Category Archives: Horror Movies

Last Chance to RSVP: FREE Horror Short Film Festival Event. Thur. Oct. 27th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas.

SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday October 27th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas. Best of Horror and Thriller Short Films from all over the world.

http://www.wildsound.ca/horrortorontofilmfestival.html

A must attend event for any fan of horror!

This is a lineup of the best horror & thriller short film from around the world. Films from France, UK, USA, Germany, and Norway. Something for everyone. It's a solid lineup from the first to last film.

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.

REMINDER: There is also the Action/Crime Festival on Thursday October 20th. Here is the lineup and a place to RSVP:
http://www.wildsound.ca/actioncrimetorontofilmfestival.html


Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

Watch Reviews of the Horror Films from the August 2016 Film Festival

Reviews by Kierston Drier:

https://festivalreviews.org/tag/kierston-drier/

Movie Review: FOOTPRINTS (2016)

Deep in the forest, Cahng, an injured hunter searches for his family who are being haunted by a supernatural force.

Movie Review: DRAWN TO FEAR (2016)

A single woman named Hope has procured a rare book under strange circumstances. Little does she know that the book has a life of it’s own – drawing out the fears of those who possess it. Hope struggles to figure out the meaning of the book before it’s too late.

Movie Review: KADDISH! (2016)

When, on his way back home, a man stops at a motorway service area, he did not imagine that by talking to his urinal’s neighbor, it will trigger some terrible events.

Movie Review: PREFERENTIAL OPERATION (2016)

Four masked men kidnap the director of a bank branch in an unremarkable town. They put him in a van and ask him 90,000 euro from his own pocket.

Movie Review: DON’T LET THEM IN (2016)

Dan Metzger, a struggling author, consumed with the urban legend of the Black Eyed Kids, fears his obsession has led their evil to his door.

Movie Review: A FILM BY VERA VAUGHN (2016)

In this supernatural digital-age thriller, a filmmaker falls through the looking glass when she must face her own terrifying creation.

Movie Review: DO NOT DISTURB (2016)

George takes a detour on his way home from the office, which sets off a dark tale of lies and confusion.

 

 

Deadline August 25th – HORROR Screenplay Festival (Save $15)

Submit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive way our festival accepts submissions.:

(Scroll down and watch winning performance videos)

Get your screenplay performed by professional actors at the Horror Festival.

The Fastest Growing HORROR Festival and Contest in the World today!

– 0ffers screenwriters at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS (see below for recent performance readings).

– No matter what happens, you will receive full feedback on your work by our established committee. No other place in the world will you get coverage for the price you pay.

– Even if you’re just looking for feedback of your work, this is the festival for you.

– It’s there for all to see. The proof is in the viewership. These videos garner 1000s of views online. Some of the screenplay readings are more popular than actual studio films made!

– We specialize in showcasing Horror stories and making sure that when the work is ready, the writer will benefit by at least obtaining a solid agent.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. .

2. Email your work to horror@festivalforhorror.com   in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, format. Or, if submitting your film, please send us a Vimeo or download link.

In the body in the email please add your:
– FULL NAME
– CITY AND COUNTRY
– TITLE OF STORY/FILM
– TYPE OF WORK (TV script, Feature script, short script)
– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story/film.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FULL CONTACT INFO (especially email address) on the title page of your work.

3. Pay the $35 submission fee (Save $15 off regular fee) via the button here:
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OR, Submit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive way our festival accepts submissions.:

WATCH Winning Horror Screenplay and Story Readings:

Movie Review: KING KONG (1933)

Posted review in tribute to the anniversary of Fay Wray’s death today (August 8th)

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Director: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Starring: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson, Steve Clemente, James Flavin
Review by Kevin Johnson


An eccentric director, a beautiful actress, and a hearty ship of brave crew members find and capture a huge beast on a mysterious island, who escapes and runs amuck in New York.

REVIEW:

Given the opportunity here to write my first review, I pondered for quite a while on the direction I wanted to start. A good friend of mine had always prodded me to discuss my favorite monster movies; embarrassingly, I have yet to see any. So why not begin this venture by viewing the classic monster-horror films of days past? Sure, the special effects back in the years not dated 2000 and before may be obviously superficial, but one can’t fault that beyond the anachronistic movie magic of the time.

One can’t help but begin with the American staple monster film King Kong. The classic “man vs. beast” story has been retold, re-visioned, and re-watched in so many variations that even children only familiar with “Donkey Kong” can divulge the plotline. The most notable version, Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake, pushes the boundaries of special effects and computerized graphics (and arguably, the audiences patience) in a three-hour epic. In similar fashion, 1933’s King Kong did the same for 1933 sensibilities; redefining how visually effective films could be. Also, saving RKO Pictures from bankruptcy ain’t half bad, either.

1933 was a tough time to produce a high-budget film like this; a massive depression sweeping the nation doesn’t guarantee a strong box office performance; and while entertainment does tend to flourish in recessions, there’s a line that even the most fervent escapists won’t cross when deciding between “movies” and “eating.” It was a risk to be sure; and yet, producers Cooper, Schoedsack, and David O. Selznick decided to put a huge stake into the film anyway. It was a successful gamble; it garnered 90,000 its opening weekend, the biggest opening ever at the time.

The violence was not to be ignored back then, however; re-releases of the film were forced to cut such scenes, as well as the scantily visions of a number of Fay Wray’s scenes; for example, a curious Kong undresses her while curiously scanning her body. I supposed in 1933, this whipped the male audience into a frenzy; but by 1934, the Hayes Code was in full force, and editors were obliged to turn that kind of thing down. I have to agree here, if only because the scene struck me odd; why wouldn’t Kong strip only some of the clothes and not all of them? He’s a giant beast; why would he care? T’was better cutting the scene entirely.Watching King Kong now, I can’t help but be hugely impressed by not only the use of animatronics, stop-motion animation, and clever projection/camera tricks (all credited to special effect wizard Willis O’Brien and cinematographers Edward Linden, J.O. Taylor, and Vernon Walker), but violent and risqué imagery throughout. From the shoot-out with the stegosaurus and the brutal eating of a shipmate by the undersea creature, to the two violent Kong battles with various dinosaurs, even I cringed and viscerally reacted when the T-Rex muzzle was snapped apart, or a lengthy dino-creature is slammed down hard against the ground, like a whip.

Still, I loved this film. It’s exciting and logically sound; even the director, who in the remake is obsessed to the point of crazy, is a lot more subdued and sane here. He still sports his illusions of grandeur, but his risks are taken only at the logical points. In other words, he runs and fights when he has to, and gets greedy only when they crew is in a relatively safe position. The acting is the perfect over-dramatic style that the 1930s and 1940s were known for, and, let’s be honest here; Wray’s scream is just as iconic as Leigh’s scream in Psycho.

King Kong is a thrill a minute; from the introduction of the Kong tribe to the chaotic chase in New York, King Kong keeps its exhilarating pace throughout. A powerful polemic on the depiction of “civilization” and the tendency to view nature and other cultures with a incredulous, haughty eye, Kong seeks to humble us, making it crystal clear of the human’s place against the overwhelming odds of what nature can throw at us. An excellent film that still holds up today.

RSVP Feedback Toronto Film Fest (SPECIAL EVENT: Best of Horror/Thriller Shorts) Thursday Aug. 18th. 7pm. Free or PWYL

SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday August 18th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas. Best of Horror/Thriller Short Films from all over the world.

http://www.wildsound.ca/horrortorontofilmfestival.html

RSVP your FEEDBACK Toronto Film Festival seats. FREE or make a donation to the festival. Anyone can come for FREE as we love to have you. See full details of every film being played. Discover the best of NEW short films from around the world:

http://www.wildsound.ca/horrortorontofilmfestival.html

We have a terrific lineup of films for our special 2016 event.. Amazing short films from UK, USA, Spain, France, and Canada.

This could be our best festival yet! You’re going to love the films.

Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

NOTE: You can also RSVP our August 25th event too. Best of Family/Animation short films.
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

Due to the popularity of the festival, we will now be doing 2 events a month. So if you can’t make one, you can make the other. Or, for example, if you don’t like Family Films – you can attend the Horror Festival! Or, you can attend both festivals as we love to have you.

Deadline Today: HORROR Film Festival

Submit to the Festival for Horror and get your film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Receive an audience feedback video of your short film.

Submit NOW: http://festivalforhorror.com/

Next Festival events:
July 28 2016
October 27 2016

FULL FEEDBACK on your film from the audience! SUBMIT ANYTIME!
Submissions take 3-7 weeks for evaluation.

Why the this is the fastest growing horror film festival in the world today:

– Your film will get screened in front of a large, broad audience.

– We are a feedback festival and you will actually hear what people and horror film lovers think of your film.

– Your film is screened and then talked about with the audience, lead by a Professional Industry moderator.

Even if your film is not selected, you will receive the full feedback from the viewing committee. The goal of the Film Festival is to help everyone involved grow as an artist, so we will offer some kind of constructive criticism whether or not we accept your entry for the formal festival. If your film is not accepted, you are allowed to re-submit (sans any entry fee) using the suggested changes the committee made.

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Film Festival Videos:

Submit your HORROR Screenplay or Short Film via FilmFreeway

Get your HORROR NOW:

I was delighted watching the feedback video! Short movies may be shown at several festivals, but it’s not every day that the creators of those shorts get real-time feedback from a live audience. It made me really happy. Thanks for that!
– Oliver A. Dubois (Short Film, 1500 Ninos)

February Special. Use code “horrorspecial” and save 15% off the regular submission.

Get your script and story performed by professional actors at the Horror Festival. Get your Short Film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and get a audience video.

Next Festival Dates:
July 28 2016
October 27 2016

WATCH Winning Horror Screenplay and Story Readings:

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Film Festival Videos:

Winners get their screenplay performed professional actors. Or, you get your short film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival.

We specialize in showcasing Horror stories and making sure that when the work is ready, the writer will benefit by at least obtaining a solid agent.