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.
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.
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.
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.
The overall result is a quick, cheap, churn-it-out product that offers nothing you haven't seen before -- but if you love vampire stuff and you've seen the three Fright Night flicks that precede this one, you may find a few stray moments of fun here.
It feels like a legitimate love letter to the original Evil Dead, and that's certainly cool to see. But after a while Wither starts to feel like it's using Sam Raimi's film less like an inspiration and more like a simple crutch.
I'm not exactly sure when giant movie monsters became quaint, corny, and disposable, but it seems a pretty safe bet that virtually every hardcore film fanatic has fond and formative memories of King Kong, Godzilla, and/or the amazing menagerie of the late Ray Harryhausen.
Here is a list of things you probably know about World War Z:
It's hard to know what to make of the indie horror satire Bad Kids Go to Hell simply because the flick has no freaking idea what it is.
We certainly don't get a whole lot of horror films from Israel, so when one called Rabies (aka Kalevet) hit the festival circuit a few years ago I made sure to give it a bit of a spotlight. Fortunately for all involved the debut film from Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado was a dark and novel little treat, one that had no problem combing its own tone and attitude with some obvious inspirations from American horror films of the 1980s. Now the duo has returned with another devious delicacy.