A married couple with a complicated relationship, a corpse, and a room at a less than reputable motel. It’s a classic formula for a horror movie that’s no doubt familiar for many genre fans. It’s also the set-up for Mickey Keating’s 2013 film, Ritual. Ritual is the 14th original film distributed by After Dark Originals. It stars Dean Cates (Pod) and... Read More
When it comes to classic horror tropes – like haunted houses and the dark secrets they hide – there’s definitely more than one way to approach material that is very familiar to the average genre fan by now. More and more modern filmmakers are adopting a cerebral approach and turning their haunted house movies into social commentaries with something larger to say. Others are focused on simply telling a good scary story with plenty of jump scares and special effects. Still more go for an exploitive approach that is almost intentionally trashy. The Black Room... Read More
When it comes to suspense films populated by teenage characters, there are lots of elements that can mean the difference between hit or miss. However, mood could well be the most important. A mood that’s perfectly on point can convince an audience to forgive plenty of other things and Super Dark Times definitely delivers in that department, but is it enough to earn this directorial debut from Kevin Phillips a spot on your must-see list?
Super Dark Times follows the story of two... Read More
THIRTEEN WOMEN (1932) Thirteen sorority sisters receive letters from a clairvoyant foretelling their demise. Unbeknownst to the ladies, Ursula Georgi, a half Javanese* Eurasian woman with strong powers of persuasion, is the one behind those doomsday oracles. An outcast because of her mixed-race origins (yeah, this one is pretty racist too), Ursula seeks revenge on the girls whose torment forced her to leave school. Using mind control, Ursula exacts her retaliation by manipulating them to kill themselves and each other. THIRTEEN WOMEN was one of the first films to feature an almost entirely female... Read More
Some of the best horror films in the world have only come out of Japan. Let's take a look at some of the most memorable Japanese horror movies. 10. DARK WATER Dark Water is a 2002 horror-drama from director Hideo Nakata. The film is based on a piece of work by Koji Suzuki. The film was remade for Western audiences in 2005. directed by Walter Salles and starring Jennifer Connelly. In Dark Water, Yoshimi (Hitomi Kuroki) is in the middle of an ugly divorce and has to move into a dilapidated apartment with her daughter. A leak forms in the building’s ceiling and gets worse... Read More
I don’t know how this one flew by my radar but somehow it did and I’m kicking myself! But, finally I have caught wind of Thomas Zambeck and Joshua Wagner’s The Badger Game, a film that looks set to take us on a harrowing journey filled with violence, a dash of humor and I’m sure a few other bits thrown in for good measure. So,unfortunately embedding isn’t working for what ever reason at the moment, but you guys can check out the first trailer for the film over at Dread Central. Below you will find the first poster and all the details you need regarding the film. From the Press Release: The Badger Game... Read More