Let’s Support Preacher Six!

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Alrighty, Everyone! Let’s get together and talk about supporting Independent Films!

So I’m cruising the Twitterverse when a lovely group called Hollywood Magic Productions sent me a message asking for some support for their new project, Preacher Six. So I follow the white rabbit to their GoFundMe page to check out what this project is.

Honestly, they had me at “If you like Quinten Tarantino films, you’ll love this one!!” Who doesn’t love Tarantino? Anyway, the page goes on to describe this project as Taxi Driver meets Sin City….I fucking love Sin City!

Of course, when you generously donate to this project, you’ll get awesome rewards such as: a Shout Out on Twitter, a signed Postcard, a signed DVD, name in Credits, etc. Obviously, you’ll need to check out the GoFundMe page HERE to see the rewards that go with the amount of donations.

Anyway, check out their page and go on their Twitter HERE and see what’s up!

Check this out!

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Flatliners….The Sequel?

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Ok kiddos. It looks like Hollywood is going back to the sequel/reboot game. This time we’ll be seeing the sequel to the 1990 movie FLATLINERS.

In case you don’t know what FLATLINERS(1990) is….It’s basically about a group of medial students who do the stereotypical mad scientist thing and ignore the “just because you can doesn’t mean you should philosophy”. They decide it will be an excellent idea to perform near-death experiences. What follows is a whole mess of shit from the Other Side haunting them.

So far we don’t have any other information other than who is directing(Niels Arden Oplev) and who is going to be in it. Personally, I’m ridiculously happy that I’m going to see Diego Luna’s beautiful face on the American Silver Screen again.

Just look at that smile….

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……..What was I saying? Oh right, FLATLINERS(2017)!

So far there isn’t much information about the film other than it’s a sequel, NOT a reboot, and it takes place 27 years after the original movie. There’s also a small list of cast members such as Kiefer Sutherland, Diego Luna, Ellen Page, and Nina Dobrev. The release date is also September 29, 2017. Hey! That’s my birth month!

Will you guys be watching it? I know I will.

“It’s Alive” is Every Parents’ Nightmare

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Written, Produced, and Directed by Larry Cohen

Starring: John P. Ryan and Sharon Farrell

I had the pleasure of catching this on the Turner Classic Movie channel during the Halloween season. I was surprised that day they had a number of Independent Horror movies. The one that caught my attention was “It’s Alive”. I’ve always heard about how this is a must-see movie from the ’70s. I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed!

The movie is centered around the Davis family. They’re that perfect nuclear family with the nauseating cookie cutter life. The future is only brighter now that the Davis family is expecting their second child. When it’s time for Baby #2’s arrival, nothing but chaos follows. Instead of a dimpled bundle of joy, the Davis had a murderous mutant who kills when he feels threatened. The whole city is on lockdown as the police carry out a search and destroy mission while the Davis family has to cope with the fact that their child is a killing machine.

I loved how this movie was basically the nightmare every parent faces when having children. One of the things that were being thrown around throughout the movie were environmental concerns. “Have you been exposed to radiation, Mrs. Davis?” or “Have you taken any new medication, Mrs. Davis?” were the big questions floating around the film. Even though this was filmed in the ’70s, that is something that still a constant fear today. How many of you have seen those commercials saying “If you’ve taken X Medication and your child is suffering from a disability, you may be eligible for compensation”? I’m not going to even touch the medical journals that tell you what’s good for the fetus and what isn’t.

 Anyway, 23 yr old Rick Baker was in charge of creating the creepy mutant baby. Before working on this he helped with the make up for The Exorcist. But it was It’s Alive that jump started his career which led to 7 academy awards for Best Make Up. Sometimes all it takes in an indie movie to give you that extra push you needed. Am I right?

But like most Indie movies it wasn’t a box office success. However it did do well in overseas. So later, Cohan asked the studio if it did well in London if they would re-release it. They agreed but didn’t think much of it. Imagine their surprise when it did well in London and it did better in the US after it’s re-release.

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“Death Stranding” Adds Our Favorite Cannibal!

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Fannibals Rejoice!! Our favorite cannibal has been added to the video game we’ve all been waiting for!

Death Stranding rose from the ashes of our burnt dreams when it was announced that Silent Hills wasn’t going to happen after all. After numerous tears were shed, we got a surprise when Hideo Kojima announced the game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016. The game will also have Norman Reedus as the main protagonist and director Guillermo del Toro.

Anyway, a new trailer came out with none other than Mads Mikkelsen as the games antagonist. I have no clue what the game is about or who the characters are. All I know is I want to play this game. XBOX gamers be warned! It’s going to be available on Playstation 4.

So who else can’t wait to get their hands on this!

Murder Ballads…Gotta Love Them!

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Ok…By now you know my love for the brilliant work of Terrance Zdunich. If not, you really need to get with the program and check out his work. Ever hear of Repo! The Genetic Opera? How about The Devil’s Carnival part 1 and The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia?

You won’t regret checking these out.

Anyways, during The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia Tour, Zdunich announced that he had a new project in the works called American Murder Song. Along with Saar Hendelman, this show is a collection of original murder ballads by Zdunich and Hendelman. That’s right MURDER BALLADS! Who knew songs about murder would be so much fun to listen to.

Sadly the American Murder Song Tour is over but the music is available for you to enjoy on itunes, Amazon, and Google Play. So far I’ve enjoyed most of the music, but my favorites have to be Sweet RosalieUnwed HenryMary, and Lullaby. Some of these song are funny, hauntingly beautiful, and creepy as fuck. I mean that in the best sense.

Find out more HEREon Facebookand on Twitter

If you were lucky enough to attend the Wake in your town, please let me know! I really want to know what it was like live!

Has It Really Been 3 Years?

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Honestly where has the time gone? Anyways, I know that we Damsels haven’t really been good little girls and kept up with this blog. I’m not gonna bother with some long winded explanation, just know that we’ll be doing our best to stay focused for the rest of the year.

While I’m at it I’d like to wish everyone an amazing Thanksgiving! Remember what you’re thankful for and hold on to it. For those brave souls who will venture out on Black Friday….God Speed!

We’ll be seeing you!

The Damsels

Women In Horror 2016!

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Yes indeed! It’s Women in Horror Month. The wonderful time where we get to appreciate women who contribute to the horror genre.

Last night in London, Jonathon Hughes(British gamer and Horror Enthusiast) put on a special night of  showcasing horror films made by women from across the globe. This special even was called “United In Blood”. Hughes has said,

“It has always been an ambition of mine to promote independent films. I have also wanted to make ‘Women in Horror Month’ truly relevant here in the UK, so what better way to do so than to host a night in honour of the ‘Femmes Fatales’ of the independent horror scene.” 

God bless you, Sir! Anyway, Damsel Cannibal and myself were unable to attend this shindig, but we were able to get our hands on a short film directed by Patricia Chica titled “Serpent’s Lullaby”.

This is a beautiful film about loneliness, loss, and love. One thing I do enjoy about horror is that it can make you feel more that just terror or gross you out.

“Serpent’s Lullaby” is about a mysterious and wealthy woman and how she may know the reason for the disappearances of infants in a small town. Through her eyes we see her loneliness and sorrow as she covets over what other women have and what she will never obtain.

I hope you have a chance to catch up on Women In Horror now matter the format. Also keep your eyes out for the following films also featured at “United In Blood”!

Kitty Kitty by Blair Bathory An Independent Short Horror film that utilises all practical effects and a creature suit to share the horrific fate of a girl who lies to get what and who she wants.

Vintage Blood by Abigail Blackmore. At a quirky vintage shop, owner Izzy must cope with a curse that threatens her boyfriend’s life.

The Paper Round by Katie Bonham. A psychological short horror that uncovers the gruesome reality behind a continuous cycle of events.

She by Chelsey Burdon. SHE follows a young couple who share a loveless and dispassionate relationship; no communication, affection or indication of attachment.

Seize The Night by Emma Dark. Renegade vampire assassin Eva has escaped from a secret bio-research compound. Hell bent on revenge she learns a terrible secret that may force her to unite with the devil she knows in order to defeat the greatest of all evils.

INK by Andy Stewart. A man takes the path of least resistance (and cost) in an attempt to turn his body into a work of art.

El Gigante by Gigi Saul Guerrero. A sadistic family captures a Mexican man who was crossing the Mexico/US border illegally.

Gimp by Kate Shenton. Black comedy about a gimp, a dominatrix and an alarm clock.

Call Girl by Jill Sixx Gevargizian. In one man’s attempt to exploit his date night via video-chat, he ends up sharing something far more disturbing. Some people like to watch. Do you?

Dys by Maude Michaud A strange disease is plaguing the city. Hoping to escape contamination, Eva and Sam, an estranged married couple, are forced to barricade themselves in their apartment despite the palpable tension between them. Now forced into isolation in their small living space, they struggle with their own frailty in a world that can only offer the worst horrors imaginable.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

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Sorry for the delay! I’ve been having a little too much fun with Instagram. That’s right, The Damsels have dabbled with that gizmo everyone uses to share pictures of their meals with people who don’t give a damn. Anyways, I realized that sometimes a picture can relay a meaning better than words.

So follow our Instagram: dwchorror

Come see what shenanigans we’re up to!

“Blood Curdling” Isn’t Just a Cliché Anymore

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I’ll watch horror if I want to!

So…I was cruising around the interwebs when I found this article about how horror movies can be bad for your health. Yet another thing that I love that can be bad for me…is there anything out there that is fun anymore?

According to The Science Times, people who watch horror movies can have an increase in a blood clotting protein called Factor VIII. Basically, scientists took blood from their test subjects before showing them movies. They were also asked a series of questions like gauging their fears on a scale from 0 to 10. One group watched a documentary while the other watched Insidious. Afterwards, the scientists took another sample of blood and found an increase in Factor VIII with the horror group. However, this increase won’t do anything to damage your health.

Personally, I would have chosen The Conjuring as the movie to show the horror group. Or maybe Earthlings. Granted Earthlings isn’t a horror movie but it’s super graphic.

So……FUCK YOU, SCIENCE! I can still watch as much horror movies as I want!!

“The Babadook” A Mother’s Guide to Insanity

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Written/Directed: Jennifer Kent

Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West

Holy Fuck this movie freaked me out!

Long story short: Amelia(Essie Davis) is a single mother who is at her wits end with her son, Samuel(Noah Wiseman). He sees monsters everywhere and his behavior gets worse when they discover a book called The Babadook. Samuel believes that the Babadook is real but Amelia doesn’t. So what happens with all the things in the book start to happen for real? Is she crazy or is the Babadook genuinely terrorizing her?

I’ll say it again…Holy Fuck this movie freaked me out! I love when a movie focuses more on the suspense and no visual of the big bad wolf. It really made you question whether the Babadook was real or if Amelia was having a mental breakdown. Throughout the movie you see this poor woman trying balance her miserable existence with a job she hates, a child she can’t control, a sister who a snobbish jerk, and the loss of her husband. Granted, her husband died seven years prior to this but I guess people grieve differently.

Anyway, her descent into madness is really hard to watch. I mean she gets really short with her son, she starts having hallucinations of cockroaches everywhere, the freaking book keeps popping up even after she destroys it, she crashes her car, kills her dog, etc. Shit just keeps happening to this poor woman. I couldn’t help but think that this situation kind of fits the criteria for demonic possession. There are three steps, you know. Infestation, Oppression, and Possession. But I’m rambling…..

Really in the end it felt like a mix between The Exorcist, Poltergeist, and a hint of The Conjuring! It was creepy and fun to watch!

That ending, though…I guess you’ll just have to watch so you’ll see what I mean…

I give it an A+