Ever wonder what would happen if two zany criminals on a misadventure stumbled across a dying prospector on Indian ground in the old West? If you guessed that they promise (in dodgy accents) to give him a good Christian burial but instead steal his gold I commend you for your guessing prowess. Anybody who has seen Pet Cemetery will tell you that leaving a dead body on Indian ground is just plain silly, and soon the, now decomposing, prospector is back to have his revenge.
The Prospector’s Curse is directed by John Heisie, also the director of Mail Order Bride, and stars David Roberts, Johnny Quin, and Robert Nolan, all up and coming actors with a slew of TV and short film appearances behind their names. Do not be deceived by the lack of big names in this production. The Prospector’s Curse is chock full of the cheesy dialogue and silly gore effects one would expect of a horror comedy and reminded me of the kinds of shorts normally reserved for 3D rides at… Continue reading
It has been an amusing ride. Unfortunately personal circumstances, a lack of full time writers, and running costs have combined in a bit of a stalemate. This is not the end just yet, but we’re going on a hiatus.
Thank you to all the authors, directors, actors and readers that have been in contact. We still have a backlog of reviews to do and we do hope to get to them when there is more time.
The folks at Sony Pictures have been kind enough to send us a still from the upcoming Evil Dead remake. In it you can see the lead female character look super thrilled at meeting up with friends in the woods… if those friends were Tinky Winky, Lala and Poe *shudder*.
What’s super unsettling about the image is the fact that she appears to be looking at two separate people… at the same time! It’s like she’s a time traveler staring right into the face of the modern music industry. You can click on the image for a better look but be warned: there’s only one visible tooth in that mouth.
That concludes our in-depth analysis of the first look Evil Dead shot. Are you excited?
Nothing is an awkward, sexually confused, effeminate, bullied teenager with a love for trash metal and melodrama. More specifically, he worships a band called Live Undead, an underground shock act fronted by scream technician Razor. The band stays under the radar, playing dodgy clubs and appealing only to the dregs of society. Simultaneously Live Undead comes to the attention of Eric, an older ex-fan of a band called Resurrection Cult. Years earlier Eric’s girlfriend, December, went missing after a Resurrection Cult show, and, having recognized Live Undead as Resurrection Cult rechristened, Eric sets out to find the truth about December’s disappearance. Separately Nothing and Eric realize that Live Undead has a terrible secret and eventually their paths cross in a spectacular way… or whatever.
Ah yes, vampires! Who doesn’t love them? Those mysterious, cum guzzling, emotionally tortured drama queens that dress like transvestites and go by pretentious names like Vanilla Whisper and Chocolate Sunset. What, you don’t like those kinds of vampires? Then Steve Warren’s debut novel, Live Undead, is definitely not for you. In fact, the appeal of this… Continue reading
Life After Undeath recently chatted to writer / director Kris Hulbert about their movie The Perfect House, how Facebook worked out in terms of a distribution platform, some of the challenges they faced during filming and what the future holds. Movie nerds and prospective film makers, take note.
What did you enjoy most about making The Perfect House?
What I enjoyed most about this journey was finding the people that would make this movie a reality. There is a great story behind each and every person we brought on board. I made it our prime objective to seek out people who were hungry and eager for a chance to be a part of something special. People I believed could handle the highs and lows on the way to achieving a long term goal.
On set, that character make up created a camaraderie and an ‘us against the world’ mentality that has been the highlight of my life so far.
Were there any challenges during the making of the film, and how did they affect the end… Continue reading
Compelling short story anthologies are rarer than candy bars at fat camp, especially in the horror genre. Some few talented writers are remembered almost exclusively for their ability to make things seem worse than dubstep in the span of a few pages, H.P. Lovecraft of course being a prime example of this, but they are few and far between, and, in general, I prefer the warm caress of lobotomy to spending the years of my youth reading unimaginative shorts. Enter Joseph DiCristofano with Paths to Divinity.
In Paths to Divinity DiCristofano explores the afterlife, death, religion and the various ways that people can experience these and think about them. He does this deftly with changing writing styles, introducing unexpected humorous elements and blending genres ranging from horror to fantasy and drama. The first story, that of an archaeologist gone mad with his supernatural discoveries, has a distinctly Lovecraftian feel to it, whereas another, the story of the Spartan king Leonidas’ quest for vengeance, at times reminded me of George R.R. Martin, writer of the now famous Song of Ice and… Continue reading
If you’re a fan of vampire movies that has something between the ears in addition to whatever is between its teeth, then an upcoming film titled A Good Man (Un Homme Bien) might be right up your alley. Based on a screenplay by Vanessa Morgan, A Good Man tells the tale of a vampire named Louis. Louis is a nice guy. In fact he’s downright hippy-like in his concern for the environment and love for mankind. Unfortunately his love for mankind doesn’t stop with altruism. See Louis is the kind of guy who occasionally feeds the homeless, and occasionally eats them instead.
We were lucky enough to obtain a copy of Ms Morgan’s script for review and really liked the concept. One of the central themes is the nature of good and evil and whether a person can fight or change their own nature. If given the proper treatment this could turn into a gem of a movie, comparable to classy vampire movies like Thirst. Unfortunately there is always the danger that it doesn’t translate to screen well. The… Continue reading
A pair of love birds, let’s call them Mr. and Mrs. Caricature, find a bargain bin dream house and take a tour of their prospective castle with an oversexed estate agent. As we accompany them on the tour and stare at Mrs. Caricature’s buns of steel going up staircases, we are filled in on the house’s history in the form of flashbacks. Turns out that their perfect house is a perfect palace of pain with a history darker than the inside of a chain smoker’s left lung.
Made for an estimated $150,000 and released directly to Facebook in defiance of the established film industry, The Perfect House is torture porn meets hilarious cheesy one-liners. There are very few horror fans that won’t find something to like in this movie. Imagine if The Strangers had a kid with Ricky Gervais and growing up it was molested by Hostel and dropped on its head a lot. If that kid kicked you in the balls, it would be this movie.
At times The Perfect House is brutally in your face,… Continue reading