SHORT FILM SATURDAY: DADDY’S GIRL (2016)

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Vince, a Dartmoor prison guard and father of one, comes across an abandoned kid’s bicycle on an isolated stretch of moorland road. With the sun setting, he sets off in search of the missing child.

Written and directed by Jed Hart.

Filmed in England.

Twelve minutes and three seconds.

Daddy’s Girl is a short horror film from Jed Hart that masterfully builds tension and has us on the edge of our seats until the final frame. Reading reviews I noticed that some viewers were disappointed with the ending; I, for one, was not. The only disappointment I have is not knowing more about the cast and crew. Oh well, no one should know everything, anyway. Enjoy.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: SECRET SANTA

Synopsis: 

The holidays are a time for backstabbing and silent, annihilating judgment, but for the Pope family, the time-honored tradition of passive aggressive snark is always masked with a smile. But not this year. April Pope, the family’s golden child, is clean and sober and working her twelve steps. She has a new life and an amazing boyfriend and she’s ready to make amends with her sister, Penny for a horrible prank she pulled on her when they were in high school. April figures her mother Shari’s Christmas Eve party, complete with Secret Santa game, will be the perfect moment for forgiveness. Her gift and act of confession will help heal the tensions of all her loved ones.

But there’s someone else with different idea…

The Pope’s run one of the country’s largest pharmaceutical companies, and someone’s going to give them a taste of their own medicine. Literally. And with a military grade truth serum spiking the holiday punch, anyone who has a cup will lose their mask of civility. And before they know it, saying what they wanted to say turns into doing what they want to do; and the holiday table soon runs red. It’s a Christmas massacre as those who haven’t drank the punch try to control the ones who have. This year, the truth doesn’t hurt, it kills!

Who will make it out alive? And what the hell is that drug? Spend this holiday with a family that slays together.

It’s going to be a bloody good Christmas!

Since it’s the Holiday season I want to present as many Christmas-themed horror trailers as possible. Secret Santa fits that bill and it directed by Adam Marcus and written by Marcus and Debra Sullivan. Secret Santa stars Drew Lynch, Michael Rady, Debra Sullivan, Ryan Leigh Seaton, Nathan Hedrick, Michelle Allaire, John Gilbert, Cutis Fortier, and Pat Destro. I’m  not certain about a release date but check out the official website for more info. Meanwhile enjoy the trailer and poster ↓.

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A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: THE CHUCKY COLLECTION: BRIDE OF CHUCKY

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According to the DVD’s director commentary, Chucky was originally supposed to say to Chief Warren (John Ritter), “Sorry, Jack, but three’s a crowd,” after killing him. This joke refers to the fact that Ritter also starred as “Jack” in the hit TV sitcom “Three’s Company” (1976). But at the last minute, the director deleted that out of the script because he found it too corny.

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR DECEMBER 5, 2016

Twenty shopping days until Christmas and ten more alt-posters for your enjoyment. What do these two things have in common? I have no idea. Enjoy.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Steve Thomas

An American Werewolf in London by Dan Norris

An American Werewolf in London by Dan Norris

Blade Runner by Justin Van Genderen

Blade Runner by Justin Van Genderen

Empire of the Sun by Mainger

Empire of the Sun by Mainger

Fitzcarraldo by Nicolas Delort

Fitzcarraldo by Nicolas Delort

Goodfellas by thedarkinker

Goodfellas by thedarkinker

Playtime by Vincent Mahe

Playtime by Vincent Mahe

Predator by elvisdead

Predator by elvisdead

The Fifth Element by Craig Drake

The Fifth Element by Craig Drake

The Green Mile by pbrainillustration

The Green Mile by pbrainillustration

SHORT FILM SATURDAY: O NEGATIVE (2015)

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A man races to find shelter in a roadside motel so he can take the necessary steps to feed his companion’s addiction.

Written and directed by Steven McCarthy.

Based on characters created by Steven McCarthy and Alyx Melone.

Starring Steven McCarthy, Alyx Melone and Sandra Forsell.

Filmed in Canada.

Fourteen minutes and forty-seven seconds.

For me, the first thing that came to mind when watching O Negative was Let the Right One In. I guess I’m not the only who thought this because a review I read of the film mentioned the exact same thing. O Negative is a satisfactory addition to the vampire genre; what’s smart about is that it leaves us with questions of our own to fill in the blanks. Enjoy.

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: DON’T F#CK IN THE WOODS (NSFW)*

*I never thought I would do this but I figure I should stay on the safe side and declare this post as NSFW. I’d rather do that than have anyone lose their job because I didn’t warn them. People who lose their jobs tend to get pissed off and stop following your blog.

Synopsis: A group of friends are going on a camping trip to celebrate graduating college. But once they enter the woods, the proverbial shit starts to hit the fan!

You know that when a movie has a title like Don’t Fuck in the Woods that it’s not going to be an art house Oscar contender that will be talked about among high-brow movie critics and fans for years to come. It will, however, probably be talked about among horror, creature-feature and gore fans for years to come. Why? Because a movie with a title like Don’t Fuck in the Woods deserves to be talked about. It’s telling us what every set-in-the-woods slasher film has been trying to tell us since the dawn of the genre: Don’t Fuck in the Woods.

Starring Ayse Howard, Hannah Herdt, Brian Cornell, Brandy Mason, Brittany Blanton, Nadia White, and Scott Gillespie, Don’t Fuck in the Woods is written and directed by Shawn Burkett and is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and a big box VHS version. Hurry over to their official Facebook page if you want a VHS copy. I hear they’re going fast.

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A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: THE CHUCKY COLLECTION: CHILD’S PLAY 3

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John Ritter was originally supposed to appear as a security guard at the Good Guy Doll Factory in a sequence where some kids sneak into the factory and discuss the Chucky myth. Ritter later appeared in Bride of Chucky (1998) in a supporting role.