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 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.
Starring ROBERTO D' ANTONA, ANNAMARIA LORUSSO, FRANCISCO EMULO, KATERYNA KORCHYNSKA, ALICE VIGANO, DAVID WHITE, MIRKO D'ANTONA, ANDREA MILAN and MICHAEL SEGAL Written and Directed By Roberto D'Antona
August 27, 2017
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.
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 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: davidemelini.com/DEEPSHOCK/
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.
|PENNYWISE THE CLOWN (TIM CURRY) - STEPHEN KING'S IT - 1990 TV MINI-SERIES|
August 14, 2016
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.
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|