It’s rare that I’m left speechless or lost for words after a horror film but perhaps the only way to describe Art of the Dead is to say that it defies any definition! Brimming with influences that range from Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) to American Horror Story and Dario Argento, this offering from director Rolfe Kanevsky (who has a prolific output) is a visceral feast for the eyes. It’s fair to say that this is a horror based in spectacle, shock and sensory overload rather than it being a deep and searching exploration of fear. If this film were a painting itself, it could be described as schlocky, daring and off the hook.
While you don’t need to take a ball-peen hammer to the forehead to enjoy Patryk Vega’s film Mafia Women (aka Women of Mafia), it sure would help. The movie’s biggest failure is the unbelievably bad plot, which would be laughable if so much money hadn’t been spent trying to turn such a cinematic sow’s ear into the semblance of a silk purse. The only reason why certain characters survived the events of the film was because everyone around them made so many stupid, unintelligible decisions…
“Marie Curie discovered radium and polonium, and you think women can’t make drugs?”
Waxwork Records is proud to present Maniac original Netflix series soundtrack by Dan Romer. Starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, Maniac is a 2018 psychological dark sci-fi series that follows two strangers who connect during a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial.
“I don’t know what’s real, and what’s not.”
Everything is Rucking Fotten! Japanese inspired horror tees from The Witch and The Lighthouse are available for pre-order now – for 72 hours only!
“Evil takes many forms”
Are you ready for more of the worst of the worst? Yes, the process of compiling this subjective list has been self-inflicted, but I needed my own personal purge. So, without further ado, here are the worst horror movies of the decade; from 2015 to 2019.
“Transcend your expectations.”
I have watched a lot of shite during the past decade, and whilst I can appreciate schlock, the following movies really got under my skin. This is my own personal purge; from 2010 to 2014.
“You have a darkness that rivals my own… It will be a very special pleasure to rip you apart.”
Ladies and gentlemen, in this corner we have the classic 1977 David Cronenberg film, Rabid. In the opposite corner, we have the Glenn Danzig opus, Verotika. Is one a better film than the other? Will the cult classic crush the newcomer or will the Master Misfit cut new horror film ground based on his comic book kingdom?
If you’re like me, your interest in anything Danzig related was piqued the moment it was announced he was working on a movie. Unfortunately, the promise faded with ever passing time…
“Pray it doesn’t happen to you.”
Inspired by a real-life race that is still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon is an epic sword slasher from director Bernard Rose and the team behind 13 Assassins and The Last Emperor.
Visionary director Takashi Miike also returns to the big screen with the wildly entertaining Tarantino-esque crime thriller First Love.
“For 260 years, Japan cut itself off from the world.”
Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired worldwide rights to the multi-award-winning Nefarious from Ash Mountain Films following an award-winning festival run. The film will be released March 17, 2020. The home invasion horror/thriller focuses on a robbery that goes horribly wrong. The film stars Toby Wynn-Davies, Nadia Lamin, and newcomer Buck Braithwaite. Nefarious is directed by Richard Rowntree from a script he co-wrote with Matthew Davies.
“Sometimes you have to turn to crime, sometimes, it turns on you…”
The inaugural Limited Edition Blu-rays from Anti-Worlds Releasing, produced in association with Powerhouse Films, will be available on 24 February 2020 – including Aaron Schimberg’s Chained for Life (2018); Isabella Eklöf’s Holiday (2018); and Joel Potrykus’ Relaxer (2018).
“Made with the same love and attention to detail as the releases in Powerhouse’s Indicator series.”
There’s an old joke that goes something like, “If God can do anything, can He create a rock so heavy that even He couldn’t lift it?” Adapted to the cinema, the question becomes, “Can you make a slasher flick so bad that even Dee Wallace couldn’t save it?”
Yes. Yes, you can. Red Christmas is that movie. There are such things as good slasher flicks. Maybe they’ve got some funny lines, some memorable kills, or a distinctly horrific antagonist. Unfortunately, Red Christmas has none of those things…
“This Christmas, the only thing under the tree is terror.”
The 12 Slays of Christmas, the holiday horror anthology from 12 of the most talented minds of indie horror filmmaking, to spread holiday cheer and fear for Troma Tuesdays’ Holidays and Havoc at 9 PM on December 17th at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn!