There’s a certain joy in rooting for the bad guy in a movie. A truly great villain can win you over in a number of ways, be it strong characterization, a sadistic glee in their methods, or a logic in their actions that surprises the viewer by making an odd sort of sense. That’s what I got from Influencer. Writer-director Kurtis David Harder crafts a relatively simple but massively fun bit of modern horror thanks in large part to his focus on a truly compelling baddie that will earn your respect, and perhaps even outright admiration.
“Smile though your heart is aching.” Part horror and part psychological drama, Parker Finn’s debut feature Smile is a scary good time. Sosie Bacon stars as Dr. Rose Carter, a therapist who harbors traumas of her own. Following the gruesome suicide her patient, Rose soon begins to experience strange and supernatural occurrences. As the events progressively worsen, Rose has to find a way to stop the evil before the evil overtakes her.
https://youtu.be/qWpY6DvvRYk Hosted by Jason Godbey On this episode director Jeremiah Kipp talks about his latest film, Slapface which is now streaming on Shudder. We first met Jeremiah years ago. If you'd like to know more about him and his work, click here.For our review of Slapface, click here. Next week we'll have our 200th episode, … Continue reading Episode 1023: Jeremiah Kipp
by William J. Hammon, ActuallyPaid.com Some of the best horror movies out there are the ones that are grounded in an essential reality, even within the context of supernatural monsters, gory viscera, and over-the-top special effects. If the terror is analogous to something that can be experienced or felt internally by the audience, it goes … Continue reading This is Gonna Hurt – SLAPFACE
Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas’ EGO Scores Trio of Accolades Including Best Feature, Rob Jabbaz Takes Best Director, Special Jury Mention, and the Audience Award for THE SADNESS As Standouts of 2021 Winners. [Monday, October 25, 2021 - Brooklyn, NY] The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival ended its 6th edition last Thursday with the sold-out closing night East Coast … Continue reading BROOKLYN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARDS FOR 2021 EDITION
When tragedy befalls two adult siblings, they must go out into the night and hunt a demonic force that has been following and devouring them, piece by piece, since childhood. Libby Ewing and Evan Dumouchel give poignant, lived-in performances as Daphne and Wilson Shaw, whose lives to this point have been poisoned by addiction, depression, suicidal thoughts, and perhaps something more calculatingly sinister.
https://youtu.be/8pThd17Y7nQ Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions On this episode director Craig Singer talks about his new film, 6:45 which is currently playing at Regal Cinemas. Follow us here for more movie reviews and film festival coverage or subscribe to us on YouTube.
https://youtu.be/GHouHyiIWIU Review by Robert Rosado @Robby_Horror “I’ve got a story for you,” a provocative invitation that can yield many disparate outcomes and consequences. It is typically meant to include the listener in a humorous anecdote, or for telling tales out of school. But in Cody Calahan’s sinister thriller, The Oak Room, it is the hook … Continue reading Guy Walks Into a Bar-THE OAK ROOM (2021)
The term "elevated horror" has been met with some derision by genre fans, and understandably so. It implies a sense of superiority and pomposity that isn’t necessarily called for in horror. However, it is suitable for independent film distributor A24.
On this episode writer/director Adam Lippe talks about his indie horror/comedy feature Wait, Wait Don't Kill Me.