Microcinema – Short Film, Short Review

I’ll be honest with you, when I first saw the poster image above for Microcinema I was already getting ready for disappointment. Luckily I was wrong, and honestly I really should know better than to judge a book by its cover, or a short film by its promo poster, as the case may be. My initial reservations did not immediately go away however. The first couple minutes of this jackass sitting on his cozy chair with his shitty mask and highlighted bangs wasn’t exactly reassuring. But once he got off the chair and into the woods it was all good.

Microcinema is an interesting little six-minute horror short from writer/director Skip Shea. It focuses on a man who has obsessed with snuff films that decides to do a little filmmaking himself.

From the press release –

“Microcinema” is the story of Peter Martell, a highly educated well-to-do young man with a lot of free time on his hands. He spends this time watching snuff films. One day he makes the bold decision to cross the line from observer to participant, aspiring to bring a philosophical element to his own kind of snuff films. Ready to go to work, he tracks his first victim into a haunted New England wood, where the line between participant and observer takes a different turn.

A different turn indeed! The second half certainly makes this short worth watching.   I don’t want to spoil anything for you (I really, really do… but I won’t…) Microcinema is available to watch for a reasonable 99 cents HERE.  So don’t be a stick in the butt and check it out… ooooooohhh…

Microcinema rates 2 and a half out of 5 Screaming Jamies

Synapse Picks Up Rights To Adrian Garcia Bogliano Films

I wasn’t familiar with the films of  Argentine director Adrian Garcia Bogliano until a couple of weeks ago when he did an interview with Bad Ronald (click the link and check it out, it’s a great site.) My interest was immediately piqued, and now it looks like we’ll all have a chance to check out three of his films courtesy of Synapse Films. Click For Press Release

Corporate Cutthroat Massacre – Like Sleeping Pills, But Less Entertaining

The Office meets American Psycho” – that’s how director Creep Creepersin’s Corporate Cutthroat Massacre is billed. Well, unfortunately the film completely lacks the humor of the former and the wit and creativity of the latter.

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The Exterminator Descends Into Gruesome Savagery In High-Def!

“Sick example of the almost unbelievable descent into gruesome savagery in American movies”…

That’s what Roger Ebert said of The Exterminator upon its release in 1980. Well now, thanks to Synapse Films, you can experience all of The Exterminator and it’s “gruesome savagery” in high-def and fully uncut for the first time on Blu-Ray. Released last week as a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, The Exterminator definitely shows how far Synapse has come with their Blu-Ray releases. The transfer is excellent. It looks like you’re watching it straight from the original film print. It marks a great improvement over their first Blu-Ray ventures. Continue reading

The Moon Is A Dead World Wants YOU!…

…To write a film review, that is. Check it out, Ryne over at The Moon Is A Dead World put up a post earlier this month  looking for fifteen horror bloggers or writers to assist him in his Halloween festivities on the blog by contributing a review. He listed fifteen films to choose from and as of earlier today there were still four unclaimed titles. The films that are still up for grabs to review are Blood of Dracula’s Castle, Akira, Dementia 13 and the steaming pile of shit Captivity. So, if you’re a horror blogger, writer or opinionated jerk that wants to let the world know what you think about one of the above mentioned films, head over to The Moon, get in touch with Ryne and be a part of The Halloween Fifteen! I’ll be taking part myself with a review of the most under-rated sequel in horror, Halloween 3 – Season of the Witch!

Nuts, Sluts, Butts & Bolts – Frankenhooker Comes To Blu-Ray

Synapse continues to build their impressive hi-def catalog with the addition of Frankenhooker on November 8th. Following last week’s release of The Exterminator (which looks fucking great on blu!) and the October release of Maniac Cop, Frankenhooker looks to be another solid entry in Synapse’s growing Blu-ray canon.  Wanna Date?

Africa-Lensed Zombie Film ‘The Dead’ Set To Devour US Theaters

It takes a lot to get me excited about a zombie film these days. I’m pretty burned out at this point. Aside from The Walking Dead, I’ve steered clear of the undead for a while  now. Next month however, I feel that’s all about to change with the US release of The Dead. The Dead is the most recent release from UK filmmakers the Ford Brothers, was entirely filmed in West Africa with all indigenous Africans playing the walking dead, and looks simply amazing. To be honest, it looks like it’s going to out-Romero the past few Romero films! Continue reading