Four prostitutes kidnap the Anti Christ and all hell breaks loose.
There are many elements that need to work in tandem for a horror movie to be memorable. You need a great story at the heart of it, pushing it along. If your story doesn’t work, nothing can save it. Next up, you need a good antagonist. Someone (or something) that will slowly crawl into people’s nightmares and burrow there for a long time after the credits roll. Lastly, you need good performances. Don’t get me wrong, there are many other factors involved (good direction, movie getting proper hype in the press, and so on), but at the heart of that, you need good performances. The kind of performances where the audience forgets they are watching people play pretend. The kind of performances you walk away from wondering if that actor or actress may be a little off. You can have the best story, the best creature design, and the best direction, but if your actors or actresses suck, it will all be for naught.
It was with that idea in mind I decided to compile a list of hugely underrated performances in the genre of horror. Thing is, once I started doing the list, it became very clear to me that I would need to split it into two lists. There were just too many great horror performances to mention just a handful. I also thought it might be cool to separate the list by sex. One list for each gender. I started with females because it is “Women in Horror” month here at BloodyDisgusting. We all know women are a huge part of horror, and more people than just horror fans like is to recognize that. From finals girl to feral killers, here are five hugely underrated performances from women in horror! READ MORE
Evil Dead Month marches on here at Bloody-Disgusting! One of the most important aspects of the Evil Dead films (sans Army Of Darkness of course), is the cabin they take place in. Having seen the new remake, I can verify that the aesthetic and layout are more or less the same as they were in the first two films of the original trilogy. Of course, while they may be the pinnacle of the “Cabin In The Woods” subgenre – there’s a sh*t ton more where that came from!
These kind of films are among my favorite in horror, I love a good rural setting. So I’m almost jealous that The Wolfman (@TheWolfmanCometh – on the boards) got the idea for this list – which he wrote – first!
There always seems to be an understadable amount of confusion whenever I post a story from “The Wolfman.” It’s NOT ME you should be praising (or bashing) in the comments, IT’S HIM! So head inside for The Wolfman’s 10 Top “Cabin In The Woods” Movies!!! READ MORE
Insane-O-Rama and director Marc Fratto (Last Rites of the Dead aka Zombies Anonymous) have resurfaced with an indie gore fest that is sure to please anyone with a thirst for blood. The film is called Hell Fire, and if you click beyond the break, you’ll get an eyeful of what can be expected with the trailer, one sheet, and six demonic stills!
“The film centers on a group of prostitutes who turn to a violent home invasion for the sake of making a big cash score. Unbeknownst to them, one of their hostages is the son of the Devil himself, and all Hell is about to break loose…”
Hell Fire should be hitting the horror film festival circuit for 2012/2013 with an inevitable DVD release to follow. Keep it here at Bloody for the forthcoming review, coming soon. READ MORE
Just about everyone knows how tough it is to break into the comics industry. It doesn’t make it any easier when the book you’ve got on your hands is full of blood, sex, gore, and focuses on people killing in the name of Christ. Writer Betvin Geant and artist Keith Draws have been trying to get their gorgeous book, Antichrist, off the ground without any help from publishers. Posting the almost-completed first issue on comic message boards, the creative team has been trying to find an audience for their controversial title. Betvin Geant took the time to chat with BD about Antichrist, offering some in-depth details about the project.
Geant and Draws have only just begun their foray into the comics industry, but they are looking for some help from the fans. This is a seriously incredible read, and in a world where Crossed is one of the hottest books on the market, nothing can be too controversial. Below you’ll find an interview with Geant, a link to their facebook page, a link to the first issue, and some teaser images. Let’s show them some love. Read on for the skinny…
EDIT: Make sure you head over to the Antichrist facebook page and ‘like’ their page!
Another November week and as the weather begins to cool (here in L.A.) so have the horror releases. There are, however, several notable films being released today. Lars Von Trier’s deeply disturbing Antichrist paves the way with a Criterion Blu-ray/DVD release. Tremors finally receives the Blu-ray treatment. Kevin Bacon fans will no doubt be happy. And if you are looking for indie-horror there are several titles being released including Blood Moon Rising, which stars Ron Jeremy.
While Danish director Lars von Trier’s films dwell outside the mainstream realm, the topics he explores are as commonplace as they come. It’s his stance on these matters that challenges the viewer, causing them to see things from a viewpoint that is both so ugly and far removed from traditional thinking that it becomes almost as alien as it is difficult to comprehend. Antichrist, the autuer’s latest, follows this formula closely, yet also has the distinction of overloading those who dare watch the now infamous film – you’ve seen worse, trust me – with so many gloomy viewpoints and surreal images that the film could, and has, appeared to some as being about nothing. In a way, it is; the state of despair and madness that She (Charlotte Gainsbourg) exists in is so deep that her depression is nothingness, an emotional state where the darkness is so consuming that nobody can relate to where she is mentally or physically.
The English language pic is set in nature and based on the theory that it was Satan, not God, who created the world.
In the psychological thriller that evolves into a horror film, Dafoe and Gainsbourg will play a couple who retreat to an isolated cabin in the woods following the death of their child.