CicadaGriffith Park.  2001.  That’s when and where Cicada, the new horror/comedy from writer/director David Willis, takes place.  What follows is yet another win for Wild Eye Releasing and horror/comedy hybrids everywhere as giant insects take flight over Los Angeles and start wrecking ...

DerelictsIt was only a matter of time before Thanksgiving got ruined, too, by the Horrid Hounds of Horror who put films together.  This time, though, it isn’t by a random knifing.  Nor is it from some shady stalkery from a Babysitter Killer who roams the neighborhood in a Kirk mask. No, this chiller  ...

Let Him Go (2020)Whether it’s Shelley Winters literally sponge-bathing her sons with motherly attention in Roger Corman’s Bloody Mama, or Jackie Weaver’s “Smurf” gleefully reminding her sons of all the bad things they’ve done in 2010’s Animal Kingdom, there’s just something ghoulishly alluring about ...

All Joking AsideThe first time is always the hardest.  That’s what everyone says, isn’t it?  And it is true, especially when you are staring into the void of darkness on a stage and all you hear is a lone voice telling you to go someplace else ...

The RetreatWith long and often stirring shots of the mountainous wild, The Retreat - now available to stream thanks to Uncork’d Entertainment - scores BIG with the terror as something waits out in the darkness.  We are warned early.  We are chilled by the cold.  Even the art on the wall sends shivers  ...

Sasquatch Among the Wildmen

Sasquatch Among The Wildmen is a true story.  Get that through your thick head first, dear readers.   That’s right, filmmaker Darcy Weir dares to begin his documentary about Sasquatch with a disclaimer that - surprising none - states that, yes, this film is all about TRUE encounters ...

Marital ProblemsThat well-worn independent vibe is flowing all throughout director Dia Taylor’s Marital Problems.  From the opening seconds when a fist knocks upon a “Do Not Knock” sticker, viewers know that, without a doubt, they are in for an endlessly charming ride through hangovers and heartaches.  Truthfully, the film ...

A Bennett Song Holiday

The Bennett-Song family returns for even more Holiday cheer!   Written by Nancy Oeswein and directed by Harry Wallen, A Bennett Song Holiday is the terrific little charmer that the upcoming holidays need this year as it continues the story of this diverse

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They ReachSmall town?  Check.  Three best friends?  Check.  Monsters lurking about with fall in the air?  Check and check.  If you are addicted to the old school vibe of 1980s horror/comedies and Netflix’s Stranger Things, then Uncork’d Entertainment has your latest fix with the arrival of They Reach, an ...

Noise in the MiddleWhen a horror film works, its audience is absolutely haunted by its content.  That’s what happens throughout Noise in the Middle, a horror film which will leave you spellbound by its cinematography and its wicked sense of atmosphere, both filling each frame with chills as an  ...

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