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I.B.S.

I.B.S. (2013) Directed by Mike O’Mahony Review by Mario Dominick Indie filmmaker Mike O’Mahony and his company Maniac Films have over the past couple years gotten the attention of low budget horror fans with two outrageous DIY gorefests, Deadly Detour and Sloppy the Psychotic. Both ...

Death Rattle LSD

Death Rattle LSD (2011, Dir. Ron Atkins) A review by Mario Dominick As of recently, Las Vegas underground filmmaking icon Ron Atkins has given us some of his best work with the 2010 release of his drug-murder crime extravaganza Mutilation Mile and the 2011 release ...

Lucid

Lucid (2013, Dir. P.J. Woodside) A review by Mario Dominick With Big Biting Pig Productions taking the indie horror scene by storm over the past five years, they’ve given us crazed killers, zombies, creepy dolls, ghosts, El Chupacabra creatures, etc. Steve Hudgins and P.J. Woodside ...

Cross Bearer

Cross Bearer (2012) Directed by: Adam Ahlbrandt A Review by Mario Dominick In the wake of the success and cult followings developed by such gore-soaked indie slashers like Marcus Koch’s 100 Tears and Matt Farnsworth’s The Orphan Killer, the trend for filmmakers to go back ...

Disgruntled Employee

Disgruntled Employee (2012) Directed by Bill Zebub A Review by Mario Dominick For the past decade, Bill Zebub has been one of the indie horror scene’s busiest filmmakers constantly churning out B-grade flicks with blood and boobs and metal soundtracks. He’s done splapstick comedy such ...

Straight Into Darkness

Directed by Jeff Burr A review by Mario Dominick Director Jeff Burr has been a respected contributor to the horror genre ever since the late ’80s starting with his anthology film From a Whisper to a Scream (originally released as The Offspring and featuring an ...

Dust Box

  DIRECTED BY: Ronny Carlsson REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick After the release of his last picture Regissoren (the final entry in the “Video” series after Video Geisteskrank and My Monster), Swedish horror reviewer and filmmaker Ronny Carlsson of Film Bizarro Productions has gone back to ...

The Perfect House

DIRECTED BY: Kris Hulbert and Randy Kent REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick Recently premiered via Video-On-Demand on Facebook, director Kris Hulbert and Gratwick Films have made The Perfect House available on DVD. The Perfect House is a balls-to-the-wall gory horror anthology that really delivers in the ...

Spirit Stalkers

DIRECTED BY: Steve Hudgins REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick Steve Hudgins and his guerilla filmmaking team at Big Biting Pig Productions are back. This time, the Big Biting Pig takes on a haunted house story with Spirit Stalkers. The “Spirit Stalkers” are a gang of paranormal ...

Tablet of Tales

DIRECTED BY: Brian Cottington REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick From aspiring Pittsburgh filmmaker Brian Cottington and Daggervision Films (creators of Samhain: Night Feast and Caustic Zombies) comes this short mini-horror anthology consisting of two gruesome and chilling stories. The wraparound of Tablet of Tales stars Daggervision’s ...

Regissoren (The Director)

DIRECTED BY: Ronny Carlsson REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick Swedish underground filmmaker and head reviewer at FilmBizarro.com Ronny Carlsson is a dedicated fan of splatter, extreme and art house horror. The past few short films he’s made combine all those elements and in recent years, I’ve ...

The Collective Vol. 2

  DIRECTED BY: Jason Hoover and others REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick After giving us the “Meat Eater”-themed The Collective Vol. 1 short films compilation, Jason Hoover and the fine folks of Illinois’ JABB Pictures bring us another mind-bending collection of 10 short films from 10 ...

The Los Angeles Ripper

  DIRECTED BY: Craig McIntyre REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick After completing his debut feature, the brutal and twisted A Few Screws Loose, Craig McIntyre has finally given us his follow-up, The Los Angeles Ripper. LA Ripper starts off with Grahm, a deranged sociopath wandering through ...

Press Release: The Collective Vol. 2

  The Collective Vol. II After the success of The Collective Vol. 1, JABB pictures and their band of independent filmmaking misfits are at it again. The Collective is by far, the most unique independent short film collection on the market today. The Collective Vol.1 features 10 – ...

Revenge Is Her Middle Name

DIRECTED BY: Anthony Matthews REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick Junkie couple Kat and Dolph (Lissa Brennan and Michael Todd Schneider) are desperate for money. Kat works as a prostitute and is on a physical downhill slide. The two decide to go after black drug dealing pimp ...

The Creepy Doll

DIRECTED BY: P.J. Woodside REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick Kentucky’s Big Biting Pig Productions are back again with another suspenseful homegrown horror effort focusing on a girl’s unhealthy relationship with a doll. Steve Hudgins and P.J. Woodside have given us such low budget wonders like the ...

The Collective Vol. 1: The Meat Eater

  DIRECTED BY: Jason Hoover and many others REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick Recently released by JABB Pictures, the folks who gave us the horror shorts Spike and Polly, is this entertaining short films collection DVD with 10 shorts from 10 filmmakers all based around the ...

Polly

  DIRECTED BY: Jason Hoover REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick Jason Hoover and JABB Pictures’ second release after Spike is this 46-minute serial killer story about a psycho named Charles Morgan Lee and his last victim Polly Marie Davis who managed to escape his wrath. Lee ...

Spike

DIRECTED BY: Jason Hoover REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick Jason Hoover and JABB Pictures, an independent production group from Illinois, bring us this 23-minute short about a man who, while walking his dog through the park, comes across the body of a dead woman buried under ...

Deadly Detour

DIRECTED BY: Mike O’Mahony REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick Recently premiered by Maniac Films is their first feature film Deadly Detour, a slasher that pays tribute to films like Friday the 13th and other ’80s slashers. A bunch of friends split up into groups of two ...

Murder Machine!

DIRECTED BY: Ritch Yarber REVIEWED BY: Mario Dominick Ritch Yarber and Twisted Spine Films, the indie gurus from Ohio who have given us The Deep Dark Woods and Transylvania Police Monster Squad have finally presented viewers with their most anticipated film, Murder Machine! Murder Machine! ...


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