Monday, 24 August 2015

Interview: Rod Glenn (Sinema: The Movie) (August 2015)

Sinema: The Movie - Coming Soon!!
"Rod Glenn was brought up in the north east of England and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne with wife, Vanessa. His writing is of a dark nature with darkly humorous undertones. He also an actor, some roles include World War Z, Broken England, The Bad Samaritan Must Die, Run, Vera, Inspector George Gently, The Monuments Men, Fury, Macbeth, Bill, The Fairy Flag, Dolls and Ripper Street." Welcome to Hayden! SINEMA is coming soon. The Indiegogo can be found, HERE. Rod's novels can be found, HERE.

What can you tell us about SINEMA?
Sinema is a feature film based on my best-selling novel, Sinema: The Northumberland Massacre.  It is one man's experiment to see whether a normal well-adjusted person can commit mass murder and then return to their normal life. It centers around the anti-hero and film fanatic, Han Whitman.

What can you tell us about the cast?
We are still putting together the cast and crew, but so far we have cast Eileen Daly (Razor Blade Smile and recent Big Brother contestant), Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser I & II and Nightbreed), Warren Speed (Zombie Women of Satan) and Liam Grahame Olsen (an exceptional young local actor who both Kev and I have worked with before). Other than Eileen and Nicholas we are gathering the rest of the cast and crew together from the amazing wealth of talent we have in the North East.

Who are your favorite Authors?
I have read voraciously since I was about 6 and started reading stuff that was a little too old for me from an early age – Stephen King, James Herbert, Edgar Allan Poe, H G Wells, H P Lovecraft – but I love Terry Pratchett, Ernest Hemingway, J R R Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Dean R Koontz, Christopher Brookmyre, Douglas Adams and Nick Hornby to name just a few.

When do you hope to start shooting SINEMA?
We are currently filming the teaser trailer and hope to begin principal photography around November/December this year.

What are your favorite Horror Movies and Directors?
I’m a huge John Carpenter fan, but in particular The Thing and Halloween.  I also love the George A Romeo films (especially the earlier ones), Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers, John Landis’ American Werewolf in London, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, David Cronenberg’s The Fly and Frank Darabont’s The Mist again to name just a few!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Review: Rigor Mortis (2013) (August 2015)

Rigor Mortis (2013) - modern Hong Kong Horror.

Hot on the remake/reboot trend, comes Rigor Mortis (2013). It's a loose retelling of the classic, Mr Vampire (1985) - See, HERE. This is a Cantonese/Hong Kong film set in an old apartment building. It is room 2445 where a depressed actor (Chin Siu Ho) goes to hang himself after being out the lime light! He is saved by a chain-smoking priest (Anthony "Friend" Chan) as this building is Haunted and the ghosts of the past out out in full forces of darkness.

There are familiar faces from Mr Vampire that return in this bleak, action horror. The usual Taoist trickery is all there with magic spells and kung fu. There are ghosts - right out of Ju-On: The Grudge (2002) as this was produced by Takashi Shimizu, himself.

It's very stylish and has a bleak ending connecting the opening sequence to the end of the movie. If you love horror and the bizarre, then this might be for you. Throw in some drama elements and gore and you have Rigor Mortis... and don't forget the undead hopping Vampire that is set free from it's mask prison! This all leads to an epic, action/horror showdown!

The film is dedicated to Lam Ching Ying and Ricky Hui. The film is out now on dvd from Metrodome in the UK. Dvd comes with NO special features. RM was nominated for 9 Hong Kong Film Awards. Special Thanks to Sylvia Rorem for the minor corrections in this review.


Mr Vampire (1985) fans might get a kick out of RM (2013).

Friday, 14 August 2015

Trailer: The Wrath of Dracula (August 2015)


Hold onto your necks, this is The Wrath of Dracula! Miss Angela Holmes, Raed Abbas, Emma Frisk and Dani Thompson bring you the new trailer to a London-filmed horror with fangs! Holmes plays Jessica Van Helsing - a feisty vampire hunter in this independent horror feature coming soon. Please, check the website, http://www.thewrathofdracula.com/ - any press, please contact: press@thewrathofdracula.com.


Saturday, 1 August 2015

Review: Things That Go Bump in the Night!! (2015) (August 2015)

The Evil Twins first Mini Horror Movie

This is a mini horror movie by Luna Wolf and Missy P. It premiered last night on line and is a found footage short. The Evil Twins dare one another to play the old urban legend "Bloody Mary" in a hotel room whilst away from home. Naturally, things take a turn for the worst in a slow build up of false scares and girls giggling on the bed. Never one to turn down a challenge, miss Wolf takes the urban legend challenge thus consequences will happen like in all horror movies!

It was Luna that edited Things that go Bump.. and I enjoyed the build up and the scare! The short runs just over 8 minutes and isn't dragged out! It's all good fun with the Evil Twins. Best to watch with the lights turned out - well done, ladies!! Please, visit: http://www.malum-gemini.com/.