Review

All We Want for Christmas is… Hershey’s Gold

[Editor’s Note: In a special edition of Anastasia’s amazing food journal, I Just Came for the Food, she tackles the wonder that is Hershey’s Gold Caramelized Creme Peanuts and Pretzels! I wasn’t even a little interested, but now I want one immediately.] Recently, my husband brought home a Hershey’s Gold for me to review. Neither…

All We Want for Christmas is… MOTHER KRAMPUS aka 12 DEATHS OF CHRISTMAS

A curse comes back to haunt a town in Essex 25 years later after an innocence woman is blamed for a series of child disappearances and murdered as a result. Depending on where you live the movie is neither known as Mother Krampus (North American release title) or the 12 Deaths of Christmas (the UK…

All We Want For Christmas is… A Brand New 80s Flavored Darkwave/Synth-Pop Mashup Album

Prior to last week, I had no idea who the hell Priest was. I won’t lie and pretend that I was a long-time fan of these Swedish synth rockers just to sound cool, because… let’s face it… I’m surely not that cool. But, this album sure is. Out yesterday, on vinyl and CD, the latest…

Buried Alive 2017: THE JERRY SHOW and ROSALITA, Two More of the Fest’s 50+ Great Short Films

The Jerry Show, written and directed by Stephen Stull, works better if viewed as a comedy than as a horror film. I’m a fan of the classic horror movie Basket Case, about the guy who carries his demonic, previously-conjoined twin around in a basket. The Jerry Show is like Basket Case meets Nazi gay porn.…

THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM is Fantastic and You Can Win a Copy!

Showcasing the talents of the venerable Bill Nighy and the lovely and talented Olivia Cooke, Juan Carlos Medina’s sophomore effort, an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s 1994 murder mystery novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, released today on home video formats after a short limited release and VOD rollout that began in early September. The…

Halloween Hangover, Day 2: Ithaca Fantastik 2017 Presents… HAGAZUSSA – A Horror Movie About Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse is a beautifully filmed, claustrophobic period piece filled with enough dread and horror to keep you watching even though it is nearly a silent film and what little dialogue it has is sub-titled. Hagazussa is so well-made that my jaw dropped when I read that this was writer/director Lukas Feigelfeld’s FILM…

Halloween Hangover, Day 1: Justin and Blaine on Something Weird/AGFA’s THE ZODIAC KILLER

Leave it to Something Weird Video and AGFA to dig up an oddity like The Zodiac Killer. This is a bizarre film who’s own tale of production is 10x more interesting than the film itself. Tom Hanson was a San Francisco small business owner who was running into some money problems. He hatched a scheme…

31 Days, Day 27: MANSFIELD 66/67 Presents the LaVeyan Component of Jayne Mansfield’s Life – Complete with Greek Chorus and Creative Storytelling Technique

Jayne Mansfield was a beautiful, buxom blonde starlet oft compared or even mistaken for Marilyn Monroe. Her fame never reached Marilyn status, though her story is a far more interesting one, right down to her bizarre connection to the Satanic High Priest, Anton LaVey. In the new documentary, opening tonight on the big screen, Mansfield…

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…

31 Days, Day 20: A Real Friday Fight – Mondo and thepaintedman Don’t Even Remotely Agree About RED STATE

[Editor’s Note: Just a reminder that in October, Friday Fight becomes Friday Frights and we’ve been covering something every Friday this month. This time it’s just Blaine and I, so I mised up the formatting a bit and layed it out like a piece from our Dissenting Opinions column. I chose this one in honor…

BHFF 2017: HAGAZUSSA is a Deep, Contemplative, and Confidently Executed Nightmare (31 Days, Day 18)

It has been a while since I sat down and watched a true-blue art film. When I picked out Hagazussa – A Heathen’s Curse I assumed it was just another horror movie and was shocked by what I found. Instead of shrills and thrills, I got a nearly silent period piece about psychosis and medieval…

BHFF 2017: It Sure Ain’t The Newlywed Game – GAME OF DEATH (31 Days, Day 17)

Foreign directors Sébastien Landry and Laurence Morais-lagacé break into the American film scene with their new horror film, Game of Death. With a slew of “written by” and “adapted by” credits, the story seems to have been a true joint effort. Under the direction of Landry and Morais-lagacé, this story takes shape through the pair’s…

BHFF 2017: Rachael Travels TO HELL AND BACK with Kane Hodder (31 Days, Day 15)

Being a horror fan, you know of the major horror icons. Though this man did not star in the first Friday the 13th, when someone says “Jason” in regards to that series, many minds think of Kane Hodder. He’s iconic. His posture, boldness he brought to the character, and one of the most famous and…

PUFF 2017: The Final Review Pits Iceland Against Mondo… and Iceland Wins with RIFT (31 Days, Day 4)

[Editor’s Note: Blaine is currently serving as the Feature Film Programmer for Atlanta’s Buried Alive Film Festival. He was excited… giddy even… at the chance to review Rift as part of PUFF coverage, as he’d become a big fan since screening it for Buried Alive. You’ll see that he’s quite the cheerleader for this film.…