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Friday, August 1, 2014

New Slipknot- "The Negative One"

The Negative One- Review




For six years us maggots have been waiting for a new track from our boys at Slipknot, let's just say that Corey and the guys didn't disappoint. Currently you can only listen to the track on www.slipknot1.com. The song hits extremely hard and should satisfy any Slipknot fan. Unfortunately there is no additional information about release dates for the new album, but let's hope it is sooner than later!

The Negative One- 5.5 out of 6 skulls
"I think I have a hard on."- D. Mack

Slasher Cast #1 Before the Mourning Interview


Slasher Cast #1- Before the Mourning Interview



Summary: Before the Mourning is one of the best things to come out of American Metal this year. This band is busting its ass to make it, and with the talent coming from these guys, they will! Check out their shows in the LA area, and listen to this interview.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Crawling Dead

The Crawling Dead

Written and Directed by: Eamon Hardiman 

Special thanks to Razor Sharp Studios for allowing us to watch this film! 

Summary: 

Back room abortions and calamity creates a fun, less than an hour film for all gormedy fans. As a young couple tries to start their life in a new home, they find that there is something strange going on with the landlord and the basement. After family members come and visit, all hell breaks loose as the crawling dead return to teethe on the residents and guests. 

Review: 

The film is low budget, but because the film is a "gormedy", it allows for the inefficiencies of this low budget film to shine. The film does start off a little slow, and the effects are full of cheese, but the film is enjoyable. The ending is fun and original. 

Overall: 
4 out of 6 skulls. "A fun 50 minute film with enough horror, gore, and comedy to suffice."- D. Mack

You can purchase The Crawling Dead: Amazon

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Before the Mourning Video

New Before the Mourning!


Our friends at Before the Mourning have released a new lyric video to their new track: "Another Sleepless Night". We've had the opportunity to hang out with Adam from Before the Mourning, and this is a band you don't want to miss. Check out that track and share with your friends! \m/

Rating: 5.5 out of 6 Skulls!
"You may not know Before the Mourning today, but you will."- D. Mack

Follow Before the Mourning on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adamryanb4tm

Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us From Evil



Deliver Us From Evil, the new exorcism film from one of our favorite directors: Scott Derrickson, is out in theaters today. This is one of those weeks, with the holiday falling on a Friday that you will see wide releases released in the middle of the week. If you remember our issue of Horror and Metal Magazine featuring "The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014", you will know that this film was ranked just behind "The Green Inferno". 

Horror and Metal Magazine has not had the opportunity to review the film. Currently it is holding at a fantastic 7.6/10 on IMDB, and a mediocre for a horror film 43 on metacritic. Personally I'm hoping this film lives up to Sinister and the Exorcism of Emily Rose. 

Support horror, go out and see it! 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Body Count- Manslaughter Review

Body Count is Back!!!! Manslaughter Review


I am not a heavy metal purist. I enjoy when bands take the element of metal and produce something that is different, yet enjoyable. Manslaughter is just that. Manslaughter takes elements of gangsta rap, heavy metal, and comedy to create an album that could be enjoyed by both metalheads and Hip Hop fans. Ice T's vocals and rhymes fit perfectly with a great supporting band. I am glad to Ernie C came back to be lead guitarist for Body Count (the only original member with Ice T). 

"Talk Shit, Get Shot", Bitch in the Pit,  "99 Problems", "Manslaughter", and "Pop Bubble" featuring Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed are the most memorable tracks. My favorite has to be 2014 Institutionalized, an ode to Suicidal Tendencies. The modernized version of Institutionalized is hilarious and fits the ST mold for the song.

Hip Hop and Metal fans need to rejoice and buy Manslaughter today! 
Rating: 5 out of 6 Skulls

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Official Horror and Metal Magazine Movie Selections 2014

2014 Horror and Metal Magazine Selections

What movies surprised us and took horror to a new level in 2013/2014.

Here are our official selections for 2013/2014 

- Truth or Dare: Original screenplay with fantastic twists and turns. Sick!

- Young, High, and Dead: Fantastic writing and a true British gem. 

- Order of the Ram (Short): Best short we have seen in a long time!

- Hate Crime: Brutal American nightmare!

- HogMaul: Creative and hilarious, HogMaul was a fun watch!

- All Cheerleaders Die: Original, funny, and unexpected.


Check out our reviews of these movies: http://www.horrorandmetalmagazine.com/movie-reviews.html


Sunday, June 8, 2014

All Cheerleaders Die Review

All Cheerleaders Die

Directed by: Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson 

Special thanks for letting us review this movie!!!


Review:

It is entirely possible for me to be wrong about a movie. I thought this movie looked good, but I anticipated something very different. Was this a bad thing? Hell no! All Cheerleaders Die is part Bring It On, part Twilight, part Wild Things, and part True Blood. It isn't necessarily a horror movie, it blends elements of comedy, horror, and sci-fi. The actresses in this movie are smoking hot, and have decent acting chops. 

After a cheerleader dies from a botched stunt, a new cheerleader is recruited. After some lesbonic action, some witchcraft, and a car wreck (yes in that order), things start getting fun. The newly dead cheerleaders must get revenge on the star football player who has it coming. 

All Cheerleaders Die is a great movie to watch with a group of mixed couples. The ladies will enjoy the cheerleading element, and the guys will enjoy everything else. 

Check out the trailer below: 


You can pre-order the movie: http://www.amazon.com/All-Cheerleaders-Blu-ray-Caitlin-Stasey/dp/B00JMLPC06 (set for release July 22nd). You can also stream it on Google Play and Amazon Instant Video. 

Rating: 5 out of 6 Skulls
"A fun filled pom-pom rampage of horror and comedy."- D. Mack, Horror and Metal Magazine

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Louder Than Life Festival- Louisville Announced Lineup

Holy Louisville Slugger! Louder Than Life Festival Announced


When: October 4th and October 5th
Where: Louisville, Kentucky
Who Will Be There: Check out http://www.louderthanlifefestival.com/music.html


Who should you see?

Here are the bands that you need to see, without any shadow of a doubt:

October 4th:
Butcher Babies- Our Best New Artist 2013. These girls put on a hell of a show and are totally bad ass.
In This Moment- Another phenomenal female lead metal band. Maria Brink was listed as our hottest women of metal, and among the best lead singers of any metal band today.
Volbeat- Sad enough, I have never seen these Danish rockers, but will. Fantastic band with diverse sound.
Five Finger Death Punch- I'm not a huge fan of their music, but they put on a hell of a show.

October 5th:
Wilson- Wilson fucking rocks. No doubt about it. Fantastic show and music. Think Every Time I Die.
Mastodon- Of all the shows at Rock on the Range, Mastodon brought the titties out. Mastodon rocks your face off.
Limp Bizkit- Look, I love the hip hop/metal crossover, and the fact that they are playing right before Korn makes it even better.
Korn- Saw them twice in 2013, and I can't wait to see them again. Hell of a show (hopefully this time I won't take a motherfucker during Blind).
Judas Priest- Oh fuckin' my! This was one of the big shocks of the show. Most people expect the typical festival favorites (Kid Rock, 5 Finger, etc.), but this is going to be awesome!



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Most Anticipated Horror Films 2014

Most Anticipated Horror Films 2014


Overview: Unlike many other magazines, I'm not going to try to make friends and post every
single horror film that will come out in 2014. If you are like me, you want to see the very best that horror has to offer. Here is my list of most anticipated horror films for 2014 (in no particular order).

The Human Centipede (Final Sequence)
Director: Tom Six
Info: Tom Six’s conclusion to one of the most bizarre horror trilogies has promised us a centipede of over 500 people. I’m sure CGI will be involved, but I'm eager to see how Tom will finish his creation. A

Excitement: 4 out of 6 Skulls

The Purge Anarchy (Purge 2)
Director: James DeMonaco
Info: I despised the first film. I thought the plot had some originality to it, but the film fell for all the same traps as average horror movies. I am hoping that James takes the film to new heights with the sequel.

Excitement: 2 out of 6 Skulls

The Green Inferno
Director: Eli Roth 
Info: I haven't been this excited over a future release for a long time. Eli Roth is going deep into the jungle to tell us a “Cannibal Holocaust” type film. It should be amazing!

Excitement: 6 out of 6 Skulls

Deliver Us From Evil
Director: Scott Derrickson 
Info: Scott is one of my favorite directors. He hasn't done a ton of movie but his Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose were some of my favorites. His new movie involves a policemen teaming up with a priest to combat a series of unexplained crimes.

Excitement: 5 out of 6 Skulls

Horns
Director: Alexandre Aja 
Info: Alexandre Aja directed one of my favorite horror films “High Tension”, but I don't know if I'm sold on Daniel Radcliffe in the horror genre. I thought the “The Woman in Black” was mediocre at best, but felt his acting was great in the film.

Excitement: 3 out of 6 Skulls

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Body Count- Bitch in the Pit

New Body Count- Bitch in the Pit! Manslaughter released on June 10th. Check it out!


Monday, June 2, 2014

New The Green Inferno Trailer

New "The Green Inferno" Trailer

If you know anything about Horror and Metal Magazine, you know we adore Eli Roth. The new trailer for "The Green Inferno" just posted. Environmentalist beware! Save the trees, stay for dinner!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Music Videos of the Year?

2014 has been amazing for metal music videos. The reemergence of Body Count  has excited the hell out of many, and the new metal band Grimace. Body Count vs. Grimace, who has Music Video of the year? Talk Shit, Get Shot vs. Awake the Demons.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Rob Zombie's 3I Teaser

Our Lord and Sinner, Rob Zombie gave us a tease of what hell is to come. The teaser sums up the last decade of his films and culminates with a clown mask. Not much information is available on 3I (31, but with roman numeral for 1). Is it a Captain Spaulding reference, is it a Halloween 3 redux? We will keep you posted.

Check out the teaser: Here

Friday, May 30, 2014

King 810 Proem Review

King 810

About: 

King 810 hails from Flint, Michigan, the self proclaimed murder capital of the United States. The band features a gangster-core, nu-metal sound with lyrics screamed by their lead David "Gunn" Swan. 

Rock on the Range:


My first experience with King 810 was on the opening day of Rock on the Range 2014. We showed up slightly late to the set, and as we were approaching the Ernie Ball stage, we heard the screamed lyrics of "Fat Around the Heart". The crowd was intense with circle pits forming.

As the music paused, you noticed masked gunmen with AK-47's on the stage. The band immediately began playing "Killem All". The gun wielding masked men starting climbing both sides of the scaffolding. Some fans realized the staged act,while others (like my wife) were looking for an escape route. 

All in all their performance was electric and really set the afternoon right.

Proem:

After being signed to Roadrunner records, King 810 released the EP "Proem". After finding the band extremely entertaining, I immediately purchased the 5 track EP on my way back from Rock on the Range.

Stating it is a 5 track EP, is a bit laughable, although I do really enjoy the album. 

#1. "810" is a serious of news reports of violence throughout the city of Flint.
#2. "Killem All" has a great riff, and David's vocals are grimy and dark. A fantastic music video can be seen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDAgMVzNto
#3. "Fat Around the Heart" is my favorite track on the album. The lyrical content is very strong. This could possibly be the anthem needed to propel the band into further popularity.
"I grew up at a church on Sunday, back again, bury friends on Monday."
#4. "Desperate Lovers" is a very original track. Of all the songs on the track, this one has real guitars and real drums that you can hear. Much less "Rap Rock", and much more metal. 
#5. "Anatomy 1:1" is a wannabe freestyle in essence of Pastor Troy's "Face Off Intro" on the 2001 release of Faceoff. Unfortunately King 810's freestyle is horrible. One additional track on this EP would have made it among my favorite EP's of all time. Instead the EP has gold that ends with a sour note.

Overall: 

Roadrunner's gamble on King 810 may payoff. The huge reception and notoriety the band has received the last month should help their first full length album (due to be released late summer) sell. It will be interested to see if metal fans will find King 810 appealing. I for one am a fan.

Rating: 5 out of 6 Skulls 







Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Zombiefest WV- Tom Savini Interview, Tyler Mane Interview, and more!

Zombiefest WV

Special Thanks to The Haunted Barn for allowing SBE to cover this amazing event!

A zombie run, famous actors, great food, and metal?!? Scary Business was invited to spend the day at Zombiefest WV outside of Charleston West Virginia last weekend. This was the inaugural event brought to the area by the Haunted Barn, and extreme haunted house in Charleston, West Virginia. Check out the Haunted Barn on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/haunted.barn.wv?fref=ts.

Scary Business had the opportunity to catch up with Tom Savini at Zombiefest. If you know SBE, you know that we think Tom is the best in the world when it comes to special effects, and he has acting chops too! 

D. Mack hanging out with Tom Savini

Tom let us know that he has a few films in the works and was working on a book that keeps him busy.

Scary Business also had the opportunity to catch up with Tyler Mane, the real badass, former wrestler, turned Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's renditions of Halloween. Tyler has a new film that is in production called "Penance Lane" where he will be starring and behind the camera. Tyler is a genetic freak that stands 6'9 and made our own Creepy GB (at 6'2) look like a munchkin. 

Creepy GB hanging out with Tyler Mane

Next we caught up with Tamara Glynn who played the beautiful Samantha in Halloween 5. Her sultry scene involved her getting freaky as Michael Myers performs the ultimate "cock block". Tamara Glynn is looking as good as ever, and it was a real treat talking to her about upcoming projects and getting a picture with her and new school "Michael Myers".

Tyler and Tamara Glynn

Lastly SBE had the opportunity to meet Goldie Fatale, actress, model, and producer of such gems as Horrotica. Goldie is a beautiful actress and very down to earth. Look forward to reviewing her work in the future! 
Goldie Fatale

Zombiefest had amazing music, including Bobaflex and other rock bands. We especially liked talking to The West Virginia Ghostbusters team who does charity events for children. They were awesome to talk to and we appreciate all their work. Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WVGBS

Great job guys!

Although the weather was sloppy, we had a fantastic time covering the Haunted Barn's Zombiefest WV. We look forward to following the event next year! Check out our other blog posts, and our April issue of Horror and Metal Magazine! http://www.scribd.com/doc/220329544/Horror-and-Metal-Magazine-April-Issue




Monday, April 21, 2014

Insidious: Chapter 2 Review

Insidious: Chapter 2 Review:
Insidious: Chapter 2
Director: James Wan
Writers: Leigh Whannel l and James Wan
Rating: 4.75 out of 6 Skulls
This is free on Netflix!
Summary:
The second movie takes off from where the first film left off, other than a brief flashback that sets up some plot points for the movie. There is something wrong with Josh, and the family is very concerned. Almost all of the characters from the first film continue their roles in this film. There is more comic relief in this film than in the original. I was disappointed that the music and sound effects in this film weren’t in the same ballpark as the first film.
Why you need to watch it:
Decent scares, and a great movie for the sci-fi/paranormal/horror fan. James Wan is the 21st century master of horrors with his films: Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring.  Leigh Whannell is a diverse actor and great writer that does deserve praise.
Why you may want to skip it:
It wasn’t as spooky as the original. The sound effects and music weren’t as good. The story is a bit watered down compared to the first. I would suggest not skipping it though.
Rating: 4.75 out of 6 Skulls.
James Wan is the master of horror for the 21st century, and although this isn’t his best work, it is still better than 90% of the horror movies out there. James Wan + Leigh Wannell= A good horror flick.

-D. Mack @ScaryBusiness

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Young, High and Dead (2013) Review



Young, High and Dead (2013)
Director: Luke Brady
Writer: Luke Brady
Rum Punch Productions
Special thanks to Luke Brady for allowing us to review such an awesome UK bloodbath!


Review:

When five friends head to the woods for a weekend of drug fueled madness their night soon descends into chaos when they pitch up next to the grave of a local missing child. The film has amazing dialogue and the subtle humor is a great additional to this wonderful UK treasure.



Why You Should Watch It:

This film has fantastic young British actors that we on the stateside may not be aware of. The two actresses, Hannah Tointon and Louisa Lytton are fantastic and beautiful young scream queens. The gentlemen in the film do a fantastic job countering the narrative. Tony Montana would be jealous of the amount of drugs these kids consume in this movie! There are some fantastic brutal scenes in this movie for the truest horror fan, yet the dialogue separates this film from many others.


Why You Shouldn’t Watch It:

There is no reason at all for any horror fan not to watch this film. The only problem I had with the film was translating British English, to American English. This is probably easier for most, but I tend to have to concentrate sometimes to catch everything going on with the dialogue.


Rating: 5.25 out of 6 Skulls


“This is a UK treasure that combines storytelling, humor, and brutality in 89 minutes. These kids are higher than Charlie Sheen on a binger!”- D. Mack

HogMaul: The Legend of Abrams County Review




HogMaul: The Legend of Abrams County (2013)
Director: Nap Bishop
Writer: Nap Bishop
Ill Conceived Films
Special thanks to Nap Bishop for providing this awesome American Gormedy!




Review:

Is it legend, or is it true? HogMaul is a local legend starting in the 1950’s that in Abrams County that supposedly killed multiple youth. Over the years the people of the small county blamed multiple disappearances and murders on the beast. After a few young adults come up missing, two detectives and a group of hemp loving young people come across the gruesome legend!



Why You Should Watch It: 

The comedy and the writing in this film are superb. You would think that Nap would have an impressive list of films that he had written. The dialogue is hilarious and adds value to the film. Although it is low budget, Nap doesn't make the viewer feel if it is so because of the great dialogue and comedy throughout. The story is a good one and the brutality is fun.



Why You May Want to Skip It:

You don't want to skip it. This is low budget, but the comedy and the horror are real. I would put it in the same category as the original Hatchet, without the thousands of gallons of blood.



Rating: 5 out of 6 Skulls

“This is a must see horror gormedy for fans of American style horror! I'm very excited to see what the guys at Ill Conceived Films and Nap Bishop will do next!”- D. Mack





Bonus: Buy the soundtrack. With original songs like “Footjob Gang Bang” and “Corpse Fucking Rob” you will have a hell of a good time on a Saturday night. Think colloquial Rob Zombie.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Truth or Dare (2013) Film Review

Truth or Dare (2013)
Director: Jessica Cameron
Writers: Jessica Cameron and Jonathan Scott Higgins
Starring: Jessica Cameron, Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff, Shelby Stehlin, Devanny Pinn, Brandon Van Vliet, and Jesse Wilson.

A Small Town Girl Productions

Special Thanks to Jessica Cameron for allowing Scary Business Entertainment to screen such a phenomenal film.


Plot:
It’s not just a game anymore… After a group of young adults release a fake “Russian Roulette” viral video that hits it big, their fans ask for more. In their second “fake” viral video, things go wrong when their #1 fan decides to make his own rules.

This movie cultivates some of the greatest death scenes in recent memory. The movie tests your stomach with some of the most gut-wrenching gore imaginable (This comes from the guy that loved “August Underground Mordum” and other gore fests). Although not all the actors in this movie are household names, I have a feeling that many of them will be hitting it big after this film. Jessica Cameron is a true “Scream Queen” in every sense, and her character evolves as the “game” goes on. Heather Dorff and Devanny Pinn are talented and beautiful actresses and give a hell of a performance. Shelby, Brandon, and Jesse give great support in this twisted feature, but I think the real star was the “Mansonesque” of Ryan Kiser. Ryan’s character of Derek is a twisted, fame obsessed fan that gives what could be, villain of the year. 

Notes:
-This movie should be sold in every outlet imaginable. This is a true gem for horror and gore lovers!
-This film has a lot of twisted and dark scenes including the subjects of incest, hermaphrodites, rape, child abuse, abortions, and many more that may be unsuitable for some viewers. Most of these are just back stories in the film, but may bother some viewers.
-The death scenes are amazing in this film, and Jessica Cameron and Jonathan Scott Higgins' vision tests the capacity of the viewer.

Overall: 5.5 out of 6 Skulls
“One of the most disturbing yet enjoyable horror films I have seen in years. This is a “must own”, not just a “must watch” film.”  –D. Mack

You may pre-order “Truth or Dare” from the Truth or Dare website:
http://truthordarethemovie.com/contribute/

This will be featured in Horror and Metal Magazine February Issue. January Issue out now! 
http://www.scribd.com/doc/200375445/Scary-Business-Entertainment-Horror-and-Metal-Magazine-Issue-2

Monday, February 3, 2014

13/13/13 Review

13/13/13 (2013)

Director: James Cullen Bressack

Writers: James Cullen Bressack 

Starring:
Trae Ireland- Breakin' All the Rules, About Last Night
Jody Barton- Hate Crime, To Jennifer
Erin Coker- Shark Week 
Ian Roberts- Hate Crime, Superman Returns
Greg Depetro- Hate Crime
Tiffany Martinez- Future Scream Queen!

Plot: ON THAT DAY... WE ARE DEMON
First of all I want to admit that this movie will go down in history with some of my other Cult Favorites: Leprechaun in the Hood 1 & 2 and Broken Lizard's Club Dread. I read a ton of reviews for 13/13/13 prior to watching the film. I wasn't expecting much from it. I soon learned after starting the film that viewers apparently didn't get the twisted humor of James Cullen Bressack. The film is about the effect of changing leap year had on the Mayan Calendar. Because of years of leap year, today is 13/13/13. Soon the weak and young start to take on demon personalities that eventually affect everyone, unless you are born on, you guessed it, leap year. The movie has some excellent death scenes, some excellent comedy from Jody Barton and J. Scott, and a cameo from Jessica Cameron. 

Is the movie perfect? No, far from it. This movie wasn't made to win any awards, but wanted to tell a twisted but dark story for true horror fans. 

Notes:
  • I think Jody Barton is extremely underrated as an actor. His performance in 13/13/13, To Jennifer, and Hate Crime should put him on everyone's radar. 
  • Ian Roberts once again plays a psychopath like no other. His Herculean build and devilish attitude is perfect for this film. 
  • Trae Ireland and Erin Coker make a great team throughout the film.
  • Tiffany Martinez is a new face, but has a great performance!
  • The only disappointment was the cover of the DVD and Netflix. The film doesn't have demons coming out of people, nor is there that many crazy kids. 
Overall: 4.75 out of 6 Skulls 
"A True Cult Treasure!"- D. Mack

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hate Crime (2013) Review

Hate Crime (2013)

Director: James Cullen Bressack
Writers: James Cullen Bressack and Jarret Cohen

Starring:
Jody Barton- 13/13/13, To Jennifer
Nicholas Clark- Sadistic Eroticism
Debbie Diesel- New Starlet
Ian Roberts- 13/13/13, Superman Returns
Maggie Wagner- Too many to list
Greg Depetro- 13/13/13
Tim Moran- Family Time


Plot: You moved into the wrong neighborhood!

I would say that the movie starts slow and builds the story, but James Cullen Bressack decided to take this film by the throat and slash it! What started as a Jewish family celebrating their youngest child's birthday, turns into a horrific night of violent crimes only JCB can tell! The film has one of the great ironic death scenes within the first 5 minutes of the film. The movie tests your ability to enjoy a movie with such violence and demented scenes, luckily for us, we loved it!

Notes:
  • I think Jody Barton is extremely underrated as an actor. His performance in 13/13/13, To Jennifer, and now Hate Crime should put him on everyone's radar. 
  • Ian Roberts once again plays a psychopath like no other. His Herculean build and devilish attitude is perfect for this film. He provides great comedy relief towards the end.
  • Poor Maggie Wagner. She puts up with some hellacious torture in this movie. She does it fantastically well.
  • Debbie Diesel is a new face, but has a great performance!
  • Nicholas Clark will have a future in this business. He has to go through some sick shit, but does it very well.
Overall: 5.5 out of 6 Skulls 
This is a true "Must See" for any horror fan. This is true horror!




Friday, January 17, 2014

The Upper Footage Review

The Upper Footage Review
By: D. Mack
Director: Justin Cole
Writers: Justin Cole
Genre:  Mystery/Thriller
Rating: 4.25 Skulls out of 6
Special thanks to Justin Cole for allowing us to review such a wicked and crazy film!

Review:
Is this real? What the hell am I watching? These were some of the first thoughts I had after watching this film. The film tells a story of a group of guys and girls who decide to have a night partying on way too much cocaine, and what happen when Jackie decides to have too much.

The film starts buy showing clips on YouTube and Entertainment Weekly of a scandal involving some of Hollywood’s elite. What happened to Jackie Spearo? The footage of a crazy night gets released and the viewer gets to see what really happens when you party with the wrong group.

The Good:
Great dialogue between the casts which makes you feel like this footage is authentic. It does give you the “Blair Witch” vibe because it does look like a group of kids just filming their adventure, of course this adventure involves way too much cocaine. The camera angles and acting were good. This movie has a great ending! Effects were good.

The Mediocre:
Although the dialogue is good, it still seems as if this film is very long and drawn out. A shorter cut of footage may make it easier to digest.

Overview:

Justin Cole directs a great film that leaves the watcher questioning whether it is authentic or not. I think Justin tells a great story and creates a movie that is a must see for any fan of found footage films. You can watch The Upper Footage on Vimeo VOD. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Order of the Ram Review

Order of the Ram Review
Director: Scott Lyus
Written by:  Scott Lyus
Length:  16 Minutes
Rating: 4.25 out of 6 Skulls
Special Thanks to Scott Lyus for letting SBE to review!
Review: Order of the Ram is a short film by Scott Lyus of the UK. It tells the story of Mary, who is socially awkward and has no friends. She soon finds out that her life has all been planned for her by the “Order of the Ram”. She soon finds out that her life has a greater purpose than she ever thought.
Production Value: For a short film, the film has excellent production value and acting. The camera angles were done very well.  
Story:  Order of the Ram has a good premise for a short film. It has an interesting ending which leaves you guessing.
Effects: Scott does well in trying to tie in special effects to his budget. Only issues I had was the rope scene and the throat cut. Aside from that, Scott does very well.

Overall: Watch Order of the Ram. It tells a compelling story and leaves you hanging at the end.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

To Jennifer Review



To Jennifer

Director: James Cullen Bressack
Writers: James Cullen Bressack, Chuck Pappas
PSYKIK JUNKY PICTURES
Starring: 
Chuck Pappas- Joey
James Cullen Bressack- Stevie
Jody Barton- Martin
Jessica Cameron- Jennifer
Genre: Horror/Dark Comedy
Rating: 3.25 Skulls out of 6
Special thanks to James Cullen Bressack for allowing Scary Business Entertainment to review his Bad Ass Film!
This review will be featured in our January Issue of 
Horror and Metal Magazine!




Review: 

James Cullen Bressack's "To Jennifer" is an interesting take on the "found footage" style film. I would actually argue that it isn't a "found footage" film, and lump it into a "Horror-Documentary". Joey (played by Chuck Pappas) and his cousin, Stevie (played by Director James Cullen Bressack) are out to document a journey to find out if his girlfriend "Jennifer" (Played by the beautiful Jessica Cameron) is cheating on him or not. He convinces his cousin Stevie to take the trip with him and to video document the trip. Along the way they meet up with Martin (played by Jody Barton) to join them on the trip after they have some issues involving an airplane. 

The Good: 
The film was produced exclusively on a IPhone 5. This should encourage young filmmakers that budgets shouldn't be an obstacle when you have a good story. The dialogue makes you believe that Joey is suffering from depression fueled from the possible cheating of his girlfriend "Jennifer". His friends give him shit for the camera documenting the trip throughout the film, which makes the story more believable. The characters in the film, especially Martin are a welcome addition to the film. There is a memorable part of the film that involves two "escorts" in a dilapidated motel that provides great comedy. There is a song at the end of the film, performed by "Joey" that is also very good.

The Bad:
The film is very long, even if it is only 1 hour and 16 minutes. There are certain sections of film that last much longer than I personally would have left them. The film has a nice twist, but I anticipated it about 45 minutes within the film. I think that James shows his hand way too early into the film. The ending of the film seemed rushed, even though the rest of the film was almost too patient.

James Cullen Bressack is a young filmmaker with a great reputation for making good films. Although To Jennifer is not his best outing, it does tell a great story with a low budget. Scary Business Entertainment definitely suggests fans of horror to watch this film. Currently it is available from Amazon.com along with other outlets.