Saturday, December 24, 2011

Episode #9 Is Alive! It's Alive!

Horrorphilia's 'Much of Madness/More of Sin' 1st Annual Holiday Special


















What better time than the holidays for all you horror fans to come get your 'Frank' on. Join us as we cover the 100-plus year history of Frankenstein films ...with reviews of Universal's 1931 'Frankenstein' starring Boris Karloff, Hammer's 1966 classic 'Frankenstein Created Woman' starring Peter Cushing, 1970's 'Dracula vs. Frankenstein' starring Lon Chaney, 1981's 'Frankenstein Island', Roger Corman's 'Frankenstein Unbound' from '90, the 1993 TV version of 'Frankenstein' starring Randy Quaid as the monster and a modern day version from 2004 starring Parker Posey & Michael Madsen.

We're also joined by the 'Mavens of Horror' who take on 1971's 'Lady Frankenstein', 1976's 'Terror of Frankenstein', the 1999 comedy 'Rock n Roll Frankenstein' and the 2009 Japanese splatter flick 'Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl'.

We apologize for some of the background noise during the first 10-15 minutes of the show, Dr. Frankenstein was on the roof with Igor doing some repairs and messed with our antenna.

Music by: 'Alice Cooper', 'The Mansfields', 'The Edgar Winters Group', 'Oingo Boingo' and 'The Cramps'

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Don't Open Till Christmas

on DVD from Mondo Macabro


















Mondo Macabro, one of the most versatile independent video labels on the planet, has just signed an exclusive agreement with Danger After Dark for distribution. The first release of the new partnership will be UK slasher, Don't Open Till Christmas, fully uncut and featuring over an hour of bonus material, coming December 6th. I can't help but think that this is good news, Mondo Macabro has been fairly quiet this year, but the few titles they've released most recently have been fantastic, and hopefully this will usher in a new, more productive, era for Pete Tombs' and Andy Starke's amazing company.
DANGER AFTER DARK to DISTRIBUTE
MONDO MACABRO LIBRARY IN NORTH AMERICA

The holiday fun begins with ultimate festive DVD release:
1984's UK-slasher horror "DON'T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS"
re-mastered and completely uncut!

(New York; October 27, 2011) DANGER AFTER DARK is proud to announce that it will be the exclusive North American distributor for UK-based MONDO MACABRO, the film label dedicated to "the wild side of world cinema." To celebrate this momentous partnership, MONDO MACABRO presents the holiday release of "DON'T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS," the classic British slasher that was heavily cut at the time of its release - now re-mastered in HD and uncut for the first time ever with over 70 minutes of extras! The "ho-ho-ho horror" slays your DVD collection when it streets December 6, 2011 with a S.R.P. of $24.99. Check out the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/31094985

"DANGER AFTER DARK is excited to bring one of the premiere, specialty film labels into our distribution family, " says Derek Curk, President of Danger After Dark . "MONDO MACABRO's fearless dedication to finding, preserving and unleashing unconventional, provocative movies fits DANGER AFTER DARK's drive to provide an outlet for MONDO, to get their films to their very loyal fan-base."

"MONDO MACABRO and DANGER AFTER DARK have had a relationship for years and it's a great pleasure for us to cement that with a distribution deal, " says Andy Starke, President of UK-based MONDO MACABRO. " It's fantastic to have found a home at a company that is not only knowledgeable about cult, underground and alternative cinema - but are fans too"
Their first title sounds like a good one, too, and a bit of a switch from the mondo cinema they're accustomed to releasing. It's always nice to watch them branch out. Mondo Macabro is among the very best curated collections in the home video world. Here are some details on Don't Open Till Christmas.
"DON'T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS," directed by and starring Edmund Purdom, celebrates Christmas time in London - a season of good will to all men and full of joyous celebrations, quality family time and luxurious presents. This year, it's also time for a masked maniac to be let loose on the streets. His intended victims are chosen at random but they all have one thing in common: they are dressed in the flowing white beard and bright red robes of Santa Claus! With fourteen Santa Clauses already dead and only three killing days left until Christmas, the police are baffled as the horrific death toll continues to rise. From the producers of "Pieces" and "Slaughter High," this rarely-seen flick features very graphic and disturbing violence - including castration, mutilation - and some phenomenal nudity, courtesy of Pat Astley (Mr. Grace's nurse from "Are You Being Served?"). Suffice it to say, your holidays will never be the same again!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Much of Madness/More of Sin Podcast #8


















In this episode, we review Sean S. Cunningham's 1985 thriller 'The New Kids', the 1975 drive-in classic 'Trip With The Teacher', the forgotten 1981 demonic possession film 'Fear No Evil', the still unreleased 1982 slasher 'Hospital Massacre'(a.k.a. 'X-Ray') and the 2009 evil alien flick 'Creature of Darkness'. We also cover the independent horror/comedy shorts 'Thirsty' and 'Killer Kabbage'.

Music by: 'Riskay', 'Talking Heads' and 'The Cramps'

"Click here to listen to Episode #8 at Horrorphilia."

Contact us: theotherpodcast@yahoo.com

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Full Moon Halloween Sale!

































Halloween is this weekend!
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Beginning Friday OCT 28TH THRU OCT 31st at 11:59pm

ALL GIFT CARDS ARE 40% OFF!!!

And the MEGA $500 Gift Card is 50% OFF!

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You can even enter this fun contest and WIN a $500 Gift card! TONS of film titles and synopses have been submitted. And there is still time to submit YOUR ideas, but you have to hurry. The contest ends on Halloween at midnight.http://fullmoonhorror.com/2011/10/25/9-crazy-film-ideas-submitted-so-far-you-can-still-enter-win-500/

Check out all the other fun stuff at http://www.fullmoonhorror.com – we post new content all the time! You gotta See the video and photo gallery from the FullMoonHorror.com Launch Party with Gary Busey and Tommy Chong!http://fullmoonhorror.com/2011/10/25/launch-party-preview-videos-huge-gallery-coming-soon/


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Thursday, October 27, 2011

PollyGrind Announces It's Winners!












POLLYGRIND 2 JURY AWARDS:

  • Features: The Big 3

  • The Biggest Baddest Mother of the PollyGrindThe Bunny Game (Directed by Adam Rehmeier / Written by Rodleen Getsic & Adam Rehmeier / produced by Rodleen Getsic, Sarah Rehmeier, and Adam Rehmeier)
    Best Horror Film - The Super (Written & Directed by Evan Makrogiannis & Brian Weaver / Produced by Alex Lugones)
    Best Exploitation Film - Dear God No! (Written & Directed by James Bickert / Produced by James Bickert, Robin Gray, Olivia LaCroix, Nik Morgan and Shane Morton)


  • Best of the Rest:

  • Best Experimental Film - Zooey & Adam (Sean Garrity)
    Best Action Film - 25K (Billy Chase Goforth)
    Best Crime Film - Ratline (Eric Stanze)
    Best Dark Comedy - The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol (Aramis Sartorio)
    Best Documentary - Run Run It's Him (Matthew Pollack)
    Best of Zombiepalooza - Ashes (Elias Matar)


  • Best in Categories:

  • Best Sound DesignThe Bunny Game (Adam Rehmeier)
    Best DirectorThe Super (Evan Makrogiannis / Brian Weaver)
    Best ScreenplayButterfly (Edward E. Romero)
    Best CinematographyThe Bunny Game (Adam Rehmeier)
    Best Editing - The Bunny Game (Adam Rehmeier)


  • Best in Acting:

  • Best Overall Individual Performance in a Film - Rodleen Getsic as Bunny in The Bunny Game
    Best Overall Cast - Demetri Kallas as George Rossi, Lynn Lowry as Maureen Rossi, Ron Braunstein as Det. Sardusky, Manoush as Olga, Ruby Larocca as Karen, Edgar Moye as Andre, Brandon Slagle as Franny the Tranny, with David Francis Calderazzo, Bill McLaughlin, Raine Brown and Kathryn Zawiski in The Super

  • Best Actor — Aramis Sartorio as Tommy Pistol in The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol
    Best Actress — Mandi Kreisher as Laney Darrow in Butterfly
    Best Supporting Actor - Brett Hundley as Tommy Spioch in Frankie in Blunderland
    Best Supporting Actress - Manoush as Olga in The Super
    Best Cameo Appearance — Evan Stone as The Butterfly in Frankie in Blunderland

  • Best Use of:

  • Best Use of Nudity/SexualityPlanet of the Vampire Women (Darin Wood)
    Best Use of Violence/GoreSella Turcica (Fred Vogel)
    Best Use of MusicRatline (Eric Stanze)


  • Films with the Most

  • Most OutrageousThe Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol (Aramis Sartorio)
    Most CreativeMondo Sexxxx: The Terry Kobrah Story (Logan Myers)
    Most Innovative - The Earl Sessions (Ginnetta Correli)
    Most Heart - The Girl Who Wasn't Missing (Shane Ryan)
    Most Cool - El Monstro Del Mar (Stuart Simpson)


  • Shorts, Music Videos and Trailers:

  • Best Exploitation ShortThy Kill Be Done (Greg Hanson / Casey Regan)
    Best Action ShortRed Princess Blues (Alex Ferrari)
    Best Crime ShortDot Got Shot (Honey Lauren / Carlos Ramos Jr.)
    Best Experimental Short - The Freight 4 (Ryen McPherson)
    Best Horror Short - Acro-Love (Ron Rierson)
    Best of Zombiepalooza - Axed (Joshua Long)
    Best Dark Comedy - Killer Bra (Yakov Levi)
    Best Music VideoDirty Girlz by Dan Diamond featuring Mike E. Clark (Jimmie Gonzalez)
    Best Fake TrailerWacko Jacko (Moe Irvin)
    Best Real Trailer - Bettie Page Reveals All (Mark Mori)
    Best Actor - Jakob Von Eichel as Sam in Damn Your Eyes
    Best Actress - Brooke Lewis as Maura in Sprinkles
    Best Director - All Flowers in Time (Jonathan Caouette)
    Best ScreenplayKitty Kitty (Michael Medaglia)


  • Audience Awards:

  • Favorite FeatureDear God No! (James Bickert)
    Favorite Short FilmKuriosity Killz (Trey McGriff)
    Favorite Music VideoCemetery Pogo by The Secretions (Jonathan Morken)
    Favorite TrailerElectric (Crystal Stranger)
    Favorite Special Showcase — Yakov Levi (Shorts: Shameless, Tasteless; Promos: Penisella 1 and 2)


  • Special PollyGrind Awards:

  • Bad Girl Award — Beverly Lynne as Janis Drake in The Atonement of Janis Drake
    Ultimate Badass Award — Ezra Buzzington in Breath of Hate
    Director to Watch Out For - Alex Ferrari for Red Princess Blues


  • Still Got It Awards:

  • Directing - Herschell Gordon Lewis for The Uh-oh Show
    Acting - Camille Keaton in Sella Turci


  • PollyGrind

    Stay tuned for the upcoming 'PollyGrind 2' edition of Horrorphilia's 'Much of Madness/More of Sin' podcast ...Coming Soon!

    Monday, October 24, 2011

    An Interview with Aramis Sartorio

    The man responsible for 'The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol'.


















    After his debut film, 'The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol', had me rolling outta my chair at the PollyGrind Film Festival, I got to shoot the shit with a guy that the horror world will definitely be hearing from in the near future ...Aramis Sartorio.


    Jeff: Comedy definitely seems to be your forte. How long have you been at it?

    Aramis: I did sketch comedy with four friends in high school. We were called 'Cheese Theater Productions' and I did it for 11 years. Everything I know I learned from doing that.

    Jeff: The film is definitely more of a comedy than a horror film. Was the horror element always going to be a part of the film or was it added later on?

    Aramis: I wanted to mix all the elements into it. Comedy, horror and drama. Comedy comes naturally first, but for sure it was going to be a horror movie.

    Jeff: What kind of stuff did you grow up watching? Comedy? Horror?

    Aramis: Both, I always needed them both to even me out. I'd watch something scary then pop in something funny right afterwards. That was my routine.

    Jeff: You produced, directed, as well as starred in 'Tommy Pistol', what do you think is the most difficult of the 3?

    Aramis: Producing was the most stressful. Trying to find the money to make it all happen was definitely the hardest.

    Jeff: Which of the 3 do you enjoy the most?

    Aramis: I know at the PollyGrind FF Q/A someone asked me that and I said writing. I thought about it more and now for sure I'd have to say acting. When I'm on point, it gives me such a high and such confidence. I feel unstoppable. I love acting. The others I feel I'm still growing into and learning more and more everyday.

    Jeff: What was the most difficult part of getting this film made?

    Aramis: WAITING!!! It was done on such a low budget. A lot of favors made it all happen. So when you're making a movie like that you just have to take what you get and just know you're going to finish it. I never would have accomplished it without my amazing, supportive, loving wife and the amazing crew. I knew no matter what I was going to finish it, but I couldn't predict when.

    Jeff: You recently starred in Caleb Emerson's 'Frankie in Blunderland'. How did that project come about?

    Aramis: I've spent a lot of time with Caleb because he edited 'Gruesome Death' for me. Marta Estirado was a huge fan of Caleb's cult movie 'Die You Zombie Bastards'. She wrote the script and asked Caleb if he would just read it and give feedback. Caleb did, he loved it and asked if he could make it. She said yes. So when Caleb was asking friends and casting for it, he asked me if I would be interested in playing Frankie. I said yes before he finished the sentence. The script found it's cast. Who ever read the script and didn't understand it, they passed on it. Their loss.

    Jeff: There are some scenes in 'Tommy Pistol' that, for a lack of a better phrase, are pretty fucked up. Was there ever a moment during filming where you thought, "wait, this scene might hurt my chances of getting the film shown or more importantly getting a distribution deal"?

    Aramis: Never, I went into this with one mind frame. If it's too much for you, then fuck off. At the time I was watching a lot of foreign horror films and I thought, why the hell are they getting away with the most fucked up kills I've ever seen and our US films suck. Lame and boring. I wanted to do something different, and just let it go. I think for my first film, if I was to hold back I would have been disappointed with myself. Also, whenever I told my wife Karen "Hey, what you think of this." If she said no that's too much, I kept it and made it worse.

    Jeff: Anyone that has seen your film will agree that John Karyus' performance as 'Skanky' is truly incredible and wrong ...really, really wrong. Is there anything the guy won't do?

    Aramis: God! I hope not, because I'm going to test him for sure in my spin-off movie called 'Skanky'. Writing that now.


    Aramis: No release date yet. Talking with a distribution company. Just looking for the best deal that won't bury it in a shitty library of movies and never come out. I need to spread it like wild fire. My goal is to be a CULT hit!

    Jeff: What's next for Aramis Sartorio?

    Aramis: Focus, focus and more focus. As much as I can. I'm hungry to do it all! Writing 'Skanky' and a few acting gigs for now. One thing at a time.

    Jeff: Thanks again for taking the time to talk to us and I hope to hear from you soon for future projects.

    Aramis: For sure I'll keep you posted and thank you.



    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Dear God No! (2011)

    "When The Blood Begins To Flow, Who Will Be Left To Scream..."


















    About the Film: The film follows an outlaw motorcycle gang known as 'The Impalers' as they wind down a tri-state rape and murder spree. After a gruesome battle with rival club, 'Satan’s Own', the survivors hole up in a secluded cabin in the North Georgia mountains. Taking advantage of what seems like easy marks for their depravity, the rough and tough 'Impalers' soon find themselves struggling to survive the flesh-eating killing machine that lives in the forest.

    Director James Anthony Bickert’s biker/horror/sexploitation mash-up was shot entirely on Super 16mm film, using practical effects, and limited to technology of the era that the film is set in.


    My Thoughts: I have to admit when the director and his crew came through the doors at the PollyGrind Film Festival, I was more than a little skeptical. You see they had spent a little time at the bar next door, so by time their movie screened I imagine they weren't feeling much pain. So how shocked was I when this movie absolutely stold the show, making it my biggest surprise of the week and a lock to score at least 1 or 2 awards when the festival winners are announced.

    It didn't take much more than 2 minutes into the movie before I realized that the fun-lovin gang that Bickert brought with him to Vegas would be completely outdone by their on-screen personas. This movie has it all ...psychotic bikers, gun wielding strippers in Richard Nixon masks and of course, a bloodthirsty bigfoot. If you like sex and gore you'll find plenty of it here and for those of you who enjoy outrageous movie quotes (and who doesn't), they've got you covered there too. Jim Bickert's got himself a classic, even before the film's released. I must warn everybody that this flick is only for the cool kids. If you don't enjoy movies that are fun and you don't wanna have a good time, then stay away.


    My Rating: 8.5 / 10










    From the music, to the cinematography, to the look of the film itself (shot on 16mm), Bickert covered every base and created a true exploitation film. Go to facebook and 'like' the shit out of it and then wait patiently for the release date, which will be hopefully sooner than later. This would make the perfect first half of a double feature along with 'Hobo With A Shotgun'. Coincidentally, the same artist (Tom Hodge, a.k.a. The Dude Designs) was used to create both film's incredible movie posters.

    I would just like to mention, among the many filmmakers at the PollyGrind who were generous enough to give away items (dvd's, posters, etc.) over the course of the week-long festival, James topped them all. Not only did he bring a shitload of his badass movie posters, but also 25 limited edition VHS copies of his film, made just for the PollyGrind, that he signed and numbered. I was lucky enough to snag #13 of 25.

    ***CONTEST*** We'll be giving away one of the posters in the upcoming PollyGrind edition of the 'Much of Madness/More of Sin' podcast in a few weeks. To enter for the drawing, e-mail us at: theotherpodcast@yahoo.com under the heading "PollyGrind Contest". We'll announce the winner during the show, which will be episode #8.














    Get over to DEARGODNOMOVIE.COM for more info.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Be Back Soon!















    Sorry folks! Hangin' out at the PollyGrind this week, but I'll be back soon with a podcast covering the entire festival.














    ...at the 'PollyGrind' with Rodleen Getsic of 'The Bunny Game'.

    Friday, September 23, 2011

    Be Kind, Rewind: The VHS Podcast

    Horrorphilia's 'Much of Madness/More of Sin' Podcast
    Episode #7




















    Not a lack of sleep or even the common cold could stop us from bringing you episode #7 ofHorrorphilia’s ‘Much of Madness/More of Sin’ podcast. In this audio version of Horrorphilia’s ‘Be Kind, Rewind’ VHS reviews segment, we’ve got reviews for 6 forgotten films that haven’t yet made it to DVD in the U.S.: ‘Mongrel’ (1982), ‘Terror on Alcatraz’ (1987), ‘Spine’ (1986), ‘Run…If You Can!’ (1987),‘Sandman’ (1993) & ‘Crowhaven Farm’ (1970) …plus the new independent zombie flick, ‘The Final Night and Day’ from DefTone Pictures and we start the countdown of our Top 10 horror movies of all-time.  


    Music by: 'Bob Schneider', 'Blind Guardian' and 'The Cramps''


    Contact us at theotherpodcast@yahoo.com 





    Friday, September 16, 2011

    The Bleeding House (2011)

    "Grace Will Come To You."













    Synopsis: A stranger (Patrick Breen) with mysterious intentions comes to stay the night at a secluded country home, but what he finds inside is a family torn apart by a violent past and a secret more deadly than he expected. 


    My Thoughts: The trick to making an effective slower moving thriller comes down to a few essential elements. The first and most important is an interesting story. A story that's not only original, but one that slowly reveals itself and keeps you guessing from beginning to end. 


    The second element is the acting, which is definitely one the strengths of this film. I thought the actors were well cast and their performances were somewhat believable. 


    Next is the mood. While I did like the film's eerie score and setting (you can never go wrong with a dark old house in the middle of nowhere), I thought the poor lightning in the outdoor scenes really took away from the effectiveness. This seems to be a common problem on smaller budget movies, so I guess we'll just write it off to a lack of funds. 


    Finally, there is pacing. A slow burning thriller can only be really effective when it's flame never goes out. 
    Unfortunately, this one went dark a few times along the way and lost my attention.


    My Rating: 5 / 10





    'The Bleeding House' does show some promise with strong performances and a sometimes eerie atmosphere. Unfortunately, the so-so storyline and the director's inability to keep my interest all the way through puts this thriller in my decent but forgettable pile.

    You can purchase 'The Bleeding House' on dvd at newvideo.com.


    Thursday, September 8, 2011

    Get your very own 2012 'Looks That Kill' Calender

    from 'Fat Foot Films'















    Their Story
    Fat Foot Films started with making a horror/comedy about humping zombies called "Mourning Wood". During the production we made a promotional calendar called "Looks that Kill" for 2009 to help raise funds and grow awareness for the small Massachusetts based production company. The 2009 calendar had an extremely short deadline and we only had 3 months to create, print and then sell it. Even with time against us, we were still able to make it a success. 

    This past October 2010, "Mourning Wood" premiered to a sold out crowd of over 300 people. In January 2011 we came out with our second film, drama/romance "Joy and the Apocalypse" which went straight to T.V. All of our projects have been done with nothing more than a deep love for what we do and donating our own personal funds. We are currently trudging full speed ahead on the newest Fat Foot Films creation, the “Looks that Kill” 2012 Calendar. This time around, we have more experience and better knowledge for creating the visions in our heads, and producing to you this amazing product.

    Where's It Going and Who It'll Affect
    Fat Foot Films wants to show you the beauty of horror, with gorgeous empowering females thrown into the macabre world of horror. The majority of funds raised will be dispersed to the printing process, which is the most expensive part of this project. The more funds that you all help us raise, the higher quality calendar we can provide to you as supporters and fans. We would also like to thank and give back to all of the people who made this project happen-the models, photographers, make-up artists, set designers and editors. They volunteered their time and energy, having no personal agenda but to help us bring this artistic collaboration to life, and we would like to promote and help them reach their dreams as well.

    Saturday, September 3, 2011

    Be Kind, Rewind: The VHS Reviews ~ Hider in the House (1989)

    "You Can't Lock Him Out. He's Already In."




















    Synopsis: Gary Busey stars as Tom Sykes, a psychopath who after being released from a mental institution, which he's been at since killing his abusive parents as a child, decides to move in with Julie & Phil Dryer (Mimi Rogers & Michael McKean). The only problem is they don't know he's there. As a child Tom would escape his parents abuse by hiding in the most remote areas of the house and now he seems to be back to his old tricks. This time building a secret hiding space in the attic where he can once again feel safe. While spying on the Dryer's, Tom becomes obsessed with Julie. He decides if he's ever gonna be a real part of the family he's gotta get Phil out of the picture.

    My Thoughts: I'll be the first one to admit this movie is cheezy. The story is just ridiculous. I mean a 200 lb. dude walking around in your attic every night and they never go to check it out. They just blame it on the wind and later send an exterminator up there (who's never seen again, btw). Also, it's got a little of that Lifetime movie feel to it. There really is no reason why I should be telling anybody to watch this movie ...but I'm going to.

    Gary Busey has got to be the only actor on Earth that could pull this shit off. It's actually a little sad, but I think this might be the role that he was born to play. The rest of the acting was pretty decent as well. Mimi Rogers is always the same (not great, not bad) and it was nice to see Michael McKean in a non-comedic role for once.

    This movie reminded me a lot of 'The Stepfather'. The tone of the film, the kind of violence that was shown and especially the way the killer carried the entire movie. Don't get me wrong, 'The Stepfather' was a much better film and Terry O'Quinn did a better job as the deranged psycho, but then again they didn't have to work with this piece of shit script.



    My Rating: 6.5 / 10






    Gary Busey haters stay away from this one, otherwise it's worth seeing if you get the chance. So far it's only been released on region 2 DVD, but an old VHS copy will run you no more than $5 on amazon. I found one on ebay for a buck.




    "click here for more reviews at Horrorphilia.com"

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    Rich's Reviews ~ I Saw the Devil (2010)

    "Evil Lives Inside."













    'I Saw the Devil' deals with a serial killer named Kyung-chul (Min-sik Choi), who meets his match. Soo-hyeon (Byung-hun Lee), the boyfriend of Kyung-chul's latest victim, sets his sights on finding her murderer before the police can. He then has planned a series of torture games for the killer, messing him up psysically in the process.













    The film is very professionally made, especially the camera work. A couple of great scenes involved the killer murdering a taxi driver in a moving cab and an awesome fight scene in a greenhouse. Also, well acted by the entire cast. An outstanding performance by Min-sik Choi as the serial killer.

    A great psychological horror film with its share of gore and violence. Keeps you interested throughout the story, however the ending is a bit disappointing.

    'I Saw the Devil' gets an 8 out of 10.




    "click here for more reviews at Horrorphilia.com"

    Monday, August 29, 2011

    Necronos: Tower of Doom (2010)

    "You Can Not Kill What Is Already Dead."













    Synopsis: Necronos (Thomas Sender), one of the mightiest minions of the devil himself has come to earth to create an invincible army of the undead under leadership of barbaric demons, called Berzerkers. To achieve his goal Necronos needs numerous often very macabre and difficult to come by ingredients. So Satan sends him two assistants to achieve his goal - Goran (Timo Fuchs), a Blood Demon and footman loyal to Necronos as well as The Mighty Witch (Manoush) to locate the chosen one - a virgin witch.


    My Thoughts: This has got to be one of the most difficult movies to review that I have ever come across. It's such a mixed bag, in every aspect of the film, that I don't know where to begin. You see what we have here is really a fantasy gore film, that at times seems like a slasher, and at other times almost feels like some of demented art film.While I do like the creativity that went into the storyline, the 2 hour run-time really took a lot of the flow out of it.


    After getting through the first 10 painful minutes, in which the story was explained through a series of short clips of the past and extremely drawn out title card sequences, we finally get to the opening credits. Once that's over the film, now in present day, starts to pick up. The director (Marc Rohnstock) makes it pretty clear early on that he has no problems with nudity or extreme gore (which in my opinion is always a plus). Not all of the gore was great, but it had it's moments and believe me I've seen a lot worse.


    If you could sit back and just take this movie for what it is, then you might be able to get something out of it. I for one can appreciate the obvious time and effort that went into making this film. This wasn't just thrown together in a week or two. So if you're into gore films and you're looking for something a little different then this medieval gore-fest from Germany might just be the movie for you.




    My Rating: 5 / 10






    Not at all a perfect film, but worth a watch. I can honestly say that I've never seen anything quite like it. In the often stale world of indie gore flicks, Lars and Marc Rohnstock definitely have their own thing going on and I'll be interested to see what they can come up with in the future. 


        Be sure to check them out at: infernal-films.com


    Friday, August 26, 2011

    Episode #6 Is On The Air!





















    In the 6th episode of Horrorphilia’s ‘Much of Madness/More of Sin’ podcast, we review Broken Lizard’s 2004 slasher spoof, ‘Club Dread’ …the 1975 Cronenberg classic, ‘Shivers (a.k.a. They Came from Within)’ …1990′s ‘There’s Nothing Out There’ …the 1980 killer crab movie, ‘Island Claws’ …the 2008 British slasher, ‘Flick’ …and the 1986 cult classic, ‘Neon Maniacs’.
    We also run down some of the new stuff that’s rumored to be in production and discuss the 2010 indie short, ‘Trilogy of Blood’ from Ruckus Productions.
    Music by: ‘Bill Paxton (a.k.a. Coconut Pete)’, ‘Wir’ and ‘The Cramps’
    Contact us at theotherpodcast@yahoo.com


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