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FEAR WISH - Short Film Review

"Turn the flashlight on and off three times, whatever you wish for will appear in the light..."

FEAR WISH is a short film written and directed by Todd Spence and Zak White, I must say this duo filmmakers are the future of true horror filmmaking.  FEAR WISH is 3 minutes long, beautifully composed from shot to shot with great craftiness. This is a story about "becareful what you wish for".  Rich (played gracefully by Nathan Sutton) goes to desperate measures to wish for his wife who is afflicted with ill health to get cured, but something goes awry and I won't spoil it for you, you need to check it out. Is a must see. 

You can check out FEAR WISH at Todd Spence and Zak White MIDNIGHT VIDEO (YOUTUBE CHANNEL).

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December 26, 2019

My Top 12 Horror Films of 2019

It was a great year in Horror Films. Horror films domestic and foreign, Horror television series popping out of nowhere via VOD, Cable Broadcast, Internet, Horror film festivals. Now Is hard to keep up with the Horror genre more than ever.  Not only a great year in Horror films but also great performances, but that will be another blog. So here is my list of my top 12 horror films of 2019.

3. US
9. MA

Gaspar Noe CLIMAX is my number #1 film - a very disturbing film. Set in the early 90's, a dance troupe of great dancers practice their dancing at an isolated empty school loft, when someone spikes the fruit punch with LSD, the dancers practically dance to their death on LSD, and some go beyond cuckoo inside the loft, while an amazing disco and house classic music soundtrack plays in the background. Gaspar Noe direction, the cinematography and powerful performances will blow you away. 

September 23, 2019


Very sad news today, legendary actor Sid Haig, star of dozens of tv shows and movies since the 60's, and legendary for his film performances in many blaxploitation films and in Rob Zombie HOUSE OF A 1000 CORPSES, LORDS OF SALEM, DEVIL'S REJECTS, and the upcoming 3 FROM HELL his last film, passed away at the age of 80. He truly was an amazing man. He was very nice at the horror film conventions to his fans.  Sadly you are here today and tomorrow you are gone, the thought is just terrifying. 

June 16, 2019

The Final Wish - Review

The Final Wish, Directed by Timothy Woodard Jr. and Written by Jeffrey Reddick (Creator of Final Destination). 

A struggling lawyer Aaron (played by Michael Welch) comes to his hometown after receiving bad news that his father passed away. On returning home, he is not so well received by his mom (Lynn Shaye). She feels Aaron has shunned her and the dad. Aaron finds an artifact at home that belonged to his dad. The artifact grants you wishes that turn shady and deadly.

So here is the reading of this film:  Is awfully slow – At 1 hour and 35 minutes the film drags, and drags, practically going nowhere, waiting for the Djinn to do a peek-a-boo, in which he does a quick pop up after 55 minutes into the film. The Djinn looks like a man in a rubber costume suit, wearing a battery operated animatronic mask that looks like it was bought from Party City. The Final Wish should be re-edited for a faster pace version. The trailer is better than the film. If you are expecting action, thrilling horror, and jump scares, you got the wrong motion picture. The only thing that saved this film was watching Lin Shaye and Tony Todd doing their great performances. The rest of the acting is crappy and so rottenly cheesy. 

The best WTF Silly line from the film: “This is the 21stCentury, What do you mean curse?

The film is a SLOPPY MESS.

November 22, 2017

Jeremiah Kipp SLAPFACE - Short Film Review

SLAPFACE, a short film written and directed by Jeremiah Kipp. A young boy (Joshua Kaufman) is grieving the loss of his mother, so he finds comfort with a monster (Lukas Hassel) who lives in the woods. The monster is very androgynous, long hair, long nails and a chattered face. As the boy calls the monster out loud in the middle of the woods, the monster comes out, and in a tender moment the monster hugs the boy.  The Dad (Nick Gregory) who is a semi brute, finds his son, asleep, laid out in front of their front lawn. He brings his son inside the house forcing him to take meds, but son refuses to take the meds - the scene becomes a bit disturbing and creepy, that’s where the film get its title – SLAPFACE.  I will not spoil it for you... You need to check it out. The film leaves you wanting more, for a full length feature.  Kipp brings the best out of his actors with fine performances, and gorgeous cinematography. The short film is yet another great mysterious, fantasy/horror opus by the ferocious Mr. Kipp.  SLAPFACE will be making its rounds in the film festival circuit.

October 30, 2017

"THE WICKED GIFT" hits Theaters December 6th

THE WICKED GIFT opens Internationally in theaters December 6. The film looks great. Beautifully shot, amazing performances and scary as hell.  Written and Directed by the award winning filmmaker Robert D'Antona.  Check out the teaser trailer below, and the The Wicked Gift website. 

Ethan is a young designer, shy and quiet who has suffered of insomnia for many years due to his terrible nightmares. Since he can't solve his problems not even with the help of therapy, Ethan convinces himself of having a personality disorder, but thanks to his best friend and to a Medium he will face a long journey that will lead him to the consciousness that his nightmares conceal something darker and far more sinister than he could ever imagine.


August 27, 2017

Tobe Hooper, ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Director, Dead at 74

This year has been a very sad year with the passing of legendary horror filmmakers such as George A. Romero. Now, another legend is dead, TOBE HOOPER, the man who brought us the most legendary, epic horror film THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. He truly changed horror cinema forever with Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He brought us many other great horror gems EATEN ALIVE, THE FUNHOUSE, SALEM'S LOT, LIFEFORCE, POLTERGEIST, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, INVADERS FROM MARS, THE TOOLBOX MURDERS, MORTUARY, DJINN. He truly will be miss. May he rest in peace.

July 16, 2017


Another sad news - Martin Landau, Oscar winner for his role as Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's ED WOOD (1994) passed away today at the age of 89. Sadly, two legends Landau and Romero are now gone, back to back. Such a scary feeling, one day you here and the next day you are not.  Martin Landau starred in many films and in a few other horror films such as Without Warning (1980), Alone in the Dark (1982) and many others. May Mr. Landau Rest in Peace - we will miss you.


THE AMAZING, GREATNESS, THE LEGEND GEORGE A. ROMERO PASSED AWAY TODAY. Sadly he died in his sleep. He had a battle with lung cancer. Sadly the king of Zombie films NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD, and other great films CREEPSHOW, MONKEY SHINES, THE CRAZIES, MARTIN, he was a great inspiration for many horror filmmakers out there including myself and this is just ripping news.  The legendary horror filmmakers and actors are dying - this is just sad. GEORGE A. ROMERO you will always be KING OF THE ZOMBIES THE CREATOR THE MASTER OF THE ZOMBIE GENRE. IF it wasn't for GEORGE A. ROMERO there wouldn't be no WALKING DEAD idea for Robert Kirkman - trust me on that.  GEORGE ROMERO R.I.P. you are the greatest.

May 3, 2017


Legendary Film Director Jonathan Demme passed away last week - forgot to posted here on eyepus.  Very sad news to hear. Will always be legendary for the amazing Silence of the Lambs and of course many other films.  May he rest in peace.

April 23, 2017

Davide Melini "DEEP SHOCK" - "Italian Giallo is ready to make its return!"

Davide Melini upcoming short film DEEP SHOCK, looks visually stunning and fiercely beautiful.  Mr. Melini is ready to strike us with a new masterpiece. The film is in post production now, due out this Summer.  The film pays tribute to "giallo" (thriller, mystery, horror noted for psychological themes of madness, alienation, paranoia and sexuality). The title Deep Shock pays tribute to the horror film titles from the legendary Italian film directors Mario Bava and Dario Argento. I mentioned this before here on EYEPUS - Davide Melini has the eye of what is true giallo and he falls in the realms of the legendary Italian horror filmmakers such as Bava, Argento, and Fulci.  Check out his teaser trailer DEEP SHOCK.

SYNOPSIS: "Sarah can't completely overcome the deaths of her grandfather and her older sister.  The trauma and lack of sleep cause her to embark on a strange journey of apparitions and murders, apparently caused by her mind..."

Starring: Muireann Bird, Francesc Pages, George Bracebridge, Lorna Larkin, Erica Prior and Luis Fernandez De Eribe.

Written and Directed by DAVIDE MELINI

Produced by Luca Vannella ("Avengers", "Thor", "Harry Potter", "Apocalypto", "Heart of the Sea"), Alexis Continente (Murder on the Orient Express", "Transformers: The Last Knight", "Thor"), Vincenzo Mastrantonio ("Titanic", "Moulin Rouge", "The Passion of Christ", "Romeo + Juliet"), Bobby Holland ("The Dark Knight Rises", "Game of Thrones", "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", "007 - Quantum of Solace"), Ferdinando Merolla ("Troy", "Gangs of New York", "Hannibal Rising"), Roberto Paglialunga.

Official Website:

August 21, 2016


I am a big fan of Pennywise The Clown played by Tim Curry in Stephen King's IT tv mini-series (1990). I'm not sure if I like the new Pennywise Clown version (above) for the movie version. Maybe the film version will be a hit or a flop - who knows, hoping it doesn't flop like another sucky bad remake (A Nightmare On Elm Street 2010 remake). The outfit the new Pennywise The Clown is wearing in this Entertainment Weekly photo looks tacky, and even the whole clown look - I don't know, it looks tired.  Pennywise The Clown, 1990 version was one, scary, deadly son of a bitch, the squeamish, saucy make-up, the big red wig and the outfit just scary. I hope and I pray Stephen King's IT movie version will give us one hell of a great scary ride at the movies come 2017.

August 14, 2016

ANTIBIRTH Official Trailer (2016) Natasha Lyonne Horror Movie HD

I just saw the trailer for ANTIBIRTH starring indie legends Natasha Lyonne and Chloe Sevigny and is a must see.

July 30, 2016


HANNIBAL, ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, BATES MOTEL, TEEN WOLF,  THE OMEN, SCREAM, WOLF CREEK and the list could go on of all the television spin offs from horror films, now comes THE EXORCIST. A classic horror film now a television series for FOX.  I am wondering how they are going to get away with all the horror, the God cussing, the gore, the vomit and the blasphemy like the original film.  Maybe this would've been better for HBO, SHOWTIME where they could get away with everything like ASH VS. EVIL DEAD for STARZ. I'll check it out.  But I tell you -Hollywood is running out of original ideas now they digging into old classic horror films and putting them for the small screen.  We need original horror ideas for the big and small screen.

- eyepus

July 28, 2016


AMERICAN HORROR STORY SEASON 6: TEASERS. Can't wait for this new season, the teasers look like a throwback to films The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and It's Alive.  We don't know what to expect from Ryan Murphy but this season looks Eerie and Scarily Fucked up.

July 16, 2016


Entertainment Weekly magazine gave us the first look at the new IT, Pennywise the Clown. "IT" is due out fall of 2017 in movie theaters.  Starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise.  Directed by Andres Muschietti.  He looks like one scary motherfucker...

July 15, 2016


SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN, Directed by Corey Norman, based on a short story by Stephen King...  Ms. Sidley, a grumpy, bitchy, unfriendly elementary school teacher (played by Anne Bobby from Clive Barker NIGHTBREED) asks one of her students named Robert to use the word TOMORROW in a sentence.  Robert answers back: “Tomorrow something bad will happen”.  As Ms. Sidley looks through her eyeglasses, she sees a reflection of Robert turning into a monster, is it a hallucination or is it real?  Does she sees good little kids or little monsters or is she hallucinating?  “There are more of us now” Robert says to his shady teacher Ms. Sidley.  With a chip on her shoulder, she takes matters into her own hand in a very sick way. But I wont tell you no spoilers here – you need to see this awesome short film.

Filmmaker Corey Norman did an awesome job with this horror short opus with great direction, cinematography and top notch acting from the cast.  A MUST SEE...

ANN BOBBY as Ms. Sidley