Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SILENT RETREAT (2016) - #Thriller / #Horror #IndieFilm Review

Theatrical Poster for SILENT RETREAT
Theatrical Poster for SILENT RETREAT - image source: Midnight Releasing

The slasher film meets the modern corporate world as young media professionals start losing their tongues to a mysterious, unknown assailant while on retreat at a lodge in San Bernardino County. Who is doing this and why? The answer lies in the dark past of their retreat's location.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

OTHER HALVES (2015): A Killer App Takes the Screen

OTHER HALVES (2015), the first indie feature from filmmakers Matthew Price and Kelly Morr, shows what happens when technology is able to learn too much about its users. Although it has plentiful horror and sci-fi elements, it succeeds best as a social satire of the twenty-something generation (in general) and those who work in the world of tech startups (in particular). It also provides a refreshing view of all of this from the female perspective, using an almost all-female cast to tell its story.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Techno Horror Film OTHER HALVES In Theaters Jan 8

Our friends at OTHER HALVES, the indie horror about a killer dating app, have told us that the film will be playing on the big screen starting on January 8th (Friday of this week). After a successful circuit of horror festivals, including Other Worlds Austin, ZedFest, and Another Hole in the Head, Other Halves will now be terrifying general audiences. The theatrical run begins in Grand Rapids, home town of director Matthew T. Price.

For showtimes and tickets, visit the film's website.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

SCREEN (2013): Big Horror on a Small Budget - an #ArchiveDay post

Nicole Alonso in SCREEN
Nicole Alonso in SCREEN

Editor's note: TFK posted this review on a now-defunct legacy blog in March, 2014. It has been revised, updated, and edited for reposting here.

What kind of horror feature can be made with a Canon 5D Mark 2 camera, a zoom H4N portable audio recorder, and an iPhone? If the filmmaker is David Paul Baker (David Wilde), the answer is SCREEN (NR, 2013) -- a good and scary indie flick, indeed.