Posts Tagged "2014"

The Creep Behind the Camera (2017)

Before I get into the review proper for this one it’s important to point out that this film is based on the making of The Creeping Terror. For those that don’t know (I didn’t), the Creeping Terror was a super cheap monster movie released in 1964 and quickly forgotten until in 1993 Mystery Science Theater […]

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Cub (2015)

Deformed Killer in the Woods. It’s a genre that has endured for decades within the horror world and has never fully gone away. There’s something primal about something or someone hunting you in the wilderness. It’s a good trope that has more often than not been treated terribly. We’ve all watched far too many films […]

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Reckless (2014)

I’ve said it before, Scandinavia and the Germanic countries are doing fantastic work in the dark thriller sub genre. Whether it’s a crime film or a detective movie, they’ve got the gritty, grim, and satisfying vibe down to a science. Reckless is no different. Reckless is about two guys who kidnap the daughter of a […]

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The Treatment (2014)

Recently there’s been a growing number of grim, very well made, neo noir/thriller/crime films coming out of Scandinavia and Dutch/German regions. The films are often extreme but not in a exploitative way. They’re just harder edged and more fearless than their American counterparts. Take the Treatment for instance. In tone and in style it’s very […]

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Alternative Movie Posters (2014)

Genre fans of every stripe often lament the lackluster posters that have dominated the movie marketing world for a couple of decades now. True, some movie posters have been fantastic in the past few years but others are barely worth looking at (wtf was up with the Jurassic World poster?). Today, most folks jump straight […]

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Creature Feature: Nature Turned Nasty In The Movies (2014)

Growing up as movie obsessed youth I cut my teeth on Harryhausen dynamation epics, action movies, and whatever monster flick my folks would let me put my hands on. As I grew older I moved on to more grotesque films and pursued the goriest of the gory and the most over the top action films […]

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Web Junkie (2014)

Web Junkies is a documentary about a Chinese internet addiction rehabilitation camp in Beijing. According to the documentary the Chinese government has determined that internet addiction is a mental disorder (the first nation to come to that conclusion) and have built over 400 rehabilitation centers for teenagers suffering said addiction. We’ve all read the news […]

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Skinless (2014)

A few years ago I was checking out the dvd section of an awesome record store when I stumbled up on the Puppet Monster Massacre. It was cheap and so am I, so I took it home and was very entertained. Sure, we’ve all see Meet the Feebles so the idea of a gory puppet […]

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Come Morning (2014)

I believe that when it comes to making a film on a budget, the smartest method is to tell a small story. I’ve seen countless films ruined by their lack of budget because the film maker had a vision and had to execute it even if there wasn’t enough money to do so. Small stories […]

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Eurocrime (2014)

Eurocrime is a subgenre of Italian film that usually only serious film fanatics ever dig into. Usually it’s horror fiends that start to dig into some of the other films horror guys did (notably Umberto Lenzi and Lucio Fulci) and suddenly they’ve stumbled onto something almost no one has heard of outside of Italy the […]

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