February 13, 2012
Rob Freeman in 'The Dead'
If you’ve read my reviews of The Dead and Pig, you’ll appreciate the breadth of horror sub-genres that were represented at the 2011 Spooky Movie Festival in Washington, DC last October.
The Dead, written and directed by brothers Howard and Jon Ford, has an unprecedented combination of attributes: a zombie film set in West Africa with a heavy sociopolitical undercurrent (read my synopsis and review here). The film stars Rob Freeman and Ghana native Prince David Osei. Read the rest of this entry »
November 5, 2011
In the midst of celebrating the blood and gore at this year’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival in Washington, DC, two relatively introverted head scratchers emerged that ended up in my top picks, Pig and Skew (see also my reviews of The Watermen, The Millennium Bug and The Dead from last week). As two films in which horror is a by-product of anticipation rather than blunt force trauma (though one exception comes to mind), these selections were integral in rounding out the diversity of the festival.
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