Category Archives: Indie 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

Shaun Hart’s Controversial Film Del Playa Creates a Monster this July 21st

LOS ANGELES, CA (Tuesday, July 17, 2017) Terror Films is set to release the indie thriller DEL PLAYA across multiple digital platforms in North America on Friday, July 21st.  

Del Playa Stalker Still

The film’s story follows Matthew (Alan Ayala), who is routinely abused by his stepfather.  He has a crush on  Claire (Devon Barnes), during high school. His love for Claire rides a fine line between persistence and obsession. And when, Matthew is jumped by her boyfriend, things turn violent.  Five years go by and Claire discovers that her high school stalker has returned for her.

Del Playa Shaun Hart Movie Poster

The film has been surrounded by controversy from the moment the filmmakers released a trailer on YouTube in 2015. There were claims made by several people, who saw the trailer, that the movie was based on college student Elliot Rodger. In 2014, Rodger killed six other students and wounded 14 others, in Isla Vista. Then, he killed himself. The controversy became so heated that a petition was created on Change.org by a former UCSB student, garnering approximately 30,000 signatures. The petition was a protest of the film. Meanwhile, major publications such as Variety and The Huffington Post reported on the controversy.

Writer/Director Shaun Hart admits that, while there may be similarities to the actual events that took place in 2013, this story is not based specifically on that incident.  “I was completely blindsided by the Elliot Rodger story – another devastating tragedy in a long lineage of mass shootings,” Hart says. “The only difference for me was that I lived on that street where Elliot’s rampage ultimately ended. ”

Del Playa Hostage Shaun Hart Still

When asked about his motivations regarding making the film, Hart said: “storytelling is powerful. Being a filmmaker, I began to put the question – why does this keep happening year after year? – into a story because I believe that’s a way that we can learn. We have to come to grips with the fact that – as a society – something is changing. There is a very real darkness descending on our country that is more frightening than any imaginary monster we can manufacture in a horror film.  That’s what this film is about.”

As part of his effort to be socially responsible, Hart has decided that a portion of the film’s profits will go to Arts for Humanity! Arts for Humanity! is a non-profit based in Santa Barbara, California. Founded in 1997, this group empowers low income at-risk youth, people with disabilities and the elderly through participatory performing and visual arts programs. They bring opportunities in the creative arts directly to marginalized community members through art programs that are provided to social service agencies through Santa Barbara County.  

Del Playa Matthew Alan Ayala Beating Still

Terror Films will release the film across multiple digital platforms, in North America. The film will release in the U.S. and Canada. Digital pPlatforms hosting the release include: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play/You Tube, Sony PSN, X-Box, Vudu, Steam, Vimeo On Demand, Roku (Free Flix Tonight, 24 Hour Movie Channel, Free Grindhouse Flix Tonight), I Bleed Indie, Tubi TV and many others.  Automatic Entertainment, the distributor’s official foreign sales partner, will begin introducing the film to foreign buyers at the AFM this November.

The genre distributor has released several stills, the official poster and trailer leading up to the film’s July release. All of the items are available now!

The official trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTXVAiNJw1s

More information on Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net

Or: https://www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

For more information on Automatic Entertainment: www.automaticent.com

 

Short Horror Movie Review: Internet Famous | Short Horror Film

Short horror movie review of Internet Famous.

Synopsis: 

An amateur “Let’s PLay” YouTuber finds something more on his channel than let’s play videos of himself.

Written & Directed by Jordan Hudecz
Starring Andrew Cusimano, NIkki Burrage, and Jordan Hudecz
Edited by Jordan Hudecz and Andrew Cusimano

Short Horror Movies Rating: 8/10

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.

Support the film. Help to spread the word:

 

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

Short Horror Movie Review: Babysitter 2 – Venganza

Short Horror Movie Review: Babysitter 2 – Venganza

Short Horror Movies Rating: 7/10

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!