5 items from 2015
Alien abduction films have a power of planting a seed of thought, a small fraction of an idea inside of its viewer, one that makes you picture the worsts of situations one could come upon. When done right, they can frighten us as a viewers, implant the scary idea and question of “What if we Aren’T alone?”, and a strong film that falls into the category can be very tangible and lasting. For the most part, entries into the Alien-Abduction subgenre fall a bit flat, with the recent standout being Jeremy Berg’s The Device. Confidently adding itself to that list of not only suspenseful but sometimes scary as all hell, is directors Chad Archibald (Antisocial) and Matt Wiele’s Ejecta.
- Jerry Smith
Wherever there's water—the drippy faucet, the washing machine, that puddle on the sidewalk—you can count on him being there, too, waiting to pull you into his water-logged world. From Anchor Bay Entertainment, The Drownsman splashes onto home media this spring, and we have details on the upcoming release. Also featured in our latest horror round-up is an update on James Wan’s Malignant Man, the big screen adaptation of the writer/director's limited comic book series, as well as release date details and cover art for Well Go USA's Killers, a horror-thriller produced by Gareth Evans (The Raid 2: Berandal, The Raid: Redemption).
The Drownsman Blu-ray / DVD: Press Release - "Beverly Hills -- Can a glass of water kill? When you see a puddle on the floor, do you fear you’ll fall into it? What if the stuff of life was a gateway into your worst dreams? »
- Derek Anderson
Production has completed on Canada’s latest and wildest genre film, Holy Hell – a collaboration between first time writer and director Ryan Laplante, veteran sound designer George Flores (Antisocial, Septic Man, The Collapsed, Monster Brawl), composer Adrian Ellis (The Scarehouse, Out With Dad) and scream queen Alysa King (Berkshire County).
In the vein of recent horror/comedies like Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun, Holy Hell is a modern take on classic action, horror and exploitation film tropes. And best of all? The goal of Laplante’s movie is to break through every limit set by film, taste and reasonable societal behavior: all with anarchic glee! Check out the trailer below:
Holy Hell is the over-the-top, outrageous, sexually-deviant, blood-drenched story of Father Augustus Bane: a priest pushed too far who begins praying to a revolver and hunting down the gangsters who killed his parishioners.
- Phil Wheat
This movie had me from “Reclusive blogger”, but even taking that out of it, it sounds like one to check out. IFC Midnight, who has been kicking some major ass the last few years with many great releases, are getting ready to bring Chad Archibald (Antisocial) and Matt Wiele’s Sci-Fi/Horror hybrid Ejecta to both theaters and VOD beginning this February 27th. Written by Pontypool and Septic Man writer Tony Burgess, the film deals with a writer (Man Of Steel‘s Julian Richings) and a filmmaker (Exit Humanity‘s Adam Seybold ) being hunted by an alien life-form. Being a massive fan of all things Extraterrestrial, I am definitely down for this one, but what do you fright fanatics think?
- Jerry Smith
Experience a daring new exploration into sci-fi/horror from directors Chad Archibald (Antisocial) and Matt Wiele, starring Julian Richings (Man of Steel, Cube), Lisa Houle (PontyPool), and Adam Seybold (Exit Humanity)!
In theaters and on VOD nationwide February 27th
Reclusive blogger Bill Cassidy (Richings) claims to be the subject of a horrific alien haunting that has plagued him for a majority of his life. Documentary filmmaker Joe Sullivan (Seybold) receives a mysterious … Continue reading →
5 items from 2015
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