Shawn Savage

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Mutants (2009)

Two good zombie flicks in a row? Is that even mathematically possible? Leave it to the French to quench my bloodlust. After being pleasantly surprised by “La Horde” I decided to pop in another new French zombie film titled “Mutants.” Low and behold, I was surprised once more. “Mutants” opens with a furious, and bloody […]

The Horde (2009)

I’ve been looking forward to “La Horde” for the better part of a year now. I love modern french horror. Movies like Brotherhood of the Wolf, Haute Tension, Inside, and Martyrs puts to shame most American horror, so when I heard a modern french Zombie film was on it’s way, I was immediately excited. “The […]

Survival of the Dead: Has the world gone mad?

I’ve already reviewed George Romero’s latest entry into his “Dead” saga, but I want to talk about it for a little bit. I’ve been seeing a lot of overly positive reviews pop up for this flick, including from Dread Central, one of the only mainstream horror sites I usually trust. I’ve watched the movie twice […]

Hanger (2009)

Ryan Nicholson’s films are some of the most polarizing experiences in motion picture that I’ve ever seen. For some, they’re cinematic gold, taking us back in time to the sleazy 80s. For others, they’re annoying, and disgusting. I fall into the former category. While I admit, the first time I saw Live Feed, it didn’t […]

Sympathy (2007)

I want to start with a disclaimer before we get into things. Sympathy is not going to be for all audiences. It is a very low budget movie, and it shows. If you’re looking for a glossy Hollywood thriller, with cookie cutter characters, and a nauseatingly happy ending, you’re going to want to put this […]

The Human Centipede(First Sequence)

It’s very rare for me to sit in awe of a film after the credits roll. I see some decent movies from time to time, but most of the time it’s the same old thing, just rehashed in a competent way. It’s been a good while since I just thought “Wow” after the film was […]

Remakeapalooza: Children Of The Corn (2009)

I’m not going to waste time on plot synopsis, as it’s a remake of a classic, and we’re all familiar with the story. 2009’s Children Of The Corn is a shitty remake, of the shitty cult classic from 1984. Much like Wes Craven’s original The Hills Have Eyes, I’m not sure how the original achieved […]

Pandorum (2009)

Pandorum stars Dennis Quaid, and Ben Foster as Lt. Payton, and Cpl. Bower. A member of a flight crew aboard the ship Elysium, a ship carrying 60,000 people sent desperately from the now overpopulated earth in order to find a new planet to inhabit. Bower, and Payton wake up from hypersleep suffering from severe memory […]

Dead Air (2009)

Dead Air is a hard movie for me to score. Some aspects of it, to me are amazing, while some(the entire zombie plot) are a little underwhelming. Dead Air stars Bill Moseley as Logan, a late night shock jock who spends his time berating his callers. Much like “Pontypool” something has happened outside of the […]

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

I may have made a mistake. I recently bought the Nightmare on Elm Street blu ray, so I decided to watch it before the wife and I left for the midnight screening of Platinum Dunes “re-imagining” of said title. This means I was in uber-critic mode. Not only that, but I also watched the “Never […]

Pig

Adam Mason’s “Pig” premiered free to all tonight, on bloody-disgusting, dreadcentral, and Twitchfilm. Mason was responsible for the mind-fuck of a film “The Devil’s Chair.” as well as “Blood River.” To call this a film would be liberal usage of the word. It’s more of an experiment in the technical side of film making. There […]

Nine Dead

Going in to Nine Dead(2010) I had next to no information about the film. I knew it featured Melissa Joan Hart, which, let’s face it, is the queen of the curvy women for my generation. And I saw that it had a 4 star rating on Netflix. Now, if you’re familiar with Netflix, you know […]

Repo Men (2010)

One trip to IMDB would clue you in on a little controversy over the film Repo Men. Despite beginning it’s early writing stages in 2003, people seem to think that it’s a “Rip off” of a film titled “Repo! The Genetic Opera.” Personally, I never got around to seeing that film, so I thought I […]

Splinter

Splinter was one of the biggest surprises for me in 2009. After a very limited theatrical run in late 2008, it was finally released on DVD in April of 2009. Splinter is one of those movies that was never given a fare shake. It’s technically a straight to video movie, but it was better than […]

The Final(2010)

The After Dark Horrorfest has been hit and miss. The past 2 years have been outstanding compared to the first 2. Although there were some gems here and there, “Borderlands” and “Mullberry St” comes to mind. There was also some complete crap, like “Nightmare Man.” This years crop of “8 Films to die for” have […]

George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead

Before I start this analysis, let me clear something up. I am one of the biggest Romero fanboys on the planet. If the title of our blog didn’t tip you off, Romero is one of the biggest influences on me, and my quest into the horror genre. The past two films in his “Dead” series […]

The Descent: Part 2

A sequel. I should end my review right there. But in the interest of taking up useless e-space, I’ll continue. For me, The Descent Part 2 had 2 strikes against it before the opening credits rolled. Director Neil Marshall has not stepped back behind the camera to further his already finished story and the sequel […]

The Burrowers(2008)

Burrowers is a western/horror hybrid, set in 1879 in the Dakota Territories. A few pioneers have settled outside of civilization. Will Parcher, played by William Mapother(Lost, The Grudge) is attempting to ‘swoon the poon’ of Gertrude played by Laura Leighton. In a brutal nighttime attack, the survivors of a family are abducted. Being set in […]