This Day in Horror

30 August 2012

Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell - PRESS RELEASE


Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell


Robert Steven Rhine’s best selling horror graphic novel anthology
is available again for Halloween

Aug. 28, 2012 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte announces that Asylum Press will re-release Robert Steven Rhine’s massive graphic horror anthology Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell through Diamond Comics Distributors, SCB Distributors, all major wholesalers, and Tony Shenton Distribution for a Halloween release.
This giant-sized horror anthology is loaded with tons of gore and humor that any hardcore horror fan will enjoy - especially fans of Tales from the Crypt, Eerie and Creepshow. It features 43 stories illustrated by 43 of the top horror comic book artists including: William Stout, Tim Vigil, John Cassaday, Hilary Barta, Spain Rodriguez, Jeff Gaither, Steve Bissette, D.W. Frydendall, Jim Smith, Frank Forte, Tone Rodriguez, David Paleo, Kevin Colden, Nenad Gucunja, John Howard, David Hartman, Eric Pigors, Mike Sosnowski, Kevin Colden, Tommy Castillo and Steve Mannion and many others. Cover art by Frank Forte.

Some of the twisted tales include: “Spare Parts,” a nasty E.C. Comics-inspired opus about a disaffected coroner whose hobby is collecting “perfect” body parts, “Separation Anxiety” delves into the jealous love affair of circus freaks, “The Adventures of Raoul, Lowlife Ex-Cop,” takes us into the dark seedy side of a would be P.I., “Party Clown “ is a tale about a psycho serial killer who gets off by twisting people’s intensities into balloon animals,“The Symposium” takes us on a journey to Transylvania where modern day vampires feast on more than just blood. In “Eat Me” a freakish game show pushes its contestants to the limit, “Boneyard Tours” takes on a nasty trip through Hollywood. It’s good gory fun guaranteed to give you a nasty chuckle.
Four years in the making, this classic collection of sick and twisted short stories is a true labor of blood. It includes the grand prize winner of WORLD HORROR CON dark fiction contest, written by R.S. Rhine, Propeller Boy.
Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell preview pages can be seen here:



Rating: Mature Readers

Format: Fully Illustrated, Full Color and Black and White, 280 pages, trade paperback

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-0976850908


Anyone wanting to pre-order Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell can do so at their local comic store. To find a local comic store visit:



Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell can also be ordered at any bookstore chain or independent bookstore.


Bookstores can order from SCB Distributors, Ingram, Baker and Taylor and all major wholesalers. U.K. bookstores can order through Turnaround U.K.


Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell quotes:



“This 280 pg mega-beast of a trade paper back is loaded with tons of hilarious horror stories and fantastic artwork that any horror fan would love to have.” -- Bloody-Disgusting




“Just the right dash of gore and humor, pleasing and repelling at the same time. Just like horror art should be, right! Great job all around, fellas! So get out there and buy this, you fiends! Asylum Press is the imprint responsible for this mayhem which will easily satisfy your anthology urges."
--Horror Comics Review


"Good gory humor! Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach." -- Comic Buyers Guide


"Gross, putrid and downright offensive. Higher praise just doesn't exist." - Alan Katz (HBO's Tales From The Crypt)


"R.S. Rhine: Sickest Brain In The World!" -- Steve Niles (30 Days Of Night)


“Absurd, implausible, sure, but darkly funny the way it's supposed to be!”--Sequential Tart


“Something for almost any of your twisted Metalheads to enjoy, especially if you like E.C. Comics"-- Heavy Metal Magazine




ABOUT ROBERT STEVEN RHINE
Robert Steven Rhine is the Founder/Publisher and Deaditor-In-Chief of Girls and Corpses Magazine: http://girlsandcorpses.com/ a newsstand magazine distributed by both Ingram and Diamond in the U.S. and Canada and and sold all over the world. Rhine has sold fiction to over one hundred magazines and the published anthologies: Bram Stoker Winner: "DARK DELICACIES," (Carroll & Graf) alongside Ray Bradbury and Clive Barker. Robert Steven Rhine's first fiction collection, "MY BRAIN ESCAPES ME," (Sun Dog Press) was heralded by PUBLISHERS WEEKLY as "a successful mix of humor and horror." METRO LONDON was, "fascinated with the blurred boundary between reality and the darkest recesses of imagination... doused in gallons of acid black humor." Famed writer WILLIAM F. NOLAN (author "Logan's Run" and other 60 books) called Rhine a "bold new writer with powerhouse ideas and the talent to bring them to life." And EON MAGAZINE said, "Horrifying yet unbelievably compelling. You may close the book, but the memory of Rhine's words will linger." Robert can be found on the web at: http://www.robertrhine.com/

ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS:
www.asylumpress.com www.twitter.com/asylumpress
Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry's biggest rising stars. Steve Mannion’s Fearless Dawn is the company’s newest title and has been a great fan favorite. Publishing action/adventure comics with Black Powder: A Bloody Frontier Adventure, Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis. And continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Asylum of Horrors, Zombie Terrors, EEEK! Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Tony Shenton and to the Booktrade by SCB Distributors, Ingram and Baker and Taylor. Distributed in the U.K. by Turnaround Distribution

26 August 2012

Interview with Michael Stevens

A while back, I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Stevens, writer, director and star of the Indie horror film Brutal. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule to have this little chat with me unfortunately, due to some bad timing on my part, it's taken much longer than I anticipated to get it posted for everyone else to hear but finally... here it is! Enjoy it!

To find out more about Michael and his film Brutal visit www.mynameisbrutal.com or check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

22 August 2012

Blood Brothers 2012 - REVIEW


I have had the pleasure of watching the latest installment in Horror by Slasher Studios.  Taking Horror into a new direction, away from the slasher genre and more in the suspense department.  The kind of suspense that The Last House on the Left and The Strangers were full of.  All packed into a straight to the point nail biter.

Coming home from their 5th anniversary Michael (Mike Goltz) and Lindsay (Hannah Hitzman) find that their front door is open and it appears someone has broken into their home.  Michael sends Lindsay across the street to a neighbors to call the police while he goes inside to investigate.  Walking through the house all seems to be in order till he is knocked out from behind only to wake up tied to a chair with his brother Chris (Matty Dorschner).  Is his brother going to kill him?  Over What?

This is not a very long film lasting only 10 minutes tops (maybe shorter).  Just goes to show you do not need alot of time to make your point.  The writing and the direction in this short is brilliant.  There really is not a dull moment and is loaded with good effects and plenty of blood.  The most impressive part about the effects of the film is the soundtrack.  The soundtrack was done by one of the film's stars Matty Dorschner.  An important part of independant Horror is that everything sounds good there are good sound effects and the music fits the tone of the film.  In this case Matty nailed it right on the head, no pun intended.  Blood Brothers leaves you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

Another well written short film from Slasher Studios.  I really wish the film could have been a longer but when your watching something good you really never want it to end.  Mike Goltz has seem to become a staple in all 3 of the Slasher Studio films and is getting better and better with each film he plays in.  Deviating from the slasher formula that made them famous with Teddy and Popularity Killer.  I love it!  I'm a big fan of suspense and something that keeps you wondering what is going to happen next.  I know this was just released but I am ready to see this as a feature film.  Stay twisted everyone!

20 August 2012

Filmmakers to Raise Money for Krampus Project - PRESS RELEASE

Filmmakers to Raise Funding for Krampus Project
Independent filmmaking group Fighting Owl Films is planning a new short film project and needs your help to make it happen! Fighting Owl Films was founded in 2007 by Thomas Smith and, in addition to producing numerous short films in the intervening years, produced the feature film The Night Shift in 2010. The low-budget feature received favorable reviews from media outlets across the country, was named Best Fantasy Feature at Shockerfest International Film Festival and released on DVD by distributor R-Squared Films in October 2011. Since completing The Night Shift, the filmmakers have been busy producing C.U.P.I.D, a short romantic comedy currently in post-production.

The new film, Night of the Krampus, features a running time of around a half hour and revisits key characters from The Night Shift on a whole new adventure. The holiday-themed story delves into the mythology of Krampus, a legendary creature said to travel with Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. While Santa rewards the good girls and boys of the world, Krampus punishes the naughty. But that’s just a myth…or is it? When the naughty kids of a suburban neighborhood vanish in the weeks leading up to Christmas, evidence points to the creature's existence. It’s up to supernatural investigators Rue Morgan, Claire Rennfield and Herbie West to solve the mystery, save the children and face-off against the deadly Krampus.

Writer/Director Thomas Smith is passionate about the project. He loves the characters created in The Night Shift and is anxious to revisit them and reunite with the actors who brought them to life. The germination of the project began with the Alpine legend of the Krampus. Since first learning of the myth many years ago, Smith has been fascinated by the creature, primarily because it represents such a dark side of what is perceived as a bright, festive and happy holiday season. “I’m excited to explore the Krampus folklore because it isn’t a creature that's been done to death on film,” Smith said. “There are very few portrayals of Krampus in media, not to mention many people are unaware of the creature and its connection to the holiday season.” Smith hopes the film introduces the legend to a whole new audience. “And, if it encourages kids to be a little nicer, that's just an added bonus!”

Smith hopes to raise funds for the film through crowdfunding website Indie GoGo, a Kickstarter-like site with greater flexibility. The short has been budgeted at $4,000, which covers the rental cost of high-definition camera gear, the creation of the Krampus creature suit and makeup, props, general costumes, on-set meals for cast and crew, and post-production work, including color correction, visual effects and sound design. The filmmaker hopes to reach the full goal for funding within the 45 day timeframe provided by Indie GoGo. After that time, the project page expires. However, if the full amount is not raised, the funds that are received will still go toward financing the project. Smith commented, “We'll get as far as we can with what we raise, then try another funding effort to complete the next phase. Every little bit helps!” For those who support the project, several exciting rewards packages have been created as a way to thank patrons for their help. Whether people give a little or a lot, every cent is appreciated and we believe these packages show that.

The filmmakers understand that not everyone will be able to contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still help. Spreading the word about the project, telling friends and family, posting about the project on websites or social media, is another great way to bring attention to the project and spread our reach.

Once funding is in place, Smith hopes to have the project in production by December of this year.

For more information or to support the project, visit www.indiegogo.com/krampusnight. For more information about Fighting Owl Films, visit www.fightingowlfilms.com or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fightingowlfilms for the latest developments.

18 August 2012

Amber Benson's "Dust Up" Going Down in 2012 from Breaking Glass Pictures

Domestic distributor Breaking Glass Pictures (5 Star Day, The Fields, Easier With Practice) bought domestic rights to the indie grindhouse comedy Dust Up. The deal was struck last week between CEO Rich Wolff and writer/director/producer Ward Roberts of Drexel Box Productions. Dust Up stars genre favorite Amber Benson ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", Drones), Ezra Buzzington ("Justified"), Jeremiah Birkett, Travis Betz, Aaron Gaffey, Devin Barry, and Mike C. Nelson.

Roberts couldn't be happier about the upcoming release. "Dust Up is truly a one-of-a-kind film... fun, funny, scary, sweet, twisted, intense and gross all at the same time. We needed to find a distributor who understood that and could deliver us in the biggest possible way to the ravenous audience who hungers for movies like Dust Up. We are thrilled to be partnered with just such a company in Breaking Glass."

A one-eyed vigilante with a dark past has vowed to change his ways, trading his machine gun for a yoga mat. But when he encounters a beautiful young mother (Benson) in deep trouble with a cannibalistic drug lord and his evil goons, he realizes that justice must be served. Teamed up with his smooth-talking Native American hipster sidekick, our hero rides into the badass brawl of the century.

Dust Up had a private sneak peek screening at San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 13th to select critics and contest winners from Benson's considerable Twitter following. Drexel Box Productions and Breaking Glass Pictures are planning a limited theatrical release in the fall season. Brett Schenker of Graphic Policy raved, "Yes, it's weird. Yes, it's over the top. Yes, it's hilarious." Likewise, Keith McDuffee of CliqueClack called Benson "flawless as usual."

The DVD will hit shelves in November, loaded with special features including an audio commentary with Benson and Roberts, Find the Pony, a behind the scenes featurette; various interviews with cast and crew, The Herm Dawg Diaries featurette shot by Betz, and the Dust Up Comedy PSA.

17 August 2012

World Premiere Of Female Action Filmmaker J.A. Steel’s “Blood Fare” At Dragon*Con 2012 - PRESS RELEASE



SALT LAKE CITY, UT. – On August 14th, 2012, J.A. Steel, the award winning female writer and director, announces the world premiere of her fourth feature film “Blood Fare” for the Dragon*Con 2012 in Atlanta, GA. As part of the official Dragon*Con 2012 programming the screening is scheduled for Friday, August 31st at 8:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover CDE. A live Q&A with “Blood Fare” star Gil Gerard, internationally recognized for his lead role as Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers in the science fiction movie and television series “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,” and director J.A. Steel will follow the screening.

“Blood Fare” is a Civil War ghost story with a modern twist, by J.A. Steel and Co-Producer Christian K. Koch.  It is the tale of Corporal Henry Trout (S. Edward Meek - “Wild Stallion”), who in 1861 fought valiantly in a forgotten skirmish after the first battle of Bull Run.  150 years later, he will come face to face with his descendants as the battle for blood continues on a haunted battlefield.  Tyler (Brandi Lynn Anderson from the upcoming Syfy original series “ZEROS”) and her brother Chad (Adrian West), Henry's fifth generation grandchildren, will challenge the very legend of Charon the Ferryman, as the lines between the living and the dead become blurred.
Gerard plays the character of Professor Meade, mentor to the protagonist Tyler, in “Blood Fare”.  Gerard was recently seen in the Syfy original movie “Ghost Town”.  International action star, Kim Sonderholm, most recently seen in the newly released “Little Big Boy,” appears alongside Gerard as Professor Malick.
In addition to Gerard and Sonderholm, several other amazingly talented actresses and actors have joined the “Blood Fare” cast, including Michelle Wolff (“NCIS”, “Chicago Hope”, “ER”, and “Providence”), Savannah Ostler (“Vengeance”), Bridget McManus (“Wanted”), Scott Beringer (“Ocean’s Eleven” and “21”), Brenden Whitney, Alison Trouse, Thomas J. Post, Antonio Lexerot and April Knight.  Marcus Intheam, Salt Lake City star radio DJ and “The Real L Word Live Lounge” host Natalie M. Garcia add live broadcast talent.
Chris Hanson, one of the most recognized special makeup effects artists of Hollywood, joined the crew of “Blood Fare” as Special Makeup Effects Supervisor.  He demonstrated his unique creativity in “Hellboy”, “Underworld”, “Men in Black”, “Men in Black 2”, “The Green Mile”, “The X-Files”, “The Faculty”, “Spawn” and many other productions. 

Steel rounds out her crew with Director of Photography Michael B. Call (“127 Hours”), Co-Producer Christian M. Koch, who has worked with Steel on her first 3 films, and Executive Producer Jessica M. Bair.

The up-and-coming colorist, Jeff Pantaleo, completed the digital coloring of “Blood Fare” on the newly developed Scratch workflow at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI). 

Mastered by Universal Music Mastering's Grammy winning Erick Labson the first song of the “Blood fare” soundtrack has been released on iTunes: The River Mountain Band with "Lay Down Your Trouble" - Lyrics J.A. Steel - Music J.A. Steel & Caleb S. Gray - Piano Arrangement Amanda Lee Bowman.

“Blood Fare” is a green, sustainable film production, and Eco/Sustainable Production Executive Micheline Birkhead was on set to ensure the project meets green certification requirements.
The “Blood Fare” trailer and poster: http://bloodfare.warriorentertainment.com
About J.A. Steel:
Steel is a director, producer, actor, videographer, editor, fight choreographer and stunt person, in addition to writer and composer ... and even a distributor ... a unique woman in Hollywood.

“Blood Fare” is Steel's fourth feature film.  Her action horror shocker “Denizen”, her action supernatural thriller “Salvation”, and her action feature “The Third Society” reflect in many ways Steel's real life hobbies of Muay Thai kickboxing, cave diving, motorcycle riding, firearms and edged weapons.  All three movies are available on Amazon.com.

Steel lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, preferring the peace of the mountains for her screen writing.

About Warrior Entertainment®, Inc.
Warrior Entertainment®, Inc., founded by J.A. Steel in 1993, is a music management and film production company that specializes in bringing A-list action to a B-movie budget. 
http://www.warriorentertainment.com

Additional information on “Blood Fare”:
Twitter (>140,000 followers) - https://twitter.com/BLOODFAREmovie

Background information on Steel’s career:

Media coverage of “Blood Fare”:

The first review of “Blood Fare”:


Summer Issue Music Video from Girls and Corpses - PRESS RELEASE


NEW SUMMER ISSUE MUSIC VIDEO from Girls and Corpses and The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns! The Mile Die Club presents "It's a Good Day To Die": http://youtu.be/lGWhY9mvf0A

Also, check out Girls and Corpses summer issue here:http://girlsandcorpses.com/
And 2012 Calendar now on sale here here: http://girlsandcorpses.com/store/index.html
 
Lanark Records has been busy making new music with The Rockats, Robert Gordon, Nick Kane, the Lanark Kings, and the Reach Around Rodeo Clowns. They have just launch a new web site (www.lanarkrecords.net) that is filled with picture, videos, and news from these rocking artists

13 August 2012

Girls and Corpses Magazine to Host Signing Event

YOU are invited to a huge GIRLS and CORPSES Magazine
summer issue signing event and party
with SID HAIG and SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON
Saturday August 18th 6-11 p.m.
at Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd LA CA 90046
 
Girls and Corpses Magazine is hosting a HUGE signing event on Saturday August 18th at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood from 6 - 11 pm. This will be another wild G&C signing event with confirmed guests and horror stars: SID HAIG (The Lords of Salem, House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects), SCOUT-TAYLOR-COMPTON (Flight 7500, Halloween) and Penthouse Pet Of The Year (runner-up) Veronica Ricci. Other models and contributers: signing will be Tera Patrick, Katie Summers, Missy Martinez, Dr. Susan Block, artist Clint Carney, Tasia Sutor & Lily Star and Corpsy along with and other artists and celebrities. There will be beautiful G&C Corpsettes, vintage hearses from Graverides, freaky bikes by Randy St George, street performers, artwork and more celeb surprises! The INSANE band PottyMouth will perform DEAD and the amazing Murrugun The Mystic will carve himself into sushi!

We will also be honoring HOLLIE STEVENS, my best friend and Girls and Corpses regular contributer who recently passed away at the age of 30. The summer issue is dead-icated to Hollie and we will be celebrating her amazing life the Girls and Corpses way, with a crazy ass party -- the kind Hollie loved! Hollie's co-stars from Clown Porn, including Dick Chibbles and other cast members will be on hand, clowning around.

There will be no cover charge and there will be booze! So please mark your corpse calendars! And don't forget to tell all your friends on Facebook and Twitter about the party our new summer issue! We are very proud of this issue! Click here to preview: http://girlsandcorpses.com/

Also our 2013 Girls and Corpses Calendar is now up in our G&C store: http://girlsandcorpses.com/store/index.html

Rot on, corpses!

The Walking Dead Social Game Launches

AMC and RockYou today announced the launch of The Walking Dead Social Game," a story-based Facebook game based on AMC's TV series. Fans are invited to step into the zombie-filled world, where they will fight for their lives, help friends survive, and embark on chilling adventures with characters and settings from the show. Click below to play the game now!



The Walking Dead Social Game blends elements of strategy and survival-horror to create a unique, tensioned-filled social gaming experience. Faced with an ever-present threat from man-eating zombies (called "walkers"), players use combat, stealth, and trickery to stay alive and to complete missions in their quest to survive the apocalypse.



 "The audience for AMC's The Walking Dead are passionate and deeply interested in the world of the show. Our social game allows them to explore and experience the zombie apocalypse for themselves, along with their friends," said Mac McKean, AMC's SVP of Digital Media.

The game offers a stat system based on the characters' attributes such as stamina, shooting accuracy, range of movement and vision. As you progress, you earn points, based on your skill, which enables you to improve on these stats. This all allows for players to customize the skill-set of the squad members. No one is safe as even the player's own Facebook friends may turn and attack as blood-thirsty walkers. The game was developed by Eyes Wide Games of Atlanta, GA.

"Gamers are ready for a more robust gameplay experience on Facebook," said Josh Grant, svp and GM of Studio Partners at Rock You. "We're bringing a thrilling survival-horror game experience to a more social platform that both long-time gamers and fans new to the gaming space can enjoy."

AMC concluded the second season of The Walking Dead in March of 2012. The episode was viewed by a record-breaking 9 million viewers and the series reigns as the most watched drama series in basic cable for adults 18 to 34, adults 18 to 49 and adults 25 to 54. AMC's The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. It tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.

The Walking Dead Season 3 premieres Sun., Oct. 14 at 9/8c on AMC.

Click here to play The Walking Dead Social Game now.

Source: AMC

Indie Horror Actor Bill Oberst Jr To Host Pilot Episode of THE DARK CINEMA


Prolific horror favorite, Bill Oberst Jr (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Dismal, Scary Or Die; as well as the Daytime Emmy-winning Facebook App, Take This Lollipop) is set to host the pilot episode of THE DARK CINEMA, a horror/thriller/sci-fi anthology television series, which will feature the short films of independent filmmakers in bite-sized half-hour segments.

Oberst, who has been dubbed “the new Karloff,” and also unanimously declared “the nicest guy in horror” by nearly every single industry person who comes in contact with him, had this to say about the project: “I can't wait to make like a modern-day Vincent Price. This is the creepy stuff kids dream of. I really love the short film format. It forces a director or writer to have a concise point-of-view. The films in the pilot pack a powerful punch in just a few minutes.”

THE DARK CINEMA was created by producer Cheryl Compton (writer of the upcoming paranormal thriller, Within The Darkness), who after nearly five years of working in mobile content distribution, saw that there was an untapped market for short horror films. “There are so many great short genre films out there. However, after their initial film festivals runs, they often end up fading away on a YouTube or Vimeo page. THE DARK CINEMA will bring these films to a wider television audience, not just the hardcore fans who frequent the film festivals and conventions. Most of these filmmakers made their shorts to showcase their talents, so we're hoping to get more eyes on their product.”

Compton continues, “we are so excited to have Bill on board the project. He will make a great horror host. Not only is he beloved by the horror community, he is is a passionate fan himself. He'll be able to speak about the genre and its history with respect and intelligence.”

Compton and Oberst have also teamed up for EVIL'S TOY, which is a full-length horror feature about a young college woman who becomes obsessed with a Ouija board and unwittingly unleashes a demon through the world of social networking. Compton penned the screenplay and Oberst is attached in the lead as the Demon Gadriel. They are currently seeking investors and production partners.

THE DARK CINEMA is accepting submissions from filmmakers. All horror/thriller/sci-fi sub-genres are welcomed. The producers are especially interested in films that have a possessed toy or evil object theme for the pilot, which will be filmed in early October. At this time, all films must be seven minutes or less and in a broadcast-ready format. Please see their Facebook fanpage for submission details and FAQs.

04 August 2012

Little Big Boy: The Death Stalker Murders 2011 - REVIEW


Horror and Comedy always go hand in hand.  Now we have a Horror Comedy that is also set up as a documentary.  We all remember Leslie Vernon and how good that movie was and I for one adored.  Not that much of a documentary type of person, but some can catch me off guard and surprise me.  It takes one hell of a movie to do that though.  Let's see what we have here with Little Big Boy.

Jimmy Duncan (Kim Sonderholm) is a Horror film director who is notorious for having a very hot temper and controversial movies.  Jimmy has had a very painful childhood having watched his Mother being murdered and this haunts him throughout the rest of his life adding fuel to the fire that is inside of him.  In the middle of a shoot when his leading lady walks out and he is now in a though situation and becomes uncontrollable to the point of insanity.  The story is told in the middle of many interviews of film makers, actors and actresses in the industry.  Most of which do not care for Jimmy at all.  The one that is most prominent is the always lovable Lloyd Kaufman.  Jam packed with comedy, action, horror and the history of a very demented man.

Little Big Boy has good aspects, but most of what I saw was not what I would say is a good movie.  Lets start with the acting: Absolutely terrible?  Most of it you cannot even consider acting a little more than half of the movie consists of interviews with mostly fictional directors, actors and actresses in the Horror business.  The scenes in the movie when acting was really involved lacked what you would call, um well, acting.  The first scene when we see the temper of Jimmy Duncan in the movie he runs at a cast member of the movie he is directing and he knees him in the gut.  However, he almost falls down after doing so and starts kicking this guy on the ground and the kicks aren't even realistic at all.  I'm really hoping that part was meant more for comedy than a serious scene because I laughed my ass off.  Whether it was meant for fun or an actual Horror it's still pretty bad. 

I am not giving the Direction of the movie a gold star either.  Because the interviews get really, really, really fuckin boring it really brings down the movie.  I understand it's in the form of a documentary but a real documentary you watch because you enjoy the subject matter.  A fictional documentary you don't know what your getting into when you turn it on and there has to be something that keeps you watching the movie.  If I was not doing a review on this movie I would have turned it off 20 minutes into it.  Now, I did say that the film had good aspects.  Really its only one, the one thing I like about the movie and that's the actual story.  The story itself is really creepy and what you would expect a good Horror movie to be.  However, the delivery from paper to the big screen seems to have lacked alot.  Personally I think this would have worked better if it was not set up as a documentary.  Out of 5 stars I would give it 2 and a half.  Really only because I like the actual storyline so much.  Stay twisted everyone!