So where to begin with the Krampus? Did you grow up with the Gremlins? Do you watch Christmas Vacation every year? Well this may just be the movie for you! So come on in and sit down and take a read. I’ll let you know what you need to decide if this is the movie for you.
When I began this project my initial idea was that I was going to explore horror anthologies as a stepping stone for young indie directors to make their mark within the genre. I felt confident about my initial research, and it shaped my first conversation on the topic, but then social media reminded me that not everything Andy believes is true. An email from a friend mentioned that V/H/S was the case of a distribution company who had lost money with some horror films to make one for a small amount and sell it for a larger amount. It was also the case of a group of friends who were bored and gathered to make a film on the cheap. This had me thinking, perhaps my argument is wrong, perhaps what I should be looking at is the business of horror anthologies. Are horror anthologies a perfect way to finance either another film project, or to pull yourself out of debt? I will explore this a bit using V/H/S 2 as my backdrop.
Psycho Cinema is the sister organization run by the hostest-with-the-mostest Faye G. They bring rarely-screened horror, sci-fi, and obscure films to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester. Join Faye’s group by clicking this LINK and prepare for the unexpected!
So, Attack on Titan came to the Alamo this week, and since I was going to see it anyway, I volunteered to review the live-action film, based on an anime, based on a Manga. I’ll talk about the film itself a little later, but first some background on the story.
Deadly falls, crucifixions, acid melted faces, flesh eating spiders, a killer seeing-eye dog, zombies, a gateway to hell… what did I just watch. Those are just a few of my thoughts after watching Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond (1981), and I’m not sure how that makes me feel. I went in to The Beyond having seen several Fulci horror films but even that couldn’t have prepared me for what I was about to endure. The story is surprisingly simple, Liza, played by Catriona MacColl, has inherited a hotel in Louisiana that just so happens to be built on one of the seven gates to hell, this is of course bad for real estate values but good for horror.
We all know from watching movies that camping can be downright deadly, and the film Sleepaway Camp does confirm this. After all, it’s tagline is “you won’t be coming home”. It was released in 1983 during the slasher movie era which consisted of fare such as Halloween and Friday the 13th, but Sleepaway Camp featured a very different type of serial killer which allowed it to separate itself from the rest of the pack. And if you’re looking for a low-budget, cheesy ’80s horror flick, this is it.