26 Oct 2014

Review - 'Housebound' is a Fresh Horror-Comedy That Delivers

Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam - a well-intentioned blabbermouth who's convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam's superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small-town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she's inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who's less than happy about the new living arrangement.

22 Oct 2014

Review -'The Houses October Built' is Neither a Trick or a Treat

Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground Haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the Haunt has come to them...

20 Oct 2014

Review - 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown' is Actually a Remake Worth Watching

65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.

16 Oct 2014

HUGE Easter Egg - Did We Miss The Walker Andrea on the Season 5 Premiere of 'The Walking Dead'?!

Source: comicbook

The Season Five premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead gave fans an awful lot of what they wanted: badass Carol moments, an explosive resolution to the Terminus storyline, a brutal, gung-ho Rick and more.

But did it also bring back one of the series' longest-running regular characters?

Well, no, but it does seem like they brought back some of her clothes.

13 Oct 2014

TV Review - 'The Walking Dead' Episode 5.01 "No Sanctuary"

FINALLY! The Walking Dead is back!! and this is a moment that each and every one of us addicts have been waiting for, for a really long time! (probably not actually that long but you know it felt pretty fucking long) We have long awaited the return of our favourite zombie-slaying gang, yet apprehensive about how we would be introduced to them given the major cliffhanger that Season 4 ended with. Luckily however we weren't faced with some easy-riding opener like Season 4, and instead were presented to a hellish, spectacle of an opener that can only be described as epic. This folks was the season premiere of The Walking Dead Season 5, and it was amazing.

10 Oct 2014

Review - 'See No Evil 2' is a Fun Slasher, Not Without its Many Faults

A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws.

17 Sep 2014

A Frenzy of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters and Images!

As you all know, I am a huge fan of AHS, and although Coven was pretty much a shit stain on the others, it was still enjoyable to a certain extent, and if your loyalties lie then you should give the new season a new go, hence what I am doing with Freak Show. Even though all the teasers for Coven looked promising, the Freak Show teasers look twice as good and actually look super creepy!!

I haven't been posting very much about Freak Show, but that's because there is a new bloody teaser everyday and I would just be wasting me time. Instead, I am going to present to you all the posters, pics and teasers so far from the upcoming Season 4 Freak Show. Enjoy!

16 Sep 2014

Review - 'At the Devil's Door' is One of the Horror Genre's Darkest Underdogs of 2014

When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh's artist sister Vera into its web - and has sinister plans for both of them.

15 Sep 2014

Guess F**king What! 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' is Getting Remade!

Ok, I am in total shock and not in a good way! According to Deadline, Sony is officially out of ideas as they’re rebooting the horror flick that ended up grossing $125M worldwide and spawned a sequel the following year. Both starred Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar, and was about friends being stalked by a killer after conspiring to cover up a fatal car accident.

Hold up! Why is this happening, seriously?! Ok I can admit that I am not a fan of I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and I found it quite annoying, but I don't even agree with remaking it especially due to it only being released back in 1997!

New Alternative 'The Guest' Posters are Retro and Super Cool

Surprisingly, given that I am such a huge fan of You're Next, Wingard and Barrett, I am yet to see the critically acclaimed The Guest, and to be honest I have to true reasons why. I have been dying to check it out, and just when I thought I couldn't wait anymore, in comes these two fantastic posters that pop right off the page.

14 Sep 2014

Review - 'Honeymoon' is Taut with a Striking Premise Despite its Inconsistent Set-Up

Young newlyweds Paul and Bea travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.

10 Sep 2014

'The Town That Dreaded Sundown' Remake Gets its First Trailer, and it Looks Surprisingly Good!

Blumhouse's The Town That Dreaded Sundown remakes gets its first trailer premiere and boasts its festival connections as well as a few nods to the 1976 Original. The trailer to my deepest surprise actually looks promising, and I would be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to what this remake had to offer. I am yet to see the first aside from the first 15 minutes which to me I found pure noise which drove me crazy, but before this release it is vital to see what exactly this remake is up against.

Not only was a trailer released, but the first poster was also revealed, this time being less intriguing than the trailer as it's covered in horror poster cliches; I mean how many times have we seen a skull formed out of objects in the background?! Anyways, something is better than nothing, so here is both the trailer and the poster for you to enjoy!

65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.

9 Sep 2014

Review - 'The Dead 2: India' is Much Better Than it Had Any Right To Be

In this ferocious sequel to the worldwide horror hit The Dead, an infectious epidemic spreads through India as an American turbine engineer (Joseph Millson) learns that his pregnant girlfriend is trapped near the slums of Mumbai. Now he must battle his way across a 300-mile wasteland of the ravenous undead.

6 Sep 2014

Review - 'The Pact 2' is a Surprising Improvement Over its Proceeder

A woman who is plagued by nightmares involving a serial killer learns her dreams have a horrifying connection to the real world.

5 Sep 2014

'The Walking Dead' Spin-Off Orders Its Pilot!

AMC announced today that it has ordered a pilot episode of a companion series for The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will also executive produce the new project which, like the original, is being produced by AMC Studios.  Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy), who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, will serve as an executive producer and showrunner.

3 Sep 2014

Review - '7500' Sadly Proves to be the Biggest Disappointment of 2014

On May 12th, Vista Pacific Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. The take-off is routine but what transpires over the next ten hours is anything but ordinary. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin.

Review - 'As Above, So Below' is Chilling yet Sloppy Blair Witch Meets Tomb Raider Affair

Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all. Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (Quarantine, Devil) and directed by John Erick Dowdle, the psychological thriller is produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Drew Dowdle and Patrick Aiello. Alex Hedlund serves as the executive producer.

Did You Know 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown' is Getting Remade? Here are the First Images!

The Town That Dreaded Sundown, the 1976 classic has been remade by The Blumhouse Productions (First I have heard of it), and according to Bloody Disgusting, its first premiere will be at the BFI London Film Festival on October 18th and 14th.

Here’s the festival’s breakdown:

Drawing inspiration from the 1976 classic of the same name, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s striking debut is not so much a remake as it is a shrewd reinvention, resulting in a genuinely innovative and unexpected meta-horror experience. Set in a world in which the original film exists and is very much part of popular consciousness, this update sees the quiet streets of Texerkana plagued by a maniac who bears striking resemblance to the same Phantom Killer who wreaked havoc on the town decades before. Is history repeating itself? Or has somebody just seen the original film too many times? Perhaps the key to the mystery lies with a young high school girl Jami, who must uncover the truth if she wants to survive the carnage. Meticulously styled with an unmistakable 1970s genre vibe, but with an ultra-modern twist, this is that rare beast; a horror reboot that actually feels like it has been made with horror fans in mind.

2 Sep 2014

"Hunt or be Hunted' Teases the New AMC 'The Walking Dead: Season 5' Poster

Season 5 of The Walking Dead is creeping up on us fast with just 6 weeks to go until it graces our screen again with its beautiful gore and characters that we have all been having withdraw symptoms from.

"Hunt or be Hunted" teases the new poster, and this alone speak volumes. What exactly does it mean? Will we be witnessing a more savage Rick and co.? Will they no longer be playing the "good guys" and have to get down and dirty to survive? So many questions and too long of a wait! Give us TWD now!!

While we wait impatiently, here is the new poster.

1 Sep 2014

Review - 'Life After Beth' is an Irresistibly Fun Zombie Rom-Com

A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

31 Aug 2014

Flick Chicks Blogathon: Guilty Pleasure Movies

Thanks to Rambling Films I was able to see this fun little blogathon from the wonderful blog of Flick Chicks, and I am both glad to have discovered the blogathon and the sassy blog itself. So, as expected i will be listing 10 of my recent guilty pleasures from the horror genre. Enjoy!

Here are the rules...

1 - You can choose and discuss as many or as few movies as you like. We both did a Top 10, but you can just choose 1 movie if you like. Just tell us a bit about the movie and why you like it so much.

2 - Please create a new post for our Blogathon, rather than linking an old post you may have already done.

3 - Please include our Blogathon Banner anywhere in your post

4 - The deadline for entries is Sunday, 31st August, so there's plenty of time!

29 Aug 2014

First 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Poster Shows The Circus of the Freaks

Did last year's Coven not do it for you? Well Freak Show has been making its way around the internet with several clips that prove that it might just be a freak show as promised, but nothing other than this poster has justified the title as much, as it is deliciously bonkers!

I don't know about you, but this is getting me pumped from AHS: Freak Show come October, and hopefully they learn from their mistakes and finally construct a decent script that doesn't fuck up everything that came before it.

28 Aug 2014

1984-A-Thon Review - Horror Icons: Freddy vs. Jason, But Who Came Out Victorious?

Thanks to The Movie Waffler I stumbled across this fantastically fun blogathon hosted by Forgotten Films which dedicates itself to the film (or films) we loved back from 1984, and already 1984-A-Thon (love the title by the way) has been noticed over a wide range of blogs, to which I am not surprised.

So, instead of choosing a single horror and reviewing it, I then decided to put one horror icon against the other largely due to the fact they teamed up later in 2003, therefore I will be reviewing A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter; no bets as to which one is better eh?

26 Aug 2014

Review - 'Leprechaun: Origins' is Guilt Without the Pleasure

Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

25 Aug 2014

Review - 'Septic Man' is More than just a Crappy Job

A sewage worker gets trapped inside a septic tank during a water contamination crisis and undergoes a hideous transformation. To escape, he must team up with a docile Giant and confront the murdering madman known as Lord Auch.

22 Aug 2014

Review - 80's Styled Slashers Don't Come Worse Than 'Varsity Blood'

A pack of small town jocks and cheerleaders with a dark secret head out to a remote farmhouse for a raucous Halloween pasture party, only to find themselves up for slaughter by someone dressed as their high school mascot, an Indian warrior wielding a lethal fighting ax and a bow and arrow.

20 Aug 2014

Rumours Surrounding 'Halloween: The Next Chapter'.... Are They False?

Confirmed by Bloody Disgusting to then later be an article to say that their previous information was inaccurate, they confirmed whilst still sticking to their point that the upcoming Halloween entry previously known as Halloween 3D that has the Weinstein Company right behind it has now been changed to Halloween: The Next Chapter.

19 Aug 2014

New 'Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead' Poster is Simplistically Fantastic!

Normally horror posters follow a general conventional layout; you know the kind that has its bloody victims sprawled over the front holding sharp weapons, most of the time with cleavage flasher than the title itself. This is not the case with this brilliantly sassy new poster for Dead Snow 2 (that surprisingly is in English thankfully).

It isn't exactly "inventive" or "new" at that, but it is so simple and so ingenious with a tagline that is fantastic witty. Honestly, there is nothing better than a poster that reads the film perfectly, and after reading the snazzy tagline i hope it gives you an insight into how deliriously funny and gory Red vs. Dead is; if this doesn't make you want to watch the film I don't know what will.

15 Aug 2014

MTV's 'Scream' Series Gets its Cast!

Most of the core cast for MTV’s “Scream” series was announced a couple weeks ago.  Now they’ve announced four more actors, with one replacing the previously cast Amy Forsyth.

From THR:

Willa Fitzgerald will star as Emma Duvall, a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the “in crowd” leaves her estranged from her childhood best friend, Audrey. Emma is the lead in MTV’s Scream take and bears a resemblance to Neve Campbell’s tortured high school student Sidney Prescott in the 1996 feature film.

Taylor-Klaus, who has been recurring on The CW’s Arrow as DC Comics character Sin and whose credits also include The Killing and House of Lies, will replace Forsyth in role of Audrey, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor. She’s described as an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.

Bobby Campo (The Final Destination) will recur as Seth Branson, a hot English teacher at Lakewood High who has an easy charm and is clearly one of the “cool” teachers, who can go with it if a lesson plan gets a little off-track.

Connor Weil (Sharknado) will be a series regular and portray Will Belmont, an all-American high school basketball player who adores his girlfriend, Emma (Fitzgerald).

Joel Gretsch (Witches of East End, V, The 4400) is set as Sheriff Clark Hudson, a good guy and good sheriff who is father to Kieran (Amadeus Serafini). David Arquette famously portrayed the lovable sheriff in Williamson’s features.

The Walking Dead - Reasons Why Daryl Dixon Should Be Gay

The Walking Dead is one of the top shows on television, bringing in a hell of a lot of viewers each and every week it on AMC (Fox for UK viewers). Both horror lovers and everyday watcher tune in to see zombies getting minced and blood being splattered, but alongside this is the fantastic characters that established the show for being more than just a "zombie show". It's the characters and the frequent unpredictability that grabs the punters every week, and no character does more so like Daryl Dixon, played by the bad-ass Norman Reedus.

This was all brought about from Robert Kirkman himself, in which he said "All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing… we’ll tackle it in the show.”

So, here are my reasons why Daryl Dixon being gay is right for The Walking Dead

13 Aug 2014

New 'Texas Chainsaw' Confirmed; Not Following 3D, But Leatherface's Teenage Years...

That's right, you have not read that wrong; Millennium Films is moving ahead with a new Texas Chainsaw film that, instead of following 2013's Texas Chainsaw 3D is following Leatherface's teenage years. This of course means we have another prequel on our hands and that in fact a new Texas Chainsaw is well and surely on its way with Seth M. Sherwood pending the screenplay and a yet unknown director.

12 Aug 2014

The Top 5 Horrors of 2014 So Far & 5 to Look Forward to


Honourable Mention - The Purge: Anarchy 
The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to the 2013 box-office hit starring Ethan Hawke, not only outdone the first in nearly every aspect included in both entries, but proved that every horror sequel has the potential to do what the first failed to do; and in this case it was to explore the fantastic premise that the first failed to develop with more consistency. Anarchy is everything we wanted 2013's The Purge to be, and then some; laced with tension, filled with effective gore and fast to an extent of exhilarating. Proving to be both chilling and thrilling, Anarchy is not only one hell of a horror/thriller sequel, but it's also an electric cinematic experience to be admired by fans of the upcoming franchise and casual film-goers alike.

11 Aug 2014

'[REC] 4: Apocalypse' Poster Brings Back Angela and She Looks Fierce!

The [REC] series thus far has been pretty impressive, branching out making both the zombie and found-footage sub-genres scary again. It would be no surprise to all if [REC] 4: Apocalypse continued the franchise with more gory delight, improving an already impressive horror franchise. This is hoping of course and that this installment doesn't buckle, as [REC] is one franchise we can all agree to root for.

Out of Spain, “Angela Vidal wakes up in a high-security quarantine facility, sole survivor and witness to the horrific events inside the building. But does she remember what happened to her? Is she carrying a virus? Distrust spreads through the isolated facility while new, even more deadly forms of evil spread even faster.

Check out the new poster below; due a Spanish release on 31st October 2014

9 Aug 2014

Review - 'Kristy' is a Nerve-Shredding, Nail-Biting, Fight-For-Survival Thriller

When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.

A trailer for Kristy was released a few months back, putting the under-the-radar horror-thriller out in the open for those who were interested to see, a trailer that was present straight from a German website. Then, following this a German poster was then released along with a German release date despite being an all-American thriller. This however has still been unresolved and Germany had got their hands firmly on Kristy, and by the looks of things the rest might have to wait to get to see this on the big screen, and that's if it even gets that far. However, Kristy is one film that is well worth its big-screen moment, and if I have ever seen a film that deserves the cinematic treatment, it's this gem of an experience.

7 Aug 2014

Review - The Problem Here, is that 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' Tries Way Too Hard...

A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites - and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple.

Remember when we all first heard of this “Sharknado” that everyone had seemed to be raving about even though it appeared just like the rest of those ridiculous Syfy “so bad its good” movies even though they were so bad they were just…well, bad; and just when you thought you were getting another just like the rest, you were right, but Sharknado was more than that, it was hugely entertaining.

4 Aug 2014

Review - ‘Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead’ is a Relentlessly Bizarre and Gleefully Brutal Horror-Comedy NOT for the Faint Hearted

Dead Snow (Død Snø) was placed on the map within the horror genre due to its eccentric premise that saw a standard group of campers attacked by a horde of Nazi zombies who had an extreme lust for tearing limb from limb and butchering civilians with rusted weapons as opposed to wanted to chomp on the brains of any living creature; Of course it was a zombie film so the odd organ-eating was inevitable. It was this approach exactly that separated this stupendous gore-fest from the rest, along with the vicious deaths that came in bucket-loads.

2 Aug 2014

Review - There is Something to be Admired in the Derivative 'Torment'

Newlyweds Cory and Sarah Morgan take Cory's 7-year old son Liam up to the country for some much needed family time. When it appears as if Liam has run away, psychological suspense becomes straight-out horror, as Sarah and Cory must now confront a sadistic cult-like family who have been hiding in the house all along and have taken Liam for themselves.

30 Jul 2014

Review - 'The Purge: Anarchy' Explores its Premise in the most Hard-Hitting and Violent of Manners

Director: James DeMonaco
Writer: James DeMonaco
Stars: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford
Running Time: 103 mins
Sub-Genre: Thriller, Action
Release: 18th July 2014

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles.

26 Jul 2014

The First Trailer for 'The Walking Dead Season 5' Premieres and it looks Amazing!! #SDCC

The moment we have all been waiting for, and the soul reason why half of us stay tuned with the SDCC in the first place; the first trailer for upcoming Season 5 of The Walking Dead has risen and it is Incredible!

You never though Rick was badass? Well your opinion will soon change as Season 5 looks to promise him as being an unstoppable force of nature and it looks great! If you're not hyped for this already then watch the trailer as it is sure to make you lust for October 12th, the premiere date of the newest season.

Check the SDCC Trailer for Season 5 below!!

'See No Evil 2' Trailer Has Bite without Sting

Sorry guys for the huge chunk of time without any posts, I will briefly say that I took on a "One Month Without Internet" challenge and it was a horrid experience. Anyways moving on to the #SDCC which so far has been delivering a ton of juicy horror news for us to indulge in, and one of them surrounds the upcoming slasher sequel directed by the Soska Sisters (American Mary), See No Evil 2; and although the first was as derivative as it gets, this one pretty much looks to establish the same thing. Shame really.

Somehow it seems to be taking on a camp approach judging by Katharine Isabelle's overly dramatic acting which, either intentional or not is not pleasant to watch. Either way i'm 100% positive that See No Evil 2 will be something I will give a watch, and judging by this trailer despite having the potential to be really crap, it does look a tad fun.

20 Jun 2014

Review - 'Animal' Lacks the Originality and Style to Match its Competition

Director: Brett Simmons
Writer: Thommy Hutson, Catherine Trillo
Starring: Jeremy Sumpter, Joey Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Gillies
Running Time: 86 mins
Sub-Genre: Monster
Release: 13th June 2014

When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group must put their differences aside and fight for survival.

19 Jun 2014

Horror Focus Will Be Quiet for a Couple of Weeks...

Sorry guys but due to some technical errors and bugs, Horror Focus will be quiet (meaning there will be little to no posts) for a couple of weeks, preferably two. I know your devastated (lies, not really considering there is a BILLION more horror review sites like this and better) but it hurts me just as much. Hopefully it won't be for too long as I can't wait to be up and reviewing again, but do expect the rare post every now and again since then.

Sorry guys, BRB  

17 Jun 2014

Final Resident Evil Installment Gets its (Unoriginal) New Title

No production or release dates have been given for the upcoming final installment to Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil Franchise, but what has been released is a nifty title and some pre-production hints that may just reinforce your belief that this film actually will happen.

The upcoming franchise entry will be tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as said by Anderson, and following so when speaking with Collider, in which he had this to say;

16 Jun 2014

Review - 'All Cheerleaders Die' is as Sexy as it is Derivative

Director: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
Writer: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler
Running Time: 90 mins
Sub-Genre: Supernatural, Comedy
Release: 16th June 2014

A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different sort of battle.

15 Jun 2014

Review - 'Oculus' is a Slow-Burn Mind-Bender that Plummets into Unnerving Dread

Director: Mike Flanagan
Writer: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard
Stars: Karn Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff
Running Time: 100 mins
Sub-Genre: Supernatural
Release: 13th June 2014

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

10 Jun 2014

'Dead Island 2' Announced with Cool Grand Theft Auto 5 Meets Zombieland Trailer!!

I am not much of a game fan, but I can be when I want to be, and one genre i am a sucker for is zombie games, especially that of free rome zombie games where you can be who you want and kill with whatever you want. Dead Island was that type of game, and although  it wasn't the best partly due to it feeling too much like an arcade game it was still a hell of a lot of fun, and Dead Island 2 doesn't look much different.

Announced at E3, Dead Island 2 looks to take on a different root than the first, and even if the layout is the same, at least this time we will get a new area to rome and slaughter, and what's better than a sunnyside California. The best thing though is that this trailer clearly proves that the serious tone established with the first two is gone, and that his follow-up may just be the game we were all expecting. I hope so because this has already got me excited for its 2015 release.

Several months after the events on Banoi, the United States military has put the Golden State under full quarantine. Now a restricted zone, California has become a bloody paradise for those who refuse to leave their homes and an action-packed playground for renegades who seek adventure, glory and a fresh start. Combining the classic Dead Island elements of immersive close combat, action and role-playing, Dead Island 2 features crazy, never-before-seen handcrafted weapons and over-the-top characters in taking players from the iconic Golden Gate to the celebrated beachfront boardwalk of southern California’’s Venice Beach.

First 'Leprechaun: Origins' Trailer Looks a lot Better than it has Any Right to Be

For the record, I'm Irish, and see all this "we all live on farms and we look like we are a few centuries behind" crap is something you americans got to let go...

The first trailer for upcoming straight-to-DVD sequel Leprechaun: Origins has been released, and for a franchise that is worse than HIV, this looks surprisingly fun.

Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

8 Jun 2014

Review - Aside from a Chilling Final Act, 'Willow Creek' is a Slow Burn for Acquired Taste

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait
Stars: Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson
Running Time: 80 mins
Sub-Genre: Found Footage
Release: June 2014

Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend - the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North America. It was there that in 1967, the legendary beast was captured on film and has terrified and mystified generations since. Keen to explore more than 50 years of truth, folklore, misidentifications and hoaxes, Kelly goes along for the ride to keep Jim happy, whilst he is determined to prove the story is real by capturing the beast on camera. Deep in the dark and silent woods, isolated and hours from human contact, neither Kelly or Jim are prepared for what is hidden between the trees, and what happens when the cameras start rolling...

5 Jun 2014

Review - 'Sleepaway Camp' Proves to be Unworthy of its Cult Status Despite its Shocking Final Act

Director: Robert Hiltzik
Writer: Robert Hiltzik
Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathon Tiersten, Karen Fields
Running Time: 88 mins
Sub-Genre: Slasher
Release: 2014 (Blu-Ray) 1983 (Original)

After a horrible boating accident kills her family, Angela, a shy and sullen young girl, moves in with her eccentric aunt Martha, alongside her protective cousin Ricky. One summer, Martha sends the kids to Camp Arawak. Soon after their arrival, a series of bizarre and increasingly violent accidents begins to claim the lives of various campers. Who is the twisted individual behind these murders? The disclosure of the murderer's identity is one of the most shocking climaxes in the history of American cinema.

2 Jun 2014

Review - 'Mischief Night (2013)' Vs. 'Mischief Night (2014)' But Which is Better?

Okay so I went to watch this film right, and I had already watched the trailer for it in order to get a general idea of what it was I was about to watch. Upon noticing this what not the film I had seen in the trailer, I had also noticed that it wasn't the film that I thought it was in no way shape or form; in fact the film was so different that I then went straight away to watch the intended Mischief Night, and what did I get? Two film experiences neither worth my time, both with titles that are so bad it was shocking that there are more than just one named after it. What's my solution? Do a back-to-back review, because wasting my time on reviewing them separately is something that would induce me into a coma, and the thought of having to relive one of the them in particular hurt so much I thought I needed a prostate examination.

Before I move on to the reviewing, might I just add how similar the films posters are, seriously it's bad enough them have the same pathetic title but to have almost identical posters is enough to give me anxiety. The gloves, the mask, the hooded black figure, the deadly weapon, the cliche stances and the god awful taglines. Oh my, all too much, I can feel the room spinning, I am going to have an anxiety attack. Anyways, here are the reviews for Mischief Night and Mischief Night... Brownie points goes to that whom can understand what i'm talking about. Good luck!


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