The Purge: Anarchy Hosts Gunplay and Relevant Social Messages (A Review).
James DeMonaco returns to The Purge franchise with a message. This title deals with a corrupt government and the citizens, who must fight each other, just to stay alive. Full of social commentaries on race, social class and economic class, The Purge: Anarchy is one of only a few Hollywood movies, which attempts a political message. Meanwhile, the screen is lit up by all of the fiery action. A review of the film is hosted here.
Two Groups Collide in Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (A Review).
The Planet of the Apes series has created several sequels and remakes. The latest film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, takes place three years after the previous film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This time, the apes have retreated to the forest around San Francisco. A group of human scientists is looking for hydro power. And, these two groups collide in a violent fashion. Overly sombre, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is more of a dramatic feature, compared to the science fiction based features of the past.
Annabelle Conjures Up a Bloody First Trailer with Help from James Wan (First Trailer).
James Wan returns to The Conjuring with a film spin-off, titled Annabelle. Wan is the producer of this film, which deals with a possessed devil doll. Recently, Warner Bros. has released an official trailer for the feature. The clip shows an expectant couple, who are harassed by two maniacs. Their harassment involves murder! Horror fans can preview the launch of the film here.
Darkness and Tragedy Await Characters in John Klein's Chrysalis (A Review).
Chrysalis is a crowd-sourced fom from director John Klein. This film is set in the future, after a worldwide pandemic has killed much of the populace. Now, survivors must wander the decayed landscape in search of food and shelter. Klein's feature blends genres. Sci-fi, horror, action and dramatic elements can be found here, in one of the most intriguing indie films of 2014.
Slasher Feature Ditch Day Massacre Serves Up its Cast on a Chopping Block (A Review).
Ditch Day Massacre is a film from producer Megan Waters and director Joe Hendrik. This slasher film invovles a tale of revenge. Several high school students are the target and all of the action takes place on a skip day. The cast is only one or two steps away from the chopping block, with the character Vick (Bill Oberst Jr.) tormented by a tragic past. This indie feature is currently on the indie film festival circuit. An early review for the film is available here.
The Killer in The Drownsman is Influenced by Horror Films of the Past (An Early Review)
The Drownsman is a film from production house Black Fawn Films and director Chad Archibald. This horror title draws some influences from the past. Inspired by Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm St. and other films from the 80s, The Drownsman is a psychological film, that deals with hydrophobia. One woman must overcome her past and face a dark, family secret. Very well produced and shot, an early review for The Drownsman is here.
Horror Fans Can Stand Face to Face with a Grizzly in this First Trailer.
Saw V director, David Hackl, returns to the horror with the man vs. nature film Grizzly. This film, which was shot in Vancouver, B.C., involves a man-eating creature, who tracks forest rangers, loggers and anyone else he can get his claws on. AKA Red Machine and Endangered, the first trailer for the film is here. The clip shows all sorts of grisly images, including hacked bodies and scarred faces. Gorehounds can take a look at this exciting film, here.