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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