9 items from 2015
I’ve heard 2015 described as a bad year for horror, but that hasn’t been my experience. Between seeing a bunch of movies I really enjoyed (and will continue to enjoy for years to come) and the horror I’ve enjoyed through other outlets, I’ve been a happy genre fan this year. Here are some of my highlights:
We Are Still Here: Writer/director Ted Geoghegan’s debut feature may lack some of the nuance and technical polish of some other movies on this list, but no other horror movie has stuck with me as much this year. I love the wintery atmosphere, I love the loooong the film builds, I love the way that ghosts are depicted not as spooky things that float around and slam doors but instead are angry and vicious and have the immediacy of zombies. Most of all I love the way that »
- Patrick Bromley
Ainslie is best known around these parts as the screenwriter of the wonderfully awesome Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (review) and though he's worked on a couple of other projects in the years since that wonderful bit of horror, I've anxiously been anticipating The Sublet since it was first announced. The movie stars Tianna Nori (seen earlier this year in the excellent The Demolisher ( [Continued ...] »
TwitchFilm is pleased to give you the first look at the poster for John Ainslie's upcoming chamber piece, the psychological horror flick The Sublet. The film is about to start its tour on the festival circuit so it is time to start ramping up some interest in this intense little horror flick. Black Fawn Films & Breakthrough Entertainment announce poster for The Sublettoronto, On, - After a successful run with films like Bite, Antisocial and The Drownsman, Black Fawn Films & Breakthrough Entertainment are excited to release the poster for their latest horror feature film collaboration, The Sublet.Written and directed by John Ainslie (writer of, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer) and starring Tianna Nori, (The Demolisher, Clean Break), Mark Matechuk, Krista Madison (The Dirties, Project Avalanche) and Rachel...
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Director: Trevor Matthews. Writer: Nick Gordon. Cast: Ali Cobrin, Adam Dimarco, Slaine, Alyson Bath and Elysia Rotaru. Girl House is an effective slasher film. From one of the filmmakers of Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007) and The Shrine (2010), Trevor Matthews, Girl House brings a lot of bloody murder to the small screen. Full of dark humour, this indie horror feature also updates the slasher feature, with its use of technology; Girl House is often shot unconventionally. Also, the film's central antagonist uses some of this technology to his own advantage as he violently tries to heal his perceived sexual humiliation. Girl House is an excellent slasher feature, with a fresh look at this genre. The story begins with Loverboy. Played by Slaine, Loverboy experiences sexual humiliation at an early age. Two girls insult his man parts. But, Loverboy gets his revenge on a remote bridge. Fast forward several years, Loverboy has adapted to adult life, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Director Trevor Matthews might be one up and coming force to reckoned with when it comes to the horror genre. Having played the stressed out and pissed off title character in 2007’s Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, Matthews has now unleashed his first feature directorial debut, the very entertaining (and Very Scary) Girl House (out now in limited theaters and VOD). Part examination of how childhood bullying and trauma can lead someone to commit horrific acts and part straight Halloween-like slasher film, Girl House doesn’t pull a single punch when it comes to giving horror fans a visceral punch to the face, and it’s impossible to forget once it’s over. We had a chat with Matthews recently about the film, and it was quite fun to do. Read on!
Trevor: Hey, how’s it going man?
Icons: Great! First off, Girl House completely caught me off guard. Obviously »
- Jerry Smith
Sometimes you attach an idea to a director that just takes on a life of its own. That's what's happened to me and Jon Knautz. I really enjoyed Knautz's Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (review). I remember seeing it and recall an image here and there but the movie mostly escapes me now. I have a vague memory of being intrigued by the trailer for The Shrine but I never got around to actually seeing the movie.
A large reason why Knautz has camped out in my subconscious is because he's Canadian and I have a soft spot for home grown talent and it looks like Knautz's extended stay has paid of [Continued ...] »
Jon Knautz won favor in 2008 with monster mash horror comedy debut Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer and followed it up with the Euro occult thriller, The Shrine. Now, Knautz is readying his third feature, erotic horror Goddess of Love. With a presence at the currently underway Efm, the first, Nsfw trailer for the film has…
The post Trailer: Jack Brooks Director’s Psycho Sexual Goddess of Love appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Our friends over at Twitch landed themselves the first trailer for the next film from director Jon Knautz (Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, The Shrine), entitled Goddess of Love (formerly The Dark Side of Venus), and we have it for you… Continue Reading →
The post Efm 2015: Goddess of Love Explores The Dark Side of Venus appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
After making his debut with horror-comedy hybrid Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer director Jon Knautz heads into much darker territory with his third feature, the erotic thriller Goddess Of Love.Says Knautz about this tale of a dancer turning on her lover when she suspects he's having an affair, "I wanted to make a film that puts the audience inside the mind of the insane so you could experience the story from their point of view rather than watch it from the outside. Glenn Close may seem like the 'bad guy' in Fatal Attraction but what if you experienced the film from her perspective? In her eyes she's not doing anything wrong... and that's just interesting to me. Good or bad is just an opinion of the...
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9 items from 2015
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