Terror TWOsdays: PARANORMAL ATTRACTION and CAMP CALYPSO
In this unique low-budget paranormal thriller, obsession is eternal. From beyond the grave, our protagonist experiences the actions of a jealous boyfriend of a former resident of the home she’s working on. Things get weirder and weirder until they hit a head. Releasing this October, this is writer/director Alexander Hwang’s feature debut and it shows promise.
While this feature definitely has some of the common issues that a young filmmaker’s early works often display, Hwang’s storytelling is strong and he shows flourishes of a unique style in how the scenes are framed and shot. More than anything, this is a worthwhile watch as it shows serious promise and whets the appetite for what is to come.
Keep you eyes out for the film’s release on VOD on October 27th.
In a different direction, our second film in this edition of Terror TWOsday is quite a bit different than the first. Camp Calypso is a short film from Monstrous Femme Filmshttps://monstrousfemmefilms.com/, a feminist genre film collective that boasts “progressive horror flicks with a bite”. Equally low-budget and also in the honing their craft phase, the short isn’t necessarily genre film perfection, but it sure does pack their promised “bite”.
Currently making the rounds on the film fest circuit, this short film plays on the camp slasher tropes, but adds in its own twists and turns. The look of the film is fantastic, with great colors and fun little effects. You can see more about the film and follow how you can see it by going to the Monstrous Femme website.
Looking forward to more from the Monstrous Femme crew and Hwang, as both of these low-budget genre films really excite me for what’s in store from them. Spooky season is looming, so it’s time to be really devouring horror and horror-related fare of all budgets, eras, shapes, and sizes. Here are a couple of great places to start.