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Upcoming Horror/Sci-Fi Releases To Watch Out For

We are back again with a brand new list for you. This time focusing on Upcoming Horror & Sci-Fi Movies releasing soon.

2021 is looking to be fantastic year for genre releases. Yesterday I published 4 new werewolf flicks that have recently been released or are releasing soon. Now, I can continue with a new list of upcoming horror releases. I hope you enjoy it and find some films that you can look forward to in the near future.

IN THE EARTH

Upcoming Horror Releases To Watch Out For – In The Earth

Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Free Fire, Sightseers) is back with a micro-budget horror movie shot during the pandemic.

Not a lot is known about the plot but focuses on a woman getting lost in a forest with the woods coming to life around her.

Wheatley has been attached to direct the sequel to The Meg, the follow-up to the Jason Statham and Rainn Wilson killer shark flick!. I am so looking forward to seeing what he can do with a Meg sequel. I am sure Mr Wheatley can do a great job. But what he can do, and what he is allowed to do is two very different things.

THE SPINE OF THE NIGHT

Upcoming Releases To Watch Out For – The Spine of the Night

Who is up for some ultra-violent animation inspired by the work of Conan the Barbarian creators? The Spine of the Night gives us just that. A dark fantasy epic full of insane violence featuring necromancers and winged assassins!

SOUND OF VIOLENCE

Upcoming Releases To Watch Out For – The Sound Of Violence

A deaf woman who regains her hearing in the most unfortunate way ever: during the brutal murder of her family. She becomes obsessed with creating new sounds with vicious violence and human flesh after learning that she might be losing her hearing again.

What? This sounds unique and macabre af. I wonder what human flesh sounds like? I can’t wait to find out.

THE ARBORS

Upcoming Releases To Watch Out For -The Arbos

The Arbors has been described as a Lovecraftian sci-fi thriller. I have read some reviews and to be honest, they ain’t been that positive. I am still intrigued though, I am a fan of slow-burn sci-fi but maybe this was just a little slow for some.

There was a flick called Possum that was released a couple of years ago. It took an awful thrashing, but personally, I loved it – it was atmospheric, unnerving and creepy AF!. So yeah, bring on The Arbors

Set in a small town, a recluse locksmith finds a small creature in his house that slowly starts to grow revealing it’s terrifying true form.

MACABRO

Upcoming Releases To Watch Out For – Macabro

Another film listed as released in 2019 but it is slowly making its way to us. Macabro sounds like my sort of flick. It is inspired by the real-life murders of the necrophilic brothers of Nova Friburgo. Two brothers were accused of a string of brutal murders in the late 90s’in Brazil.

It is backed and produced by the producers of the fantastic Wagner Moura starring Elite Squad

GAIA

Upcoming Horror Releases To Watch Out For – Gaia

Directed by Jaco Bouwer and stars Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk and Anthony Oseyemi.

A park ranger encounters a father and son living a post-apocalyptic lifestyle in the woods. They have detached from society, have their own rules and their own religion. After their cabin gets attacked by strange human-like beings, she realises that there is a dangerous truth to the father and son’s apocalyptic existence.

CENSOR

Upcoming Horror Releases 2021
Upcoming Horror Releases to watch out for – Censor

From what I am reading, Prano Bailey-Bond’s directorial debut, Censor is going to be one of the greats. I have read nothing but great things about it. A British horror described as both intelligent and disturbing.

The story is about a mysterious video cassette (yay!) that communicates directly with a woman about her sister’s unexplained disappearance.

BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION

Another one that features some sort of evil VHS tapes. A video archivist comes across a series of dark and doomy pirate recordings and becomes obsessed when trying to find out the horrid truth behind them.

Directed by Jacob Gentry
Written by Phil DrinkwaterTim Woodall
Starring Anthony E. CabralRichard CotovskyJeff Dlugolecki |

WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR

The last one on the list is a documentary that explores the history of cinematic folk horror. Hey, maybe not for everyone but I love the genre and the real-life tales of madness that comes with folk horror.

This documentary has a staggering runtime of 193mins. That’s 3-hours of pure cinematic folk horror knowledge. Sign me up!

That’s it for this list. Make sure to check back soon to get hooked up with more movie and tv recommends. As always, thanks for reading.

Article by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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New Trailer For Upcoming Extreme Sci-fi horror THE VOID

 

New Trailer for brutal Sci-fi horror THE VOID

It’s been on the radar since the days of pre-production. Now, at long last, we are able to share the insane new trailer for new horror sci-fi, The Void and it does not disappoint.

The first trailer we got treated to showed us that the guys from Astron-6 are going for a very heavy practical effects movie.

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So, we can expect the special FX in The Void to be nothing less than shockingly, real looking and enough to make any gorehound cringe. It has been compared to the work of John Carpenter, and in a world overrun by digital artistry, I welcome any a The lads who made The Void are masters of their art, with serious credentials behind them. Directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kotanski have been working in the makeup FX departments of some of the biggest blockbusters in recent years. Some films include Pacific Rim, Resident Evil, Crimson Peak. Other films include Robocop (remake), Pixels, Total Recall (remake) and the hugely anticipated upcoming reboot of Stephen King’s, IT.

the_void_one_sheetThe Void tells the story of an Alien parasitic virus that is using the human race as hosts and mutating them into something horrible.

The Void is due for release on the 31st March. If you enjoy the trailer then make sure to put that date in your diary and show some support for some seriously talented indie horror filmmakers.

OFFICIAL PLOT (IMDb)
The Void (2016)

In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it’s too late.

Enjoy The Trailer
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Modern Euro Horror You Need To See PART 2

A new list of Euro Horror for you all to enjoy. I realised that I left out so many important ones in my first list, I had to get a new list rocking.

For Part One CLICK HERE 

RAW

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Starting the Euro Horror list off with the much talked about, Raw. The film focuses on 16-year-old  Justine. Her parents are strict vegan’s and have raised her  the same. Justine packs her belongings and leaves for college to pursue her dream of becoming a vet. But college isn’t all she thought it would be. The students of the college hold strange rituals with animal sacrifices. They meet at night covered in blood, and make our strict vegan perform a rare ritual which sees her eat some Raw animal liver

The next day she starts to notice changes, her body is covered in a rash and she has now got a strange hunger. Our vegan starts to realise that the more the rash progresses the more she finds herself craving human flesh.

I am really looking forward to this one. Raw is very realistic and apparently not an easy film to stomach, which is great news for fans of extreme horror.  Raw recently received the best-known publicity that any horror filmmaker could dream of: someone fainted at one of the screenings

(I think I’ll be getting this movie soon enough. a review will arrive at some point)

 

CRUEL

Euro Horror Cruel

 

I have recently learned that Cruel is streaming on Netflix U.S. I am shocked that this film has not generated more of a buzz. Cruel is a superb serial killer movie from France written and directed by Eric Cherrière.

I found Cruel to be on the strongest serial killer flicks that I have seen in some time. The film follows a serial killer called Pierre who has killed for years. He has his own set of rules that he abides by; he must study his victims, he must never use the same weapon or kill method twice.

Pierre cares for his sick father in their large apartment in Toulouse. In the basement of the apartment, there is a room that was built by his grandparents during the war. We hear Pierre boast about how not even the Gestapo could find it. Obviously, this where Pierre takes his victims to toy with, torture and then inevitably kill them in some random way.

You all have no excuse, CRUEL is on Netflix U.S. Get on it.

THERAPY

Euro Horror THERAPY

In 2014 there was a movie released called Hostile. Hostile caught my attention because it was the directorial début from a young guy called Nathan Ambrosini. When I say young, I mean it, Nathan Ambrosioni was only 14-years-old when he released his first French horror movie.

Now, Ambrosioni is 16-years-old and there is no sign of him slowing down. He was recently back the festivals with his second horror movie, Therapy

Therapy follows two cops who find disturbing footage of a family in an abandoned building. The two cops must try and figure out what has happened to the family before it’s too late.

MARSHLAND

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Probably more of a thriller than a horror but it goes on the list anyways. Marshland was released in 2014 and was on watch-list for a long time. The film is a Spanish serial killer movie that oozes a deep Southern True Detective vibe.

Two cops must find a serial killer that has murdered young women for years.  A film with all-around amazing reviews. The acting is superb, the direction is superb and the script is among the best in the serial killer genre.

It is hard not make the comparison to True Detective but I mean that in the best way possible. It just feels like True Detective and even looks like it. But the only similarities apart from the Southern feel and one of the detectives looking like Rust Cole is that there is a serial killer as fuel for the main storyline.

 

THE EYES OF MY MOTHER 

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The Eyes Of My Mother is an American-Portuguese production. The film has an even balance and switches between the English language and Portuguese (with Eng subs).

Although the film is set in America, it has to go on the list as it is one of the best directorial debut’s I have seen. I got to review this movie as part of our Fantasia International Film Festival coverage. It was one of the highlights from a festival packed full of amazing titles.

The film follows a beautiful, shy, young Portuguese woman who lives in a huge farmhouse on her own. She lost her mother when she was young to a serial killer. Her father died years later and his death is the one that pushes her right to the edge of madness.

The barn is where we usually keep animals but not in her case.. Our twisted lead character who has been traumatised by events of her younger life uses the barn for something much darker. She has been kidnapping and killing people for years. She keeps her friends in the barn, chained to walls and fed like an animal. She removes their eyes so if they ever did manage to break the chains and escape, they would have no idea where to go.

This film is very unsettling and made on a tiny budget (a huge achievement). I found there to be elements of some of the greatest horror film from over the years: movies like Audition, Martyrs, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Psycho.

WHEN ANIMALS DREAM

Euro Horror When Animals Dream

Released in 2014 When Animals Dream gives us a different kind of creature feature and something we very rarely see in Euro horror. Set in a tiny fishing village somewhere in Denmark. The film follows a teenager called Marie who is helping her father look after her their sick mother who is suffering from a rare disease,

Her mother has a strange disease that is so serious it requires her to be constantly sedated. Strange deaths start to happen across the fishing village Marie starts to realise that she has now inherited the same disease as her mother, she is a werewolf.

When Animals Dream features fantastic performances from all, especially from the teenage lead. The film’s setting is beautiful and cinematography captures its surroundings perfectly. A must for fans of a good character driven creature feature.

 

REC 1 & 2

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Ok, I know what you’re thinking…everyone has seen Rec, right?. That may be true but I feel that it needs to go the list as it was ones that I missed in part 1. Rec was such a great film, it was low-budget, cleverly shot in the found-footage pov style and just came out of nowhere and blew everyone away.

I also found Rec 2 to be a worthy contender to the first instalment. I know Rec 2 was met with a lot of mixed reactions but I loved it. I loved the twist that the infection took which gave us a fresh take on a genre that has been done to death.

Sorry that I am leaving the third and fourth instalment out of the list but they don’t make the cut. The third took the virus to a completely different place. Director and writer Paco Plaza somehow thought it was a good idea to introduce some comedy into the franchise…I could not get used to that at all.

I had big hopes for the fourth and final instalment. Overall I was let down by the approach that Jaume Balagueró took. He gave the last instalment Hollywood sort of look, and when giving it the big makeover, it also lost the simplicity and nail-biting tension that the first 2 done so well.

 

Them

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Another one that I forgot to put on the first list. I revisited the list and couldn’t believe some of the titles that I left out of it. Them follows a married couple who live in a large country in a rural part of Romania. Their quiet country life is quickly turned into a living nightmare when they are attacked bu a group of unknown assailants in their house.

The couple must try to make it through the night alive using the large country house to their advantage.

A film that was so good because it was what you didn’t see that was frightening. Them is a masterclass in terror and suspense. Not only that but it makes it even more terrifying that the film is based on a true story and something like this probably happens more often than we think.

WITCHING & BITCHING

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Witching And Bitching is a Spanish horror comedy first released in 2013. With them is one of the thieves son’s,  he gets him once a week so had no choice but to take time with him to the robbery for some father & son bonding time.

The film starts with a heist by a gang dressed as street performers (one of them Jesus). With them is one of the thieves son’s,  he gets him once a week so he had no choice but to take time with him to the robbery for some father & son bonding time.

The film has one of the best opening sequences and within the first 5 minutes of the film you just know that these guys have the humour on-point.  There was something entertaining seeing a gang, one of them dressed as Jesus and one dressed as a plastic soldier.   By the end of the robbery, we have already been treated to an impressive shoot-out and car chase..it was fun seeing a gold Jesus with a shotgun.

The comedy never leaves but the film takes a turn  and the group of thieves becomes the latest play victims of a coven of witches

The movie does get a little ridiculous towards the end, but the this is way Alex de la Iglesia intended it. If you’re familiar with his earlier work then you would know that you’d expect nothing less.


Well, folks, that is another Euro Horror post for you all. I realise there is a few everyone has seen but I had to out them on the list. It would be an unforgivable sin not to.

There will be another Euro Horror post coming in the near future but it’s time to focus on a different part of the globe.

As always, thanks so much for reading.

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Deathgasm Review & Moviehooker Exclusive Interview With Writer/Director Jason Lei Howden

Death By Dildos, Chainsaw Sodomy, And The Power Of Heavy Metal

 

Deathgasm is the directorial début from New Zealander, Jason Lei Howden and it has been rocking out to sold-out festivals around the world. Having previously worked as a visual FX artist on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Avengers (2012) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), Jason is now unleashing his instant classic heavy metal splatter-fest in cinemas and on VOD on October 2nd.

You’d be right to wonder how a movie that has yet to be on widespread release could already be considered a classic. But by outwardly paying tribute to vintage fan favourites like Evil Dead, Demons, Bad Taste (Dead Alive) and Trick or Treat while adding a twist of the wide-eyed goofiness of high concept buddy comedies like Bill & Ted or the Monster Squad, Deathgasm has all the right ingredients to be considered a modern-day-horror-comedy masterpiece in its own right.

The story revolves around Brodie (played by Milo Cawthorne). When his meth head mother is arrested (for trying to give Santa Claus a blowjob in a public area!), he is forced to move in with his disapproving, hardcore Christian aunt and uncle. Naturally, it plays out like a fish out of water scenario until he makes a like-minded friend in the form of Zakk (James Blake) and the plot gathers pace when they decide to form the titular metal band, Deathgasm.

When they accidentally open the gates of hell,  it’s up to our loser heroes to destroy the demon threat using chainsaws, car engines, anal beads, dildos and the power of metal.

It’s every bit as fun as it sounds and makes for a ton of gratuitous violence, gore and an irreverent spirit that is all too rare these days. It’s perfect entertainment for entry-level horror fans looking for something fresh and original while also pleasing for old school video nasty cronies. And even if you’re not a fan of heavy metal music, there’s so much to love about Deathgasm that you’ll still find it hugely enjoyable.

And now ladies and gentlemen, Moviehooker had a chance to ask director/writer of Deathgasm some questions for an interview. He very kindly answered all of them in full. So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, Jason Lei Howden

MH – Deathgasm wasn’t always going to about heavy metal, when did you decide to add the power of metal to the story?

JLH – The title “Deathgasm” came first, it just sounded vaguely offensive and a cool name for a splatter film. But I had no story at first, just the name. Eventually, I had the idea to write myself into the story, but myself when I was a 16-year-old Metalhead. That informed much of the imagery and comedy, as well as some of the gore scenes, adding homages to Cannibal Corpse’s “Hammer Smashed Face” and the Metallica “Metal Up The Ass” album.

MH – Tell us a bit about your young days as a metalhead in NZ and how it inspired part of the story?

JLH – There are many references and easter eggs pertaining to my days as a Metalhead, and most of them only my old friends would get. But I hope that the characters come across as authentic because I spent a great deal of time trying to get the costumes, art department, and music to reflect genuine Metal fans, especially those from the early 1990s.

MH – The music plays a huge part in the story, how did you get the bands involved with Deathgasm and did you run into any difficulties?

JLH –  I worked hard to get a good mix of genres and bands on the soundtrack and I’m really proud of the music on the film. I approached them all personally and asked them if they wanted to be a part of our low-budget Heavy Metal Horror movie. Calling Norway from a hotel phone is damn expensive.

Some told us to piss off. Some artists were really keen but their record companies said no. Then, on the other hand, we had access to some great tracks that just didn’t suit the scenes. But, in the end, I think we found the perfect mix and I owe the bands everything because THEY ARE Deathgasm. We just wouldn’t have a movie without them.

MH – How did you find your leads?

JLH – We found Milo Cawthorne through auditioning, he was my favourite from the start. Kimberley Crossman was one of our most famous actors, she was on the New Zealand hospital soap opera Shortland Street for a while. Both of the actors already have a cult following from appearing on the Power Rangers TV series. The guys behind the masks are Japanese actors, but when they take off the masks they are New Zealand kids speaking with US accents! I’m a Power Rangers fan, so I got a huge kick out of that. The cast was fantastic and they worked so hard and never complained, even when they got their asses kicked by doing all their own stunts.

MH – I heard in an interview you did when promoting Deathgasm that one of the actors brought their own severed head from a previous movie to their audition ….how much did that help with his chances of bagging the role?

JLH – Immensely! Fortunately, Tim happened to be a great actor also. But his severed head gave him an edge over the other actors. If you want to act in low-budget horror I would recommend getting all of your body parts cast and made into props. We also nicked some rubber phalluses from TV production. So cast your junk too!

MH – Deathgasm and all its gore is a tribute to the video nasties, like The Evil Dead, Bad Taste, Trick Or Treat, Demons. The centre of the story is a bromance and focuses on losers saving humanity. This reminded me of classics like The Monster Squad and Bill and Ted- was it important for you to have social outcasts as the main heroes?

JLH – In all of my film projects, the reoccurring theme is a protagonist who is an underdog, freak or misfit. It’s something I love about cinema because unfortunately, that isn’t how the real world works. The rich and privileged can manipulate and control the poor, bad people get away with heartbreaking acts of violence. Movies are my escapism from the cruelty and injustice of the real world.

Films like Monster Squad and The Goonies were a big influence. I don’t know if you could make movies like that now though, everything is so PC. The kid’s movies of the 80s were edgy as fuck. Mouth mistranslating about BSDM and drug use to Rosalita? One-Eyed Willy? I still don’t know how they got away with that.

MH – Deathgasm has an impressive amount of blood (actually shocking how much there is) – do you guys know how much fake blood you used?

JLH – We used 80 litres, which is a good amount of life-juice on camera. But Peter Jackson’s splatter masterpiece Braindead (Dead Alive) used 300 litres, so I’m still aiming to top that high-score. Maybe then he will start making splatter-comedies again! We had a great blood and gore team. Tim Wells and Storm Mccracken went all out to try and get as much grue on screen, and they did an awesome job.

MH – You also said in another interview that some of the body parts used in Deathgasm are recycled body parts from The Evil Dead remake, that is pretty awesome, tell us how that happened

JLH – Through some contacts, we approached Roger Murray at the SPX Company Main Reactor. They had a bunch of leftover body parts and appliance makeup from various projects and were kind enough to open up their hearts, and their storage container to us. Team Deathgasm is all about recycling. 

MH – Death By Dildos…tell us how our two heroes ended up battling and slaying demons using  anal beads, vibrators, and large double dildos 

JLH – I don’t remember how that even started but I was trying to write crazy gore scenes and I hadn’t remembered seeing someone impaled by a sex toy before. But days before the shoot, a producer came up to me with a few really pitifully tiny looking sex toys and I got scared. I needed them to be HUGE, sphincter-worryingly massive. So I went to this underground gay sex shop and got the anal beads and black double-ender you see on screen. I’m willing to sell them on eBay if anyone is keen. They are still soaked in fake blood.

MH – You have worked as a visual FX artist on, The Avengers and two Hobbit films, how different was it writing and directing a feature-length?

JLH – I love VFX, the tools that are available to filmmakers these days are phenomenal. But I wanted Deathgasm to be more like the films of yesteryear, with crazy practical effects. I grew up reading about the adventures of Tom Savini and Rick Baker and wanted to be a part of that world.

So in many ways, it was about relieving the stress of the long hours I had spent in front of a computer screen and spend time on set with human beings.

MH – Any news on Blu-ray, soundtrack? can we expect a limited edition Deathgasm vinyl?

JLH – We have a limited theatrical run and VOD starting October the 2nd. I believe Blu-Ray is hitting the states in early 2016, head to our Facebook or Twitter for updates.
https://www.facebook.com/deathgasmfilm https://twitter.com/DeathgasmFilm http://deathgasmthemovie.com/

I just found out that Germany is going to post convert the movie, so you can go on to Amazon and preorder Deathgasm 3D! I can’t wait to see it, those dildos will look like they are comin’ at ya!

Death Waltz records are doing the vinyl, it will be a double gatefold LP with some insane original art. Deathgasm features the most METAL soundtrack in cinema history so if you are a Heavy Metal Horror fan I would snap that up because the stock will be limited.

Deathgasm will be released in cinema’s and on VOD on October 2nd via Dark Sky Films. UPDATE: a sequel has now been announced for the near future which has the glorious title of DEATHGASM 2: GOREMAGEDDON

About Dark Sky Films

Dark Sky Films is an independent film production and distribution label founded in 2008, working with emerging talent as well as established veterans to develop, package, produce and finance feature films and episodic television projects. Representing films from some of most talented directors working today, such as Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and THE INNKEEPERS, and Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND, Dark Sky continues to identify original talent and projects to bring a vibrant slate of films to the world market, with such recent productions as WE ARE STILL HERE, DEATHGASM , APPLESAUCE and CHERRY TREE. | Follow them on twitter at @darkskyfilms

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21 Great Modern Euro-Horror Movies

A list of already released Euro horror movies. Hope you enjoy.

SHREW’S NEST

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This is a new claustrophobic horror movie from Spain.

The reviews that I have read for this movie have been really strong. It recently played at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival. It also features a performance from my favourite Spanish actor, Luis Tosar.

OFFICIAL PLOT

Spain, 1950s. Montse’s agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she lost her youth raising. But one day, a reckless young neighbour, Carlos, falls down the stairwell and drags himself to their door. Someone has entered the shrew’s nest… perhaps he’ll never leave.
Shrews Nest

Sleep Tight 

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Sleep Tight would be described best as a psychological thriller. There isn’t a lot of horror going on, but there is a serious amount of creeping which makes for some really uncomfortable viewing,

Sleep Tight stands as one of my all-time fave movies in the last ten years. The film is so simplistic that there is no need for gore or crazy special FX – or even a huge budget. The powerful script, clever camera work, and an unnerving performance from Luis Tosar are enough to send a thousand chills down your spine.

Sleep Tight is directed by {REC} helmer, Jaume Balagueró and is written by Alberto Marini (Marini has just released his directorial début called Summer Camp)
Sleep Tight (Blu Ray) [Blu-ray]

 Cannibal: A Love Story

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The film is about a man called Carlos who works as a tailor and owns an expensive shop in Granada. By day, Carlos will measure you to see what suit fit’s just right; At night, Carlos will kill you, cut you up, put you in little snack boxes and keep you in the fridge and feast on your flesh throughout his working week.

Director Manuel Martin Cuenca takes an unusual approach for a cannibal movie. Instead of having blood and guts and grossness –  he gives us a distinguished cannibal that would remind you of Hannibal Lector. There is one scene when we see him carry a female corpse to some sort of workbench (pic above). We don’t see him cut her up, but we see just how disturbed he is, as he takes a giant sniff at the freshly killed corpse, which is very creepy.

The film does have some pacing issues but overall I thought it was a great, and definitely something different and original for a cannibal movie.

Official Plot 

Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he’s also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt until Nina appears in his life and love awakens.
Cannibal [DVD]

Frostbitten

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One of my favourite vampire films. The movie would have a similar plot to that of 30 Days Of Night (although released before). There is also some comedy thrown in to liven things up a bit.

I haven’t seen this in years, maybe it hasn’t aged well, but I can remember enjoying a lot more than any other vampire movie that was around at that time.

The vampires were really well done and the FX was top-notch. 

Official Plot

During World War II  in Ukraine, 1944, the remnants of 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking are fleeing from The Red Army. Using the protection of the woods and the dark, a platoon partly made up of Swedes escapes the massacre. They seek shelter in an abandoned cabin, but as darkness falls they are attacked by vampires inhabiting a hidden crypt under the cabin.

In present-day Sweden, doctor Annika and her teenage daughter Saga are moving to a town in Lappland, so Annika can work close to the famous Swedish geneticist Gerhard Beckert. Since Lappland is located above the Arctic Circle, the polar night has begun. With one month until dawn, there are only a few hours of sunless twilight each day before complete darkness.
Frostbitten (2006) (Import)


INSIDE

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The great thing about French shocker Inside is that it doesn’t pretend to be anything else other than shocking. This is a film for the gore-hound, for the person that likes their films a bit twisted.

There is enough gore in this movie to satisfy any horror lover’s hunger.

Directors Julien Maury and Alexandro Bustillo give us a brilliantly directed tale of terror. Inside put the directors on the map.

Straight forward storyline brought to life by two brilliant performances from Beatrice Dalle and Alysson Paradis 

Official Plot

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
Inside [DVD] [2007]

MARTYRS

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I write about Martyrs so much that I feel that I should be asking for a cut of the profits.

It’s no surprise that Martyrs stands as a lot of people’s favourite horror movie from the last ten years. An extremely violent and well put together story about the endurance of pain and sufferance

Official Plot

A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Martyrs [Blu-ray]

COLD PREY I, II, III

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I thought I would just mention the 3 of these. It is a rare thing in cinema that a low-budget horror movie that spawns a trilogy, and all of them are REALLY good.

I am not a huge fan of slasher movies in general, but Cold Prey offers something unique.

Official Plot for part 1 (IMDb)

Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikael and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They are forced to take shelter in an abandoned hotel when Morten Tobias breaks his leg and their car is too far away for them to reach within nightfall. They quickly discover that the hotel was closed in the seventies due to the disappearance of the managers’ son. Unknown to them, someone is still living in the hotel, and getting home, or even surviving the stay, isn’t as easy as they believe.

ROVDYR

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Cold Prey 1 & 2 (BR)
Cold Prey/Cold Prey 2 [DVD] [2006]

Rovdyr offers nothing new in regards to storyline. We have a bunch of teens that go on the usual camping trip into the dreaded woods. They become the latest playthings for a group of mad Norwegian woodsmen, who begin to hunt them down one-by-one.


What I loved about Rovdyr was the way it is shot. The look and feel of the movie was just fantastic. It reminded me of The Devil’s Rejects with a blend of Texas Chainsaw Mmassacre

The gore is really well done – it is as vicious as horror gets. The film has some mixed reviews but I really enjoyed it. If you know what you’re going to get and you’re not expecting some really intelligent mind-fuck of a horror movie then give it a shot. I highly recommend it.

 

Official Plot (IMDb)

The summer of 1974, four young people are all ambushed and left unconscious. They wake up deep in the woods with no one around but the sound of a hunting horn.
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