Inoperable Available on DVD and Digital HD February 6th

Horror Icon Danielle Harris Races Against Time
Christopher Lawrence Chapman’s Inoperable 
Pits Her Against a Hurricane and a Time Loop
Available on DVD and Digital HD Nationwide February 6th
Los Angeles, CA – Zorya Films, Millman Productions and ITN Distribution are putting scream queen Danielle Harris under the knife with the February 6th DVD and VOD release of Christopher Lawrence Chapman’s Inoperable.  Harris (Halloween 4 & 5, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, the Hatchet franchise) stars as Amy, a hospital patient who must battle nature and the supernatural before she ends up trapped for eternity.  Chapman directed from a script he co-wrote with producer Jeff Miller following their collaboration on Clowntown.   Inoperable will be available nationwide on DVD, Cable VOD and Digital HD on February 6th.
A young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching. She realizes the storm has awakened malevolent forces, trapping her in a time loop. She must escape the hospital before the storm passes or she will be trapped in its halls forever.
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Trailer Alert – Birth of the Dragon

BIRTH OF THE DRAGON

In San Francisco in the 1960’s, a legendary fight took place

between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man.

It occurred in front of a small number of witnesses,

no two of whom could agree on what actually happened.

But it changed the history of martial arts.

This story is inspired by that fight.

SYNOPSIS

In the world of martial arts, there is one man above all: Bruce Lee. San Francisco, 1965.  Young, hungry and looking for an opportunity to make a name for himself, Lee (Philip Ng) challengeslegendary Shaolin monk and kung fu master, Wong Jack Man (Xia Yu), to a fight when he hears that he’s crossing the Pacific to observe the state of kung fu in America.  Their legendary fight would change the history of martial arts forever.

#BirthOfTheDragon

KEY TALENT

Director

George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau)

Writers

Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson (AliNixon)

Cast

Philip Ng (TV’s A Fist Within Four WallsInvisible TargetNew Police Story)

Xia Yu (In the Heat of the SunThe Painted Veil)

Billy Magnussen (Into the WoodsBridge of Spies)

Curse of the Witch’s Doll (2018)

Director: Lawrence Fowler

Writer: Lawrence Fowler (Screenplay)

Starring: Helen Crevel, Philip Ridout, Layla Watts, Neil Hobbs, Claire Carreno, Michelle Archer

 

Plot: After a series of inexplicable events, Adeline Gray believes a haunted doll possesses the soul of a vengeful Witch. To have any hope of being reunited with her missing daughter, she knows she must defeat the evil curse of The Witch’s Doll.


Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Horror Tipped on it’s Head

 

Story: Curse of the Witch’s Doll starts during World War II Adeline (Crevel) takes her daughter Chloe (Watts) to a remote mansion whose doors are opened by Arthur (Ridout) to help them survive the blitz in the big cities.

When it becomes clear the mansion is haunted Chloe goes missing with a witch (Carreno) controlling Adeline forcing her to go through everything to learn the truth.

 

Thoughts on Curse of the Witch’s Doll

 

Characters – Adeline is the mother taking her daughter to safety during the war, she is protective like you would imagine any mother, but what she must go through is another battle she must face. Arthur is the owner of the mansion that has opened the door to Adeline and her daughter. Chloe is the daughter that doesn’t want to move and soon enjoys playing hide and seek.

PerformancesHelen Crevel is good in the leading role especially with where he character goes through the film. Philip Ridout is strong because his character becomes crucial in the second half of the film.

StoryThe story starts out just how you would imagine things going, but half way through this story gets turned on its head going into a direction you never see coming. This both keeps the story feeling fresh, but also takes away from what we experience in the opening part of the film. doing this does break away from the normal main stream story telling and could have given us the shocking twist only to fail to use all the potential it had.

HorrorThis does follow the early ideas of horror, it does play into the same scares mostly involving creepy noises or things being thrown on front of the camera, but the lack interest in the characters doesn’t help us care about whether the characters survive any scares.

SettingsMost of the film, in whichever part of the film takes place in the mansion away from the world, which helps create the isolation needed for the horror to take place in.

Special EffectsThe effects only seem to be used in small moments, anything that happens does seem to happen off camera to stop the need of too many effects being needed.


Scene of the Movie –
The doll image, while cheesy it also seems strangely effective too.

That Moment That Annoyed Me The last 10 minutes just see added for no reason.

Final ThoughtsThis is a clever idea for a horror, but it fails to capitalise on the smart twist it takes, this had potential to be original, but not following through takes away anything new.

 

Overall: Horror that missed the chance.

Rating

 

 

ABC Film Challenge – What I Enjoyed in 2017 – R

What I Enjoyed in 2017

R

This month I won’t be doing reviews at all, just a small discussion who gave us a brilliant performance this year.

Jeremy Renner – Wind River

Why I’ve Picked this choiceJeremy Renner has been turning heads for a few years now, he has a couple of Oscar nominations to his name, but this role here could well be his best. Renner players a veteran tracker in search for answers to a murder of a native American woman, one that hits hard for him personally, you feel the pain his character is going through and his determination to get the person responsible for this latest murder. In fairness this is one of the contenders for film of the year with stunning cinematography through the breath-taking landscapes we visit.

2017 Award Best Horror

2017 Award

Best Horror

January is here and that means award season and for the whole of January I will be looking at a range of best and worst subjects, this year I have decided to only pick films that are within the UK release dates of 2017 so if you do see a few films you would expect to have seen last year that is the reason behind my madness.

NOMINATIONS

The Covenant

The Covenant Poster

Split

Get Out

Gerald’s Game

Belko Experiment

Gremlin

It Comes at Night

Annabelle Creation

IT

The Ritual

The Babysitter

Winner

Get Out

Reason – This movie has made such an impact in Hollywood this year it is even being considered for the Oscar nomination for Best Picture and is even a favourite for it. The horror is all psychological which makes nearly every scene tension filled while addresses social issues, the cast are fantastic and the directing from Jordan Peele is strategical and up there with the best in the business.