Nails is a Classic Ghost Story With an Edge
It’s a setting we are all familiar with. A bed-ridden patient, a dilapidated hospital, and a ghost bent on tormenting any in its realm. Somehow, Writer, Director Dennis Bartok is able to breathe new life into conventional tropes to deliver something that isn’t exactly groundbreaking, yet original enough to... Read more
Mansfield 66/67 Draws Portrait of Two Devilishly Independent Souls
“How much longer is it you think you can be a sex symbol?” “Forever, darling.” Mansfield 66/67 is the ravenously delectable documentary that explores the blonde bombshell’s tragic death and the rumors that swirled around her relationship with Church of Satan founder, Anton LaVey. Using re-enactments, second and first... Read more
Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! A Tepid Cover of a Better Movie
Members of the all-girl punk rock band “Kill, Pussy, Kill!” must fight for their lives and attempt to outwit an unknown assailant after finding themselves trapped in a madman’s maze. The horrors of war are graphically portrayed in the opening sequence of the new rock and roll, horror movie,... Read more
KILL ME PLEASE Has All The Angsty Cynicism of Being A Teenager
Kill Me Please is a phrase I feel like I’ve used before in these reviews, but is in the case the English translation of Mate-me Por Favor, a darkly nihilistic coming-of-age drama from director  Anita Rocha da Silveira that follows Bia (Valentina Herszage) and her posse, Renata (Dora Freind),... Read more
Friday The 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary
This year the 13th of October (as I’m sure you all know) fell on a Friday. So what better way to celebrate it then by attending the LA premiere of Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary.  The premiere was held at the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre... Read more
THE BASEMENT Dives Deep Into a Serial Killer’s Demented Soul
The Basement has been compared to other thrillers such as Silence of the Lambs and Split. It’s easy to compare serial killer movies to each other, but The Basement is a unique beast. Some may look at it as “torture porn,” but the film’s bodily horror just one aspect of a very original story that... Read more
Dead Ant Premieres at Screamfest 2017
When the “one-hit-wonder” glam-metal band “Sonic Grave” embark on a trip to coachella in hopes of a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an “unworldly” viscous attack, and they must “rock” themselves out of harm’s way. Dead Ant is the creature feature we need right... Read more
THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT Covers Familiar Ground but Doesn’t Get Lost
The Gracefield Incident is a found-footage horror film written, directed, and starring  Mathieu Ratthe that establishes its structure early, opening on a recorded conversation between Mathew (Ratthe) and Jessica Donovan ( Kimberly Laferriere ) a couple expecting the birth of their first child when a car comes out of... Read more
A Ghost Story Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife. With the evolution of the horror genre we are headed into more experimental avenues that beg the question;... Read more
Blind Faith Leads to Peril in GOODNIGHT, GRACIE
The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival is proud to announce the World Premiere of one of the year’s most anticipated horror shorts GOODNIGHT, GRACIE, written and directed by Stellan Kendrick, produced by Kendrick & Gloria Sandoval, and executive produced by Graham Wetterhahn, all UCLA graduates. The film stars 8-year-old Caige Coulter as Gracie and Courtney Gains (Children of the... Read more