Making Off (also known as Devil’s Weekend) is a 2012 French extreme found footage film, written and directed by Cédric Dupuis in his feature-length directorial debut. The film is presented as raw/behind-the-scenes footage of a low-budget found footage movie. “Cédric Dupuis (Olivier Bureau), a fledgling independent filmmaker, has set out to create the most terrifying
Keepsake! is a 2019 American gore horror short, written and directed by Nathan Hine. The short was produced by Hardgore Core Productions, known for their low-budget splatter productions such as The Last Days of Livermore (2018) as well as their video reviews of notorious entries to extreme cinema via their YouTube channel. When a man
When the found footage genre came to be in the late 90s, the cinematic technique was hailed as an inventive, tenable new perspective on horror that was great for budgetary restraints. Although, since then, the genre has become clichéd and stale, titles often disregard the realism aspect that made the films popular to begin with.
When it comes to horror subgenres, body horror is, by far, the most impressive visually – the loss of body autonomy in the most horrendous in an intimate way. As such, this element is incredibly strenuous to effectively pull off in live-action cinema, usually requiring both a large budget and tremendously skilled special effects teams
Being a subjective genre, horror, much like its fans, is incredibly varied compared to other genres in film. From solid scares, slow-burning tension or just a general spooky atmosphere, there are a lot of things that can be grouped together under the horror umbrella. But, for those that require something a little more unyielding in
Over the years of watching cinema, we have all experienced something so shocking, so horrifying that it has stuck with us long after the fact, permanently burnt into our memoires. Whether it was a scary movie seen at far too young of an age or something so visually intense that was mentally overwhelming, we have
Alejandro Cohen Arazi’s debut film The Unburied, was selected as part of the 2021 FrightFest lineup. Offering up a dive into a world of the occult built up through generations of carrying out grim tasks, the production seemed an ideal deviation into extreme cinema in the stellar 2021 selection of films. What is it About?
Celebrating Japanese cult cinema, the Japan Film Fest Hamburg is gearing up for its 2021 season running from August 18th to September 1st. What has got us so excited for this one? Well the festival boasts a wide array of films from the Japanese underground, including titles that you are unlikely to see anywhere else.
The early days of film exploration where pretty wild, with the advent of VHS and early online access creating a community of people pushing filth. Consequently, certain films became a badge of honor in the continual search to one-up others an prove your mettle among the dregs – always scraping the bottom to see what
As a proud Canadian (at least when it comes to the world of cinema), I always find myself interested in horror coming from the ‘great north’. As Cinephiles from the region will be quick to tell you, there are certain nuances that often point to something being Can-con that would go over the heads of