The Shed 2019 Review

The Shed 2019 Review

The Shed is a phenomenal movie that features a lot of suspense thrills and dread amongst its characters that is reminiscent of Rivers Edge. Jay Jay Warren is flat out awesome as Stan he carries the movie with a demanding emotionally driven role that is stunning to watch.

After the death of his parents, teenager Stan is living with his strict grandfather in his farmhouse and life isn’t exactly going great. The girl he fancies at school is now hanging out with the school bully, Marble, who just so happens to torment Stan and his mate Dommer on a near-daily basis. So when he comes home to find something or someone lurking in his grandfather’s shed, he sends in the dog to go get it with bone-crunching consequences. Freaking out, he has no choice but to tell his abusive grandfather Ellis who decides to venture into the shed and sort it out himself despite Stan’s pleas. As you can imagine, this doesn’t end well for Ellis and suddenly Stan finds himself more alone than he’s ever felt. Unable to tell the authorities, as that would result in him being taken into care or back to borstal, he’s stuck with a ticking time bomb in his shed that he must conceal whilst trying to cover the fact that his sole guardian has been ripped to shreds.

The cast is really good here, with very few bumps along the way. Sure, it isn’t a perfect movie but it is recommended especially if you have ever read the book called A God In The Shed. It’s a cool little flick that goes a long way.

3/5 stars.

The Fare 2019 review

The Fare Review 2019  
The Fare is a new movie from Dread Centeral it plays off like Chasing Amy meets Twilight Zone. It is a really cool movie to watch if your a fan of science fiction and Romance. 
Gino Pesi gives a star turning peformance as Harris. Gino is really chairsmatic here as the cab driver. The way the movie plays out its like he is stuck in own pugatory. 
As he keeps meeting Penny(Brinna Kelly) over and over again and she pleads with him to remember her next time. 
Brinna Kelly also is really screen comanding in this film there hasn’t been many great science fiction romance films in a long time The Fare makes up for the missteps of the genre. 
I do want to warn audiences however it is a slow burn but if you like films like A Ghost Story you should really dig The Fare a lot. 
It’s a film your rather going to get a lot from or very little. I’m one of the people that got a lot from viewing The Fare. 
The synopsis is as follows for The Fare: 
When a charming fare named Penny climbs into his taxi cab, Harris, her world-weary driver, finds himself engaged in the only kind of courtship he can have with a passenger — one that lasts as long as her trip. That is, right up until she disappears from the back seat without a trace. When confusion gives way to reality, he resets his meter and is instantaneously transported back to the moment when she climbed into his cab. As he and Penny find themselves trapped in an endless nighttime cab ride, with only each other for company, secrets will be revealed, truths will come to light, and Harris’ entire life will be changed forever
Final grade:
4/5

Primal 2019 Review

Primal 2019 Review

Primal is a new movie from Lionsgate starring Nicholas Cage in top form this brings back us back to his career redeeming role in Mandy last year. There is now chewing up the scenery that he is infamous for. Here in Primal he is pretty much grounded and for those who like his adventure films like Con-Air will love this film. There are some horror elements to keep the genre fans interested in this film. Kevin Durand plays a dangerous killer named Richard and he plays it like Silence of The Lambs here which is why I think horror fans can let this be a popcorn movie and pure entertainment they can really like this film because Kevin Durand is really special here. Michael Imperioli has a great small part in this film as well most know him from his star turning role on HBO’s The Sopranos.

Famke Janssen is also a real treat to watch in Primal it’s probably her most entertaining role in a really long time.

The synopsis is a little bit of a run of the mill typical adventure film.

Hunter and collector Frank Walsh expects a big payday after bagging a priceless white jaguar for a zoo. But the ship bearing Frank’s precious cargo has another predator. A political assassin facing extradition to America.

There’s something about the casts chemistry to keep this thing afloat.

5/5 stars

Jason Goes to Hell documentary: Hearts of Darkness: The Making of The Final Friday indiegogo going strong.

The Final Friday the 13th Jason Goes To Hell documentary “Hearts of Darkness: The Making of The Final Friday”

Over the years, Jason Goes To Hell has divided fans of the Friday the 13th franchise and has since gained a cult following. Adam Marcus, Allie Rivera, TJ Bowser and Nick Hunt have been really hard at this campaign, which began last month and is ending in 25 days.

Their main focus on making this film is to tell the untold story of why a major studio would let a first-time director direct the biggest horror franchise in film history and allow them to kill Jason in the first 10 minutes of the film.

Our friend Adam Marcus, the director of Jason Goes To Hell, recently launched a campaign for a documentary for Jason Goes To Hell The Final Friday, the most controversial installment of the franchise. It is now sitting at 68% funded, which is an impressive achievement, but we need your help to get it completely funded. There’s plenty of amazing perks that diehard Friday the 13th fans would love, including one-of-a-kind Bill Hunt-drawn pictures exclusive to the campaign, the iconic Jason is Dead 2 for 1 Burger sale sign, a custom Diana Kimble doll and other exclusives to the campaign. Also, a really amazing perk is the ultimate Hock stand, as well as an incredible dagger replica from the film.

Whether you’re a fan of the film or not, Adam Marcus has said that he is not making a fluff piece. There will be honesty in the documentary that will make him cringe. It will be the perfect documentary whether you’re a fan or not.

$10 dollars will help the Indiegogo campaign a lot!

Here is the link to the Indiegogo campaign.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hearts-of-darkness-the-making-of-the-final-friday#/

Eegah Blu-Ray Review

Eegah Blu-Ray Review

Eegah is a 1962 schlock theater type horror movie that is best watched with a group of people like The Room and Velocipastor it’s a wild ride that even Mystery Science Theater 3000 had to get in on in its hay day. It has to be seen to be believed it was made with the rebel without a crew style that made Robert Rodriguez famous and paved the way for Drive in horror films that became our favorites so now we take a look back on Eegah that tells the following storie.

After Roxy Miller (Marilyn Manning) encounters enormous caveman Eegah (Richard Kiel) while driving down a remote California road, her writer father, Robert (William Watters), heads out to the desert to prove his daughter’s claims are true. Once there, Robert is knocked unconscious and trapped in Eegah’s cave, where he gains some insight into prehistoric life. But, when Roxy and her boyfriend, Tom (Arch Hall Jr.), come to rescue Robert, Eegah grows fond of the girl and refuses to let her leave.

Now yes this is a movie you should know what to expect when there’s a mystery science theater 3000 episode on it so take it as it may it is actually quite enjoyable the 4K restoration is phenomenally well executed the color just pops off the screen now I had the privilege of watching this off my 75” Inch Samsung QLED TV and it was just incredible eye popping visually on this Blu-Ray release.

The sound however has its struggles throughout dipping in and out at some points of the transfer though I cannot fully fault the studio on that it was probably filmed that way and that was the best they could do with such a shoestring budgeted film like Eegah I really did have fun watching this late Saturday night it was really a blast to see it for the first time on this format.

The Special features included

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode

A retrospective interview with Arch Hall Jr where he talks about keeping the film inside the family and how his family members made cameos throughout the film.

Also an retrospective interview with Joel Hodsson where he takes a look back at the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode and talks about meeting Arch Hall Jr.

Overall grade for the Blu-Ray release

5/5 stars

Adopt a Highway 2019 Review

Adopt A Highway 2019 review

Adopt a highway is the new movie from Jason Blum. It starts Ethan Hawke as an ex convict it is surreal to see Ethan Hawke in this role it is his performance of a lifetime. It is so heartwarming as it is depressing and tragic all at the same time it’s really hard to pull a movie like this off button cast and crew of adopt a highway really signs in this production it has a short runtime of 75 minutes as well and for them to tell a story with that little time as impactful as this is, is just masterful. If this movie does not get a whole lot of award nominations I would be very surprised. This is just a showcase of Ethan Hawke’s talents that hasn’t been this good since Training Day. This probably won’t get a huge to get recognized by the Oscars but I’m sure the Golden Globes won’t shy away from this movie.

Synopsis:

When an ex-convict finds an abandoned baby in a dumpster, he gains a new lease on life, deciding to dedicate himself to making sure the child has a good life.

Final grade:

5/5

Inherit The Viper January 10th release

Starring Josh Hartnett and Bruce Dern Inherit The Viper is getting a of demand and digital release January 10th 2020. It also boosters a cast featuring Chandler Riggs Margarita Levieva and Owen Teague.

For siblings Kip (Josh Hartnett) and Josie (Margarita Levieva), dealing opioids isn’t just their family business—it’s their only means of survival. When a deal goes fatally wrong, Kip decides he wants out. But Kip’s attempt to escape his family’s legacy ignites a powder keg of violence and betrayal, imperiling Kip, Josie, and their younger brother, Boots (Owen Teague), in this searing crime-thriller that builds to a shattering conclusion.

Directed by Anthony Jerjen and written by Andrew Crabtree.

On Demand / Digital – January 10, 2020

Red Letter Day 2019 Review

Red Letter Day 2019 Review

Red Letter Day is a new movie brought to us by Dread Central who knocks it out of the park with a look inside of an exclusive Purge what would you do if you got a red letter and were forced to kill someone? Would you do it? Could you do it? How would you react?

Those are the many questions answered in this film that is a mix of “The Purge”, “The Oath” and “Assassination Nation” that will be every genre fans wet dream mixed into one hardcore horror smoothie that will go down smoother than a mixed drink.

The performances are what help this movie elevate its premise that has been tried and true for the past five years in cinemas ever since The Purge has been released. It is really nice to see a fresh and low budget take on the tale however and see it executed(no pun intended) to high thrills and a great time.

Synopsis:

While adjusting to a new life in a quiet suburban community, a recently divorced mother and her two teenage children receive mysterious red letters instructing them each to kill or be killed.

Final grade:

3.5/5

Paradise Hills 2019 Review

Paradise Hills 2019 Review

Paradise Hills is a doozy of a film that stars Emma Roberts in a commanding role and she delivers in a huge way. This is in the vein of films like Midsommar and The Wickerman all mixed in with the classic tv show The Prisoner.

Awkwafina is a scene stealer and a pure knockout in her part that will for sure possibly get her more horror and psychological parts. The most surprising actress in this movie is Milla Jovovich coming hot off the universally hated Hellboy reboot just dominates every piece of dialogue she’s given even with the occasional scenery chewing she’s fantastic and demented as ever in my opinion she needs to stick to roles like this.

The synopsis of the film is Young women must band together to escape from a seemingly idyllic island that holds a sinister secret.

It pays off very quickly it doesn’t waste a lot of time and is a hell of a film that will make my top 10 independent horror films of the year at some point of the year

Final grade:

5/5

Daughter of Dismay short film review

Daughter of Dismay short film review

James Quinn is now a certified director everyone should keep an eye on. His latest short film Daughter of Dismay is an exhilarating exercise in tense and spine tingling atmosphere it a tight runtime that is jaw dropping and awe inspiring. He is showing this on select IMAX screens which is the way to see this masterpiece if you’re near any film festivals that are showing this in large format do yourself a favor and see this on the big screen I watched it at home on my 75” QLED and Dolby Atmos surround sound system but I can only imagine the scenery and stunning cinematography on the IMAX screen. Watching short films some seem to drag this one goes by so quickly and keeps you wanting more one day I hope we can see this as a feature length film someday soon.