Botoks is unafraid to address controversial subjects like abortion, though it does so in a way that might charitably be described as clumsy. For example, an OB-GYN doctor manipulates the system to allow a woman to abort her 22-week-old baby, and the wriggling, mewling child, having survived the procedure, is placed on a metal tray in an empty room to die. This is considered Standard Operating Procedure, apparently. Later in the movie, when the doctor herself gets pregnant, she has a change of heart and refuses to perform any more abortions. She then gets fired by her amoral male boss.
With a title such as Accidental Exorcist you’d be mistaken for thinking this movie was firmly rooted in the comedy-horror genre. I was. So it was a total surprise when on viewing that I realised this was definitely not comedy and moderately horror, more a psychological-thriller – which is fine, but very misleading.
Okay, so I now settled into what I soon discovered to be a very serious, brooding thriller about Richard Vanuck, who’s only talent in life is successfully being able to perform exorcisms.
“Evil touches us all.”
As a boy, Harry Stadling worshipped Santa Claus – until he caught his mommy rockin’ around the Christmas tree with him. Now all grown-up and his memories of the holiday’s forever twisted, Harry decides to hit the streets, spreading some blood-soaked Christmas cheer of his own…
“Forget White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life and all the other hackneyed trash,” declared auteur of outrage, John Waters, “Go for the best seasonal film of all-time: Christmas Evil!”
“Better watch out… Better not cry… Or you may DIE!”
Infernum is a ghost story from director Dutch Marich; the tale of a mysterious phenomenon, in which sounds portend the appearance of apparitions.
There is a real-world phenomenon where strange, mysterious sounds ring across towns or regions heralding the arrival of something otherworldly. These haunting sounds happen across the globe and when heard, people disappear or die.
“Okay, so… my show is based around a paranormal phenomenon that I believe is responsible for the disappearance of my parents.”
On 17 February, Indicator focuses its attention on a trio of works by three British greats: Sidney Gilliat, whose work in the film industry spanned many decades and many classics; Dennis Potter, one of British television’s most important and controversial figures; and the iconoclastic Peter Greenaway, who makes films like no other. Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these collectable limited editions contains extensive collections of new and archival extra features.
“Victim… or killer?”
From December 14th-15th, Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, will be appearing in person at The Horror Sideshow Market in Rahway, New Jersey. Join Troma for two fanTOXIC days of horror brought to you by Ryan Scott Weber and NJ Horror Con!
“Come out this winter and get toxic!”
Christmas time approaches, snow is falling and the once opulent and lively Butler House has now stood abandoned for many years following the mysterious death of its proprietor. Jeffrey Butler, grandson to the property’s namesake is in town to sell his inheritance but just why he has appeared after so long and what dark secrets lie within the Butler family history are a puzzle to the locals. An entertaining piece that often has a charm in its roughness, Silent Night, Bloody Night gives us some memorable kills complete with the help of that old favourite Kensington Gore.
“The mansion… the madness… the maniac… no escape.”
Dark, poetic and a visual masterpiece.
The Crow is a movie that is very much dear to my heart. Released in 1994 on the back of some very serious hype (for all the wrong reasons) involving the death of star Brandon Lee, it was billed as a sort of adult version of Tim Burton’s Batman. I can clearly see why people would perceive this as it’s a very dark piece. Audiences hadn’t really seen many movies stylistically like Burton’s Batman, so it was easier to class them in the same vein. Even more so with both being comic book incarnations…
“It can’t rain all the time.”
Surprise, tape-fiends! Broke Horror Fan and Witter Entertainment are happy to be announcing Portals on VHS. From the directors of The Blair Witch Project, V/H/S/2, and Beyond Skyline comes this sci-fi/horror anthology.
“We’ve been warned that these things are dangerous…”
Four Hamilton High School seniors have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year-old Robin Hammond for six long years. But someone saw what they did and is preparing for vengeance – a prom night killing spree. Hooded, masked, and wielding an axe, he’ll stalk his prey in the dark, empty halls, striking when his victims are alone. As the spotlight falls on the newly-crowned prom king and queen, will the killer be stopped before he can exact his murderous revenge..?
“If you’re not back by midnight… you won’t be coming home.”
Justin Long and Donald Faison lead the unique modern-day parable that follows Frank, an opportunistic insurance lawyer, who thinks he’s in for the time of his life when he goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turn for the bizarre when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world, taking him on a psychedelic quest through board meetings, nightclubs, shootouts, and alternate dimensions.
“Have you ever woken up from a dream so real that for a moment you can’t remember where you are?”
Broke Horror Fan and Witter Entertainment are happy to bring Rebekah and David Ian McKendry’s All the Creatures Were Stirring and Craig Anderson’s Red Christmas to old-school VHS!