My second to last film at Stanley Film Festival, 13th overall. Also my most anticipated film of the festival. It did not disappoint. Aharon and Navot have followed up their delightful sideways slasher RABIES with a yet another spin on the genre. Took me a little while to get completely on board with this film but by the end I was totally bowled over.
And that’s my only criticism is that it does take a bit of time to get…
Look, not every film selected for a film festival is gonna be winner. We know this and we deal. This was my sixth movie at Stanley Film Festival and I had relatively high hopes since it was selected for CCFF but wow what a disappointment. I admire the intent and strong women in survival mode but this is just not very good. Awful characters and awful plotting. Basically you know how things will go down within the first 10 minutes.…
Schenkman delivered the film the morning it was to premiere at Chicago Fear Fest with a note that the film was only completed a few days prior to the festival. Really, this film was completed? With The Asylum it's hit or miss, usually more miss and here is no exception. It gets its television premiere in May. Skip it unless you enjoy fake beards and mustaches, poorly rendered CG and watching Lincoln say, "Emancipate this!!" as he slices the head off a zombie with his slave tool.
Generally enjoyed the slow burn here, a throwback to those slow burn satanic/supernatural films from the mid to late 70s. Also maybe the least Robert Zombie film of his catalog, which is a good thing. At least for me. Not great but pretty good.
Visually it looks like a period film but it’s not. Has the proper the tone and evokes plenty of mystery and creepiness without going completely overboard on FX. Sherri Moon is passable but the trio of…