Here’s another episode of The Filmcraziest Show featuring a Christmas film, as I chat with Robert Bockstael (pictured in the featured image in the background on the right) who plays Captain Jacobs in the new Mel Gibson film Fatman. In Fatman, a rowdy, unorthodox Santa Claus (Gibson) fights to save his declining business by taking on a government contract proposed by the military, represented by Captain Jacobs (Bockstael). Meanwhile, Billy (Chance Hurtsfield), a neglected and bratty 12-year-old, hires a hit man (Walton Goggins) to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking. The film also stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Eric Wolfe, and it is written and directed by Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms.
On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, recorded at the tail end of September and released for the Christmas season, I spoke with writer and director Travis Irvine about his latest film Killer Raccoons 2: Dark Christmas in the Dark. The plot: On Christmas Eve, Casey Smallwood (Yang Miller) has just been released from prison after serving 10 years for underage drinking. He hops on the express train to Washington D.C., the Holiday Express, and it’s hijacked by an angry gang of domestic terrorists and government trained raccoons. Casey joins forces with a porter on the train to fight back against the terrorists. The film is written and directed by Travis Irvine.
Directed by: Greg Nicotero. Starring: Anna Camp, Adam Pally, Pete Burris. Runtime: 46 min. A Creepshow Holiday Special follows Robert Weston (Adam Pally), a man trying to figure out the strange thing that has been happening to him every full moon. Believing himself to be a werewolf, he finds a support group called Shapeshifters Anonymous [...]
On this new episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was joined by Ellen Hollman (pictured in the featured image, and starring in the upcoming The Matrix 4), Matt Passmore (known for Jigsaw) and Geraldine Singer (Get Out, 21 Jump Street) to chat about their new film Army of One, an actioner that is now available on demand. The plot: While on a road trip, Special Forces Brenner Baker (Ellen Hollman) stumbles upon a cartel’s compound. Her husband, Dillon (Matt Passmore) is killed and she’s left for dead. The Cartel made two mistakes, killing her husband and leaving her alive. They won’t make another as Brenner sets out for revenge and to take down the cartel and the big bad, Mama (Geraldine Singer). The film also stars Stephen Dunlevy, Gary Kasper and Kendra Carelli. It’s directed by Stephen Durham; and written by Durham, Ellen Hollman, Mary Ann Barnes and David Dittlinger.
Seth Breedlove’s latest doc, The Mark of the Bell Witch, for his production company Small Town Monsters, which documents strange occurrences in America, shows it isn’t only limited to Bigfoot or Mothmen.
Here, the 200-year-old mystery of the Bell Witch, who haunted the Bell family in Tennessee in the early 1800’s (a significant event in this story took place on December 20, 1820, making this film released 200 years later nearly to the day). The Bell family lived in Adams, Tennessee, and for five years were haunted by an apparition hellbent on destroying their lives, leaving death in its. This film aims to analyze the truth about what happened.
In Minor Premise, a reclusive neuroscientist, Ethan Kochar (Sathya Sridharan), tries to surpass his brilliant father’s legacy by continuing an experiment that deals with memory and attempts to understand the brain, using a machine called the R10 that Ethan is perfecting for a university study. Doing so, he becomes entangled in his own experiment where he inadvertently separates his consciousness into 10 fragments that are pitted against each other.
Writer/director Larry Fessenden gives the classic tale of Frankenstein a modern spin as he places the story in Brooklyn, where a disillusioned field surgeon suffering from PTSD creates a living man from body parts in his Brooklyn loft.
From the loft itself to just every set, the film looks great. Fessenden’s style lends itself to the film well, too, with some aesthetic showing up occasionally like when Adam (Alex Breaux), the “monster,” is first getting adjusted to the world and it sounds like he’s hearing gibberish instead of real language when he’s first learning about everything. This is mostly through visuals like light patterns on the screen, or when you have a squiggly in your line of sight and can’t shake it… Constant thunder in the style also help set the mood in this film, as well.