Country of Hotels, a Quirkily Entertaining Relief from the Summer of Comic Empire Promotionals

By Vernon Nickerson Country of Hotels, a new film by Director Julio Maria Martino and Producers Saba Kia and Emily Corcoran is a somber 21st Century homage to Rod Serling’s Night Gallery. Intrigued, gentle movie-watching public? Well if you are still fighting your natural urges to explore a mysterious sci-fi-ish drama, I would add that Country of Hotels was the winner of the Audience Award … Continue reading Country of Hotels, a Quirkily Entertaining Relief from the Summer of Comic Empire Promotionals

2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

  Murmur receives Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize while Higher Love takes Documentary Prize.  Audience Awards given to narrative feature Residue and documentary feature Bastards’ Road Shoot to Marry takes home Best of Breakouts Audience Award Carlota Pereda, director of Piggy, receives AGBO Fellowship, presented by Slamdance alumni Joe and Anthony Russo   The 26th Slamdance Film Festival today announced the winners of their annual … Continue reading 2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

Sanzaru, Warns You Against The Power Of Secrets

By Sanyukta Thakare SANZARU is a Gothic tale, a journey to the heart of a haunted house. A house haunted, as much by death, as by secrets.   Sanzaru does not belong in your immediate ideas of horror, there are no creepy faces or bodies lurking in the dark. Instead, we meet the demons of our minds and our pasts. The only way out is … Continue reading Sanzaru, Warns You Against The Power Of Secrets

Top Special Effects Gurus, Hiroshi Katagiri Creates A terrifyingly Brilliant Horror Film For His Directorial Debut

By William Engel After years of building up a reputation as one of the industry’s top special effects gurus, Hiroshi Katagiri made his feature length directorial debut with the premiere of c. I’m happy to report that it succeeds not only as a horror film, but as a harrowing drama that casts a damning light on the consequences of colonization. In the film, a Real … Continue reading Top Special Effects Gurus, Hiroshi Katagiri Creates A terrifyingly Brilliant Horror Film For His Directorial Debut

Pumpkin Power Now! A review of “A Tricky Treat”

By: Vernon Nickerson In less than four minutes of their short,” A Tricky Treat”, writer Kamal John Iskander and director Patricia Chica exquisitely capture the pure essence of the random moment of adolescent self-loathing, rage and violence directed out toward others. After viewing this film, I wondered silently if in the apocalypse will there only be orange pumpkin people  who sound like Beaver Cleaver’s family … Continue reading Pumpkin Power Now! A review of “A Tricky Treat”

Film Review Of 2016 Dances With Films Feature, “LILITH’S AWAKENING”

By: Vernon Nickerson Lucy  Is On Top in Monica Demes’s Feature Film, “Lilith’s Awakening”   In “Lilith’s Awakening”, Writer, Director, Monica Demes film noir homage to Dracula, the Vampire is Lucy’s alter-ego portrayed with style and silent film acting panache by Barbara Eugenia. Plot-meets-13th Century rabbinical Lilith literature as our 21st Century heroine Lucy ( actress Sophia Woodward) somehow calls out the Vampire via her … Continue reading Film Review Of 2016 Dances With Films Feature, “LILITH’S AWAKENING”

Director Rob Zombie’s Film 31 To have World Premiere At The 2016 Sundance Festival Midnight Section

  Adrenaline junkies and genre film-lovers know the real fun at the Sundance Film Festival starts at midnight. Sundance Institute   announces nine feature films that will screen in its iconic Midnight section at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Which has launched films includingThe Blair Witch Project, SAW, Super Troopers, The Babadook, Black Dynamite, What We Do In The Shadows,Dead/Alive, Delicatessen, The Descent and Hard … Continue reading Director Rob Zombie’s Film 31 To have World Premiere At The 2016 Sundance Festival Midnight Section

GENRE RE-DEFINING INDIE FILMMAKER JASON BANKER RAMPS UP NEW FEATURE FILM WITH REVOLVER AND RANDOM BENCH

    Revolver Picture Company and Random Bench have teamed up to produce the next feature from TOAD ROAD and FELT filmmaker Jason Banker. Known for mashing genres of film to create new and powerful viewing experiences, Banker has emerged from a ‘filmmaker to watch’ to one building enviable relationships in the independent film world. TOAD ROAD, which won a number of festival awards during … Continue reading GENRE RE-DEFINING INDIE FILMMAKER JASON BANKER RAMPS UP NEW FEATURE FILM WITH REVOLVER AND RANDOM BENCH

The Terrifying Adventure That Is Hollows Grove

By Austin Winter-Chase Hollows Grove is a tantalizing fun horror film. in the form of a docudrama. Filmmaker Craig Efros (who wrote Hollows Grove and this is his directorial debut) sets the stage for a nail biting, edge of the seat horror roller coaster ride. When a young documentary filmmaker Harold Maxwell goes along  on a adventure to document what his friends the Spirit and Paranormal … Continue reading The Terrifying Adventure That Is Hollows Grove

HOLLOWS GROVE” AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21 ON iTUNES

    HOLLYWOOD, CA – (October 8, 2014) Filmmakers Mel Efros and Craig Efros announces Craig’s feature-directorial debut HOLLOWS GROVE, which he also wrote, and produced along with Mel, will be released on VOD through iTunes and the film’s website http://www.HollowsGrove.com on Tuesday, October 21, 2014     HOLLOWS GROVE stars Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead), Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump), Matt Doherty (Mighty Ducks, So I … Continue reading HOLLOWS GROVE” AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21 ON iTUNES

Filmmaker Craig Efros on his new film “Hollows Grove”

      Craig has always been a student of Television, Film, Theater and horror, first as a young kid hiding in the shadows sneaking peaks at horror films his parents were watching, then to making his own short films as a child, through to studying film in college. After majoring in Film Studies at U.C.S.B., Craig started working in Post Production. For over a … Continue reading Filmmaker Craig Efros on his new film “Hollows Grove”