Movies

[Creator Corner]

Resurrection Corporation: An Animated Film About the Fear of Death

The idea I had in my mind when I started working on Resurrection Corporation was to adapt Edgar Allan Poe’s story The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar in an animated version, in fact the original title of the project was Neurotic Hypnotic from Beyond the Grave. Entering below in collaboration with the screenwriter

[Reviews]

The Strange, Sad Saga of Alphonso DeNoble

Rondo Hatton (1894-1946) — an actor whose facial and bodily features were distorted by a condition called acromegaly — was tastelessly touted in the 1940s as the only movie monster who didn’t need makeup. He typically played characters with names like The Creeper, Moloch the Brute, and Mario the Monster Man. Three decades later, Los

[Creator Corner]

Kamya — Indie Horror Movie Made in Maryland

Directed by Stephon and Christian White and written by Stephon White, Kamya follows a young woman that has hours to close a deal at work during the coronavirus pandemic while battling an ancient demon that arrived on her doorstep. Kamya‘s cast and crew are made up of talent local to the Washington Metropolitan area. Some

[Reviews]

The Suffocating Horror of ‘In a Glass Cage’

There was no logical reason that I feared iron lungs as a child. The medical devices were not in wide use during my lifetime; I certainly never knew anyone who used one. Still, I was both repelled and fascinated by the very idea of a machine that did your breathing for you and kept you

[Interviews]

Looking Back at Tempting Jack — HL Talks to the Shining Actress Lia Beldam

The Shining recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary, and considering it’s my favourite horror movie of all time, I couldn’t let this year pass without creating something to mark the occasion. Before all the Covid chaos engulfed the world, I had the absolute pleasure to briefly chat with a lady who got to experience life in

[Reviews]

Revisiting the Movie that Warped My Mind as a Child

When you’re a kid, movies can get to you in a way that they just can’t when you’re grown up. By the time you’re in elementary school, you know a lot about what’s supposedly “real” and what’s supposedly “unreal,” but the line between those worlds is blurrier. Generally, your imagination is a lot more active

[Reviews]

Amazon Prime Roulette: Death Blood 4 (2019)

Well, it’s been a couple of months since I did an Amazon Prime Roulette article. The first entry in this series, a review of the Swedish film Draug (2018), was not exactly a smashing success, largely because I had no idea what was going on in that one. But today, I’m giving myself a chance

[Movies]

Adolph Caesar: The Voice from Hell

As much as I love a good horror movie, especially a gory one with no socially-redeeming-value whatsoever, I may love a good horror trailer even more. At their best, these brief previews can allow us to enjoy all the most exciting parts of a movie without having to sit though all the extraneous plot and

[Creator Corner]

Parasite in the Park — Body Horror Short Film

Be wary of the things you can’t see… Directed by Anthony R. Risen and written by Drew Hellmich and Anthony R. Risen, Parasite in the Park follows the story of a young boy that gets infected by an alien parasite and begins to wreak havoc on his neighborhood. With a cast and crew of both

[Reviews]

No, You Did Not Imagine ‘Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies’

If you were a ’70s kid raised on Saturday morning cartoons, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies (1972) might seem like a fever dream you once had years ago and then buried deep within your subconscious. Was there really a made-for-TV movie combining the beloved Looney Tunes characters with the monstrous, but