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10 Amazing Indie Horror Films You May Have Missed

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Indie Horror

It’s just about impossible to count the independent horror films released each year. There must be 500 micros to hit, a few more hundred flicks with feeble but adequate budgets, and then you’ve of course got your heavily promoted commercial releases.

Sadly, those commercial releases tend to disappoint the most, while the productions battling a budget often inadvertently stumble upon significant eminence.

However, not every lower budget film garners the shine it delivers. And trust this: There are a great number of “little flicks” that merit massive praise. In order to keep things reasonable for viewers, I’ve isolated 10 recent indie pictures that refused to let monetary issues prevent them from being as amazing as they possibly could. And, for my money, each of these productions certainly deserves the title of amazing. Get ready to embark on a mission to find some awesome material. You don’t want to miss these beauties.

10 Amazing Indie Horror Films You May Have Missed

Asylum Blackout:
If you’re in search of a film that weaves a bloody web of paranoia, outrage, insanity and claustrophobia, Asylum Blackout has all you need. It’s an uncannily dark piece of work fit to confuse the senses via an outright onslaught of aggression and tangible threats. It’s also extremely well acted, unbelievably atmospheric (I checked this one out as a dual feature with Session 9 in a rundown Sacramento theater about six months ago and found the combo to be deeply disturbing) and frightening. Not jump out of nowhere frightening, but stick to the walls of your consciousness frightening.

Absentia:
Absentia may be the finest example of taking a miniscule budget (a reported $70k) and stretching it beyond the point of snapping. But rest assured, nothing’s snapping in this film, other than the mental limits of a few key characters… and potential viewers. Absentia relies on the work of the imagination rather than obvious visuals (though there are a few creepy shots) and it works like a charm. It’s a disconcerting piece of film, and it was strong enough to catapult writer/director Mike Flanagan to much grander projects, like the recently released and frequently lauded Oculus.


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Ellen Page and The Cured Come Home to VOD

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We’ve been talking about the new zombie flick starring Ellen Page entitled The Cured for quite some time now, and we’ll soon be able to sink our teeth into it courtesy of IFC Films.

The flick stars Page (Juno, Hard Candy), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, In the Heart of the Sea), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Infinity War, The Infiltrator), and Paula Malcomson (The Hunger Games trilogy, “Ray Donovan”) and is directed and written by David Freyne in his first feature film. Look for it in theaters and On Demand on February 23, 2018​.

Synopsis:
What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? 

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#Brainwaves Episode 74 Guest Announcement: Creature Designer Mike Hill – The Shape of Water and More!

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We’re getting monstrous on Episode 74 of Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio as joining us will be award-winning artist, filmmaker, and creature designer Mike Hill, whose work you can see right now in a little film called The Shape of Water.

Join us this coming Wednesday, January 24th, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had!

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The Saw Chapter Comes to Dead By Daylight January 23!

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Time to play a game of Dead by Daylight! We told you last week that none other than Jigsaw would be coming to the hit PC and console game, and today we have a brand new trailer for you detailing what to expect when the hardest working corpse in cinema history gets digitized for an all-new adventure.

Let’s Play a Game… The Pig is here to create a whole new version of hell for all Survivors. Mentored by Jigsaw, she comes carrying Reverse Bear Traps into the Realm of the Entity. So if you’re gonna play, you have to accept that the stakes are high. The SAW Chapter comes with a New Killer (The Pig), a new Survivor (David Tapp), and a new Map (Gideon Meat Plant).

Jigsaw joins the previously released original killers alongside Freddy Krueger 2010, Michael Myers, and Leatherface.

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