When the infamous Jigsaw killer chains Adam and Lawrence to metal pipes in an industrial bathroom, they must work together if they want to make it out alive - or die trying. Experience the original SAW in theaters for one week only starting this Halloween!
In 2012 IFC released the terrifying serial killer thriller from Nicholas McCarthy THE PACT. Now two years later after a surprising amount of success for the first IFC returns with THE PACT 2. This time at the helm we have genre filmmakers Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath as they try and recreate the sinister attitude that came with the creepy and stylish first offering. While the look works dramatically that same spine chilling feeling from the previous film is the main thing that lacks. Settled with a good follow up story and some crafting execution by certain cast members, while no where near as good as the first, THE PACT 2 is still a disturbing story that maybe worth your time.
To say this writer is a fan of the first film is an understatement. Funny to mention that while writing this review a co worker is returning the first film to me after borrowing it. When asked what my initial reaction was to the sequel the first thing that comes to mind was “it’s just not as scary.” For some that may be more then enough, but I would challenge them to give this a chance. One thing I will say about THE PACT 2 is it’s a true sequel. While the start of the film is a bit jumbled things become clear soon after. Our heroine in the sequel is June Abbott played by Camilla Luddington. June has always had a dark side to her rather it be through her drawings or choice of job which is crime scene clean up. As things start to happen around her she becomes a central part of an copycat crime investigation. The FBI serial killer profiler played by Patrick Fischler is really one of the highlights of the film. Similar to guys like Julian Richings he was born to play weird roles and truly excels at them. We do see a return of Caity Lotz and Haley Hudson which both really help round off the solidity in this film. The only issue is the up and down acting of Luddington that even causes the moments with her and Lotz to falter.
When the filmmakers decided to use a central house to create the atmosphere in THE PACT 2 it was a great choice. Even though it was proven in the first film to be a real man THE PACT franchise will always be looked at with a supernatural eye. So the scares and set up of tense moments is key to making the film work. Imploring a little more jump scares then the first film THE PACT 2 has terrifying moments they just aren’t as lasting. There is always a lot of mystery and intrigue in these films as you are with our lead character trying to piece it all together. While I was slightly disappointed in how predictable THE PACT 2 is there is enough going on for you to see this without watching the first. If a third film is on the way it would be nice to see them focus more on the brutal nature of Judas then just another photo hunt. Without the scares of the first it can be hard to sit through a film watching people piece together something you already know .
THE PACT 2 is a solid sequel. More than anything it continues the story in an impressive manner. I really wish there was a feeling of edge in this but there was too much problem story progression to let that happen. Still it’s worth the time of any fan of the first or if you are new to the films it will make you go watch the original. It would make sense for the next film to show more on the history of how Judas came to be in these women’s lives to truly put a lasting statement on the films. If that happens i’m all in. Hopefully enough has now been established to make the next installment more terrifying than ever.
THE PACT 2 is directed and written by Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath. It stars Caity Lotz, Camilla Luddington, Scott Michael Foster, Patrick Fischler, Haley Hudson and Mark Steger. It is now available on demand and will be in limited theaters on October 10th. THE PACT 2 is being released courtesy of IFC Midnight.He showed me how to do it again ‘The Pact 2’ – movie review In 2012 IFC released the terrifying serial killer thriller from Nicholas McCarthy THE PACT. Now two years later after a surprising amount of success for the first IFC returns with THE PACT 2.
It’s time to rock the casbah with horror short ‘ Massacre At Femur Creek’
Bros. You gotta love them right? No matter what decade you are from at one point of your life you were probably one. If the term was as popular in the 80’s as it is now then it would be the words to describe our three friends in the hilarious slasher horror short MASSACRE AT FEMUR CREEK. Classic 80’s styled slasher with tons of laughs and gore. Every element from that time period is present…
Finally the time has come to see the eerie debut trailer for the supernatural film from Mark W. Curran, ABANDONED DEAD. We are doing our part in keeping you updated with this engaging looking thriller and were more than ecstatic when we saw the trailer arrive this morning. Of course we have it for you here along with a crop of new stills from the film. Enough is enough already let’s get to it!
The official trailer for suspense-horror thriller ‘Abandoned Dead’ has just been released.
‘Abandoned Dead’ is being produced in a joint venture by Pacific World Pictures and Nightwatcher Films, from an original story and screenplay by Director/Producer Mark W. Curran.
‘Abandoned Dead’ is the story of a security guard trapped in a run-down inner-city medical clinic, terrorized by supernatural forces which threaten to overtake her.
Starring in the feature film are Sarah Nicklin (‘Sins of Dracula’) Robert Wilhelm (‘Transformers 3′) and Judith O’Dea (‘Night of the Living Dead’)
ABANDONED DEAD TRAILER:
The trailer looks as terrifying as we expected and we are so looking forward to seeing more. We have been in discussion with the star of the film Sarah Nicklin so look for an interview with her prior to the release. Better believe we will have more updates from ABANDONED DEAD so make sure to check back often at HMUNCUT!
For more information on ABANDONED DEAD visit their official site: http://www.abandoned-dead.com/She may not make it to midnight, frightening new trailer for ‘Abandoned Dead’ Finally the time has come to see the eerie debut trailer for the supernatural film from Mark W.
Get ready to dust off those Betas and VCRs and keep trying to sell them on ebay. Yet another film carrying a time once forgotten look and feel is here. Not that this is a bad thing by any means especially when we hear the tantalizing words of Debbie Rochon added to the mix. As busy as ever one of her latest endeavors NORTH WOODS has released a teaser and we have it for you to see in all its graininess. Kudos goes to the voice over for the teaser as it really takes you back to that late night drive in feel.
NORTH WOODS comes to us from filmmaker Chris Moore with he and Jason Kasper doing the writing. The films stars scream queen royalty Debbie Rochon along with Chris Moore, Sarah McCraw, Andrew Roach, J.K. Michaels, Alex Erin Johnson, Amanda Grussaute, Lauren Orsini, Liddy Carmichael, Andria Smith, and Megan O’Bryan. They are almost finished wrapping up production for NORTH WOODS and plan on releasing the film around the fall of 2015. Here is the plot of the films along with some stills and a teaser for you to enjoy!
From within the woods, a blood spattered young man, named John Prescott, runs out in front of a car, terrified and muttering gibberish. Enter Dr. Pamela Alley, an esteemed psychologist, and Detective Morris West, her secret lover from the local police force, who have just been assigned the boy’s case. As the teen begins telling his diabolical tale of a local weekend vacation gone horribly wrong, it becomes clear that nothing is ever what it seems when a very troubled substitute teacher, with a webbed past of nightmares, emerges as the center of the proceedings. What keys does she hold to the nearly phantasmic events surrounding the area for the last several years?
Perhaps some secrets are better left in…the North Woods.
In the vein of Dario Argento, Mario Bava, David Lynch & the macabre films of the 70’s/80’s comes this psychotic motion picture of unrelenting terror!
NORTH WOODS Teaser:
Featuring legendary indie horror/b-movie scream queen, Debbie Rochon, North Woods guarantees you an authentic visceral yet surreal experience straight from the era where grindhouse slashers & Drive-in Horror relentlessly ruled the cinemas!
Enjoy the teaser, images and poster and look for more on this once the film wraps up!Horror Tease: The immortal Debbie Rochon in ‘North Woods’ Get ready to dust off those Betas and VCRs and keep trying to sell them on ebay.
Happy start to the week folks and what a week this is. Before we bombard you guys with tons of FF coverage we wanted to give you an update on a film we have been following here. It’s the grindhouse style feature from Director Jeremy Garner and writer The Vocabularist, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. Last time we gave you guys details but now we return with a sh*tload of new stills for you to see.
Of course this means we now have the film in our possession so that means a review is on the way. Take a look at the kick ass screenshots for ALL HELL BREAKS and look for more right here on HMUNCUT!
All Hell Breaks Loose is the story of love, leather, and violence. When the Satan’s Sinners, a vicious motorcycle gang from hell, kidnaps one man’s bride, they bite off more than they can chew. Now the man is out to save his wife any way he can… even if it means dying over and over again. With the help of a shit-kicking sheriff, a perverted priest, and a cowboy who just might be God, all hell is bound to break loose.
Red Band Trailer
Horror Update: New images from ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ Happy start to the week folks and what a week this is. Before we bombard you guys with tons of FF coverage we wanted to give you an update on a film we have been following here.
One of the films guaranteed to get a rise out of the hairs on the back of your neck is the insect filled anthology CREEPING CRAWLING. Heading to DVD shelves and VOD on October 7th this will be a great late night squealer to get you in the holiday spirit. The anthology will be released courtesy of Brain Damage Films and we have the full details and creepy trailer for you to see after the break.
Bug films are always a hard watch for any horror fan no matter what their gore immunity may be. So when you get a chance to combine three hair raising insect filled tales all in one place prepare to sleep with the lights on. After watching GRUBBERY, RID and BUGGER you will feel like you have something crawling on you for weeks!
On October 7th, Brain Damage Films will release Creeping Crawling, an entomophobia-inducing horror anthology featuring three tales sure to make viewers bug out. DVD availability is set to include many retailers and websites including Amazon, as well as rental chains including Family Video. VOD availability will include all major and minor cable/satellite operators and internet platforms.
You live with them, you feed them, you fear them. Creeping Crawling is an anthology featuring three tales of terror centered around things that go slither in the night. Doug and Allison have a paper due and they’re hoping an eccentric entomologist will be the lynch pin to a passing grade.
They get more than they bargained for when Dr. Tarkovsky tells them the story of GRUBBERY and the lengths supermodel Denver will go to in order to keep her figure. Denver’s best friend Ginger introduces her to age old dieting wisdom as her boyfriend Rick witnesses her eaten away by her own vanity.
RID introduces Dori, a beautiful young girl who desperately needs money and poses as a nurse hired to take care of a comatose patient. While staying in the Gothic mansion, she begins to unravel as something feasts upon her while she sleeps.
Dr. Tarkovsky’s final cautionary tale centers around Bailey. In BUGGER, the lonely man navigates love online. He can’t seem to find a woman who shares his six legged obsessions. A co-worker has her doubts about his motives, as a serial killer is at large.
Creeping Crawling is the work of writer/director Jon Russell Cring’s CINEMA REBELLION along with writers Joshua Owens and Tracy Nichole Cring. The film features three creepy crawly tales starring exotic insects, arachnids, parasites, and reptiles — Oh, and scream queen RAINE BROWN (Torture Chamber, Deer Crossing), America’s Next Top Model contestant LAURA LAFRATE, Anna Shields (Little Bi Peep), and more, as well as music by Super 400, Bear Campo, and Absolute Zero.
The film took home a Best Feature award at the 2013 JamFest Indie Film Festival and the RID segment took Best Screenplay at the 2012 Atlanta Horror Film Festival — But if you don’t trust awards it has reviews to back it up, like (re)Search My Trash’s Mike Haberfelner, who says the movie “gives new, amusing but also fittingly macabre twists and turns to stories that might sound familiar. And add to that a very competent ensemble cast, a directorial effort that knows when to hold back, when less is more, and a light-footed note to the whole thing, and you’ve got a pretty entertaining piece of genre entertainment.”
Enjoy the trailer and head over to the official sited for CREEPING CRAWLING for more information:Prepare to squirm ‘Creeping Crawling’ DVD release details One of the films guaranteed to get a rise out of the hairs on the back of your neck is the insect filled anthology CREEPING CRAWLING.
Drafthouse Film snatches up Nacho Vigalondo’s collection of shorts ‘Confetti of The Mind’
OPEN WINDOWS will make an appearance at the upcoming FANTASTIC FEST but if you want a chance to sit in attendance with filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo you may want to head to his other screening. CONFETTI OF THE MIND: THE SHORTS OF NACHO VIGALONDO will make its world premiere at FANTASTIC FEST 2014 and Nacho himself will be in attendance. His films will play alongside the other spectacular shorts and…
Final Wave of Programming for ‘Fantastic Fest 2014’
Well its almost time for FANTASTIC FEST and the final wave of programming has been announced. It all takes place at the fabulous Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and The Highball September 18-25th. The highlight in this announcement is the first ever public showing of THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN and the world premiere of David Yarovesky’s THE HIVE. Look after the break for all the details on the…
HMUNCUT Horror Rental Picks Friday September the 12th
Unfortunately, last week was a let-down for horror. Cabin Fever 3 played like a B-movie porno shot at an ISO of 6400. Next week, though, we’re finally getting The Dead 2. Until then, I have a couple of recommendations for more low-key movies that came out this week and shouldn’t be missed.
Some haunted houses are a little more than terrifying ‘The Houses October Built’ update
Last month Image Entertainment picked up the terrifying haunted house film THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT. Well Image has updated the synopsis of the film and we have it for you after the break. Tis the season to get geared up for our favorite holiday and this movie may be just the treat you are looking for. THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT will hit VOD, Itunes, and limited theaters on October 10th. (more…)
Grindhouse induced revenge flick ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ trailer and film details
The more and more we see filmmakers looking to return to the days of mm films the more it seems a few of them are getting it right. We are very excited to tell you guys about the gore-iffic revenge tale from Jeremy Garner and Frenetic Films, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. An amazing re-imagining of the drive in movie era ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE looks as if it flourishes on the cigarette burned feel that…
'The Killers Resolute' Episode 9 recap
The Killers Resolute cuts to the center of the human condition!
The penultimate chapter of The Killers Resolute, aptly named “Truth and Consequences,” lays bare all Ronnie’s feeling and opinions of the brutal nature of man. Here now, near the very end of the line for the garage band, do we begin to see the shades and colors of Ronnie’s painting begin to take form. (more…)
Unearthed Films and Plotdigger Films have teamed up to release Ryan Nicholson’s COLLAR to DVD this upcoming November. Labeled as an extreme horror film this sick and devious little flick will be one you won’t forget after seeing. We have the full details ahead along with some brash and vicious images for you to see.
Nicholson is known for films like GUTTERBALLS, LIVE FEED, AND HANGER so he is no stranger to the decrepit love for filth and gore among horror fans. Hes a very talented filmmaker with a good eye for the gruesome. COLLAR looks like demons bodnage fantasy and we can’t wait to see it. It hits DVD on November 18, 2014. Here are the full details from Unearthed Films along with some images.
Unearthed Films and Plotdigger Films” are proud to announce their upcoming extreme horror DVD release, “Collar”.
A rookie cop starts her shift like any other but soon it will all change for the worse. A derelict with a reputation of satanic violence, attacks the officer and collars her with a dog leash which is just the start of his abusive ritual.
“Collar”, written and directed by Ryan Nicholson stars Nick Principe, who played Chromeskull in “Laid to Rest 1 and 2” and “Seed 2: The New Breed”. Nick plays a a satanic derelict with a taste for human flesh who terrorizes skid row’s prostitutes, junkies and homeless, escalating his level of violence after he abducts a rookie cop played by Aidan Dee, “Caprica” and “A Dangerous Man”, on a routine patrol. “Collar” also stars Mackenzie Murdock, from the horror hit, “Father’s Day” and “Manborg”, Ronald Thompson, “Hanger” and Mihola Terzik “Gutterballs”. Shot on location in Vancouver, BC, “Collar” also features a heavy assortment of gruesome FX Makeup design by Michelle Grady, who previously collaborated with Nicholson on “Gutterballs”, “Hanger” and “Famine”. Lensed by Wolfgang Meyer, “Seed 2: The New Breed” and “Stockholm”, “Collar” was Nicholson’s, had the most locations, FX and setups he had ever attempted in his full yet, varied career.
Produced by James Morgart, Adam Torkel and Keryn Thompson, along with Germany distributor “Illusions Entertainment”, “Collar” premiered April, 2014 in Switzerland at “Genre fest Plan 2400: Les Etranges Nuits du Cinéma”.
Director, Ryan Nicholson has directed the films: Gutterballs, Hanger, Live Feed, The Profane Exhibit, Famine and the upcoming movie, Cannibal Lipstick and Ted Bundy had a Son.” Ryan, as a Special Effect Supervisor has worked on such hits as, “Ghost Rider, Final Destination, The Chronicles of Riddick, Tortured, Reindeer Games and many more. He has also worked on numberous TV shows as Stargate SG-1, Smallville, THe Supernaturals, Eureka, Millinium and many, many more.
Be on the look out for a review and more on COLLAR! and enjoy the ghastly images!Torture porn ‘Collar’ DVD release details Unearthed Films and Plotdigger Films have teamed up to release Ryan Nicholson’s COLLAR to DVD this upcoming November.