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Karla (2006): Evil Has A Beautiful Face

The MOnster is back! And, this time, it reviews the definitive film about serial killer Karla Homolka! Released in 2006 and written and directed by Joel Bender, Karla stars Laura Prepon as Karla Homolka and Misha Collins as Paul Bernardo. Produced by True Crime Investments and Quantum Entertainment, the film did not have an extremely wide theatrical release – only seen on the big screen in four countries – but has since had a wider DVD release, mainly in the USA and Europe. At the time of writing, Rotten TomatoesRead More


Bundy a Legacy of Evil (2008) : A MOnster Review

Bundy DVD

The MOnster’s been at it again, and here are its latest musings: Corin Nemec co-produced Bundy: A Legacy of Evil, also known as Bundy: An American Icon, as a vehicle for himself as he stars in the role of Ted Bundy. This 2008 film was written and directed by Michael Feifer and produced by Feifer Worldwide and North American Entertainment. Bypassing theaters, it is now available on DVD world-wide, with Lionsgate handling its North American DVD release. It has a 3.8/10 rating on IMDB, with Rotten Tomatoes saying that onlyRead More


Conspiracy Child – Everyone Loves A Good Conspiracy!

So this press release and poster appeared in The MOnster’s in-box today. Mysterious much??? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Conspiracy Child : A psychological thriller that crosses the boundaries of horror, fantasy, sci-fi and more is slated to begin filming in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 30th. The majority of the project will be filmed in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, while utilizing all of the areas in between. With a budget of over $70 million, things look to heat up in the desert. According to sources close to the project, “thisRead More


The Hunt for the BTK Killer: A MOnster Review

The first installment in the MOnster Musings Series is a review of The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)! This made-for-TV movie was produced by Diana Kerew Productions, distributed by CBS and directed by Stephen Kay from a script written by Tom Towler, Donald Martin and Robert Beattie (who also wrote the book Nightmare in Wichita: The Hunt for the BTK Killer).  It starred Gregg Henry who, in his 35-some years in show business has appeared in numerous movies and countless TV shows, as BTK Killer Denis Rader and OscarRead More


Art of the Dead : Elevating Death to an Art Form

The MOnster has just heard that Michael and Sonny Mahal, who brought y’all the super-fun Bus Party To Hell have just completed principal photography on yet another horror epic: ART OF THE DEAD. He is currently looking for finishing funds to…um…finish the movie, and here’s what he and his team have to say: ART OF THE DEAD is a horror film starring Richard Grieco (“21 Jump Street”) and Tara Reid (“Sharknado”) that just wrapped principal photography on May 21st, 2018. Filming is completed, and we need your help to raiseRead More


Support EX VOTO: A Female Revenge Horror

This recently came to The MOnster’s attention…and The Monster THOROUGHLY endorses this cause! The filmmaking and production team had the following to say about their film: EX VOTO: A female revenge horror dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violent against women launches its Kickstarter campaign! EX VOTO:  After surviving a brutal assault, an enigmatic 17-year-old Mexican girl finds retribution through her untapped female power and local witch culture. EX VOTO is a cerebral female revenge film set in working-class Mexico City, and centered on 17-year-old Mexicana Nayeli (played by VeniceRead More


Horror Writer Staci Layne Wilson’s Two Terrifying New Releases

The MOnster has found out that acclaimed horror author Staci Layne Wilson has been very busy of late… Wilson’s latest works, City of Devils and The Tragedy Man, are now available and are sure to stun both her established fan base and newcomers to her work. Apart from being an extremely talented author, Wilson is also an award-winning horror film director and a writer for both Fangoria and Dread Central. But, without further ado, here’s the skinny on both City of Devils and The Tragedy Man: City of Devils: 13 Tales ofRead More


Theatre of Terror Anthology Project Enters Final Phase!

The MOnster has the scoop on the final film in the Theatre of Terror horror anthology project! June 1st, 2018 Theatre of Terror Anthology Project Enters Final Phase! Bloomfield, NJ New Jersey independent film production company Theatre of Terror is about to begin principal photography on the last of four short films that will comprise their horror anthology “The Theatre of Terror”. This chapter, entitled “Endangered” centers around a group of protestors who are up in arms over an oil pipeline that will run through the habitat of a packRead More


‘Mister Stitches’ Moves Into Production!

Gangster Era Supernatural Thriller in Production! The MOnster was just given this juicy bit of information about an upcoming horror film it’s sure its Little MOnsters will love: Award-nominated makeup artist and filmmaker Michael Smith is in production on his SAG/AFTRA film, Mister Stitches. A supernatural thriller set in 1938, ‘Stitches’ details the grisly events following a botched bank robbery and an attempt by the robbers to use a secluded farm as a hideout. ‘Stitches’ is a morality tale and period thriller that’s set far enough in the past toRead More


Cinepocalypse 2018 : Films, Guests and Events!

CINEPOCALYPSE 2018 Cinepocalypse announces full 2018 film slate, guests and events! The MOnster wishes it could attend… The sophomore year of Chicago festival will feature nine world premieres, special guest Lana Wachowski, a Lifetime Achievement Award for Ernest R. Dickerson, and much more! May 17, 2018 – The Music Box Theatre is proud to announce their full slate of 2018 programming and guests for the sophomore year of CINEPOCALYPSE, which will take place June 21 – 28 at Chicago’s majestic Music Box Theatre. The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre filmsRead More