Review of The Fiance at We Are Indie Horror

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Director Mark Allen Michaels’ The Fiancé is an interesting feature, with an intriguing combination of Bigfoot movie meets Russian mobster flick. When there’s also elements of reality TV and a romantic backstory, the film could’ve easily been an absolute mess, but the various pieces form an intriguing pattern which manages to sustain interest and entertain for the entirety of the film.
Read the full review at We Are Indie Horror. Published 1/3/17

Review of The Snare at We Are Indie Horror

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From its very opening, C.A. Cooper’s The Snare is not messing about: a crescendo of music plays on a black screen, rising until it cuts out, with a smash cut to a cemetery. We get a couple shots of the graveyard before it cuts again to a rotting bunny, with emphasis on the maggots crawling all over it.
Read the full review at We Are Indie Horror. Published 12/30/16

Review of Trouser Snake at We Are Indie Horror

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For fans of 2011’s horror-comedy anthology Chillerama, Alex DiVincenzo’s new short, Trouser Snake, will provide a delightful reminder of just how fun a well-done parody of classic genre films can be. DiVincenzo’s Trouser Snake runs just five minutes, but definitely entertains for the entirety of its brief screen time. Taking a tongue-in-cheek view of ‘50s monster movies, this short homage plays more like a trailer than an actual short, but the imagery and concepts within give a series of giggles.
Read the full review at We Are Indie Horror. Published 12/14/16

Review of Beyond the Gates at We Are Indie Horror

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Jackson Stewart’s love letter to ‘80s horror has been making the festival rounds all year, and it’s been racking up kudos from the start. Beyond The Gates won the Nightfall Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival, its first outing, and since then, it’s been nothing but plaudits — and justifiably so. While some films heap on winking asides and wallow in nostalgia, Stewart’s directorial debut instead finds the ambiance of those classic VHS flicks and brings them into the modern era.
Read the full review at We Are Indie Horror. Published 12/8/16

Interview with Barbara Crampton at We Are Indie Horror

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With her roles in such ’80s horror classics as Re-Animator, Chopping Mall, and From Beyond, as well as her comeback films You’re Next and We Are Still Here, it can readily be said that actress Barbara Crampton is an icon of the genre. In Beyond the Gates, the debut feature from Jackson Stewart, however, Crampton takes on a new role in addition to that of an actress, for the first time she’s a producer. The movie – about a VHS board game with sinister implications and repercussions, and the two brothers who discover it – is a throwback to those fun films which made Crampton‘s name and career. We spoke with Barbara Crampton by phone from her home in San Francisco about Beyond the Gates and her approach to acting.
Read the full interview at We Are Indie Horror. Published 12/7/16

Review of The Night They Hit Back at We Are Indie Horror

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Given the sheer length of advance work on The Night They Hit Back, it seems like there’s a lot riding on director Jason Thorson’s short — along with his co-producer, Chris Haag, Thorson spent two and a half years in pre-production on The Night They Hit Back, shot it in four days in the summer of 2014, and only just released it. That’s nearly four and a half years of work on a half-hour film.
Read the full review at We Are Indie Horror. Published 12/7/16

Review of Be My Cat at We Are Indie Horror

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Adrian Țofei’s Be My Cat: A Film for Anne is Romania’s first found footage horror movie, and it is spectacularly unsettling. Țofei wrote, directed, produced, and stars in this film, which is about a young man in Romania who is making a movie in order to convince Anne Hathaway to come and star in a movie he is making. As the film progresses, the character of Țofei goes to ever-increasing (and disturbing) lengths to prove himself to the Hollywood actress.
Read the full review at We Are Indie Horror. Published 12/1/16

Review of Zombiehagen at We Are Indie Horror

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Danish short film, Zombiehagen, belies the recent trend of zombie films being more action than horror. In fact, director Jonas Ussing has created a film that not only thrills but manages to evoke some real emotional pathos in its brief running time, while using only a handful of actors.
Read the full review at We Are Indie Horror. Published 11/18*16

Review of Abbey Grace at We Are Indie Horror

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The latest film distributed by Uncork’d Entertainment, Abbey Grace, comes from director Stephen Durham, known as producer of The Butchers and Death Factory. Durham co-wrote the film with David Dittlinger for 2nd Nature Films. Durham’s film fits nicely under 2nd Nature’s aegis and current focus of action-horror films, as it’s a tightly-focused genre exercise.
Read the full review at We Are Indie Horror. Published 11/11/16