Telluride Horror Show 2017: Second Wave of Films

The event that is basically our Christmas Day is coming up around the corner, but not soon enough (because it's not tomorrow). We'll be heading to Telluride Horror Show on Friday, October 13th. Yeah, that's right...Telluride Horror Show landed on Friday the 13th this year. It doesn't get any better than that! A couple of weeks back, we previewed some films we were looking forward to seeing. Here's the second set of films we can't wait to check out! Desolation Desolation follows a woman and her son and best friend as they go into the forest to spread her husband's ashes. They are soon stocked by a mysterious hiker, and things quickly escalate. This film's premise sounds interesting and teases

Sour Batch Bros

The Bad Batch follows a young woman (Suki Waterhouse) who is captured by a gang of beefcake cannibals in a post-apocalyptic future. After losing a couple of limbs, Suki escapes, but is quickly pursued by a muscly-armed cannibal artist (Jason Momoa) who is in search of his daughter. The Bad Batch Review There is little sense or sanity portrayed in this film, which is perhaps a more accurate prediction of what a post-apocalyptic future with humanity in it would look like. Perhaps the weirdest inclusion are the gym junkies that apparently take advantage of their diet to beef up. There's little rhyme or reason to their culture, other than it's what they were doing before the apocalypse, so heck,

Stitched Together

Patchwork follows three women who were murdered and subsequently stitched together by a mad doctor. With all three of their consciousnesses miraculously in tact, the women use their franken-body to exact revenge on the men who have wronged them...and not just the mad scientist. This movie requires you to dismiss all sense of logic, but thankfully its category of horror comedy makes it easy to do so. It makes the massive plot holes and awkward characters more charming than distracting, which in the end only adds to the flavor of the final product. Patchwork isn't perfect, but it knows that and takes you along for the gags. Our three lead women do a sterling job moving us through their story.

Oh, The Humanity!

Mother! follows a young woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who is tortured by the odd behavior of her husband (Javier Bardem) and the newfound guests in their house. As the awkward escalates into the unsettling, Lawrence tries to cope with her ever-increasing anxiety. The situation worsens to the point of a snap of sanity. Can she regain control of her house and husband, or are they doomed to fail? Mother! Review Mother! follows right in the vein of Aronofsky's other darkly and disturbingly artistic visions like Black Swan and to a lesser extent The Wrestler and Requiem for a Dream. The guy has gotten into a groove that is defining his career as the living embodiment of Vincent Cassel's conceited and

Telluride Horror Show Preview: The Shorts

In addition to the previews we got last week on the Telluride Horror Show slate, they also released a plethora of shorts that will play in their nifty categorical segments throughout the festival. If you follow the link in the last sentence, you'll be taken to the full list of shorts coming out. We're going to go over a few that we found particularly intriguing below. Unlike with the full-length films, we will not be providing previews for these, as we like to avoid the visual hints from shorts, but you can take a peek at them following the link! Level Any plot that describes a cat-and-mouse game with a hellish beast is going to catch my attention. I wonder what the key is for... Great Choic

IT to IT

IT follows an outcast group of kids who fall prey to a clown that is able to manifest their worst nightmares. As children continue to go missing and no one does anything about it, the kids take it upon themselves to stop the being calling itself Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) before they become its next victims. IT Review So many times we've looked at adaptations of not-so-old horror films (80's or newer) and scoffed at the absurdity of watching something that was well-executed the first time. When it comes to IT, some were excited about a fresh take on the story in a cinematic landscape as opposed to a TV miniseries, where others thought that filling Tim Curry's clown shoes was a hopeless endea

Telluride Horror Show Preview: First Wave

The Telluride Horror Show, Colorado's best horror festival, is just around the corner on October 13th through the 15th! And now they've released their first wave of films for the show! We'll be taking a peak at some of our favorite previews below and get the hype train moving! Cold Ground A found footage film that is set in the 1970s uses vintage photography practices to put you in the world the creators have designed. The film appears to feature a similar style to that of the original Blair Witch with a plot that sounds eerily similar to Blood Glacier. While this film likely lacks the cattywampus creatures Blood Glacier boasted, this film could take a turn down the Who Goes There? (the nove

Raising Hell

Little Evil follows a stepfather, Gary (Adam Scott), that begins to question his stepson's soulless nature. With evidence mounting up that his new family may house the antichrist in a 6 year old boy, Gary has to decide if it's all in his head or if his new stepson needs to die for the sake of all mankind. Little Evil Review Horror comedies, thankfully, are a growing genre. In general, they tend to have a higher success rate of entertainment than that of horror films, with a far-smaller sample size. Films like Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, and Cabin in the Woods are just a handful from this century that have outplayed many of their pure horror counterparts. Each of

Mementoing Michael

Take Shelter follows a husband and father, Curtis (Michael Shannon), who begins to suffer apocalyptic visions. While trying to cope with the affliction at the expense of his wife (Jessica Chastain) and child, he begins to unravel. Torn between prophet and psycho, Curtis must determine if his family's history of mental illness has finally come for him or if a supernatural force is trying to save him and his family. Take Shelter Review We seem to be doing all the Michael Shannon movies in reverse, but this film is too good to ignore, even though it is a far cry from a traditional horror film. More of a slow-churning dramatic thriller, Take Shelter is Shannon at his best, doing what he does; br

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