After a year in cyber captivity, the Unnamed Footage Festival is returning to the theaters of San Francisco for four days of found footage horror, faux documentary, and first-person POV programming.
Considered to be the first found footage movie, Dean Alioto’s The McPherson Tape (1989) wasn’t legitimately released at the time due to a warehouse fire, while Jungle Trap (1990) and Run Coyote Run (1987) are two lost horror projects from director James Bryan and producer-writer-star Renee Harmon.
“You are in for a hell of a shock!”
The Portsmouth based Trash Arts is becoming a prolific producer of low-budget, yet high quality films of the supernatural and horror genres. Low-key, intense and relying on skilled acting and filmmaking techniques rather than jump scares, the team of Sam Mason-Bell and Jessica Hunt give us subtle movies which true horror fans will cherish.
“As I got more into horror, I started to get more interested in films that could push social boundaries and truly disturb an audience…”
A low key, documentary/found footage horror film from Portsmouth, England based Trash Arts, The Truth Will Out, is a skillfully made movie worth checking out. Although it doesn’t break new ground as far as the genre goes, and while it isn’t full of action and cheap scares, the film thrives on its great acting and photography. A hit reality show, Hard Streets UK, hosted by the completely obnoxious and degenerate Thomas Laboss, is on its way to interview the Braussau family, Gypsies who claim to be true Wiccans. Along for the ride are Thomas’s sound and recording engineers, Stanley and Darren.
“That, ladies and gentlemen, is a petrified penis apparently.”
Halloween is drawing near, but don’t worry! Fright-Rags has you covered with new apparel from Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Hammer, and The Houses October Built.
Broke Horror Fan and Witter Entertainment presents Candy Corn and The Houses October Built on official VHS, next Friday, 2nd October at 12PM EST / 9AM PST!
“This year there’s a new Halloween tradition.”
Shudder recently announced their September line up and among the titles listed were two films from indie genre distributor Terror Films. The two films included: the highly anticipated Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire, plus a fan and critic favorite that seemed to have all but disappeared from digital platforms – Adam Robitel’s award-winning feature debut, The Taking of Deborah Logan. The Taking of Deborah Logan will be released on Shudder beginning September 30, 2019. The official release date for the wider platform release is expected to be announced soon.
“Evil lives within you.”
The Blair Witch Project’s 20th anniversary is this weekend, and Fright-Rags is honoring the occasion with its first collection of apparel from the film. The company also has new tees from Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Splatter University.
“I’m afraid to close my eyes, I’m afraid to open them.”
Pack your bags for another terrifying stay at the infernal Abaddon Hotel. Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire, the third installment in the hit found-footage horror franchise, has started production and will premiere exclusively on the streaming video service Shudder later this year.
“Hell House III will be taking a cue from the original Hell House LLC, returning to its roots to capture the same intensity and fear that fans and critics alike fell in love with.”
The Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, New York is screening two Troma horror films that are guaranteed to shock anyone who watches! On Saturday, February 23rd at 7 PM, Jay Burleson’s The Nobodies will grace the big screen; whilst on Sunday, February 24th at 8:30 PM, the much revered Troma horror classic Bloodsucking Freaks makes its big, bloody comeback!
“You’ll scream your head off!”
When I first watched Hell House LLC I’ll be totally honest, I wasn’t expecting much. Found footage movies have run their course, but I was genuinely impressed. It had some genuinely creepy moments. Two years later we are given its sequel, Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel. Now, because I was so surprised by the first installment I was really looking forward to this. Unfortunately after a mere ten minutes into the movie it was evident this wasn’t going to fulfill me with the same joy.
“This hotel has a long history of unexplained events being caught on camera…”
The highly anticipated sequel to Hell House LLC, entitled Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel, was initially released September 20th 2018 on the genre streaming site Shudder. After a three-month exclusive window on this platform, Terror Films will make this exciting haunter on several more digital services.