Monday, October 20, 2014

Dead Snow 2 : Red Vs Dead Review

... is up at The Liberal Dead. Check that out if ya like, and make sure you're following along with all the Toronto After Dark coverage over there. They are all over it.

Friday, July 25, 2014

"Love" this new BB Red Band Trailer and Exclusive Stills

More BB for you as we prepare for the upcoming release of CJ Wallis' new thriller! I've got an exclusive behind the scene still to share, and I've been lucky enough to have been given a look at some early finished clips of the film. It looks amazing, with CJ's unique camera work prominently on display. It's clear that he's got vision for this project, and the end result is going to be something really special.

First things first, a new red band trailer entitled "Love", which is NSFW obviously. In this one, we get more of a look at Leah, or "Candy Cummings" and learn more about her backstory and why she's becoming a Cam Girl, and also a good look at the tone of the film.

And now for that exclusive behind the scene still. Wallis is such a wizard with a camera, even his stills are impressive.

BB is definitely one to be on the lookout for this year. If you're lucky enough to have a showing nearby, make sure and do whatever you have to do to see it. Just know that if you get to watch before I do, you're dead to me. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Twiztid's "Sick Man" Video

Another one of those Twiztid vidoes that's actually a mini horror movie! Love these. Look for Sid Haig and Kane Hodder in this badassery...

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Son of Celluloid Show

You've undoubtedly heard of the Son of Celluloid blog, run by my buddy Nathan Hamilton. I've even guest written for it before, during his annual "What Halloween Means to Me" theme. What you might not have realized yet, though, is that Nathan has taken the Son of Celluloid to the next level, by producing an actual show, complete with interviews, reviews, a indie horror spotlight, music, and all kinds of other horror related  goodness. The show is fairly young, only four episodes deep so far, but it's already better than a lot of similarly themed offerings I watch on youtube. Below you'll find the first episode, along with links to Nathan's youtube channel, and the Son of Celluloid's facebook page. 

Nathan has obviously put a lot of work into the Son of Celluloid Show, and I dig the hell out of it. I have no doubt that anyone who watches it will be in full agreement. Make sure to check it out, and leave a comment or two.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pernicious Trailer

The trailer for James Cullen Bressack's (Hate Crime, To Jennifer) new film Pernicious has finally hit the interwebs. This looks like it's going to be his best yet...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Affleck Batman Revealed

We finally got our first look at Ben Affleck as Batman, or "Battfleck" as he's more affectionately known. Looks pretty badass to me, I want to see him in action now though.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Blood Glacier Review

When I got the screener for Blood Glacier I knew very little about it, other than it looked like a creature feature, and as we all know, I love me a creature feature. I tend to not ask much from them either, especially those of the indie fair, as I understand budget restraints and the like. You give me some halfway decent practical effects, some gore, and a body count, and I'll kindly thank you for your time. Blood Glacier turned out to be a pretty ambitious effort, and ultimately ends up suffering a bit for it.

Way up in the Austrian Alps, a small group of scientists discover a strange liquid leaking from the glaciers. As they begin to study it, strange occurrences begin with the local wildlife. They attack unprovoked, and eventually begin to mutate. With the attacks becoming more and more frequent, and the mutation even beginning to spread beyond just wildlife to the scientists themselves, the small group fights to survive in the freezing cold with no help in sight.

Sound familiar? It should. Blood Glacier borrows heavily from John Carpenter's The Thing, and plenty of other similar movies. I give it props for an attempt at an original twist at the end, even though I rolled my eyes so hard I was afraid they were going to stick. Points for trying though. Other than that, there's nothing in Blood Glacier you haven't seen before, and most likely done better.

The cast mostly does what it's supposed to do, with no real standouts, and no real groan inducing performances. The dialog isn't exactly Shakespearean anyway. People run around and scream a lot, and when they aren't screaming in terror from the creatures, they're screaming at each other for various reasons, none of which are all that interesting. Let's be honest, the real reason we watch movies like these is the creatures, which we want to watch eat, tear to shreds, eviscerate, etc. said people. This is where the ambition that tripped Blood Glacier up I mentioned earlier comes in to play. There are somewhere around three main mutants that have the most screen time, a fox, some sort of bird, and a ibex. Problem number one is the bird, which is done with some pretty bad cgi when it's flying. If you know your budget isn't going to allow for cgi, then don't have a flying creature, folks. Problem number two is that every shot of the creatures is so dark, and cut so fast, that we never get a good look at them. If you know your budget isn't going to allow for multiple creatures to be built well, then maybe pool your resources into one badass creature? More isn't always better. I'd settle for a well shot decent creature over three or more shitty looking monsters in pitch blacknss every day of the week.

Still, even with all that negativity, I can't say Blood Glacier doesn't have anything going for it. I didn't hate it, I just wish it would've done at least something to differentiate itself from countless other movies out there with similar premise. If you're starving for a new creature flick to kill 90 minutes on, and don't ask a lot of your indie creature flick, by all means, give it a watch. All it really did was make me want to watch The Thing again.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Infinite Playlist - Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse

I'm not the world's biggest dubstep fan, however I am a fan of director James Cullen Bressack, and it just to happens that he directed this little video full of awesome. Check out Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse...