Here's a new indie horror flick about teenagers and haunted houses that isn't A) moronic, B) boring, or C) a formulaic retread simply hoping to cash in on one profitable weekend at the box office.
A drab but likable school teacher (Uean Douglas) finds that he has inherited a a cavernous mansion in the Scottish Highlands. Despite a posthumous warning to stay far away from the estate, James visits the foreboding domicile and decides to stick around for a little while.
If you've seen any of the marketing materials for the gleefully insane new horror movie Nurse 3D, then you probably know what you're in for: weird sex, graphic violence, and several familiar actors running through familiar motions before ending up gored on a rock or beheaded with a bone-saw.
The Returned, for lack of a better phrase, is a "horror drama," and if that sounds like a warning, well, it's not. This is a smart, intense, and frequently tragic horror story.
Torture Chamber is about a blind mother and her two sons: one is a good-hearted priest; the other is the second coming of Satan.
I, Frankenstein (2014) is about a clueless man who finds himself embroiled in a centuries-old super-feud between gargoyles and demons.
Outpost 3: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2014) takes us back to 1945 and offers a fitfully amusing prequel to this progressively sillier indie horror franchise.
Found footage, on a no-budget porno set, and the no-name nobody (aka the "lucky bastard") who gets to bed the sexy starlet is, of course, seriously unhinged and just about to explode in a tornado of impotent fury.
As you can probably tell from the trailers (or even the film's title), Devil's Due is a "haunted pregnancy" horror story, and unfortunately that makes a generally tight little thriller feel a bit more predictable than a "pure" indie film might.
I don't know what the hell was in Dario Argento's head as he directed this hilariously woeful rendition of Bram Stoker's immortal novel.