Starring Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell
Directed by William Brent Bell
So a show of hands: who reading this like creepy-ass dolls? I know I’m not a big fan of them. I’m not outright scared of them per se, but certain ones do creep me out some. That’s probably why when I hear about a movie involving a creepy doll, I’m generally eager to check it out. Which brings us to The Boy, a movie with a trailer I only watched a couple of days before seeing the movie in theater. Continue reading
Written by Kathryn Rogers
Published by Sartoris Literary Group
I’ve been doing an awful lot of reading lately, as it’s been quite a while since I’ve done so. One of those books being the one I’m about to talk about today, Memphis Hoodoo Murders. My thanks go out to Kelsey at Book Publicity Services and Kathryn Rogers for the copy of her debut novel.
The story revolves around Addie Jackson, a twenty-year old college student who has spent much of her life living with, and taking care of, her grandparents Louie and June Jackson. The book is written in the first-person perspective of Addie, so you’ll be better off knowing the grandparents as Grandma and Pop. The family have a history of being on the bad side of people, and after being attacked by the local gang The Skullbangerz, Addie herself is now not safe. When Addie is told by the gang leader that he wants her grandma’s ring, this adds on to the already swirling mystery surrounding the senior Jacksons. Continue reading
The Orange Man is now available from LeglessCorpsefilms.com in a limited edition Blu-Ray (numbered to 100) and standard edition DVD
In 1987, Peter Walkins, a disgruntled door-to-door orange salesman brutally kills his first victim. Twenty-seven years later, land developer Gerald Johnson is acquiring an orange grove. Just served with divorce papers, he convinces his friends Wilbur, Reggie and Jimmyto join him on a fishing trip to clear his mind and finalize his business transaction. Unbeknownst to Gerald, his soon-to-be ex-wife Deborah and her boyfriend Roger will be vacationing in the same location.
The following day, the group arrives at a quaint ans secluded cabin. It’s not long before strange noises in the night start to get the attention of Reggie, Gerald’s wheelchair-bound friend and the only one with any common sense. Gerald, thinking it’s nothing, brushes his friend’s concern aside. Soon, Reggie’s fears are confirmed when he catches a glimpse of the “Orange Man” while fishing. As the plot thickens, the Orange Man slowly and methodically begins picking them off one by one, utilizing his prosthetic hook hand and a sack or oranges. The Orange Man wants everyone to have a taste.
The Orange Man was written and directed by Stephen Folker. Click here to see the trailer.
Starring Daniel Button, Heather Higginbotham, R. Daniel Long
Directed by Scott Dawson and David Sherbrook
Today I’m starting a new segment called “Short Reviews for Short Films”, which is pretty self-explanatory. For my first review I watched the short film The Shed, from Infested Films honchos Scott Dawson and David Sherbrook. For those of you who might have missed it, these two gentlemen, along with Sean Canfield, also directed the horror anthology Dead on Appraisal, which I had previously reviewed some time back. Feel free to click here if you missed that one. Right now though, let’s talk some about The Shed. Continue reading
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston
Directed by Guillermo Del Toro
Hello again, you awesome creatures. You know, I don’t know what it is about movies that take place in the past that I enjoy so much. My theory, however, is that because I have such a growing disdain for humanity these days, it’s nice to watch something that takes place in a time when things were simpler and there was none of the garbage we’re almost constantly exposed to on television, radio and the internet. In this case, I’m talking about the new Guillermo Del Toro film Crimson Peak. I didn’t have very high hopes going into it, due to my not being very impressed by the trailer. So let’s go over it and see what the end result was. Continue reading
Starring Tiffany Kieu, Kat Johnston, Kate Dauphin
Directed by Elaine Chu
The Indie horror scene is a tricky one. While it seems sometimes that it’s the last bastion of originality compared to what Hollywood churns out nowadays, Indie horror can still be hit or miss on occasion. But the gems that I do find keep me optimistic for the future of horror. Today, I’ll be talking about The Purgation, a movie that had an Indiegogo campaign that ended in early 2014. It unfortunately didn’t meet its goal, but it was a flexible funding campaign, and production went through nevertheless. Special thanks go out to Director Elaine Chu, who was gracious enough to provide a screener so I can inform you good people about The Purgation. So without further ado, let’s begin. Continue reading
Starring Elise Couture-Stone, Michael Reed
Directed by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen
Ah, the dream of owning your own bed and breakfast. If you’re a people person who doesn’t want to work for “the man”, such an opportunity might be right up your alley. However, you may want to do some research into the history of the house, or it might cost you your life and/or sanity. Such is the case for Jessica and Dan, the main characters in today’s movie I’m reviewing, The Inhabitants. Special thanks go out to Shawn and Michael Rasmussen for giving me the opportunity to watch and review their latest directorial effort. Shall we begin? Continue reading
Starring Carey MacLaren, Laurel Kemper
Directed by Doug Roos
In a world where reboots and remakes are popping up like weeds, it’s nice to go to an alternative that tries its best to be something original. In this case, I’m talking about the 2009 horror The Sky Has Fallen. Its been a while since I watched something with a post-apocalyptic aspect (no, I haven’t seen the latest Mad Max yet, I’ll get around to it in time), and the director Doug Roos was kind enough to hook me up with a look at his endeavor, so thanks go out to him. Continue reading
Starring Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Hello once again. After some consideration as to what I should review next, I thought maybe it’s time I delved back into the world of found footage. But I didn’t want to review any old FF flick that I came across, which is why I chose As Above, So Below. Though I almost never trust trailers, the trailer for this particular flick did grab my attention, and so it made sense to me to take the plunge and see what came of it. As Above, So Below is directed by John Erick Dowdle, who was involved in the making of such horror films as Quarantine, Quarantine 2 (as a writer), and Devil. With those movies under his bet, my optimism was somewhat raised. Add to that the fact that the majority of the film was actually filmed in the Paris catacombs (which was apparently a first for any film crew) and it became a must watch for me. But enough delay, let’s get into it. Continue reading
Starring Melissa Carnell, Bill Oberst Jr., Matt Copko
Directed by BC Furtney
Greetings, you loveable creatures you. Today I’m taking the opportunity to do my very first review of a werewolf-themed horror movie. Werewolf Rising is a low-budget entry from Ruthless Pictures and Image Entertainment, and I was fortunate enough to have gotten a copy of the movie for reviewing purposes. So let’s get into it and see what you’re in for. Continue reading