Here’s some alt-postrs to start your week off right. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and that all of you have family, friends and loved ones to enjoy it with.
An aging scream queen deals with her insignificance.
Written, directed, produced by and starring Karen Gillan.
Nine minutes, four seconds.
To one day be a star and the next day be forgotten, barely a footnote; to an entertainer in any medium that is the most terrifying horror of all. A fine performance by Karen Gillan as well as a fine directorial effort. Watch below and let me know what you think.
Synopsis: Psychologist Peter Bower’s life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right.
I have to say that the trailer for Backtrack makes it look pretty darn good! Also, with two accomplished and dependable stars like Adrien Brody (King Kong) and Sam Neill (In the Mouth of Madness) leading the way it makes you wonder how it can even go wrong. Backtrack also stars The Loved Ones resident psycho biotch Robin McLeavy and is written and directed by Michael Petroni, the screenwriter for Possession and The Book Thief and director of Till Human Voices Wake Us. Backtrack has been making its way through the film festival circuit and hopefully will have an official release date in the near future. Until then and as usual enjoy the trailer below.
Robert De Niro’s performance is an impersonation of Martin Scorsese.
I can’t believe this is November Week 3! Where does the time go? You blink and it’s days gone by. I’ve got posters. Enjoy.
At a country manor in Edwardian England, a parlour trick becomes a bewitching – and one of the guests gets his dark desire.
Written and directed by Daniel Zimbler.
Based on the short story by Harry Farjeon.
Starring Julian Glover, Ed Coleman, Christopher Brandon, Helena Johnson, Keith Hill, Maggie Robson and Edward McNamee.
Filmed in the UK
12 minutes, 54 seconds.
No Jason, no Freddy, no gore and no jump scares; just fine acting, writing and direction and a most unnerving tale. Enjoy and, as always, tell me what you think.
Synopsis: One night at a party, a group of friends experiment with trace phenomena – a form of EVP (Electronic voice phenomena), however, one by one the friends begin dying and soon realize a door to a horrific realm has been opened. It’s a race against time and demonic forces to sever the transmission save themselves and prevent the demon from entering our world.
Trace looks like a cross between White Noise and The Apparition; two films neither of which I particularly liked. So why am I interested in a movie that reminds me so much of both of them? Maybe it’s a slow week for horror movie trailers; maybe I have masochistic tendencies; or perhaps maybe I see something in Trace that I didn’t see in the two aforementioned films. The trailer does look a bit hokey; it also has its moments.
Trace stars Nick Fink, August Roads, Jesse Pepe, Maddie McGuire, Samantha Lee, Sam Valentine, Jerod Meagher, Mike Capozzi, Jeremiah Benjamin, and Herion Mustafaraj and it is written and directed by Ryan Brookhart. It’s already available on VOD through iTunes, Vudu and many others and is also available on DVD. Check out the poster and trailer below and enjoy.