Tuesday, October 27, 2015

"Savageland" Offers a Unique Faux-Documentary Approach to Its Mysterious Proceedings

My latest review for the Gruesome Magazine website spotlights "Savageland," an independent American horror offering that looks and feels like an actual documentary film. You can find my article here.

Thirty-three bizarre photos may tell one of the sides of the story of how an entire small town's population was wiped out in one night in "Savageland."

Gruesome Magazine Kicks Off "Super Scary Shorts Saturday"

Gruesome Magazine has begun a new weekly feature, "Super Scary Shorts Saturday," which spotlights short horror films. I wrote the inaugural reviews, which focus on two creature features. You can see what I think of Howl of a Good Time and Santa here.

Howl of a Good Time

Couple Clothes, Fusion Food, and Senior Citizen Gorehounds: My Son's Take on This Year's BiFan Film Fest

Propeller has just published my son Cohen's second installment in his three-part series about his experiences as a traveler and press member at this year's Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan). Cohen offers a unique take on cultural clashes and similarities between South Korea and the United States, along with reviews of festival films. You can read all about it here. To say that I'm a proud dad is an understatement!

Dad 'n' Lad Film Fest Coverage Appears in the New Issue of "VideoScope"

I'm always thrilled when I have the chance to cowrite an article with my son, Cohen. Our most recent tag-team effort appears in the Fall 2015 (#96) edition of Phantom of the Movies' VideoScope magazine, wherein we have a four-page spread about this year's Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea. It should be available at a bookstore near you; if not, you can order a copy (or better yet, a subscription) at videoscopemag.com. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bonfire Films' Stephen King Adaptation "Suffer the Little Children" Delivers a Disturbing Climax

Horror walks the halls of an elementary school in a new short-film version of Stephen King's short story, "Suffer the Little Children." This short has introduced me to Bonfire Films and the company's husband-and-wife team of director Corey Norman and screenwriter Haley Norman, and I'm eager to see the previous efforts from these talented filmmakers.

You can read my full review on the Gruesome Magazine website:


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

My Son Cohen Perry Offers His Take on Visiting Korea for the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

My son Cohen Perry and I had the good fortune to attend our favorite film fest together again this year when we went to the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in July. Hot off the cyber press, here is part one of Cohen's two-part article for the Propeller Magazine site recounting his experiences with the films and as a repeat visitor to South Korea. Excellent work, son!


Compelling Storytelling and Superb Acting Make "Dig Two Graves" a Must-See Film

Writer/director Hunter Adams' independent gothic thriller Dig Two Graves is one of the finest movies that I have seen this year. It has yet to receive wide distribution, but you can learn more about it in my spoiler-free review on the Gruesome Magazine website (http://gruesomemagazine.com/2015/10/09/dig-two-graves-2014-gothic-chiller-serves-up-first-rate-storytelling-and-superb-performances/) and add it to your need-to-see list. While you are at the site, be sure to check out the many other engrossing reviews, news articles, and features on horror cinema.

Ted Levine stars as a small-town sheriff with a mysterious past and a dangerous present in Dig Two Graves.

Monday, October 5, 2015

My Latest "Horror News Radio" and "Gruesome Magazine" Reviews Are Waiting for You!

I'm a bit behind in my posts because I traveled during the Chuseok holidays, which are similar to a Korean version of Thanksgiving. I'll do my best to catch up now because I have a few new items to share with you!

I Survived a Zombie Holocaust

My final podcast report about this year's Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) for Horror News Radio is available at http://www.docrotten.com/2015/09/24/eps-129-cooties-horror-news-radio/. I share my thoughts about two horror comedies, I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (New Zealand) and American Burger (Sweden), and a downbeat horror film from Chile, The Stranger. Doc Rotten and the Grue Crew review the horror comedy Cooties and give you the horror news of the week, with some other nifty items, as well. Enjoy!

The Gruesome Magazine website has also posted two more of my reviews recently: one is about the aforementioned I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (http://gruesomemagazine.com/2015/09/30/i-survived-a-zombie-holocaust-2015-cheekiness-and-charm-abound-in-new-zealand-horror-comedy/) and the other is about the highly recommended short film Heir (http://gruesomemagazine.com/2015/10/02/heir-2015-monsters-walk-among-us/). Gruesome Magazine started its official launch on October 1, and if you haven't checked it out yet, please do. Many thoughtful, insightful reviews, articles, and top 10 lists from Horror News Radio's Grue Crew and select writers await you!

Robert Nolan (left) and Bill Oberst Jr. give memorable performances in the horror short Heir.