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Monday, June 29, 2020



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


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

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Saturday, June 27, 2020


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!”

**There is an after credit scene**

Thursday, June 25, 2020


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.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020


“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 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!


Monday, June 22, 2020


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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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


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!


Saturday, June 20, 2020


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)


Friday, June 19, 2020


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…

Thursday, June 18, 2020


  The 7th edition of the Etheria Film Festival brings you the nine best new short horror, science fiction, thriller, action and fantasy films directed by women from around the world. Etheria 2020 is simultaneously hilarious, terrifying, and sometimes heartbreaking; our films are about the loneliness and absurdity of digital interactions, the terror of complete helplessness, uncomfortable magical sexual enlightenment, the horror of conversion therapy, musical expression in the future dystopia, the surreal cycle of the final girl trope in horror films, livestreaming your *entire life*, sex with strangers gone completely horrifying, and the existential contemplation of death, life, and existence with an dying AI. Get ready to be blown away by these nine directors and their take on our favorite genres.

  Like many film festivals, the Etheria Film Festival 2020 couldn’t hold their festival because of COVID-19. Instead, they turned to having a virtual festival, and did it in a big way…streaming on Shudder! It’s a great thing for the festival, and even bigger for the cast and crews of the short films being shown. For those not familiar with the Etheria festival, it focuses on films that are directed by women.
  Many great short films go unseen by fans, but hopefully with the help of Shudder these nine fantastic films will reach the audience they deserve. They cover a wide range of topics and genres, and aren’t short on creativity. Many have a twist or two, and a message behind the madness. Some incorporate the use of technology to move their stories along, and make statements on its effect on society.
  In no particular order, here are some thoughts on these films: 

Kerry is at a sleepover with the socially awkward, mysteriously orphaned heiress Katie. Friendship–in a society that grows ever isolating–is explored as Kerry learns the hard way that Katie always gets what she wants.

This film brings the horror with Katie’s obsession to have Kerry as her friend one way or the another. The back and forth between the two women is great especially while sitting down for some waffles. The waffles add some humor to the story along with their sleepover fun, but the best part might the small twist at the end. 

Maggie May
Sometimes doing nothing can be the worst move of all.

This might be one of the darkest film of the bunch. Here Maggie’s sister comes to stay with her after their mother dies. Something extremely painful and tragic happens to her, but what’s shocking is Maggie’s response to it. When all is said and done, Maggie might go down as one of the most hated characters for doing so little!

Basic Witch
Young witch Lily prepares a magic pumpkin spice latte that forces Brian to relive the physical experience of their terrible sex from the previous night–but from Lily’s perspective.

Now this is a film that’s clearly awkward for the characters, and might be for the audience too. If you ever wondered what it really felt like to be your sex partner (physically and emotionally) this film brings the audience just that. At first it might be funny, but it brings up interesting questions that each character must now deal.

Conversion Therapist
A pansexual, polyamorous trio kidnap a ‘pray-the-gay-away’ evangelical conversion therapist and torture him until he sees the light.

If you’ve ever wanted to bring pain to those who bring hate to who you are then this might be the film for you. It plays on many feelings, but the most interesting thing here might be if the audience ever feels sorry for the hateful preacher. He’s tortured both physically and emotionally much in the way he tortured others thinking he could change their sexuality. This film definitely makes a statement on turning the tables of hate.

In a polluted future 20-year-old drummer Olly wants only one thing: to get inside the dome, where the air is clean and the best musicians live. In order to get in, he must pass a series of absurd tests.

Finally the audience might get a little breather from the serious issues and brutality of some of the other films. Instead they might get a chance to laugh at Olly’s experience, but also feel his frustration. All he wants to do is pass the tests and join a new society, but it seems like no matter what he does the system is set against him. 

The Final Girl Returns
A driver emerges from a massacre unscathed and finds himself trapped in an endless cycle of saving the final girls. The Driver soon learns that one mustn’t fight the rules of horror, and the past he’s been driving from catches up to him. 

This short might have the feel of a traditional horror movie, but it certainly writes its own ending. Horror fans are familiar with the final girl’s role in horror, and so is the driver who is tasked with saving the final girl time after time. This film challenges the final girl ending, and asks over and over again if it will ever change.

An online ‘livecaster’ with a dangerous brand has a crisis of conscience over her volatile career choice in a future world where jobs are limited, and conflict is currency.

There’s a lot of creativity in this film particularly in the name. It becomes an interesting play on how you say “live.” The woman here goes live broadcasting certain aspects of her life while pausing to deal with other life issues like her partner. They argue over what should go live and what shouldn’t, as she struggles with the best way to live in a new world.

Man in the Corner
What starts out as a hot hookup with his dream guy turns into a nightmare when Daniel realizes they aren’t alone in the house.

Here’s a film that will leave the audience wondering what is fantasy and what isn’t. It’s probably the creepiest film of the nine, as two guys enjoy a night together that keeps being interrupted by an unwanted third party. It will leave the audience guessing all the way to the very chilling ending.

Ava in the End
After tripping over her dog and dying, a struggling actress wakes up in a virtual purgatory and waits for her mind to be downloaded into a new body.

For those who might have cursed out technology at some point this might be the film for you, or maybe not if you can’t handle technology giving you back talk. This film sets up an unique end of the world sequence in a tech heavy atmosphere. It’s a great story filled with humor all the way until the end.

  Those are a few quick thoughts on the nine films that make up the Etheria Film Festival 2020. It’s a real shame the event got cancelled, but great that they still found an audience on Shudder. There’s a fabulous mix of films that will strike all kinds of emotions in horror fans. Watch the films, enjoy them, and maybe even check out some of the other work the cast and crew of these films have done!


Wednesday, June 17, 2020


A group of high school friends reunite for a vacation a year after graduating but find their relationships have changed - and after one of them turns up dead, suspicions and accusations fly. No one is safe once everyone suspects everyone else in this twist-filled thriller.

Starring: Nick Commella, Ricco Fajardo, and Tom Gelo

Directed by: Ryan Hawkins and Mark Kerins

Written by: Justin Amos, Sophia Basiliadis, Cydney Cox, Alyssa Evans, Ryan Kaul, Mark Kerins, Amanda Presmyk, and Adrien Vielder

  Some people are lucky enough to have life long friends, while others experience a revolving door of friends. Then there are those that get stabbed in the back by their so called friends. It’s really a shame when that happens, but it’s one of the things many learn while growing up. “All the Wrong Friends” features this kind of friendship that goes much further than just a stab in the back.
  Drew (Ricco Fajardo) and Nani (Krishna Smitha) seem to be the nice people in this group of friends. They just want to have a good time reuniting with some of the others, but unfortunately Logan (Sean O’Connor) joins the group and has plans of his own. He highjacks their trip by making a pitstop at his friend Mondo’s (Nick Commella) house. Mondo isn’t there so Logon insists they stay the night, and resume their trip in the morning.
  It’s ends up being a bad decision because someone ends up dead overnight, and that is only the beginning. No one knows how the death happened, and it’s not long before fingers are pointed at each other. Friendships start to be tested, and even more so when some strangers show up. It’s here the movie makes it seem like these strangers are the cause of all their problems. The strangers do have their reasons for being there, but they’re not the real problem. 
  Round and round it goes, all the friends pointing fingers at each other, and then things go from bad to worse. Friends start dying, and no one is really sure who the murderer is. To their credit, they do keep the audience guessing. There are limited choices, but several people could be the ultimate killer. 
  Overall, there’s some good here, but it could've been even better. For one, some of the connections or lack of a connection between some of the friends needed more explaining. The acting is just ok, which didn’t help in some cases. Still they did a good job hiding the killer, even though the reasoning behind it all might not be that exciting. “All the Wrong Friends” does pick up a lot during the final stretch and friends start dropping. With that, I give it 2 pools of blood.


Tuesday, June 16, 2020


Emerson Graham’s night as a cab driver are filled with annoyances and inconveniences, but until tonight, never attacks and disappearances. After picking up a mysterious passenger her evening goes from working a job to performing a quest as they must race against the clock to defeat a force of evil. The meter is running.

Starring: Richard Speight Jr., Jessica Harthcock, and Casey Dillard

Directed by: Glenn Payne

Written by: Casey Dillard

  Technology has continued to change our world, and over the past few years it has given us the ability to rideshare. Some people do it all the time with no worries, and some do it but with a lot of concern. They aren’t wrong because a lot can go wrong jumping in a stranger’s car. As horror fans, we’ve all joked not to hitchhike, but ridesharing is very close to that. On the other hand, the driver never knows what to expect from the people that are getting in their car. It’s that angle that’s featured in “Driven.”
  This horror comedy opens with rideshare driver Emerson (Casey Dillard) early in her shift, and picking up various types of people. It’s a funny introduction that shows what some of these drivers have to go through. While in-between rides, Emerson works on her comedy, especially her segment on turdspoon. Turdspoon? Yes, you’ll just have to watch to find out what the much talked about turdspoon is all about!
  Well if that isn’t weird enough into her car jumps Roger (Richard Speight Jr.). He seems like just a very serious passenger, but things get testy when he needs to move from one stop to another in a hurry. He’s definitely up to something, and at first it’s unclear whether he’s a good guy or not. Emerson isn’t really sure, and much rather him leave the car. However, Roger offers to pay her a much needed big tip if she will go on a quest with him. 
  Again, you’ll just have to see for yourself what this quest is all about. Lets just say it’s a wild ride and includes the supernatural because Richard Speight Jr…. “Supernatural”…why not! And just like the great dynamic between Sam and Dean (Jared and Jenson), Emerson and Roger (Casey and Richard) quickly form a unique bond of their own. Ups and downs, laughs, miscommunications, harsh words, all happen in the middle of this quest. Casey and Richard smoothly pull it off like they’ve been driving cross country together for years.
    Passengers and drivers put themselves at risk every time they rideshare. In “Driven,” Emerson’s life is put in danger when Roger uses her as his driver in an unusual quest. While their relationship gets off to a slow start, it’s one that drives the movie. They bring the audience moments of humor, drama, and much more. Casey and Richard easily make this an enjoyable ride from beginning to end. No road rage here, as I give it 3.5 pools of blood!


Monday, June 15, 2020


In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.

Starring: Jaime King, Justin Chu Cary, and Christine Lee

Created by: John Hyams and Karl Schaefer 

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

Sunday, June 14, 2020


A young genius accidentally invents a device that amplifies the paranormal activity within his family’s house, possibly bringing back the spirits of loved ones, and unleashing things far worse.

Starring: John Ralston, Thomas Mann, and Percy Hynes White

Directed by: Anthony Scott Burns

Written by: Nathan Parker, and Matt Osterman

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

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