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…)
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…)