Thursday, October 20, 2016

31 Nights of Halloween: It Had Pale Skin

Tonight's short feature reminds me an iconic scene in the original "Cat People." Ultimately, there's a very different payoff, though. The only complaint I have with this short film (and which cost it Two Stars) is that the scene needed better lighting. In several places, things are entirely too dark for the viewer to see what the woman being stalked is reacting to.

It Had Pale Skin (2016)
Starring: Bella Stewart
Director: Chris Ashton
Rating: Six of Ten Stars

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

31 Nights of Halloween: Wavelength

In tonight's mini-horror film, there's something strange going on in the land of console gaming....

Wavelength (2016)
Starring: Simon Owens and Giulio Caiti
Director: Jackson Owens
Rating: Six of Ten Stars

Monday, October 17, 2016

31 Nights of Halloween: Self Control

We're returning to the 1980s again on this Musical Monday for the 31 Nights of Halloween--being a GenXer, I suppose I have a particular soft spot for music from that decade. However that may be, the video for this song has all the elements of the great horror film--it's got mystery, supernatural happenings, creepy images, and startling events. Oh yeah--and creatures of the night.

Laura Brannigan: Self Control (1984)
Starring: Laura Branigan
Director: William Friedkin
Rating: Ten of Ten Stars

Speaking of the 1980s, it was suggested to me that I needed to feature the amazing John Landis video for Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Thing is--I already included it in the very first 31 Nights of Halloween celebration back in 2012. Not only that, but I included a whole bunch of cover version. Click here to check them out!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

31 Nights of Halloween: Sloven

Slobby roommates can be the worst. Especially the uninvited ones....
Sloven (2016)
Starring: Baker Chase Powell
 Director: Marc Cartwright
Rating: Nine of Ten Stars

31 Nights of Halloween: Mr Creak

Tonight's mini-horror film is a great mood piece, but it raises so many questions, in particular why is the woman creeping around the house in the dark, with a flashlight? Why do so  many horror movie characters do that? Are they light-switch challenged?

Will we ever know?

Mr. Creak (2015)
Starring: Julia Damassa
Director: Liam Banks
Rating: Six of Ten Stars

Saturday, October 15, 2016

31 Nights of Halloween: Selfie

A young woman documents her day about town... and something else...

Selfies (2015)
Starring: Jordan Streussnig
Director: Bradley Walkowiak
Rating: Eight of Ten Stars

Friday, October 14, 2016

31 Nights of Halloween: The Water Ghost

Tonight's selection is short and to the point...

The Water Ghost (2016)
Starring: Andrea Ricca
Director: Andrea Ricca
Rating: Eight of Ten Stars