indie horror

Wait, how did a webcam conversation end up on a VHS tape?

I don't know about you, but it makes me feel good that we live in a world where they're still making "Puppet Master" movies.

“After foiling a plot to blow up an American arms plant, Danny Coogan and his girlfriend, Beth, quickly find that their troubles have just begun. One of Toulon’s mysterious Puppets has been kidnapped by the Nazis, and under the wicked, watchful eye of the occultist Commandant Moebius, the Puppets’ life-giving serum is synthesized to create a master race of unstoppable soldiers.”

Wow, a trailer set to Fur Elise? Shit just got real...

With all the generic mainstream stuff we see cross our desk every day, it's really refreshing to see an indie film with such a distinct visual style. "Video Diary of a Lost Girl" is pretty low budget, but promises to be a unique film viewing experience. Be on the lookout for a review soon and check them out on Facebook for more info.

"Donner Pass" opens with a flashback, all the way to 1846 and an alternate retelling of the fabled "Donner Party" story pertaining to a group of settlers lost in the mountains who were forced to resort to cannibalism in the face of starvation. This retelling plays out a little differently however, with George Donner himself returning to the camp and murdering the remaining survivors, only to string them up and drain their blood. Seems like an odd choice, given how hard it is to survive in the woods by yourself. As we'll learn in due time though, Donner knew what he was doing.

I have literally wanted this to happen at every wedding I've ever been to. Sid Haig usually isn't there, but I agree with the filmmakers that it makes the fantasy even better. "Devil in My Ride" is hitting the festival circuit this summer.

I prefer to read the title to "The Darkness, the Rage, The Fury" with an overwrought British accent in my head. Not sure why, just seems appropriate. It looks mega low-budget but the tease of the monster at the end has me sold. Now available at Amazon as a "7-day download" for $1.99. Hard to beat that if you're looking to give some indie horror a try.

Okay so Nicholson only shows up at the very end. But holy shit, no one has ever given less of an 'eff than that guy, and I love him for it...

So there's a ton of great stuff debuting at FrightFest film festival in Glasgow in February (24th-25th). Here we have "Corman's World", a documentary on Roger Corman, probably the greatest independent director of all time. The doc looks to have a star studded cast, which isn't a surprise considering how many careers he launched.

In short, I must see this.

I'm supposed to watch something else to review for the site today but I can't stop staring at this title in my Netflix Instant queue. Tiffany Shepis is an evil siren... (slight NSFW trailer after the jump)

"Who's Going to Stop Jack Frost" is cute in thinking I won't notice their testimonial quotes don't come with the names of anyone who actually said those things... (this just in, reading Bloody Good Horror is both "sexy and cool!") That said, the trailer looks slick for an Indie. I love what small filmmakers are doing with the hand-held HD-DSLR cameras these days. To me this is the next wave for the micro-budget film producer. Check it out and make up your own hyperbolic quotes in the comments...

(image not from the film but awesome)

You may have heard of a little indie production called 'Dead Hooker in a Trunk", the first of many films by the lovely ladies of
Twisted Twins Productions. This modern dark comedy, loaded with gory goodness has both its share of controversy and great reviews. I love the grindhouse style, and I was amazed this film lived up to the hype.