Syfy's recent release Red Clover isn't any sort of minor masterpiece -- but, like early Syfy releases, it finds a way to get a little wit, creativity, and creature carnage onto the screen
12/16/2013 - 7:00pm
Let's get right to the point: 2013 was not exactly a banner year for our beloved horror genre. Oh sure, you'll always find a good batch a horror flicks over any 12-month period, but if you scour the 2013 release calendar you'll notice that A) Hollywood studios released very few horror flicks this year, and B) the indie filmmaker and distributors (as usual) really stepped in to fill that void.
12/09/2013 - 12:00pm
What starts out as a nasty but familiar story (a mute young NYC woman is raped (twice!) in one day and takes revenge on her attackers) slowly evolves into a smart, dark, and strangely upsetting piece of character-based creepiness.
11/26/2013 - 12:30pm
It's the story of a woman who is documenting the mysterious disappearance of an old friend who (very stupidly) decided to sample a dosage of super-secret government-created mind-control serum -- and then vanishes.
11/21/2013 - 5:45pm
Anyone who covers (or at least obsesses over) the current landscape of international horror cinema should be pleased to notice when a specific country speaks up and bangs out a fresh handful of genre films.
11/15/2013 - 11:00am
Lots of horror movies start with a young woman accepting a mysterious offer and living to regret it in seriously unpleasant ways, and here's an interesting new one from Spain known as For Elise
11/14/2013 - 4:30pm
Three young (and rather unlikeable) people head into the forest for a camping excursion, one of them refuses to put his camera down, and the viewer is on for a long bout of character development followed by a few short, sharp shocks of legitimate horror.
11/12/2013 - 11:00am
Solo is about a young woman who is none too thrilled about heading off to be a counselor at a summer camp, but unhappy Gillian (an excellent Annie Clark) seems resigned to make the best of her hardships.
11/11/2013 - 3:00pm
The calm and quiet "found footage" indie known as Delivery tells a simple story in a familiar fashion: it's meant to be footage from an unaired "reality" series about couples who find out they're pregnant after having trouble on the fertilization front.
11/01/2013 - 4:30pm
Back in the ancient days of the late 1970s and early 1980s, there were several Italian film producers who A) pinched a lot of pennies, B) slapped together some outlandishly bad movies, and C) borrowed, lifted, or outright stole entire plots from American films.