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The Sound Echoes Off a Stale Plot: A Film Review

21 September 2017 8:00 AM, PDT

*full disclosure: an online screener of The Sound was provided by the film's publicity arm. **there are spoilers here. Director/writer: Jenna Mattison. Cast: Rose McGowan, Christopher Lloyd and Michael Eklund. Sometimes, reviews serve as a warning. That is the case with Jenna Mattison's The Sound. Her sophomore feature is a cliche-ridden, very flawed feature. The plot barely progresses from paranormal skeptic, investigating an underground subway tunnel. Instead, it stalls out through much of Act I and II, even into the final act. Barely anything happens as Kelly, played by Rose McGowan, struggles with her own mental instability and disbelief. Meanwhile, the protagonist is nearly one dimensional. And, this viewer wonders, with the lack of scares and gore: who is this horror film was really meant for? Maybe, there is a growing child horror fan base, out there. For everyone else, you need to skip the subway train station that says: "The Sound. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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The Applecart is Upset by a Mysterious Woman in this Preview

20 September 2017 8:00 AM, PDT

Applecart is an upcoming indie horror film. From first time director Brad Brauh, this feature is slated for a Fantastic Fest appearance, in Austin. Fantastic Fest begins this September. In Applecart, a mysterious woman turns up at a family retreat and acts out against everyone. The film stars: Barbara Crampton (Beyond the Gates, 2016), A.J. Bowen (You're Next, 2011), Brea Grant, Alison Haislip and many more. There is currently no wide distribution in the works. Though, a trailer was released earlier this year (found below) and a movie poster can be found here. For more on the story, James (Bowen) is suffering from inoperable liver cancer. He takes refuge in a lone cabin, with some friends. During the night, a woman comes out of the woods. She is shaken. But, as time goes by, it becomes clear that this mysterious person has fatalistic intentions. The film will have its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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A Masked Criminal Targets Crazy Lake this October 3rd!

19 September 2017 12:32 PM, PDT

Tagline: “What Doesn’t Kill You...Rips You Apart!” Crazy Lake is a film that takes a note from '80s slashers. Formerly titled Ripper Lake, directors Christopher Leto and Jason Henne will release this title in early October. Indican Pictures will handle the launch. And, Crazy Lake stars Rob Mello (Magnificent Seven), Skyler Joy (21 Jump Street), Libby Blanton, Marco DelVecchio and many more. A preview of the film's home entertainment launch is hosted here. The DVD artwork shows the lake and a killer bikini. The tagline: "What Doesn’t Kill You...Rips You Apart!" will deliver murder. Meanwhile, everything in the graphic is covered in blood. There is no escape from Crazy Lake! The film will release on multiple digital platforms and at online retailers. On October 3rd, Crazy Lake will be available on DVD and Video-on-demand, in the United States. The film has already had its World Premiere in Florida. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Slasher Feature Axeman 2: Overkill to Hew More Human Cordwood this October

18 September 2017 10:05 AM, PDT

A release date has been announced for Joston Theney's Axeman 2: Overkill. This slasher feature and follow-up to the 2013 film will be released in mid-October. The film involves a few groups of people and one crazed axe-wielding local legend. This is no Paul Bunyan, though. And, the bodies pile up at Cutter's Creek. In the film, Farrah Abraham ("Teen Mom"), Rachel Reilly ("Big Brother"), Angelica Bridges and Bryan Clark star. A preview of the film's launch is hosted here. The trailer shows lots of bloodshed. As the Axeman goes about his business, the characters look for escape. But, no one knows Cutter's Creek like this notorious killer. #SinningWorks will be releasing the film. Axeman 2: Overkill will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, this October 17th. This title will also be showing through Video-on-demand platforms, on this date. Fans of slashers can find all of the »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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