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Written and directed by: Nicholas Smith
My buddy Phil Nugent, who writes for the Onion's A.V. Club (among other places), often complains about genre movies and TV shows, saying that it's become harder and harder to avoid the question of "Why don't the protagonists just call the cops on their cell phones?" Munger Road tries to head this off at the pass early on: The four teenagers at its center spend the majority of the film in a remote location where no one can get any bars (in fact, at one point a character leaves said location "because I remember getting bars a few miles back"). It's a pretty nice nod to the modern realities of horror writing/filmmaking, and writer/director Nicholas Smith's debut feature isn't quite as adept at all aspects of its storytelling, »
- Dan Coyle aka Deadpool
Chicago – Local writer/director Nicholas Smith, who set and shot his lauded indie horror flick “Munger Road” in St. Charles, Illinois, has some undeniable talent. I think his debut gets a little lost in the final act but there is a lot to like about this little movie for even those with no connection to its Chicago roots. You’re going to be deluged with options this Halloween season for your horror-loving time. Take a trip to “Munger Road.”
“Munger Road” has a little bit of everything. The great Dann Gire is quoted on the back of the case comparing the film to “Blair Witch Project,” “Halloween” and “Psycho” and Smith compares it to “Jaws” in one of the mini-featurettes included on the DVD. A film with such varied influences often falls victim to cluttered ideas and a lack of tonal consistency. And so it’s remarkable how deftly »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
It seems that many rural towns in close proximity to train tracks -- especially train trestles -- have similar ghost stories. Teenage boys typically use these tall tales to scare the bejesus out of their dates. (Who says that chivalry is dead? Oh, but just you wait until when -- on separate occasions -- each boyfriend counts to three and leaves his respective girlfriend in the dust in order to escape presumed danger.) Munger Road's ghost story states that a bus load of kids were killed while their bus was stalled at a train crossing. Ever since that fateful event, the kind ghosts of the deceased kids have pushed stalled vehicles off of those very same tracks. I can only assume that a lot of vehicles just happen to stall out at that very location, because that is exactly what happens to Corey (Trevor Morgan), Joe (Brooke Peoples), Scott »
- Don Simpson
Director/writer: Nicholas Smith. Cast: Bruce Davison, Randall Batinkoff, Trevor Morgan, Brooke Peoples, Hallock Beals, Lauren Storm and Art Fox. Munger Road is an indie production from first time director Nicholas Smith. The film follows four college students as they try to frighten themselves on or near Halloween. Much of the film takes place during nighttime and the film is effective in creating suspense. Munger Road is also an homage to John Carpenter's Halloween for a variety of reasons. The Halloween settings, escaped killer and a character of authority acting as both a narrator and an investigator make this film almost a direct homage to this earlier horror classic. The film's story begins with four college students: Corey (Trevor Morgan), Joe (Brooke Peoples), Scott (Hallock Beals) and Rachael (Lauren Storm). They are heading out on a double date to a local set of train tracks. It was here that a tragedy occurred. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
by David Harkness, MoreHorror.com
Follow the story of a group of terrorized teens as they explore the mysteries and terror of local place of legend Munger Road -- a classic horror scenario approached from a fresh point of view. See the press release below for more details.
Something terrible happens to the group, forcing the local police to acknowledge there is a returning killer lurking in the area as thousands of people converge on the town for the annual Scarecrow Festival.
Directed by: Nicholas Smith
Written by: Nicholas Smith
Starring: Bruce Davison, »
The latest ghostly tale based upon an urban legend, Munger Road, will be available on DVD and VOD on September 11th from Freestyle Digital Media. That being said, check out the flick's new teaser trailer!
The film was written and directed by Nicholas Smith, produced by Kyle Heller, and stars Bruce Davison, Randall Batinkoff, Trevor Morgan, Brooke Peoples, Lauren Storm, and Hallock Beals. Last year Munger Road was released theatrically by Freestyle Releasing in the Chicago area to a remarkable $30,000 plus per screen average.
Munger Road takes place in a sleepy Midwestern town on a night when a group of teens explore the famed ‘Munger Road’ – a spot where a horrific tragedy occurred years earlier. Something terrible happens to the group, forcing the local police to acknowledge there is a returning killer lurking in the area as thousands of people converge on the town for the annual Scarecrow Festival. »
- Uncle Creepy
We have an exclusive poster for The Jerk Theory, director Scott S. Anderson's comedy which debuts on VOD formats June 7 before arriving on DVD June 19. Josh Henderson stars as Adam, a nice guy who undergoes a bad boy transformation after his girlfriend dumps him. Take a look at this one-sheet which features Josh Henderson, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Tom Arnold.
Adam is done being the "nice guy" after his girlfriend dumps him for someone "more exciting." He realizes that every girl loves a bad boy, and the only way to get a girl is to be a jerk. Armed with a new attitude, he rules the school, reaching rock star status. Then one day, his golden "jerk theory" is put to the ultimate test when he meets Molly, who only gives her number to nice guys and is done with jerks. Adam has to learn the hard way that being »
7 items from 2012
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