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Monday, November 30, 2020

PORNO REVIEW

 


When five teen employees at the local movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in its basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education…written in blood. 


Starring: Evan Daves, Larry Saperstein, and Jillian Mueller


Directed by: Keola Racela


Written by: Matt Black and Laurence Vannicelli


   “Porno”…alright start with getting all the jokes, and inappropriate thoughts out of your head. Now we can talk about this film that takes place in a theater. Mr. Pike (Bill Phillips) runs the theater, and tries to do so by including a little religious teachings to his mostly teenage staff. He leaves Chaz (Jillian Mueller) in charge for a few hours while the group gets to hold their private movie night. However, it isn’t so private when an apparently homeless man (Peter Reznikoff) runs wild in the theater.

  Before they get rid of the man, he has opened a mysterious doorway in a wall. The group can’t help but find out what’s hiding back there. A pleasant surprise is waiting for the boys, as they find that they’ve unleashed a very beautiful and barely dressed woman (Katelyn Pearce). While they might have certain ideas about her, this woman has something far more evil in mind. She’s just one of several secrets this theater has been hiding.



  So no, this movie isn’t a ‘porno,’ but does have some nudity if that’s what you’re hoping for. Most of the time, when the audience sees this woman she’s topless, and trying to seduce someone. However, what usually follows is one of man’s biggest nightmares. She brings the pain, and horror for sure. Sex and temptation definitely play a role in this story, and what this woman really is.

  Besides the horror, the teens do their part at making this a fun film. Chaz has a crush on Ricky (Glenn Stott) that creates some awkwardness because he has a secret of his own. More entertaining might be the friendship between Abe (Evan Daves) and Todd (Larry Saperstein). While they're supposed to be moral kids they find it hard to fight their teenage urges. Heavy Metal Jeff (Robbie Tann), who is past his teen years, knows all about urges and fighting them. He does his best to guide the teens, but the temptress isn’t going to make it easy.



  Calling the film “Porno” is clever starting with the easy marketing of the film’s title. However, it becomes a little more interesting with a group of teens who are all hitting that age of urges for sex. It doesn’t help they work at a theater run by someone teaching religion, and doing things the right way. Then along comes an evil nude woman to take advantage of these teens, and squeeze in some real painful moments. It all sets up a bizarre ending that could only fit a movie called “Porno.” With that, I give it 3 pools of blood.


  HorrO


More info about this film at: http://promotehorror.com/2020/11/24/porno-now-playing-on-shudder/

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 72: THE CRUMBS

 


Where The Scary Things Are Episode 72: THE CRUMBS with CHELSEA JURKIEWICZ


We bring back one of our favorite guest, Chelsea Jurkiewicz to talk about her new film The Crumbs available on Amazon Prime. DO YOU HAVE RESERVATIONS??


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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

SPELL REVIEW

 


A man crash lands in rural Appalachia and awakens in the attic of a traditional Hoodoo practitioner. He desperately tries to break free from her dark magic and save his family from a sinister ritual before the rise of the blood moon.


Starring: Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine, and Lorraine Burroughs


Directed by: Mark Tonderai


Written by: Kurt Wimmer


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


Monday, November 23, 2020

CRIMINAL AUDTION REVIEW

 


An ex-lawyer and his team run an underworld service, providing fake criminals to take on other people’s crimes. But a new dangerous client turns their world upside down as they face lies, deceit and murder over the course of one night. 


Starring: Luke Kaile, Rich Keebie, and Rebecca Calienda 


Directed by: Samuel Gridley


Written by: Luke Kaile and Samuel Gridley


   Wouldn't it be nice if you could hold a “Criminal Audition,” and have someone commit crimes for you? Ryan (Luke Kaile) already committed a crime, did his time, and collected his paycheck. Now he’s basically the trainer for a new selection of criminals in the making. He works along side William (Rich Keeble) in staging crimes, and they’re looking for the next perfect criminal for a new client. L (Rebecca Calienda), J (Blain Neale), and P (Ben Scheck) are there for the criminal audition ‘of their lives.’

  Actually it turns out to be more like ‘for their lives.’ The new client is Ms M (Noeleen Comiskey) and her associate Morris (Cameron Harris), who decide to hold the auditions their way. They start making examples of the three possible criminals, but not in the way Ryan and William expected. It seems like William is hiding something from Ryan, and so is Ms M and her friend. Will there be a winner of the audition, or even anyone still alive by the end of the night?

  As things set up here, the audience might have to have some patience. They’ll get clued in on who Ryan is, and a little about what he did. It sets up for what they expect for the three new criminals who are there for the audition. There’s some slight humor, but it might feel like a little bit of a slow burn early on.

  However Ms M, and her friend definitely turn things around. Ms M doesn’t act like a new client, but more like the new boss. If anyone doubts that Morris will be more than happy to change their minds. Horror makes an appearance on stage as the three wanna-be criminals start to be disposed of. There’s nothing nice about it, but also not too shocking who survives the longest. 

  The horror is good, but the best thing about this story is the mystery. Ryan is sure that something is up with William, and there probably is. After all, he’s the one who got Ryan started, and set this audition up. Is there something special with the three that want to be criminals? And what’s the deal with Ms M and Morris killing everyone, and the audition? The mystery and questions actually lead to a pretty interesting ending.

  Overall, this audition gets off to a little bit of a slow start. Once the audience gets familiar with what’s going on things will finally get moving. Maybe because they bring the horror to the movie, but Noelene and Cameron certainly stand out. It’s easy to like the bad guys as usual. Full appreciation for what’s happened here will come once all the twists and turns have played out. With that, I give “Criminal Audition” 2.5 pools of blood.

  

  HorrO


More info about this film at: http://promotehorror.com/2020/11/04/criminal-audition-now-available-in-the-uk/

Friday, November 20, 2020

LEAP OF FAITH: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON THE EXORCIST REVIEW



A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on The Exorcist, Leap of Faith explores the uncharted depths of William Friedkin’s mind’s eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that have shaped his life and filmography. The film marks the sixth feature documentary from Philippe (78/52, Memory: The Origins of Alien), continuing his thoughtful analysis of iconic genre films.


Starring: William Friedkin


Directed and written by: Alexandre O. Philippe


   People took a leap of faith and watched “The Exorcist,” and nows it time to take another one and watch “Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist.” In 1973, “The Exorcist” began shocking audiences, and continues to do so with every new generation that dares to watch it. As scary as the movie is, there has also been plenty of stories about the strange happenings while making the film. Those stories certainly add to the film’s legacy, and now this documentary takes a different angle on the film.

  Who better to learn about the making of “The Exorcist” than the man who did it, William Friedkin? In this documentary, the camera is faced squarely at William, as he takes the audience from the beginning to the end of filming the movie. Having to listen to one man talk for over an hour and a half might not sound exciting, but the subject matter makes up for it. Not to mention, being a director, he’s quite the storyteller, and makes the most out of each topic he hits.



  He starts the discussion with how he marked up William Peter Blatty’s novel to create what he wanted, and didn’t want in the movie. He then spends a good amount of time just talking about the beginning of the movie in the desert in Iraq. While some didn’t think that scene was needed, he talks about it’s importance to setting up the story to come, and what Father Merrin is experiencing. As he moves along, he mentions other movies that influenced how he did certain things. The documentary shows clips of these films while he talks about them, and their effect on his movie. 

  He also mentions some of the people he brought on set to help him make the film, and the directions he gave them. Interestingly enough, it seems like finding someone to score the movie was one of his biggest challenges. After all that work to get it right it seems to have turned out well! Another fascinating story is how Jason Miller landed his role as Father Karras. What he doesn’t spend a lot of time talking about is Linda Blair, and working with her. Obviously he touches on some of the scenes involving her, but never goes into too much detail about her.



  William brings it home when talking about the end of the movie. This is where he mentions having to stick to the book, and taking a leap of faith with how things turn out between Father Karras, and the demon. He explains why things turned out how they did, and piecing it together. He sums it up by acknowledging the leap of faith the audience took in seeing the film. 

  Without a doubt, if you’re one of the many fans of “The Exorcist,” then this is a must see for you. And even if you’re a filmmaker looking to get into the mind of a fellow filmmaker, this is a great look at how he went about creating one of the best horror movies out there. The audience will get to see many people, and movies that influenced decisions he made with this film. They’ll learn how certain scenes were filmed, and things that were unintentionally filmed that worked out well for the film. The audience will see what scenes were most important to him, and how he worked to make them happen. I gave hints at a few things learned from this documentary, but there really is plenty more to it. With that, I’ll take the leap of faith, and give “Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist” 3.5 pools of blood.

  

  HorrO


More info about this film at: http://promotehorror.com/2020/11/19/leap-of-faith-william-friedkin-on-the-exorcist-now-on-shudder/

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