DEVIL’S ACID (2018) Review! Ever want to see a little person make vomit angels? Me either, but here it is.



When it’s time for dad to tell his sons a bedtime story, little people with bad dispositions, sexy twins, and tabs of acid are all suitable material when the Devil’s involved.


Directors: Garrett Kruithof
Writers: Eric Gibson, Finch Nissen, Garrett Kruithof (story)
Starring: Drew Rin Varick, Betty Jeune, Ashley Dulaney, Eric Gibson, Misty & Kim Ormiston, Dale Beasley, Nina Leon, Garrett Kruithof, Finch Nissen

Devil’s Acid is an independent horror film wherein an inebriated father tries to put his young sons to sleep by telling them a bizarre tale that mixes House on Haunted Hill (1959), Go (1999)and a little bit of Tomcats (2001) all into one yarn. As the story goes on and daddy’s blood-alcohol level goes up, the lines between fiction, truth, and the plot get harder to follow.

The largest issue with Devil’s Acid comes from a lack of self-editing, as the first half hour features neither devils nor acid, but overlong setup. The setup does come around to tighten up the ending in the last fifteen minutes, which provides some much-needed payback, but it would’ve been nice to tighten up the pace by trimming the fat. Still, if you’re in the mood for crude language, bodily-waste play, and an amniotic-fluid covered little person running though hospital halls, you’re likely to find it nowhere else but in Devil’s Acid.


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BUNNYMAN VENGEANCE (2017) Review! This movie has the weirdest dream sequence ever, and it’s worth it.


Director:  Carl Lindbergh
Writer: Carl Lindbergh
Starring: Michael Shaun Sandy, Omari Washington, Pucci Tres, Joshua Lang and Carl Lindbergh 

Bunnyman Vengeance (2017)  is the third, and reportedly final, Bunnyman film. What is Bunnyman, you ask? The Bunnyman, or “Michael,” is a horribly burned killer who does his dirty work in an Easter Bunny costume that’s long ago seen better days. The first two Bunnyman films saw our intrepid killer torment random strangers, but this final entry has Bunnyman returning home to his siblings’ spooky attraction out in the middle of nowhere, California. Rather than re-integrating into their psychotic murderous exploits, he threatens to blow their whole operation, which apparently consists of killing hikers and making a year’s worth of income in one night by running a second-rate haunted house.

Bunnyman Vengeance is a bizarre beast. With one part original insanity, and two parts derivative The Devil’s Reject and Texas Chain Saw (1974) filler, this film fluctuates between heavily entertaining and overlong. The parts that are good—such as the insane music-video-turned-dream-sequence (seriously, watch this film for this 3 minute section, alone)—are visually fascinating and no-holds barred. The filler parts, which consist of dry establishing shots, repetitive vignetted flashback footage, and questionable death scenes, become tiresome early.

All that considered, indie fans of horror fare ought to give this funky film a view, if only for the bizarre dream sequence. Check out my full review, complete with splatter-ific pics at HorrorNews.Net!

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TALON FALLS (2017) Review! Haunted Attraction make teens go slump in the night!


Writer / Director: Joshua Shreve
Starring: Morgan Wiggins, Jordyn Rudolph, Brad Bell, Ryan Rudolph
Morgan Wiggins – Lyndsey killjoy, Brad Bell – Lance douche, Jordyn Rudolph – Ryder blonde, Ryan Rudolph – Sean boring

Talon Falls is of the most recent direct-to-video titles to promise torture-themed horror entertainment with an indie flair. While it has solid technical know-how off screen, clever use of pre-designed theme park sets, and nicely crafted masks in abundance, poor acting and the lack of a clever script to go along with the decent plot keep Talon Falls from entering the must watch list.

There’s some fun here for torture-porn fans, but the acting puts a damper on the danger. Still, it may be worth a rent if recent pain flicks have left you wanting, so check out my full review at HorrorNews.Net!

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THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM (2016) Review! Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke knock it out of ye olde English park!


Director:           Juan Carlos Medina
Writer:               Jane Goldman (screenplay), Peter Ackroyd (based on the novel by)
Starring:            Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Sam Reid, Daniel Mays, and María Valverde

The Limehouse Golem follows the morose inspector Kildare on his unlikely quest to catch a serial killer known by the moniker “The Limehouse Golem.” Kildare, whose career has been dogged by hardships due to his homosexuality, realizes that there’s a connection between the killer and a young stage actress’s arrest for the murder of her husband. Seeing the young woman’s oppression under a patriarchy as parallel to his own, Kildare seeks to help her escape hanging by finding out the truth of the tangled affair.

This is a classy flick with a lot to offer to mystery lovers, period-piece afficianados, and fans of fine acting. Check out my full review with startling screenshots at HorrorNews.Net!

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ARMED RESPONSE (2017) Review: Wesley Snipes does the limbo! (How low can he go?)


Director: John Stockwell
Writer: Matt Savelloni
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable, Colby Lopez, Mo Gallini, Morgan Roberts, Mike Seal, and Eyas Younis

Armed Response is a tepid military horror film wearing the thin veneer of an action movie. Unfortunately for the odd assemblage of a cast, which features Wesley Snipes (Blade trilogy, Demolition Man) as a commander putting together a recon team, Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco, My Friend Dahmer) as one of his subordinates, and WWE’s Seth Rollins, aka Colby Lopez (Death Before Dishonor VIII), as a violent veteran, the movie provides viewers with zero impetus to stick around through its endless scenes of talking heads and darkened corridors.

Check out my full review with pics of the few interesting bits at HorrorNews.Net!

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DEVIL’S NIGHT (2017) Review! Viral videos and the demonic dead!


Director: Todd Bishop
Writer: Derek Rethwisch
Starring: Adam Forrest, Elizabeth Peterson, Alex Ho, Kristina Cohen Kruz, Nolan Freeman, Shani Atias, and Kevin Grossman

Devil’s Night is a stylized found-footage horror film from comedy-segment director Todd Bishop (Our Robocop RemakeJimmy Kimmel Live! Series), and screenwriter Derek Rethwisch (My Homework Ate My Dog). What sets this boy-meets-demon film apart from its countless brethren is the variety of camera styles utilized, as well as solid lead performances from Adam Forrest (Fujiyama Ichiban) and Elizabeth Peterson (Avengers Grim, Halloween Hell).

Devil’s Night has a lot to recommend it, especially for those of us who love both obscure documentaries and horror films. The separate styles of presentation Bishop employs in his freshman feature keep the well-trodden material from getting stale, and his cast holds up the script’s serviceable dialogue admirably. If you aren’t exhausted of the found-footage genre, and want to see an indie flick that gets it right, definitely give Devil’s Night a watch.

Check out my full review with ghastly screenshots and details gore-lor at HorrorNews.Net!

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GHOST HOUSE (2017) Review – Thai horrors from the West!




Directed by Rich Ragsdale
Written by Kevin O’Sullivan and Jason Chase Tyrell
Story by Kevin and Rich Ragsdale
Starring James Landry Hébert, Scout Taylor Compton, Mark Boone Junior, Michael S. New, Russell Geoffrey Banks and Rich Lee Gray.

Ghost House is a Thai-themed horror flick where viewers follow an Ugly-American couple as they turn their foreign vacation into a struggle against an angry spirit. Pretty camera work and good make-up effects are hampered by some spotty acting and unlikeable characters. Music video director and composer Rich Ragsdale (The Curse of El Charro) helms the title, and brings a gorgeous look to an only moderately effective film.

Ultimately, Ghost House isn’t a complete miss, and the setting and makeup will engage lovers of Asian-themed horror films more than the casual viewer. For everyone else, there’s still enough to merit a rental, although it’s less likely to be remembered than its more famous 2000-era Asian-horror cousins.

Check out my full review with more gruesome screenshots and spooky details at HorrorNews.Net!

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The Gracefield Incident (2017) Review! Corn and Aliens and Canadians, Oh My!


Director: Mathieu Ratthe
Writer: Mathieu Ratthe
Starring: Mathieu Ratthe, Kimberly Laferriere, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Laurence Dauphinais, Alex C. Nachi, Juliette Gosselin

The Gracefield Incident is a found footage alien flick from writer and freshman feature-length director Mathieu Ratthe, who also stars in the movie. Part Signs (2002) and part The Blair Witch Project (1999), The Gracefield Incident attempts to use indie film-making techniques to create a tense and emotionally resonant sci-fi horror film, and succeeds in half-measures.

Still, The Gracefield Incident is an interesting addition to up-and-coming horror maker Mathieu Ratthe’s resume, and those in search of that rare alien tale that looms closer to horror than science fiction should give the flick a watch. Hopefully Ratthe will continue to hone his directing chops to the level of his writing; when they match up, we’re all in for a real treat.

Check out my full review for more details and spooky screenshots at HorrorNews.Net!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff (2016) Review! The Butcher Bros. Return!



A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff is a unique indie-horror romp through two dimwitted brothers’ attempt to make a believable yet fake snuff film. Their plan requires that their star not be in on the fact it’s all just a movie, which leads to trouble when the captive damsel-in-distress turns into a femme fatale.

All in all, A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff succeeds at being both funny and thoroughly entertaining. It runs a little long, and there are moments where the auteur-style reached for by director Altieri get in the way of some seriousness that breaks up the humor. That said, The Butcher Brothers have crafted something a little bit Reservoir Dogs, a little bit Bloody Pit of Horror, and a little bit Buffalo ’66, all rolled into one—and if that mix doesn’t interest you, then I don’t know what will!

Check out my full review with more details and gory screenshots at HorrorNews.Net!

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Review! What do Stonehenge, cheap masks, and the 80’s have in common? This movie!


Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Writer: Tommy Lee Wallace, John Carpenter (uncredited), Nigel Kneale (uncredited)
Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O’Herlihy, Ralph Strait, Jadeen Barbor, and Brad Schacter

Halloween III: Season of the Witch is known primarily as the black sheep of the Halloween franchise, and for good reason. It’s the only film in the series not to feature serial killer Michael Myers, and one of a handful in the original series that doesn’t have Jamie Lee Curtis gracing the screen (though her voice is in uncredited attendance). Those facts caused Halloween III to be largely maligned throughout its existence, but it stands on its own as a unique and influential freshman horror romp from now-veteran Writer/Director Tommy Lee Wallace (It 1990, Fright Night Part 2).

Ultimately, if you like the flavor of 80’s flicks like Fright Night, Lamberto Bava’s Demons, or The Fog (1980), then you’ll find Halloween III interesting. Check out my full review with gruesome screenshots at HorrorNews.Net!

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