Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"Sloven" by Marc Cartwright - Cleaning up isn't quite as easy as you think....


MARC CARTWRIGHT’s “SLOVEN” 


Sometimes it takes me a little while to review films and for that I apologize to those who email me about their films.. With that being said, I feel like I missed out on this film!

“Sloven” by Marc Cartwright was 6 minutes of awesome that I felt brought intensity.. His ability to create really good shots during the film made this film even more than just a short film. Cartwright demonstrated that he has great ability and that can be done on any length of film!

Short, sweet and to the point and told enough of a story to get a little attached to the main character Steve (Baker Chase Powell) which also did a fantastic job! Check it out below!



Go to the Strip Club they said.... It will be fun.. they said.. "Peelers" by Steve Schelenz


A NIGHT AT THE STRIP CLUB BECOMES MORE THAN JUST A WET DREAM......

Director Sevé Schelenz
Cast:
Wren Walker
Caz Odin Darko

Madison J. Loos

What starts out as the last hurrah on the closing night of an infamous small-town strip club, quickly turns into a night of bloodshed when a crew of coal miners shows up and with them a deadly contaminant.  Former baseball player and current club owner, Blue Jean Douglas has decided to hand over her bar to a new owner and leave town for good, but her plans are thwarted when she discovers the magnitude of the epidemic that has been unleashed. With victims piling up, Blue Jean must step up to the plate to protect her family, her friends and her bar before it's too late and she loses everything she holds dear.


Tom H. Says: This trailer was filled with what seems to be a good, fun film that will give horror film lovers a chance to enjoy a lot of boobs and blood! I am glad to start getting some films that are not just cheap knock offs of films that have been done a million times. The trailer is well put together and has me intrigued to see what it's going to be about! 





Sunday, April 10, 2016

A review from Hell- Tom H's Blog of Horror talks about David Boorboor's "A Place in Hell"!


Director David Boorboor is giving you
A PLACE IN HELL




This film is about a group of college students tasked out to film a movie for a project, what they don’t know is that they are walking into their own horror film! Time and time again, I have said I wanted someone to come out with a good slasher flick that will help revive that particular sub-genre. “A Place in Hell” took this to another level by adding some old school tricks to some more modern ideas.



The kids find this “remote” location that has creepy elements and the perfect location for their film. The film tells enough story about the characters to get you invested into them, so when they are facing death you either want them dead or root for them to survive.. This film also does a great job taking you back into the life of the Detective character and having a whole different side story going on than what is actually happening with the kids that are shooting the film. The film has a great build up throughout to the final scenes and a great ending that is always welcomed when you finish watching a good film.

David Boorboor took from a real life story about “The Corpse Collector” out of Philly, a man that viciously murdered and sexually assaulted his victims. Boorboor used this and added something extra for the people who do and will enjoy this film!

The cast did a really good job, especially Lewis Smith (The Heavenly Kid, 1985) as the broken down Detective that has been chasing this killer for a long time, even when people thought he had lost his mind.. He really didn’t..  Noree Victoria (Quarantine 2: Terminal, 2011) was also really good with her role as the seemingly more put together of the kids. It was believable and done really good; I was hoping that of all people this character would be put into more situations that proved her strength.


The rest of the cast did a great job as well, I am going to follow them moving forward and check out other projects they may get into (hopefully horror projects) and I wish them success in the future!

Monday, March 14, 2016

The kids are not alright in "Suffer the Little Children" -Review

THE REVIEW OF SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN

A COREY NORMAN FILM!


Corey Norman has done it again! I just finished watching “Suffer the Little Children” a film that was written by his wife Haley Norman. “Suffer the Little Children” is based on a short story written by Stephen King (1972) that is about a third grade teacher named Miss Sidley. 

Miss Sidley started to believe that there was something wrong with one of her students due to a comment he had made in class. What she found out was terrifying! The events that followed not only confirmed her suspicions, they made her go flat out fucking psychotic at least that was what everyone thinks happened……

Anne Bobby known for her part as Lori Winston in the 1990 film “Nightbreed”, played the role of Miss Sidley in this film. She did a phenomenal job in this film and added something really special to this story! The rest of the cast also did a great job and I found nothing to complain about!

Corey Norman just added another great piece of work to his resume as he continues to solidify just how awesome of a filmmaker he really is! Truly one of the best that I have had the chance to speak to and follow!

Haley Norman’s writing is becoming one of my favorites as well! Her obvious talent is being demonstrated in this film as well as the past few films that she has written.  

I am becoming a fan of films that derive from novels because this gives the filmmaker something to go off of as well as adding their own special “something” to it. It’s nice to see them get put into movie form so I get the chance to see what others think the characters should look like and how they perceived the character in the story. This is exactly why I loved this film!

Keep up to date with Corey Norman and Haley Norman because these two are going to do  just keep getting better and better with every film they give us the pleasure of watching!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Support upcoming film "Doll House" by Alan Dillingham!


Doll House Official Press Release





Doll House is a disturbing and gruesome horror/slasher film that will creep you out and leave you in shock.

About this project:
Doll House is a 30 minute horror/slasher film that will be submitted to film festivals, and to act as a proof of a concept of a full length feature film.
Doll House came together when Sheri Collins (Doll Face) came to Alan Dillingham with an idea for a film. He did not find it hard to write a screenplay as he was itching to do another slasher film after doing Cat and Mouse.
Synopsis: A woman seeks a family to call her own after losing hers to a brutal murder, one that will love her and never leave her. While out looking for a new family, she stumbles upon the perfect household having a game night. As she makes her intentions known, the family quickly realizes that she is there to capture their hearts and love them to death.

Tag Line: Time to Play!

What we need:
We need what every good horror/slasher film needs, which is money. We have launched a Kickstarter in the hopes or raising enough to make the short film possible.


You can find a little teaser there that we shot before we secured a DP and Gaffer. Along with some pictures.

You can also find a list of castings and other relevant information such as incentives.

Where will the money go to? 
Our financial needs come down to three parts.

$700, Will go to the Art Dept for basic needs such as props, makeup, and basic effects. Ideally we want $3,500 for the most gruesome effects. We will need lots of custom made special effects so that we do not need to use CGI. Some examples of needs: Carpets, Bed, Door with glass, dual costumes. These will be bought so that we can safely use a mass amount of blood. Headed by the very talented Lincoln Millet

$1,000 Will go to the Camera/Electrical dept to ensure that we have the proper equipment that we need to make this film's vision come to life. Which will be headed up by our DP Mark Hensley.

$600 Will go towards feeding our cast and crew, three meals for the four days of filming.

Extended Goals:
Ideally we are looking to raise at least $8,000 for the best possible short film, for all of it's bloody and gruesome wants.

We want to raise over $20,000 for the full length film
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About Killatainment Films
Killtainment Films is a Maine based independent film company that has made nine short films, some released while others in post production. Our latest short film "Cat and Mouse" was made possible by a kickstarter campaign.  We have made two full length films that are due out in 2016. With lot's of more films planned in the coming years. Check out our website www.killatainment.com. Like for us on Facebook

For any questions or request for Interviews about the film, feel free to contact
Alan Dillingham adillingham@killatainment.com (Producer/Director/Writer)

Sheri Collins castings@killatainment.com(Lead Actress/Writer)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"Harvest Lake" review! Sometimes nature has it's own way of fucking you!

The strange and bizarre can happen when you are out of y our element.. When four friends travel out into the wilderness for a birthday/vacation they find out that the animals are not the only thing they have to worry about. Scott Schirmer did an amazing job capturing the hallucinogenic whirlwhind of chaos that begins to happen to these unsuspecting people!

I could tell you more about the film in regards to the plot, however I would be giving far too much away.. What I will say is, I am a huge fan of Ellie Church (Mania,2015 and Headless,2015) and Tristan Risk (Mania,2015 and American Mary, 2012) and their performance in previous films. This made this film a must see for me!

The performance of both of these beautiful horror queens made this film so much more awesome to me! Add Dan Nye, Jason Crowe and Kevin Roach to the mix and it was clear to me this was a cast that I would like to see in other films in the future!


“Harvest Lake” went right for the kill from the start and you knew something was fucked up.. You don’t have to wait for a long drawn out story to unfold before you have an idea of what is going on.. Well, a little.. You do know something is happening, you won’t be quite sure about what it is right away and that makes you want to watch more!

The collaboration of Forbidden Films and Mostly Harmless pictures created a really great indie horror film that should become a top ten candidate for my 2016 end of year best films list! Not that my top ten is so exclusive that they will make millions, but for the following I have.. This will be something many people in my circle will love to see and enjoy!


Check out HARVEST LAKE on FACEBOOK and show some support! Also find a way to PURCHASE, not steal this film because the people behind these films are not millionaires and every purchase will help support a NEW film!




HARVEST LAKE Teaser Trailer (2016) - Ellie Church, Tristan Risk from Forbidden Films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tom H's Blog of Horror top films from 2015!


I watched approximately 70 films in 2015, I was able to write reviews for quite a few of them. These are the films that I felt were among the top of what I had the pleasure of watching. 


1.Mania: Directed by Jessica Cameron

2.One Night of Fear: Directed by Brian Troxell

3.Deadly Gamble: Directed by Mario Cerrito

4.All through the House: Directed by Todd Nunes

5.Truth or Dare: Directed by Jessica Cameron

6.The Other Side: Directed by Chris Niespodzianski and Ray Mongelli

7.Dismembering Christmas: Directed by Austin Bosley

8.Wyrmwood: Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner

9.Old 37: Directed by ALAN SMITHEE

10.Valley of the Sasquatch: Directed by John Portanova



Monday, November 23, 2015

Ready for Christmas? Don't tell Todd Nunez, he may send this guy "ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE"!



ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE

I am always on the lookout for a new up and coming slasher flick that I want to brag about simply because of the potential of finding the “next slasher icon” status that it may create. For many years we had Jason, Freddy, Michael to keep us occupied in the Horror/Slasher genre. Eventually Candyman came into the picture… That was great and all, however the Slasher era has pretty much died and we need to begin bringing it back! This film is a great tribute to 80’s style slashers like “Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)” !

Now, this film will not be the start of the rebirth of an icon (At least it does not appear to be doing that.); it does however bring us Christmas Horror film that can be added to our collection of Holiday Horror to watch and it also revitalizes Slasher Flicks for those who love them! Todd Nunes has created a great film that had somewhat of an original plot added to some already fun original horror tricks that we are used to! I specifically love how it played out at the end.. a twist that we have seen before however done so much more effortlessly than most films.In most films with twists like this, they try so hard to make you think the story is going one way to try and dupe you at the end and usually you already know what's going to happen... Boring.. Not this film! 

Todd fucking killed it by making sure there was plenty of kills, yes.. many kills in this film and the first one you never see coming unless you already know ahead of time her role in the film! I will not spoil that for anyone. Anyone that can pull off a Slasher flick and keep me interested without boring me to death is a genius (I am not the end all be all of critics though..)  and I will support them as much as I can!

Great cast too! Johanna Rae, Ashley Mary Nunes, JessicaCameron, Melynda Kiring and the list goes on. They all did a fantastic job!



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Gore Orphanage: The story behind the Horror!

GORE ORPHANAGE

1903 in Lorain County Ohio, there was an orphanage built by a couple that had dealt with the death of their own children. It is said the orphanage plunged into financial difficulties and closed down in 1916. The rumors are that the children had suffered cruel treatment and were beaten and some had died due to the neglect and abuse.

This film portrayed just how bad this place had been and how the children had to endure the rule of a very angry and demented Mrs. Pryor.  The female children were often “Playing” with Ernst, one of the men who helped maintain the orphanage. This film specifically follows a 9 year old girl named Nellie, her family died and she was taken to Gore Orphanage. It did not take long for Nellie to see that things were really messed up and she started looking into the strange happenings.

Multiple deaths occurred and the obvious mistreatment of the children continued to escalate and the only time there was peace would be when Mrs. Pryor would leave. That’s if the resident bully Harmon was leaving them alone.

In the end.. Well that is for you to find out.  This film was character driven and the children did a phenomenal job! There were parts of this film that were slow which made me feel the need to skip ahead, I didn’t but I wanted to at times. You do get a feel of what happened at the Orphanage, the only problem is the fact that it was a little watered down.


I say check out the film and be objective, this is a great first time effort for Director Emily Lapisardi! The writing team of Cody Knotts and Emily Lapisardi should receive serious applause for this! I don’t feel this film will be to everyone’s liking, however if you are interested in true Indie films this is one of those films that will get you to understand why being overly critical will cause you to miss out on a pretty good film.

Special shout-out to Maria Olsen! She always brings what is needed to a film! Her performance was truly chilling! Please LIKE this film on FACEBOOK! And check out how you can get your chance to watch the film!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Comedy/Horror Found Footage "The House with 100 Eyes" - Seen it..with two eyes.. Well.. Just Read!









A REVIEW OF

THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES

Found Footage…….. If done correctly and with original ideas, a film could potentially rise to the upper echelon… This film does not do that. While I think it’s funny that the film is billed as a comedy/horror film, I only see comedy in the fact that I could pretty much tell you step by step which way the film was going to go..

You take a married couple that are into sadistic torture and are trying to come up with a unique idea to bring their viewers to what they are calling a masterpiece.. What is really going on would be that the husband wants to make a triple sex/murder film. The wife is obviously very troubled and seems to have her own agenda that the husband is desperately trying to make sure that she does not stray off and do her own thing while they are trying to make this film.

They own a house built strictly for torture and traps their victims inside…  You would think this goes to their advantage.. As the story unfolds you find out that the happily married couple had secrets that would prove to be a huge distraction and would come at a cost to both of them. Both Shannon Malone (Wife) and Jim Roof (Husband) are excellent in their roles and provide the true nature of the quirky couple that they are portraying and I think they did a great job. 

The problem ended up being that the film did not live up to the hype, no real over the top deaths or sex.. It appeared it would be a bit more gruesome based on the description; however it was really run of the mill.. I would say if you want to watch the film, go for it. I would not go into it with high expectations. You may be pleased with the film if you have nothing really better to watch. Hell, I watched it so it couldn’t be THAT bad!!