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The Perfect House

Ugh, anthologies are like SO over, you guys. Totes. And yet, people keep doing them. “The Perfect House” came out this past July as a release from Wild Eye Releasing and once again reminds us of how badly we need some original horror stories on the scene. 911 more words

American Indie

American Mary - Review

“What I Imagine Bill Cosby’s Fantasies Are Like.”

I have to admit that I approached Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska’s American Mary with more than a little bit of reluctance.   345 more words

Movies

The Cohen Case Files: Captivity (2007)

Story and Screenplay Co-written by Larry Cohen

Since I’ve begun writing about films in which Larry Cohen was involved, I have largely refrained from doing any research into what went on behind the scenes of the productions. 1,007 more words

Larry Cohen

Fortune's Rising by Sara King

I’ve read a couple of Sara King’s books now and what readers can expect is: a LOT of pages, violence, heavy torture, everyman characters who have heart but not brains, oppressive regimes, silly romance, and fluid storytelling. 721 more words

Sci Fi

It Follows, Funny Games and Torture Porn: Should we care about the characters in Horror?

Something that most horror films struggle with is getting the audience to care about the characters. This is especially true for the Slasher sub-genre, since we know that most of the characters are simply there to provide their body as canvas for a spectacular death scene. 1,505 more words

Turistas (2006)

I picked up Turistas second hand while I was out trying to replace some movies I lost while moving. I’d heard of it before, but hadn’t seen it. 648 more words

Review

Martyrs (2008)

First published by Film4

Synopsis: Pascal Laugier’s controversial second feature is an ultraviolent revenge thriller with a brutally transcendent twist that makes uneasy witnesses of us all. 572 more words