When Getting ‘Crabs!’ Is A Good Thing: A Succulent Horror-Comedy To Get Your Claws Into

Crabs! Rating: 10/10 Director & Screenwriter: Pierce Berolzheimer Style: Horror/Comedy Time: 80 minutes By Mike Szymanski Lately — well at least for the past two years — it is very rare that I laugh out loud over a movie, and this one had me doing it from the first scene. So thank you “Crabs!” for getting me to giggle in this strange and unfunny times. … Continue reading When Getting ‘Crabs!’ Is A Good Thing: A Succulent Horror-Comedy To Get Your Claws Into

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

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

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

More Than The Sum of its Parts: A Review of “Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World”

By: Vernon Nickerson The Acclaimed documentary on H.R. Giger,  “DARK STAR: H.R. GIGER’S WORLD”  will open nationally in theaters beginning May 15.  Writer – Director Brenda Sallin’s exquisitely produced documentary of the life and art of surrealist artist H. R. Giger  (1940–2014) is a rich tapestry of black, white and grayscale images created by Giger during, before and after his “discovery” and Oscar win for the Ridley … Continue reading More Than The Sum of its Parts: A Review of “Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World”

Getting your sexy/gory/bloody movie freak on with “Clinger”, a 2015 Slamdance Festival selection

By: Vernon Nickerson Clinger, a 2015 Slamdance Festival Selection and the first feature film of the creative team of Director Michael Steves and Co-writers Bubba Fish and Gabi Chennisi Duncombe is a funhouse ride of a film.  Jennifer Laporte (Fern Petersen) and Vincente Martella (Robert Klingher her creepily attentive and aptly-named first love) make the most of a good story and strong supporting cast in … Continue reading Getting your sexy/gory/bloody movie freak on with “Clinger”, a 2015 Slamdance Festival selection

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”

“ALTERGEIST” LAUNCHES “DEMAND MY CITY” CONTEST FOR HORROR SCI-FI FILM’S THEATRICAL PREMIERE

Are You Afraid? That’s What They Like.   LOS ANGELES, CA (May 14, 2014) ALTERGEIST will hold a premiere screening in a U.S. city chosen by online voters who “Demand My City.”  Tedi Sarafian, writer of Terminator 3:  Rise of the Machines and Tank Girl makes his feature directorial debut with the horror/sci-fi thriller ALTERGEIST.  Sarafian, cast members and the producers will attend the premiere screening in the … Continue reading “ALTERGEIST” LAUNCHES “DEMAND MY CITY” CONTEST FOR HORROR SCI-FI FILM’S THEATRICAL PREMIERE