Seeds being released by Dark Star Pictures(trailer)

Dark Star Pictures and Uncork’d Entertainment present SEEDS, in theaters September 13 and on VOD/DVD September 24.

Starring Trevor Long, star of Netflix drama Ozark, nominated for 9 Emmy Awards, director Owen Long’s SEEDS is a gothic horror about a man haunted by his dark past while pursuing some self-care on the New England coast.

After a night of debauchery spirals out of control, Marcus retreats to his family home along the New England coast. Solitude is disturbed when his brother asks Marcus to look after his estranged nephew and niece. As days pass, solace escapes him; he feels baited by a dark force. Is he losing his mind or has something terrible burrowed deep within him? Incubating. Waiting until the climate is right. Haunted by his deepest fears, Marcus struggles not to succumb as he fights to protect Lily, his beloved niece from a monster that lies in wait.

Andrea Chen, Garr Long, and Kevin Breznahan star opposite Trevor Long in an Owen Long film Seeds, written by Steven Weisman, out this September from Dark Star Pictures and Uncork’d Entertainment. 

Empathy Inc trailer

Dark Star Pictures will release the critically acclaimed EMPATHY INC in theaters (9/13) and VOD (9/24) this fall. 

Yedidya Gorsetman’s sci-fi thriller tells of an investor in a VR startup discovers that the reality the company provides isn’t virtual.

Hotshot venture capitalist Joel has a multimillion-dollar deal go up in smoke, and he and his actress wife Jessica are forced to move in with her parents and start from scratch. At the lowest and most desperate moment in his life, Joel meets old friend Nicolaus
 

and his business partner Lester, who are seeking investors in a new technology known as XVR—Xtreme Virtual Reality—from their company Empathy, Inc., which is said to offer the most realistic and moving experiences for users by placing them in the lives of the less fortunate. Joel gets the startup its funds but soon discovers that the tech’s creators have far more sinister uses in store for their creation and that the reality it provides its customers isn’t virtual.

NEKROTRONIC Review

NEKROTRONIC Is a fun science fiction horror romp that will be one of the years hidden crowd pleasers you should check out! Monica Bellucci has the comeback role she’s been waiting to give us and man does she pull through in such a major way! Caroline Ford is also so energetic and fun to watch in NEKROTRONIC. This movie got very little promotion upon its release it was just dumped on digital platforms this past Friday and it’s such a fun adventure to take with your buddies and a few beers you will have a blast! This is the synopsis.


Howard North, a down on his luck sewage worker, gets dragged into a global conflict between the Nekromancers, a family of badass demon hunters, and Finnegan (Monica Bellucci) – an evil demon who absorbs people’s souls to increase her power. When Howard finds out the truth behind Finnegan’s past and her dark plans for the future, he teams up with his new friends to discover he is the ultimate Nekromancer, the only one with the power to defeat her and save the world.”

If you dig a lot of stuff that Edgar Wright puts together you’ll have a blast with this film. I would recommend you seek it out.

Final grade:

4/5 stars

Running With the Devil official trailer

Starring

Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Leslie Bibb, Clifton Collins Jr., Peter Facinelli, Christian Tappan, Natalia Reyes and Cole Hauser
Directed and Written By

Jason Cabell

When a cocaine shipment is compromised to the dismay of a drug cartel’s CEO, known simply as The Boss, he orders his most trusted henchman, The Cook, and his partner, another master drug trafficker known as The Man, on a dangerous journey to audit the company’s supply chain. As the drugs make their perilous trek across international borders, past gangsters, refiners, and couriers, they are also being tracked by Federal Agents. When The Cook realizes where the network is breaking down, it may be too late to keep the cartel satisfied.

In Theaters, On Demand / Digital – September 20, 2019

Light of My Life review

Light of My Life is Casey Affleck’s most intimate film yet.

In his first narrative directed film(he directed to now infamous documentary I’m still here) Casey delivers a chilling look into a post apocalyptic world with no women. It’s an incredible feet that he pulls off majestically with the director of photography also showing off. The film is so beautifully shot it’s something that screams to be seen on the big screen like “Midsommar” it is awestruck with power all around from the screenplay being really well written with sharp and quick dialogue. To the directing job by Casey Affleck which is Oscar bait. Along with his acting I remember when he was just Ben’s brother in Chasing Amy and Good Will Hunting and now Casey is an academy award winning actor that just gets better with each film he stars in. This is simply is most commanding performance since Gerry with friend Matt Damon. Once again this mainly a two person show. Not many actors can pull this story line off and Casey Affleck once again makes a case why he is one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors working today. Now also showing us he could be an up and coming director that can deliver an Oscar winning picture. It has me drooling over what he comes up with next.

Final grade:

5/5 stars

NEKROTRONIC Coming soon

NEKROTRONIC

Starring Monica Bellucci (The Matrix: ReloadedMozart in the Jungle)and David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings) Coming to Theaters and VOD August 9, 2019

Howard North,  a down on his luck sewage worker, gets dragged into a global conflict between the Nekromancers, a family of badass demon hunters, and Finnegan (Monica Bellucci) – an evil demon who absorbs people’s souls to increase her power. When Howard finds out the truth behind Finnegan’s past and her dark plans for the future, he teams up with his new friends to discover he is the ultimate Nekromancer, the only one with the power to defeat her and save the world.

NEKROTRONIC 
Directed by:
 Kiah Roache-Turner  (Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead)Written by: Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead)Cast: Ben O’Toole (Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner), Monica Bellucci (The MatrixReloaded, Mozart in the Jungle), Caroline Ford (Amazon’s Carnival Row, TV’s Once Upon a Time),Tess Haubrich (The Wolverine, Alien: Covenant), Epine Bob Savea, David Wenham (The Lord of theRings: The Two Towers and Return of the King, 300

The Deeper You Dig review

The Deeper you Dig is a hidden gem masterpiece amongst this years crowded Fantasia International Film Festival which I’ve seen some of my favorites of the year including The Art of Self Defense, The Gangster The Cop The Devil, Shadow, now comes The Deeper you dig.

If you been following me for a while you know how much I love films that focus on their atmosphere and ambiance verses jump scares. This film delivers on all levels when it comes to atmosphere ambiance and storytelling.

I just reviewed Jades Asylum which didn’t exactly strive where The Deeper You Dig does. First of all hats off to John Adams who stars as Kurt he just commands the hell out of the screen. We’ve seen films struggle where the director in his case Co-director also write the screenplay and is the main villain just completely backfire in a ton of indie films. He more than succeeds in all this responsibility I cannot give him more than enough credit in the masterful performance he gives in the movie. It’s phenomenal.

Toby Poser who stars as Ivy gives just an incredibly grounded and emotional driven performance that will stick with you for days. Toby is also the co director of The a Deeper You Dig as well. It’s just amazing how they co directed this. Zelda Adams also gives a really strong performance as Echo. If you have the chance to see this at Fantasia or when it is released check it out. It’s just stunning.

Final score:

5/5 stars.

Riot Girls Fantasia 2019 Review

Riot Girls review

Riot Girls is this generations Lord of The Flies. It’s just so fantastic. From The directorial debut of Jovanka Vuckovic which couldn’t do any better with the pacing of a feature debut which can be a tricky thing to pull off. The stars Madison Iseman, Paloma Kwiatkowski do an admirable job this is once again one of my favorites of the year. This also had bits of a retro feel to it. So I’m interested in seeing which films influenced Jovanka to make this.
The cinematography in this was also fantastic it’s at a lean runtime roughly 85 minutes it’s always fascinating and always badass. The cast and crew really showed out for this film that is set to be an instant cult classic.

The plot synopsis is as follows:

Riot Girls is set after a mysterious illness has killed all adults. The town of Potter’s Bluff has been divided into two rival factions, the ‘East side’, made up of scrappy scavengers living amongst the ruins, and the ‘West side’ which hoards its wealth in the former high school and is ruled by brutal dictator, Jeremy (Munro Chambers, “Degrassi: The Next Generation”).

When Jack (Alexandre Bourgeois, “Departure”), an Eastsider, is forced to kill two Westsiders while on a scavenging mission, he is captured and taken back to the West side where he awaits public execution. Jack’s sister, Nat (Iseman), and her best friend, Scratch (Kwiatkowski), must cross into dangerous territory if they hope to save him. Their treacherous journey reveals not only the power of their love, but the depths of their courage.

5/5 stars

Jades Asylum Fantasia 2019 Review

Jade’s Asylum 2019 Fantasia is a bit of a mixed bag with a third act that delivers.

For me Jades Asylum was bit of a mixed bag the pacing was a bit uneven and some of the acting wasn’t there. A lot of the characters I didn’t really care most of them seemed self focused and self absorbed. This was one of my biggest issues I seemed to have with “Revenge” as well there just wasn’t much to take away from this film. I typically love slow burn and films that rely on their atmosphere more than their jump scares. This one however left me a bit disappointed the trailer looked fine but then again in 90 seconds you can make anything look amazing.

The things I can find worth mentioning from this is the costume design department did a fantastic job along with the department who designed the creatures that’s what really delivered on the third act for me. I did like that it was a well intended film but for me it didn’t really work all the way.

Synopsis:
While attending a housewarming party in Costa Rica, Jade Williams is victim of a psychotic episode. But Jade’s delusional jealousy disorder may have nothing to do with it. Don’t build a mansion on sacred ground, some landowners had said.

Final Grade:

2/5 stars.

Luz is one of the best possession films of all time

Luz is the most innovative possession film in the past few decades and possibly ever. It’s so uniquely made and crafted that it flips the scripts on modern possession and raises the bar incredibly high! I can’t say enough good things about this film I will it will make my top ten films of the year in horror. After I said The Gangster The Cop The Devil was my favorite foreign film of the year to date. Luz completely changes that statement! The detective work in this possession case is so surreal and it’s elevated by the extravagant acting level which is sublimely brought to live from its cast which should all get some recognition. If you want a film to turn on night and just scare the piss out of you this one is it! This is simply one of my all time favorite possession movies!! I heard that this was the filmmakers art school thesis and if that’s the case I cannot wait to see what he has in store! He may be the next James Wan!

Synopsis
A demonic entity follows a young female cabdriver into a run-down police station.

Score:

5/5 stars