Jai Alexis

Associate Producer for the films Teacher Shortage, Violet. writer of the short film "The First" when he's not working he's eating Mexican food and watching The Golden Girls
Mothers of Monsters, M.O.M. is a terrifying look into the eyes of a psycho

Mothers of Monsters, M.O.M. is a terrifying look into the eyes of a psycho

There was a time where the rave was found footage films. There have been many trends that followed the pattern. Some die down; some continue going strong. Found footage films have always been a genre that I could never get into or enjoy. For the most part, it’s a shaky camera or not a big pay off. However, one film coming out tomorrow Mothers of Monsters, aka M.O.M. A “, found footage” psychological thriller with a limited theatrical premiere in March 2020 and nationwide digital H.D. rollout to follow! A distraught mother suspects her teenage son is a psychopath who may shoot up his high school, but when he outsmarts the system, she is forced to take matters into her own hands…We’re introduced to a young Jacob Bell played by Bailey Edwards (Bright, My dead boyfriend) being happy, smiling, and slowly acting out.

Given which child doesn’t, but Jacob is showing signs that he’s not caring towards others or even small animals. There are no scenes of graphic violence or the aftermath of such. We slowly begin to see the development between mother and son unfold. Abbey Bell, played by Melinda Hamilton (God Bless America, True Detective, Izombie) Abbey, is fearing that her son may be plotting a grand act of violence towards his school or other horrific acts.

The film does a great job showcasing an exciting drama that feels too real to be a film. Bailey gives a wonderful performance of a young man going through the trials of tribulations of adulthood. Melinda doesn’t smother or even make his life a living hell; It’s just her trying to connect to her son and try to bring the innocent young child she once had, but can’t.

The film grows darker and scarier with a cat and mouse game with his mom. Abbey plant cameras throughout the house, which is a tremendous POV instead of using the basic found footage approach. We see the real emotions from the actors where it’s too real. At times I had to hit pause to remind myself this is just a movie, not a documentary. For myself and maybe others, I saw myself as Bailey growing up given I wasn’t a bad kid, but it was hard growing up back then, and it’s harder today. As an adult, we see ourselves as Melinda wanting the best, hoping to find what we want.

The third act is perhaps the most terrifying because we see the full circle of Jacob. Abby is reaching her breaking point pleading to the universe for her son to come back to reality. Even in the end, where it has, it’s a terrifying climax, we see the true nature of Jacob and understand his character. My jaw dropped, paralyzed in fear for the last 30 minutes of the film to the end of the credits. Tucia Lyman wrote and directed a great movie that plays as a terrifying tale of how real trauma, mental abuse, and how the youth of today, along with even adults go can carry a heavy burden without the use of help or even prescription medications. The film is worth watching for entertainment and for those to see the reality of our choices. The film will be available to rent or own on various digital formats along with a physical release. For more information please visit Mothers of Monsters

 

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Her name is Christa. An unsettling love story about the dead.

Her name is Christa. An unsettling love story about the dead.

Her Name Was Christa is the directorial debut for James L. Edwards (Wrestle massacre, Urban Legend, The Dead Next Door, Milfs vs Zombies) James wears many hats in the movie: Director, writer, and actor.  Stephen is a socially awkward, middle-aged telemarketer and is desperately alone. At the suggestion of a co-worker, he goes out into the night to find a prostitute for “The Girlfriend Experience”. With this, he meets Christa, a streetwise call girl who is happy to fulfill his needs. Yet something unexpected happens. What starts as a business agreement blossoms into true love. But what happens when death enters the picture? How far would you go to keep the one person you have always wanted.

The movie is a remarkable story that keeps the audience interested from beginning to end. Especially with the running time of 1hr and 59 mins. James has worked hard for this movie, making sure his directorial debut was entertaining and thought-provoking.

The character Stephen, played by James L. Edwards, showcases the life of a lonely man; he comes off sweet, harmless, and just an average guy. No distinct qualities, no signs of anger or anything. He merely exists as a wallflower. When his co-worker Nick (Drew Fortier) tries to help him get some action. Nick plays a pivotal character that sets up the film. Stephen is hesitant at first but goes on his first “Date” with a female escort. The idea is foreign to him, but eventually goes with it. Not for the fact of paying for sex, but he’s old fashion and is looking for love vs. instant gratification. With all hope lost, he goes to a diner to get his thoughts together where he meets Christa played by Shianna Daye. The two talk and become acquainted. They work out a deal between them where Stephen gets what he wants, “The girlfriend experience.”

What I love about this film is that James made a movie that plays out like an indie drama. We see him comfortable and happy with his “girlfriend” we see confidence overnight in him. Honestly, Shianna does a great job being a human being with him; she’s sweet, friendly and warns him she’s armed just in case if Stephen gets out of line, but that’s the thing he doesn’t become obsessed or jealous. He doesn’t care to hear about her job.
The film gets dark, but that’s later on. James doesn’t let you forget it’s a horror movie one bit. He is a veteran himself working on many films. This is his first film he directed and wanted to make sure they did it right. Even to non-stop rehearsals with Shianne to get the chemistry and lines right. I have to admit I went into the movie blind but honestly James did a great job creating so many emotions for him that it builds up to where the third act is pure nightmare fuel. There’s excellent FX that got under my skin. However, the transition from drama to horror is so natural the movie doesn’t lose any  momentum.

We still feel for the characters; we always get creeped out. James and Shianne steal the show, giving us so much emotion, heart and even terror. Where Stephen is aware, she’s dead but still loves her, and even Christa knows she’s gone but doesn’t haunt him or pursue him to do evil, but remind him that also though we’re still together, we’re not. Throughout the film, Stephen talks to the audience in an interview about his crime. Never once showing any sign of unstable mentality. He’s just honest about his life. Given the death wasn’t his fault, he still feels terrible but doesn’t do the right thing by calling the police but just keeping the body letting it rot. I strongly advise rent, buy this movie in any format. James L. Edwards may not sound familiar to some, but he’s a true veteran in the horror genre who has now shown he’s capable of storytelling, and I’m interested in what’s next. You can buy the movie on the following sites to stream or own physical copies. Makeflix. Diablolik Dvd. Grindhouse video. Amazon. Amazon UK. Google Play. Vimeo.

 

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[Review] House of Flesh Mannequins is finally being released uncut

[Review] House of Flesh Mannequins is finally being released uncut

For the longest time I would hear, “Oh if you want to see a great horror movie watch House of Flesh Mannequins” the name alone convinced me enough to watch it. The name gave an idea of what the movie is or was. A torture film maybe? A murder family film? A over the top horror movie that would make Eli Roth beg he was behind the camera on this.

However, though, the version everyone saw was just a censored version. Never seeing the true vision on what Domiziano Cristpharo wanted to show. Thus began the journey for me to find the movie but the version we are meant to see. House of Flesh mannequins tells the story of a loner artist with a history of abuse meets a beautiful woman who takes an interest in his life and work; leading to a chilling path of tragedy. This is the debut film where we get a glimpse of the future of one Domiziano Cristpharo. Being uncut there’s really no reason it had to censor. However, the rating systems vary from countries so perhaps we couldn’t see eye to eye. The censorship is unnecessary.  They limit violence. Strong scenes of violence of sexuality and violence are available, but with his debut film along with other films Domiziano tells us the story with deep character development, a beautiful soundtrack that’s laced as the ribbon for this gift of a movie. The rapport between Domiziano Arcangeli and Irena Violette is picture perfect. The two find each other and we see them naked. They confess their life, they open up. We feel for them not in a quirky romantic comedy, but just maybe Domiziano’s character can find solace and peace, but does he get it? The movie gets dark whereas stated yes there’re scenes of graphic violence and sex, but it’s the dramatic scenes of Domiziano’s character Sebastian displaying the raw talent of director working with an actor. The ending is poetic and symbolic, giving the audience mixed emotions on what to think. Overall we should watch the movie uncut not just for the violence but for the sake of the story. Domiziano Cristopharo went to explain his thoughts on the uncut version being released.

“I investigated a bit… and thank’s to suggestions and good advice of friends and fans, I’ve found out there is only one version still available online (amazon etc) and especially a Blu-Ray: the one released from Edel Germany that also have the english audio. So it’s easy to believe this became the most popular version available… and the one pirated online in thousand of unofficial streaming sites that collected in those years thousand of visualization. I MUST say that already the ELITE version (a Director’s cut from the available footage) It’s a censored version, done with the editing of the cut version plus some new additional filling footage. But this one, is cutted more of 21 minutes. So, for make it simple: doesn’t exist the real cut of the movie ’cause we had many legal problems and censorship. So existed a cutted movie with 30% of footage re-shooted for cover the lenght and re-create the story links… from this censored version germany released the only copy for now available and is cutted 21 minutes more!!! This means most of the gore and the cult scenes (like the murder of Poison Rouge or the INFAMOUS drill scene) aren’t there. All the sexual contents too aren’t there. This movie use sex and gore as part of the story, so this means that 20 minutes of sentences, twist and important characters aren’t in the film! Some characters just appears like for “no reason” and dishappear “for no reason”. So now I start to understand why after a great debut, the film is getting all those bad reviews… ’cause it looks now like a film very difficult to follow, understand and that also look very artsy and ambitious.”-Domiziano Cristopharo 

For more information on when and where to buy the film. Please visit Tetro Video and Unearthed Films.

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[Review] WHITE GARDENIA’s “A perfume made with Blood and Tears” featuring OVAL (Markus Popp)

[Review] WHITE GARDENIA’s “A perfume made with Blood and Tears” featuring OVAL (Markus Popp)

I’m a music fan most of various genres, so please enjoy my first and hopefully not last music video review. The video, “A perfume made with blood and tears” by White Gardenia featuring Oval was directed by Domiziano Cristopharo (House of Flesh Mannequins, Torment, Deep Webb xxx) Sarah Rouge (Sacrifice, a taste of Phobia) were given full freedom to create what they  wanted.

The video has gore that doesn’t cheapen the theme of tasteful art, with nudity of men, being the object of display vs women on the receiving end. Of course there’s a scene of a female masturbating or touching the men and scenes of body piercing. The rendition that was provided to me was the uncut adaptation with the tune giving an ambient of comfort yet haunting vision as we couldn’t help but continue watching and appreciating the view. The human body is a thing of elegance, the music guides us through the journey showcasing that even though there’s an uncut and censored there’s nothing to censor. The body is not controversial and neither is the act.

For more history on the musicians, OVAL is an electronic music group founded in Germany in 1991 by Markus Popp, Sebastian Oschatz and Frank Metzger. The group is regarded as pioneering glitch music, writing on CDs to damage them and produce music with the resulting fragments. They cooperate with Bjork and Sakamoto. WHITE GARDENIA is a group influenced by the “sicko songs” and teenage tragedy ballads of the 50s 60s and 70s, death rock, early 20th century Gypsy music, country-western music, am radio, amateur radio, low bandwidth radio noise and static bursts.

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Dead Inferno an 80’s style horror with zombie & bloody revenge

Dead Inferno an 80’s style horror with zombie & bloody revenge

 

With Valentine’s day around the corner, we automatically think of the usual gifts. Flowers, candy, romantic getaway, maybe something for the bedroom. Well, a movie coming out next month is a gift for any horror fan — Dead Inferno aka Bombshell Bloodbath by Brett Mullen, who he co-wrote with Sky Tilley. Starring Alex Elliott, Rob Springer, Jess Barbour, When exposed to her father’s experimental attempts to reanimate his wife, Cara (Alex Elliott), must find a way to protect her family’s secret while slowly slipping into the world of the living dead.

The movie is a great feature in the DRIVE-IN SERIES line. With a beautiful synthesizer score that brings back the memories of Lucio Fulci or Umberto Lenzi. Which by the way the composer’s name is Umberto. The film starts with what looks like the ending of the film, where the main character played by Alex Elliott describes her life. 

Watching the film, I couldn’t help but notice influences the director was paying tribute — for example, the opening sequence with the almost grainy picture and music. Fulci would be proud. The film does a great job at being a different zombie movie. There’s excellent execution of scenes showing off what the fans wanted great FX with actions that may be over the top for non horror fans, but still worth a watch. Brett didn’t go out to rip off other directors or make a Walking Dead like film. He went out and made a great zombie movie with a subplot of a female revenge story. The actors did a great job, along with the two that stood out. Dr. Ben Carter played by Rob Springer. He was giving off very intense Jeffery Combs from Re-animator. Of course, Ben wants his dead wife back but still was able to show off his acting skills even being bandaged up, which for some actors that could be hard to emote when you can’t show off facial expression. We see his love for work morph into sheer madness where again his heart is no longer there and he’s become what he’s fighting for: the living dead (metaphorically)

The second stand out performance was from Cara Carter by Alex Elliott. Her story is about not so much a zombie story but she’s feeling her dark side where she’s not evil but just hungry for a blood lust against the wrong. We see her hungry, where she has dreams of eating her flesh and organs to going out and attacking people. Not like a ravage animal, but just shooting or brutally murdering them. We don’t want to hate her or even root for her, but we can’t help but enjoy the gore. Although her dream sequences again paying homage to the 80’s Italian horror films.

The film does have a great ending where yes, there is a zombie outbreak. Still, there are no running zombies, there’s no over the top action sequences as if it’s a Michael Bay or Zack Snyder film. There’s a scene where the country folk shoot them all and hunt the living dead down, but the way it’s done makes us remember we’re enjoying a horror movie. However, like all zombie movies, we tend to see how we can be — monsters among the living. Brett Mullen did a great job, and honestly, with this movie coming out next month from Tetro Video, it’s best to buy it and watch it with someone you love or with somebody who loves old fashion classic horror from the best decade ever the 80’s.

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What the waters left behind, new movie from Unearthed Films. TCM meets Mad Max

What the waters left behind, new movie from Unearthed Films. TCM meets Mad Max

A while back, Stephen Biro praised a movie he recently saw, What the waters left behind. Stephen couldn’t stop talking about it and wanted to make sure the film got a right home for the fans of horror to watch. When the man behind Unearthed Films says, there’s a movie you need to check out; then it’s strongly suggested to check out the film.

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on MAY 12, 2020 from Unearthed Films… WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND They Come for YOU! The town of Epecuén was flooded on November 10th, 1985 and was deep underwater for over 30 years. When the waters receded, the town was still intact and stayed deserted, at least so they thought.

A group of young filmmakers takes a trip to the ruins to film a documentary. Ignoring the warnings, they get stranded. One by one they soon find that you don’t have to go to Texas for a massacre.

BONUS FEATURES: Making of Unearthed Trailers CAST AND CREW: Directors: Nico Onetti and Luciano Onetti (Winners of ‘Best up and coming film Directors’ at Sitges with this movie.) Producers: Fernanda Goitia … executive producer Pablo Guisa Koestinger … associate producer Michael Kraetzer … executive producer Mariano Oliveros … executive producer Nicolás Onetti … producer Diego Savignano … executive producer Stars: Agustín Pardella, Damián Dreizik, Victoria Maurette

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Chris Rock’s Saw movie has an apparent title with exclusive pics

Chris Rock’s Saw movie has an apparent title with exclusive pics

From the early beginning to now, the SAW movies have been a staple in the horror franchise. It is offering new and terrifying devices of death to the exciting story twists and creating a horror icon of one John Kramer, aka JIGSAW.

With Chris Rock jumping on board, he pitched an idea that convinced the studios to make another saw film. The film has been completed and is in post-production.  Starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson as his father.  We have the new title for the film. Spiral: From the book of Saw. The writers of the film have confirmed it’s not a sequel to Jigsaw, but it’s in the timeline of the movie.

All we know at this point is that Chris Rock’s character is investigating a series of grisly murders and that there’s maybe one joke. With Comedians making great horror and thrillers, could this be the new trend? Comedians restarting horror franchises with their ideas? May 2020 is the release date for the film.

 

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[Spoilers] Let’s talk about the ending to Zombieland 2: Double Tap

[Spoilers] Let’s talk about the ending to Zombieland 2: Double Tap

So if you’re still reading this and don’t want to read or know any spoilers, don’t continue reading because we will be talking about a massive spoiler to the film that does set up a possible sequel? Still, want to know? Please don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Bill Murray is sadly still “dead” in the Zombieland universe, BUT we get to see the epidemic begin on day zero. Bill Murray is being interviewed for his “thirdGarfield movie. Bill doesn’t look happy but just being brutally honest about doing the film. Simply for drugs. Al Roker interviews Bill, where Al begins to vomit and turn into a zombie. Bill starts to fight off the zombie Roker to venture outside, where there is a horde of zombies. Bill fights them off one by one, making little quirks.
Truth be told if we have two Deadpool movies, two Zombieland movies. With Bill still being funny at his age, the question is on our minds. Why not a prequel only about Bill Murray living with the dead. Plus he was in Dead Don’t Die. Fans didn’t care for it, so perhaps a prequel will make up for it. He has always been the wise-cracking smart ass with this; he can break the fourth wall? Just like he did in the first Zombieland. If we don’t get it, at least we’ll be getting him in some capacity for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, if not then we at least got him for a small scene where he fights the living dead. Zombieland 2: Double-tap comes out this Tuesday on 4k Blu ray, DVD and digital

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[Review] House of Blue Shadows FINALLY being released by TetroVideo

[Review] House of Blue Shadows FINALLY being released by TetroVideo

When you hear the word “Giallo,” you think of Dario Argento, Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, Umberto Lenzi, Sergio Martino. We know these directors and can assume that with them, we’re going to see what we’re used to seeing. Which is a normal response? The elements for a Giallo movie are there; however, how it’s presented can be done in various ways. Which is the movie I got to watch House of Blue Shadows, aka La casa del Buon ritorno starring Stefano Gabrini, Amanda Sandrelli, Fiammetta Carena

A young man, who unintentionally killed a little girl as a child, returns to the house where he was born, the place where the accident happened.

When watching the movie, I had to admit I was expecting a typical slasher movie. I was wrong, but in reality, I wasn’t disappointed. The film plays out like a telenovela not in a cheesy way where it’s over the top but an actual gripping story of madness, love, along with the guilt of an accidental death. We do see a masked stalker throughout the film, but it’s very much later in the movie, along with a few deaths For the most part the main character gives us a disturbing display of physical attraction to mannequin. Nothing gory, but the story makes up, so the ends still hold an impact on us, including the reveal of the killer. The film does have an excellent soundtrack that works with the scenes, especially with most of the scenes taking place during the day or some scenes indoors. The ending does satisfy the viewer, knowing there is closure for what we watched from the beginning to the end. The movie comes full circle.  Which again, don’t expect scenes of gore or torture. There are some decent scenes of choking and some stabbing. However though you have to remember the director didn’t go out to make a slasher movie, he went out to tell a story that captures the audience’s captivation.

I may not have seen every Giallo film, and there are even some horror films that I haven’t had the chance to watch. I’m grateful that Tetro Video is releasing a film that hasn’t been released in the US EVER. The film has won Best First work at the Fantafestival which truly deserves the award. When it comes to horror, it’s great to know that there are different takes on the genre that showcase the various aspects of what honestly scares us. For Beppe Cino, he went on to write and direct a movie where even the place we called home where we can be safe can be hell for us. You can’t outrun your past, and when it comes back to you, the debt you owe will be paid in full. 

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[Review] Green Hell murder, porn and madness

[Review] Green Hell murder, porn and madness

As one observes the work of directors, you begin to understand their work and create art.  The new film in question is Green Hell from A Baroque House. The film stars Billy Boston, Felicia Fisher, Torture Wolfe The film is what you would expect Porn and Horror. It’s a bit different. Now given this is the second film I see from the collection.  I was impressed and pleased with this movie.

Green Hell follows the story of a girl who gets stalked by a guy with thoughts of perversion towards a girl he doesn’t know, which brings him to the edge of pleasure and pain. It doesn’t focus too much on his mental state, but it’s a good amount to establish the context of the character. He breaks into the girl’s place and waits for her. He then confronts her at a gunpoint where’s she’s forced to partake in oral sex, masturbation to finally the voices command him to commit murder and suicide.

As stated, yes, this is the second film I saw, and I have to say the movie is done well. It starts with a lesbian sex scene with a knife vaginal stimulation scene that could make someone nervous or aroused. Either way, you have to give credit for going to that direction, which we see again in the end. This wasn’t so much done for shock but just introducing a new technique to both porn and horror. I would advise if you try it at home PLEASE BE CAREFUL only because it was done on film quickly. You have to remember there were rehearsals. So please be careful.
The film does a great job being filmed during the day. Along with showing actual penetration of a strap on dildo to real oral sex being performed on a guy

I think if this were shot at night, it would give off a real MANIAC feel or even come off as other ’70s, 80’s horror films. Green Hell maybe seem like your typical horror rape film, but it sets itself apart where it has it doesn’t need to be like other films. Its usage of the color green is played on throughout the film, which I enjoyed. We’re reminded that this is the hell our killer goes through being tormented by a beautiful woman and green for the greed of wanting to satisfy his blood lust. Green Hell is worked on by the same team that’s given us all the greats. Now remember the movie is available to pre-order, but like all the other releases when it’s done, it may be out of print, so if you’re curious on if you like it. If you’re a fan of David Hess’s films, then your probably grown up with a stronger pallet to enjoy this.

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[Review] The Obsessed, a film inspired by true events of Bjork’s stalker

[Review] The Obsessed, a film inspired by true events of Bjork’s stalker

When it comes to love, we fall hard, we fall quickly, and in some cases, we become attached rapidly. These feelings can be mutual, and sometimes they won’t be shared. It’s hard for celebrities in general due to the public eye and often having to carry an image that means they’re available for anyone, which can sometimes be unhealthy. Which is the topic of our review.

I was very honored to watch Albania’s first horror movie “The Obsessed” directed Domiziano Cristopharo (Deep Web xxx, Torment, III: Final Contagium) stars Jacopo Tomassini, Elisa Carrera Fumagalli, and Bjordi Mezini, Dashnor Cakalli and Grace (The Dog) “A body horror freely inspired to the real story of Ricardo López, Bjork’s stalker.”

The movie starts with a beautiful song sung by Susan Dibona, who does the singing voice for Grace (Elisa Carrera Fumagalli), the affection of love in question. The film isn’t so much a slow burn, but it’s just a dissection of the human spirit and mind. We watch him go through a metamorphosis of a drug addict fan to his last stage of a mad man on the brink of false affection which leads him to at this point there’s really no need for spoilers since you’re aware of what happened to Bjork’s stalker. If not here’s the link. The movie is a horror movie no argument there. In reference to the concept and the fx involved. A body horror of which the like of puppetry and amazing prosthetic. Yes, I said puppetry but don’t expect a cute song and number. Think of more along the lines of Frank Henenlotter (Basket case, Brain Damage) including a scene in The Obsessed where a penis monster instructs him to kill. No kidding.

We watch him suffer in pain from drug abuse. Jacopo doesn’t do drugs to ease the pain from reality; he takes the drugs to put him into the world he wishes to see. Where he’s beautiful, where he’s somebody of course at times, the drugs have horrifying repercussions such as “mutations” or even hallucinations. We can’t help but feel disgusted with him but also sympathy? He carries a torch for his love only to find no replies of any sort. Which in reality she just doesn’t know he exists. He grows tired and desperate as the drugs continue to get harder as well as his alcoholism.

There’s no sign of improvement, no sign of him realizing the error of his ways, just merely him wallowing in his “Grave” if you will. The grave being his home. The times he does go out, it’s just to pick through the trash. Not using it for anything but just collecting whatever he feels fit.

As stated, yes, this is a body horror movie. No over the top fx that would take away the element of the film. The film is a gritty character development that some may grow bored of, or some would be hypnotized into watching, taking it all in, watching the character grow. We don’t hate him; we don’t love him; we sympathize with those who have been through addiction and are getting help. The film latches onto us as we see him talking a pile of ooze, which was played by Jacopo or even his “mutations” into a cat and a demon. This is what I enjoyed the most watching the fx come into play because the editing is done so well it’s hard to pinpoint how it was done precisely. Of course, the movie will be released by Tetro Video. So I’m sure there will be extras for the fans.

One scene, in particular, I enjoyed where he talks to his “Father,” Jacopo decides to do some drugs and just turns into the demon he sees in the mirror. We hear his father’s voice, but only to find his face has been skinned off and Jacopo applies it back on only to hear “I forgive you” I saw this as the main actor just telling himself he forgives himself so that he can feel validated for his wrongdoings. At this point, we realize there’s no hope for him.

We see scenes of mutilation and even a view of him dressed in makeup, where he delivers a beautiful speech. Which yes can be seen as creepy, but if the feelings were mutual, I’m sure it would be different. Of course, I appreciate Domiziano shooting the scene very professional and very respectful. A movie like this is very delicate and very sensitive for some. Domiziano went out to make a movie inspired by the events of Bjork’s real stalker. He didn’t make a movie with no plot, nudity, and gore just for the sake of blood to make a quick buck. He made a movie that showcases so much more which as a fan of film you can enjoy. The film was shot on location and, at times, has beautiful backdrops and even lighting for certain scenes. Not so much depending on psychedelic colors, but just to match the mood of the character.

The film won the “Best MIDNIGHT feature” at The Nightmares film festival 2019 and also Best actor nomination for Jacopo Tomassini. Truth be told This would be a cult classic, a midnight night movie for sure. The kind of movie you watch late at night or a club while you drink saying to the bartender, How can I get this movie or can I buy off of you because nobody is going to believe me when I tell them. Watch this movie with friends, a loved one, or just show it to your fx class so they can see a work of art unfold.

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[Trailer] Flowers 02 the new film by Phil Stevens coming soon.

[Trailer] Flowers 02 the new film by Phil Stevens coming soon.

Lung came out in 2016, which was a prequel to Flowers. Fans have been wondering when correctly we’ll see another chapter for over a good year. Phil has been working day and night. Literally on this project. He is dropping little hints here and there or tidbits on what to expect. We had an idea from his previous films.

However, we didn’t expect to see what we saw with the release of the first trailer for the film. The film will be released soon, and when the chance comes up, I would suggest to pre-order it when available.

 

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III: Final Contagium. A body horror film that cuts deep on the root of evil

III: Final Contagium. A body horror film that cuts deep on the root of evil

John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, James Gunn, Stuart Gordon is what we think of with body horror. Still, you can add these directors to the list: Kai E. Bogatzki, Domiziano Cristopharo, Lucio A. Rojas, Lorenzo Zanoni with their film III: Final Contagium starring Ximena Del Solar, Chiara Pavori, Felipe Rios, Max Evans, Arianna Bonardi, Franceso Gianotti, Giorgio Agri, Rayloren Mata and Tommaso Arnaldi

The plot is about a scientist who releases a deadly virus that is spread through money.  It moves faster along with showing how we, as a society, can be around money, which proves the adage. “Money is the root of all evil.”

The film tells three stories all center around money. Now when it comes to body horror, most people would assume the usual stuff. The movie is excellent at giving the audience a story and fx that will make you uneasy. Let’s dive into the film and talk about it

The film starts with a suitcase that’s read Chilean army; this segment (Day 0) directed by Lucio A Rojas written by Lucio A Rojas and Kimena Del Solar. We then cut away to a party where two girls decide to get a guy drugged and rob him. Upon going back to his house in the middle of nowhere, the girls proceed to strip for him. The host gets excited and rapes one of the girls and gets ambushed by one of the other friends. We kind of cheer them on; however, this was their intention from the start: To rob a guy. So we still feel the need not to like them. The girls escape opening the briefcase with this toxic fume hitting them; they could care less because they just found the jackpot to end their worries. Or they start. The girls get infected, showing the results quickly. I have to admit the story was quick and straightforward, which was good because it’s not drawn out, and the fx looked terrific for such a small portion of the story. Overall it sets up the story and paves the way on what to expect.

The story continues in different parts of the world already in chaos (Gully, day#86), directed by Lorenzo Zanoni  written by Luca Nicolai. The host from the first segment is a scientist using bio weapons has the virus spread through money. The second story focuses on the sloth of a guy who just wants to be lazy with his girlfriend and not care about life. He saves an”infected” person that’s transferred to the hospital, but before going into the ambulance, the guy steals the infected money. He feels conflicted and decides to just forget about it. He informs his girlfriend he did a good deed by saving a live but still feels guilty for taking the money. This story was great. A bit drawn out, but it did help the story because, as the story progressed, so did the virus. Now, this is what I love about the story; the fx once again excellent and very creepy. We see close-ups we see prosthetic work; we see scenes not of him killing but killing those he loves with his laziness and non caring behavior. He destroys his relationship with his girlfriend and ends up in this prison of his apartment. Mutating, growing sores, body parts falling off. Think of The Fly transformation, but he’s doing nothing to fix it. The film continues like this until the very end where we see his GF come back, and she accepts it just as he took his fate.

The third film, “The Body” (day #104), directed by Domiziano Cristopharo, written by Pasquale Scalpellino, tells a story about a transgender woman who is looking for the price of beauty. Still, like all the stories in this movie, it comes with a price. She’s injected with a serum that gives her the ultimate body, but it slowly becomes infected, not by STDs but the virus. We see her touch the money that caused the whole issue. This film is very well done. Domiziano took a topical story that does affect a lot from the trans community. People are going to get simple surgeries at a low cost but only to suffer in the long end. The film was done with respect and also dignity. We feel bad for the woman who’s suffering, however, though with the virus spreading, she’s growing desperate for options such as self-mutilation and murder. Yes, we see the female victim naked throughout the movie in a physical sense, but more in a literal sense when she simply says, “I want to look beautiful” at that moment, we the viewer simply feel for her and understand her pain.

The final film “The Cabin” (day #913) written and directed by Kai E. Bogatzki The film tells a story of a father and son who are in the woods as he watches his son slowly die from the virus. The father decides to cut the wounds off with a hatchet to stop the spread; however, this makes it worse since it’s spreading. This movie may have the stereotypical feel of horror in the woods, but it doesn’t go far. No comedy, dialogue that’s not drawn out, no flashbacks. Just straight to the point, and the gore is impressive. The film ends on a down end, but honestly, with something like this, it’s bound to happen.

Overall I enjoyed this film. The directors went out to do a horror movie about an infection virus where they don’t rely on typical Hollywood film with over the top monsters, CGI that’s not needed. They used to sound old school fx, props, fake blood, snappy dialogue, an A-list soundtrack. It’s just a good movie with an exciting story line. Think of a zombie film where it ends, and you think where we do go now. Instead, it’s just people who may not be perfect want happiness, and they go to great lengths to achieve it or people who just love too much and have to sacrifice what they consider to be priceless in the end they get more than they bargained.  For more information on when to buy the movie or other films vist TETROVIDEO

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[review] The demons we find within in our “Lonely Hearts”

[review] The demons we find within in our “Lonely Hearts”

First off, this isn’t a monster movie. Of course, there’s the ending we’ll get to, but let’s talk about the film I recently saw. “Lonely Hearts” written and directed by Sam Mason-Bell and Jessica HuntA reality TV show has deadly consequences for five single people looking for romance.

Sophie Atkinson

I have to admit I’m not familiar with Jessica Hunt’s work, but watching Sam’s work, I had an idea of what to expect. Truthfully there was no disappointment on my end while watching the movie. The movie starts with auditions with the main cast. Sue Dawes, Alice Mulholland, Tyne Stewart Martin Payne, Chris Mills. We see the characters, and we don’t get a chance to love or hate them right off the back, which is good because the movie does a great job developing the characters along the way. The film progresses where the cast meets each other and becomes acquainted with one another.

Martin Payne

There are no challenges on the first night, but the alcohol plays the ultimate ice breaker for the couples. We then begin to see the inner linings of the characters, which sets up who we want to root for and who we want to dislike. Spoiler alert Chris Mills plays a great job at being an egotistical sex-crazed lousy guy.

Alice Mulholland

I might add there are a few sex scenes with Chris where the directors didn’t make it look like softcore porn or even romantic. Just unadulterated sex. Which given yes, there’s nudity, but it does add to the feel of the movie since it’s almost like a found footage we see a bright look at the characters on how they are. Chris comes off as a terrible person forcing Alice to go against her will and just ultimately give in to his demands. There’s a rape scene later with Alice that just makes Chris even worse of a person. His character mind you. Keep in mind the term “character” plays an essential part in this movie

Chris Mills

The next day the games begin, which start straightforward challenges such as skinny dipping in a freezing lake. The problem is not that aggressive, nor does it seem intense, but it does lay the foundation of the characters such as Martin being the overall good guy by not letting Sue participate, whereas Chris just heckles the other girls. The host of the show, played by Sophie Atkinson Sophie does a great job playing the neutral party for the most part until later.

Tyne Stewart

The show progresses where the challenges don’t become difficult, but we find out the TRUE characters of everyone. We feel indifferent; we feel angry, sad, and even betrayed, where characters like Martin and Sue these characters we root for and want them to win only to find out they’re not exactly great people. Yet, we forgive them. However, it’s not until we find out the ultimate end game. The host is just luring unsuspecting victims to their doom using actors to play along. Think of a killer family on a reality show, but they’re only getting paid, and it’s a network of actors being used to do what they need to get ratings.

Sue Dawes

The film might be a slow burn to some or not even be your typical “camp slasher film” however though from previous work of Sam’s I have to admit he starts slow the slow burn takes into effect where it grows and grows to the point you there’s no way to cure it. The pain develops, and the result is just you lying there, thinking you need a cold shower. The film feels real; the actor’s portrayal is too authentic to the point I was disgusted by Chris’s character and feeling bad for Martin, who suffers the ultimate loss. He’s sacrificed on camera mentally and physically abused. You have to understand his role is that a man of the cloth, so when he’s attacked using bible pages and cut apart in the woods screaming for his love’s name and help. There’s no one there to help him. The audience then feels uncomfortable and sad. It’s a horror movie none the less it’s supposed to make us feel this way most horror movies aim for that. However, Lonely Hearts pushes it to the edge with fear of how we are as people and what we do for love. The film is worth owning and worth checking out the rest of the work from the directors. 

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CAT III brutality! “The Untold Story” announced from Unearthed Films

CAT III brutality! “The Untold Story” announced from Unearthed Films

Stephen Biro has been giving fans little presents of reports. Fans have been thinking about how the man out can do himself: the Profane Exhibit, Ryan Nicholson films, along with with little teases of the future but never really spilling details. Well, Stephen Biro has done it again by releasing possibly the one movie all horror fans are going to want in their collection. Untold Story aka The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story 93′

THE UNTOLD STORY Released on beautiful Blu-ray and DVD with English Subtitles! Allegedly based on a true crime, ‘The Untold Story’ is often cited as a classic within the Hong Kong category III horror genre. -Phil Mills, Far East Films

One of the most notorious Category 3 Hong Kong films ever made, Bunman (what a title!) features everything that makes extreme HK cinema so unique: brutality, seriously dark comedy and insane energy that spills off the screen. -Martin Sandison, City on Fire

Director: Herman Yau Producer: Danny Lee Writer: Law Kam-fai Sammy Lau Starring: Danny Lee Anthony Wong Music by: Jonathan Wong Cinematography: Cho Wai-kee Edited by: Choi Hung Country: Hong Kong Stephen Biro and Unearthed Films are proud to present The Untold Story, the most notorious cat III film ever made. Stay tuned for more details on special features, artwork, interviews and more!

Due to its explicit and disturbing depictions of sex and violence involving the Wong Chi-hang character, The Untold Story was awarded a Category III rating in Hong Kong.

The Untold Story won its only nomination, with Anthony Wong winning his first award for Best Actor at the 13th Hong Kong Film Awards. One of the most talked about films in Hong Kong cinematic history, this very disturbing film would become the breakthrough film for veteran actor Anthony Wong. Wong’s performance drives this very sick film and it would earn him (rightfully) the Best Actor Award at the 1993 Hong Kong Film Awards. -World Film Geek

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Adults only Horror film “Hardgore” by A BAROQUE HOUSE

Adults only Horror film “Hardgore” by A BAROQUE HOUSE

Horror has always been my poison. A long-range of other films are also on my radar.  Art films, to quirky romantic films to even 80’s movies are my favorite. This doesn’t diminish my character in any way. I enjoy movies. However, horror is always my go-to.

Being online, I’ll research upcoming films; I’ll talk to friends or even get exclusive scoops that now, and then if I’m allowed to post about it legally, yes, I will. However, in some cases, there are just some things I can’t share. The horror community is fantastic and also very supportive. “Check out this film.” “Here’s where you need to start.” That’s some of the dialogue I’ll hear among friends and fans. One studio came to mind — a Baroque House. For the longest time, I’ll listen to friends or Adrian Baez himself promote the films. My interest became peaked. I must know more.

The films are very, very limited edition once they’re out of print, that’s it. Good luck finding them on eBay. It almost became a scavenger hunt for a movie. People had them, but no sellers. Your best bet is going to the website and buy them yourself. Luckily I was able to see a copy of HARDCORE by Akiko Janos.

My heart began to race. What exactly was I going to watch? What was the big deal of said films? Of course, my friends all said they’re amazing and so worth it. I understood I was in good hands. As the film begins, it gave a final warning to be prepared for blood, nudity, sexual acts, and that the movie is xxx. So yes, porn and horror. Although there is no penis insertion, no bodily fluids (blood), that’s it. It’s stated that the blood is real, along with the piercings.

That’s the movie honestly. No story line, no dialogue, Just a music score, some distorted voice recordings, and two women are piercing and masturbating. Watching the film, I felt intrigued, I felt captivated but nowhere near being disgusted or even bored. The girls look like  girls you would see at underground music festivals or in book stores minding their own business this adds to the film giving it that even more than real feel to it. As the viewer, you feel almost as if they made the movie for you.

A feeling of power, lust as if it’s illegal to own, but it genuinely legal and no laws are being broken. Yet watching this, you feel almost as if you were witnessing something in a peepshow.

The two actresses Kitty Dorian and Rain leave an impression which brought back memories of the times I went to real live sex shows or sex dungeons, seedy punk rock clubs where this is what it is. Art in an untouched atmosphere no apologizes, no safe space, no feeling of regret or remorse. It felt like a euphoria where in that brief moment, we can’t explain, but the world stops. We see our vision, and we accept it, we know what we want. Perhaps this is the reason you may not see the information on IMDB, big chain stores, or hear the fans spoil the movie it’s not your typical horror or porn film. To understand it, you have to view it and embrace the art work.

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Unearthed Films goes dark for their new release: Deep Web XXX

Unearthed Films goes dark for their new release: Deep Web XXX

When Stephen Biro announced that they would start a line of films entitled “Too extreme for mainstream,” Fans began to salivate at the fact that a horror studio like Unearthed Films would push the envelope even further. With films like Bloodshock, Sacrifice, Song of Solomon, the only way they could go is deeper into the flesh and blood of their work.

The second film in their line up I had the chance to watch is Deep Web xxx. Like it’s the previous film Torment, it’s only a LE, and after it’s sold out, it’s gone. No reprints, no re-issues.

So I had to jump on this release. Deep Web XXX is an anthology of short stories that get to the point and don’t skimp on the gore or uneasy as if we’re watching the videos in real life. The film starts with a guy downloading a file to access the deep web. He seems hesitant at first but downloads the file with no regret.

I won’t go into detail or even spoil the videos you’ll watch. To truly understand the degradation, the insanity of the blood lust of Deep Web, you have to see it. The film runs for about 76 minutes, which doesn’t seem like a long time, but it’s a reasonable amount of time. As stated, the stories get to the point but do seem a bit slow; however, though the story by Sam Mason Bell, which is about Drug testing has a very uncomfortable ending that made want to take a cold shower afterward. The gore in the film is up there along with the self-mutilation at times, but it’s not over the top silly or not relevant for the scene; it’s done in a way that makes us wonder how it was done or gives us a feeling we are there. Domiziano Cristopharo’s story, which is about a sex venture that ends in a very twisted way, is graphic but yet exciting? However, though it was well executed. 

The film may be too extreme for some and some, not severe enough, but overall I enjoyed the movie. There’s no cheesy titles, no moral lesson we learn at the end about life, but just a film about the deep web that is out there given it may not be real or perhaps it is. We’ll never know, and honestly, we shouldn’t. UE does the job for us by showing the dark, perverse side.

The end of the film is excellent where yes, there’s a twist, but it works well. This is a film worth owning give a fair warning that curiosity killed the cat. 

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Unearthed Films is unleashing horror anthology Profane Exhibit for next year

Unearthed Films is unleashing horror anthology Profane Exhibit for next year

Stephen Biro, the man behind the madness of Unearthed films in unleashing quite possibly the most intense, insane, and horrific film of 2020. The film Profane Exhibit! The film has a stellar cast and directors behind the anthology of horror. Directors such as Jeremy Kasten Uwe Boll Ruggero Deodato Anthony DiBlasi Marian Dora Andrey Iskanov José Mojica Marins Ryan Nicholson Yoshihiro Nishimura Michael Todd Schneider Sergio Stivaletti Nacho Vigalondo. The film also stars horror greats as Clint Howard, Caroline Williams, Eihi Shiina, Thomas Goersch and many more. If you want blood, gore and mayhem look no further than for the Profane Exhibit. The movie isn’t being released. It’s being unleashed. 

UNEARTHED FILMS TO RELEASE
THE PROFANE EXHIBIT

Ladies and gentlemen! My fellow creatures of the night! You are invited to join us on a perilous journey into the land of the damned. Please ensure to keep your limbs safely inside the speeding vehicle at all times, for what you are about to witness is a dangerous miracle of the macabre. Renowned horror movie directors from all over the world have recreated their most gruesome dreams and frenzied nightmares for your viewing displeasure. Your ticket entitles you to enjoy a surfeit of screams, palpitations, and gut-wrenching violence – the like of which has never before been seen by man or beast. Watch your step, don’t look behind you, and try to keep your eyes open because Unearthed Films is releasing…THE PROFANE EXHIBIT.

THE PROFANE EXHIBIT is one of the most anticipated manifestations of the brutal, violent and perverse. It will leave every viewer spellbound and in awe of its diabolical intent in creating new nightmares for the next generation. It showcases the collaboration of internationally acclaimed horror directors as they come together to create the most intense and extreme horror anthology ever made.

Never before have so many iconic filmmakers been involved in the same project, regardless of genre. Horror icons from literally around the world have been assembled to create a film experience that is completely unique. Amanda L. Manuel is the architect on what is likely the most daring independent horror film project to date, both in concept and scope.

Assembling an almost-surreal collection of over 100 horror icons (directors, writers, actors, musicians, etc.) Amanda’s initial vision was to present the audience with a mirror that is a reflection of mankind; a reflection of greed, lust, and revenge that embodies corruption to the core.

Each segment, and integral part of Profane, was directed and scored by titans within horror and music. THE PROFANE EXHIBIT is going to be unlike anything that horror fans have ever seen. It is horror with a message… terror with something to say, presented by Unearthed Films and Harbinger International.

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True Crime, debut novel by Samantha Kolesnik coming 2020

True Crime, debut novel by Samantha Kolesnik coming 2020

When I first saw Mama’s boy, I was blown away and wanted more from the short film. Her writing style was dark, disturbing, but as the audience, we can’t help but want more. Almost as if we’re looking through the peephole or rear window of an actual crime being committed. Samantha Kolesnik has made a name for herself as a writer and director. Samantha now has a debut novel coming out next year entitled. True Crime.

Grindhouse Press Announces January 15th, 2020 Release Date for TRUE CRIME, Debut Novel by Samantha Kolesnik

TRUE CRIME, the disturbing debut novel by Samantha Kolesnik, is forthcoming from Grindhouse Press on January 15th, 2020. “A debut with the power of a nuclear bomb. Ranks alongside Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door and J. F. Gonzalez’s Survivor.” — Brian Keene, author of The Rising 

TRUE CRIME’s synopsis reads, “Suzy and her brother, Lim, live with their abusive mother in a town where the stars don’t shine at night. Once the abuse becomes too much to handle the two siblings embark on a sordid cross-country murder spree beginning with their mom. As the murder tally rises, Suzy’s mental state spirals into irredeemable madness.” Grindhouse Press is an independent press known for horror, dark fiction, transgressive fiction and extreme horror. It is owned by author C.V. Hunt (Ritualistic Human Sacrifice, Cockblock) and is an imprint of Atlatl Press which is owned by author Andersen Prunty (Fuckness, Sociopaths In Love). Grindhouse Press is home to works by authors such as Bryan Smith, Kristopher Triana, John Wayne Comunale, Matt Serafini, and more.

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Bridge of the Doomed finishing funds campaign is live!

Bridge of the Doomed finishing funds campaign is live!

With the success of Art of the dead, which is now available on VOD and to buy. The Mahal Brothers. Michael and Sonny have done it again with the new film coming out. Bridge of the Doomed, directed by Michael Su  written by Adrian Milnes. A group of soldiers is ordered to hold a bridge during a zombie outbreak, but what lives underneath the bridge, proves to be even more deadly.

The trailer has dropped and looks impressive with amazing effects and exciting story line. This is where you can help make the film bigger. I’m personally excited Art of the Dead blew me away, so without a doubt, this one is already on my list for great films of 2020. So with your help now the film is finished but needs some help with the finishing funds. Time is of the essence with your help; you can get your name on the film, produce and even go to the premiere as a VIP. For more information, here’s the link to the campaign. If you missed the last campaign, don’t miss this one!

 

 

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