[Podcast] Bride of Frankenstein (1935) – Episode 14 – Decades of Horror: The Classic Era

“Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn’t be much more amusing if we were all devils, no nonsense about angels and being good.” The Decades of Horror: The Classic Era crew – Chad Hunt, Jeff Mohr and Erin Miskell – are missing their fourth member, Joseph Perry, this week. Filling in for him is fellow Horror News Radio (and Decades of Horror: the 1980s and Decades of Horror: the 1990s) host Thomas Mariani, as we […]

“Truth or Dare” (2016): A Film For the Brave, In A Good Way

There comes a point where we all want to be entertained and are willing to watch someone else get hurt in the process in order to meet that end. Sure, we may say that it’s not real – after all, no one is certainly that stupid to try some of the stunts performed on the internet. For the ones that are that questionable to subject themselves to that type of abuse for the sake of […]

“Rupture” (2017): Slow Pacing Dulls A Quality Finish

Picture it: you’re on your way to work, going through your regular morning routine when you get a flat tire. A good Samaritan stops to help you, only to wind up kidnapping you with no explanation as you’re bound and gagged. Once you’ve arrived at your destination, several other people that have been kidnapped start to tell you that the people who’ve abducted you are going to start doing things – experimental things – in […]

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“Brackish” (2017): Run Fast, Run Far – Misses the Mark

Let me preface this by stating that I love the spirit of an independent film. Necessity (read: low budget) is the mother of invention, and when it comes to a film, one of two options presents itself: the need to dig in and get creative to achieve your ends with a small budget, or finding something that works and sticking with it because that’s what you can afford. In some cases, you’ll find a film […]

“Bad Kids of Crestview Academy” (2017) : Almost, But Not Quite – Fizzles After A Strong Start

How far would you go to uncover the truth? Would you, say, do anything you could to get into a detention session? Would you brave potentially murderous forces, including massive political cover-ups and the threat of a supernatural curse? These questions are asked by the heroine of Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, the directorial debut of sci-fi great Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate: SG-1). Bad Kids of Crestview Academy is the sequel to 2012’s Bad Kids […]

“Capture Kill Release” (2016): A Captivating Experience, A Romantic Bloodbath

Love can make you do crazy things, ranging in everything from a tattoo to an impulsive cross-country move. It’s a powerful emotion that has the ability to take you well beyond established limits, some of which are incredibly dark. For instance, would you kill someone to appease your loved one? That is the question asked by Capture Kill Release. In the latest offering of the recent tradition of found footage offerings, Capture Kill Release follows […]

“Abbey Grace” (2016): A Possession Film Gone Wrong

The loss of a parent is felt acutely no matter what the relationship between parent and child, whether it is one of loving respect and devotion or one that is more firmly rooted in abuse. The aftermath of this loss impacts the entire family regardless of age, but sometimes, external factors mark this experience as something borderline otherworldly. Such is the case in Abbey Grace, a film that chronicles unexpected events upon the death of […]