20 August 2017

Billy Club 2013 - REVIEW

Aaaaaand, we're back! I would like to give you some fluff and bullshit about why I haven't reviewed anything lately. I'd like to use the excuse that I've been to busy but that's not true. The truth is, for a while, independent films just beat me down. Most that we were getting were lackadaisical and uninspired and quite frankly, weren't even worth wasting the time to review them. I pride myself on being brutally honest when it comes to reviewing and it started feeling more like I was just beating a dead horse. However, I am also stubborn as hell and refuse to let the website that I put so much effort into for so many years simply dry up and die. So.... onward and upward!!

Fifteen years after a gruesome triple homicide devastated their Little League baseball team, four friends (Erin Hammond, Marshall Caswell, Mathew Dunlop, Nick Sommer) reunite to commemorate their dead coach and fallen teammates. A mystery unfolds as the secrets from their past return to haunt them and a vengeful killer, hidden by an antique umpire's mask, returns to even the score.

I have to admit, I didn't have high hopes for this one. For some reason, the artwork and title of the film didn't give me a great feeling. Yes, I'm a judgmental bitch, BUT, I am completely ecstatic to say that I was wrong. 

The film is well shot and the acting, for the most part, is on point and much better than you normally see in lower budget indie films. However, the film is not without it's flaws. There are some flashbacks that drag on a little long but are needed to round out the story. As always, I appreciate the use of practical effects and the majority of them were well done, there was a face smash effect that blew me away, but there were also some that fell a little short (final scene). However, none of those things take away from the overall watchability of the film. Written and directed by Nick Sommer and Drew Rosas, Billy Club is an old fashioned slasher with a little bit of comedy mixed in to make it an enjoyable ride.  

Besetment Coming to DVD September 5

Uncork'd Entertainment invites you to a hotel of horrors this September with Brad Douglas’s highly anticipated thriller/chiller Besetment.

Besetment stars Abby Wathen (The Bay) as a young woman who takes a hotel position in a small town where she ends up fighting for her life.

Amanda Millard, struggling and desperate for a job, takes a position at a hotel in a small town in Oregon. It’s a creepy, back country kind of town but owners Mildred Colvin and her son Billy seem nice enough at first. It’s not long before Amanda discovers their real intentions, and her struggle to make a living becomes a nightmarish fight for her life.

Besetment won first place at the recent Rhode Island Vortex Horror Film Festival.

Abby Wathen and, Marlyn Mason (The Trouble with Girls) star with Michael Meyer, Douglas Rowe, Lindsea Kline, Greg James, Hannah Barefoot, John T. Woods, Sonya Davis, Max Gutfreund, Liam O'Sruitheain, Sadndra Doolittle, Tanner McCullough, Ashley Layton, Nona Bigham, and Edward Simper in a Brad Douglas film.

Besetment hits DVD September 5.

Studio: Uncork'd Entertainment
Director: Brad Douglas
Cast : Abby Wathen, Marlyn Mason

Terror Films Releases I Know You're in There

Horror genre distributor Terror Films is releasing I Know You’re in There today, August 18th!

I Know You’re in There was written and directed by Robert Lawson Gordon. The film stars: Will Hurst, Grainne McDermott, Mindee de Lacey and Karin Lee. In the story, Tom Redding (Hurst), after his mother’s suicide, discovers that he has a sister named Chloe (McDermott). Chloe is catatonic and completely paralyzed. Later, Tom takes her on a trip to their dead mother’s isolated home partly - in hopes of documenting her rare illness. Their bonding time is disrupted by unexpected twists into madness as a supernatural evil presents itself.

The film has been met with some critical acclaim. Wicked Channel has stated: “…the story is kick-ass and the suspense in the film is ever present.” Peter ‘Witchfinder’ Hopkins of Horrorscreams Videovault states: “if you like…a story that keeps you hooked, check out I Know You’re in There.”

In their ongoing effort to bring the best and most diverse indie horror content to the masses, Terror Films will release this film across multiple digital platforms. Platforms include: iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Vudu, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box Live and many others. The release begins with North America and will be followed up by a worldwide digital release on idlix. 

Official trailer:

For more information on Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net and Facebook