Thursday, September 22, 2016

What's inside "The Box"? Starring Jimmy Dempster and Bella Ulrich

THE BOX
Directed BY El Mahk'gnoht
Starring Jimmy Dempster and Bella Ulrich

Synopsis:
A psychological thriller about a mysterious wooden box arrives on the doorstep of the Man who just committed a murder...
Not knowing who might have put it there or why, his only chance to escape from this nightmare is to open the mysterious box and prepare for what's inside.



Jimmy Dempster contacted my about his upcoming film “The Box” that is going to be coming out in 2017, I have read a little about it and watched the teaser for the film and I’ll be honest, if Jimmy is in it I will be highly anticipating the release of this film!  I like mysterious films that don’t give away anything and make you wait to know what the hell is going on, a box just showing up after a man kills someone? What is inside?  So many possibilities!  Please check out the film on Facebook and like the fan page so you can find out more information about this film!!

If this teaser don't have you interested... then you are seriously boring mother fucker that has no creativity or imagination! 


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Death Ward 13 - The next film Directed by Todd Nunes! Brings a new meaning to meeting hot chicks at an insane asylum!

TODD NUNES IS BRINGING US ANOTHER HORROR CREATION!!
DEATH WARD 13
Synopsis:
It’s 1973 and the Stephens Sanitarium for the Criminally Insane prepares to shut down permanently. Days before closing, four beautiful nursing students arrive to care for the last handful of “harmless” mental patients in a suspiciously understaffed ward. Confronted by their violent charges, the nurses soon realize that they are trapped inside the asylum with a deadly crew of vicious lunatics. Each patient has their own perverse identity, their own personal demons, and their own violent agenda. Pushed to the brink of insanity, the young nurses find themselves in a gruesome fight for survival inside Ward 13.

Written by Todd Nunes and Tara Knight; this film looks to be a really great film coming off of  “All through the House”  of 2015! I don’t have a ton of details yet, but I will be posting any updates about this film as I learn more! I have a little inside info… I’ll be giving you EXCLUSIVE UPDATES so you need to be paying attention!! I would suggest you subscribe to my google + profile and my fan page on Facebook!

I do see on the movie poster that it appears that Ashley Nunes is involved which is going to be fucking awesome! Maybe her partner in crime will be part of this as well?

Seriously, do everything you can to support this film! I am sure you won’t be disappointed!!

Check out the film on FACEBOOK!
Here is the OFFICIAL WEBSITE!






Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Horror Anthology "The Dark Tapes" (2016) breathes some life into the Found Footage Genre!

The Review of
THE DARK TAPES

“The Dark Tapes” is a four part Anthology that has some really great stories that are told without any spoilers or predictability.  The stories center specifically in the realm of the Supernatural and that keeps this film from bouncing around ridiculously like most films of this type.







 


The 4 Segments:
To Catch a Demon (Main Segment)
The Hunters and the Hunted
Cam Girls
Amanda’s Revenge

To be honest, my favorite was the segment called The Hunters and The Hunted; it was the least predictable and really did a fucking amazing job of telling a story without screwing it up! I am very impressed with the way this particular segment came out because it really proved how great the writing was for this film and made me continue watching the film just based on that alone! I remember saying to myself after the segment ended.. “That was pretty fucking brilliant..” The writers of this segment in particular should be really proud of themselves!


As I said in previous reviews this year, I am getting lucky and finding the really good films rather than having to weed through the fucking horrible attempts at film making! This film just adds to the list of really good films that I have had the chance to review! I wouldn’t mind setting up an interview with some of the actors involved in this film to see where they plan on going from here! 



Some  Exclusive Trailers Below!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Horror on the 4th of July: Reviews of "The Drifter" and "Circus of the Dead"

TOM H.
REVIEWS
“THE DRIFTER”
And

“CIRCUS OF THE DEAD”

The 4th of July has come and gone, I have been extremely busy since then with work and other projects I have been working on. Today, I am finally sitting down to write my review of both films that I screened at the Horror on the 4th of July event that was held in St. Robert, MO at Finest Of Lines Tattoo Shop!

Let me first explain to everyone, the venue was great! It was just the right environment to do this and I am forever in the debt of Ray and Nikki.  A friend of mine Brandon went out of his way as well to make sure that the night was a success! For that thank you all!

Now, on to the movies..  Craig Calamis “The Drifter”, a suspenseful thriller that lived up to the hype that took almost 2 years from the first chance I had to see the teaser. I had a chance to watch about 10 minutes of this film a while back and the wait was well worth it! This was one of those films you read about or see a trailer that you don’t forget that you want to see it, regardless if it was a couple of years later. I never forgot.

I’m a pretty huge fan of these types of film, this film had a good pace to it and there were no dead spots to where boredom could possibly set in. The acting was done very well, so I was sold on that mother fucker being bat shit crazy.  I am excited to see what comes next from Calamis, he is obviously very talented and did a great job putting a really good film together. 


Now, there were two films shown on Horror on the 4th of July. The second film Billy Pon’s “Circus of the Dead” is exactly what I was expecting and more! So, I talked to Billy on the phone before we decided to do this and he had thought I had already received and watched COTD, when he learned that I didn’t watch it yet he told me.. “This film will change your life.”… I laughed because part of me believed this..  So, I watched the film and I think it was definitely not disappointed! This has to be one of my top 5 films over the last 15 years easily!

The cast did great and each of the clowns were picked perfectly and they all fit the part. I loved the way it all played out, you seen it coming after a little bit, I just needed to see how it would be executed. COTD has some serious shock value that will fuck up the casual horror film viewer! If you’re not a big time horror film lover this film will give you some serious nightmare material and make you wish a Circus never comes to your town. 





Thursday, July 7, 2016

"Paranormalice"- A Southern Gothic Anthology! - Review

PARANORMALICE
A SOUTHERN GOTHIC ANTHOLOGY


“Paranormalice” was pure fucking genius and a surprise to a critic that hasn’t been this impressed with a film in quite some time. I have some favorites but this film came out of nowhere with unique vision and some pretty good stories that were told well.

This Anthology is about a Writer that travels to Mosswood, Alabama in to learn more about a story that has peaked his interest. He stops at a motel and begins asking the desk clerk about the story, the desk clerk pretty much tells the Writer that he won’t get far asking the people about anything other than a few particular subjects and they all have nothing to do with what the Writer wanted to know.

The clerk goes on telling 4 tales, and each of these tales has their own unique points about them that make them all really fucking awesome! The writing is done with some serious thought and you can tell it was planned out well and executed in a way that grabbed my attention!  I figure I will give you a brief description of each of the stories told without giving anything away..

1: A guy walks into a bar……
2: New neighbors are fucking awesome….. 
3: Those bitches are too serious!
4: The beauty just may be the beast…

To close, I just want to say this was an amazing job and it has definitely been my pleasure being able to review this film! The writing and acting were all on point and I couldn’t have asked for anything to have been done any differently! – I highly recommend this film!!!



Monday, June 20, 2016

Dark (2015) by Nick Basile - An intense depiction of the human psyche..

Tom H’s Blog of Horror
Reviews
DARK
Directed by Nick Basile
Written by Elias and Nick Basile
Starring Whitney Able, Michael Ecklund, Alexandra Breckenridge and Brendan Sexton

A very disturbed woman struggling with her past is left alone during a black out in Brooklyn, New York in 2003. The story is amazing and it tells gives us some deep character development from the start so we know what she is we’re about to deal with. The mind of a person that has depression among other issues can be dangerous when forced to face circumstances that they can’t control.

This film was well written and well executed and the entire film kept me interested in knowing just how bad this was going to get.. And it gets about as bad as it can be expected! I enjoyed the cast in this film as they did a good job with their roles especially Whitney Able! She was able to put on a believable role in a very difficult situation. It’s hard to understand those that are mentally unstable let alone act like someone that is mentally unstable!

I recommend this film to those who are interested in seeing a really good story unfold. For those whom are confused by this film should really do more to expand your horizons and learn to understand what makes a good story and what makes a good film!




Monday, June 6, 2016

Kalen Artinian's "The Indestructible" (2016)

THE INDESTRUCTIBLE
By Kalen Artinian

This is a short film that was brought to my attention the other day and I am glad that I was given a chance to watch this. This takes me back to my High School days where I was not the bully or necessarily bullied, however I did witness some of the cruel things that happened to other people. Part of that is the reason I chose to work in the field where I could help troubled kids get over passed trauma and abuse.

“The Indestructible” dives right into character development and you learn a lot about the main characters in a relatively short amount of time and Kalen Artinian does a great job of telling the story about a kid that is seemingly lost in his own world while still seeing the fucked up environment he is living in. This story is about as close to reality as it explains the fucked up truth about today’s society especially in the High School setting.

You should really give this film a look and support Kalen as he progresses in his film career!


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!