Book review: 'The Root Of All Evil' by Roberto Costantini

The Root of All EvilReviewed by Jesse Miller

Where does evil come from exactly? Is it born within each individual or is it made throughout that individual’s life, as a result of what they personally experience? The age old questions gets a fresh examination by Italian author Roberto Costantini in his gripping psychological thriller, actually the second entry of a trilogy in what is dubbed the Commissario Balisteri trilogy.

Looking to take a careful examination of the nature of evil, Costantini takes readers into the past of his character Michelino Balisteri and back into Tripoli, 1962 where a young Balisteri encounters characters that challenge his perception of what is right and what is wrong.

As The Root Of All Evil explores the coming-of-age story of Balisteri and his journey into adulthood, the novel also jumps into a narrative that takes place in an undetermined time, where a woman is held in a particularly nasty trap that would be worthy idea for a Saw film.

How does this narrative connect to the one that chronicles Michelino’s life from 1962 onwards? The answer lies in this richly detailed 676 paged Italian epic thriller that I couldn’t help but lose sleep over, as I was riveted by the world that was created by Costantini and compelled to keep turning the pages.

For starters, his prose and approach to the material is fresh by itself. A sprawling story that begins in Tripoli in 1962 and covers Italian characters while offering a study on the nature of evil? It is unique because it was something different to what an American novel that might try to do with the same subject.

Just like Dario Argento, whose work comes to mind when The Root Of All Evil gets nasty, or Takashi Shimizu, Costantini is a refreshing artist to come across and particularly for such a genre because it’s uniquely different to what I’ve been exposed to before I sat down to read this effort.

5th Annual Mile High Horror Film Festival 2014 review

Mile High Horror Film Festival 2014 Headerby Miss E.

Mile High Horror Film Festival
Oct. 9-12, 2014
Littleton, Colorado

The 5th Annual Mile High Horror Film Festival was a twisted cornucopia of live performance artists, vendors, horror icons, FX artists, shorts, full length features, classics, and live industry panel discussions that drew the most rabid of fans. The repetitious problem of this particular festival is that it is structured in such a way it is impossible to see and do everything, leaving the most enthusiastic of attendees with nagging doubts and fear of “missing something”.

Opening night featured the original 1977 The Hills Have Eyes with all it’s glorious, non-PC dialogue. Original star Michael Berryman (Pluto) provided behind the scenes stories in an engaging Q&A session preceding the screening.
Hosted by The Alamo Draft House, Champion of the Independent Film Genre, MHHFF is growing in attendance every year. With over 80 films from 17 countries, stand outs in the following categories are as follows:

Best Of Shorts:
Killer Karts- Winner from 2013, this is just the right amount of cheese to please. The Legend Of Beaver Dam- (2010) - Awesome story line and musical score. Tumult- (2012) One of the better concepts of disastrous blending of past and future.

Shorts Program One:
M is for Mobile- Disastrous results when a cell phone ends up in the wrong hands. Motel London 2- Local Colorado offering with excellent special effects. 2 Careful Owners- In depth sequel to the popular 1 Careful Owner from last year.

Shorts Program Two:
Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse- Cleverly written comedy about being trapped in a haunted house when the real terror is happening outside. M Is For Matchmaker- (Out take from ABC’s of Death) Finds second life with horror Queen Tiffany Sheppis as a demented matchmaker with unusual clientele. Tasha and Friends- Muppets on a murderous rampage. Peepers- Paranoia in suburbia. Rat Pack Rat- A Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator off of Craig’s List ends up on an unusual gig with a dying patient.

‘Aliens Night’ Short Film Review

Aliens NightReviewed by Jesse Miller,

ALIENS NIGHT is a lively science fiction short film starring Stefani Autuori and – here’s the best part – writing, shooting, editing, animation, directing and post production are all down by an Andrea Ricca. A huge accomplishment, yes?

ALIENS NIGHT is brisk and straight to the point: Aliens touch down looking to cause havoc and they met their match – an unnamed lady scientist (played with a certain cheekiness by Stefani Autuori) that will give them hell.

It’s a bare bones story but the rousing musical score and effective use of editing and camera angles make up for that small factor, making this exciting effort pretty much a display of Ricca’s skills as a film maker and a strong resounding reason why someone needs to hand him a script and a bigger sandbox to play in so he can get to work on a full length feature.

If you’ve got 7 minutes to spare, why not get comfortable and give this fun short a watch. You might be pleasantly surprised.

'Deadly Revisions' lands distribution, racks up awards

Deadly RevisionsThe slow burning thriller/horror film DEADLY REVISIONS has acquired distribution through SGL Entertainment.

Deadly Revisions won the L.A. Movie Award for “Best Narrative Feature” and “Best Actor” (Bill Oberst Jr.), the EOTM Award for “Best Director of an Indie Horror Film” (Gregory Blair) as well as “Best Actor” (Bill Oberst Jr.) and “Best Actress” (Cindy Merrill) from the FANtastic Horror Film Festival.

About Deadly Revisions
Deadly Revisions was Written, Directed and Produced by Gregory Blair who won for “Best Director” at the EOTM’s. The movie will be available in early 2015 on Blu-ray, DVD, Cable TV and all of the top VOD Video On Demand Platforms such as iTunes Movies, Amazon Prime, Google Play, M-GO, Bigstar TV and others via SGL Entertainment, along with our partners MVD Visual and Indie Rights Movies. SGL Entertainment, headed up by Jeffrey A. Swanson and Damien Dante is a worldwide major independent film distribution company.

Actor Bill Oberst Jr. scores Lon Chaney award at FANtastic Horror Film Festival

Bill Oberst Jr Ron ChaneyThe ever busy actor Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds, Children of Sorrow, Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies) recently took away a "Lon Chaney Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Horror Films" at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival. Read all about it in the details below.

From The Press Release
Actor Bill Oberst Jr. has received the "Lon Chaney Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Horror Films" at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival (FHFF) in San Diego. Ron Chaney, the great-grandson of Lon Chaney and the grandson of Lon Chaney Jr., was on hand along with Lon Chaney’s great-great-granddaughters Jaclynn & Jennifer to present Oberst with this first-ever award.

Festival organizers kept the award a secret to surprise Oberst, who has often cited Lon Chaney as a major influence and expressed a desire to play The Man Of A Thousand Faces on stage or screen. The actor was nearly speechless as Ron Chaney called him forward at the FHFF Awards Banquet. "My inner 14 year-old horror kid is in overdrive right now." he said. "Without the Chaney family there would be no horror genre."

Ron Chaney, speaking for the family, thanked the FHFF crowd for helping to keep the Chaney cinematic legacy alive. "We are honored to be here tonight to present this first ever Lon Chaney Award in the spirit and in the memory of my grandfather and great-grandfather," he said.

Antisocial (2013) review

Antisocial 2013Reviewed by Kevin Scott,

Antisocial (2013)
Written by: Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan
Directed by: Cody Calahan
Cast: Michelle Mylett (Sam), Cody Ray Thompson (Mark), Adam Christie (Jed), Ana Alic (Kaitlyn) Romaine Waite (Steve), Ry Barrett (Chad)

Ever think that social media is going to be the death of us? Maybe, but it’s not going anywhere. Aside from the positive aspects of bringing people back into our lives that we would have otherwise lost touch with forever (that’s not always a good thing), it becomes relevant fodder for filmmakers. One of the many things that I love about the horror genre is that any thread of social commentary that runs through with the monsters or the murderers on the surface, gets filtered into its purest form and we see the absolute most extreme impact of what happens with the ordinary when things become extraordinary (usually in a really, really bad way)

Mr. Romero, who expertly explored consumerism in the classic “Dawn of the Dead” gave us his own take on social media dealing with the undead on “Diary of the Dead”. Whatever your take or opinion, we are going to get more than a few films that use social media as a catalyst. Speaking of Romero, there is also another subgenre of the zombie film, the infected film. No reanimated corpses, just stark raving mad homicidal lunatics. Meld those two together, and that’s the principle ingredients to “Antisocial”.

Vampire film 'Katherine' set for domestic release in 2014

Katherine Vampire Movie Poster“Carlos Dunn’s Katherine” set for domestic release in November, 2014.

Katherine is the first chapter in an original film trilogy that is attempting to rewrite modern vampire lore. Based on a series of independent pulp novels written by Carlos Dunn, who is also the screenwriter and producer of the film, “Carlos Dunn’s Katherine” is based on his short story: “When Pedro Met Vanessa.” an d takes place in modern day America. It is the story of five beautiful young women on the run from brutal, sadistic, mercenary-style serial killers (Michael Heggedus and Christa Johnston). After the deaths of three of the girls (Tempast Wulf, Ashleigh Morghan and Heather Casey), Katherine (Tina Grimm) becomes the serial killers’ next target.

Katherine is stranded and has only one friend in the world she can trust, a bartender (Denny Castiglione). One evening a young man, John (Andrew Schaefer) comes into the bar, orders a shot of whiskey and announces that his wife just left him and he is going to drink up all of his money and forget his troubles. Katherine sits beside him and they begin a conversation. Later that night in Katherine's apartment, they both discover how much they have in common and how much they enjoy each other's company. The next evening as they are leaving Katherine's apartment on their first date, a shotgun blast from a passing car hits Katherine. John is able to get Katherine into his car and they escape. Then John discovers that the shotgun had fired a tranquilizer dart.

When Katherine wakes up, John demands to know what is going on and Katherine must decide whether or not to trust her new boyfriend with her dark secret. That she is on the run from a Vampire Bounty Hunter named Rooney (Michael Heggedus) who will stop at nothing until she is dead and he has collected his bounty.

New 'House of Manson' sales art releases

House of Manson sales artby Seth Metoyer

1969 was the Summer of love, so we've been told. I like that idea.

The Charles Manson biopic House of Manson has some new sales key art for this years AFM and the film recently premiered at the Twin Cities Film Festival. The movie will also screen during this year's American Film Market (AFM), which runs from November 5 - 12, 2014. Check out the full details below.

From the Press Release
Micro Bay Features is pleased to present the AFM 2014 sales art for its Charles Manson biographical feature film, House of Manson.

The film just had its world premiere at the 5th annual Academy-qualifying Twin Cities Film Festival. The highly anticipated premiere received an encore screening and became the first movie in the festival’s history to host two completely sold out theaters.

“With a great cast and direction by Brandon Slagle, House of Manson is definitely worth checking out when it later finds distribution.” – FlixChatter

House of Manson is written and directed by award-winning director Brandon Slagle (Dead Sea), highlighted by Variety Magazine, Deadline Hollywood, and Vanity Fair France and dubbed by Hollywood Reporter as the “Go-to Gore Guy.”

'Friday the 13th' (1980) review

Friday The 13thReviewed By: Chris Wright

Friday the 13th (1980)
Directed By: Sean Cunningham
Written By: Victor Miller

Starring: Betsy Palmer (Pamela Voorhees), Adrienne King (Alice), Jeannine Taylor (Marcie), Robbi Morgan (Annie), Kevin Bacon (Jack), Harry Crosby (Bill), Laurie Bartram (Brenda), Mark Nelson (Ned), Peter Brouwer ( Steve), Rex Everhart (Truck Driver), Ron Carroll (Sergeant Tierney), Walt Gorney (Crazy Ralph), Ron Milkie (Officer Dorf), Willie Adams (Barry), Debra Hayes (Claudette )

“It’s got a death curse!” One of the most well known slashers in American horror doesn’t need to be refreshed in most horror fans minds because they know it very well. What the crew thought would just be a simple slasher film turned out to be a movement that spurned an entire franchise around it even spawning a remake in the 21st century. For me personally, this is the film that got me into horror to begin with. I remember watching it very young in life and I was hooked ever since.

Camp Crystal Lake is open for business but all is not well for the camp counselors as somebody is lurking in the woods taking out the counselors one by one. This formula became easy to mimic for other films but “Friday the 13th” got the ball rolling. For what it is worth, the acting isn’t that bad. There is some over acting but not enough to make a viewer cringe at the movie. Betsy Palmer (Pamela Voorhees) delivers the best performance in the whole film. I am not surprised looking back as she was the most seasoned actor in this whole film as the rest are rather young including a young Kevin Bacon.

Harry Manfredini’s score adds a lot to the overall sense of atmosphere within this film. The original score of “chi chi chi ha ha ha” was actually intended to be “ki ki ki ma ma ma.” What I am sure he thought would be a one time movie gig turned in to gold for him as he scored the first ten Friday the 13th movies. What a shame the ones behind the remake decided against including it. Along with Manfredini’s excellent score, the secluded camp location by the lake is perfect to get under your skin at night with a killer around.

The Midnight Hour (1985) review

The Midnight HourReviewed by Kevin Scott

The Midnight Hour (1985)
Written by: William Bleich
Directed by: Jack Bender
Cast: Shari Belafonte Harper (Melissa), Lee Montgomery (Phil), Jonna Lee (Sandy), LeVar Burton (Vinnie), Peter DeLuise (Mitch), Deedee Pfeiffer (Mary), Jonelle Allen (Lucinda Cavender), Kevin McCarthy (Judge Crandall), Dick Van Patten (Martin Grenville)

This is the very first time I’ve featured a TV movie on any of my reviews. I’m really surprised that it is. Some solid entries in the annals of horror and sci fi history made their debut on the small screen. “Salem’s Lot” is the first one to come to mind. Although the film that I’m going to talk about isn’t even remotely close to being anything like “Salem’s Lot” (except for having vampires), it does come from a bygone era where things might have been a little tighter on what could be shown on TV. Ironically enough, sometimes some really crazy stuff made it past the sensors, and broke the fertile ground of our young imaginations with images that we will forever remember as terrifying, even if they really weren’t. I was in junior high when this came out, so I was already scarred with stuff way more intense than this, but I still liked it. It’s horror lite with a cast of then young actors who you could have seen on those “The More You Know” PSA ads on Saturday morning. For me, it’s an important and pretty nostalgic Halloween memory, because network TV just doesn’t show stuff like this anymore. So I’m submitting my take on it, respectfully for your approval.

The small town of Pitchford Cove has a storied history of witchcraft. Through the years, it’s been watered down and now is nothing more than a tourist sideline with a museum on the town square. Back in the day, it wasn’t so quaint with a deplorably evil witch named Lucinda who was put to death. We get some exposition and learn all this early on when the lovable nerdy guy Phil is giving a school report. The lineage of everyone involved from the town’s witch trials are all still in Pitchford Cove. Phil is the descendant of the local Witchfinder General, and his classmate Melissa is the descendant of the evil witch, Lucinda. Everyone decides that it would be fun to raid the witch trials museum, steal the outfits off the wax figures, and go to the cemetery to do some faux conjuring. Well, when have you known any conjuring to be ineffective in a horror film. I don’t care how bad you flub the words. It either works perfectly as planned, or perfectly wrong in the other direction. All the dead in the cemetery rise up Thriller style, led by the evil Lucinda to take over the town.

Nosferatu (1922) review

Nosferatu PosterReviewed by Grace Fontaine

Nosferatu (1922)
Directed by F.W Murnau
Starring: Max Schreck (Count Orlok), Greta Schröder (Ellen Hutter), Gustav von Wangenheim (Jonathan Hutter) and Alexander Granach (Knock)

In all confidence, I feel it is safe to say that you are not a vampire fan if you have not seen, what is considered to be the grand-sire of vampire films, 'Nosferatu', a silent German Expression film directed by the visionary F.W Murnau. Nine years before Bela Lugosi became synonymous with the character of Dracula thanks to Universal, it was Max Schreck who was seen as the face of terror, and for God forsaken good reason.

Personally, I feel writing this review is highly redundant considering how well known and universally appreciated it is, honestly, what is there that I can say that will be any different? I got absolutely nothing to say that would do this film justice, hence why this review will be a little shorter than my previous work. It's a film that is not only a product of its own time, but it's also one that looked forward as well.

Silent cinema is obviously a defunct institution these days, but when you view films such as 'Nosferatu', films that aren't just visual-based, but also based upon story and atmosphere, they never fail to hold you within their grasp. To think, this film was almost lost, never to be seen again were it not for some quick artistic license on the part of the film makers. The way I figure it, 'Nosferatu' truly did pave the way for vampire cinema as well as the LANGUAGE of cinema in general. With it’s awe-inspiring design and composition, ‘Nosferatu’ set the bar for not just cinematic terror but also an affirmative style that would continue to be practiced to the here and now. Sure, Count Orlok isn't who the pop cultural consciousness automatically imagine hear the name 'Dracula' pipes up (Bela Lugosi had and always will have that honour), but Orlok is evidence that not all vampires have to be charming, well-suited lounge lizards who have a way with the ladies. In fact, he is a downright grotesque- shaven head, spindly fingers, soulless bug-eyes and sharp, ratty teeth, Orlok is more of an abomination rather than a human being.

Craters of the Moon (2013) review

Craters of The MoonBy Jennica Lynn Johnson

When I first heard the title, Craters of the Moon (2013), I was expecting to see a sci-fi film with cheap special effects and rubber costumes. However, what I actually saw was a pleasant surprise. As it turns out, this film does not have anything to do with craters or the moon. As a California girl who has spent very little time in the northwestern part of the U.S., I was unaware that Craters of the Moon is actually a national monument and preserve in Idaho that formed as a result of numerous lava eruptions thousands of years ago. It is also where this film happens to take place.

The story takes off when an unhappily married couple, Molly and Roger, become stranded at Craters of the Moon when their car gets stuck during a severe snow storm. As the film progresses, the intensity of their relationship grows more and more apparent and they begin to compete against one another to survive the snow as well as each other.

With a small but talented cast, Craters of the Moon stars Breeda Wool as Molly, the fearful yet quick-witted wife of Roger, played by Cody Lightning. Nominated for the Jury Prize for Best Actress at the 2014 Indie Film Fest in Victoria, Texas, Wool proves that she is a force to be reckoned with. Through her performance, Wool shows a strong transformation from an emotionally battered woman to a resourceful, borderline psychotic bad-ass.

Like Wool, Cody Lightning is a budding actor who has mastered the art of subtlety through acting. His minor yet powerful reactions to his on-screen wife are just enough to keep viewers on edge, anxiously waiting what is yet to come.

Satan’s Little Helper (2004) review

Satans Little HelperReviewed by Kevin Scott

Satan’s Little Helper (2004)
Written by: Jeff Lieberman
Directed by: Jeff Lieberman
Cast: Alexander Brickel (Dougie), Kathryn Winnick (Jenna), Stephen Graham (Alex), Amanda Plummer (Merrill), Wass Stevens (Dean)

If there ever was a film that deterred me from watching it just by the poster art, it was this one. The demonic elf holding the pumpkin for some reason did not appeal to me. I’ve dodged watching this one for a good two years. I had heard some good things about it, so what the heck.

It really has absolutely nothing to do with a demonic elf, but it does take place on Halloween. Jenna is a college student who comes back home with her boyfriend, Alex to celebrate Halloween. They are met when they arrive by her mom, Merrill, and her little brother Dougie. Dougie loves Jenna and sees Alex as a deterrent to any time that he and his sister would be able to spend together trick or treating. Alex is a nice enough Dude. He has the “newsboy hat turned backwards with the long hair coming out from underneath it” thing happening, and it not nearly as pretentious as he could be sporting a look like that. Dougie is wearing a Devil suit for Halloween and going as Satan’s little helper. He’s obsessed with a video game of the same name that has the player help the Devil work his unholy deeds.

Before I go any further, just let me say that Dougie is the most irritating kid I have ever watched in a horror film. That’s saying a lot. It definitely doesn’t ruin this film for me, but I also have a high tolerance built up over a misspent (some would say) youth of watching sub par (some would say) horror films. Dougie beats them all as someone who can’t die fast enough. Unfortunately, usually if you are an irritating character like Dougie, you must be a little chubby and/or sexually awkward to get the business end of the axe or the machete. Dougie is safe for now, but when he hits puberty, his days are numbered.

He’s obsessed with finding Satan on Halloween, and helping him just like in the video game. He also wants Satan to kill Alex, while he’s at it. Dougie sets out on his own, and just happens to find a serial killer posing one of his dead victims on a porch. The killer is dressed as Satan, and Dougie asks him if he can tag along. I usually try to check my sensibilities at the door when I’m watching a movie. It makes things more fun. It’s really hard to do on this one as Dougie is supposed to be smart. He’s wearing glasses for pete’s sake! Anyway, I’ll get back to that. Alex wants to smooth things over with Dougie, and tells Jenna that he’s gonna dress up as Satan to bond with her pissed off little brother. He gets a costume to look like his overbearing father, oblivious to the fact that all that symbolism will be totally lost on Dougie. The serial killer and Dougie catch up with him first, and he never makes it back to the house. Dougie, does however take the killer back to his house to meet his Mom and Sister, and the killer makes a mute, head nodding promise to him that he will not hurt them. So everyone thinks that Alex has scored a really sweet Satan costume. The “Three’s Company” sitcom type of mistaken identity was working until he gets a little rough with Jenna, and reaches the limit of his civilities when their father comes home.

The Monkey’s Paw (2013) review

Monkey's PawReviewed by Kevin Scott

The Monkey’s Paw (2013)
Written by: W.W. Jacobs (short novel), Macon Blair (screenplay)
Directed by: Brett Simmons
Cast: C.J. Thomason (Jake), Stephen Lang (Tony Cobb), Daniel Hugh Kelly (Gillespie), Michelle Pierce (Olivia), Corbin Bleu (Catfish), Charles S. Dutton (Detective Margolis), James Minor III (Cory Cobb), Andy Favreau (Kevin)

Anyone that is familiar with the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” knows where the premise of this flick from Chiller Films is headed. It’s a pretty respectable premise though. Horror has always had a cautionary tale basis at its deepest foundations, and this is a timeless morality story that has been given a contemporary spin. Not the first time it’s been done for sure, but if it’s done well, I can definitely roll with it. This version takes place in New Orleans, which happens to be one of my favorite locales for a horror film anyway, so a little voodoo will fit right in.

Jake is the main protagonist. He’s an everyman with a heavy load of life’s problems at the moment. He’s gainfully employed at an industrial supply warehouse, but still hasn’t got enough money to get his own car. He’s been getting rides with the Creole guy named Catfish who has a cool redneck Mohawk, and has Jake’s back no matter what. That’s the only bright side. He also has a boss that not only is a total rich douchebag, but happens to be married to Jake’s old girlfriend. The worst part is that his mother is also gravely ill, and his brother constantly belittles him for not doing enough. He does however have a sympathetic middle management supervisor played by old “Cujo” and “Hardcastle and McCormick” alum Daniel Hugh Kelly. When his good boss is fired by the bad one, Jake, and his ne’er do well, but fun friend Tony run into him at a bar, and he gives Jake a mummified monkey’s paw. He explains to him that it’s been in his family since he was a boy, and legend has it that it will grant the owner three wishes. He then says that it’s a trinket, and gives it to Jake. Tony encourages Jake to make a wish and Jake wishes for the Mustang out in the parking lot. When closing time comes around, it’s the only car left and the keys are in it. Still not convinced, but willing to incur a possible stolen car charge, he and Tony take it for a drive. They are involved in a fatal auto accident, totaling the Mustang and setting off some really, really bad mojo.

The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976) review

The Town That Dreaded SundownReviewed by Kevin Scott

The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Written by: Earl E. Smith
Directed by: Charles B. Pierce
Cast: Ben Johnson (Capt. J.D. Morales), Andrew Prine (Deputy Norman Ramsey), Dawn Wells (Helen Reed), Charles B. Pierce (Patrolman A.C. Benson), Robert Aquino (Sherriff Otis Barker), Jimmy Clem (Sgt. Mal Griffin), Jim Citty (Police Chief R.J. Sullivan), Cindy Butler (Peggy Loomis)

If I had seen this film, it’s been a fleeting memory, and my recollections of it were sketchy to non-existent. I had to watch it when I saw it on Netflix. This happens to be one of the granddaddy’s of the slasher film genre when there was no genre at all. At this particular point in 1976, there was only one other, and that was “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. No “Halloween” yet, and “Friday the 13th” was even further down the line. My expectations for this film were very different that how it actually is. I think that it’s an important film in horror for more than one reason.

I always try to put my finger on how the current trends in film are going to inspire future filmmakers. Cult shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Supernatural” are shaping what I’m going to be watching and hopefully reviewing in twenty years. This film is an amalgamation of several types of horror subgenres, and I was a little taken back by how subtly it works, and how it shaped the next two decades.

One thing that this film and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” have in common is that both are supposed to be based loosely on true events. They even have voice overs with official sounding narrators that add to the credibility. In the 1970’s there was no way to check facts and we were at the mercy of our better judgments and sensibilities to make our on call. There was always that slight shred of terrifying doubt that it really did happen. That innocence is lost today. Not only have smartphones forced killers in horror movies to make sure that they do their slaying in not only a remote area, but one with absolutely no cell service, but we can also do some first rate fact checking. The timing was perfect on all counts for “The Blair Witch Project”, but coming out at the dawn of internet for the masses made it the last film to fool us.


Send your horror news scoop to press[at]

Like us on Facebook:

Watch horror movies on showbox

buy Party Masks

Dismal Productions

Recent Horror Movie Reviews

Detention (2011) Review
We Are The Night Review
Hate Crime (2012) Review
Dead of Night Review
The Violent Kind Review
Piranha 3DD Review
Funeral Home Review
DeadHeads Review
Playback Review
House Of Flesh Mannequins Review
More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead Review
The Mutilator Review
The Psycho Legacy Review
Halloween II: 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Review
Full Tilt Boogie Review
Nightmare City Review
The Divide Review
Penumbra Review
Hellraiser Revelations Review
Entrance Review
Asylum Blackout Review
Mother's Day Review
Dead Pit Review
Them Review
Anguish Review
Snow White: A Deadly Summer Review
Snow White: A Deadly Summer Review
Theatre of the Deranged Review
Grimm Season One Review
Kids Go to the Woods…Kids Get Dead Review
Trilogy of Blood Review
Kill Devil Hill Review
Intruder Review
Malevolence Review
A Horrible Way to Die Review
Halloween II (Rob Zombie) Review
Final Destination 5 Review
The Killing of Jacob Marr Review
Stake Land Review
The Reef Review
Cowboys and Zombies Review
Necromentia Review
The Ward Review
The Caller Review
Bereavement Review
Kidnapped Review
The Hills Run Red Review
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Review
Home Sweet Home Review
Super Hybrid Review
Dead Hooker in A Trunk Review
30 Days of Night: Dark Days Review
Paranormal Activity 2 Review
Cannibal Holocaust Review
The Woman Review
Dylan Dog Review
Medium Raw Review
One Dark Night (1983) Review
Groupie Review
The Tingler Review
Dolls Review
Detention Review
Bitter Feast Review
Camp Hell Review
Scream of The Banshee Review
FEARnet's Twisted Comedy Review
Just Before Dawn Review
Carriers Review
Mangrove Slasher 2 Review
LEWIS Review
The Task Review
cathARTic Review
Matrimony Review
Fright Night II Review
Yakuza Weapon Review
Hobo With a Shotgun Review
Plague Town Review
The Defiled Review
Goblin Review
Primal Review
Heartless Review
Pieces Review
True Blood: Season 3 Review
Murder Party Review
Hell Night Review
Skin Eating Jungle Vampires Review
I Saw The Devil Review
Red Riding Hood Review
Drive Angry Review
Blood Night Review
Dismal Review
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Review
The Faceless Review
Fertile Ground Review
Slaughterhouse Review
Amityville 4 Review
Aftermath Review
Savage Review
Ninjas vs Vampires Review
Swamp Shark Review
The Loved Ones Review
Black and Orange Review - Novel
Terror Vision Review
Vanishing on 7th Street: Movie Review
JAWS Review
Future Kill Review
Bad Elements: Crystal Dragon Review - Novel
Daughter of Horror Review
Death of The Dead Review
The Possession of David O Reilly Review
SCREAM 4 Review
Track of The Moon Beast (1976) Review
Hyenas Review
Mongolian Death Worm Review
Black Death Review
World War Z (audio book) Review
Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D Review
The Absent Review
Alien vs Ninja Review
Missing Linx (Comic) Review
Thankskilling Review
Death Spa (1988) Review
Insidious Review
Basket Case (1982) Review
The Walking Dead: Season 1 Review
PROWL Review
April Fools Day (1986) Review
In The Mouth of Madness Review
Machete Review
White Dog (1982) Review
SAW: 3D (The Final Chapter) Review
A Serbian Film Review
[REC] Review
The Devil's Rejects Review
SAW Review
Burial Ground (1981) Review
Hollowed Ground Review
Roid Rage Review
Psych:9 Review
Let Me In Review
My Soul To Take Review
The New York Ripper Review
Burnt Offerings (1976) Review
I Spit On Your Grave (1978) Review
I Spit On Your Grave (2010) Review
Wicked, Wicked (1973) Review
Maniac (1980) Review
Deadline (1981) Review
Death Bell Review
The Rite Review
HUSK Review
Cemetery Man Review
Seconds Apart Review
Buried Review
The Uninvited (1944) Review
Direct Your Own Damn Movie Review
City of the Living Dead (1980)Review
The Forest (1982) Review
JIGOKU (1960) Review
Let The Right One In Review
Lost Boys: The Thirst Review
Near Dark (1987) Review
The Human Centipede Review
Thirst (2009) Review
Night School (1981) Review
Night of The Demons (Remake) Review
The Splat Pack Review
The Maid Review
Hatchet II Review
The Last Exorcism Review
Victim Review
Shadowland Review
Bloody New Year Review
Black Christmas (1974) Review
Splice Review
The Art of Hammer Review (Book)
Doghouse Review
The Blair Witch Project Review
Horror Movie Freak Review (Book)
Lake Placid 3 Review
Paranormal Activity Review
Sella Turcica Review
The House of The Devil Review
UNDEAD Review (Novel)
The Woman In Black Review
Ghost Story Review
Eraserhead Review
Day of The Dead Review
The Woman Review
Night Of The Living Dead Review
Terror at Red Wolf Inn Review
The Theatre Bizarre Review
The Mortician Movie Review
Happy Birthday To Me Review
Mountaintop Motel Massacre Film Review
Frankenhooker Blu-Ray Review
The Necro Files Review
Donner Pass Review
Shark Night Review
Night Feeders Review
New Year's Evil Review
Never Sleep Again Review
Creature Review
Haunting at The Beacon Review
Zombie Review
Chromeskull Laid to Rest 2 Review
Devil's Rock Review
Fright Night (Remake) Review
Area 51 Review
Five Senses (comic) Review
Antropophagus Review
Lightning Bug Review
Never Feed the Troll Review
Alone in The Dark Review
Dead Alive Review
Zeke Review
Laid to Rest Review
The Beyond Review
Monsterwolf Review
Splinter Review
Mirrors 2 Review
Mail Order Review
Snowtown Review
The Dead Review
The Shrine Review
Run Bitch Run Review
Mutilation Mile Review
The Howling Reborn Review
The Human Centipede 2 Review
The Walking Dead Review
The Echo Review
Dream House Review
Yellow Brick Road Review
Baby Blood Review
Halloween 3 Review
Feast Review
The Child's Eye Review
Scourge Review
Martyrs Review
Mothman Review
Wrong Turn 4 Review
The Keep Review
Red State Review
Paranormal Activity 3 Review
Deviling Review
Slugs Review
Nightmare on Elm Street 2 Review
Night of The Hunter Review
Pick Me Up Review
Hillside Cannibals Review
Friday the 13th (1980) Review
The Green Monster Review
The Thing (2011) Review
Night of The Vampire Review
Killer Review
Alyce Review
The Fog Review
Of Unknown Origin Review
The Revenant Review
Exit 33 Review
Rage of the Yeti Review
Let's Scare Jessica to Death Review
Territories Review
Blood Freak Review
Solstice Review
Blood Roses Review
The Haunting Review
Silent Night Deadly Night Review
Silent Night Deadly Night Review Review
Rare Exports Review
Ashes Review
Perfect Witness Review
Santa's Slay Review
Little Deaths Review
Lips of Blood Review
Bill Oberst Jr.
Silent Night Deadly Night 5 Review
Don't Let Him Review
Hell Driver Review

Essay writing company - provides all students with custom movie reviews.