Crimson Peak (2015): A Macabre Review.

Crimson PeakStarring 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

The Purgation (2015): A Macabre Review.

The PurgationStarring 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

The Inhabitants (2015): A Macabre Review.

The InhabitantsStarring 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

Necropolis News: Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box out on October 26.

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Gospels4-disc Blu-Ray box-set of the seminal horror saga to be released October 26, 2015.

Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the release of Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box, a limited edition run of 5000 deluxe box-sets featuring Clive Barker’s iconic and seminal horror classic Hellraiser.  Arriving in time for Halloween on 26th October 2015, this exclusive set will include the first three films in the Hellraiser saga alongside an abundance of bonus materials and never-before-seen footage. Continue reading

Necropolis News: “When Your Flesh Screams” out on October 6, 2015.

When Your Flesh ScreamsLeglessCorpse Films releases When Your Flesh Screams.

LeglessCorpse Films will release Guillermo Martinez’s When Your Flesh Screams on limited edition Blu-Ray, DVD, Steelbook DVD/Blu-Ray, and Harmful Syndicate Video VHS.  It is an homage to the great revenge films of the past like Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left and Meir Zarchi’s I Spit on Your Grave. Continue reading

The Sky Has Fallen (2009): A Macabre review.

The Sky Has FallenStarring 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

Necropolis News: Rip-Roaring Thriller “Shark Killer” on DVD July 20.

Shark KillerYour beach-ready body is about to be shark meat!

Violent, relentless and aways waiting for the kill, the deadliest terror of the sea returns this summer in rip-roaring thriller Shark Killer. Continue reading

Necropolis News: Robert Nolan joins the cast of “Deimosimine”.

DeimosimineVeteran actor jumps aboard the weirdness that is Deimosimine.

Deimosimine: the new feature horror film from LeglessCorpse Films is being directed by Chad Armstrong, from a script by Andrew Thompson. Deimosimine is a film that promises to bring the practical FX magic back to the horror film, featuring creatures, murder, blood, and gore. Continue reading

As Above, So Below (2014): A Macabre Review.

As Above, So BelowStarring 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