Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Horrorfest (NEWS)

Today is the DVD release date of the “8 Films to Die For” of 2007: Borderland, Crazy Eights, The Deaths of Ian Stone, Lake Dead, Mulberry Street, Nightmare Man, Tooth & Nail, and Unearthed. Did anyone go to the actual fest? I didn’t. The debacle of 2006 has now turned me off of actually ever attending an all day film festival again. But armed with the cheaper, time efficient, home-style options of fast forward, pause, or eject, I now have the power (and possibly even the desire) to brave some of these. Can anyone recommend which ones are good, and which ones to stay away from?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've heard that Ian Stone and Mulberry Street are both decent, but like you I did not bother attending the theatrical showings.

Anonymous said...

HAVENT SEEN ANY OF THE YET EITHER.

The Vicar of VHS said...

Mulberry Street is the only one I'm hearing anything positive about.

I watched a few from the first batch, and found them very very mixed. The Abandoned was okay (if a little boring, but Unrest actually made me mad at my TV. Still haven't watched Graverobbers, though, which I hear was the best of that fest.

Karswell said...

Yeah, of the first batch I saw Abandoned and thought it was pretty decent... not great but worth watching once. Also saw Dark Ride which was too terrible for words. Unrest I didn't hate as much as you obviously did but it was just okay. Reincarnation was the same old crapanese stuff we've seen a snoozillion times. I can't remember any of the other films so they must have been amazing!

Horror pariah said...

I saw MULLBERRY STREET,and i can honestly describe it as one of the few times in my life a film i saw seemed to breeze by me with no effect whatsoever.if that was one of the better ones...ihhh.

Anonymous said...

the other films were grave dancers, hamiltons, wicked little things, and peny dreadful.



all dreadful.

hunterrose said...

I currently own all 16 movies from both series (I didn't buy the extra Snoop Dog movie as... well... it just looked like crap). So far of this new set Nightmare Man, The Deaths of Ian Stone and Borderland have all been fairly good. Ian Stone is the best so far but Borderland deals with Santaria and is really quite disturbing and good. Nightmare Man is just a fun... girls running around half naked kind of old school horror flick. I enjoyed it.

Crazy Eights has the most star studded cast although they aren't HUGE stars they are recognizable. Unearthed was really bad. The creature was horrible. Tooth and Nail Looks like a poor mans Mad Max... wait... wasn't there another movie just like that? Haven't made it through Lake Dead or Mulberry St. yet but I will this weekend.

These so far are better than last years by far. I really liked Gravedancers until the (spoiler alert) giant CG head attacks them. It was almost as disappointing as the first Masters of Horror flick last season. I can't remember the name of the show but the monster was basically a giant CG puddle of oil. Yeah... up until then it was tense and scary... puddle of oil... NOT SCARY!!!! I wish they wouldn't use CG unless it could be pulled off convincingly... note to any directors reading this "Boogeyman" did not contain convincing CG. Nor did it contain acting but thats another story.

Hope that helps I ramble alot.

Karswell said...

Thanks for the reccomendations Hunter! I will add up the pros and cons here shortly and then attack my netflix queue.