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Sunday, February 16, 2020

SWEETHEART REVIEW



Jenn has washed ashore on a small tropical island and it doesn’t take her long to realize she’s completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night. 

Starring: Kiesey Clemons, Emory Cohen, and Hanna Mangan Lawrence

Directed by: J.D. Dillard

Written by: J.D. Dillard, Alex Theurer, and Alex Hyner

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Friday, February 14, 2020

CUPID REVIEW



After being horrendously embarrassed by the mean girls at school, Faye, a practicing witch, summons the evil Cupid to take revenge on all those who wronged her.

Starring: Georgina Jane, Michael Owusu, and Abi Casson Thompson

Directed and written by: Scott Jeffrey

Check out the video review below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Thursday, February 13, 2020

LVRS REVIEW



A magical realism/horror film that explores the paradox of why a woman chooses to stay in an abusive relationship.

Starring: Emily Bennett, Cole Simon, Jack Downey, Michael Downey, and Katharin Mraz

Directed and written by: Emily Bennett

  “LVRS” wastes little time in grabbing the audience’s attention, and never lets go. It opens with a woman in bed, and a man standing in front of it. The man looks completely normal except for the mirror that’s in front of his face. While it might shock the audience, it brings a smile to the woman who gets to see herself happy. This romantic moment is quickly interrupted by the ring of a red phone, and a young boy. As the film goes on, both the boy and phone are constant interruptions. 
  The interruptions might not be welcomed for the woman, but are for horror fans. The woman is tortured by the man each time the boy appears, and it will definitely make the audience cringe. She continues to smile into the mirror, as the man appears to make up for the torture with a romantic gesture. But how far will the woman let it go before enough is enough. Can she put an end to this before something really bad happens to her? 
  In a month where horror fans celebrate women in horror, here comes a short film about abusive relationships starring, written and directed by a woman. Make no mistake, Emily Bennett has complete control of “LVRS” both in front of and behind the camera. This short film says a whole lot with so little words. Who needs to speak when they’ve created some terrific imagery leaving a lot for the audience to interpret. What needs no interpretation is how romance is met with horror at each turn until the bitter end. There’s just something about this film that will keep your eyes glued to it, so please turn your attention to it below, and enjoy!

  HorrO

NOSE NOSE NOSE EYES! REVIEW



The terrifying day a ten year old girl witnesses her mother stabbing her father’s eyes to get insurance money.
Directed by: Jiwon Moon

  With the big win for “Parasite” at the Oscars, it looks like a great time to be a Korean film. “Nose Nose Nose Eyes!” is also a Korean film, and looks to be another must see short film on ALTER. According to the director, this is actually based on a true story. Of course this film tilts towards horror, but it’s horrific in real life as well.
  So the film takes the point of view of a little girl, who is stuck in the middle of some deadly family drama. It starts off with a dream that may scare the audience, but definitely scares the girl. She runs to her mother for comfort. Her mother seems normal at first, but there’s nothing normal about what she’s doing. The mother gets a call from the girl’s uncle, and clearly lies to him because she wants to keep the insurance money for herself. The girl questions her mother about it, but is dismissed. Instead of going to her room, the girl sneaks into her parents room, where she comes close to experiencing real horror.
  As the mother goes so does this film. Besides the opening scare everything seems normal until the mother starts acting more and more questionable. It doesn’t really pick up until the audience sees the dad’s condition, and what the mother is about to do to him. The film does a great job in how the mother slowly paces herself  in mentally torturing the dad, and bringing the fear for him to the girl and audience. They create two great shots of the mother in the room before this one ends. Make sure to watch “Nose Nose Nose Eyes” below and be thankful none of your family members torture you for insurance money!

  HorrO

Monday, February 10, 2020

TRAIN TO BUSAN REVIEW



While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Starring: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, and Dong-seok Ma

Directed by: Sang-ho Yeon

Written by: Joo-Suk Park, and Sang-ho Yeon

Check out the video review below and find out how many pools of blood this movie received…

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 32



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 32: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER with TV FANATIC GIRL AMY KOTO

In this Episode we review The 90's Classic, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Our guest on the show is TV FANATIC GIRL Amy Koto. Muse talks HORROR COMEDIES in her SINISTER6. Killer Kacy tells us about special Valentines Day Cockroaches in the CREEPY CHRONICLES. MonsterMash brings up a great movie in the HORROR MOVIE FLASHBACK. CREATURE FEATURE OF THE WEEK with Chris the Creature Zisi: CARNIVAL OF BLOOD. HorrO gives us the Promotehorror.com 666 RUNDOWN.



Friday, February 7, 2020

THE LODGE REVIEW



A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancĂ©’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Starring: Richard Armitage, Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, and Alicia Silverstone

Directed by: Severin Fiala, and Veronika Franz

Written by: Sergio Casci, Severin Fiala, and Veronika Franz

  As horror fans, we’ve seen a lot of horror movies featuring cabins in the woods. It usually sets up for a great blood and guts slasher type movie, but that’s not happening in “The Lodge.” Not only do we get a little bit of a different setting, but we also get a slow burn psychological horror movie. So should horror fans pay a visit to the lodge…lets find out!
   Mia (Lia McHugh) and Aiden (Jaeden Martell) are young kids with parents on the verge of a divorce. Their father, Richard (Richard Armitage) has already moved on to a new woman, Grace (Riley Keough). The movie wastes little time in bringing a shocking event into their lives, while making sure they have the audience’s attention. Immediately the audience will feel for the kids, and the awkward situation their father is about to put them in.
  Richard wants the kids to spend their Christmas with Grace at their lodge while he works. Of course the kids aren’t happy about this, and have little choice but to go to the lodge. However, before they go, they take the time to learn who Grace is, and find something very disturbing about her past. What’s effective here is learning about Grace, but slowly bringing her into the picture. The audience doesn’t get to see her until about twenty minutes into the movie, but the urge to see her sooner is there after finding out what she was a part of.
  Speaking of effectiveness, another thing that works really well is the use of Mia’s doll house, or in this case replica of the lodge. She has it in her room at home, and the camera takes many close ups in it. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if they’re shooting from the real lodge, or the fake one. It adds a creepiness throughout, and definitely a constant feeling that this isn’t going to end well. Mia also has dolls representing the family in this fake lodge, which provide a ton of foreshadowing.
  Going back to this carefully crafted story, things don’t get bad until Richard leaves. Grace struggles to get the kids’ attention, and something seems to be happening to her. She takes pills, and when they disappear so does stuff in the house. The tension builds as she desperately tries to befriend the kids, the conditions outside worsen, and more mysterious things happen inside. It gets to a point where the audience is just waiting for Grace to snap, but do they feel bad for her, or the kids at this point?
  When the mystery is finally revealed, it doesn’t end there. The darkness that builds goes past the point of no return in pure horrific fashion. No this isn’t the typical cabin in the woods type movie. It’s an effective psychological horror movie that builds on its mystery, and tension. It presents a shocking beginning, and even darker ending with no fear. The story is put together well, including the interesting use of the fake lodge. The acting is solid, as they hide the movie’s secrets perfectly, and make the audience feel for all the characters involved at some point. With that I give "The Lodge" 3 pools of blood! 

  HorrO

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

BRIGHTBURN REVIEW



What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, and Jackson A. Dunn

Directed by: David Yarovesky

Written by: Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn 

Check out the video review below and find out how many pools of blood this movie received…

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 31



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 31: DEPRAVED with Director/Producer LARRY FESSENDEN

Hello Boys and Ghouls...in this episode we speak to Larry Fessenden about his recent movie, Depraved, a modern take from the Frankenstein classic. Muse gives her top Movie Monsters in the Sinister 6. Creature Feature of the Week with Chris the Creature: The Corpse Grinders. HorrO gives us the 666 Promote Horror Rundown.


Spotify spoti.fi/31nif7U 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

A PERFECT HOST REVIEW



A group of friends rent an isolated lake house owned by a fitness obsessed man with mysterious intentions. 

Starring: Kasey Givens, Emily Hiott, and Brady Burleson Johnson

Directed by: Chad Werner

Written by: Emily Hiott and Chad Werner

Check out the video review below and find out how many pools of blood this movie received…

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Talk Horror with HorrO Episode 2



Check out the second episode of Talk Horror with HorrO, as he takes the opportunity to talk the horror of the last decade. From 2010-2019, he gives you his favorites, some that might be borderline, and others that have to be mentioned when talking this decade of horror. Hope you enjoy!

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 30



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 30: THE CHAIR with Director CHAD FERRIN

In our 30th Episode we review the gut wrenching movie, The Chair! Director Chad Ferrin Stops by to talk to us about the film. Muse gives her most uncomfortable movies to watch in her SINISTER 6. Killer Kacy talks about Goats with Faces in her Creepy Chronicles. MonsterMash Ken gets excited about Selma Hayek in the Horror Movie Flash Back. Creature Feature of The Week: The Undead with Chris the Creature. HorrO asks us what horror movie house would you live in in the 666 Promote Horror Rundown.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 29



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 29 CREEP with PATRICK BRICE

This week we talk about two of the best found footage movies out there...CREEP 1 AND CREEP 2. We were very fortunate to get the Director Patrick Brice on who also plays one of the lead roles in part 1. 

Muse gives us another great SINISTER 6, Killer Kacy Creeps us out. Chris the Creature reviews WITCHCRAFT from 1965 starring Lon Chaney Jr. HorrO gives us the 666 Promotehorror.com rundown.



Friday, January 17, 2020

Talk Horror with HorrO Episode 1



Hey horror fans, below is the first episode of "Talk Horror with HorrO." This is basically the intro video for the upcoming show. If you’ve been on the blog before you might know a little about me. If you’re new to it, or been a reader who is curious to know more about me...well in the video you get to learn 'Who the Hell is HorrO' and what to expect in coming episodes. It isn't perfect and I hope to get better at this with more episodes under my belt. Please subscribe for future episodes and more coming to the channel!

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 28



Where The Scary Things Are SPECIAL Episode 28: IN THE TALL GRASS with AVERY WHITTED

We are excited to bring you this Special Mini Episode of Where The Scary Things Are. This week we spoke to Avery Whitted who plays Cal in the Netflix Movie IN THE TALL GRASS. This is our first IN STUDIO guest and it was a riot! Enjoy!



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

THE WAVE REVIEW



Frank, an opportunistic lawyer, thinks he’s in for the time of his life when he goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turn for the bizarre when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world, taking him on a psychedelic quest through broad meetings, nightclubs, shootouts, and alternate dimensions. As Frank ping-pings between reality and fantasy, he find himself on a mission to find a missing girl, himself - and his wallet.

Starring: Justin Long, Tommy Flanagan, and Katia Winter

Directed by: Gille Klabin

Written by: Carl W. Lucas

  To start this review I’ll admit that the last couple of movies I saw that were based on someone doing drugs just didn’t work for me. They weren’t bad, and I realize there’s an audience out there for them. However, I just found myself lost in the madness, and it completely losses my interest. So I took a chance with “The Wave,” in hopes that it could hold my interest, and keep me entertained.
  Frank (Justin Long) is experiencing the highs and lows of life. Things are going well at work, but not so much at home. His friend Jeff (Donald Faison) presents him with the opportunity to celebrate his job success and blow off some steam. At first he doesn’t want to, but he eventually makes a life changing decision to go out and celebrate. They meet a couple of ladies while out, and that is the beginning of the end for Frank.
  He’s taken interest in Theresa (Shelia Vand), and goes along with whatever she wants. He goes into a room to wait for her and finds himself in front of a guy that eventually gives him a special drug that begins this wild ride. Their conversation is awkward, but not as awkward as waking up alone in the middle of a trashed home. To top it off, the home owners come home to find him there in the middle of the mess. It’s a funny scene, but it just gets crazier. 
  Reality is blurred for both the audience and Frank from here on out. Sometimes he’s at home, work, or with his friend, and other times he’s in another dimension. He can be in one place and a second later be somewhere else. Also, things can be going fine, and then strange things start happening that only he can see. One of the best scenes is when he goes to a big meeting at work. Everything is going well then slowly he sees his boss and co-workers go into a rage of greed. It might be one of the more extreme scenes, but doesn’t go too far out there.
  What’s good about his drug fueled trip is that it isn’t done in vein. He doesn’t remember what happened that night, and fights through the effects of the drug to find Theresa, his wallet, and a way back to reality. The audience has to pay attention to clues, and everyone he meets along the way. Everything eventually adds up to a very creative ending, where things that might not have seemed so important play a role in the ending. Actually the ending is not what I expected, which is a big plus for the movie.
  So yes, I finally found a movie with a person on a drug induced trip that kept me interested and entertained. Justin Long is great at bringing out all the ups and downs of his character. He really seemed to fit the role well. The trips outside of reality never went too far for my liking, and it’s good to see everything happen for a reason and not just to be extreme. It certainly didn’t end the way I expected. With that, I give “The Wave” 3.5 pools of blood, and remind you kids that “drugs are bad m’kay?”
  
  HorrO

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

IN THE TALL GRASS REVIEW



After hearing a young boy’s cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out…and that something evil lurks within. 

Starring: Laysla De Oliveria, Avery Whitted, and Patrick Wilson

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

Written by: Vincenzo Natali, Stephen King, and Joe Hill

Check out the video review below and find out how many pools of blood this movie received...

Monday, January 13, 2020

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 27



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 27: I TRAPPED THE DEVIL With Director JOSH LOBO

We are kicking off the New Year with a GREAT SHOW and Interview. On this weeks show we review 2019's I Trapped The Devil and we speak to the Director Josh Lobo. Muse gives her SINISTER 6, Killer Kacy freaks us out with her Creepy Chronicles. MonsterMash Ken talks Horror Movie Flashback. Chris The Creature reviews Rottweiler in the Creature Feature of the Week. HorrO breaks down all the latest Horror News in the 666 Rundown by Promotehorror.com


Spotify spoti.fi/2TnQolR 

Friday, January 10, 2020

THE SHED REVIEW



A hunter gets bitten by a vampire and runs into a shed to avoid sunlight. Stan, a 17 y.o. on probation, and his supervisor grandpa live next to it. Stan’s bullied high school buddy can use a monster.

Starring: Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, and Sofia Happonen

Directed by: Frank Sabatella

Written by: Jason Rice, and Frank Sabatella

  So how harmful could a shed be? Well it could be the source of tools to use against someone, but that might be about it…or not. What if something evil decides to hide in it? That’s where the problem starts in “The Shed.” Oh the horror that is about to come to such a small space!
  Instead of hiding what’s in the shed, they show the audience what’s in there, and how it got there right off the bat. A man is out in the woods just before daybreak when he’s bitten by a vampire. Before the vamp can feast the sun comes out to fry it. The man realizes that’s about to happen to him too, but he’s able to make it to the shed for cover. And what happens to a vamp stuck in a shed…it gets hungry.
   A troubled teen, Stan (Jay Jay Warren), is living in the house next to the shed with his grandpa. His grandpa isn’t the nicest grandpa around to say the least. Stan’s troubles aren’t just at home, but also with the local police, and bullies in school. While he tries to deal with them, he’s about to find more than trouble in the shed. 
  Stan’s plagued with nightmares before the problems with the shed, and they get even worse for him after he encounters the vamp. The nightmares are a nice touch of scares while the movie builds on the bullying. Yes, in the middle of the darkness, the effects of bullying shines through. Not only Stan, but his friend Dommer, (Cody Kostro) are picked on by Marble (Chris Petrovski) and his friends. 
  Things come to a head when Dommer gets the opportunity to do away with his tormentor by sending him in the shed. Chaos ensues setting up for a little bit of an unexpected ending. Not going to give anything away, but more classic vampire rules come into play. Speaking of that, there’s one that’s overlooked or I missed it, otherwise it all seems to work out. 
  Overall, “The Shed” offers a good vampire film set up in a different way. It might have been nice to hide what’s in the shed from the beginning, but then again that might have been too predictable of a way to go. Instead they manage to give the audience their fill of vampire horror, and show what happens to bullies. The story comes together well, and the acting is good enough to pull it off. Best of all, there’s just enough blood and guts spilled to overlook the earlier moments of teen drama. With that said, I give it 3 pools of blood.

  HorrO




Wednesday, January 8, 2020

A SERIAL KILLER'S GUIDE TO LIFE REVIEW



A self-help addict unwittingly finds herself on a killing spree with her unhinged life coach.

Starring: Katie Brayben, Poppy Roe, and Ben Lloyd-Hughes

Directed and written by: Staten Cousins Roe

  Some people are comfortable in their own skin, and where they are in life. Others struggle finding an identify, and their place in the world. For those who struggle why not search out for a little self-help from the so-called experts? There are plenty to try from, and if one doesn’t work you can always try another…and another…and another!
  Well that is sort of what happens to Lou Farnt (Katie Brayden), who has found herself searching for self-help. Her favorite self-help expert is Chuck Knoah (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), and she listens to his tapes all the time. Obviously she's looking for help because she isn’t happy with where she is in her life, and isn’t sure how to make that big change. Along comes a chance encounter with self-help expert Val Stone (Poppy Roe), who encourages her to come on a journey with her.
  Finally the real fun in this movie is about to begin. Lou is so happy to go on this adventure that she doesn’t realize there is something off about Val. Val isn’t just a self-help expert, but also a pretty good serial killer. Val takes Lou to several self-help groups for Lou to take in the experience, and then Val to kill them off. It presents a good opportunity for some humor with how the groups are set up, and a dose of horror in taking them out. 
  Ultimately, they are on the way to meet Lou’s favorite self-help expert outside of Val…Chuck. It’s here that things get even more crazy, and a twist is revealed…or is it? Throughout the movie there are clues here and there that something else is happening here, but it really is left to the audience to decide what exactly has happened. Not going to give it away, but it might not be a total surprise to everyone. 
  Throughout “A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life” the audience hears Chuck’s key steps to self-help. Well HorrO’s steps to liking this movie are very simple. Step 1 is enjoying how opposite characters are brought together, and feed off each other as their journey goes on. Step 1 couldn’t happen without step 2…taking in the great performances from Katie and Poppy. Step 3 is don’t expect much from the deaths, as this isn’t a movie focusing on blood and guts. Step 4 is definitely laughing at the self-help groups that are presented especially one of the last ones. Finally step 5 is of course how you take in the twist. Regardless how step 5 turns out for you, there is plenty to like before that so I give it 3 pools of blood.

  HorrO

A SERIAL KILLER'S GUIDE TO LIFE will be released on iTunes and Digital HD from 13th January 2020 


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