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18.10.15

PODCAST SPECIAL: Eerie Horror Film Festival & Expo 2015 [Day Two]

Day 2 of the Eerie Horror Film Festival has come and gone, and it sure was a fun one. Earlier in the day we had a chance to sit down with filmmaker John Lyons to discuss his upcoming film Unearth -- now being crowdfunded. We also get to see some of our favorite films of this years fest -- most of which feature strong leading ladies. If you get a chance, these are a must see; Julia, Last Girl Standing, All I Need and Lake Nowhere.

Savageland is a faux documentary that is so well made it had us wondering if it was based on some true event. If the Discovery channel can convince people that mermaids are real, Savageland would have no problem doing the same for the zombie sub-genre.

There were even a few horror comedies that had us rolling; Bad Guy #2, What's Eating Dad and Bigfoot: The Movie are all worth checking out.

SHOW NOTES


BAD GUY #2
(9:55) U.S.A. Directed Chris McInroy
In this practical-effects driven splatter comedy one bad guy discovers that moving up in a crime ring has its downsides. Just as his new career starts, it might already be coming to an end. He’ll either have to set an example or become one.

NORMALCY
(14:30) U.S.A. Directed by Matthew Merenda
A woman undergoes a procedure to have her creative aspirations removed in order to live a simpler, more fulfilling life in a future where creative prosperity and individualism are worthless.

JULIA
(01:35:05) U.S.A. Matthew A. Brown
A neon-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames, who after suffering a brutal trauma, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself.

SUPER
(4:26) New Zealand Directed by Matt Inns
When a mysterious girl falls into the sights of a violent stalker, she is left with only one means of survival…

THE GOOD WORD
(20:30) U.K. Directed by Stuart Graham
Northern Ireland, the 1950s. A traveling preacher, a farming couple, and some dark secrets.

IN THE BASEMENT
(13:24) U.S.A. Directed by Matthew McGregor
A young girl is kidnapped and imprisoned by a man hell-bent on building a family by kidnapping women and forcing them to play into his fantasy. But this time he just may have kidnapped the wrong girl.

ALL I NEED
(1:25:00) U.S.A. Directed by Dylan Narang
An insecure young woman must overcome her captor to save her own life, all the while not knowing the sinister reason she’s really being held.

MEASURE
(2:33) U.K. Directed by Shelagh Rowan-Legg
A woman contemplates how to end her relationship with her wayward partner.

THE PERIPHERAL
(11:15) U.S.A. Directed by JT Seaton
When a patient, Kenny, shows up at her home unexpectedly, Dr. Joanna Redding (Lynn Lowry) attempts to help him overcome his “irrational” phobia of the creatures that he sees in his peripheral vision. Dr. Redding uses Exposure Therapy, forcing Kenny to face his fear. Of course, the creatures that terrify Kenny are very real – and very deadly.

RECOVERY
(17:24) South Africa Directed by Craig Hunter Parker
Recovery’ is a dark thriller/drama centering around the unraveling of events surrounding James – a survivor of a recent zombie flu outbreak that has left him a guilt-ridden ex-infected human coming to terms with horrific actions of which he has no memory.

LAST GIRL STANDING
(01:30:08) U.S.A. Directed by Benjamin R. Moody
Five years ago, a psychotic slasher brutally murdered a group of friends. Since then, Camryn, the lone survivor, has struggled to reclaim her shattered life. Wracked with survivor’s guilt and paranoia, Camryn now leads a depressingly lonely existence until Nick, a new co-worker, befriends Camryn and attempts to integrate her into his group of friends. Just when she might be ready to start a new life, Camryn’s past comes back to haunt her.

BIGFOOT: The Movie
(1:35:00) U.S.A. Directed by Jared Show
Bigfoot The Movie is not a documentary or like Harry and the Hendersons. If you like the movie Tremors then you’re gonna love this! In this comedy/horror flick mullets, guns and beer are in full supply as the movie skewers the Pittsburgh ‘Yinzer’ stereotype right alongside the Bigfoot myth. The movie features Pittsburgh’s most famous and best loved celebrities like Curt Wootton (Pittsburgh Dad), Joanie Dodds (America’s Next Top Model), Bill Crawford (WDVE) Jim Krenn (stand-up comic, formerly of the WDVE morning show), Aaron Klieber (stand-up comic), Terry Jones (stand-up comic), Brenna Lee Roth (Killer Biker Chicks).

KNOCK, KNOCK...
(3:05) U.S.A. Directed by Anthony Lund
On a dark, stormy night, a brave little boy decides to find out who is knocking on his door… his closet door, that is.

WHAT'S EATING DAD
(10:53) U.S.A. Directed by Michael Goldburg
When Chloe meets her boyfriend’s parents for the first time, what’s really for dinner is something she never imagined.

DEVIL MAKES WORK
(7:10) U.K. Directed by Guy Soulsby
Heaven and hell, winners and losers; it all comes down to what you are willing to sacrifice.

ROOM 731
(18:48) U.S.A. Directed by Youngmin Kim
A young Chinese girl who has no memory, wakes up, alone, in an abandoned factory. She meets a doctor and a mysterious woman who both seem to want to help her. She encounters horror upon horror as she tries to discover the truth about who she is and why she’s been chosen as its next victim.

SAVAGELAND
(1:22:00) U.S.A. Directed by Phil Guidry/Simon Herbert/Davd Whelan
When a small town near the Arizona-Mexico border is wiped out overnight, suspicion falls on the lone survivor. But a roll of photos the survivor took that night tells a different story.

INK
(20:24) U.K. Directed by Andy Stewart
INK is the story of a man who takes the path of least resistance (and cost) in an attempt to turn his body into a work of art.

LIAR
(14:52) Australia Directed by Neil Triffett
Simon and Maggie are on their first date together. Simon finds Maggie charming, attractive and intelligent, but with one flaw – she’s a pathological liar. Simon agrees to go home with her and from there things go downhill. With Maggie’s lies growing more elaborate, featuring stories of orphaned childhoods, a murdered boyfriend, and a body in the basement, Simon is finding the lines between reality and fiction beginning to blur. As Simon fears his life might be in danger, his plans of getting the girl are soon replaced with plans of just getting out. But Maggie has other ideas.

LAKE NOWHERE
(50:34) U.S.A. Directed by Christopher Phelps, Maxim Van Scoy
When a group of friends arrive at a desolate lakeside cabin, they are stalked and murdered by a Masked Maniac, whose lust for blood transcends our world. This age-old tale of senseless slaughter quickly spirals into the realm of supernatural horror and classic monster movies.

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