AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING Director: Franck Khalfoun Screenplay by Franck Khalfoun Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, McKenna Grace, Cameron Monaghan, Thomas Mann, Jennifer Morrison, Kurtwood Smith Rated PG-13 for strong horror violence and for language Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes **1/2 out of ***** Photo: Dimension Films Belle, played by Bella Thorne, checks on her comatose brother, James, played by Cameron Monaghan, in the latest entry in the long-running AMIT
Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal AVULSION Director: Steve Boyle Starring: Erica Field, Cameron Hurry Running Time: 10 minutes **** Boy meets girl. Boy does terrible things but that's not all. At the outset it looks like Steve Boyle's horror short will be delivering exactly what a viewer may be expecting. It's just a short
2017 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED “TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID” & “THE LAPACE’S DEMON” Among Top Winners Marianne Maddalena Honored with Career Achievement Award Photo: Ernie Trinidad HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Oct. 19, 2017 – America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival, Screamfest, awarded this year’s top movies, filmmakers and actors Thursday during the fest’s closing night. Screamfest, which ran from Oct. 10 - 19, 2017 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres i
THE LAPLACE'S DEMON Director: Giordano Giulivi Screenplay: Giordano Giulivi and Duccio Giulivi Story by Giordano Giulivi, Duccio Giulivi, Silvano Bertolin and Ferdinando D'Urbano Starring: Silvano Bertolin, Ferdinando D'Urbano, Duccio Giulivi, Carlotta Mazzoncini, Simone Moscato, Walter Smorti, Simone Valeri, Alessandro Zonfrilli UNRATED In Italian with English subtitles. Running time: 1 hour 49 minutes **** out of ***** Photo: Astrolab Pictures Eight people find themselves
TRAGEDY GIRLS Director: Tyler MacIntyre Screenplay: Tyler MacIntyre and Chris Lee Hill Based on an original screenplay by Justin Olson Starring: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Jack Quaid, Timothy V. Murphy, Craig Robinson, Josh Hutcherson, Kevin Durand Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references Running time: 1 hour 38 minutes **** out of ***** Photo: Gunpowder & Sky BFFs Mykala and Sadie take their blog, TRAGEDY GIRLS, to
TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY Director: Derek Dennis Herbert Featuring: Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, Bruce Campbell, Cassandra Peterson, Adam Green, Mike Aloisi, John Carl Buechler, Sean S. Cunningham Unrated Running Time: 1 hour 48 minutes **** out of ***** Photo: Masterfully Macabre Entertainment Iconic stuntman/actor Kane Hodder reflects upon his career in the documentary TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY. When a certain scene requires action which could be
DEAD ANT Director: Ron Carlson Screenplay by Ron Carlson Story by Hank Braxton, Ron Carlson, Dan Sinclair Starring: Tom Arnold, Sean Astin, Jake Busey, Ryhs Coiro, Leisha Hailey, Cameron Richardson, Danny Woodburn, Michael Horse, Sydney Sweeney, Joi Liaye UNRATED Running Time: 1 hour 27 minutes *** out of ***** Photo: August Heart Entertainment Members of the glam-metal band "Sonic-Grave" soon discover their attempt at a comeback has run into a roadblock of epic proportions.
LEATHERFACE (2017) Directors: Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo Screenplay by Seth M. Sherwood Starring: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike, Sam Coleman, Vanessa Grasse, Finn Jones, Nicole Andrews Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexuality/nudity Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes *1/2 out of ***** Photo: Lionsgate Texas Ranger Hal Hartman, played by Stephen Dorff, finds himself on the wrong end of the chainsaw in LEATHERFACE. It's been
VIDAR THE VAMPIRE Directors: Thomas Aske Berg and Fredrik Waldeland Screenplay by Thomas Aske Berg and Fredrik Waldeland Starring: Thomas Aske Berg, Brigt Skrettingland, Kim Sønderholm, Henrik Rafaelsen UNRATED **** out of ***** In VIDAR THE VAMPIRE, Vidar (Thomas Aske Berg) finds out the hard way that life as a vampire ain't all it's cracked up to be. Party all night. Sleep all day. Just knowing that may be enough for someone to want to live out their days as a vampire.
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Director: Denis Villeneuve Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Story by Hampton Fancher. Based on characters from the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas Rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language Running Time: 2 hours 43 minutes ****1/2 out of ***** Photo: Warner Bros. Acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve brings us BLADE