Archive for February, 2015

The Burning Dead Movie Review

Feb 26, 2015 No Comments by

Having made a low-budget zombie film myself a few years back, I can attest to how difficult it can be to keep a film moving along in the right direction.  In The Burning Dead, director Rene Perez—an independent filmmaker with nine credits to his IMDB resume since 2010—tackles a zombie attack in a very creative […]

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Big World Pictures to Shoot FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS on 35mm Film

Feb 24, 2015 No Comments by

Calling all fans of weird, sleazy, badass cinema–the type that newbies call “grindhouse” and professors call “exploitation,” while weirdoes like us don’t talk–we just eat popcorn, drink beer and freak out: Big World Pictures and director James Bickert are preparing to create the follow up to Dear God, No!, and they’re doing it on true-blue […]

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Read or Else: The Black Train by Edward Lee

Feb 19, 2015 No Comments by

You feel the dried page against your finger and hear a subtle crack as you gingerly turn it.  The book’s spine is stiff and you look down, taking in the yellowed paper.   In the dimly lit room you smile coyly to yourself.  The book is well-worn; others have held it before you and felt the […]

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Denver’s 13th Floor Valentine X Haunted Attraction Review

Feb 17, 2015 No Comments by

A professor the Editor-In-Chief and I recall fondly from our schoolboy days once said that, “carnivals and haunted houses are our culture’s last bastion of legalized fear.”  It was in a screenwriting course, and those of us interested in fear wrote it down with the enthusiasm Plato probably had for Socrates’s really good lines.  Our […]

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Chinese Ghost Stories: The Lasting Influence of Pu Songling’s Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio

Feb 11, 2015 1 Comment by

Hong Kong cinema tends to be a grab-bag. A “grab-all” might be a more appropriate phrase, actually. I’ve never seen a Hong Kong film that wasn’t happy to simultaneously tickle and revolt, to play the low road with blush-worthy sex jokes, all the while quoting Confucius. And of course one cannot forget about the fight […]

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Gorgon Book Review

Feb 05, 2015 No Comments by

Greig Beck dedicates Gorgon to the men and women of the Australia & New Zealand Armed Forces—doubtless an innocent gesture from an ANZAC-loving Aussie, but one that left this American reader a bit leery.  Ever since September 11th, the United States has lost anything like a balanced perspective on the military.  “Support the troops” is […]

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The top blows off when THE BURNING DEAD melts onto VOD this March!

Feb 03, 2015 No Comments by

Alright, Horror Fans! We have a press release from Uncork’d Entertainment regarding an upcoming movie release.  Zombies.  Volcanoes.  Danny Trejo.  Need I write more?  Didn’t think so.  Full press release and trailer below…. The top blows off when THE BURNING DEAD melts onto VOD this March! Director Rene Perez’s THE BURNING DEAD (formerly VOLCANO ZOMBIES), […]

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