Movie Guy Ray Schillaci remembers legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, from the first time he saw “Night of the Living Dead”, to a career retrospective.
Since 2000, the festival has grown considerably, yet still remains one of the friendliest to independent filmmakers and their audiences.
Paul Preston’s ongoing effort to watch a movie a day for the rest of his life. Today’s movies – “Intersection & Night of the Slasher”.
Justin Bowler’s weekly rating of film festival friendliness – this week: Nashville, Minneapolis/St. Paul Int’l & FirstGlance L.A. Film Festivals
Justin Bowler’s weekly rating of film festival friendliness – this week: Dances With Films & Southside Film Festival
Justin Bowler’s weekly rating of film festival friendliness – this week: Int’l Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema & Maryland Int’l Film Festival
Comes with a dire warning: only to be viewed by those with an open mind, and not the faint of heart.
Justin Bowler’s weekly rating of film festival friendliness – this week: Dawson City & San Louis Obispo Int’l Film Festivals + Zed & Short. Sweet. Film Fests
They might not always be the center of attention, but whenever they show up in a horror show they are nothing to laugh at.
Justin Bowler’s weekly rating of film festival friendliness – this week: CISF, Cinemagic London, Atlanta & Liverpool Independent Film Festivals.
Justin Bowler’s weekly rating of film festival friendliness – this week: Julien Dubuque, Int’l Horror & Sci-Fi, Austin Revolution & Media Film Fests & Atlanta Shortsfest
Justin Bowler’s weekly rating of film festival friendliness – this week: Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, CinePlay Film Awards & more
Ray Schillaci presents ten classic Italian horror movies for Halloween week.
Justin Bowler’s weekly rating of film festival friendliness – this week: Los Angeles Film & Script, Fantastic Planet & Tally Shorts Festivals
By the end, the film goes there.
Ep. 165: This week’s guest is a winner as stand-up comic and filmmaker Samantha Hale is the perfect fit with the show. Two new releases get previewed: Don’t Breathe & Mechanic: Resurrection.
You could hear a pin drop after the lights came back on at the press screening of writer/director Robert Eggers’ “The Witch”
Krampus is the “Christmas Devil”…here in the States, creative minds (and, some not-so-creative) deliver not one, but four tales of this yuletide terror.
A slow burn foreign horror, that for some, may not fulfill their thriller/horror needs, but for those with more patience that do not mind the long shots that build suspense, trying to throw you off balance, it can be rewarding.
Where one of “these movies” would normally deliver up a ghost, outlandish murderous premise or a roving killer, “The Gift” instead offers up a plausible plot of the past coming back to haunt you.
Nothing will prepare you for the onslaught to the senses from one of the most intense and grueling horror movie experiences I have ever set eyes on.
Showcast Episode 103: It’s a week of Greatest Hits Guests as The Movie Guys welcome the triumphant return of Andy Peters, who sits in for previews of “Insidious: Chapter 3”, “Spy” & “Entourage”. Then director and popular guest of the Showcast Paul Osborne jumps in The Admiral’s Club to talk about the production of his latest film, “Cruel Hearts”. Also, a round of Retractions and a crap-ton of “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
Writer/director and actress Kathleen Davison has a haunting tale to tell, and it was told well as the closing night film for the NoHo Cinefest.
“Unfriended” is an interesting horror film in that the characters are so shallow, obnoxious and unlikable that I think it’s a pretty accurate portrayal of entitled, tech-addicted youths and there’s great reward in watching them get offed.
Ray Schillaci recommends four exceptional short films: “The Apple Tree”, “Tomgirl”, “Moving On” and “A Tricky Treat”.
Here is an independent genre film that operates high on all cylinders and delivers the goods promised.
Kent’s film, as with so many films of this genre, does have noticeable influences, but in no way shape or form does it ever become a pale imitation.
Showcast Episode 72: It’s a Bill Murray love fest as The Movie Guys preview “St. Vincent” and “John Wick” with special guest Shulie Cowen. Plus, a preview of “Ouija”, including a special look at the trailers for other board game adaptations coming out in 2015.
“Witching and Bitching” comes to us just in time for Halloween. It starts off small and frenetic, and soon becomes giant in scope in its visual flair and hyperkinetic style.
“Devil’s Mile” is inventive, well-crafted and innovative (unlike the idiots who are running the PC game platform, Steam (by the Valve Corporation)).
The ride genuinely makes you uncomfortable from turn to turn but elates you in between.
Showcast Episode 65: Actresses Sarah Butler and Caitlin Keats stop by The Admiral’s Club to talk movies and their new film “Treachery”, plus Board Op Jaimie joins in for previews of what’s new in theaters, including “As Above, So Below”. And “The November Man” prompts an exclusive interview with an honest-to-goddamn-goodness SPY, risking outing his identity to give The Movie Guys the lowdown on the real-life spy world.
Showcast Episode 53: “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Fault in Our Stars” get the full movie preview treatment from The Move Guys with guest host Justin Bowler. Plus, a look at movie news and a first for the Showcast – in depth talk about horror movies with special guest Ray Schillaci.
The filmmakers have not opted for the straight forward horrific narrative, but tease us with twisted dark humor that makes us chuckle and gasp at the same time.
Going in, I was entertained with the fact that one of my favorite cult horror film directors, Stuart Gordon (“Re-Animator,” “From Beyond”) had directed a play involving two men who agree on a very strange arrangement. One will kill, cook and eat the other.
Justin Bowler reviews two indie horror shorts screened at The Phoenix Film Festival’s International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival
I love shorts and indies because they are willing to try new things. The vision of the filmmaker is often refreshing and innovative. That is exactly the way I would describe Ben Gordon’s short film: refreshing and innovative.
Filmmaker interviews (including directors, actors, composers, producers and more) live from The Party Pavilion at The 2014 Phoenix Film Festival.
Showcast Episode 46: “Transcendence”, “A Haunted House 2” and “DisneyNature Bears” get thorough previews to prep you for your weekend, with the help of TheSoupTV.com’s Tim Jennings, this week’s special guest. Plus, rapid-fire versions of “What Did you See This Week?” and Karen’s Birthdays.
Indie films tend to fall into one category: Indie Films. “Crossland” is the well-earned exception. Not just an indie film, but a FOREIGN-HORROR-INDIE film.