a tightly woven tale that has a highly original setting and features some great scenes of gore as the beast begins
What with him standing there like a prima donna with a violin, he was the prototype Hipster Douchebag. I know I was a crazy, you don't need to roll your eyeballs, but there was something I could feel it. A
it's a tense, claustrophobic experience as the band try to plot some kind of escape from the unpleasant company plotting their death.
Bodies of Water is a modern Gothic masterpiece, a haunting and moving story filled with rich, tender writing and an ending that manages to be both melancholic and uplifting at the same time
Straight off the bat I would like to point out that this is an exceptionally odd book, and because of this oddness
Inspired by the New York Triangle Factory Fire, which left hundreds of female workers dead, Ascent to Hell is a classic ghost story about this former sweatshop and the ghosts that are trying to escape.
But on the way they are kidnapped and abused by a sinister family of small-town psychopaths. When the girls finally escape, they decide to return to the scene of the crime and settle the score.
bleak but not as unremittingly bleak as its predecessor, and probably a more palatable version to the mainstream horror audience
All sense of sexual tension or drama is shattered thanks to a camera shot that makes the seductress look like she is suffering from a really bad case of stomach cramps.
What I am saying, after long and careful reflection, is that ‘The Girl On The Glider’ is a near essential companion to ‘On Writing’.
Director Jeremy Saulnier has followed up 2013’s hugely acclaimed revenge thriller Blue Ruin with Green Room, a tense, gruesome chiller starring Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots,
it’s fast paced, pulpy fun, with a plot straight out of a classic 80’s horror movie. It’s also a novel with great characters, some genuinely touching moments, and ultimately, lots of heart. Highly recommended.
more a coming of age self discovery story with creepy undertones rather than a horror. The ending gives enough to make watching seem worthwhile
SAM IS RETURNING HOME. AND SOMETHING SINISTER IS WAITING IN THE SHADOWS.
Striking, well-acted, genuinely believable and truly compelling, if you haven't checked this one out as yet go and treat yourself.
this officer was already putting in place the scaffolding for the Big Lie – a lie that would, in various mutated forms, haunt the victims families for 27 years.
"if there was a clause in this contract whereby you give notice to leave the agent but still end up paying them X amount of percentage for the next twenty years. "
You see the witch from page one and she appears all the time and that's the thing. She's not scary any more. It's what these people do, it's their innermost fears that's the scary part.
The story behind Cthulhu's angrier sister
"You have to keep quality control upfront and make it the most important thing in anything you do."
"This is my third visit to Scotland’s longest-running horror film festival: the first time I dipped my toes in the murky water with Spawn of Dawn"
"For as long as anyone can remember, the Clowns and Humans of Blueville have co-existed peacefully. Sure, each species thinks the other is a little weird but that's never been something to fight about"
"to reveal the sheer bloodcurdling horror of a woman born out of our most primal nightmares. "
"challenging, complex and different. I expect it's also the kind of movie that could very much divide audiences"
"a subtle ghost story that invokes a deep sense of dread by means of an evocative writing style "
"allowing the story of the Last Days to be revealed to us through the testimonies of the interview subjects."
FILM REVIEW: JERUZALEM (2015)
How many different people have I given copies of Sigler novels to for birthdays or Christmas over the years? Mmmmm. Good question. A lot.
The team who brought you Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II and You're so cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night have launched their Kickstarter Campaign for the fully independent retrospective into the making of RoboCop
Dances with Films film festival announced today that Beacon Point, the highly-anticipated science-fiction thriller from rising newcomer Eric Blue, has won a plum Friday night slot
Greener Pastures is beautifully crafted. Wehunt has painstakingly selected the very right words to paint exacting images and evoke precise emotional responses
So they did the only honorable thing to do - they cheated. They recorded the four tracks live in the studio, then piped in the crowd noise from some Texas stadium rock show.
Without any spoilers the last quarter of the film turns into a mess when it uses a well-practised cliche to give you answers to things which would have been better served had they been left alone.
Chad Lutzke is a new voice in the caverns of horror. An unassuming voice, that does not scream or holler but simple states its piece in an assured and steady tone and waits for your reaction.
Recently at Film Gutter we had the pleasure of watching and reviewing Contracted, a unique zombie movie with a strong body horror element. So, to find out more, we spoke to director Eric England
I love small press. I love the work that they do. I will continue to work with small press to release my books (if they'll have me). But I will also be publishing my own stuff, and that of a few other writers, through SWP.
As a writer, I found myself thinking ‘he’s going to run out of plot at this rate’, and then the story would take a massive narrative left turn,
This makes for an unusual and extremely morbid experience; the palpable atmosphere that pervades the game (despite its graphical and technical crudity) one of filth, of despair and suffering
Last year saw the release of Splatterpunk #7. Jeff Strand was again involved along with Adam Cesare, Kristopher Rufty and Garrett Cook! I am telling you now, this magazine is superb.
Part of the fun of watching a horror film is that you inevitably feel like you're in some degree of danger. You're not, of course, but to some extent you're usually placing yourself in the shoes of the protagonist who's looking to fend off whatever villain is at play.
Philip Fracassi is a relatively new voice on the horror scene, lurking along the fence line that marks where "traditional horror" and "Weird horror" meets.
the Yearbook is the ultimate expression of the column’s mission of “unearthing the gems of the small press”, and of bringing the work of new voices in self-publishing he has championed to a far wider audience.
Clown Wars is a brave and bombastic novel, its genre hoping narrative challenges the readers misconceptions towards genre boundaries,
TANK 432 FROM BEN WHEATLEY
On the run and with nowhere to hide, a group of soldiers and their two prisoners take cover from a mysterious enemy inside an abandoned military war tank.
This is a slow build book, but it engages the reader every step of the way. While the ending was nicely cyclical and cynical,
News of the second volume in a great anthology series
"there's a healthy dollop of bodily unpleasantness to keep you gore fans happy. And the maggots were the worst of it all"
"It is the distorted, pissed-off, bizarro love child of a man on the edge, questioning man’s inhumanity to man, questioning even the musical genre he had devoted his career to. "
" masterful collection from a writer with an incredible deftness of touch. Note perfect grasp of character, the ability to render the mundane strange with a turn of phrase"
"structurally strange, some frustrating writing tics, odd resolution - so far, so not great. So this is where it gets odd: I really enjoyed it."
"David Owain Hughes is the author of fantastic extreme horror stories such as Wind-Up Toy and White Walls and Straightjackets,"
" To many it has not only become the soundtrack to their lives - it has become a way of life."
"Very much rooted in the folklore of horror classics Rosemary’s Baby, The Wicker Man and Carrie, Cherry Tree is a welcomed addition to the genre"
"Morris perfectly judges the rhythms of the narrative, understanding when to give space for the characters to breathe,"
"Emma Dark's self-produced and directed short film SEIZE THE NIGHT has been one of the most talked about films on the independent horror scene over the past year"
I think we all have that primal side. Getting in touch with that character was a joy in preparation and in performance too. I'd recommend a holiday to animal camp to anyone!
It actually feels is if he got drunk one night and decided to cut the film strips up and glue them back in a totally random order. either that or my copy skips more than those girls in that Malcolm McLaren song Double Dutch
that point towards Mister White as a force that should be leashed and contained but the ambiguity...
The book launch will be followed by the UK PREMIERE of the second installment of the American Guinea Pig series, Bloodshock.
Please visit Simon's site where you will find an excellent mix of cartoons, that poke fabulous fun at our everyday lives.
"Sinister Grin Press was started in 2011 by Shane McKenzie and Travis Tarpley, as a place to create excellent horror in a writer friendly environment."
"It's one thing to write an entertaining zombie story that keeps a reader hooked, but it’s quite another to write a story in this genre that stands out and is memorable"