Now that we’ve already shared the best of the Fantasia Film Festival – Juan of the Dead, My Amityville Horror, Sleep Tight, Game of Werewolves, Hidden in the Woods, Resolution, Play Dead, Sushi Girl and Toad Road – along with Lonmonster’s mini-reviews (read part one and part two), I’ve now turned to the dark side.
Inside you’ll find the WORST of the fest (which continued through this weekend), which includes my mini-reviews for The Human Race, The Pact, Excision, Errors of the Human Body, Replicas, A Night of Nightmares, The Cat and White. Fortunately, this year the good outweighed the bad… READ MORE
From director Buddy Giovinazzo (Combat Shock, Maniac 2, Life Is Hot In Cracktown, The Theatre Bizarre) comes A Night of Nightmares, which stars Marc Senter (Lost, Red White And Blue, Brawler), Elissa Dowling (The Theatre Bizarre) and Jason London. The pic will be premiering at the upcoming Fantasia Festival later this month, and to gear up we’ve landed a few new images.
“Mark Lighthouse is on his way to interview a subject for his underground music blog. Ginger, his newest singing discovery, is living in an old house up in the mountains, where she’s agreed to give him an interview and cook him dinner.
At the house, Ginger is not only talented but an exotic beauty as well. Mark starts his video interview and he and Ginger hit it off right away. They banter good-naturedly, their time together is easy. When Ginger gets a strange call from the eccentric owner of the mountain house, Cliff Tanner, they both laugh over his old-fashioned “down home” simplicity.
Throughout the interview in the house, small things occur. Keys are missing, a door is open that was shut earlier, music plays from a record player. It all seems harmless until Ginger’s psychotic ex-high school teacher, Phil, appears with a gun. Just released from prison after nine years for raping Ginger when she was 15 years old, he’s tracked her down to be with her, forever.” READ MORE
Did I hear you say you wanted more out of the forthcoming Film4 FrightFest? Taking place Thursday, August 23 to Monday, August 27, the UK’s leading event for horror fantasy fans will be back at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 48 films in three screens. (Check out the festivals official website for ticket info.)
We’ve already covered Paco Plaza’s [REC]3 Genesis and Jaume Balaguero’s, stunning thriller Sleep Tight to death, but there’s a few films getting some well-deserved attention from such as Hidden in the Woods, a Chilean chiller, the Dutch Kill Zombie!, the Japanese Dead Sushi and Germany’s Errors of the Human Body and We Are the Night.
Also under the radar but bound to get people buzzing are Steven C Miller’s Under the Bed, Ryan Smith’s After, The Butcher Brothers’ The Thompsons, Peter Engert’s Remnants, Stig Svendsen’s Elevator and Buddy Giovinazzo’s return to the genre A Night of Nightmares.
Check out a whopping 25 new hi-res images inside! READ MORE
Another brand new horror title is flying in your face from Dark Horse next week, The Immortal: Demon in the Blood. Dabbling in epic samurai action, this new title focuses on a warrior who loses it all and finds salvation in the ancient magic of tattoo art. sounds pretty darn good, right? The Immortal: Demon in the Blood is in fact an adaptation of the award winning Japanese novel, Ura-Enma by Fumi Nakamura. If you dig tattoo art and samurais (who doesn’t) then this little guy will have you jacked. Check the four-pager right here.