Top 10 Horror Short Films of 2016

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 STYLISTJill “Sixx” Gevargizian / USA (Etheria Film Night, Fantastic Fest, AxWound Film Festival & Ithaca Fantastik) Continue reading

Women In Horror Month 2016! Your Top 3

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 !!!!

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Fallen Stars: A Tribute

Here at Indie Mac User we are remembering the stars who have passed away this year.


Ben E. Woolf (September 15, 1980 – February 23, 2015) was an American film and television actor best known for his recurring role as Meep on the television series American Horror Story – Freak Show.

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Star Wars: In defence of the prequels

The Star Wars prequels (1999 to 2005) introduced the magic of Star Wars to a whole new generation.

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For many though they were a massive disappointment that almost ruined the memory of the original trilogy.

Criticised for complex plot, bad/over acting and the introduction of characters like Jar Jar Binks, they’ve been written off by many as an irrelevant.

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We at Indie Mac User are here to say that there are some redeeming features of the prequel trilogy that Star Wars fans would do well to remember.

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Best Horror Documentaries!

It’s Halloween !!!!! Your probably watching some of your favourite horror movies – but did you ever wonder about the stories behind these classic horror movies? Here are some of the best horror documentaries out there. Check them out now!!!!


imagesBirth of the Living Dead

A documentary detailing the production of the George A. Romero’s 1968 film Night of the Living Dead which is widely regarded as inventing the modern zombie genre as discussed in the film; directed by Rob Kuhns.

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Top 10 Doctor Who Monsters

Written by Doctor Squee (host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

On the Gallifrey Stands Podcast page, we took a poll of the best monsters in time for Halloween, here are your top 10 favourites…

10) The Green Death Maggots
What’s not to love in this adventure? We have the 3rd Doctor, unit, Jo Grant, a quarry and huge maggots! Classic Doctor Who at it’s best.

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Whatever Happened To Board Game Films?

Battleship_1A few years ago and on the eve of the release of Michael Bay‘s Battleship, Huffington Post wrote an article proclaiming that if that film was successful, it was going to pave the way for a new wave of films based on board games. Films based on Ouija, Risk, and Candy Land were mentioned, with a long-running rumour of a Monopoly film also in play. So whatever happened to them? The easy answer would be that Battleship wasn’t successful.

The film was panned by critics and wasn’t particularly well received by audiences either. Yet that doesn’t appear to be an adequate reason. Box Office Mojo reveals that despite is dubious quality, Battleship actually made nearly $100 million, netting just over $303 million worldwide with a $209 million budget. That doesn’t quite match some other Michael Bay action films for profit, but not many studios would turn down numbers like those.

Here’s a closer look at what happened with some of these projects.

 


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New to Netflix UK – September 2015

Some titles we have previously reviewed which are now on Netflix UK.


atari_game_overAtari: Game Over (2015)

This documentary (a joint venture between Fuel Entertainment and Xbox Presents) explores one of the great urban myths in video gaming, the dumping of around 700,000 copies of the Atari game ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,’ for the classic Atari 2600 console at a dumping site in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

4/5An insightful uncovering of the greatest urban myth in gaming whilst also exploring the companies history. Continue reading

Objects of Desire: Special Edition Horror Blu-Rays – Part Two

Horror Month – June 2015

Loved by horror geeks universally; a special edition DVD or Blu-Ray release. The appeal comes equally from the packing, presentation, special features & promotional items that are included with the set. These range from well designed standard jewel cases all the way to through to full-blown promotional sets.  Here I examine a few such sets from my own collection and elsewhere.


Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria [Blu-ray] – Region A

 

 To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the films release Dark Sky Films proudly presents THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in an all-new 4k digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by Tobe Hooper. Get ready to experience fear in a whole new way. Continue reading