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Short Shots Episode 15: Interview with independent filmmaker Karlee Boon

Short Shots Episode 15: Interview with independent filmmaker Karlee Boon

May 19, 2022

As a change of pace - and hopefully the start of an ongoing feature for this podcast, Mike speaks with KARLEE BOON, a young filmmaker looking to direct her first short film, NIGHT SHIFT.

Please check out Karlee's Seed and Spark page where you will find details of the project and ways you can help fund it.

We would like to hear from other short film makers if they want to come and chat about their work!

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Episode 198: Hell Hath No Fury, The Boy Behind The Door, The Highwayman, Wyrmwood: Apocalypse, The Next Girl, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, Faye, Twisting Tiger, Feast

Episode 198: Hell Hath No Fury, The Boy Behind The Door, The Highwayman, Wyrmwood: Apocalypse, The Next Girl, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, Faye, Twisting Tiger, Feast

May 17, 2022

In this bumper episode Mike, Rich and Steve tackle seven new films!

We kick off with HELL HATH NO FURY, directed by the one and only Jesse V Johnson. We've been waiting with baited breath for this one, so does it live up to the hype??

Next is THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR, a film curated from the SHUDDER streaming service, and does a good job of upholding its reputation for quality horror! 

Steve Lawson is a director we have a lot of time for, and we review his latest period action/drama, THE HIGHWAYMAN...

The Australian brothers Tristan and Kiah Roach-Turner crafted a love-letter to both Mad Max and zombie movies with their first film Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. Seven years later they have produced the next chapter in the bloody WYRMWOOD: APOCALYPSE.

THE NEXT GIRL is a hallucinatory trip of a film which split opinions - check out our review in the episode!

THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN is a dramatic retelling of the true-life tragedy which befell an elderly person when police are dispatched to provide medical assistance.

and in FAYE, actress Sarah Zanotti has to carry the whole film as she is the only one in it!

 

Our Short Shot is the excellent TWISTING TIGER, which would make an great pairing with Paper Tigers! Click the link to watch the whole 30 min film!

Finally, our DTV Throwback is FEAST - another film which wildly split opinions this week!

 

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Short Shots Episode 14: Beyond The Dark Anthology - Midnight Clear, Malacostraca, Pipe, The Wound, Peopling, The Colour of Your Lips, Maggie May

Short Shots Episode 14: Beyond The Dark Anthology - Midnight Clear, Malacostraca, Pipe, The Wound, Peopling, The Colour of Your Lips, Maggie May

May 7, 2022

In this episode sees Mike, Rich and Steve checking out some of the shorts contained in the recent BEYOND THE DARK anthology. All of the films reviewed here are freely available either on Youtube or Vimeo - click the links for each.

We start with MIDNIGHT CLEAR, which puts new meaning into the Nuclear Family! This is followed by the grotesque/Lynchian MALACOSTRACA, in which an artist goes slightly mad when his wife gives birth...

Next is PIPE, a post-apocalyptic western starring Zoe Bell, in which a young girl discovers a body and decides to give it a proper burial.

THE WOUND is a perplexing tale about a wounded man trying to get home to his girlfriend. 

PEOPLING is just crazy and horrible - watch if you're curious.

THE COLOUR OF YOUR LIPS - a diver surfaces to find all of the Earth's oxygen has suddenly disappeared, and in the harrowing MAGGIE MAY, a young mother agrees to help out after a funeral but soon comes to regret her decision!

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Episode 197: Bluff, The Bezonians, Cad Bane, Wounded

Episode 197: Bluff, The Bezonians, Cad Bane, Wounded

May 2, 2022

In this episode Mike and Rich tackle two very different British Crime dramas. First up is BLUFF, in which an undercover cop tries to worm his way into the inner-city drug trade.

Next is THE BEZONIANS, about the patrons of a North London social club/gambling den who happen to get on the wrong side of Vinnie Jones....'s mistress. This is directed by Savvas D. Michael, whose previous films we covered back on episode 151!

Out Short Shor is the Star Wars fan film, CAD BANE, and the film-makers have done an excellent job handling this character. Click the link to watch the whole 18min film!

Finally, our DTV Throwback is WOUNDED - Madchen Amick and Adrian Pasdar star in this cat-and-mouse thriller which is definitely worth checking out. You can find it free on the Roku channel, or else available to rent online.

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Episode 196: Held, Gates of Darkness, Shadows, Scream Legacy, This Game’s Called Murder, Lucid, Wolves

Episode 196: Held, Gates of Darkness, Shadows, Scream Legacy, This Game’s Called Murder, Lucid, Wolves

April 25, 2022

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve tackle four new features and a fan film...

We start off with HELD, a film which fits into a particular niche of thrillers, where the protagonists are stuck within a single location.

Next is GATES OF DARKNESS, a film which definitely split opinions between us! A wayward teen is suspected to be possessed in this messy but interesting movie!

We've covered many fan films before but this is the first time we've reviewed one which looks to be part of the Scream canon. SCREAM LEGACY finds the daughter of Sidney Prescott returning to Woodsboro with the expected Ghostface shenanigans. if you are a fan of the franchise we think you should definitely check this out - clicking the link will take you to the whole 65min film!

In SHADOWS, two young sisters and their overbearing mother try to survive a post-apocalyptic land and avoid the Shadow creatures which live in the daylight...

Our final feature review is THIS GAME'S CALLED MURDER, and its a film which has made me realise there is a particular type of film which i react rather strongly to. 

Our Short Shot is an excellent horror film called LUCID - click the link to check out the film-maker's website which includes access to the film.

Finally we check out Jason Momoa and Lucas Till in WOLVES, a teen werewolf movie - again, this split opinions!

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Episode 195: Father of Flies, You Are Not My Mother, Trollied, The Contractor

Episode 195: Father of Flies, You Are Not My Mother, Trollied, The Contractor

April 18, 2022

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve take a look at two new releases, starting with FATHER OF FLIES. This finds a young boy trying to navigate the new family dynamic now that his step-mother has moved into his home, while trying to make sense of the supernatural goings-on which started shortly after she arrived!

Our second review is YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER. Set on a council estate in Northern Ireland, a young girl tries to understand the wild shifts in mood that her mother is suffering from.

Our Short Shot is TROLLIED,  very entertaining short featuring one of our favourite tropes, the "inanimate object made evil". Click the link to watch the whole 4 min short.

Finally, our DTV Throwback finds Wesley Snipes as THE CONTRACTOR, an ex-CIA agent sent to London to complete an unfinished mission. 

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Episode 194: The Last Rite, Anonymous Animals, ATOM, Above the Law

Episode 194: The Last Rite, Anonymous Animals, ATOM, Above the Law

April 9, 2022

This week Mike, Rich and Steve look at two new releases. The first is THE LAST RITE, a possession/exorcism film which marks the feature debut of its director,

Next up is ANONYMOUS ANIMALS - and although we've linked the film's trailer, we urge you to go into this one blind. It is a film which is sure to divide people's opinions!

Our Short Shot is ATOM - in which an android lives in solitude aboard a terraforming spaceship. Click the link to watch the whole 10 minute film.

Finally, our DTV Throwback is ABOVE THE LAW - no, not the Seagal one. This is a Belgian production and finds a crew of bank robbers framed for a political assassination. This is available on IMDB TV, via Amazon.

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Episode 193 - Spirit Walker, Broadcast Signal Intrusion, The Darker The Lake, Fortress, Salvajes, The Ice Forest

Episode 193 - Spirit Walker, Broadcast Signal Intrusion, The Darker The Lake, Fortress, Salvajes, The Ice Forest

April 3, 2022

This week, Mike and Steve tackle four new releases, starting with the excellent SPIRIT WALKER, a Korean action thriller which never takes its foot of the pedal and demands the audience keeps up with its complex plot!

Speaking of complex plots, next up is BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION, a very compelling mystery surrounding some pirate tv broadcasts!

THE DARKER THE LAKE proves to be both complex and perplexing as it spins a murder mystery set in a small Austrian town!

Finally we have FORTRESS, co-starring Bruce Willis an Jesse Metcalf. Please note that our comments about this film came before the news about Willis retiring for health reasons- having said that, we hardly mention Bruce anyway!

Our Short Shot is SALVAJES - this is some very high grade action, be sure to check it out as well as director Stephen Renney's other shorts!

Finally our DTV Throwback is THE ICE FOREST, an Italian film which resembles a Nordic Noir - but can it pull it off?

 

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Episode 192: Shudder Special - Superhost, Psycho Goreman, The Seed, Blink, Frankenhooker

Episode 192: Shudder Special - Superhost, Psycho Goreman, The Seed, Blink, Frankenhooker

March 29, 2022

For this episode, we decided to delve into the depths of horror streaming service Shudder,,,

 

First up is SUPERHOST, which is shortly arriving on Blu Ray, This concerns two young Vloggers who get more than they bargained for when they review a remote vacation home for their website!

Next up is PSYCHO GOREMAN, which is a film which certainly wears its influences on its sleeve, mixing everything from Power Rangers, Calvin and Hobbes to Rick and Morty!

Recently added to the streaming service is THE SEED, in which three supermodels hang out at a remote desert luxury home and have to contend with a strange creature which lands in their swimming pool!

Our Short Shot is BLINK - this has amazing production values, it looks great and is proper scary to boot! Click the link to watch the whole short!

Finally, in our DTV Throwback we revisit a classic, Frank Henenlotter's FRANKENHOOKER - a deranged medical student rebuilds his recently deceased fiancé using body parts taken from dead prostitutes!

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Short Shots Episode 13: All of them Witches, Threshold, Unwelcome Guest, HellCreek

Short Shots Episode 13: All of them Witches, Threshold, Unwelcome Guest, HellCreek

March 21, 2022

In this Horror Special, Mike and Rich take a look at four new shorts...

 

We start with ALL OF THEM WITCHES, which takes a wry look at indie film-making before segueing into horror! Next is THRESHOLD, in which a man tinkering in his garage has a strange encounter! Next is UNWELCOME GUEST, where a female author soon realises she might not be alone in her secluded winter cabin! Finally, we have HELL CREEK, a bit of a change of pace in which a time-travelling hunter gets more than he bargained for!

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