The film’s very much in the “slow-burn” thriller vein like many of A24’s films – Robert Eggers’ The Witch or Trey Edward Shults’ It Comes At Night are direct comps – but, even despite the simplistic story, there seems to be always something happening. Graham’s direction makes this forest feel alive throughout the film, and its immersive cinematography and sound design really sets the tone. One of the film’s most horrifying sounds is made by Adam in the form of what looks like a “deer whistle” but the sound is made by a “death whistle.” If there’s one thing you don’t want to hear in the middle of the night, it’s this sound.
Directed by: Andy Collier, Toor Mian. Starring: Barbara Crampton, Sophie Stevens, Ludovic Hughes. Runtime: 1h 27 min. Mild spoilers follow. Following the death of his mother, Isaac (Ludovic Hughes) and his pregnant wife, Emma (Sophie Stevens) return to his hometown on a remote Norwegian Island to claim his inheritance, his family home. Once there, the [...]
Directed by: Nora Unkel. Starring: Alix Wilton Regan, Giullian Yao Gioiello, Phillippe Bowgen. Runtime: 1h 30 min. In Nora Unkel’s debut feature, she takes on one of horror’s most famous stories in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Blending the content and themes of the narrative from the novel itself and combining it with factual aspects of Mary [...]
Directed by: Kimo Stamboel. Starring: Ario Bayu, Hannah Al Rashid, Miller Khan. Runtime: 1h 39 min. A remake of the little seen Indonesian 1981 film of the same name, The Queen of Black Magic, director Kimo Stamboel updates the setting of the story to an orphanage. Three men – Hanif (Ario Bayu), Anton (Tanta Gintig) [...]
For this episode of The Filmcraziest Show I was joined by some of the team behind the new horror/comedy Paintball Massacre, including producer/actor Joe Hallett (who plays Aiden Jones in the film), actress Natasha Killip (who plays Lauren Bryce in the film), writer Chris Regan, and actor Nicholas Vince (who plays Somerset the Barman in [...]
In The Pale Door, after a train robbery goes bad, two brothers, Duncan (Zachary Knighton) and Jake (Devin Druid), leading a gang of cowboys must survive the night in a ghost town inhabited by a coven of witches. The film is directed by Aaron B. Koontz and is written by Cameron Burns, Koontz and Keith [...]
On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show I chatted with writer Robert Benjamin and actor Ben O'Toole for their new film Bloody Hell, which premiered on demand on January 14 (here are some options for rent or purchase) and will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 19. The plot: Rex Coen (Ben O’Toole) finds himself in a crazy situation during a bank robbery and decides to take the opportunity to play hero and save the hostages. Instead, he’s hailed by a hero by some and a lunatic by others and is sent to jail. Once he’s released, he leaves this mysterious past behind for better pastures in Finland. But in Bloody Hell, Finland is way worse. The film is directed by Alister Grierson, written by Robert Benjamin, and stars Ben O'Toole (pictured in the featured image), Meg Fraser, Caroline Craig, Matthew Sunderland and Travis Jefferey.
Here’s kicking off 2021 with an exciting episode of The Filmcraziest Show where I was joined by Naomi Grossman to talk about all things American Horror Story and her experiences playing Pepper and everything else. On the episode, we discuss Samantha Crowe and satanism and preparing for that character; the audition process for Pepper; the [...]
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 [...]
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.