Movies Galore takes a look at director Brad Sykes feature film “Bewitching” from 2004!

Written by David Strege

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Brought to us by Leo Films also produced by the Witchcraft series David Sterling, written by the nefarious Polonia brothers… is a film directed by “Camp Blood” Trilogy fame Brad Sykes.

So in the begginning of the film we see a stage set up with candles of sorts as we see two woman one with a dagger another just there as the woman with the dagger stabs the other then chants some type of incantation or spell… before she’s able to complete the spell some officers arrive and shoot her several times but her body turns to ash….

Twenty years later, Mellisa (Lane-Block) and her group of theatre students Derek (Burke) a love interest, Natasha (Lombardo) who dreams are of foreboding dread Simon, Sherry, and Greg… are forced to abandon their school stage for her distasteful adaptation of the Salem Witch trials for an abandoned Hollywood playhouse unbeknownst to them that has a history of violence…

A retired Detective Kelley (Walters) has warned Melissa to stay away from the place for its evil but she is determined to make a fresh start of it and get the place ready for action…

During a rehersal with a spell book and some artifacts that Natasha and Melissa found in the building, Melissa unleashes a witch Ramona Blackwood (Titcher) that begins to go on a killing spree…

Now I don’t know what was going on with the sound but I kept hearing music out of one speaker andvoices out another and to me you should hear both through equally…. but then again having it that way made it a bit more eerie.

Production values were very low as for some of the swings and the knife slashes were made with simple swish sounds and what could be considered audio recordings…

The acting wasn’t bad so that wasn’t an issue the problems I feel were audio but on that note the film was watchable and decent.  Did I myself enjoy it? Yes. Would I recommend it? Not a film for everyone but to me I felt it was short.  Certainly a storyline… enjoy!

Starring Alan LaPolice as Simon, Will Burke as Derek, Philip Faiss as Ronny Misbach, Joe Haggerty as Drunk man, Shana Lane-Block as Melissa, Sunny Lombardo as Natasha, Michael Maples as
Greg, Alexandra Scarborough as Sherry, Rossitza Titcher as Ramona Blackwood, Don Walters as Detective Kelly, David Allen Graf as Tanner, John Rawling as Mr. Rickard, Beverly Lynne as Female Victim, Robert Caslava as Cop 1, Steve Worley as Cop 2, Jeff Colbert as Cop 3, Bryan Dobbs as Student 1, Mark Overholt as Student 2.

Movies Galore takes a look at director Kevin McTurk’s Marrionette short film “The Narrative of Victor Karloch” from 2012!

Written by David Strege

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After seeing Kevin McTurk’s “The Mill At Caulders End” I was very fascinated on the detail of the marrionettes and the animation technique that Kevin put into the designs of his earlier short film “The Narrative of Victor Karloch from 2012.

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We are introduced to the voice of Christopher Loyd as Victor Karloch as this character is a collector of Artifacts and tomes of ancient and antique as Victor spins a tale of William Merriweather Voiced by Elijah Wood on a cargo freight with a Professor Gregor Marley Voiced by Maurice LaMarch about to cast to the depths of the ocean in search of treasure… the spear of order as legend tells was in fact what killed The once and future king…

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I get a feeling this film is influence by Jules Verne as Merriweather is visited by spirits evil and haunting and though the mouths do not move the narration and the feel of creepy is indefinite.

Again the details down to the period sea equipment, the suit,  the deep sea diving to leagues under the sea is uncanny.  I love the story and it mystery… but I wanted to see more and hope to… there’s an aura of doom to this film and I loved it. Well done…

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Starring Maurice LaMarche as Professor Gregor Marley (voice), Christopher Lloyd as Victor Karloch (voice), Elijah Wood as
William Merriwether (voice).

Movies Galore takes a look at director Jeremy Gardner’s “The Battery” from 2012!

Written by David Strege

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Brought to us by O. Hannah Films and Raven Banner Entertainment is director/ actor Jeremy Gardners debut feature “The Battery.”

Former baseball players Ben (Gardner) and Mickey (Cronheim) are stuck in a form of a Zombie Apocalypse across a desolate and deserted New England landscape, foraging for food and fending themselves when neccesary.

Thing is both are as different in personality and in order to survive they must work together to get through the loneliness of the road and the emptiness of the once busy towns and cities…

When Mickey over hears a broadcast of a supposed city of potential survivors Mickey wants to go and find it while Ben just wants to have things stay the same… used to being on the road with I think his supposed bro for company.  Now I see that Mickey has hope and Ben is more of the enjoys killing type…

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Oh the film starts out pretty decently the music being a southern feel… my problem is that it just feels like they put two young men in front of a camera with a bunch of zombies some really cool music with some interesting nature shots. With sixty minutes of worthless time of breathing and being cooped up while Mickey was waiting for Ben to come back in the end…

This was a very slow and boring film almost zero Zombie action seen through half of the film.  To me a zombie film is actually seeing the living dead for more than a few minutes actually staggering after some stuttering actors.  When did it get so cut and dry with guns and already dead corpses…

I enjoy a really good zombie film even some humoristic qualities… what I did like was the soundtrack kind of sounded similar to Modest Mouse which was an era of music I grew up on but in there is no chemistry I feel between these two men…

Maybe im just not getting the vibe that others feel from this film but I do think that Adam is the redeeming character and keeps it somewhat interesting… to a point.  I tried to enjoy this film I just couldn’t.  If others do this was just my opinion and i know that others loved it for when it came out I didn’t have the money for it at the time and couldn’t find it for awhile but when I finally did I just didn’t like it…

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Although when Mickey masterbated to the zombie outside the car that was a little off… lol. Probably the best part of the film and the only reason while I’ll remember anything about the film besides the soundtrack… sorry guys…

Starring Jeremy Gardner as Ben, Adam (Cronheim) as Mickey, Niels Bolle as Jerry, Alana O’Brien as Annie, Jamie Pantanella as Egghead, Larry Fessenden as Frank, Kelly McQuade as Laura, Eric Simon as
Basement Zombie, Ben Pryzby as
Dead Zombie by Lake, Sarah Allen as
Dead Zombie by Lake, Nichole Kinnett as
Car Zombie, Lyles Williams IV as Motel Zombie Guy, Olivia Bonilla as Motel Zombie Girl, Elise Stella as Fresh Slut Zombie, Matt Bacco as Mickey’s First Kill, Cynthia Stilson-Shook as Zombie.

Movies Galore takes a look at writer/Director Christopher Alexander’s “Queen of Blood” from 2014, Sequel to “Blood For Irina” from 2012!

Written by David Strege

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Brought to us again by Autonomy Pictures distributed along with his first feature “Blood For Irina” Christopher Alexander brings us a sequel where he has Irina as Reborn…

Irina (Henry) is discovered by a Woodsman set in the Wild West as a part of or start of a Vampire Plague… where I in his first feature I said something about the slowness and that it wasn’t my cup of tea… I have renewed appreciation for “Blood For Irina” seeing this second feature as I feel it is an altogether surrealistic venture into a past and am now understanding the vision that (Alexander) meant to portray…

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There is a religious presence is a bygone world of sin and the devil and there’s a moment of realization I see in the preist (Ogilvie) as the blood-soaked Irina wanders the woods… only trying to survive but leaving a trail of blood in her wake…

What I didn’t touch on in the first film as I will in this second film is there is a sense of ertoca as well.   A gore factor that to the eye of the experimental gore enthusiast will certainly enjoy I also like a lot of westerns so having this flare of time period where the first film seemed set in like a 70s setting, where “Queen of Blood” has a frontier like atmosphere…

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(Alexander) I feel captures an aloneness of the frontier life where a woman and her unborn son appear to be waiting for whom I think was her husband, (meaning the Woodsman), and this priest senses evil as he comes across Irine’s random Victims…

Though in not normally a fan of this kind of surrealistic cinematography I thoroughly enjoyed this feature and feel now a connection to the first that there wasn’t before.

Also realizing the director composed the scores of these two films I enjoyed the music behind both films as well… I don’t renig that these weren’t slow films but now hsving seen both I understand it’s beauty and their place… I still think there should be more action and speaking but in order for me to understand the first film I think I had to see this film…

I certainly recommend this film for its cinematography and some reason I enjoyed it I can’t fully explain it all but that’s only me. Enjoy!

Here is the Trailer:

Starring Carrie Gemmell as Widow, David Goodfellow as Woodsman, Shauna Henry as Irina, Kevin ‘ohGr’ Ogilvie as Preacher (as Nivek Ogre).

 

Movies Galore takes a look at Fangoria writer/Director Christopher Alexander’s “Blood For Irina” from 2012!

Written by David Strege

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Working with Autonomy Pictures and distributed by Intervision Picture Corp if Fangoria Editor in Cheif’s first directorial debut, “Blood For Irina” by Christopher Alexander.

Bringing us to a seaside town of sorts, zeroing in on an almost deserted hotel, chipped and worn we hear whispers… as we are introduced to Irina (Henry) lips dripped in blood, as it seems in the next moment she’s getting ready to go out on the town, its night…

Irina appears to be alone as she stares out into the either sea or lake port… she walks through almost empty, cobblestone streets, hearing only the beating of hearts.

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As I watch I realize this isn’t a speaking film… it’s camera angles and sounds meshed up into a dreamlike sequence…

Irina brings back a victim to this motel, very subtly there is a man (D. Goodfellow) baring witness, watching in advertantly being a third person of the story whether a person of her past or a haunting presence of her present or a variation of her future is left up to the imagination… but what we do uncover is that Irina needs blood to survive so whether she is a vampire or a just a blood drinker is hard to say.

My problem is that it is very slow but I can see that a person with an artistic eye could very well enjoy this film or feature as it is Avent Garde and has some beauty and Mystique.

This Wasn’t my cup of tea, but I am glad that I did watch it to understand why a film maker would create a film with almost no speaking involved. To reply on images and suggestion to tell a story is a unique form and I have respect for this type but to keep me interested I need a bit more action.  I almost call this and only to myself a part of the “Only Lovers Left Alive” Generation… a theory in which a story on film is told in the slowest of ways with 70s colors and slow monotonous almost to the extent of putting one to sleep kind of film.

As I said to someone with a cameras eye I could see very well how it could be reguarded as a possible art form and style that may be revered by some but it was hard for me to keep my attention on what was happening.

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On another level the cobble stone streets and village shops were a unique filming area… to me when it tapped into some of the memories of Irene’s past and her awakening did it become more enjoyable…

Ultimately it is up to the viewer which is you to what you like this just wasn’t my type of film.  I tried to like it maybe it was to be like a dream… my synopsis Irina has a blood adddiction and just kept going  and remembering her victims of days past while she was dying and the mysterious man a possible lover that couldn’t help but clean up her mess and be there even to clean up her messes… and the girl in pink hair is almost a kindred spirit…

Starring Shauna Henry as Irina, Carrie Gemmell as Pink, David Goodfellow as
Man, Andre Becker as Victim, Mark Goodfellow as Child, Jason Tannis as
Monster, Brenden Crowells

Movies Galore Interviews HMM’s films director Daniel Murphy and Producer Tom Komisar on “And Then You Die” “Night of the Dolls” “House of Whores 1 & 2”, and “Blood Moon River”!

Interview Written by David Strege

With Daniel Murphy and Tom Komisar of HMM Films.

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MG: First let’s begin begin with your names, where your from, and What were your inspirations for becoming a director and or writer of independent films?

DM: Hi, My name is Dan Murphy I am from Crawley in England, UK. I used to run a horror movie website for a few years and i got in to Indie film by reviewing them for other people. I went to school for acting and theatre studies so it has always been a big part of my life! and Horror has always been my fav genre.

TK: My name is Tom Komisar, I’m originally from Los Angeles California…I’ve been a fan of horror movies since I was a little kid…I used to write short stories when I was young. I always wanted to write screenplays and make my own movies…I decided to quit dreaming about it and start doing it. So I started reading screenplays online to teach myself how they were done. My first screenplay was a feature length film. A guy I worked with at the time also wanted to start making films. He was going to college for Audio/Visual production. The head of the department let us use their cameras as long as we used their students to help out. We filmed the movie over 4 days…it wasn’t very good hahaha…but it was a fun experience and we learned a lot.

MG: Why did you choose horror? Or at least the genre your creating in Independent Film?

DM: I grew up watching horror flicks with my Dad and was hooked for life! plus you can do so much with a horror movie! we try to include something for everyone, when it comes to gore, scares and laughs!

TK: I was always a big fan of horror and monsters. I had an old black and white TV in my room when I was a kid and I used to stay up late and watch Japanese Monster movies all night.

MG: What kind of challenges did you have in making “And Then You Die”?

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DM: This was my first movie so it came with many challenges, we learned everything as we went really. But we kept if fun and everyone worked together to make it happen!

TK: I met Dan while he was making “And Then You Die” so I’ll leave that question for him…

MG: “The Night of the Dolls”?

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DM: Night of the Dolls was a very smooth shoot, i guess the hardest part was teaching some of the cast how to “pretend” to play instruments lol.

TK: Night of the Dolls had a pretty big cast…I think the biggest challenge was scheduling the shooting days…we had to shoot it on weekends over several months, and change the schedule quite a bit due to different circumstances. But in the end, once everyone was on set, things went fairly smooth…I can’t think of anything that was too crazy…the cast and crew worked great together…like one big family…other than the heat, and people driving past our set with no mufflers on their cars haha!

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MG: “House of Whores 1 or 2”?

DM: Both movies we filmed in just a few days and also went very smooth. The content is very extreme so some scenes were a bit crazy to shoot. But as i said before we are a laid back bunch so really there were no issues! Even though i had the flu the whole time we filmed part 1.

TK: House of Whores 1 was a dream! A piece of cake…we came up with the idea and literally shot it at Dan’s house over a weekend…I LOVED filming Part 1…Now, House of Whores Part 2? That was a different story haha! We had a lot of crazy shit going on while making that movie…no specifics, but we had a main character drop out on the day we were shooting, we had to rewrite half the movie on set because we didn’t have a replacement AND the person that was letting us use their house forgot to inform his wife (who was out of town) that we had a bunch of half naked girls running around the house haha! There were other things…but I’ll leave it at that!

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MG: “Blood Moon River”?

DM: We had some VERY long days/nights but again the shoot was scheduled very well and outside of one of the original cast dropping out after we started filming it went very well!

TK: Poison Ivy and our poor actors having to go back into that freezing cold nasty pond to do take after take…they were troopers though…but I felt bad for them.

MG: Did you have a favorite scene or shot you remember that you can share from And Then You Die”?

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DM: I really like the tree death scene. We had 3 kills in mind for these characters, but we went with this kill and i’m glad we did! it was the hardest to shoot, but i’m very happy with how it turned out.

TK: Another question for Dan.

MG: “Night of the Dolls”?

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DM: The music video shoots were fun, BUT also HELL! it was so hot in that building, so these shoots i will always remember. My fav shoot was the bar fight scene. A couple walked away with bruise and scraps but we all had A LOT of fun doing it!

TK: The last shot on the last day…we were at Dan’s place after shooting all day…we had one more shot to do at a location down the street…we forgot that we needed some fake semen for this scene…Dan’s wife Judy mixed some powdered sugar and milk together in a cup, it looked perfect…while we were shooting the scene, we had a tube attached to the actor and when the semen started coming out of the tube Dan started gagging haha! It was awesome!

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MG: “House of Whores 1 or 2”?

DM: The casting couch interviews were definitely my favorite for part 1, we had a different opening in the script and changed it last minute to what you see now. it was all made up on the spot and completely made the movie and the characters what they are today! it would not have been the same without this scene BIG thanks to R J Cecott for taking the reigns on that one!

The game show scenes with Porn Star Riley Grey were a tonne of fun to shoot so i think that is my answer for part 2!

TK: House of Whores 1…the “Pee” scene with Dan and Linda Schrader. House of Whores 2…ramming the Dildo Gun into AC McCray’s mouth haha!

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MG: “Blood Moon River”?

DM: The whole movie was so much fun! I can’t pick a scene because this flick is so versatile if that makes sense! we have a lot going on so each scene has it good points! The skinny dipping scene was the toughest to shoot though, did it over 2 days separated between a couple of months dude to a schedule conflict so that was fun to edit lol

TK: The final scene of the movie was the last scene we shot as well. It was a super long day and it got cold as hell inside that machine shop…but everybody pulled together and we got some fantastic shots that night…to be honest, the whole movie was like that…very long days…but a very dedicated cast and crew got the job done…we’re very very happy!

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MG: Where did you happen to film “And Then You Die”,”Night of the Dolls”, “House of Whores 1 or 2”? and or “Blood Moon River”?

DM: All of the movies were filmed in or around Winamac, IN we had a lot of help from local businesses and people, allowing us to shoot on their property etc. we have been very lucky as far as that goes. THANK YOU WINAMAC, IN!

TK: Night of the Dolls was mainly filmed in the town of Winamac Indiana…, House of Whores 1 was filmed at Dan’s house in Winamac. House of Whores 2 was filmed in Noblesville and Winamac Indiana.  Blood Moon River? Out in the woods somewhere… where were we Dan? Lol!

MG: Who were your make up artists for “And Then You Die”,”Night of the Dolls”, “House of Whores 1 & 2”, and your newest “Blood Moon River”? And how were your relationships with any of them during any of these productions?

DM: We like to use Harry McCane F.X, he is a great guy and can do anything! his first movie was Night of the Dolls and its been fun watching him grow! the guy is VERY talented!

TK: Night of the Dolls and House of Whores Part 2 was Harry McCane. Blood Moon River was Harry McCane and Laura Newman.

MG: How do you think your characters or effects turned out after production for “And Then You Die” and or “Night of the Dolls”?

DM: We did all of our own F.X for And then YOU die! there are things i would do differently now if i could but for the most part i’m happy with the kills! its a fun movie to watch and it is supposed to be a bit cheesy so that helps! Night of the Dolls came out great though, so no complaints there.

MG: “House of Whores 1 & 2” and or “Blood Moon River”?

DM: I am very happy with the F.X in these movies! Harry did a great job in Blood Moon River, he even made his first (SPOILER ALERT) Head, and it turned out great. The HOW’s movies are also supposed to be very comical so yes i have no complaints for these movies either!

TK: We’re very happy with our effects. Harry McCane is our SFX specialist and he always takes good care of us. We have detailed discussions in our preproduction meetings to make sure we have a solid game plan before any production begins.

MG: Did you have any problems casting for any of these four features of yours? And how was your relationship with your casts and the rest of your crew or crews for your movies.

DM: No, we have never had any trouble! we have a super close group and hand pick everyone so they fit in and get along, everyone has a good positive passionate attitude which def helps when you are making movies. We try to avoid any drama. If you can’t have fun doing this, you shouldn’t be doing it! It is what we love, it has to be fun!

TK: We’ve been lucky…we’ve never had a problem with casting. Sometimes due to scheduling you may have to recast someone, but overall, we have a great circle of actor friends that we can always count on.

MG: Is there anything else that you’d like to ad? If you have some possible new film in development or an older project why don’t you tell us a little more about it? If not will we see more of your talent?

DM: We have A LOT going on right now, we are hosting a horror film festival this Oct called the Midwest Horror Fest, find out more here: http://www.midwesthorrorfest.com PLUS we have teamed up with Heidi Moore to produce Dolly Deadly 2. Pre production is well underway and we hope to shoot in June/July this year! it is a Rock Horror Musical!

Thanks for for taking the time to interview us, means a lot!

TK: We are currently working on Dolly Deadly 2. It’s a Punk rock musical sequel to Heidi Moore’s Dolly Deadly…The script is completed and I’m currently working on the soundtrack…we hope to start filming it this Summer. And we also have the Midwest Horror Fest coming up this October! We are very excited about that! 

MG: Well Mr. Daniel Murphy and Mr. Tom Komisar we thank you so much for your time and for letting me dig deep inside your Twisted Minds!

TK: Thank YOU! We appreciate your support.

Movies Galore takes a look at director Andreas Marschall’s “Masks” from 2011!

Written by David Strege

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Now I realize this was filmed back in 2011 and it’s probably Been reviewed countless time already but this film really took me back to the 80’s with such masterpiece’s like Dario Argento’s Suspiria which I feel this film has a very strong influence from…

Directed by Andreas Marschall (Tears of Kali, Graphic artist behind the film posters of Jorg Buttergeit’s film posters for Nekromantik 1 and 2) with prestige and a slow journey into the violence that can be displayed silently behind gritted teeth and steel reserve… From Reelgore Releasing..

I’ll be honest I wish it had been dubbed as it always hard for me to enjoy subtitled films, understand I want to watch a film not read the entire way but the beauty of this film enchanted myself into its spiral web of a tale…

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Stella (Ermich) is a beautiful aspiring actress, tired of failed auditions and almost at her wits end is told of a prestigious school from Berlin, the Matteusz Gdula Institute that had a peculiar method of Teaching that she should audition for with strict acting classes.

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In the 70s a teacher by the name of Matteusz Gdula practiced a specific method of acting that killed many students then later committed suicide…

When Stella first arrives at the Institute she arrives with her boyfreind.  As with all schools this one is run with many competitive young students as veterans of the class treat Stella like the “New Girl On The Block” and in the first audition we meet another stronger character of the film one of the Head Mistress’s Roza Janowska (Ritter).

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After a few days of settling in a guest of the school and possibly a former student is allowed back to class her name is Cecile (Witt) whom Stella reluctactantly and instantly become freindly with one another (in more ways then one).

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As Stella had arrived at the school there was a girl that had run in front of her boyfriends car that the police came to investigate about… and about this time Cecile disappeared as well…

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After returning to class the next day realizing Cecile wasn’t to return Stella and another female student whom was already a rival had a heated argument and fight which brought about being expelled from the class… but not from the school…

Madame Janowska then took her to some rooms within the school to teach her the Gdula Method…

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There I will stop there are things I didn’t mention but when I watched this film the other night for the first time it really made an impact on me.  I’m almost dead sure the acting was phenomenal on Susan Ehrmich’s end as well as Janowski’s character… there was an erotic feel to the film as well that fealt haunting…andmaybe it seems I’m writing a lot of big and pretty words about the film but this one was really enjoyable for myself.

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There was certainly a twist and I believe agenerous nod to the Italian Gailo from the 60s and 70s.  Well Done. I most assuredly recommend for all horror fans and hope you enjoyed my thoughts on the film my Galoreans!

Starring Susen Ermich as Stella, Magdalena Ritter as Roza Janowska, Julita Witt as Cecile, Norbert Losch as Matteusz Gdula, Dieter Rita Scholl as Kaspar, Michael Siller as Florian, Marcel Trunsch as Reporter, Stefanie Grabner as Lenka, Teresa Nawrot as Yolanda, Sonali Wiedenhöfer as Valeri, Franziska Breite as
Britt, Katja Lawrenz as Lydia, Michael Balaun as Dr. Braun, Dominika Otlewska-Dräger as Teacher Dominika, Nadja Herzog as Frau Schreiber, Maximilian Rüthlein as
Siegfried Held, Nico Ousman Corr as Tommi, Simon Baptiste Mayer as Marc, Lena Coskuner as Dream Sister, Laura von Cappeln as Laura, Oliver Gruca as Daniel, Veronica Naujoks as Tia, Lisa Blaschke as Marie, Diana Klutt as Dana, Rudolf Hübner as Inspector, Nadine da Cruz Oliveira as
Police Officer, Dörte Manzke as Stella’s Mother, Mathilda Rademacher as Young Stella, Lucyna Bialy as Polish Singer, Andreas Lossau as Caretaker, Hans-Christian Görger as Caretaker Assistant, Caner Demir as Student, Daniela Rupprechter as Student, Janina Kulik as
Student, Sidem Güngören as Student, Simone Hofer as Student, Tima die Göttliche as Teacher (as Timo Lewandovsky), Beate Maria Schulz as
Teacher, Sophia Ritz as Teacher, Beatrice Valentino as Teacher, Anatol Weber as
Teacher, Lothar Wenz as Teacher, Peter Wittig as Teacher, Peter Donath as
Theater Director, Alexander Matakas as
Theater Actor, Rahel Marschall as
Child in Park, Nora Marschall as Child in Park, Jan-Philipp Jarke as Inspector Blonksteiner, Janina Klinger as Documentary Filmmaker, Olivera Becker as Zora, Zübeyde Bulut as Stine as Luise Ruhnau as Lia, Philip Jung as Bene, Tanja Hoffmann as Josy, Malin Dodin as Malin, Sarah Graf as Helen, Alexander Lammers as Lars.

Movies Galore takes a look at director Christopher G. Moore’s short film “Disengaged” from 2014!

Written by David Strege

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So this was an earlier short film directed by Christopher G. Moore once again with Cinema Fuel Productions from 2014.

From what it looks like Wendy Pickett (Koch) was left in a town filled with the living dead of the people she once knew including her fiancé who’d almost given her a ring…

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Wendy walked around in what I think was a containment zone washing the people she knew the neighbors she use to talk to keeping their skin I thin as fresh as she could… until the next day when she came out to check on them her fiancé had moved and so had everyone else…

I think this film was a somewhat romantic film about faithfulness even after the apocalypse but it also seemed like a moment in time when at least a few of the people had what seemed like drama going on in their lives But in the end your still totally fucked if your the only one left alive.

I definitely think that the effects of the zombies being frozen in time and brought to life was brilliantly portrayed plus a CGI raven that didn’t look too badly made…

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It was entertaining and a well worth the watch of an earlier film of Moore’s and I think audiences and fans of horror if having watched this would not have been disappointed. I hope you’ve enjoyed my thoughts…

Starring Alena Koch as Wendy Pickett, Katie Carpenter as Billie Jean, Gilly Conklin as Rhonda, Tracey Coppedge as
Ms. Carruthers, Lisa Gagnon as Audrey, Nick Karner as Alan Landry, Jarod Kearney as Jason, Jeffrey Moore as Dogwalker, Jennifer Pates as Holly, James Rippe as Jude.

Movies Galore takes a look at director Christopher G. Moore’s short film “Knob Goblins” from 2015!

Written by David Strege

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So I was surfing the Web as I’d just gotten finished reviewing Night of Something Strange when I came across a posting for a film called “Knob Goblins” so of course my curiosity was peaked… directed by Christopher G. Moore with Cinema Fuel Productions for 2015!

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So apparently a mental patient named R.J. (Williams) has been brought by Dr. Blair (Griffin) to a kind of an intervention of sorts as R.J.’s brother was killed by bleeding out from where his Knob should have been…

Dr. Blair has brought him to face his fears and that the nursery tale of the Knob Goblin R.J’s parents told really isn’t real… well… just a figment of his imagination …and they’d guessed sooo wrooong…

I think and feel that that were some excellent camera shots moving towards Dr. Blair as he was speaking not to mention some interesting puppetry handiwork with the creature….

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Story was simple amusing and mistifying a little so that the birth of this urban legend could be told…

i really liked this short film but I’d of liked to have seen more of it as in like a feature film.  I think a much larger story line could be used to bring this into feature length.

I recommend this for all horror and comedy lovers and hope you’ve enjoyed my thoughts…

Starring Jaysen P. Buterin as Snake, Yale Giffin as Dr. Blair, Tom Gore as Ron, Christopher Houldsworth as Burton, Michael Ray Williams as R. J.

Movies Galore takes a look at director Bazz Hancher’s “Films of a Broken Mind” anthology from 2013!

Written by David Strege

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To be honest I’m not really sure how I came across this anthology from Worcestershire Independent filmmaker Bazz Hancher distributed by LBM Video with White Raven Films  from 2013.

I think it’s very unique when a film maker can blend some of his already made short films into a feature film of sorts with a wraparound demon creature narrating the stories…

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In “Leon’s Broken Mind” we find a man in mourning Leon (Rowbotham) over his dear mum but the noises in his head will not stop as we see him devour his own pet hamster… Leon goes out to a local video shop finds a random horror film the owner just gives to him as it wasn’t even his to rent, but the owner to lean has turned into his dad… once home with the film Leon gives into the voices… and begins an od journey of becoming a killer…

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In “Bonour Monseur Trepas” A man has a nightmare of blood and winged things as he wakes up… grabs his mail then listens to some soothing music on his recordplayer… as he reads a headline of our previous story in fact…  I find this take a little odd as it seems Monseur Trepas (Varty) is an apparent run of the day next door neighbor serial killer as he seems to get enjoyment out of eating flesh and innards of animals and people… and a little bit of invited torture…

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In “Darkest Secrets” a woman named Maxine drives a man over to someplace that a man or something might turn up at…

Twelve months earlier it looks like a henchman of sorts an underboss name of Charles La Font goes after a woman to figure out what’s going on with a business deal that went sour in assuming with drugs and Ray Korvax and his Brother Ricky try leaving the criminal underworld not without baggage of their own…

La Font makes a huge calculation mistake in messing with Ray’s family to send a message not to fuck with him and a bloodbath ensues… and an unexpected Victor entails…

In “”The Rogue Film Maker” this is a documentary about Bazz Hancher and retrospectives from Ross Hancher and some of the actors in his short films feel about how they came into being in or with his journey into horror and being a film maker.

To me his strongest film will for me be Darkest Secrets though it’s hard to describe I’ve always loved The crime lord type concept where there’s a bit of an underworld and there’s a bit of a twist so it helps.  Now I think I will have a small partial leniency of like towards Leon as he was quite taken over by those voices… plus  Leon’s Broken Mind was quite gory and sadistic for the low budget he had…

In a weird way I enjoyed this psychotic trio of films I find it interesting that he will not be afraid to commit animal cruelty, plus I have my favorite of the shorts in my mind but I certainly would recommend this anthology for those who enjoy it doesn’t make sense but not supposed to. Plus I love how in the documentary some of them insult him or tell us they’ll never work with him again lol Enjoy!

Starring Bazz Hancher as Old Man/ Bar Man/ Himself, Kieron Hazel as Video Shop Proprietor, Mick Rendell as Father, Richard Rowbotham as Leon, Thomas Lee Rutter as Tramp/ Himself, Kelly Griffiths as Neighbour, Sarah Knowles as Daughter, James Underwood as Victim in the freezer/ Himself, Kevin Varty as Monsieur Trepas, Andrew Wright as Dad, Zoe Booth as Katie, Andrew Brakewell as Maxine’s Driver, John Cooper as Motor Bike Rider, Steve Coussens as Ray Korvax, Doug Forrester as Body Guard 2, Ross Hancher as Mac/ Himself, Jim Heal as Brian/ Himself, Jenny Knight as Maxine, Mark North as Police Officer, Simon Rathbone as Brians Mate, Sarah Rose as Carly, Richard Rowbotham as Nailer/ Himself, Joel Smith as Ricky, Richard Taylor as Mr. LaFont, David Ward as Mr. LaFonts Driver, Adam Woodhouse as Body Guard 1, Michael Stack as Himself, Richard Taylor as Narrator, Jules Underwood as Herself, Kim Ward as
Herself.