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Metal, Madness and Murder Meet with SADISTIC INTENT in This Heavy Indie Thriller

Writer-director Eric Pennycoff has seriously deep roots in independent genre cinema; he’s an alumni of Larry Fessenden’s legendary company Glass Eye Pix, and has worked frequently with Brooklyn, NY-based production outfit Midnight Treehouse (behind the “M is for Mariachi” segment of ABCs OF DEATH 2.5 and the sci-fi short THE POD), to name just a […]

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Lead Your Own Diabolical Death Cult on THE SHROUDED ISLE!

There are tons of mind-bendingly strange and confounding computer games available from the Steam community… but the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, elegantly nightmarish “cult simulator” THE SHROUDED ISLE stands out as kind of brilliant in its doom-filled weirdness. Designed by Kitfox Games (the team behind MOON HUNTERS and SHATTERED PLANET), the scenario of ISLE is deceptively straightforward: […]

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SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN – Britain’s Most Controversial Horror Movie Of The ’80s Is Coming To DVD Fully Uncut!

When it comes to cult, horror, and just plain old weird cinema, the fine fiends at Severin-Films are always delivering. Their Intervision brand specializes in long-lost shot-on-video gems. And now, they’ve uncovered Britain’s most controversial horror movie of the ’80s! SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN is coming to DVD on August 29th! Seeing is believing, folks! “Gruesome… […]

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Celebrating 40 Years of Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES

It’s a bit tough wrapping one’s head around it, but it’s actually been four decades since Wes Craven’s censorship-defying chiller THE HILLS HAVE EYES arrived and left viewers sitting in stunned silence. While the enthusiastically gritty LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT differed significantly in premise, it did serve as a bit of a precursor of […]

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Still Driving Angry: Why You Should Watch DRIVE ANGRY

What would you say if I told you that two years after MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D showed us all how awesome 3D could be, and that horror remakes could be great, the same writer and director came out with another 3D movie? What would you say if I told you that this follow-up from the […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Watch the Creepy Original Short That Inspired EXCISION

In our previous article on underrated horror films from the current decade, one of the most perplexing, disturbing, humorous and heartbreaking titles to make the cut (no pun intended) is Richard Bates, Jr.’s feature debut EXCISION — which also quite rightly made several horror sites’ Top 10 lists during its release year of 2012. Though […]

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The Awesomeness of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s VAMPYR

The best horror films resemble dreams, and the best dream-like horror films come from the 1920s and 1930s. One can’t get through a screening of ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, THE MAN WHO LAUGHS or NOSFERATU without being marked. Tod Browning’s DRACULA remains powerful to this very day for its stagey qualities, which deeply infuse it […]

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Steve Ellison AKA Flying Lotus Talks Imagery And Anxiety In His Movie KUSO!

KUSO (meaning “shit” in Japanese) is the feature film directorial debut of rapper, music producer, and founder of the Brainfeeders recording label Flying Lotus, who prefers to be known as Steve Ellison when sitting in the director’s chair. Distributed by Shudder, the Netflix of horror fandom, KUSO is an intensely grotesque, yet darkly artistic set […]

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Shudder Will Premiere KUSO, The Directorial Debut Of Flying Lotus!

Shudder, the all-horror online streaming service, continues to find interesting and unique genre films as exclusive premieres via their service, and here’s one you guys should mark down on your watch list. KUSO is the directorial debut of Steve Ellison, aka FLYING LOTUS. RogerEbert.com calls it “the first midnight masterpiece of the 21st century.” You […]

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Watch 2 Trailers For Alejandro Jodorowsky’s New Film ENDLESS POETRY!

There is no filmmaker quite like Alejandro Jodorowsky. And it’s been great to see a resurgence of interest in his work ever since he was the focus of the acclaimed 2013 documentary JODOROWSKY’S DUNE. Most recently, the filmmaker behind SANTA SANGRE, EL TOPO and HOLY MOUNTAIN returned with the 2013 feature film THE DANCE OF REALITY. His […]

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WTF Was That? Revisiting Larry Cohen’s Bizarre GOD TOLD ME TO

Filmmaker Larry Cohen is a well-regarded figure in the horror film community, mainly because of the weird ups-and-downs of his varied career. Cohen started out with raw exploitation dramas like BONE, and eventually worked his way through a few horror cheapies like Q: THE WINGED SERPENT, the three amazing IT’S ALIVE movies, and the outrageous killer […]

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Why Yes, There’s A Movie Called TSUNAMBEE

There is no shortage of horror movies, let alone ones that combine some sort of insect, predator or sea creature with some sort of natural disaster. So it should come as no surprise that there’s a movie that exists called… TSUNAMBEE! Seeing is believing, folks. Here’s the trailer: From writer/director Milko Davis and Wild Eye Releasing, […]

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Prepare To Be AMSTERDAMNED By Blue Underground This August!

The fine fiends over at Blue Underground have got a handful of fascinating titles coming at us in the not-too-distant future. A new 3 disc set of Dario Argento’s THE STENDHAL SYNDROME arrive July 25th, Gary Sherman’s cult classic DEATH LINE (known here in the States as RAW MEAT) gets the high def treatment on June […]