Review: ‘Chicago Rot’ is Explosive, Bloody, and Genre Bending Weirdness

Les (Brant McCrea)– or The Ghoul as he is endearingly known on the streets– has just finished serving time in a prison outside of Chicago. Now, The Ghoul is back on the streets fueled by revenge, seeking retribution for those that killed his mother and sent him to prison, searching high and low for those that have wronged him. The plot for Chicago Rot seems simple enough, but in this case, looks c...[Read More]

Review: “Don’t Be Bad”

Don’t Be Bad (Non Essere Cattivo) tells the story of Cesare and Vittorio who are friends for life since childhood and have spent the better part of their primes living hard and fast, conning whoever has something to lose and fighting anyone who dares to get in their way. But after Vittorio has one bad night too many he decides it’s time for a change. It is around this time that he meets Linda, who...[Read More]

Review: ‘Asylum of Darkness’ is a Total Gorefest of a Trip

From Wild Eye Releasing comes the wild psychological body horror Asylum of Darkness the newest film from writer and director Jay Woelfel (Season of Darkness, Trancers 6). Asylum of Darkness features the talents of the late Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Tim Thomerson, Tiffany Shepis, Amanda Howell, Frank Jones Jr., and Nick Baldasare Shot on 35mm, Asylum of Darkness is nothing short of impr...[Read More]

Review: ‘Freak Out’ is Well Paced, Featuring Superb Cinematography

Every one of us has wished misery, misfortune, and horror on someone at least once in our lives. Regardless of whether we understand the gravity of the curses we hurl at our enemies psychologically, we let them fly nonetheless. So when we see someone who is truly deserving receive the punishment of a lifetime, it can be quite satisfying. Such is the situation in Boaz Armoni’s Freak Out Matan, an I...[Read More]

Review: ‘The Ride,’ A Thought Provoking Short About Trusting Strangers

The prospect of trusting complete strangers is a daunting exigency on our modern culture bestowed upon us through cautionary tales passed down from our parents and teachers. It’s surprising to believe that the generosity of strangers wasn’t always thought to be a veiled ruse in which to entrap unsuspecting individuals for mischievous deeds. Watch any pre-World War II film and you get the impressio...[Read More]

Review: “House on Willow Street”

Horror films are full of tropes and cliches that ring true in generic films. Although not a bad thing in some, it is tough to overcome some of the stereotypes we love to find. From characters to situations to even particular lines spoken by the characters, horror tropes exist and sometimes we have to deal with them. As a director or writer, it is your job to takes these tropes and turn them into s...[Read More]

Review: ‘After Hours’ is Creepy with Simple Premise

After Hours, the first collaboration between director Michael Aguiar of Bravestar Productions and writer Adam Weber, take a simple concept and keeps it creepy all the way through. The synopsis is straightforward enough: an employee of a local store finds herself being stalked by someone or something after hours. It’s really not about the employee, but the cop investigating what happened to her. Ho...[Read More]

Review: ‘Invoke,’ A Horror Short for the Modern Era

Zombies are great. Maybe a weird way to start a paragraph but it’s true, they really are awesome, same as werewolves, mummies, vampires, and so many other abominations that have haunted the collective nightmares (or dreams depending on how you look at ‘em) of horror enthusiasts everywhere for decades. But in order to keep things fresh within the community, it can’t all be ghosts and ghouls. Art mu...[Read More]

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