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Knucklebones, which screened at this weekend’s Horror Channel Frightfest is an old school trashy slasher. After attempting suicide pretty young teen Neesa (Julin) decides to join her friends for a night of fun in an abandoned warehouse. With rumours of the place being haunted the group are thrilled when they discover a demon summoning ritual. They aren’t so thrilled however, when their ritual works and calls forth the deadly Knucklebones (Tom Zembrod).
Yes, this is a film that plays to all of the expected conventions of the genre, but sometimes that is exactly what you want from a film. This is helped immensely by the fact that Knucklebones never takes itself too seriously. Knucklebones himself is a demonic riff of the iconic Freddy Krueger. Like Krueger, Knucklebones likes to verbally torment and tease his victims. Also like Kruger, he’s media and modern society savvy, he »
- Kat Hughes
Written and directed by Mitch Wilson
A group of bored college students unleash a murderous demon while playing a dice game made from human knucklebones.
Everyone remembers those halcyon days of walking through the video stores and renting the next horror movie on the shelf you’d not seen yet. You could spend hours looking through all the new releases, but the best option was to walk to the slasher section and pick out the VHS with the coolest cover and the most badass name possible. You may find a gem, it might be a bit rubbish, but you’re always going to have a good time. Knucklebones, the feature debut of Mitch Wilson, feels like one of those movies.
In true 80s slasher style, Wilson brings us a new face of fear for »
- Luke Owen
2 items from 2016
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