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Icons of Fright Chat with Carnage Park Director Mickey Keating!

4 July 2016 3:26 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

One of the most prolific, up and coming directors working in genre films today, filmmaker Mickey Keating is an inspiration to those who have a dream and a passion. From his cult-based shocker film Ritual, all the way to the alien conspiracy-filled Pod, the Polanski homage of Darling and now Carnage Park, Keating wears his influences on his sleeve, without ever feeling like he’s lifting from those influences, his films all feel uniquely original and he’s one of the few filmmakers today who has yet to make a film I didn’t love.

We had a short chat with Keating to discuss his survival horror thriller, Carnage Park (In theaters/VOD now!), a film that showcases excellent performances from Cheap Thrills star Pat Healy, The Last Exorcism‘s Ashley Bell and Ferris Bueller’S Day Off/Young Guns 2 star Alan Ruck.  Read on!



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- Jerry Smith

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Is 1978’s Long Weekend the Greatest Australian Horror Film Ever Made?

25 May 2016 6:19 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Shock’s Lee Gambin pens a love letter to a masterpiece of Aussie horror. Let’s just start by saying Long Weekend is possibly my favorite Australian film – and that is a mighty big call, because during the 70s and early 80s, Australia really knew how to deliver fantastic genre films. A lot would be loud…

The post Is 1978’s Long Weekend the Greatest Australian Horror Film Ever Made? appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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DVD Review – The Pack (2015)

7 March 2016 1:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Pack, 2015

Directed by Nick Robertson.

Starring Anna Lise Phillips, Jack Campbell, Katie Moore, Hamish Phillips and Charles Mayer.


A farmer and his family are trapped in their secluded farmhouse by a pack of bloodthirsty wild dogs.

The Pack is an Australian nature-gone-bad horror movie that takes a lot of cues from the usual influences – Razorback, Rogue, Long Weekend, etc. – but could also be a redo of Night of the Living Dead if you swap the zombies for a pack of wild dogs with a taste for flesh.

Farmer Adam Wilson (Jack Campbell), his wife Carla (Anna Lise Phillips) and their two children live in a remote farmhouse deep in the forests of the Australian countryside. Due to financial troubles the family face being kicked out as an unsympathetic bank manager (Charles Mayer) is threatening to foreclose on the property but as the manager is leaving the property he »

- Amie Cranswick

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Denver Film Society’s ‘When Animals Attack!’ Screenings to Include Monkey Shines, Cujo & Willard

5 February 2016 11:26 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Presented by the Denver Film Society, Theresa Mercado's Scream Screen movie series continues this month at Denver's Sie FilmCenter with a new theme: "When Animals Attack!"

Each Saturday night from February 13th to March 5th, an animal-centric horror film will be screened at the Sie FilmCenter. The weekly screenings will be accompanied by additional entertainment ranging from live music performances to a presentation on one of the most dangerous spiders on Earth.

The featured films include Monkey Shines, Long Weekend (1978), Cujo, and Willard (1971). We have details on the screenings below, and to learn more, visit:


"Sat. February 13- Monkey Shines (1988) A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. Directed by George Romero. And special guest DJ Tanner (aka Keith Garcia) will be »

- Derek Anderson

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No Fear: The Year’S Best Movies

9 January 2016 12:46 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This is definitely the time of year when film critic types (I’m sure you know who I mean) spend an inordinate amount of time leading up to awards season—and it all leads up to awards season, don’t it?—compiling lists and trying to convince anyone who will listen that it was a shitty year at the movies for anyone who liked something other than what they saw and liked. And ‘tis the season, or at least ‘thas (?) been in the recent past, for that most beloved of academic parlor games, bemoaning the death of cinema, which, if the sackcloth-and-ashes-clad among us are to be believed, is an increasingly detached and irrelevant art form in the process of being smothered under the wet, steaming blanket of American blockbuster-it is. And it’s going all malnourished from the siphoning off of all the talent back to TV, which, as everyone knows, »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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