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.
Synopsis: Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler) is still tormented by the brutal sexual assault she endured years ago (I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, 2010). She’s changed identities and cities, reluctantly joining a support group where she begins to piece together a new life. But when her new friend’s murderer goes free and the tales of serial rapists haunt her, Jennifer will hunt down the men responsible and do what the system won’t – make them pay for their crimes in the most horrific ways imaginable. Only this time, no jury may be able to save her.
I just realized, after reading the synopsis above (and watching the trailer below), that the I Spit on Your Grave franchise is gradually becoming the new Death Wish franchise; only it replaces Charles Bronson with Sarah Butler and all the bad guys with rapists and sexual predators. At least that’s what I got out of it; perhaps you will see something completely different. I Spit on Your Grave: Vengeance is Mine (original title I Spit on Your Grave 3-or III-if you’re into that whole Roman numeral thing) stars Sarah Butler, Gabriel Hogan and Doug McKeon and is directed by R.D. Braunstein. It will have a limited theater release beginning October 9th and will come to VOD and DVD on October 20th. I present to you the trailer and poster for your viewing…analysis.
First-time director David Fincher disowned the film, citing constant studio interference and actually walked out of production before final editing began. He did preside over a rough cut that became the basis for the ‘Assembly Cut’, a longer version of the movie later released on DVD and Blu-ray.
Synopsis: Two attractive young coeds set off for a camping trip in the Pennsylvania woods to get away from it all. After a rifle-toting mountain man discovers they are a couple, the women become his prey: hunted, shot and left for dead. The local sheriff begins to connect their frightened testimony with unsolved disappearances and murders on the trail. Can he act in time to stop more killings?
I came across this one on HorrorMovies.ca. Allegedly based on a true story, the plot reminds me (very loosely) of a book by Jack Ketchum entitled “The Lost”. Dead Woman’s Hollow is the feature debut from Libby McDermott. It stars Jeremy Bingaman, Bethany Coyle, Roger Durga Dahal and Charles Dawson. Having premiered at the Homegrown Hollywood Film Festival on September 24, 2013, Dead Woman’s Hollow releases on DVD on June 23rd, 2015.
A meteor crashes into a quiet lake in the remote countryside and awakens a centuries-old beast, who tears through a nearby town and its inhabitants, who must fight for their lives and stop this Queen Crab before she can hatch an army of babies.
I tend to wonder if Queen Crab writer/director Brett Piper (They Bite) made the film out of the same pissed off frustration I feel for the greedy bastards who load their buffet plates with crab legs leaving none for the rest of us. My wife and I watched this woman load the entire contents of the crab leg tray onto her plate. Twice. I repeat: Twice.
Anyway, I digress as I often do. A return to the stop-motion action popularized by the late, great Ray Harryhausen, Queen Crab is coming to DVD with a load of extras sometime in September. It stars Michelle Simone Miller, Kathryn Metz and Rich Lounello. Beyond that I honestly don’t know much more. With that being said I invite you to enjoy the trailer below.
From Martyrs and featuring Catherine Bégin as Mademoiselle (quote) and Morjana Alaoui and Mylené Jampanoï as Anna and Lucie:
Martyrs are exceptional people. They survive pain, they survive total deprivation. They bear all the sins of the earth. They give themselves up. They transcend themselves… they are transfigured.
From Motel Hell and featuring Rory Calhoun as Farmer Vincent Smith: