No, not The Food of the Gods. Feed the Gods. It’s a new film from XLrator Media that is hitting VOD November 25th and DVD on January 7th. Today, we have a look at the poster and trailer.
Shawn Roberts of the Resident Evil film series and George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead stars in the film for writer-director Braden Croft.
“Netflix Horrors” is a regular column in which Shock Till You Drop alerts you to the latest genre titles to hit the VOD service. For all previous updates, click here. Keep in mind, of course, that Netflix rotates titles or pulls them – sometimes they’ll reappear at a later date so if you’re sifting through previous updates and cannot find a title, it may have very well been pulled.
Darknet is available as of today. This is the anthology horror series about a website called “Darknet” that connects a series of terror tales. The series is adapted from the cult Japanese television series, Tori Hada, by Vincenzo Natali (Splice, Cube) and Steven Hoban (Black Christmas, Ginger Snaps).
I love clip reels. If you get the right editor and he or she combines it with the right rhythm and music, you have something highly entertaining, and possibly supremely gory (depending on the subject matter), on your hands.
That said, I wanted to bring your attention to a handful of awesome clip reels that were edited by James Branscome for Beyond Fest, which took place last month in Los Angeles. These themed montages played before select films and they usually brought the house down.
Branscome posted his most recent montage, An Eye for Horror, today. There’s also: Cannibal Chunk Blowers, In a Flash of the Blade, Dummy Drops, and Monster Mash.
Late Phases, Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s English-language directorial debut, now has a trailer, courtesy of distributor Dark Sky Films.
Bogliano previously helmed Penumbra, Cold Sweat and Here Comes the Devil.
Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it.
Is it scary? No. Is it occasionally startling? Occasionally, but it’s so focused on getting that startle that it gives up on anything approaching suspense.
It all starts off well enough when young ingénue Debbie (Henning) suddenly and surprisingly hangs herself in her living room. As catalyst, it’s a good one. The idea of something from the outside taking over your motor control and forcing you to self-harm is both viscerally and existentially horrifying (particularly if the victim is aware of what is happening to them). It also allows for the introduction of Debbie’s friends without much of the meet-cute and knowing cleverness which has been thrust on the teen foci of horror films since Scream. Debbie’s friends are devastated by her death and in their attempts to grieve they talk to each other like real human beings at not characters from a John Hughes film. It gives weight to their bond which is vital to making their deaths exert any sort of feeling on the audience beyond the thrill of the moment.
The things you find on Instagram… The prints you see via our gallery here have been popping up in my feed, so I had to track down the artist and see what they were all about.
The man behind illustrations is Gabrial Hernandez of Worthy Enemies. He has reimagined some of the big contemporary icons of our time like Leatherface, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Pennywise and Michael Myers. Prints of these bad boys are going to be made available via the Worthy Enemies site here. Right now, they’re just listed as “coming soon” but keep your eyes peeled!
The (very belated) “death” of the T-800 in The Terminator (1984) – I know this is not strictly a human death but it lingered in the consciousness long after the film had finished.
I saw the film on VHS in 1986 and had NO IDEA what the story was about or even if the guy from Conan The Barbarian was gonna play a good guy or a bad guy (NB – back then, it took anywhere from a year to 18 months for a cinema film to come out on video in the UK).
The buzz surrounding The Canal is pretty strong. And because Shock played a hand in bringing this UK supernatural thriller to the U.S., I just wanted to remind you the film is now available on VOD via iTunes, Amazon and other select avenues. In fact, the film recently cracked the iTunes top 20 horror films, which is pretty fantastic for our first theatrical release with The Orchard.