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Thursday, July 9, 2020

ARCHIVE REVIEW



2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest. Especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs: being reunited with his dead wife.

Starring: Rhona Mitra, Theo James, and Toby Jones

Directed and written by: Gavin Rothery

   As society moves more into the future, technology continues to play a bigger role in our lives. One of the biggest things guiding us today are apps. It won’t be long before we move more to robots, which some basic forms already exist. Fast forward to 2038 in “Archive,” and a much more futuristic world with far advanced technology. Apps are definitely a thing of the past, as George Almore (Theo James) is already working on his third robot.
  The movie opens with an awesome looking base on the side of a mountain with a waterfall. It seems like it’s in the middle of nowhere, which might mean George is working on some top secret stuff. While his big project is hidden early on, the audience is introduced to the first two robots he’s built J-1 and J-2. J-1 is very basic, but can complete some tasks, while J-2 is more like his right hand robot. What’s different about J-2 is it seems to have a level of emotion to it, and maybe some memories. 
  Speaking of memories, they play a pretty big role in what’s happening. George has memories of his wife over the course of the movie. Some good, some bad, and some which apparently show what happened to the couple. The big project he’s working on is J-3, which is a robot that very closely mimics a human. Like the base, J-3 has a fantastic futuristic look after getting over its freaky first appearance. And the memories, well they are supposed to be put into J-3.  
  And how are memories going to end up in J-3? That’s where the Archive machine comes into play, as it’s a little unclear how it truly works. It somehow has some of a person’s thoughts saved for a time period after they are dead. Sounds crazy, but remember this is the future. George really isn’t supposed to be doing that, but it’s obvious he’s hurt by the loss of his wife, and wants her back any way he can take her. Of course messing with technology he isn’t supposed to is going to come with consequences, as the audience sees in the final stretch of the movie.
  This movie moves in stages, and introduces fancy technology all with the purpose of hiding something. It’s easy to get wrapped up in watching George interact with the robots in the beginning, and even focus on what J-2 is up to. Then there’s the random appearance by a few other characters that brings signs of danger that never really happens. All mixed in with memories showing George’s desire to be reunited with his wife at all costs. Ultimately, “Archive” tries to get the audience looking at everything else besides the twist that’s ready to punch them in the gut if they don’t see it coming. Nope, I was a sleep at the wheel and definitely got punched in the gut. Because it got me, I have to give it some credit and 3 pools of blood.
  
  HorrO

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 53



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 53: 1BR With Naomi Grossman, David Marmor, and Alok Mishra

We welcome Director David Marmor, Producer Alok Mishra, and actress Naomi Grossman to the show as they present the new hit horror film 1BR. This is a must see film. Muse talks about Horror in Apartments in the Sinister 6. HorrO brings up the possibilities of remaking The Monster Squad and Chris gives us another stellar review of 1BR. MonsterMash does what he does best....Drinks Beer.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

THE BEACH HOUSE REVIEW



A romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests - and the surrounding environment - exhibit signs of a mysterious infection.

Starring: Liana Liberato, Noah Le Gros, and Jake Weber

Directed and written by: Jeffrey A. Brown

  Whether in real life or horror movies, it’s probably never a good idea to stay in an empty town. It might seem nice to have everything to yourself especially if you’re trying to rekindle some flames. However, sometimes things seem to be too good to be true, and this situation is one of them. In "The Beach House," the town is empty for a reason, and the few that come for a visit are in for a surprise.
  Emily (Liana Liberato) and Randall (Noah Le Gros) arrive at his father’s vacation house to find no one in sight. Randall is convinced people will come to town soon, but in the meantime the two should use the time to reconnect. It starts off just the way they want until Emily comes downstairs to find Jane (Maryann Nagel) sitting quietly at the kitchen table. Soon enough, she also gets to meet Jane’s husband Mitch (Jake Weber). The couple are friends of Randall’s father, and have apparently made themselves at home. 
  Emily, Randall, nor the audience get to know a whole lot about this couple, which works out well. Actually, keeping the story at four people, and giving just enough information about them works well in the strange events that begin to unfold. The most important thing to know about any of them is that Emily is about to finish her degree in Organic Chemistry and now take a dive into Astrobiology. The audience can take that as one of the few clues to what’s happening here along with the appearance of creatures like worms, and eating oysters for dinner.
  Yes, dinner where all the fun begins because Randall tries to get the couple to smoke his special stash with him. Things get odd outside, smoke rolls in, and people begin to feel weird. Is it the drugs or something else? A good question that takes some time to answer because things continue to be strange the next day with Mitch missing, Jane acting even weirder, and Randall not feeling great. Randall and Emily go to look for Mitch on the beach, and end up laying down for awhile. Randall still isn’t feeling great and has to return to the house, while Emily is about to experience quite a shock.
  The movie has been well paced to this point, and picks up at just the right speed down the stretch. A disgusting foot scene turns things gooey, wet, and sticky, while still maintaining its level of creepiness and strangeness. Things begin to change again going into the evening darkness with the fog rolling in once again. Unfortunately, Emily and Randall are about to find out why this town was empty when they got there. 
  “The Fog,” “The Thing,” a number of Lovecraft themed movies, any combination of them clearly can be found in “The Beach House." It also has a theme of eco-horror, which can found in another horror film set in the ocean “Sea Fever.” Regardless of where the idea came from, the movie has plenty going for it. It takes a beautiful setting, and creates an atmosphere that’s full of mystery, completely bizarre, and has an aura of impending doom over it. It’s perfectly paced, lays out just the right amount of clues,  and finishes things off with some great special effects to disgust the audience. With that, I’ll pass on the vacation to the beach house, and give this movie 3.5 pools of blood.

  HorrO

Monday, July 6, 2020

BELZEBUTH REVIEW



After losing his family in an extremely tragic way, Detective Ritter must investigate a massacre at a school perpetrated by a student. What seemed like a pretty clear case becomes much more dense when a priest of the Vatican appears with another point of view.

Starring: Tobin Bell, Tate Ellington, and Joaquin Cosio

Directed by: Emilio Portes

Written by: Luis Carlos Fuentes, and Emilio Portes

  Child birth can come with a mixed bag of emotions, and certainly pain for the mother. After it’s over the the joy sets in before the mother hands over her child to basically strangers to be checked out. In most cases, nothing goes wrong, the hospital takes care of the child, and it eventually goes home with mom. However, there’s lots that can go wrong like the baby being sick, or getting names switched. Detective Ritter (Joaquin Cosio) is about to experience something even worse in “Belzebuth.”
  His wife has just given birth to a child, and the couple seems like they couldn’t be happier. While waiting to see their child, Ritter gets called away leaving his wife in the hospital. Their baby isn’t sick, its not about to be switched, but something horrific is about to happen. The nurses change shifts, and the new nurse seems to have evil in her eyes. She locks the room with several babies in it, and proceeds to stab them all before taking her life as well.
  This will certainly get the audience’s attention, but that’s not the end of it. Five years later, life has changed a lot for the detective. It’s been a struggle to get to this point, and he’s about to be thrown into the case of his life. A school shooting has just taken place, and he must find out why. While he tries to find out if something is wrong with the kid killer, he soon finds out there’s something much bigger at play. 
  Another team has been sent to investigate the shooting, but from another angle. While at first resisting his help, Ritter gives Ivan (Tate Ellington) a chance to make his case for something spiritual being at work. They put some pieces together as more tragic events occur. Obviously these events have driven the first half of the movie, but a lot changes when they investigate a church. Get ready to be creeped out by Jesus like never before. 
  A third person joins the party, former priest Vasilio Canetti (Tobin Bell). He’s been around the entire time, but now he’s the key to putting an end to it all. All the tragedy leads to a battle of good vs evil, and an exorcism in an underground tunnel. It’s a wild scene with twists, deaths, sacrifice, and a dramatic ending. Each of these three characters seem to fulfill their destinies along with a couple of others.
  “Belzebuth” certainly has the devil at work. There’s been movies with tragic events happening, but this one might take the cake. It starts off with what might be the worst of all killing off a room full of newborns. As the audience braces itself for the next event, an interesting religious plot unfolds. Many lives are lost, but a few important ones come full circle by the end. This movie will definitely shock audiences, and try to creep them out. The devil inside me says to give it 3.5 pools of blood.

  HorrO

Friday, July 3, 2020

BOAR REVIEW



In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.

Starring: Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, and John Jarratt

Directed by: Chris Sun

Written by: Kirsty Dallas and Chris Sun

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

Thursday, July 2, 2020

THE FINAL GIRLS REVIEW



A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the woman must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.

Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, and Adam Devine

Directed by: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Written by: M.A. Fortin, and Joshua John Miller

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

METAMORPHOSIS REVIEW



In this fresh spin on a demonic possession story, Joong-Su, an exorcist, must face a demon he tragically failed to defeat in the past when it targets his brother’s family next. The demon assumes the form of different family members to sow confusion and distrust, destroying the unit from within. With his loved ones in peril, Joong-Su must face the demon again, at the risk of his own life.

Starring: Bae Sung-Woo, Sung Dong-Il and Jang Young-Nam.

Directed by Hong-Seon Kim

  “Metamorphosis” is an interesting title for an exorcism movie, but also a fitting one for this story. Metamorphosis is all about change or transformation, and that’s one of the things that makes an exorcism movie scary. When the demon takes over it changes the person on the inside and outside. It’s the evil that the demon conjures up that horror fans comes to see. 
  They don’t have to wait long as this movie opens right in the middle of an exorcism. Joong-Su (Bae Sung-Woo) is tasked with trying to save a young girl who is possessed, but he fails. Just before the demon, which looks pretty damn evil here, takes the life of the girl it lets him know that it will be back for his family. This moment changes Joong-Su from here on out, and is about to transform his family as well.
  The opening is definitely intense, but it will soon be time for the creepiness to set in. Mother, father, daughters Sun-Woo (Hye-Jun Kim) and Hyun-Joo (Yi-Hyun Cho) and young son Woo-Jong (Kang-Hoon Kim) move into a new home. They can’t get settled in because of a strange neighbor. The father goes to confront him, but doesn’t say much after finding crosses and dead animals all over the place. Something really wrong is happening over there, and it soon follows this family home.
  Staying with the theme of change and transformation, this exorcism story keeps the demon moving. Each member of the family is the possessed at some time with varying degrees of what they do to others in the home. Sometimes they just act odd, and other times they go on the attack. In one scene both parents take their turns attacking the kids. They execute it very smoothly taking turns, and confusing the kids as to who is really attacking them.
  As this gets worse, Joong-Su is forced to get over his self-doubt, and help his family. Can he change from wanting to leave the church to having enough faith to rid them of the demon? The demon doesn’t make it easy, as it wants nothing more than to destroy this family. The action certainly picks up in the final act with some twist and turns, and a back and forth battle of wills. It all ends with a final metamorphosis of the demon and priest.
  “Metamorphosis” is true to its name, and has a lot to do with change and transformation. Joong-Su is changed with his first run in with the demon, and changed once again by the end of his second fight with it. The demon transforms into members of his family attempting to divide and conquer. It certainly steals the show in the opening and ending acts with plenty of creepiness squeezed in-between. There’s no changing my rating, as I give this movie 3 pools of blood.

  HorrO

Monday, June 29, 2020

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 52



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 52: WRESTLE MASSACRE with RICHIE ACEVEDO JIMMY FLAME AND JULIO BANA FERNANDEZ

The Panel of Host goes Wrasslin!! In this awesome episode we speak to 3 of the stars from the new movie, Wrestle Massacre. The Title says it all. Richie Acevedo, Jimmy Flame, and Julio Bana Fernandez join us for a conversation about the movie, wrestling, and beers!




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Sunday, June 28, 2020

REALITY Z REVIEW



A zombie apocalypse that imprisons participants and producers of a reality show called Olimpo, The House of the Gods. The studio becomes a shelter for those who seek salvation in Rio de Janeiro where chaos and hopelessness begin to rule. 

Starring: Ravel Andrade, Carla Ribas, and Ana Hartmann

Directed and written by: Claudio Torres, and Rodrigo Monte

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

Saturday, June 27, 2020

EXORCISM AT 60,000 FEET REVIEW



On the last flight of a transatlantic passenger airliner, a priest, a rabbi and the airline crew team together to save a plane from a pandemic of demonic possessions.

Starring: Robert Miano, Bai Ling, Lance Henriksen, Matthew Moy, Bill Moseley, Adrienne Barbeau, and Robert Rhine

Directed by: Chad Ferrin 

Written by: Robert Rhine, and Daniel Benton

  Plenty of people are scared to fly because so many things can go wrong. Things such as equipment failure, drunk pilots, turbulence, bad landings, kidnappings, zombies, and even snakes. You never know who’s on your plane, and what baggage they have brought with them. In “Exorcism at 60,000 Feet,” Father Romero (Robert Miano) performs an unique exorcism, and wants to bring the body back to Vietnam. So yes, the Father will soon add to the list of things that can go wrong on a plane.
   The opening of the film will immediately put fans in the mood for “The Exorcist,” as Father Romero pulls up to a home to perform an exorcism. As quickly as the feeling comes it goes because his form of exorcism involves a special gun, and a bullet to the head of Garvan (Bill Moseley). Soon enough the Father is on a flight to Vietnam with the body on board. Besides the very interesting passengers, everything seems to be as normal as can be until a passenger breaks out a Ouija board that resurrects the demon.
  So before we talk more about the horror that’s unleashed, lets talk about this very special set of passengers. This isn’t a flight full of business people, and families. This group might match the likes of passengers from the 1980 movie “Airplane!.” There’s Rabbi Larry Feldman (Robert Rhine), a huge bodybuilder (Luca Pennazzato), a Buddhist (Craig Ng), a woman with her dead dog (Adrienne Barbeau), a mom (Kelli Maroney) and her son with Tourette’s (Sammy The Dwarf), a couple of hot women, a pair of nuns, and several others. Throw in the ridiculous flight crew of Amanda (Bai Lin) and Thang (Matthew Moy) all captained by Captain Houdee (Lance Henriksen). 
  What a cast of characters, and what hilarious performances they combine to put on. The characters get a little introduction by themselves, but when the demon starts possessing them one by one things get wild. One of the best scenes from both a horror and comedy perspective is a sex scene in the bathroom gone wrong. They do cover their bases with the typical stuff that happens in exorcism movies like heads spinning, cruel demon talk, and they even throw in some green pea soup or something like that vomit! Oh and don’t forget about the dog, or even the pregnant lady!
  “Exorcism at 60,000 Feet” is a cross between “Airplane!” and aspects from your favorite exorcism movies. It’s off the chain funny, and nothing is off limits. It’s not afraid to push boundaries and stereotypes to bring the horror and comedy. The mix of characters they’ve created really stands out, and the performances behind them are perfect. This movie might not be for everyone, but it certainly had me laughing and kicking the passenger seat in front of me. I give it 3.5 pools of blood, and hope they return with “Exorcism at 66,666 Feet!”
   
  HorrO


**There is an after credit scene**

Thursday, June 25, 2020

1BR REVIEW



Sarah tries to start anew in LA, but her neighbours are not what they seem.

Starring: Nicole Brydon Bloom, Giles Matthey, and Taylor Nichols

Directed and written by: David Marmor

  Looking for a home can be a struggle for many people. Is it the right location, right size, good neighborhood, and of course the right price? Many of those things you can figure out while searching, but one of the big mysteries is always who your neighbors turn out to be. They might be nice when you move in, but then become the devil incarnate months later. Maybe that’s why the apartment building Sarah (Nicole Brydon Bloom) moves into in “1BR” has a tough screening process.
  Sarah is new to LA so finding a smaller apartment seems like the right way to go. She stumbles upon an apartment building that appears to work for her, and passes their screening test. She moves in along with her cat even though that’s against the rules of the building. Most of the neighbors are really nice to her, and she gets acquainted with a few of them. Things are good to start except for some weird noises that keep her up all night. Not being able to get a good nights sleep stresses her out, but that’s nothing compared to what’s about to happen to her.
  Besides the strange noises and an odd character or two, the evil that’s about to unfold on Sarah kind of sneaks up on the audience. Almost everything seems too good to be true, and it definitely is. Unknowingly, Sarah has stumbled upon a cult, and is left with little choice but to join them. These people appear so nice yet what they do to show her what happens when she brakes their first rule is quite a wake up call. That’s just the beginning of her long, and certainly painful introduction to her new family. 
  The cult is made up of some interesting characters with again most seeming very nice, but able to become very dark in seconds. Jerry (Taylor Nichols) is the leader, and makes sure the community works as it’s meant to. A leader must have a right hand guy that’s willing to do the dirty work, and that’s Brian (Giles Matthey). The audience will grow to hate them, but might struggle to hate others like the little old lady (Susan Davis) Sarah originally befriends. Along with Sarah, the audience will learn that no one messes with the bond between these crazy people.
  All of those characters bring the horror to this story, but their is no doubt that Nicole’s performance as Sarah drives the film. They put Sarah in a situation that makes it easy for the audience to root for her, but Nicole plays it so smoothly it’s hard to tell how much influence the cult is having on her. It’s hard to get a read on her, and what she’s thinking especially when wondering if she will ever break free. There’s plenty of tough moments her character goes through, and Nicole nails all of them.
  Moving is never a fun experience, and you never know how it’s going to turn out. Sarah moves in search of a new start, and boy does she get one. “1BR” sets up a terrific story where no one seems as nice as they really are in a community that’s out for only themselves. There’s mystery, tension, suspense, some cringe worthy moments, and some welcomed twists all leading to an exciting ending. It all comes together with great performances from everyone especially Nicole. She definitely makes the most of her opportunity to shine in this movie. With that, I give it 3.5 pools of blood.

  HorrO

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

WALK AWAY REVIEW



“Walk Away” is a thriller set in the woods of Vermont. A group of friends arrive for a summer weekend of hiking and drinking by the campfire and quickly learn that their remote getaway won’t let them go back home. Each time they attempt to walk away from the cabin, they appear back in the house.

Starring: Alyssa Talbot, Faith Kelly, and Ben Bocko

Directed and written by: Jason Dean and Matthew Nash 

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

YUMMY REVIEW



Yummy is an orgy of blood, violence and fun in which a young couple travel to a shabby Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery. The young woman wants a breast reduction. Her mother comes along for yet another face-lift. Wandering through an abandoned ward the boyfriend stumbles upon a young woman, gagged and strapped to an operating table; she is the result of an experimental rejuvenation treatment. He frees her, but does not realize he just caused the outbreak of a virus that will change doctors, patients and his mother-in-law into bloodthirsty zombies.

Starring: Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders, and Benjamin Ramon

Directed by: Lars Damoiseaux

Written by: Lars Damoiseaux and Eveline Hagenbeek

   Alison (Maaike Neuville) already has the looks, but is looking for comfort when she heads off to an Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery. Joining her is her boyfriend Michael (Bart Hollanders) and her mother Sylvia (Annick Christiaens). Alison wants to have a breast reduction, while her mom also wants a face lift. Not long after arriving Michael seems to realize there might be something wrong with this hospital, and it’s about to get worse. Patients are about to look yummy to the growing number of zombies in “Yummy.”
  There’s lots of good in this movie, and it might unexpectedly start with Michael. Yes, Alison is the reason they are there and gets plenty of screen time, but there’s just something refreshing about Michael. He isn’t the big and strong macho boyfriend, nor is he a complete nerd. He really is an average guy, who loves his girlfriend. Even better is how filmmakers aren’t scared to let him be clumsy while trying to be the hero on multiple occasions. It adds some good humor to the action.
  Actually they do a great job of balancing the action with the humor. Besides Michael’s awkwardness, they make the most of them being in a plastic surgery hospital. One of the first patients Alison runs into once the zombies run crazy is a woman whose face is skinless. Of course no one will help them thinking she’s a zombie. And probably the best patient is the one who had penis enlargement surgery. He thinks he’s going to get a chance to try it out, but things go so wrong! 
  With plastic surgery gone wrong also comes some zombies, and plenty of blood splattering fun. There’s several good zombies here, but the ones that seem to be extra creepy are the ones crawling on the ground. There’s one that puts on a good chase even though they’re half a zombie. Yes, it has plenty of zombies eating people, people taking zombies down, and even some fighting between the survivors. One of the bloodiest scenes might be the old arm in the shredder trick, which is oh so painful to watch.
  “Yummy” is yet another delicious addition to the zombie genre. It creates an interesting mix of characters, some to like, some to hate, and even one that can’t get out of their own way. Also, they do well with the opportunity to make some crazy scenes with patients who just had plastic surgery. There’s no shortage of zombies, or blood so you better not be squeamish. And after all the blood and laughs, it has a pretty shocking ending! So it’s good to remember that looks can go a long way, but won’t do you any good if you end up a zombie! With that, I give it 3.5 pools of blood!

  HorrO

Monday, June 22, 2020

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 51



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 51: Scream Queen Debbie Rochon Stops by the Show

Scream Queen Debbie Rochon stops by to talk horror movies. Muse gives us Female Horror Leads in the Sinister 6. HorrO talks Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake vs original. Chris the Creature gives us another stellar movie review.

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WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 50



We are honored to bring you our first LIVE 50th Episode. Felissa Rose and Tommy Faircloth come to talk about their new film A Nun's Curse and Amanda Wyss comes on to talk about NIghtmare On Elm Street and Badland. We couldn't be happier talking Horror With these amazing guest. Keep It Scary My Friends! 

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

THE HOWLING WIND REVIEW



During a plagued dust and wind storm in 1963, a countryman takes in a weary traveler seeking refuge -- but discovers the truth in the circumstances of his arrival.

Starring: Anthony Arkin, Mark Silverman, and Nicky Boulos

Directed by: Lorian Gish, and Justin Knoepfel

Written by: Justin Knoepfel

  “The Howling Wind” sets the stage in what very well could be an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” A radio is playing letting people of the town know that a state of emergency has been declared, that they should stay indoors, and don’t get caught in the winds. Also, it notes to stay away from individuals caught in the wind because they can become unpredictable and dangerous. Arnold (Anthony Arkin) is taking the warning seriously, and boards up his farm house before sitting down for a drink.
  As the chaos grows in the town, he tries to relax until he hears a sound in the house. He finds Jacob (Nicky Boulos), who broke into his cellar seeking safety from the winds. The two eventually sit down for food, drinks, and conversation. All seems to be going well until Arnold falls asleep, and later finds Jacob in the bathroom. The wind is picking outside and so does the tension between the two men.
  If there was ever an atmospheric film this is it. While Anthony and Nicky’s performances are great, everything happening around them seems to set the tone, and will stick with the audience all the way through. It might seem weird to say, but the star of the show just might be the radio. While the audience can see the horror to come between the two men, the radio is a constant reminder of the horror that's holding them captive. The filmmakers really nail the 1963 setting with every shot they capture, and of course making it black and white. There’s no doubt that "The Howling Wind" will be winning awards during its festival run!

  HorrO

Saturday, June 20, 2020

HAUTE CUISINE REVIEW



Since Marie joined Bruno Mercier's restaurant, a multi-star chef, she only thinks to perfect her skills. But Thomas, the sous-chef, is wary of this possible rival. During a service, Mary cuts herself, letting a few drops of blood mix with her sauce. When Bruno tastes Marie's dish, he considers it perfect.

Starring: Joséphine Japy, Sébastien Houbani, Philippe Résimont, Serge Dupuy

Directed and written by: Merryl Roche

  Some of us have seen the reality cooking shows on tv, and how competitive they can be. While not a reality show, Marie (Joséphine Japy) has joined a restaurant kitchen that’s very competitive in its own right. Marie seems to come from a cooking background, and the bar is set high for her. The head chef Bruno (Philippe Résimont) is very hard to please, and the only one who seems to please him is Thomas (Sébastien Houbani). At first Thomas appears to befriend Marie and helps her cutting some fish, but then becomes very bossy with her.
  The pressure gets to Marie while preparing a dish, and she accidentally cuts her hand. A few drops of her blood falls into her sauce and before she can do anything about it Bruno comes to taste it. Finally he’s pleased with something she has made, and it gives Marie something to think about. Has she found a secret ingredient that will make her top chef?
  It’s here that the true horror of the story kicks in, as the audience sees how far Marie is willing to go to win over Bruno. It’s interesting to see if the audience will side with Marie even though what she’s doing is disgusting. Joséphine does a great job bringing out Marie’s struggles, and emotions. “Haute Cuisine” is shot so smoothly, in a dim kitchen that matches the darkness of what’s happening. Best of all might be the unexpected twist at the end. 

Paris courts devant | France (official competition)
Angers Festival | France (out of competition - Films d'ici)
Clermont Film festival | France (out of competition, Sacem selection) 
Gérardmer International Film Festival | France (official selection)
Palm Springs ShortFest | USA (official selection)

  HorrO

Friday, June 19, 2020

BETAAL REVIEW



A remote village becomes the arena of a breathless battle when an undead East India Company officer and his battalion of zombie redcoats attack a squad of modern-day soldiers.

Starring: Viineet Kumar, Aahana Kumra, and Suchitra Pillai

Directed by: Patrick Graham, and Nikhil Mahajan

Written by: Adhir Bhat, Patrick Graham, and Suhani Kanwar 

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


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