Posts Tagged ‘indie’

House of good and evilThe new trailer and poster for indie production House of Good and Evil was just released on their facebook page this week. It’s directed by David Mun from a screenplay by Blu de Golyer, and stars Rachel Marie Lewis, Christian Oliver, Marietta Marich, Jordan Rhodes, Rob Neukirch, and Bo Keister. Director David Mun as extensive work behind the camera as assistant camera and is now doing his directorial debut with House of Good and Evil. The movie is part of the 2013 Arizona International Film Festival’s Official Selection, and is premiering on the 27th of April. The synopsis taken from the AIFF site is as follows:

After losing their unborn child, Chris and Maggie escape the pressures of the city to live in a secluded country home.  But soon Maggie begins to experience strange events in this mind-bending countryside horror about dedication, grief, and insanity.

The trailer shows what we all know by heart, moving to an old house is never a good idea. Especially an isolated one. Never mind one that has false panel walls. Oh and if your spouse is planing to leave you there alone for some time then run, unless you had a family tragedy just before moving, in that case take the little time you have to plan your own funeral. Anyway, joking aside, the trailer looks good and is capable of creating a really intense atmosphere, I hope the full movie can do the same. In reality even though it looks like your average run of the mill haunted house plot, there seems to be some different twist to this one. Remember how The Pact started as a paranormal movie and then took a hard left turn? I might be wrong but this trailer left me with the same feeling.

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Spidarlings

Every once in a while we come across something so utterly strange and yet so enthralling that we can’t really describe it. Spidarlings is that kind of thing. A movie described as a blood splattered musical with gags, gore, extravagant music numbers and a giant tarantula that alters the fate of everyone. All of this coupled with a love story between two unusual girls living on the edge.

Produced by Après Vague Productions, directed by Salem Kapsaski and entirely filmed in the UK comes this tongue-in-cheek satire about the British Welfare system. It stars Sophia Disgrace and Rahel Kapsaski as the two lovers and a veritable who’s who of the most diverse type of cast I’ve ever seen. You’ve got Rusty Goffe, Gypsy Lee Pistolero, Bloody F Mess, Toshio Maeda, Jeff Kristian and Lloyd Kaufman among others. So prominent actors, rock legends, gypsy punk singers, drag queen singers, japanese hentai artist, and the father of Troma in the cast.

Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days. Their Landlord is trying to terrorize them and strange things seem to be going on at “Juicy Girls”, the place where Matilda works…  but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.

Spidarlings has the look and feel of a dream (or nightmare depending on perspective) and something so strange that can only be achieved through the world of indie film making. It’s not everyday that you come across a movie in the horror/comedy/musical genre with topics of LGBT in it. It feels like the director was trying to find the most off mainstream movie he could. The interesting is that sometimes it’s from these dark corners of film making that appear the rarest and roughest of gems.

You can find Spidarlings this summer at the Detroit Underground Film Festival (DUFF) and Film 4 Frightfest when it premieres. But for now take a look at the trailer and some still for Spidarlings.


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Fellow horror blogger at puremassacre.wordpress.com (great looking blog, by the way ;)) posted an excellent article about the upcoming indie Lord of Tears. Besides getting financed through kickstarter, which is always a good thing in my opinion, it also looks pretty good. Looks like a mix between haunted house, madness and monster genre. I won’t dwell into any details, for that I’ll link you to the wonderful and very complete post at puremassacre.wordpress.com, so I’ll just leave the trailer here.