Best New Films From The Film Festivals Part 2

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This is part 2 of my top picks from recent film festivals. For part one all you gotta do is check previous posts and you’ll be hooked up with the first 3 films.

4: Reversal
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Directed by: Jose Manuel Cravioto
Written by: Keith Kjornes & Rock Shaink Jr.
Genre: Horror/Revenge/Thriller
Language: English
produced by: Dark Factory Entertainment
Premiered: Sundance Film Festival 2015

Offficial Plot
A young girl, chained in the basement of a sexual predator, escapes and turns the tables on her captor.

Moviehooker’s Thoughts
This is supposed to be hardcore. Every single thing I’ve read about this film has made me believe that this could be one of the best revenge thrillers in recent years (the lord knows, we need some more good ones). Probably not everyone’s cup of tea due to the sadistic story-line, but hey folks it’s only a film, a bunch of people set out to tell a story and shock you… and it seems that they’ve achieved just that.

Huge fan of hardcore revenge movies. In my honest opinion – you can’t have a revenge movie and not have the thing hardcore as fuck! It’s not really revenge if you ain’t hardcore, right?

Approach with caution… I’ll be approaching with a smile. Why?, cause I’m hardcore as fuck!

5: Ratter
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Written by: Brenden Kramer
Directed by: Brendan Kramer
Genre: Horror/Thriller/Maximum Creepiness
Language: English
Runtime: 80mins
Premiered at: Slamdance Film Festival

Official Plot (IMDB)
Emma, a graduate student living alone in NYC, is being watched by a stalker who hacks into the technology that surrounds her – laptop, cell phone, and other web connected devices. This obsession continues to grow as the hacker records Emma’s most intimate moments. When the thrill of watching isn’t enough, the situation escalates to a dangerous and terrifying level.

Moviehooker’s Thoughts
If we are to be completely honest with ourselves, then you’ll probably agree that horror hasn’t been the strong point of american film for quite sometime – yes there has been quite a few exceptions (I’ll not go into them). However, a new horror sub-genre seems to have been born – the Cyber-slasher?, Cyberlogical-thriller?, cyber-invasion? I like cyber-logical thriller, so I’ll go with that (copyright moviehooker 2015 lol). These films seem to have hit a nerve with a lot of people, why?, cause they’re creepy and very realistic and most of all, believable!.

Another film with astonishing reviews from all who Managed to catch it. If you’re fan this sort of thang, then you might wanna get hooked up with this.

6:Bloodsucking Bastards
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Director: Brian James O’Connell
Written by: Ryan Mitts, Dr. God
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Action/Comedy
Produced by: MTY Productions, Fortress Features
Runtime: 85 Mins
Premiered at: Slamdance

Official Plot (universe.com)
An action-packed vampire comedy that follows Evan Sanders, a dutiful employee stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful girlfriend Amanda and slacker best friend Tim. Evan’s world crumbles when Amanda dumps him and his boss hands his coveted promotion to his longtime nemesis. As office-mates start going through disturbing changes and bodies begin to pile up, Evan must find a way to stop the evil brewing amidst the cubicles, win back Amanda, and rescue his workplace pals before his life and career go from dead-end… to just dead.

Moviehooker’s Thoughts
I had the pleasure of reviewing a fantastic independent thriller/drama a couple of months back called The Living. The film starred Fran Kanz and the man gave a fine performance – as did the rest of the cast. Fran Kanz has the lead role in this feature and that alone is enough for me to want to watch Bloodsucking Bastards and the story sounds whacky and right up my street!.

Bloodsucking Bastards is currently rocking a solid 8.4 on IMDB

Thanks for reading, I’ll get the next post up in the next couple of days and that will feature another 3 picks.

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