Horror Comedy

Halloween Hangover, Day 3: Ithaca Fantastik 2017 Presents… TRAGEDY GIRLS!

Social media sites are some of the most highly visited sites on the Internet. People have friends far and wide thanks to sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. Sometimes they’re a gateway for people and they help advance some socialization skills prior to human interaction. You can air your grievances, profess your love, or…

31 Days, Day 21: Creator of DEATH METAL Strikes Comedy Gold Again with WE SUMMONED A DEMON

[Editor’s Note: Like Garrett, I enjoyed the hell out of this short and believe Chris McInroy needs to be greenlit on a feature very soon. For info on where this awesome short is playing, head to their Facebook page by clicking here!] Just a few weeks ago at PUFF I had the opportunity to see…

PUFF 2017: Highlights from This Year’s Short Film Crop

Signal to Noise (2017) Dir. Jarret Blinkhorn Signal to Noise feels very much like a proof-of-concept short version of a potential splatter feature in the vein of Joe Begos (who director Jarret Blinkhorn has worked with previously and gets a special thanks in the closing credits). Following a radio broadcast from the president, massive numbers…

Kathleen Kills It on Scream Factory’s Special Edition of SERIAL MOM

John Waters, eternal outlaw of cinema, has always treated filth with the respect it deserves. His filmography is instantly recognizable by its embrace of schlock, camp and bad taste; gleefully thumbing his nose at the hypocrisy and cowardice that lie behind the mask of “polite” society. But by 1994, Hollywood had come around to John…

This Movie Gave Cash GOOSEBUMPS

[Editor’s Note: I’m so proud of my son, who has gotten motivated to write a ton lately. He’s reviewed a few albums on his own, with nothing more than a little bit of editing help (everyone needs an editor), and helped me with a few movies, one of which is The Gate (our latest co-review).…

31 Days, Day 28: The Gang was Stuck at Home, So We Watched HOUSEBOUND

[Editor’s Note: This is our last Friday Frights piece, as Halloween is Monday. This column (originally conceived as Friday Fight, but called Friday Frights in honor of Halloween) will return after we take a week or two off to iron out the details, as I noted last week. This month we restricted all of our…

Stream a Little Anton

Earlier this week, a rising young star passes away at the mere age of 27. Anton Yelchin, most recently in the spotlight for being the lead character in Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, had made quite a reputation among filmmakers, fans, and peers for his hard work, caring attitude, and amazing talent. It only goes to…

Z for Zombie, A for Effort

When you are making a film this low-budget, you have to make up for it with heart and follow through. For me this is the attribute required to thread the difficult needle of “so bad it’s good” and miss the “intentionally bad because of irony” and “bad because of laziness.” possibilities. Those that hit this…