I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House Review No way am I typing up that title again...It will now be referred to as "Pretty Thing" or simply "the film", as I am lazily inclined to do on a regular basis. Pretty Thing follows a young woman who becomes the caregiver of an elderly author who happens to live in a haunted house. Through overlapping, vague narration, the film relies on atmosphere to drive its tale of a haunted house that not only fueled the author's books, b
Treehouse Review Treehouse follows a teenage boy and his older brother as they venture into the woods for a night of fun with other kids on the Halloween holiday. As they reach the designated rendezvous point, they become entangled in a seemingly supernatural force that was reportedly responsible for other missing people, and that is now stalking them. I simply have to come out and say it. This isn't a solid indie horror film. We've all seen better. However, I can find the si
The Monster Review While I was fortunate enough to catch this film on its DirecTV exclusive, I didn't want it to taint the trip to the Telluride Horror Show, so I let it sit while we enjoyed the amazing horror festival that is THS. Again, a big shout-out to all that are and were involved in that show...It's a one-of-a-kind experience. But back to The Monster... The film follows an alcoholic mother and her virtually estranged daughter as they travel on a vehicular venture late
Sunday Suspensefuls Shorts Block The shorts of day 3 were nothing short of enjoyable and thought-provoking. It was a well-rounded day, with pensive moments, effective scares, and smile-inducing humor. Let's dive right in: Blight - This seemingly generic exorcism short turns into something more. I don't want to ruin anything further, but this short thoroughly exceeded its budget and concluded on a fantastic twist. Curve - Perhaps my most anticipated short of the festival, Curv
Sickle and I saw some crazy good stuff today, if you have not checked out the review of the shorts then please do. One of the awesome things Telluride Horror Show does is have secret shows on Sunday, and these secret shows were evidence enough that sticking around for the whole day Sunday is a must. I am going to go over the two secret films we saw today: Raw Raw is a French horror film by Julia Docournau, following Justine (Garance Marillier) and her ‘initiation’into veterin
Day 2 of THS most certainly didn't disappoint, with some great films and a few truly terrifying shorts. Let's get right to it, with my (Sickle's) reviews of Day 2. Kill Command Kill Command follows a group of marines and a mysterious cybernetic/human corporate agent as they perform a training session on a remote island, only for it to go awry as the training robots begin to fire with lethal intent. This film reminded me of a scifi short one would see in great supply on Vimeo.
Today was full of awesome horror from cultist rituals to grind house greatness we saw it all. While my compatriot is going to cover the films themselves I am going to take a stab at covering the multitude of shorts we saw today! First of was the Horror Ha, Ha shorts block, which was filled with wonders. From PSA’s for hiking in a black bear reserve to robots with strange protocols. Here is the best of the horror comedy shorts. Handjob Cabin (Official Trailer) – This wonderful
Here we are again folks in the wonderful mountain town of Telluride. Why have the dark forces summoned us to this wonderful place? To do our dark bidding of course and by that I mean talk about awesome horror films!! I started my journey this year by watching the “The Horror…The Animated” a series of shorts, some horrifying and some funny but all animated. Last year we had such wonders as Canis and Pandy and this year was no different. The best of the animated shorts this yea
We have just completed the first day of the Telluride Horror Show and it was a fantastic lineup of scary, provocative, and outright material. But let's not spend too much time hyping and get right to the reviews! (As many films play at the same time as others, Efrit and I have two separate reviews, so be sure to check his out!) Here Alone Here Alone follows a woman who tries to survive in a post-apocalyptic environment in which a zombie-like outbreak has devastated humanity.
Hardcore Henry Review What is there to say about Hardcore Henry? If I had to describe it in one sentence I'd say, "ridiculousness verging on masterpiece." Henry is just too much of everything all at once that you become desensitized before making it midway through the film. The video game aspects are too obvious to ignore, to the point that the film feels like a satire of modern gaming. Hardcore Henry follows a cybernetic man as he attempts to save his love (with the help of