Yesterday we shorted you on the weekly WTF Friday of the Week. Day late, dollar short, but I think this trailer for Aargh will quench your thirst for WTF-ness. A 15-minute German short film about the day in the life of an ex-star of Japanese monster movies, and I don't mean one of the human actors.
Producer Jeremiah Sayys just sent us over some really nasty new stills for his upcoming flick directed by Sheila Ryan Opious, and they're so grue drippin' good that we just had to share!
Welcome back, dear readers! Sorry about the delay as this writer’s heading off to cover SXSW for the next couple of days. But so far we’ve had quite the journey as we’ve looked back at the first 15 films in our countdown of the 25 milestones that shaped the world of independent horror. Today we start in 1983 and kick things off with a true shocker!
Since the film first burst forth onto the scene there's been a ton on controversy surrounding A Serbian Film. In a couple of months you'll be able to judge it for yourself as the flick smashes into the States. From the Press Release
The sweet smell of indie bloodshed has wafted our way and led us directly to the new slasher flick Outtake Reel. Ready for the first word before it hits the cutting room floor? Starring Ava Santana, Lloyd Kaufman, Tiffany Shepis, Scott Feinblatt, Jeffry Chaffin, and directed by Scott Feinblatt and Jeffry Chaffin, check out the press release, trailer, and artwork below.
Welcome back, fiends! Over the last two days we’ve looked at the first 10 milestones in independent horror filmmaking, starting in 1921 and ending up in 1977 with David Lynch’s Eraserhead . Today we begin in the year 1978 and take you through the next five milestones of indie horror up until the year 1981. 1978- Joe Dante Directs Piranha:
Undoubtedly, the heart and soul of The Revenant are best friends Bart (David Anders) and Joey (Chris Wylde) but as the saying goes, for every good man there’s an equally good woman (or two in this instance) behind them. Balancing out the testosterone on the set of the film were actresses Jacy Gross and Louise Griffiths.
Yesterday Dread Central brought you the first five milestones in our look back at the 25 milestones that shaped the independent horror landscape over the last 100 years. Today we begin in 1963 with some of the most influential independent genre projects of that era that took some of the biggest gambles in Hollywood and have left an enduring legacy over the last 40-plus years.
In 2009 I had the pleasure of checking out The Revenant during the Screamfest Film Festival. Directed by Kerry Prior, the film stars David Anders, Chris Wylde, Jacy Gross, and Louise Griffiths and is centered around Bart (Anders), a soldier who is killed overseas in Iraq.
For many fans, independent horror filmmaking seems like a relatively new concept. So you may be surprised to find out the maverick spirit that fuels our beloved genre has been burning for almost 100 years now, since the 1912 version of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde was produced by the independently-run production house Thanhouser Company.
And the little film designed to shock, offend, put off, and disgust its viewers, A Serbian Film has caused a hell of a lot of commotion at the Sitges Film Festival in Barcelona when it screened there. Hold on to your asses, folks!
Dread Central has dubbed March, 2011 "Indie Horror Month", and one such filmmaker that we've been keeping an eye on is Bryan Ryan. No doubt you will be, too, after checking out his short film "The Guest", which has debuted online and we, of course, have right here!
Found footage. Slashers. Cannibals. Yep, we're in! That's exactly what we're going to be getting from the latest indie flick, The Locals, and we've got casting details and more for you to dig on! From the Press Release
We know that Rubber, the story of Robert, the evil sentient tire, will be getting a limited theatrical run on April 1st via Magnet in the US, but what about our pals in the UK? When will they get to see it? According to Amazon UK it won't be long afterwards as they have the Blu-ray going on sale as of April 11th.
I'd argue a more appropriate title would be Death Hunter: Some Guy Bitten By A Werewolf Partially Cured By An Antidote That Leaves Him With All The Abilities Of A Lycan Without Actually Transforming Into One Begins Running Around Looking Like A Chemo Patient Blade But Barely Uses His Lycan Powers Vs. Werewolves & Vampires, but that's just me.