Archive for June, 2013

Things have changed here at Gorecast Headquarters. Dangerous Jamie has retired his microphone leaving hosting duties to the mostly willing Sarah B DeMented. Putting her nerves aside and roping in Phil from the Gorepress Gorementaries to be her co-pilot on this maiden voyage, the two point their collective attention towards post apocalyptic indie gem The [...]

Girls Against Boys is a film that think it’s much smarter than it really is, and while the premise is intriguing it actually treads pretty familiar ground and becomes a derivative mess in its second half. It’s stylish, reasonably well acted and utilises its soundtrack to wonderful effect but it still falls pretty wide of [...]

V/H/S/2 picks up pretty much where its predecessor left off. The wraparound section this time follows two private detectives who break into a seemingly abandoned house whilst looking for a missing College student. What they find is an empty room filled with VHS tapes and monitors. So far, so predictable. After watching a video on [...]

It’s the future! America is even crazier than it is now! There’s even a special, annual holiday, during which everybody is allowed to KILL! Except that, according to the title card that pops up at the beginning of the film (always a bad sign), it’s only 2022. Does that mean, just nine years from now, [...]

The latest in a long line of recent exercises in money hungry cynicism involving sharks (sounds rather niche but you’d be surprised how many movies fall into that sub-category of late) is Bait. An Aussie production with a small budget and absolutely zero talent behind the wheel, Bait fails to entertain on even a basic [...]

Based on the distinctly mediocre original 2007 film by Ataru Oikawa, with Apartment 1303 America finally had a chance to convert a J-horror into something better than the original. Unfortunately they squandered this chance and writer/director Michael Taverna delivered a messy, confused and ultimately very boring remake that does nothing to alleviate the problems of [...]

Remakes are a tricky business. When handled correctly, we get films that are great in their own right, such as 2004’s Dawn Of The Dead. But, more often than not, we’re subjected to utter dross, like 2010’s A Nightmare On Elm Street. As a result, it’s natural to wonder why the hell, aside from the [...]

Crawlspace is the feature length directorial debut of Australian special effects/makeup maestro Justin Dix, whose resume in that field includes the likes of the Star Wars prequel Trilogy and personal favourite of mine, Lake Mungo. The basic premise will be familiar to most horror fans, as originality isn’t exactly Crawlspace’s strong suit. Stop me if [...]

Imagine this: a ragtag group of men, each with their own personal demons, voluntarily isolating themselves from the rest of society in order to de-asbestos an abandoned New England insane asylum; the home of all sorts of barbaric treatments performed in the name of mental health. And, one by one, they gradually get picked off. [...]

Brought to us by the minds behind some of the Saw films, The Tortured centres around an emotionally devastated couple who kidnap the killer of their son, chain him in their basement, and put him through intense pain and torture (hey, that’s dangerously close to a title warning!). Erika Christensen and Jesse Metcalfe play the [...]

From the outset, I kind of knew it wasn’t going to be winning any awards any time soon, but the idea of a remake of the Brothers’ Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel starring some personal favourites Jeremy Renner (Avengers, The Bourne Legacy) and Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia) had me chomping at [...]