interviews

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Are You Scared?

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 by Perfesser Deviant -

Are You Scared?   areyouscared1 83x120 reviews horror Director: Andy Hurst
Writer: Andy Hurst
Release Year: 2006

I am a girl, just like the girl, who married dear old dad.

Six young people sign up to participate in a reality TV show about fear called, imaginatively enough, ‘Are You Scared?’. The thing is, the show is just a cover for a deformed maniac (Brent Fidler) to unleash Saw-like nonsense upon youngish people. One contestant in particular, however, seems to have annoyed the maniac, meaning that he gives her his special, undivided attention….

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Camp Fear

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 by Perfesser Deviant -

Camp Fear   camp fear dvdart 84x120 reviews horror Director: Thom Keith
Writer
: Thom Keith
Release Year
: 1991

On top of Old Smokey, all covered with cheese, Thom Keith made a movie, with not enough sleaze.

We open with a bunch of sorority girls (including Savannah, Suzanne Ager, and Michelle Bauer) showering and doing other lovely things, but that quickly ends as Professor Hamilton (Vincent Van Patten), his student girlfriend Jamie (Betsy Russell) and some other girls whose names I never bothered learning head out to a field trip into the wilderness to meet as many clichés as possible….

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Camp Utopia

Sunday, October 5th, 2008 by Perfesser Deviant -

Camp Utopia   camp utopia1 86x120 reviews horror Director: Robert Madero
Writer
: Robert Madero and Skippy McGriff
Release Year
: 2002

Third wheels keep on turning.

Many years ago, dirty hippie cult leader / musician Timothy Bach (Stephen Pearcy) went nuts one night and started chopping up fellow dirty hippie cult members at their dirty hippie cult commune Camp Utopia. Now, some years later, five teenagers are going camping in the same place where the crimes once happened! Oh no!

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Dead Ringers

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 by J. Luis Rivera -

Dead Ringers   dead ringers dvd red11 80x120 thriller reviews reviews horror drama Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Norman Sinder and David Cronenberg based on a book by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland
Release Year: 1988

Love is the deadliest disease

Few filmmakers have a style as clearly defined as Canadian director David Cronenberg, whose career has been developed on a constantly evolving path moving from the themes of extreme physical horror of his early years (which culminate in the awesome remake of “The Fly” in 1986) to the subtler, psychologically oriented (though no less disturbing) themes of his recent work. Like a trip from the outer body horror to the inner one, the one of the mind.

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Dust Devil

Friday, June 27th, 2008 by J. Luis Rivera -

Dust Devil   dd00 64x120 reviews horror Director: Richard Stanley
Writer: Richard Stanley
Release Year: 1992

A psychotic mix of horror and western, South African style!

In the early 90s, South African director Richard Stanley was a young director with a short but promising career directing music videos and documentaries. After finishing his first feature length film, the horror and sci-fi hybrid Hardware in 1990, Stanley started working on his dream project: a horror film very loosely based on the Nhadiep, a Namibian mythical serial killer.

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El Dia de la Bestia

Friday, June 27th, 2008 by J. Luis Rivera -

El Dia de la Bestia   eldiadelabestia 75x120 reviews horror Director: Alex de la Iglesia
Writers: Jorge Guerricaechevarría and Alex de la Iglesia
Release Year: 1995
English title: The Day Of The Beast

An acid comedy for Christmas!

Just as it happened in the film industries of many European countries, the horror genre in Spain had a slow and difficult development until the 60s, when people like Narciso Ibanez Serrador and Amando de Ossorio added a Spaniard flavor to the Eurohorror of those years. However, Spaniard horror lost steam as the 70s ended and by the 80s it was again in a deep slumber in which only cult figures like Jess Franco and Paul Naschy kept truly working within the genre. Fortunately, the 90s brought an entirely new generation of young filmmakers who, having grown up with the films of that golden age, started to create a new series of horror films for the modern reality of Spain.

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Ephemeral Films: Menarche

Sunday, August 17th, 2008 by Perfesser Deviant -

Ephemeral Films: Menarche   menstru disney cr reviews documentary Menarche, for those of you who do not know, is the name of the time when women first begin menstruation. Since any topic even vaguely related to sex is considered embarrassing for many American parents to discuss with their children (though not too embarrassing to do to get children in the first place), public schools have stepped in to educate children on these important facts. Since many teachers are just as squeamish, industrial filmmakers put together films that teachers could easily show to a class and then answer questions (or refer questions to provided booklets), leaving all the awkward heavy-lifting to the film.

Plus these films cut down on weird loner telekinetic teenagers destroying the entire senior class after being doused in pig’s blood.

Films Discussed (all with links for online viewing): The Story of Menstruation / Molly Grows Up / It’s Wonderful Being a Girl / Naturally… a Girl / All Women Have Periods

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Ett Hal I Mitt Hjarta

Monday, May 12th, 2008 by Vomitron -
Ett Hal I Mitt Hjarta   hole cover 83x120 reviews drama 

Director, writer: Lukas Moodysson
Release year: 2004
English title: A Hole In My Heart

My heart: Incomplete. My head: Totally messed up!

One apartment. Four lost souls that could be our neighbours. A descent into their depraved minds following a downward spiral to self-destruction.

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