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Interview: Filmmaker, Alex Haughey & Movie Review: Prodigy

Over the past two weeks, I've featured indie talent worth listening to and worth reading. This week, it's something worth watching.

My find is a film: Prodigy. Written and Directed by Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal, and starring Richard Neil, Savannah Liles, Jolene Andersen, Emilio Palame, and David Linski, it's a thriller (with a little sci-fi thrown in) about a girl who may or may not be the most dangerous person in the world. Well, the government thinks so, anyway.

Read on for my review of the film, Prodigy.

The opening was a nicely done little prologue introducing you to some key background people of the film without giving away the film's content. It left me wondering "What's the deal?" and wanting to know more.

The ongoing exchange between Savannah Liles character, Ellie, and Richard Neil's Dr. James Fonda was cleverly written. This, coupled with the chemistry between the two actors, allowed them to play off each other well. This, in turn, helped …
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Indie Talent Feature : Isaac Thorne

Welcome to this week's feature, my accursed acolytes!

Last week. I featured indie talent worth listening to. This week. it's someone not only worth listening to, but also worth reading.

This week's find is a storyteller for you to discover: Isaac Thorne. His narratives are a must-listen, and his stories are not only a darkly delicious read, but have also been made into award-winning film shorts. Give Isaac a listen, and a read. You won't be disappointed, minions.

Check out Isaac Thorne's bio and his links:

"Isaac writes the kind of stories he writes because he finds them funny, gross, and horrific, all of which appeals to his–shall we say–underdeveloped maturity. Rest assured that even though his work might not fit the sensibilities of some readers, he truly means no harm nor offense.

In addition to Isaac's written works, he hosts two programs on SCRM Radio, a horror-centric internet radio station. THORNE'S THEATER OF TERROR features Isaac's narratio…

Indie Talent Feature : Dr. Snik

Welcome, perusers of the putrid!

I have a special month planned. Throughout the month of May, I will be featuring indie talent worth watching, reading, or - as in this particular post's case - listening to.

That's right, minions, I have found a creepy cool musician for you to try out: Dr. Snik.

Trust me when I tell you these songs are a must-have for any spooky Halloween party, or. if you're like me, just as a nice addition to the creeptastic music I listen to every night in my crypt. (I particularly like "March Of The Dead," but then I may be biased: some of my closest friends are zombies.)

Check out Dr. Snik's bio and his links:

"Dr. Snik has risen from the grave in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to bring you spooky grooves from the Other World.

A collection of original psychedelic/horror/pop-punk/trance songs/soundscapes influenced by Radiohead/Pink Floyd/Alice Cooper. These songs are born out of many places such as The Pits of Hell, The Realm of Evil, T…

Three Movies That Don't Suck

I know, minions, not my usual title or post, but I have to be honest: the last few months of watching horror and sci-fi movies has been painful for me.

I really just wanted to find something redeemable about movie after movie, and I just could not. Not one good thing. I paid to rent a couple of the movies, and all it left me feeling was ripped off. I seemed destined not to find one movie that didn't suck. Since I don't do negative reviews, I threw in the towel and moved on to watching anthologies. I finally found a keeper, and you can read that review here.

After that, I decided to go to Netflix and see what was new there.

Guess what, darklings. Not only did I find one movie that didn't suck, I found three!

(Just a reminder: I don't give spoilers or go into film details, that is for you to discover all on your lonesome.)

The first in the lot was The Cloverfield Paradox.

I'm trying to figure out why this movie didn't get a theatrical release because it is, in my…

April 2018 Movie Releases (with Trailers)

Let's see what's coming to the big screen this April in the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres, my corpulent cutthroats.


A Quite Place

Release Date: April 6th, 2018

PG-13|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary:
A family of four must remain silent in its isolated farmhouse to avoid mysterious creatures that use sound to hunt their prey.

Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward

Director: John Krasinski

Genres: Thriller, Horror

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Sunday Night, Platinum Dunes

The Endless

Release Date: April 6th, 2018

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary:
Two brothers receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn't find as young men, they're forced to reconsider the cult's beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers …

Movie Review: The Madame In Black & From Beyond

Welcome, my twisted troglodytes, to the first post of 2018! I even had my claws filed especially for the occasion!

The movie I'm reviewing today is actually a 23-minute short that is now part of a collection called From Beyond, available on Amazon Prime video. I'll be giving my thoughts on the rest of the collection at the end of this post.

(Remember, I don't give spoilers or discuss details of the story - those are for you creeps to discover on your own!)

"The Madame In Black" is episode two of the series. It deals with two things I really don't care for because they are just plain wrong: mirrors and urban legends/ kid dares that involve calling on some freaky psycho or tortured soul three times and daring them to show themselves.

First, let's talk a bit about mirrors. They're evil - plain and simple. Trust me when I tell you this, as I've lived a very, very long time and know for a fact mirrors are gateways to places you would rather not go, nor…

The Diary of a Troubled Faery "Twisted Tales: Hansel and Gretel, the True Story"

Here for the first time is the truth about Hansel and Gretel, and the first of many twisted tales I have collected over many years and from many places.
One night a very, very, very long time ago I happened upon a small village near Hanau, Germany. This was during one of my jaunts around Europe to see what kind of chaos I could cause. I entered a small dark inn located near the outskirts of the village. I took my rest in a far corner of the room, my back to the wall to "assess" the surroundings. They were very typical for the time, plain basic wood tables with benches, a few smaller tables with roughly hewn chairs, central fire for warmth, and a basic bar with stools near the front of the inn. There were stairs as well that led up to quarters for travelers. Very few candles, which is fine by me as I prefer the dark. The inn floor was strewn with hay and sweet almond to lessen the stench of unbathed men and beasts.

As I was making these observations a serving wench made her w…