Prometheus Triumphant: A Fugue in the Key of Flesh (2009)
Banished from his plague-ridden village for his controversial experiments in reanimating dead tissue, iconoclastic Dr. Janick retreats to the woods, where he tries to resurrect his beloved Esmeralda, who has succumbed to the disease. Shot in aging industrial locations in Western Pennsylvania, the moody, Gothic silent film features a rich symphonic score.
In the backwoods of Kentucky, Bud (Kevin Taylor) operates a marijuana-growing operation from his house. When he catches a pair of crooks trying to make off with his valuable stash, Bud forces them into a dangerous game they may not survive. Debbie Rochon, Billy W. Blackwell and Chris Begley co-star in this highly disturbing horror movie about drugs, kidnapping and brutal torture. Jacob Ennis directs.
A botched experiment in virtual reality transmits the soul of infamous British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of shy professor Haddo (Simon Callow), whose life quickly descends into a maelstrom of sex, violence and depraved behavior. Eager to foil Haddo’s satanic efforts is handsome physicist Dr. Joshua Mathers (Kal Weber). Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson co-wrote the screenplay for this supernatural thriller.
Dark Reel (2007)
When B-movie fan Adam Waltz (Edward Furlong) wins a walk-on role in a low-budget thriller starring scream queen Cassie Blue (Tiffany Shepis), his ticket to fame suddenly becomes a ticket to terror when the chaotic set becomes the scene of a real-life murder. Lance Henriksen and Rena Riffel co-star in this Josh Eisenstadt-helmed tale based on the unpublicized crime scene footage of the 1958 murder of actress Scarlett May.
Tyler Jensen (Derek Lee Nixon, who co-wrote the script) and his pals in a tiny Texas town enjoy hanging out in Tyler’s new digs. That is, until said pals start mysteriously dying. Tyler must act fast if he wants save himself and his girlfriend. Gary Busey co-stars as the wily Sheriff David Ketchum, who presides over the mayhem in this supernatural thriller, which also stars Logan Patrick Brown and Katie Fountain.
Dead By Dawn (2008)
Dead by Dawn is a ghost story, about identical twin sisters. Eight months after one is brutally raped and murdered, the grieving twin and comforting friends leave for the cottage to celebrate their high school graduation. The minute the step foot in the cottage strange yet puzzling things begin to happen. Tanya begins to see horrifying visions and hears voices she can’t ignore. As the night wanes only Tanya remains as she unearths the truth into the long buried secret of her missing twin sister.
Pick of the Week
Let the Right One In (2008)
Twelve-year-old Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant), the constant target of bullies, spends his time plotting revenge and collecting news items about the grisly murders plaguing his town. Things change for Oskar when he meets new girl Eli (Lina Leandersson), a misfit vampire who steals his heart. As a serial killer continues to prey on teen boys in the small village outside Stockholm, Sweden, Eli helps Oskar find the courage to stand up to his tormenters.
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