Demon Slayer – USA, 2004

‘Some places are born evil. Five troubled teens are destined to fight it.’

Demon Slayer is a 2004 American supernatural horror feature film directed by James Cotten from a screenplay by Tristan Thai, based on a story by Michael B. Druxman. The movie stars Michelle Acuna, Howard Williams Jr. and Adam Huss.

Plot:

Five delinquent teenagers are assigned the task of converting a long-abandoned mental hospital in South Central Los Angeles into a community center. Little do they know that the hospital is the site of centuries of supernatural mayhem and murder. Plagued by terrors beyond belief, the teenagers must fight to survive a battle where the division between the living and the dead is shattered.

Reviews:

“Perhaps Cotton was hoping to milk some humor from the hackneyed plot and action, but with the possible exception of the scene in which the exorcist priest tries to dispel demons by calling on “the name of God and Frida Kahlo and [etc]”, Demon Slayer instigates less smiles or laughter than it does derisive raspberries. ” A Wasted Life

Demon Slayer might’ve been interesting if any demons actually showed up in the first hour or so, especially considering the film clocks in at less than 80 minutes. Instead, we get a bunch of bickering and people just “seeing things” for a mind-numbing stretch of time. To its credit, the movie tries to spice things up with some humor…” Black Horror Movies

“There is a little bit of demon action at the end but not nearly enough. “Demon Slayer” relies on the actors to bring the drama. Bad call. They weren’t bad actors but Lord they weren’t good. There should have been more demons and less drama.” Dr. Gore’s Movie Reviews

“The sad part is it had potential…..it’s not original, but what is? It just didn’t follow up on its premise at all and hell, no one watches a movie named Demon Slayer without wanting to see cheap scares, bloody deaths and well, demons. You won’t get that here.” Have a Cold One!

Choice dialogue:

Mr. Cobb: “I don’t need no pansies rollin’ around in god damned man love.”

Tamara: “That’s a problem I have with organised religion. God ain’t like that.”

Cast and characters:

  • Michelle Acuna … Alicia / Elodia
  • Howard Williams Jr. … Tyson
  • Adam Huss … Phillip
  • Hanna Lee … Claudia
  • Monique Deville … Tamara
  • Robert Eaton … Father Patricio
  • Joaquín Garrido … Father Enrique
  • Layon Gray … Mr. Cobb
  • Deitre Courchesne … Judge Vickers
  • Gretchen Kammerer … 19th Century Brothel Girl
  • Colleen Butler … 19th Century Brother Girl
  • Erica Cordova … 19th Century Brothel Girl
  • Heidi Abures … 19th Century Brothel Girl
  • Sarah Trost … 19th Century Brothel Girl
  • Lucy Howng … 19th Century Brothel Girl

Trivia:

The German title is Evil Scream

The original title was Day of the Dead

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The Nun – action figure

The Nun is an action figure designed by NECA based on Valek – the demon that features in The Conjuring 2 and The Nun movies.

Standing eight-inches tall, The Nun is dressed in a fabric habit, is fully articulated, and includes two interchangeable heads. Available from NECA in early 2019.

Related:

The Nun action figure by Mezco Toyz

Source: Broke Horror Fan

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The Grave Caller – USA, 2017

‘We all have our demons’

The Grave Caller is a 2017 American horror feature film written and directed by Joseph Anderson. The movie stars Jacob Crickenberger, Vanessa Cuccia, Nathaniel Grauwelma and Kate Bryant.

Successful teen novelist Sam Tabot travels with his wife Veronica to Alderson in West Virginia in hopes of unearthing some valuable history he hopes to find at his family’s cabin.

Quickly finding his uncle Samuel Talbot’s diary, Sam begins to piece together a macabre history of violence and carnage that lead him to understand truths in his life. Sam begins adding it all together, and just as quickly begins being visited by the same demons who first visited his uncle Samuel…

Reviews:

“Director and writer Joseph Anderson (who also has a memorable side part as a Reverend) creates a film that is mainly low on excitement, but which manages to tell a story that falls on the mature side without ever becoming boring. A good film that is only denied greatness by a few issues.” Daniel Simmonds, The Rotting Zombie

Filming locations:

Alderson, West Virginia, USA

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Karma – USA, 2018

Karma is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Nick Simon from a screenplay by Daniel Gilboy. The CineTel production stars Mandela Van Peebles, Brytni Sarpy and Kanoa Goo.

When recent college graduate Manny has trouble making ends meet, his father-in-law offers him a job evicting delinquent tenants. Manny soon finds himself unleashing a karma demon which stalks him at every turn…

Release:

Karma premiered on the Syfy channel on 13 October 2018.

Cast and characters:

  • Mandela Van Peebles … Manny Everett
  • Brytni Sarpy … Alicia Hudson
  • Kanoa Goo … Kevin Shan
  • Sandra Cevallos … Carmen Hudson
  • Tim Russ … Frank Hudson
  • Meg Deusner … Deputy Miller
  • Tony Amendola … Markham
  • A. Todd Baker … Father Esposito
  • Sara Morgan … Mindy Olsen

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Nightmare of Darkness – China, 2018

Nightmare of Darkness – original title: 黑暗深处之惊魂夜 – is a 2018 Chinese supernatural horror feature film directed by ‘Jade’. The movie stars Cui Xiaotian, Gao Zhigang, Ge Lingqi, Li Jinfeng, Lin Wei, Liu Bingfeng, Meng Ying and Zou Jieyi.

Wu Zikai (Lin Wei), who had previously embraced life, changes completely in the face of his unfair fate. His persona gradually disappeared as he became dominated by an eerie house. In the darkness, he is tormented by demons, and so seeks a body that can be possessed, to rid himself of the devil. However, this quest proves to be far from simple…

More Chinese horror

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Skin Creepers – Germany, 2018

‘They wanted to get inside her – but something else was already there…’

Skin Creepers is a 2018 German comedy horror film directed by Ezra Tsegaye from a screenplay co-written with Sebastian Kühne. The movie stars Mai Duong Kieu, Milton Welsh and Micaela Schäfer.

Two unsuccessful filmmakers try to make easy money with an adult movie. However,  things go very wrong as their lead actress becomes possessed by a demon…

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Night Terrors: Bloody Mary – AR app

Night Terrors presents Bloody Mary: Queen of the Damned is a 2018 AR app developed by Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity). The app brings to life the urban legend of Bloody Mary and the terrible fate she inflicts on those foolish enough to summon her.

The player’s environment is filled with terrifying creatures – demons, souls and other petrifying entities. The phone’s camera, LED light, 360 audio, and other system features create customised scares by using unique AR captured content in order to truly immerse players in an experience unlike anything else.

In Bloody Mary: Queen of the Damned, the first of two Night Terrors experiences…

“The experience brings to life the urban legend of Bloody Mary and the terrible fate she inflicts on those foolish enough to summon her. The horrifying tale has been shared for hundreds of years. Unwanted at birth, Mary Tudor was the daughter of the notorious King Henry VIII, who beheaded any queen that failed to give him a male heir.Sustained by her vanity and the mirror that was never far from her side, she rose above all rivals to become England’s first reigning queen. Answering to no man, she ruled alone and the tyranny of Queen Mary’s reign matched her father’s as did her obsessions which lead to hundreds dead by her command. It was this bloodshed that earned her the moniker that would last forever – Bloody Mary.”

Oren Peli, executive producer, said: “Throughout my career, I’ve prided myself on storytelling and exploring innovative perspectives to deliver some of the most electrifying moments in film. Night Terrors: Bloody Mary is enabling me to work with a new creative medium that will bring the narrative to users in their own homes, this time through their mobile device. I can think of nothing more horrifying, so I could not be more thrilled to be at the forefront of this emerging entertainment technology.”

Night Terrors will be available on both Android and iOS on Friday, October 12.

For more information, visit NightTerrorsApp.com

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Soul to Keep – USA, 2018

‘You don’t have a prayer’

Soul to Keep is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film co-directed by David Allensworth and Monière, from a screenplay by Allensworth and Eric Bram. The movie stars Sandra Mae Frank, Aurora Heimbach and Derek Long.

Erin, a timid 22-year-old, and her confident twin brother Josh inherit their grandpa’s creepy country house. Rusty broken barn. Swampy pond. No better way to christen the home than to throw a party with their school friends.

Josh brought his sweetheart, Tara, and their closeness is apparent. Tara is deaf, and all the friends speak with her through sign language. Everyone, except for Brandon, the self-centred boyfriend of Grace, Erin’s childhood friend-turned-dark-Wiccan.

It’s all fun and games until the lights go out. Josh searches the dark and damp basement to find the fuse box, only to discover a secret ritual room, complete with animal bones, blood, and meat arranged in a large triangle. Not to mention the nearby grimoire – a demonic spell book. The group is now convinced that the sibling’s grandpa truly went crazy…

The introduction of a deaf lead character, Tara, played by deaf actress Sandra Mae Frank, allows the exploration of unique modalities in the narrative style, notably the use of sign language throughout the film. All the actors flawlessly learnt and incorporated the sign language into their performances to serve the purpose of the story. This inclusive aspect of the unrepresented Deaf Community makes the production accessible to hard-of-hearing audiences as well as creating a dialogue between the Deaf and Hearing populations.

“The deaf element in this film came to me originally as something of a scare tactic, and it blossomed into an important statement about bringing communities together,” says director David Allensworth. “Our co-writer Eric Bram’s wife is partially deaf, as well as one of our producers, Matt Meyer, who has partial hearing loss.”

“I wanted to bring out the elements of a minority group – the deaf and hard at hearing – and showcase them as heroes. In addition, I wanted to tell a horror story with real proven metaphysical elements, not another horror-slasher film,” adds co-director Monière.

Soul to Keep premieres at the Shriekfest Film Festival in Hollywood on October 6, 2018.

Cast and characters:

  • Sandra Mae Frank … Tara
  • Aurora Heimbach … Erin
  • Derek Long … Toby
  • Conor McKenna … Demon
  • Jordan Theodore … Brandon
  • Kate Rose Reynolds … Grace
  • Jessie Jordan … Kimberly
  • Brian Donovon … Pop Pop
  • Tony Spitz … Josh
  • Craig Fogel … Freddy
  • Amelia Sheeler … Young Erin
  • Annabelle Reed … Young Grace

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Final Girls Ep 98: Halloween Grab Bag I – ‘The Gate’ & ‘Interview with the Vampire’

Happy October Lovelies & welcome back for the 98th episode of Final Girls Horrorcast! For their special October series this year The Girls will cover some films that go along

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Haunting at Foster Cabin aka Demon Legacy – USA, 2014

‘See evil. Hear evil. Speak evil.’

Haunting at Foster Cabin – aka Demon Legacy – is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Rand Vossler and Bob Gill from a screenplay by the former and Tracy Morse. The Parallel 49 Production stars AnnaMaria Demara, Michelle Nunes, Kate Siegel, Kati Sharp and John Savage.

California: In a remote mountain lodge, five sorority sisters accidentally unleash an unholy entity, and must battle evil and each other to stop it from devouring mankind…

Reviews:

“It is unfortunate that there is so much to praise for the most part of Demon Legacy in replicating what made a multitude of 80’s low budget horror films cult gems. However, it manages to mess it up in the final act where a true sacrifice to the film is made in trying to add something fresh where ultimately it ends up feeling stale.” BloodGuts UK Horror

“Under the circumstances, benefit of the doubt suggests Demon Legacy did everything conceivable to make lemonade out of blizzards, brushfires, and expired contracts. Yet while that satisfies as an explanation for the film’s schizophrenic delivery, it doesn’t salvage the mediocre entertainment value.” Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt

Demon Legacy isn’t as entirely bad as elements of this review might suggest, but nor is it nearly as good as it could have been […] It’s goreless, lazy and predictable, packed with clichés, annoying characters and rubbish CGI horror. It may wish it was, but Demon Legacy is not Evil Dead-ish at all. This is merely Evil Dead for the Ugg boot generation.” Joel Harley, Horror Talk

“From the demonic smoke, to the comedic jerking of those possessed to the utterly bizarre cameo from John Savage as ‘The Codger’, at times it was hard to distinguish this movie from a straight-laced horror to unintentional parody. The shoddy special effects that were used did little to help my state of open-mouthed bemusement…” Dave Wain, The Schlock Pit

“Yes, some money has been put behind the film and it looks slicker than other, similar offerings, but the appalling weakness of everything else means the money spent was wasted. Sex sells, gore sells and the two combined should have meant a sure-fire hit. Instead, Demon Legacy is a work as empty and soulless as the zombie-demon-things in it.” Stuart O’Conner, Screen Jabber

Choice dialogue:

Sharon: “Considering you were hiding out in a secluded cabin I was expecting it to be a little more, you know, Evil Dead-ish.

Cast and characters:

  • AnnaMaria Demara … Michelle
  • Michelle Nunes … Dana
  • Kate Siegel … Jack
  • Kati Sharp … Sharon
  • John Savage … The Codger – Empire of the Sharks; The Orphan Killer; They Nest; The Killing Kind; et al
  • Grant Alan Ouzts … Randy
  • Jamie Strange … Kelly
  • Eileen Dietz … Grace
  • Cortney Palm … Demon Dana
  • Nancy McCrumb … Demon Jack
  • Angelina Lyubomirova … Veronica
  • Matthew Currie Holmes … Wesley
  • Marley Brantley … Young Michelle

Buy DVD: Amazon.co.uk

Trivia:

Initial filming began in 2008, however the production was plagued by problems and had to be shut down twice. The movie was eventually only completed in 2014 after a crowdfunding campaign to complete special effects.

The original title was See How They Run

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