Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shutter Island Review (2010)

Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay) and Dennis Lehane (novel)
Review by: Rick Romanowski

So the other night I had the extreme pleasure in seeing one of the most anticipated movies of 2010 and that was Shutter Island. The trailers made the movie look like it was a hardcore horror film and then the reviews started to surface saying how great it was and how amazing it was… but the twist, was lame. I went in ignoring all those reviews and I came out stunned and pleased.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

The Horror Press: Q&A With Writer/Director Frank Sabatella.

By: SweetReviewer

The Horror Press (Sweetreviewer) had the pleasure of Interviewing Writer/Director of Blood Night: Legend of Mary Hatchet, Frank Sabatella. He shared with THP when he started his whole “obsession” for horror movies and when his film career began. He also shares light about some trouble he had on location while filming the party scene in the film. We learned how it was like for Mr. Sabatella in working with known genre actors 'Danielle Harris' (‘Rob Zombie’s H2’) and 'Bill Moseley' (‘The Devils Rejects’) there’s a lot more questions that were asked including a hint on his next project, read on for the Q&A.

Frank Sabatella is a filmmaker from Long Island, NY. He mentions he loves “any creative outlet really, especially photography design and film making.” He has been obsessed with horror movies since he was very young. “Growing up in the 80’s allowed me to indulge in that genre to excess” mentioned Sabatella.

THE HORROR PRESS: How did you get into film making?
Frank Sabatella: I have always loved movies from a very young age, especially horror movies. In my adolescent years I used to make VHS movies with my dads video camera, just for fun really, and as I got older I got into photography and design. After high school I went to film school and began working on sets almost immediately. From that I just kept working my way up until I had the opportunity to direct my feature.

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Film Review: 'Dorian Gray' (2009)

Directed by: Oliver Parker and Written by: Toby Finlay(screenplay)
Review by: Sweetreviewer
Released: September 2009

Oliver Parker’s adaptation of the novel ‘Picture of Dorian Gray’ by: Oscar Wilde is merely about a life lesson that we all have heard about someone that desires the unattainable eternal youth “but at what cost?” It also asks “what are the consequences of desiring the unattainable?”

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Short Story: Good Morning, Margaret

 By: Allen D. Reed

    When Margaret woke up, she wasn't at all surprised to find that she was still hanging by her wrists in the cold, dust-lathered basement. The smell of vinegar hung in the air like a eulogy, just as it had every morning for the past few weeks. There was an inch thick layer of dirt and cobwebs that framed the only window in the room. If one were to pass the window outside, it would look like someone had leaned a lint trap against the base of the house, but it did allow enough light in to illuminate the shelves of pickled vegetables. It was the same old tomatoes, onions, and pickles, as well as the large jars of indiscriminate produce that she had to look at every day. One of them seemed to contain an entire gourd. Barney liked his food pickled. It's the only way he would eat it.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Film Review: 'DayBreakers' (2010)

Review by: Rick Romanowski
Directed  and Written by: Michael and Peter Spierig
Released in Theaters January 2010

A couple days ago I got to see one of the most anticipating horror movies of the year and it was Daybreakers. The story follows along in a world where vampires replace humans and the vampires are struggling to find either a cure or a blood substitute. However, one vampire, who doesn’t drink human blood, is enlisted by an underground group of humans who may have found a procedure to turn vampires back into humans. But the head of a greedy blood corporation wants to ensure that there is no cure. I really enjoyed this movie, a lot, and yes I do have some gripes here and there but it was an overall fun ride with some good makeup and gore effects.

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Featured Website: Adam Szary's Illustrations and Comics.

The Horror Press came across this talented illustrator with a flair for illustrating dark art. We wanted to feature him and let you guys check out his work. His name is Adam Szary. See below for more information about the artist.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Line Up of HorrorFest 4: 8 Films to die for. Including Main Event Poster and Trailer.

Horror Fest 2010 starts January 29th 2010. As mentioned previously the line up includes.

The Graves

Lake Mungo
Zombies of Mass Destruction  

The Final           

The Reeds
Kill Theory

Below is the main event trailer

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