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.
10/28/2013 - 1:00pm
It's tough to approach a low-budget, made-for-DVD horror/western mash-up called Dead in Tombstone with any degree of seriousness these days (anyone seen GallowWalkers?!?) but when the b-movie at hand stars Danny Trejo as a gunslinger brought back from the dead to wreak vengeance on Anthony Michael Hall (with a little help from Dina Meyer), it's only fair to give the flick a fair shake.
10/25/2013 - 1:15pm
Cassadaga is about a young deaf woman who travels to an isolated art college after losing her little sister in a freak accident. Despite the kindness of her sweet and pot-lovin' landlady Claire (Louise Fletcher), poor Lily (Kelen Coleman) is, of course, pretty miserable most of the time -- and things don't get much better after she visits a local psychic and goes home with freaky voices ringing through her head.