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    by Published on 03-08-2015 04:56 PM
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    From the writer of High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes (remake) and Maniac (remake) comes The Pyramid, a new horror film with the claustrophobic setting on a newly unearth pyramid that has death, terror and the creatures that bring the two nouns to unlucky team of five that find themselves lost within the archaeological corridors of the tomb.

    Grégory Levasseur is the writer that takes the reins behind the camera for the first time and does a more than admirable job in keeping the story progressing while throwing in a few scares and an interesting creature or two amongst his efforts.

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    by Published on 03-08-2015 04:56 PM
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    This hurts to say – Eli Roth is no longer a ‘go-to’ name for me in horror. Ouch. Go back a decade ago and I didn’t think that possible. I was present when he brought Cabin Fever (2002) to Toronto and again in 2005 when he introduced his Canadian audience to Hostel. I met Eli a few times since and I think his knowledge and enthusiasm for horror is outstanding.

    But since 2007, Eli has focused himself more on acting (Inglorious Basterds) and producing (The Last Exorcism). Since then, the quality of the projects that bear his name on the film’s one sheet has been sub-par. The Man With the Iron Fists (2012), The Last ...
    by Published on 03-06-2015 06:34 PM
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    I recently had the opportunity of speaking with Leo Fafard, the man behind all that damn fur in the wildly popular cult-hit, WOLFCOP. Get your read-on for an entertaining look at a guy who started out in the technical realm of film, and now is the focal piece of one of the best indie productions in a long time. Check it out and enjoy!


    KR - Can you tell us how you got your start in the business?

    LF - I went to performance theater at the University of Regina at Saskatchewan, and that got me some training and helped me develop my skills to a certain degree, ...
    by Published on 03-06-2015 06:33 PM
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    Nick Damici is an actor and screenwriter known for such films as “Mulberry Street” and “Stake Land”. He grew up in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1960s and early 1970s. His father was a bartender, and Damici would occasionally tend bar at the age of 12. Damici’s mentor is actor Michael Moriarty (who horror fans will know from various Larry Cohen projects), who encouraged him to write scripts.

    I had the pleasure of speaking with Nick in March 2015 about his latest starring role in the werewolf film “Late Phases”, and touched on his life building up to now.

    GS: Apparently, actor Michael Moriarty was your mentor?

    ND: He was one of my first mentors, yeah. When I first started acting… well, let’s ...
    by Published on 03-06-2015 06:32 PM
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    Joel Potrykus is an American film director and screenwriter. Potrykus was born and raised in Alpena, Michigan, then moved to Grand Rapids to study film at Grand Valley State University. A stint as a stand-up comedian in New York City led to the inspiration for his first feature film, “Ape”, which won the Best New Director prize at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival. His second feature film “Buzzard”, starring Joshua Burge as an angry temp worker, made its world premiere at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, singled out by Janet Pierson as the stand-out in its field.

    I had the distinct pleasure of talking with Joel on March 4, 2015, days before “Buzzard” was to be unleashed upon a wider American audience.

    GS: You’re from Michigan and are currently fighting calls to move to LA. I’m in Wisconsin, so we’re ...
    by Published on 03-06-2015 06:31 PM
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    A jilted fan (Elijah Wood) soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favorite actress (Sasha Grey) via his laptop.

    This film has a strong beginning, showcasing a film within a film. In actuality, that film may be even more fun than the movie we end up seeing! What can be said for sure is that Sasha Grey is really blossoming; this role seems appropriate for her, and one might be surprised ...
    by Published on 03-05-2015 12:34 PM
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    Killer Reviews Podcast #158
    Digging up the 80's - D.A.R.Y.L. / Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Recorded March 5, 2015

    Digging Up the 80's is BACK!!!! In this episode Butcher and Brain Chomper review two 80's classics - D.A.R.Y.L. and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Other topics of discussion include: catching up with BC, kids, married life, the horror of horror remakes and going behind the shed, the new Star Wars film, our best memories of retro gaming on ...
    by Published on 03-03-2015 07:41 PM
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    I recently had the opportunity to nail down an interview with someone whose work I've been addicted to for quite a while: Bill Oberst, Jr. While I've always thought of him as "the man who portrayed 1,000 maniacs," his face (and performances) will forever be etched into the world of indie-filmmaking for years to come. With the insane (no pun intended) response that the Facebook app TAKE THIS LOLLIPOP got from its initial posting, Oberst, Jr managed to parlay it into a successful career as the man who can virtually step into any role that calls for a lunatic, and knock it out of the park. We discussed his beginning in the biz, his immense workload, and exactly what he will NOT DO in a movie role. Read on for a chat that is highly informative, and quite possibly one of the most entertaining ones that I've worked on - ENJOY!


    KR - Can you give us a little insight about ...
    by Published on 03-03-2015 07:41 PM
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    While the increasing issue of overzealous police procedures continue to be a hot-button issue here in the states these days, you've got to admit one thing...at least there isn't a werewolf/police officer out there running rampant!

    Not that I'm seeing that as a negative in any conceivable fashion, you simply have to look at the alternatives: would you rather get a little lip from a cop and suffer through a traffic stop where you could potentially end up with a ticket, or you could be ripped out of your car and be relieved ...
    by Published on 02-25-2015 07:55 AM
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    Longing for the days of the all-out, balls-to-the-wall action films that ran rampant during the better part of the 80's? If you're jonesing for a little head-bashing fun, then look no further than Mark Atkin's AWAKEN, starring the amazingly beautiful Natalie Burn (KILLER MERMAID, THE EXPENDABLES 3), who also assisted in co-writing duties as well.

    The movie, which feels as if you've been hit over the skull with a heavy dose of THE CONDEMNED, shouldn't be looked ...
    by Published on 02-21-2015 10:23 AM
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    A documentary style independent horror film is usually a guarantee that I will not like it. The main problem is that usually I can never get behind any of the characters. This style of filmmaking is usually done when there is simply no money to go around. Sometimes the director alters the story to make it work in the sub genre and that is a kiss of death for me. When we received The Casebook of Eddie Brewer the first thing I thought was "here we go again". ...
    by Published on 02-20-2015 12:46 PM
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    Killer Reviews Podcast #157
    Video Game Special: Dying Light, Afterfall: Reconquest, GTA 5

    Recorded February 19, 2015

    In this very awesome gaming special viewers from the Killer Reviews Twitch channel call-in to discuss games they're currently playing along with the games they're looking forward to playing. We have callers that reach from the Netherlands to North Carolina. There are so many games mentioned and discussed on this podcast that it's ...
    by Published on 02-20-2015 08:24 AM
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    I'd honestly begun to think that as far as the whole "zombie" sub-genre was concerned, it had become as beaten down as the day, or the dawn, or the night, or the return, or the survival, or the documenting could possibly have allowed. With the recent landslide of flesh-eating flix that have overrun the populous like a widespread disease, a new breath of smog-free air was desperately needed, and I believe that we've found it.

    From the uber-demented minds at Dread Central (lead loony Steve Barton ...
    by Published on 02-20-2015 08:24 AM
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    I recently had he opportunity of speaking briefly with Trevor Matthews, who recently just took his initial leap into the directorial pool with the creepy-online stalker film: GIRL HOUSE. Already a man who's worn several hats in the world of films, we talked for a few minutes about his latest movie, his connection with the horror genre, and a couple of other topics - read on and enjoy!


    KR - For the people that might not be too familiar with the movie, can you lay down the premise for GIRL HOUSE?

    TM - Let's see...how can I set this up - beautiful ...

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