indie horror

"Killer Movie" seems like an odd fit for 2009. Reality television elements aside, this film seems like it would have been more at home in the late 1990's than in 2009. On the surface it's an attempt to lampoon Hollywood type characters, small town politics, reality television and the slasher movie conventions. Underneath the surface, it's a boring movie that tries awfully hard, considering the fact that it doesn't seem to have anything to say.

Every once in a while a film comes along that changes the way we look at the world today. Movies like “Citizen Kane”, “Gandhi”, “The Godfather” and now “BOOB”. The short film now showing at South by Southwest might possibly be the most important film ever made.

Picture if you will a new form of implant that allows women to enlarge their breasts at any given time. Sounds like a wonderland doesn’t it? Now picture what could happen if a surge of electricity accidentally brings that implant to life. What would happen? I'll tell you... all hell breaks loose my friends.

Here's the trailer for Ti West's "House of the Devil". You may recognize West's name from his surprisingly effective Indie horror film "The Roost", or the as-yet-unreleased "Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever". "House of the Devil" is the other project he's been working on, and based on the trailer it's turned out pretty damn good. It will be an official selection at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, and hopefully we'll be seeing it some time in 2009. So, check it out and leave your feedback below. The synopsis goes like this:

I'm a little late to the game on this Indie film, but what I'm seeing in this trailer makes it look promising. Of course, it appears as if it sat on a shelf for the entirety of 2008, with no DVD release date set yet for 2009, so who knows what's going on with the distribution. It has been playing the festival circuit, and from what I can see has gotten some positive response. Here's the synopsis:

Back in 1987, Michael A. Simpson directed both "Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers" and "Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland", sequels to the underground cult original, "Sleepaway Camp". This interview was conducted circa 2003, soon after Robert Hiltzik's controversial "Return to Sleepaway Camp" had been announced. At the time, there were issues (and still may be) as to who owned the rights to make sequels, and how fans of Michael's entries to the series were treated by the team behind the original (and the STILL UNRELEASED "Return").