A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: BURNING BRIGHT

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Although real tigers were used for the film, the actors never interacted with them.

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR JULY 25, 2016

Alien by Berkay Daglar

Alien by Berkay Daglar

Attack The Block by Matt Taylor

Attack The Block by Matt Taylor

Desperado by Matt Ryan Tobin

Desperado by Matt Ryan Tobin

Die Another Day by Mike Mahle

Die Another Day by Mike Mahle

Evil Dead 2 by Gary Pullin

Evil Dead 2 by Gary Pullin

Jurassic Park by Dan McCarthy

Jurassic Park by Dan McCarthy

Mad Max Fury Road by Ken Taylor

Mad Max Fury Road by Ken Taylor

Pan's Labyrinth by Rhys Cooper

Pan’s Labyrinth by Rhys Cooper

Reservoir Dogs by Ken Taylor

Reservoir Dogs by Ken Taylor

Scanners by Sam Wolfe Connelly

Scanners by Sam Wolfe Connelly

SHORT FILM SATURDAY: VICTIM (2013)

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A teenage boy (played by Jake Holmes) finds himself being stalked and tormented by a mysterious figure whom he believes to be the mythical being known as ‘Slender Man’. Is the ordeal real or is it just in his head? And can he find a way to end this nightmare?

Written, directed and edited by Eddie Adamson.

Starring Jake Holmes and Jordan Scott.

Filmed in the United Kingdom.

Fifteen minutes and fifty-two seconds.

I couldn’t decide what to feature this week (happens a lot) and since I’ve never featured a Slenderman tale I thought why not choose Victim? To quote writer-director-editor Eddie Adamson,  “This is a Short Horror film I made for my last college project of the year in Creative Media Production. We were given the chance to each make a film of our own choice, of varied length and subject matter. My film is based around a teenage boy who finds himself being stalked by the mythical being ‘Slender Man’ over a period of days. It has been heavily inspired by the game ‘Slender’ by Parsec Productions, as well as many Horror Films I have been influenced by.”

Here’s hoping you enjoy Victim.

 

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: THE NEIGHBOR

Synopsis: The Neighbor takes place in the small town of Cutter, Mississippi, where most people keep to themselves. But when John (Josh Stewart) comes home to find his girlfriend Rosie (Alex Essoe) missing, he suspects his mysterious and off-putting neighbor (Bill Engvall) is somehow involved. John learns that Rosie’s life is not all that is at stake after a visit to his neighbor’s cellar. It becomes clear that the seemingly quiet town is more dangerous than it looks, and John and Rosie must do more than just run away if they want to survive the night.

If you were to tell me that Bill Engvall-yes, that Bill Engvall-was starring in a horror film I’d say you were crazy. If you were to tell me that from the looks of the trailer that Bill Engvall-yes, that Bill Engvall-looked like he was doing a pretty darn good job of it I’d be driving you to the looney bin myself. But, alas he does and he is from what I can tell from the trailer. Also starring Melissa Bolona, Skip Sudduth, Ronnie Gene Blevins and Luke Edwards, The Neighbor re-teams director Marcus Dunstan and actor Josh Stewart from The Collector and The Collection and will be available on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on September 6, 2016. Until then, here’s the trailer ↓ for you to enjoy.

 

A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: BUG

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According to Lynn Collins, director William Friedkin never took more than four takes to get a scene in this film, and in fact worked so fast that the actors sometimes had to beg him to do a second take when he thought they’d nailed it the first time.

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR JULY 18, 2016

Posters, posters, posters and here they are for all of you to enjoy.

Frankenstein by Jonathan Burton

Frankenstein by Jonathan Burton

It's a Wonderful Life by Laurent Durieux

It’s a Wonderful Life by Laurent Durieux

Road House by Matt Ryan Tobin

Road House by Matt Ryan Tobin

Robocop by Anthony Petrie

Robocop by Anthony Petrie

Scream by Nathan Thomas Milliner

Scream by Nathan Thomas Milliner

Snow White by SeventyTwo Design

Snow White by SeventyTwo Design

The Brood by Sam Wolfe Connelly

The Brood by Sam Wolfe Connelly

The Thing by Godmachine

The Thing by Godmachine

The World is Not Enough by Mike Mahle

The World is Not Enough by Mike Mahle

Under the Skin by Tula Lotay

Under the Skin by Tula Lotay

SHORT FILM SATURDAY: 9 MINUTES (2014)

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P.J. Wolff’s 9 Minutes is a uniquely suspenseful and atmospheric science fiction short. The film takes place in Joshua Tree, a scenic and secluded desert area two hours east of Los Angeles, where the lead character, played by Joshua Leonard (Blair Witch Project, Humpday, If I Stay), is completing the construction of his vacation home while his dog Jett accompanies him and guards the perimeter. Leonard wakes up to a jolting and violent bang outside his home. He goes to investigate, blacks out for nine minutes, and all we have left is cell phone footage to guide us through those forgotten minutes.

Written and directed by P.J. Wolff.

Starring Joshua Leonard and Jett.

Filmed in the United States in Joshua Tree, California.

Fifteen minutes and three seconds.

Does 9 Minutes fit more into the genre of science fiction than horror? A slow-paced film with what I find to be a genuine and satisfying performance from Joshua Leonard, I believe that it fits somewhere between the two genres. But that’s just my opinion; check it out ↓ and let me know what you think. Enjoy.