Movies

The Hollow Child

Horror
Available on VOD: 3 januari 2019
Director: Jeremy Lutter
Cast: Jessica McLeod, Hannah Cheramy (Van Helsing), John Emmet Tracy (Fifty Shades Freed), Jana Mitsoula

Troubled teen Samantha's position in her new foster family is jeopardized when her new sister Olivia goes missing in the woods, only to reappear, apparently unharmed, days later. But when Sam begins to suspect that what emerged from the woods is not Olivia, her investigation will bring her face to face with an evil presence which has haunted the town for generations.

Reviews
  • Timescolonist.com: a quietly unsettling folklore-inspired feature debut that turns familiar horror tropes on their ear. McLeod’s performance is as much a highlight as the spooky spirit Lutter conjures, enhanced by Nelson and Graham Talbot’s striking cinematography and David Parfit’s sinister score.
  • Starburstmagazine.com: A diverting supernatural thriller and a film with talent to watch out for in the future. 7/10.
  • Mondaymag.com: Lutter is a skillful traditionalist, invoking all the expected tropes of a fright flick with a sharp eye and a dark sense of glee.
  • Twoohsix.com: The Hollow Child feels appropriately spooky, it has the dark and gloomy feel of a classic moody thriller, and the cast is fantastic from top to bottom. Horror fans, definitely give this one a look.
  • Jbspins.blogspot.com: Young Hannah Cheramy also chews the scenery like a seasoned horror genre performer as impostor Olivia.
  • Horrorgeeklife.com: An outstanding horror film. It was fresh, and dark, and one of the best iterations of little girl-turned monster that I have seen in years.
  • Crypticrock.com: Clever and thought-provoking, CrypticRock gives this film 4 out of 5 stars.

68 Kill

Action, Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 10 januari 2019
Director: Trent Haaga
Cast: Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, (500) Days of Summer), AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Officer Down, Scorned), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why), Sheila Vand (Argo)

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.
Reviews
  • Variety.com: A zesty black comedy whose nebbish hero gets subjected to a prolonged ordeal of painful misfortunes. viewers and programmers with a taste for midnight-movie outrageousness will cotton to its mix of sleaze, quease and bad-taste absurdism.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: For those seeking a viciously violent, amazingly cast and hilarious thriller, 68 Kill delivers on levels that few recent efforts have. This film’s singular vision of the dark side is brutally entertaining. Its idea of gender and masculinity are more old-fashioned than they need to be, but that doesn’t stop the female leads from giving balls-to-the-wall incredible performances. For this alone, this one is worth watching. This brand of insanity doesn’t come along often.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: This wacky gender standoff rocks and rolls as a late-night siren should. Haaga is back, funny and fucked-up as ever. 68 Kills feels like a short Tarantino story; a bloody late-nighter that features an unstoppable genre role for AnnaLynne McCord.
  • Dailydead.com: Charm-Filled, Southern-Fried Caper, a wickedly fun heist movie that subverts genre fan’s expectations by playing around with gender conventions, delivering several impressive storytelling swerves that genuinely kept me guessing up until the very end.
  • Filmthrills.com: Part of the beauty of 68 Kill stems from Haaga reversing the gender dynamics we’re used to seeing in this kind of uber violent, modern noir film. Not only Chip is the one in consistent need of rescue by one of the women in his life, but he’s often reduced to cringing and whimpering mess. With 68 Kill, Haaga delivers a crowd pleasing, high octane thriller that is well worth your time and energy.
  • iHorror.com: Trent Haaga’s “68 Kill” is a Bloody Masterpiece of Feminism, Anti-Stereotypes and Dark Humor.
  • ScreamHorrormag.com: Leaves us with virtually nowhere to hide from its bawdiness, frenzied brutality and kinky, kooky humour; all buoyed by a totally talented, committed and game cast.
  • Talkfilmsociety.com: Takes the audience along through a number of wild scenarios, adorned with a series of dimensionalized, grounded characters. While a number of them are deranged psychotics (for lack of a better word), they always capture your attention, and make you wonder just where the story is going to go next. 68 Kill comes well recommended.
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