October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #74
A lo-fi little thriller that plays around with the ideas of snuff films in a way that would probably pique the interest of the likes of de Palma. While it's a little rough and creaky as it goes, most likely due to being one of the first attempts by the filmmakers and on such a low budget, it's still satisfying as a twisty little movie. It sure as hell feels independent, in a time…
October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #73
I don't know who in their right mind would call this a horror movie, or what the hell Scream Factory's trying to peddle here, but it ain't no friggin' horror movie. Unless you're one of the soccer mom types who watch the local news hoping to get worked up about shit, this is essentially an afterschool special, with a little better quality of acting from Kathleen Beller. It's solid as a teen drama, fighting against how goddamn laughable some of the melodramatic cliches that exist in the story, but I honestly don't know what the hell everyone is smoking here.
October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #1
Picking the first movie of each year's horror marathon used to be an event where I got to find a fairly big name movie my wife hadn't seen yet and show it to her for the first time. Movies like Jaws and the George Romero Dead movies were past picks to launch the year's jaunt. Now that she's passed, I was at a loss on how to make such a thing special again.