[Review] The Endless (BIFAN, 2017) – by Joseph Perry

Joseph Perry joins Doc Rotten to discuss The Endless from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Joseph caught the film at the Bucheaon Internation Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in Bucheon, South Korea recently. The film also played at the Fantasia International Film Festival (July 12 – August 2, 2017) in Montreal, Canada and again at the upcoming Popcorn Frights Film Festival (August 11-17, 2017) in Miami, Florida. Listen below to hear Josephs thoughts on the film and the talented directors.

The Endless 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

THE  ENDLESS  is  the  story of two brothers who return to  the  deal cult from which they fled a decade ago, to find that there might be some truth to  the  group’s otherworldly beliefs.

 Directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Screenwriter:  Justin Benson

Cast: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Tate Ellington, James Jordan, Shane Brady and Kira Powell

Producers: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Thomas R. Burke, David Lawson Jr. and Leal Naim

TRT: 111 MIN

The Endless also won the top prize at BIFAN, the Best Of Bucheon prize.

Justin (played by Justin Benson, LEFT) // Aaron (played by Aaron Moorhead, RIGHT) Photographer: William Tanner Sampson
Justin (played by Justin Benson, LEFT) // Aaron (played by Aaron Moorhead, RIGHT) Photographer: William Tanner Sampson
Aaron (played by Aaron Moorhead, LEFT) // Justin (played by Justin Benson, RIGHT) Photographer: William Tanner Sampson

Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry fell in love with horror films as a preschooler when he first saw the Gill-Man swim across the TV screen in "The Creature from The Black Lagoon" and Mothra battle Godzilla in "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.” His education in fright fare continued with TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits," along with legendary northern California horror host Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features." His love for silver age and golden age comic books, including horror titles from Gold Key, Dell, and Marvel started around age 5.

He is a contributing writer for the "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" and “Drive-In Asylum” print magazines and the websites Horror Fuel, Diabolique Magazine, The Scariest Things, B&S About Movies, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Uphill Both Ways" pop culture nostalgia podcast and also writes for its website. Joseph occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right.

A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.