Archive for October, 2011

Wooo! Welcome to our special Halloween episode! We’ve been away for a while, but we’re back with this very special episode of the Gorepress Gorecast just for you, dear listeners! We’re joined by Gorepress’s design king, Matt, to discuss zom-com classic Return of the Living Dead. Listen to us get progressively more drunk as we [...]

When loner Max (Nicolas Gob) finds a bloodied young woman (Helena Coppejans) in the woods, he brings her to his isolated cabin to check if she’s okay. What starts is a very bizarre relationship between the amnesiac victim and her shy savoir, but slowly it becomes that age old tale of “agoraphobic boy finds amnesiac [...]

A group of young friends decide to take a paintballing excursion in an abandoned military fort, somewhere deep in the countryside. Everything goes well until Monica (Valene Kane) goes missing and they find a slaughterhouse full of dead dogs. The situation worsens when the party comes under attack from an unknown enemy, who use bullets [...]

Unhappy Birthday is slow, awkward and very strange. It features some decent moments and some solid direction, but the plot and characters are so mismanaged it becomes a chore to watch. Not utterly abysmal, but far from great. It is Sadie’s (Christina De Vallee) birthday and she’s pregnant. Rick (David Paisley) is taking her on [...]

Two years on from Declan O’Brien’s lacklustre third installment to the Wrong Turn franchise and here he is again with another straight-to-DVD backwoods cannibal romp. When the Monster Ark director took over the series with Left for Dead, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth but O’Brien has gone some way towards [...]

Saint is a darkly comic, completely deranged, enjoyable little Christmas horror. Unfortunately the plotting is awkward, the humour mismanaged and the characters weak, leaving behind a disappointing feeling of missed opportunity. Saint is good, but not great. In the Netherlands December 5th is a special day. Sinterklaas and his army of Zwart Pieten (or black [...]

Who’s seen the first two Paranormal Activity films? Not you? Don’t worry, this is a prequel! Set in 1988 when the protagonists from both Paranormal Activity 1 & 2 were little ‘uns, we follow their family as everyday life turns from normal to scary to lethal as young Kristi’s imaginary friend Toby stops being imaginary [...]

Looking for something to do this Halloween season? Look no further! Britain’s only annual season of Horror Theatre and Grand Guignol has landed in London. TERROR 2011 – “Love Me To Death” What the hell is that? Read below… WHAT? The Grand Guignol, made popular in late-Victorian Paris, became one of the most notorious and [...]

Guess who’s coming to the UK? The star of The Lost Boys , The Lost Boys 2, The Lost Boys 3, Gremlins, The Goonies, Stand By Me, The Burbs (“Pizza Dude!”), and my favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle – Donatello! Yeah, I’m a fan of Corey Feldman. Get over it. THE FELDMAN Corey Feldman is [...]

Episode 50 is a great idea and is cleverly setup but very poorly executed. The idea is a solid one, and one filled with message and meaning, but ultimately a lackadaisical approach to the “found footage” filming and a hilariously bad ending means Episode 50 is a 1000 almosts and 1 absolutely massive fail. Paranormal [...]

Yep. Another zombie film. In the past ten years we have been inundated with zombie films, riding on a wave still popularized by Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later and the Dawn remake. Since then there’s been a cavalcade of undead flicks, from the fun (Dance of the Dead) and the flaccid (Boy Eats [...]

In Boston’s interview with SAINT creator Dick Maas last week, he asked: GP: What was the hardest part of the production process? And Maas told us: The horse chase across the Amsterdam rooftops was the most difficult to shoot.  We shot mid-time winter and it was very cold.  For several nights we had to go [...]

Jim Mickle is the writer / director of STAKE LAND, the fantastic vampire film that was so awesome they quote Gorepress on the DVD cover! Mickle is also responsible for Zombie Virus on Mulberry Street – a lovingly created rat-zombie horror flick that was surprisingly original. Having kicked out an original take on zombies, STAKE [...]

Going off the footage in the trailer, Super could very easily have been written off as a Kick Ass facsimile, but the film itself is a very different beast indeed. From Troma graduate James Gunn comes a wry, morally bankrupt, smart, fun and dark as hell superhero movie. It’s no real surprise that this comes [...]

Dick Maas is a controversial Dutch filmmaker who has spent over 30 years in the feature-film business, creating films such as bonkers Dutch-language flick Amsterdammed and William Hurt starrer Do Not Disturb (also set in Amsterdam). Recently he’s grabbed the headlines all over his native Netherlands, with his twisted Christmas horror film Saint, a demented [...]

Shark Night 3D doesn’t deserve a proper review. It doesn’t deserve to be watched. It doesn’t deserve to be noticed, whispered about or furtively suggested. It doesn’t deserve to exist. To show the same respect Shark Night 3D has for its audience’s collective intelligence, I intend to describe Shark Night 3D in internet slang. Here [...]

The Tapes is about a big brother audition video that goes horribly wrong. Although a unique enough premise, it is the attempt to make this video that ends up being more compelling than the “horribly wrong” part, which slips into a giant clichéd mess that tragically confines The Tapes to bottom-of-the-barrel boredom. Gemma (Natasha Sparkes) [...]

Guillermo Del Toro is a living genius. He is the man behind The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth and responsible for ensuring we received The Orphanage and Julia’s Eyes from Spain, as well as bringing my favourite superhero Hellboy to the screen. He has now laid his influential hands on Don’t Be Afraid of the [...]

STAKE LAND is released on DVD & Blu Ray on Monday 17th October 2011, and according to some site called Gorepress it’s “Absolutely stunning…” Following on from its acclaimed theatrical release, STAKE LAND comes to DVD and Blu Ray in October. Connor Paolo plays, Martin, a normal teenager swept across an abandoned, not-so United States [...]

There’s always an element of risk when naming a film – look at Paycheck for an example of a reviewer-baiting title choice. Atrocious is another example of that, but I’m pleased to say Atrocious is not atrocious. It should’ve really been called Mediocre instead. Urban legend hunting siblings Christian (Cristian Valencia) and July (Clara Moraleda) [...]