Ditched is a story about an ambulance that is overturned at the side of a highway, in a ditch below, after it crashed during a prison transfer. Still stuck in the upside down ambulance include Melina (Marika Sila), a criminal named Franson (Kris Loranger), and many others. When they have an unexpected visit, Melina leads them all in a night-long fight for survival. The twists and turns for the film are fun as they come about, seeming to promise one kind-of film before going in a different direction. Sila leads her first horror film here, and I was able to speak with her about the release for my podcast The Filmcraziest Show. In our conversation, we talk about what she related to most about her character, the importance of representation in mainstream media, some of her acting inspirations and Miss Congeniality, her tolerance for gore and this being her first horror film, as well as working with such a collaborative team.
Featured Image :Stefanie Scott in The Last Thing Mary Saw. (Photo Credit: Shudder.) The 1800s and horror are just such a great mix. Really, any film that’s horror but also a period piece is such an opportunity to utilize some of the underappreciated aspects of horror films; like showcasing great production design (by Charlie Chaspooley [...]
In this review, I take a look at that the horror film "Lair," starring Corey Johnson as a skeptic of the paranormal, setting out to capture something paranormal on tape to get his friend out of prison. The film has a strong look and some decent scares, but is too convoluted to be truly entertaining.
In Craig David Wallace’s Motherly, Kate (Lora Burke) and her daughter Beth (Tessa Kozma) live in an isolated farmhouse in the woods. The atmosphere is quickly eerie; like doors being left open when Kate swears she’s closed them… Then, Kate slowly thinks something sinister is happening, and her motherly instincts are put to the test when people from her past invade her home.
For Motherly, I was able to ask the film’s director and co-writer Craig David Wallace some questions via e-mail in time for the film’s screening tonight on the Super Channel (at 9 p.m.) as part of the Blood in the Snow Film Festival.
For this interview, I was able to speak with director, writer and actor Steven Grayhm for his new film "The Secret of the Sinchanee." In it, he plays an industrial tow truck driver who returns to his childhood home after his father's death, only to learn a presence is haunting the home and the sacred ground it's built on.
I was able to catch the film as part of the Fantasia Film Festival in August. Recently, for my podcast The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to speak with the film's director, writer, editor, cinematographer and more Perry Blackshear, as I was also joined on the podcast by a friend and guest co-host, Arpit Nayak. You can find When I Consume You playing as part of the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival on Monday, Oct. 18 for an in-person screening and you can find that info right here.
Here's my very last batch of coverage for this year's slate of Welcome to Blumhouse films for the film The Manor. In the film, Barbara Hershey plays a woman named Judith who suffers a stroke and moves into a historic nursing home where she becomes convinced a supernatural force is killing the residents there. The film's now currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. I was able to have two conversations for this film (both of which are audio only).