‘The Seasoning House’ is a grim and soulless place where young girls are bought and sold for men’s pleasure. Here we meet Angel (Rosie Day), a young, orphaned girl enslaved by Viktor (Kevin Howarth). Unbeknownst to her master, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the house – silently observing, learning and planning for her escape. When her closest confident is savagely killed, Angel can no longer contain her rage and sets out through both ingenuity and brutality to seek justice.
Very few movies can leave someone emotionally and physically exhausted from simply watching them. The Seasoning House is the latest film to actually capture this. Angel is a young women forced into working for a man named Viktor, who runs a brothel full of young women that caters to the military. After seeing her mother shot to death by said military, as if things could not get much worse, mute Angel is then rejected as being a prostitute due to a birthmark on her face. Instead, she spends her time cleaning the working girls, and doping them up for their duties.
Most movies these days do not require the viewer to have any emotional input. The Seasoning House demands the viewer become involved. It is brutal, realistic, and induces incredible heartache and rage. With the simple set up of mute Angel just trying to stay alive by doing what she is told is enough to create a good atmosphere, but adding the friendship between Angel and Vanya, a young lady who can sign, pushes the movie to the revenge level needed. Yes, Angel gets revenge on the evil men that have trapped and brutally raped the girls in the house. And, as stated, it is an exhausting set of events that lead to it. READ MORE
If Shiver has one thing going for it, it’s that I can identify with its serial killer, The Gryphon. To clarify, the opening sequence of Shiver features this guy beating a perfect, model looking waitress for fudging ‘Lenore’, from Edgar Allan Poe’s work, as ‘Eleanor’ (which is her sister’s name which she prefers over her own, ‘Kathy’). Massive rage against beautiful, stupid women – definitely a nice hook to keep one watching.
Yet, as expected, Shiver begins to fall apart quickly. Usually I get irritated by movies that take themselves seriously when they’re this epically bad – yet Shiver had me laughing. The story itself is somewhat interesting, but add in bad CGI and bad acting, and wow – I’m choking on my lunch at the unintentional humor! I had tears watching little Danielle Harris, as Wendy Alden, trying to drive The Gryphon off the road, and, when she managed to, heaving, sobbing guffaws erupted as the car engulfed in flames. READ MORE
After years of silence, Andrew Goth’s Gallowwalkers is set to rise from the dead this coming year.
Wrekin Hill Entertainment acquired the film starring Wesley Snipes, Tanit Phoenix, Riley Smith, Kevin Howarth and Patrick Bergin. In it, “A mysterious gunman, Aman (Snipes), is the son of a nun who breaks her covenant with God to ensure his survival. This act brings a curse upon Aman – all those that die by his gun will return. Soon, he is hunted by a gang of his undead former victims, led by the vicious Kansa. Aman enlists Fabulos, a new young warrior, to fight by his side.”
Now that the EFM in Berlin has finally passed, Bloody Disgusting has been provided with the film’s official sales trailer, as well as a few hi-res stills, a handful of which feature a gruesome beheading!! READ MORE
Kaleidoscope Film Distributors shares the new sales poster for The Seasoning House, which follows an orphaned girl, imprisoned and put to work in a brothel by local militia, plots a bloody and brutal revenge against her captors. Paul Hyett (The SFX genius behind The Descent, Eden Lake, The Woman in Black) directs Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon, Dog Soldiers, Equilibrium), Kevin Howarth and Anna Walton (Hellboy 2, Mutant Chronicles).
“The Seasoning House is a grim and soulless place where young girls are bought and sold for men’s pleasure. Here we meet Angel (Rosie Day), a young, orphaned girl enslaved by Viktor (Kevin Howarth). Unbeknownst to her master, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the house – silently observing, learning and planning for her escape. When her closest confident is savagely killed, Angel can no longer contain her rage and sets out through both ingenuity and brutality to seek justice.” READ MORE
Although I thought this was already announced, Christopher Landon – who penned Disturbia and the three Paranormal Activity sequels – is set to write and direct the currently untitled Latino version of PA for Paramount Pictures. The quasi-spinoff was teased during the post-credits of PA 4 and is slated for release Spring 2013. Says Deadline: “The spinoff will include the demon from the PA franchise and star mostly Latino actors and film partly in Spanish.”
FilmDistrict will release Spike Lee’s Oldboy on October 11, 2013. Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel Jackson, Bruce Hornsby and James Ransone, a man gets kidnapped and held in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. Suddenly, he’s released and given money, a cell phone and clothes and is set on a path to discover who destroyed his life so he can take revenge.
Screen Daily reports that The Seasoning House will receive a UK theatrical and home entertainment release, through Kaleidoscope, in 2013. Having premiered at this past summer’ FrightFest in London, the film “Centers around a young Balkan girl (played by Rosie Day) forced to work in a rape house during an unspecified war, who kills a militiaman and goes on the run.”
Paramount Pictures has just closed a deal for the rights to Insurrection, a Boom! Studios comic created by writer Blake Masters, says THR. Masters is also attached to pen the script. A sort of sci-fi “Spartacus,” “‘Insurrection’ is a set in a future where corporations are more powerful than governments and command their own armies. The armies consist of clones who, for decades, have been treated like a sub-class. That all changes when one man stands up and leads a revolution that has vast repercussions.”
Lastly, airing on Friday, October 26, is NBC’s Halloween special, “Mockingbird Lane,” their TV reboot of “The Munsters.” Some promo art has been released alongside the official synopsis and new stills. It looks terrible. READ MORE
A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.