Indie Horror

93 | The Ritual

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Director: David Bruckner

Writers: Joe Barton & Adam Nevill (novel)

Synopsis: Following a terrible tragedy, four friends decide to continue their group’s planned hiking trip through the virtually untouched wilderness of Sweden. However, when weather and injury force them to take a shortcut through the woods, the group soon realizes they’re being hunted by a sinister presence.

Intro/Outro music courtesy Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud

Do you enjoy haunted houses/forests? Would you enjoy them as much if the workers trapped you inside coffins? Shoved vomit in your face? If this sounds bananas to you, join the club. Next time you hear from us, we'll be reviewing Haunters: The Art Of The Scare, which covers this exact topic. Haunters is currently streaming on Netflix US.

92 | Mom and Dad


Writer/Director: Brian Taylor

Synopsis: The Ryans are a typical suburban upper middle-class family, complete with a mouthy teen girl, rambunctious little boy, a bored, ignored mom, and a dad who is mid-life crisis-ing real hard (and is also Nicolas Cage). One day, a mysterious signal begins to compel any parents exposed to it to murder their offspring, and their typical family struggles become a lot bloodier.

Intro/Outro music courtesy Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud

Up next - David Bruckner's segments have been the highlight of The Signal, V/H/S & The ABCs of Death. Now we get to see how he handles a feature film. Join us in two week's time for a review of The Ritual, now streaming on Netflix.

91 | Super Dark Times


Director: Kevin Phillips
Writers: Ben Collins & Luke Piotrowski

Synopsis: After a tragic accident, a group of high school-aged friends are forced to deal with the tragedy in their own ways. Adolescence is a gross and scary time on its own. But when you add in a horrible accident combined with impulsive, hormone-fueled teenage brains, you get something far scarier.

Intro/Outro music courtesy Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud

Next up, we'll be watching Mom and Dad, staring America's sweetheart, Nic Cage. This movie seems to essentially be a reverse Cooties and we are very much on board for it. Here's hoping Mr. Cage doesn't hold back with the crazy.

75 | We Go On

Writers/Directors: Jesse Holland & Andy Mitton

Synopsis: Desperate for a cure for his Thanatophobia, Miles places an ad in the newspaper offering $30k to anyone who can show him definitive proof of life after death. Out of thousands of responses, mostly from wackadoos & people looking to scam him, he’s able to narrow the list of prospects down to three, with the help of his pragmatic but rather bitter mother. Miles & his mom meet each person - a scientist, a medium & an Indiana Jones type - with varying degrees of success, but it’s a wild card contender who ends up showing Miles something that makes him wish he’d never gone looking for answers.

Next up, we'll be satisfying your "summer shark movie" cravings with a review of the heavily anticipated (ok, maybe not so much...) ocean thriller, 47 Meters Down. Did we mention this is starring pop music darling, Mandy Moore? Well, it is.

Bloodlust Bites: The Price of Bones & Killer Friends (horror shorts)

Bloodlust Bites: The Price of Bones & Killer Friends (horror shorts)

Having taken home two Audience Awards at Dances With Films, Zach Noe Towers' clever dark comedy, Killer Friends, is scheduled for a week-long theatrical release at Laemmle Theaters (North Hollywood) from 9/2 to 9/8. Killer Friends is also eligible for an Academy Awards Oscar® nomination.

Samantha Kolesnik is the writer & producer of The Price of Bones, a story about two friends who go to extreme lengths to obtain "perfect" bodies. She founded Turning the Girl Productions, an emerging, lady-centric production company, in 2016.