Getting laughs out of a genre audience isn’t especially easy, and indie horror-comedies are a case-in-point for this. What might seem to be knee-slapping hilarity to the filmmakers often translates to groan-worthy cheese at best, and at worst, sexist, offensive tripe. Proving my point are these two aspiring gut-busters, Vampire Camp and Fat Chance; both of which, despite some charm, don’t come off quite as funny as intended.
From its humble beginnings as a mock movie poster at 2013′s IF THEY CAME FROM WITHIN art exhibit to an honest-to-goodness feature film, Astron-6′s giallo tribute/parody, THE EDITOR , has its world premiere tonight at TIFF’s Midnight Madness programme.
‘Be Afraid. Be VERY Afraid’ is the third edition of the Viewster Online Film Festival, the largest global online film festival, celebrating the fantastical and the creepy, the horrifying and the amazing, drawing on influences from science fiction, horror/paranormal, fantasy, thrillers…and the outright weird. Joining this year’s jury panel is cult favourite (and Teutonic badass) Udo Kier. Read on for more details.
A special edition of Monsters and Mysteries titled “The Blackburn Files” will air this Friday Sept 12 at 10pm EST on the Destination America channel. The episode features enhanced versions of the Lake Worth Monster, Rake, and Beast of Bray Road stories with myself as host.