Well, it’s time for a new year and a whole new batch of film reviews and articles for 2014. This is my first 2014 film release review and it’s a remake! Seems like lately if it’s not a sequel film release, it’s a remake and this time it’s from the “totally awesome” decade … the 80′s! Back in the 1980′s, it seems the Action genre was a “no holds barred” type of film making. It was just pure violence, but it was also loud, bloody, gory, muscles, sweat, big guns, and even bigger named stars like Stallone, Schwarzengger, and Willis. They were fun, exciting, action-packed. As Hollywood digs through it’s pile of franchise’s to reboot, it appears they’ve found their next franchise to give the modern day makeover. I’m talking about that 1987 Scifi/Action classic, Robocop.
James Renner was born on March 30, 1978 in Diamond, Ohio. Attending Southeast High School and after graduation he attending Kent State University. He is a former writer of Cleveland Scene magazine and editor of The Independent. He was also a founding member of Last Call Cleveland and in December 2004 was named one of Cleveland’s Top 30 Most Interesting People.
It is time again to bring you the very best in Independent and Short Film entertainment. This time, it is yet another Short film from the Stephen King “Dollar Baby” Program. For those unfamiliar with this program, it is a decades long program that the famous writer, Stephen King, came up with where up-and-coming filmmakers buy the rights to one of King’s short stories for one dollar, make the film, and sends it off to King himself. Most of these films are on the film festival circuit and end up being very successful.
Who or what is responsible for a series of brutal killings, where the victims’ bodies have been found drained of blood in Black Water Creek? A young journalist and her team investigate in Black Water Vampire, which comes to DVD from Image Entertainment.
Escaping the Dead is inspired by a series of articles about the deathdrug “Krokodil” that was published about the same period of time when Ronald Poppo had his face eaten by a naked man hooked on bathsalt in Miami. It is the perfect zombie plot: a deathdrug that turns people into zombies.
Important news from the Hortus Animae front: The band has inked a deal with the historic British label Flicknife Records for the worldwide release of their comeback album Secular Music that will start hitting the roads on March 24, 2014. The band also now reveals the frontcover of the album and a teaser video can be seen here.
One of the most acclaimed versions of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein: The True Story, featuring a stellar all-star cast including James Mason and Leonard Whiting, makes its UK DVD debut thanks to Second Sight Films.
Death stalks the halls in of Winston High and for its young students Homecoming will never be the same, in brand new teen slasher Bloody Homecoming which makes its UK DVD debut from Image Entertainment on 10 March 2014.
Jay has been a director since the early age of seven! Most kids were out playing at that age, but Jay played with a different type of toy: an 8mm camera. Running around his backyard filming everything and anything. He knew back then that making movies was not just his passion, but his destiny as well. Jay was born in Chicago, Ill., but moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1977.
It’s time again to bring you the very best in Short film entertainment and by doing so that means, yet another review of a “Dollar Baby” brought to you by the Stephen King Program. King’s “Dollar Baby” film program is for up-and-coming filmmakers to show the world their work and at the same time adapt one of King’s short stories to scare fans around the world. This time, our “Dollar Baby” is from filmmaker Jay Holben and he has adapted King’s short story, Paranoid: a chant, from the book, Skeleton crew.