On my way into last night's screening of The Demon's Rook, a friend who had seen it asked me if I was a marijuana smoker. When I said no, he told me it might help with watching the film.
Our midnight screening of Patrick, the passionate horror remake from Ozploitation devotee Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood), began with an honest and slightly disconcerting preamble from the director: Patrick is an
Ecuadorian filmmaker Sebastián Cordero has a handful of titles on his directing resume, the best known probably 2004's John Leguizamo-starring non-comic journalist drama Cronicas.
Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are on a road-trip to the Bigfoot capital of the world, Willow Creek, California.
Companionship and camaraderie are at the heart of Jeremy Gardner's micro-indie Zom-Dram, The Battery. What? You say. Another filmmaker making a buddy/zombie movie with no money and the usual tropes and jokes?
Gary King (Simon Pegg) is that guy everybody knows from high school. The cautionary tale.
Alas, it comes the time in every summer when a high-concept, sci-fi themed comedy erupts on our screens in order to try to take our ticket money away from our stingy pockets.
In stark, white text against a black background, the film spells out the core elements contained within.
I had little hope for this 'adaptation' when the first trailer popped up.