Category Archives: Independent Horror Movies

GOD’S KINGDOM TRAILER

Guy Soulsby follows up his award winning short DEVIL MAKES WORK with a new bold but bleak horror film called “GOD’S KINGDOM“.

The story follows JACK and ELLA who travel alone, taking the path less trodden. Dishevelled and dirty they keep away from people, towns and cities, off the grid. They are hiding, on the run, but from what and why? It’s unclear who ALEXANDER works for but what’s apparent is that violence is his forte, he is driven by a darker force to find the pair. It’s a game of cat and mouse, the hunter chases the hunted.

Established Films presents “GOD’S KINGDOM” a Found Studio production in association with Focus24. The film boasts a cast of well known British film and TV actors including Anthony Flanagan (The Terrors, The Red Riding Trilogy, ShamelessAlistair Petrie (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Night Manager, Rush) Mark Wingett (Snow White and the Huntsmen, Quadrophenia, The Bill) Paul Hurstfield (Dead Man’s Shoes) Jack Johns (Dog and the Elephant, Insomnia, Maigret Sets a Trap) Robert Goodman (Gangs of New York, Joan or Arc) Rod Glenn (American Assassin, Ripper Street) Amanda Foster (Fast and Furious 6, Edge ofTomorrow, Die Another Day) and introducing Leah Rhodes.

Film Website: – “GOD’S KINGDOM

Vimeo Link: – “GOD’S KINGDOM

Short Horror Movie Review – Gimme Head: the Tale of the Cuyahoga Valley Bigfoot

Short horror movie review of Gimme Head: the Tale of the Cuyahoga Valley Bigfoot. Above is the 15 minute short for the film. Many scenes that parallel the story line were cut, but the story line itself remains intact. The full movie is 38 minutes long.

Safe to say, this film is not the best Bigfoot and horror comedy around. Serving coffee in empty mugs in a coffee shop almost killed me! In retrospect, it actually adds to the film’s badness in a good way, although a scene in a bar with real beer would have been better and naughtier. The boobs in the 38-minute version were real (and nice!), but three sets were cut in the 15-minute version here. Beyond the boobs, the bear head cookies looked really delicious!

Given all the badness in this movie, including bad acting, I am kind of disappointed that Bigfoot didn’t get to blow someone’s head off with a fart or two.

If you’re into bad horror comedy, you will love it and probably rate it 8/10.

Producer & Director, Logan Fry: “I may be biased, but story-wise, I think “The Tale of the Cuyahoga Valley Bigfoot” holds up well when compared to such celebrated films as “Nightbeast,” “Schlock,” “Plan 9 from Outer Space” and “Robot Monster.””

“There’s plenty not to like about the film, but I hope there’s some good to it too. Even if it’s just mindless fun late on a Saturday night with beer and chips. Those are the times you don’t want to be watching “Cloud Atlas” or “Arrival.””

“The coffee shop was a last minute deal that I had to get when the one we had lost their lease. It was way too small, but I should have had a PA to keep the set clean. It’s terrible: film gear and wardrobe in the background, the police officer’s jacket hanging on a tree in the corner! I hope someone sees those other things, but the movie is so bad it’s funny.”

“I fan reviewed at least three Don Dohler movies on Rotten Tomatoes, and one of the things that made his movies so good was that they were so bad. He was a cult hero in his time.”

Bigfoot

Logan Fry – Producer & Director

Newcaster has a moment

Audience Akron screening

Short Horror Movies Rating: 5/10

Short Horror Movie Review: The Water Boatman (2017)

Short Horror Movie Review: The Water Boatman (2017)

Short Horror Movies Rating: 7/10

Short Horror Movie Review: I Baked Him a Cake

A Short Review of I Baked Him a Cake

By Paul Maritz

I Baked Him a Cake, written and produced by Samantha Kolesnik and directed by Vanessa Ionta Wright, is a short horror film of exceptional high quality. 

Lenora – Daddy’s  little girl. 

The story, the score (music), the cinematography, the special effects, the actors and more came together to deliver what can best be described as an atmospheric masterpiece. Lillian Gray, starring as “Lenora” – the young girl who prepares for her father’s birthday in trying circumstances (the narrative) – and Fleece, starring as “Mother,” both deliver a convincing performance.

I Baked Him a Cake – Official Poster.

“The film was adapted from a short story by Samantha Kolesnik, which was published in the Spring 2016 issue of Hypnos Magazine. Ross Childress, former lead guitarist for Collective Soul, composed the score for the film. Henrik A. Meyer was the Cinematographer. All special effects were practical, and were done by special effects artist Nadine Al-Remaizan. The sets and art design were by Emily Chomuik, and the film was edited by Brandon Taylor. Samantha Kolesnik and director Vanessa Ionta Wright also collaborated on 2017 horror release Rainy Season (www.rainyseasonmovie.com) which is hitting festivals now, and they both co-founded the Women in Horror Film Festival (www.wihff.com).”

A monthly affair – business as usual?

I don’t wish to get too deep into it here, fearing that I might spoil it for those who haven’t seen the full film – 5 minutes of horror heaven. I will add this much: “Is there anything stronger in this world than a mother’s love?”

A convincing performance by Fleece (“Mother”) and Lillian Gray (“Lenora”).

It is my sincere wish to see I Baked Him a Cake end up as a feature film on the big screen – to expand, to fill in the blanks, to give women in horror the recognition they deserve, but perhaps most importantly, to send a clear message out there: A strong woman will fuck you up!

Can you have your cake and eat it too?

I feel comfortable to give I Baked Him a Cake a rating of 8/10.

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Short Horror Movies Rating: 8/10

Indie Horror Funding: Dreaded Light

A new film written and produced by Mark MacNicol more info at markmacnicol.com

Indie Horror Funding: Preacher Six

Support the making of independent horror movies (indie horror). Make a contribution to the funding campaign of Preacher Six.

Source of Image: gofundme

£8,050 GBP raised by 141 backers – 4 days left!

This is a call to all fans of horror across the globe to support Antony D. Lane’s indiegogo campaign to acquire the finishing funds for his 10 year ‘INVASION OF THE NOT QUITE DEAD‘ project. Give homage to old school no cgi horror by supporting this indie horror campaign.

I see a whole army of horror fans in defiance of anti-horror terror. Come to support this campaign as free horror fans, and free horror fans you are. What will you do without horror? Will you support this campaign or die in your beds many years from now, regretting the decision not to support this epic indie horror film project?

Don’t bypass this opportunity to help make history. Let’s show the world that were not quite dead yet!

‘Invasion of the Not Quite Dead’ indieGOGO update video – To inspire all CREATIVES

“Friday to me has always been about inspiring others… which is why we have on twitter the #FF, so I wanted to do a video that celebrates us hitting 100 BACKERS… but also to give something back to those who need a little pick me up, because fighting for your dreams can be very hard work, so if this video can just inspire one person today, then I will be very happy…” – Antony D. Lane.

Alone In The House – Short Horror Film

Alone In The House – Short Horror Film

Synopsis: What would you do if you were home alone in the middle of the night and heard banging at your closed bedroom door? Emma is paranoid from hearing strange noises while alone in the house. When no one believes what you hear, how do you cope with your own fear? Production: This film was produced in 14 weeks from concept to screen. One of the main challenges was finding a big enough house where horror films typically take place in. House sizes are very small in London so we ended up using a refurbished spacious Victorian house in Lincoln! Equipment: Sony A7Sii. Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 & 85mm f1.8, 55mm 1.8, 35mm 2.8 lenses. Kooletron DSLR slider. Aputure lighting kit. iPhone. Monopod. Tripod. Sennheiser MKE 600. Rode boom pole. Sennheiser headphones. Cast & Crew: Emma – Geena Marshall Kevin – Alexander Doddy Production Assistant – Zac Grego First Assistant Director – Raees Gillani Original Music By – Oliver Gibson Jazz Soundtrack By – www.bensound.com Visual Effects – Jake Jay Eden Written By – John Cowdell Directed, Produced and Edited By – Shanil Kawol Social: Subscribe – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeqky0tc84Ezl0CYMW3xKkA Website – http://kindsense.co.uk/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KindsenseUK/

Short Horror Movies Rating: 6/10

Skins Stars on the Run After Art Heist

Skins actors Ollie Barbieri and Klariza Clayton reunite in thriller/horror in Blood Money, a film in which five friends begin to turn on each other after an art heist gone wrong.
 
Having remained largely out of the spotlight since his portrayal of the socially inept teenager ‘JJ’ in the 2nd generation of Skins, the 25-year-old Bristolian now returns to screen as the wily and sharp-witted ‘Reese’ in the tense psychological thriller Blood Money, available on iTunes this month: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/movie/blood-money/id1185127988?mt=6
 
Ollie and Klariza are just a few of the old Skins clan to make recent appearances on the big screen, along with Dev Patel (Lion), Jessica Sula (Split) and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out).