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Biff Review: ‘Black Site’ is an Existential, Throwback Sci-Fi Horror

Mankind found a way to overpower its Gods in Tom Paton’s throwback sci-fi horror Black Site. After discovering that Elder Gods were in-hiding and draining our planet of its most precious resource (people) for millennia, humanity found ancient incantations to bind them and ultimately deport them back from whence they came with no chance of return. It’s the type of knowledge that could disenfranchise the masses with proof of our “creators” being nothing more than a malignant species from far away that craves our souls as food. So those in the know reinforce the lie by building so-called “black sites” with the off-grid capability of facilitating the incarceration and expulsion of these nightmare fuel Lovecraftian monsters. And right now one is preparing to do exactly that.

One man’s enemy is another’s salvation, though. If enough people see Elder Gods as their makers, they’ll surely sacrifice themselves if asked.
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‘Black Site’ Review #2

Stars: Lauren Ashley Carter, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Sophia Del Pizzo, Angela Dixon, Jake Francis, Samantha Schnitzler, Bentley Kalu, Fredi ‘Kruga’ Nwaka, Phoebe Robinson-Galvin, Kris Johnson, Toby Osmond, Mike Beckingham, Alana Wallace | Written and Directed by Tom Paton

Not one but Three kick-ass powerful leading ladies. Break-neck fight choreography straight out of The Raid. A spellbinding and ear tickling 80s retro synth score. A chilling Lector-esque performance that gave this reviewer the Heebie Jeebies. Action, Elder Gods with a Lovecraftian mythology twist. Tom Paton brings all of this in his game changing must see genre defying, sleek, stylised, adventurous ode to John Carpenter for a modern audience.

Finally Black Site has had its sold out premiere at Frightfest down in London (sadly 365 could not make it). However this means that finally I can bring you my review. Now I will say right up front that if you listen to our podcast you
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Frightfest 2018: ‘Black Site’ Review

Stars: Lauren Ashley Carter, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Sophia Del Pizzo, Angela Dixon, Jake Francis, Samantha Schnitzler, Bentley Kalu, Fredi ‘Kruga’ Nwaka, Phoebe Robinson-Galvin, Kris Johnson, Toby Osmond, Mike Beckingham, Alana Wallace | Written and Directed by Tom Paton

One of this year’s Frightfest World Premieres, Black Site had people excited with only its description promising John Carpenter-esque action… Which is all I needed to hear to give it a watch. In truth, despite despite this playing at Frighfest, it’s not really a horror movie. The sci-fi elements more than make it worthy of being shown at one of the World’s leading genre festivals though.

The sci-fi here feels very Lovecraftian, involving elder gods that are living on Earth being captured and held at the Artemis Black Site until they are not needed any more and are sent back from where they originally came. It all feels very much
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FrightFest 2018: ‘Black Site’ Review: Dir. Tom Paton (2018)

Black Site review: Director Tom Paton follows up last year’s Redwood with this riff on classic John Carpenter.

Black Site review by Andrew Gaudion.

Black Site Review

In the wake of the success of Stranger Things, it is not too surprising to see an increase in other films and TV looking back to the 80’s and its most iconic filmmakers when it comes developing sci-fi and horror projects. John Carpenter;s influence can certainly be felt in Stranger Things, and Carpenter is very much the main point of reference in this sci-fi fantasy. Much like Carpenter, it takes a high concept and does its best to make the most of it on a very limited budget through framing it as a fight for survival across one hell-ish night, to varying degrees of success.

Black Site takes place in a world in which ancient evil entities travel across dimensions to invade Earth.
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Sci-fi horror Black Site gets a trailer and poster

Ahead of its world premiere next month at FrightFest, a poster and trailer have arrived online (via Dread central) for the 80’s-inspired sci-fi action horror Black Site. Written and directed by Tom Paton, the film stars Samantha Schnitzler, Mike Beckingham, Bentley Kalu, and Kris Johnson; check them out here…

“80’s inspired John Carpenteresque Action. A young woman is forced to push past her worst fears and battle to deport an ancient entity back to where it came from. Set inside an underground military base known as The Artemis Black Site, the movie mixes an Escape From New York style survival story with Lovecraftian elements and large scale mythology building.”

Black Site will premiere at FrightFest on August 27th.

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First trailer and poster for horror film The Sitter

Wild Eye Releasing has revealed a poster and trailer for writer-director Simon Richardson’s upcoming horror The Sitter which stars Aisling Knight, Richard Kilgour, Jill Buchanan, Samantha Schnitzler, and Bjorn Franklin; check them out here…

This Summer, Aisling Knight is hired for a job to die for. Shot in a real haunted house in Oxfordshire, Simon Richardson’s blood-curdling spite spookfest The Sitter tells of Charlotte (Knight), a broke college student who gets a gig to house sit for an eccentric couple for a long weekend. She couldn’t believe how lucky she is. When darkness falls, things start to take a far more sinister turn. Charlotte is unable to shake the feeling that her every move is being watched and it is not long before her worst fears are confirmed — there is something else in the house with her…

The Sitter is set for release this June is the Us.
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DVD Review – Viking Siege (2017)

Viking Siege, 2017.

Directed by Jack Burton.

Starring Michelle McTernan, Rosanna Hoult, Samantha Schnitzler, Sarah Driver, James Groom, Steve Meo, Angela Peters, Craig Russell, and Owain Rhys Davies.

Synopsis:

Corrupt monks, human trafficking and medieval marauders make up the hack and slash fantasy romp which is ‘Viking Siege’. Ruggedly unruly coastlines, feasting halls perched atop craggy mountain inlets and featuring massacres by the moat load. This tale of Amazonians out for revenge features nonsensical Vikings, crudely deformed demons and off world entities clashing over mead, mandolin music and more monk carcasses than money can buy.

This low rent Guy Ritchie rip off is held together by three solid performances that prop up the Blue Peter production polish. Surprisingly written by two people this mead fuelled meditation on human trafficking amongst randy monks, improves after thirty minutes once it finds purpose. Before that director Jack Burton employs minimal dialogue, mood lighting and
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First official ‘Black Site’ teaser trailer is here…

Its here, it’s actually finally here… Well a trailer… Well a teaser trailer… But its something though! Check this out…

We at 365Flicks and Nerdly have been championing Tom Paton since I had the pleasure of being sent Pandorica and asked to give it a review. I have told the story on the podcast a couple of times but upon really getting a kick out of the movie and writing up a nice little article, well Tom got to read it and reached out to me over Twitter. I asked him to come on the show to talk Pandorica, he teased us about his second flick Redwood, which we got to see at Sfw in Wales (sort of a soft screening). We gushed over that and after numerous conversations the guys invited us to spend the day on the set of Black Site. We had an amazing day and
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365Flicks Podcast – Episode 85: Tom Paton’s ‘Black Site’

Here’s the latest episode of the 365Flick podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on Podomatic and Libsyn, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

365Flicks Podcast – Episode 85 Tom Paton’s Black Site… Set Visit Special

That is right folks, we were lucky enough to be invited down to Kidderminster to spend the day on the set of a movie. Not just any movie either the movie was Black Site the third outing for Tom Paton the up and coming director of Pandorica and Redwood. He is bringing along the always awesome Mike Beckingham and his world class crew of George Burt behind the lens and Craig Hinde as his 1st Ad. We had an amazing day watching these guys who are taking their indie spirit
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‘Darkness Wakes’ Review

Stars: Aisling Knight, Richard Kilgour, Jill Buchanan, Samantha Schnitzler, Matt Veckman, Nick Bridge-Butler, Bjorn Franklin | Written and Directed by Simon Richardson

Hired to be a cat-sitter for an odd couple, the Farrows, college student Charlotte is given the run of a creepy house in the middle of the woods for a few days for an extravagant amount of money. The kind of money that students can’t turn down – of course there’s a reason that a meagre cat-sitting job comes with a huge pay packet… There’s a catch. There’s always a catch. A pretty big catch in this case given that this is a horror movie!

The clue is in the name of the couple who hired Charlotte. The Farrows. Hmmmm… Farrow. Where have I heard that name before? Could it be that this particular creepy couple are named after Mia Farrow? Star of Rosemary’s Baby,
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