When Animals Dream is a Coming-of-Age Nightmare (A Film Review).
Kenna reviews the werewolf dramatic thriller When Animals Dream, here. In Kenna's review, she discusses Marie's transformation into a young woman and into a predator. Set in a small fishing town, the locals view Marie with interest and with fear. What is she becoming? Fans of horror can read this review to find out more about When Animals Dream, which has just released (August 27th, 2015), through Radius TWC. Kenna's review is thorough and in-depth and a must read for foreign film cinephiles.
Perspective and Illusion with Goddess of Love (A Film Review).
Goddess of Love is not a horror film. However, it is an intriguing indie thriller, from director Jon Knautz (The Shrine). The film, set in Los Angeles, follows a disturbed young woman, who has a secret to hide. Venus (Alexis Kendra) has a bloody path and her new boyfriend, Brian (Woody Naismith) might be her new target. Full of misdirections and false perspecties, Goddess of Love is a strong film entrty, from an experimental director. A transition point and the use of genres is covered in this review.
The Witch Lurks Just Out of Sight (First Trailer).
The Witch was a horror film entry at Sundance. As well, Robert Eggers won "Best Director" for this film, which is set on a 17th Century homestead. Here, something lurks in the woods, just out of sight. The film's first trailer introduces the characters and a mystery. What is making a young, American family turn against each other? Is it something in the woods? The film's first trailer is an intriguing one and it can be viewed here. Be sure to turn down the lights and turn up the volume.
Harbinger Down is Too Water Logged in the Writing Department (A Film Review).
Harbinger Down was developed by Studio ADI and writer Alec Gillis. This team has worked on other effects-laden productions, including The Thing and Startship Troopers. Their first independent film is also effects heavy, but almost every creature has been developed practically; there is little CGI here. Still, while the film focuses on the creatures, the story suffers. The writing is heavily influenced by 2011's The Thing and there is very little orginality, here.
Antisocial 2 Delves into the Darkness and Finds Nothing (A Film Review).
Antisocial 2 is a follow-up to the 2013. Both films deal with a virus, that is spread through a social media platform, The Red Room. This time around, character Sam is pregnant and her new son is stolen. Somehow, her son grows up to become five years old, very quickly and a scientist is trying to understand The Red Room virus. But, the film is less relevant as the first, with actress Michelle Mylett struggling to find purpose. Interactions between characters are also droll. And, fans of film will want to read this film, before seeing Antisocial 2 (you have been warned!).
If You Touch The Sand - You Will be Torn Apart (Official Trailer).
There have been a number of horror films coming out that deal with a deadly beach. From Sand Shark (2011) to Sharknado (2013), horror filmmakers are trying to capitalize on blood at the beach. Now, The Sand will do its best to bring terror to the shores. Very b-movieish in its first trailer, the clip shows beach babes, lifeguards and partiers lured to fun in the sun. But, something resides just below the grain and it kills, in the film's first trailer!