Shudder has announced its February 2022 lineup, including new Shudder original films like Jeremiah Kipp’s Slapface, Igor Legarreta’s All The Moons, Abel and Burlee Vang’s They Live in the Grey, and Toby Poser, John Adams, and their daughter Zelda Adams’ Hellbender. Plus new additions to Shudder’s growing library, including genre classics such as Tales from the Hood and Battle Royale.
Shudder’s January 2022 lineup of terrifying cinema includes new Shudder original and exclusive films like Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen’s For the Sake of Vicious, Kier-La Janisse’s Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror, Edoardo Vitaletti’s The Last Thing Mary Saw, and Thomas Hamilton’s Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster.
“Nothing good this way comes.”
In the midst of UK winter, it’s hard to imagine that elsewhere in the world could be anything but cold. But, such narrow minded presumptions are debunked on the other side of the hemisphere, where temperatures fluctuate between mid to high scorchio.
“Slip, Slop, Slap.”
When will I learn that a great premise doesn’t necessarily mean a film will be great or even good. Just like the enjoyable Werewolves Within, the similarly titled Beast Within is a werewolf whodunit that references the party game. However, that is where the similarities end. The acting in Beast Within is woeful. There is no emotion, no chemistry, and no believability in most of the characters. When the werewolf is finally revealed, that particular character becomes a bit more three-dimensional and believable. I don’t know how much of the film’s issues lie with the bad writing or directing.
“It’s no longer a game.”
Toho International, Inc. is proud to announce a series of one-of-a-kind experiences fit for the King of Monsters to celebrate its 67th birthday. Godzilla’s long history continues to shape worldwide pop culture, and festivities this year, aimed to engage fans new and old, roll out 3rd November, the date the first film premiered in 1954.
“Godzilla continues its reign as King of the Monsters, transcending mere entertainment icons and embodying emotions and social issues reflective of the times.”
Before Halloween, sink your claws into Fright-Rags’ latest apparel from Universal Monsters, Trick ‘r Treat, The People Under the Stairs, Elvira, and Creepshow.
“In every neighborhood there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid.”
Kasper Juhl’s Your Flesh, Your Curse fits neatly into the extreme category – but on the level of something approaching or trying to attain a more respectable degree of cinema, and one that doesn’t necessarily use the term extreme and underground as an excuse to display as much depravity and degradation normally associated with this area of film. The story follows the troubled character of Juliet, a young woman who loves to spend most of her time with her friends getting drunk and high – which seems to have been founded on a troubled and sexually abused past.
“Embrace the suffering.”
Indiecan Entertainment has announced the VOD release of Marc Price’s Nightshooters. Nightshooters is the story of a group of filmmakers illegally shooting a low budget film in an abandoned office building slated for demolition. When they inadvertently witness and film a gangland execution in the opposite building, they have to use all their skills and wits to survive the night whilst being relentlessly pursued by the gang who are hellbent on not leaving any witness alive.
“One film, two crews, pure mayhem!”
After last year’s ‘Virtual Edition’ of The Dead of Night Film Festival, we finally got a traditional DoNFF in 2021, returning with a weird and wonderful selection of horror films.
“6 horrific feature films, 18 terrifying short movies, 2 insightful Q&As.”
Waxwork Records is thrilled to present Candyman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. Directed by Nia DaCosta, Candyman, currently in theaters nationwide, is a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend and a contemporary incarnation of the 1992 cult horror classic.
“I am the writing on the wall, the sweet smell of blood. Be my victim.”
Attack from Planet B had the opportunity to interview the creators of Chastity Bites, John and Lotti Knowles, about their feature film and their various other film projects past and present.
“[Stuart Gordon] was an absolute delight to work with, and I cried when he left the set after filming his scene – I was just so overwhelmed with emotion.”
If you’ve ever wanted to break into indie filmmaking, read on because you’ll find what I’m about to say uplifting. Strip Club Massacre, co-written and directed by Bob Clark, proves that anyone, regardless of skill, equipment, money, or talent, can make an independent film and find a distributor for it. So grab a camera, get on out there, and start filming: the light is green.
The best thing about Strip Club Massacre is the title, because it perfectly sets up exploitative expectations. Where things sort of fell apart was in all aspects of the execution…