Words by Paul Grammatico
In the 1980’s, Mary Whitehouse, a staunch supporter of purity of what people could peruse in their own home with arrests of video merchants and artists in the wake of this moral panic. Ironically, in the 1970’s there was a British independent director by the name of Pete Walker who was infamous for his low-budget, graphic, and sadistic horror movies that, despite not being in the 72 videos that were deemed video nasties, troubled British censors. Walker delved into many genres such as erotic, detective, and thrillers. As it is the Halloween season, I will make my attempt to rank Mr. Walker’s horror films from the worst to the very best. Note that your results may vary. Let’s begin. Continue reading
Michael Myers is one of the most terrifying and prolific serial killers in cinematic history with a pretty impressive body count.
Since he first donned that mask, overalls and trusty butchers knife in John Carpenter‘s original Halloween, Myers has continued to increase his body count in more ingenious ways – something that is sure to continue in the latest installment Halloween Kills.
The twelfth installment in the Halloween franchise and the eleventh to feature Myers will premier tomorrow October 15th and in anticipation we have chosen to rank our top 5 Michael Myers kills.
As we enter ‘Spooktober’, from the kooky to the down-right creepy here are some of the frightful Films & TV Shows to look out for on streaming services this month in the run up to Halloween!
The Christmas season is upon us !!!!
With many of us experiencing a lot more free time this holiday season with travel and work restrictions due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – this is the perfect time to curl up on the sofa and watch a movie.
However choosing a ‘Christmas movie’ is always a difficult decision especially if you don’t want the traditional choices such as It’s a Wonderful Life or Elf.
Here at IndieMacUser we have chosen our top 10 alternative Christmas films.
By Paul Grammatico
It is now the season where families come together, have holiday dinners, playing seasonal music, exchanging various gifts, make merry with others, and; of course, Santa Claus. In the current environment we reside in as lockdown is required this holiday, I hope the situations above will return in 2021.
Getting back to the man in the red suit; in many parts of America, Mr. Claus is considered a jolly man who gives presents to ‘good’ children and ‘bad’ children get coal in their stockings. Films in the United States view Santa and everything that surrounds him as being good. This was exemplified in such classic films as Miracle on 34th Street (1947, 1994) and The Santa Clause (1994).
But in 1984, Tri-Star pictures flipped the script on Santa by creating Silent Night, Deadly Night; turning the iconic man of Christmas into a killer and would birth a slew of numerous evil/killer Santa films that are still going strong nearly four decades later.
Disney Plus has recently launched in the UK – and just in time; as the March 24th launch date coincided with a UK-Wide lockdown due the Covid-19 crisis. With that in mind we have put together our top picks across the Disney, Star Wars & Marvel catalogue. Continue reading
American Horror Story 100th episode airs tonight in the US & tomorrow in the UK.
To celebrate AHS’s landmark we are taking a look back at our favourite characters both past and present. Continue reading
With Halloween at the end of the month, we have compiled the perfect list of our favourite spooky films to get you in the mood for tricks and treats !
By Jay Kay (Host of Horror Happens)
2016 was an incredible year for short form filmmaking. Many filmmakers offered unique, complex, homage filled and clever projects that took the viewers at film festivals on journeys into the dark corners of horror. It was truly astonishing to witness so many levels of filmmaking from diverse storytelling to crafted cinematography to heart racing scores to old school practical FX to themes and troupes molded into twisted new visions. Take some time and witness this filmmaking magic and visit film festivals to see the next generation of filmmakers who take the challenge of short form filmmaking and turn them into some of the best moments of your year! Thanks to INDIE MAC USER for posting this list of my ten favorites!
1. THE STYLIST – Jill “Sixx” Gevargizian / USA (Etheria Film Night, Fantastic Fest, AxWound Film Festival & Ithaca Fantastik) Continue reading
Throughout the month of February here at Indie Mac User we have been celebrating the 7th annual Women in Horror Month. To help celebrate the great women of the horror genre we have been running a survey to find out who YOUR favourite Women in Horror is !!!!
Here are YOUR top 3 picks….. Continue reading