Let’s Raise Funds for a Horror Movie!

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So I stumble on this and thought….why not talk about it. Jennifer Nangle is looking for some funding for a horror movie she wants to make based on a true story. According to the indiegogo website, she grew up in a haunted house and thought that it would make a great film. The video above talks more about it. Her goal is to reach $2,500 for make-up, editing, special effects, etc. so far she’s made it to $1,560. So if you want to donate you better hurry. You’ve got 18 days before donations closes. The website also has a list of rewards you can receive based on the amount you donate. For example, for $25 you’ll get a shout out on twitter and facebook, a special thank you, a secret link to behind the scenes clips, and a credit at the end of the film. I like a good ghost story, so let’s see if we can make this lady’s dream come true.

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/jennifer_nangle

https://twitter.com/demonic_attach

https://www.facebook.com/demonicattachment?fref=nf

Donate Here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/demonic-attachment#home

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The Inheritance (2011)

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“What black family holds a family reunion in the middle of winter? Do they ski?”

“I don’t think so.”

“Will they barbecue?”

“Probably.”

From that point on, I was sold. And shortly after that the white characters died. Written and directed by Robert O’Hara, this ancestral haunting stars Golden Brooks (Girlfriends, remember?), Rochelle Aytes, Keith David, Shawn Michael Howard, and Darrin Dewitt Henson. It’s a typical black  family reunion movie…until, of course, the ghost of Chakabazz rises from the slave fields to slay the next generation.

I liked this movie. Think “Cabin in the Woods” but with black people. The elder family members lure their cousins into a remote house. Some of the cousins are there to beg them for money. Others are genuinely there to pay their respects. The stoned and hapless cousins find a drum and a cursed book in the living room. They chant what the book says,  unwittingly unleashing the spirit of their slave-ancestor, Chakabazz into the house. However the elders are in on the haunting from the beginning, and actively help the spirit to murder their nieces and nephews. They believe that by sacrificing one generation, they will grant everlasting prosperity to the next. What starts as an innocent family gathering quickly turns into an amusing gore-fest. I don’t usually like slasher films, but this one was unique and reminded me very much of “The Skeleton Key.” The forest scenes are unsettling. Scariest highlights: when the elders write “the flesh is the strength!” on the windows in blood and dismember a person.

All in all I recommend this movie. It’s watchable and has an unconventional premise. I’d give it a B. Great to watch with family! Har har har…

Devil Movies on the Rise

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Is it just me or is Hollywood desperate for movies about Satan’s minions?

Seriously, everytime my dad and I go to the movies there are three horror movie trailers playing back to back. At first it used to freak me out(you can thank Paranormal Activity for that) but now it’s just getting a little boring. The reason why I’m so bored with these movies is because they’re generally the same story.

It’s either one of these storylines:  haunted house, cursed object, demonic possession, or “based on true events”.

Here’s a list of movies that are coming out this year:

 First on the list is “Occulus”, the story about a sister and brother trying to prove that it was a cursed mirror that turned their father into a killer. As much as I like the idea of Amy Pond being off on her own solving a case of the killer mirror, I can’t help but think….WHERE’S RORY?!

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This next one is called “The Quiet Ones”. This falls in the “Based Off a True Events” and demonic possession category. This is about a group of students who perform an experiment to prove that ghosts and demons are things we make up in our minds. This is supposed to be based off a true story but after reading this article this movie is very very very very far from the supposed true event. Thanks but I’ll pass.

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The last movie I want to talk about is “Deliver Us From Evil”. This also falls into the “true events” and maybe hauntings category. This is based on the eye witness accounts of NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie as he battles evil. I might check out the book first before I watch this one, just so I have something to compare it to.

Same old same old. But If you’re into these kinds of movies then by all means check them out. Just remember that you’re probably watching something that’s predictable.

Jessica’s Room: A Review

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Director: Erik J. Knight

Starring: Erik Knight, Deacon Ledges, James Warnock, Allison King, David Jite, James Fowler, and John Demitri

Now this is what Indie Horror is about! It’s not about the budget, it’s about the presentation.

The film is about a haunted(or possessed) house where a girl named Jessica Owens murdered her parents and a couple other adults. When ghost hunter John Street dies in the house, he close friend Sevin gathers a small group to investigate Street’s death. You have Melanie, Eddie, Mark, and Steve that make up his rag-tag group. Melanie is the one who doesn’t want to be there, Eddie is Sevin’s support, and then there’s Mark and Steve who are the comic relief to the film.

This film was made on a $5,000! It’s also important to add that Mr. Knight knew absolutely nothing about film making. That being said, this was a great start! Like I said, this is what Indie Horror is all about. While watching this on youtube, I couldn’t help but frown at the comments. Many viewer complained about the acting…IT’S A $5,000 BUDGET! You’re not going to find Jennifer Garner or Brad Pitt anywhere. Honestly I thought that the amateur acting was charming.

Now the effect were what kept me hooked. Scared the shit out of me! Not in a bad way where I won’t sleep, but in the best way where I’m like “holy crap! This is awesome!” I’m definitely going to recommend this to all my friends.

Here’s the video!