The Round-up: nasty chills
The VIDEO Nasty era remains a touchstone for contemporary indie horror filmmakers, combining nostalgia with grim social comment. Brad Watson’s Hallows
Eve is a ‘broken Britain’ take on the classic slasher model, pitting hooded stalkers against hoodie gang-bangers on the run-down hallows estate. Tyler macintyre’s Patchwork evokes Re-animator and
Frankenhooker as murdered women (Tory stolper, Tracey Fairaway, maria Blasucci) are sewn together into one schizophrenic creation and set out to achieve separate revenges. It’s a neat premise.
mitch Wilson’s Knucklebones is a stab at creating a 1980s-style franchise fiend as 2,000-year-old bone dice rolled on a pentagram in an abandoned factory raise a demon which massacres teenagers.
omnibus horror stories are also having a small boom. michael mcquown’s
The Dark Tapes, like the V/H/S films, is a collection of found-footage tales, featuring paranormal activity, alien abduction, demon-summoning and skype sirens.
XX, the first anthology horror directed only by women, ranges from Twilight
Zone eeriness through gruesome farce to demonic weirdness — and is recommended for viewers of all chromosomes.