Fans of deep sea thrillers and horror films may want to check out the trailer for the feature-film, THE CHAMBER, debut of British film director Ben Parker. (more…)
Anyone that knows anything about horror films is well aware of a period in British horror film history where a woman by the name of Mary Whitehouse and the NVALA (National Viewers And Listeners Association) went on a moral crusade to fight to get certain morally reprehensible films banned by legislation. With the help of the Director of Public Prosecutions (commonly referred to as the DPP), a list of the most (more…)
Sadly, British cinema is a topic I am far too unfamiliar with for one that would like to consider himself a film geek, but I am learning more each and every day by seeking out films of particular interest that also just happen to be movies made from across that little pond known as the North Atlantic Ocean. As I was opened up the pages to Headpress Publishing’s latest item on the menu regarding film, specifically British film, in OFFBEAT: British Cinema’s Curiousities, Obscurities, and Forgotten Gems (edited by Julian Upton), I realized that not only was I going to learning about a multitude of unique films old and new from the U.K., but that these particular films were movies (more…)
I am not an avid Beatles fan, nor was I ever really a fan of John Lennon, his music, or whom I consider to be the wrong one to have been shot on December 8th, shortly after 11pm outside the front steps of the Dakota by Mark David Chapman in 1980—but I do enjoy reading about other peoples’ lives. If those people happen to be larger-than-life celebrities who were part of, what many fans of music consider to be, the greatest band and contributors to rock n’ roll ever—then this gives the book an even more intriguing angle to it. Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon was also a book written by an author whose work I am (more…)
I have always been fascinated with the myth that is the “snuff film”. Frankly, with all the messed up murders and deaths that have been captured on films for various reasons, I can’t believe that no one has created a film that comprises of a victim being murdered and recorded for profit or one’s enjoyment. After all, just this week a man was caught eaten off the face of another man while high on bath salts or some other intensely dangerous drug. Cannibalism being covered in the news more than once this week seems pretty bizarre but not all too shocking so why should the mythology of the snuff film be nothing more than that: mythology. (more…)
First of all, with a few exceptions, I really hate these kinds of “reality”, documentary-like, amateur-footage, phony horror flicks. The filmmakers of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT did it first (if we don’t count Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST) on a shoestring budget and it worked. It made a butt-load of money and was a box office success. The marketing campaign was genius and if you went in to the film not knowing if they were real authentic footage or it was indeed a movie than you had an even more terrifying time.
Let’s fast-forward about 9 or 10 years and (more…)
It seems our friends from across the pond our having difficulty with the censors and authorities with getting to see cutting-edge and groundbreaking horror and gore. Now, in addition to the U.K. putting an overall ban on HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2: FULL SEQUENCE (see here), Cuban filmmaker Jorge Molina is getting the royal treatment from British authorities. Thanks to my friends over at LATIN HORROR, SHU-IZMZ has just learned about Molina’s FEROZZ WILD RIDING HOOD being pulled from the Raindance Film Festival where its premiere was scheduled. Here is the link to the page on the festival’s website (still on the server): http://www.raindance.org/site/index.php?id=542,7667,0,0,1,0&highlight=Ferozz
Readers know me and my love of Latin women and the Latin culture, and by the looks of the screenshots from the film, this is one movie and spin-off on Little Red Riding Hood that I DEFINITELY need to see!
I, frankly, am glad that I live in the United States and that I can go see Human Centipede in an awesome theater such as the MUSIC BOX THEATER in Chicago and not have to deal with such oppressing actions that the U.K. seem to have to deal with daily. I thought the Video Nasties were done away with? Apparently not!
SOURCE: LATIN HORROR
The official page for One-Eyed Films FEROZZ WILD RIDING HOOD: http://www.oneeyedfilms.com/Ferozz/Ferozz.htm