I love it when a film reaches right out at the start and grabs you tightly by the balls; David Moscow’s Desolation does just that. That firm grip eases somewhat as we’re introduced to motel-worker Katie (Dominik Garcia-Lorido) and her coworker/friend Debbie who are chatting it up about a cute actor guy staying at the hotel. The cute guy is Jay (Brock Kelly) who is apparently sort of a big deal in Hollywood and while Debbie is obviously the most interested, it’s Katie that Jay takes a liking to.
In 1987 Clive Barker and his cenobites had “such sites to show you” in the iconic film Hellraiser. Thirty-one years and now ten films later, Gary J. Tunnicliffe wants to show you why “Evil Seeks Evil” in his latest film Hellraiser: Judgment.
It’s been quite a rough ride for the Hellraiser franchise which has been on a downward spiral ever since Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth and then perfectly flat-lining with the Doug Bradley-less Hellraiser: Revelations in 2011. Tunnicliffe who wrote, but did not direct, the dismal Hellraiser: Revelations, told 60 Minutes With that, “I knew what I wanted to make, and I felt like ‘you know what, I wrote a traditional Hellraiser story with Revelations and I got raped by the fans. I’m not going to try and appease the fans anymore.’ I’m going to make a film for me and I have a very strong idea visually on where I want to go with the story and its going to be very different. I’m going to make a food for me and offer everybody a bite.” read more
Back in October we bought you news and the teaser trailer for Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built (see that story here) starring Helen Miren as Sarah Winchester. Well now, a month before its theatrical release, comes the full trailer and word that they’ve shortened the title to just Winchester. Makes sense…rolls off the tongue a bit easier, I suppose.
Slated for a February 2nd release, Winchester tells the story (based on factual events) of the famed “Winchester Mystery House” and its construction by widow Sarah Winchester of Winchester Firearms fame. read more
So here we are at the end of another fun-filled year of blood and gore and it’s time to wrap up by giving you my top 17 films of 2017. So many awesome movies came out this year that I literally started this list with nearly 40 titles before eventually whittling it down to a final 17. My sincere hope is that you haven’t seen some of these films and that I can help bring some disturbing, and maybe even humorous, cinema to you life. Enjoy.
Oh yeah, and this list is in no particular order. Other than the one that I mention below as probably my favorite of the year, the order is totally random (yet partially alphabetical). read more
In the land of horror/sci-fi television series’, is any network hotter than Netflix right now? Proving that you don’t even have to speak English to woo an English-speaking audience, Netflix’s newest genre series Dark debuted on December 1st and has already been greenlit for a second season. That’s not to say that the show isn’t a hit overseas as well because it certainly is.
Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, Dark takes place in the German town of Winden and follows the events surrounding the disappearance of two children which sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations. read more
Before Krampus injected some needed chills into traditional yuletide proceedings, the original dark spirit of Christmas was Frau Perchta (and her many iterations such as Frau Holda, Frau Holle, La Befana, etc.). This Germanic legend embodies many of our preconceived notions (at least in appearance) of a classic witch, complete with scraggly hair, a long nose, and a broom stick made of straw. And although she is less well known than the horned figure that takes over her role, she is equally terrifying, misunderstood, and engaging. read more
Most horror fans will remember the Nickelodeon show from the early-to-mid 90’s, Are You Afraid of the Dark. A group of teens who referred to themselves as “The Midnight Society” would meet up in the woods and each week one would tell a different scary story by starting off with, “submitted for the approval of The Midnight Society, I call this story…”.
Well on October 11, 2019 Paramount will deliver their feature-length version of the well-loved series. The story is being written by Gary Dauberman, most recently known for co-writing the massive success film It as well as Anabelle and Anabelle:Creation. read more
Earlier this week we reported that The Walking Dead fan-favorite Morgan (Lennie James) was making the jump from the parent show to it’s spin-off show Fear The Walking Dead (click here for that story). Now FTWD has added another familiar face in former Lost star Maggie Grace.
Maggie spent six years on the popular show Lost as the character Shannon Rutherford and is also well known for playing Kim Mills opposite Liam Neeson in the Taken series.
Grace joins a FTWD cast that includes returning members Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Danay Garcia and Colman Domingo as well as new regulars Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman and the aforementioned Lennie James. read more
Great news for fans of Yeon Sang-ho’s 2016 hit zombie film Train to Busan as media giant Netflix acquires the rights to his next film Psychokinesis. Last year’s Train to Busan was on many people’s “top horror films of the year” list so it comes as no surprise that his next film was snatched up quickly.
Written and directed by Yeon-Sang-ho, Psychokinesis is about a man who inadvertently acquires superpowers and uses them to help his daughter and others, but runs into trouble in the process. According to Variety, “Netflix announced a 2018 global outing for Psychokinesis. It did not provide any details of release schedules, but confirmed that [it will] receive theatrical releases in Korea.” read more
Close to 5 years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Adam Green to discuss the upcoming sophomore season of his show Holliston on the FearNET channel (click here for that interview). Little did anyone know that season two would be the last season that horror fans would see of the show that had captured their hearts. In March of 2014, Adam’s good friend and Holliston cast member Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus of Gwar) passed away leaving Green understandably heartbroken and unsure about the future of the show that Brockie was such a big part of. Then in June of the same year, FearNET was shut down and Holliston was left without a station. read more