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Summer holidays, barbecues on the beach and weekends decimated by relentless weddings: this is August for some. For other, more discerning types, it is about Frightfest, otherwise known as the chance to spend those rare sunny days ensconced in a darkened room for a horror movie marathon. This year’s Leicester Square event featured the usual mix of gonzo gore, copycat-killings and premiere screenings of future favourites; we managed to catch a few highlights.
The latest film from writer and director Riley Stearns (Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s husband, fact fans), Faults, received a European premiere last month. Massively enjoyable from start to finish, Stearns’ black comedy mostly eschews the genre necessity of scattergun bloody slayings in favour of an intelligent script focusing on the gaping voids left in desperate characters’ lives. »
Stars: Christian Oliver, Les Brandt, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ernie Reyes Jr., Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Kaiwi Lyman, West Liang, Tara Macken, Antoinette Kalaj, Alvin Hsing, Bryan Cartago, Mark Heidelberger | Written by Ashley Scott Meyers | Directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett
Not to be confused with the Don Wong starring, badly dubbed, poorly edited film of the same name – which I distinctly remember hiring from my local video shop – Ninja Apocalypse is set years after the great war, and the titular apocalypse, where humanity has become divided into separate clans of ninjas. Clans, which besides having your usual ninja-like martial arts skills, are also blessed with strange supernatural powers: some of which look like they stepped straight out of a video game – you know the type, the typical fireballs, lightning strikes and telekinesis.
Discovering a plot to attack their land, Grandmaster Fumitaka calls on the clans under his control to a meeting deep »
- Phil Wheat
We’ve had the zombie apocalypse, so now it’s time for the ninja apocalypse – with zombies! Here’s the first trailer for Lloyd Lee Barnett’s Ninja Apocalypse – a low-budget film that takes two awesome things (ninjas and zombies) and mashes them into one movie that should be almost as amazing as WolfCop. Ninja Apocalypse Trailer from Big Boss Creative on Vimeo. We're not really sure what the story is about based on this nearly two-minute clip, but does it even matter? It’s got ninjas fighting zombies with Ernie Reyes Jr. running around kicking butt. We're sold. Here’s our money, Ninja Apocalypse – take it now! Director Barnett isn’t known for helming films, necessarily, but he has done visual...
- Mike Bracken
3 items from 2014
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