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UK Horror Scene Frightsight – Hanging With… Stephanie Price !!

rsz_1488969150652UK Horror Scene Frightsight – Hanging With… Stephanie Price !!

Actress Stephanie Price, star of ‘Cleaver’, joins The Hanging With Crew for a chat, some of it even about film! Stephanie was born in San Antonio, Texas.  Since her move to London in late 2012, she has performed in leading roles at various theatres across London and, more recently, in independent films.

Links:
http://www.stephanieaprice.com/

Crew:
https://tonysandsofficial.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoine…
http://www.ukhorrorscene.com/

Twitter:
@ivantroopa
@TonyRDB
@antoinelphotos
@ukhorrorscene

UK Horror Scene Frightsight – Hanging With… MJ & Anna Dixon

rsz_mychoUK Horror Scene Frightsight – Hanging With… MJ & Anna Dixon

Welcome to a series of video interviews as UKHS writer Tony Sands and his crew hang with talented British folk from across the horror spectrum. They will be bringing a number of interviews across 2016 that will hopefully give you an insight into the UK indie horror scene and you will hear just what it takes to get a project to fruition.

Here the UKHS Crew Hang With MJ and Anna Dixon the team behind Mychos, an independent film label, where they have crafted a horror universe spanning over half a dozen movies already.

MYCHO Entertainment Group are producers of Horror features and Music Videos for distribution into the Televisual, Online and International Markets.

Awarding Winning Filmmakers whose Shorts like ‘EyeSpy’ and ‘Thorn’ have taken away prestigious prizes from Some of the biggest names in the Horror Community. Mycho produced Acclaimed Indie Feature Slasher House and its follow up Legacy Of Thorn as well as several brand new features for the world wide market. Mycho also offer production services including Promotion Videos, Graphic and Web Design, Photography, Music Production and Original Online Content.

Mj Dixon and Anna Dixon

Twitter: @MychoPictures
https://twitter.com/MychoPictures?s=09

IMDb
Mj Dixon
http://imdb.com/rg/an_share/name/name…

Website:
http://mycho.weebly.com

lnstagram:
Mj Dixon
https://www.instagram.com/mychoeg/

Slasher house 2
https://youtu.be/f4o26ULJyXg

YouTube channel:
Mj Dixon
https://youtu.be/-ckQ5sFrb-U

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TONY SANDS (host/producer)
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/TonyRDB?s=09

TONY SANDS
Official website:
https://tonysandsofficial.com

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DAVID CHAUDOIR (titles) twitter: @TheChaudoir http://www.badacidfilm.com

ANDY DEEN (associate producer)
Twitter: @AndyDeen666

IVAN TROOPA (sound/producer)

Twitter:
IvanTroopa https://twitter.com/IvanTroopa?s=09

lnstagram:
IvanTroopa
https://www.instagram.com/p/4mOfSIPLu5/

YouTube:
IvanTroopa
https://youtu.be/gL2lHRqnwCE

ANTOINE LASSALLE (camera/ producer) http://www.Flickr.com/antoinelphotos/sets

lnstagram:
ANTOINE LASSALLE
https://www.instagram.com/antoinelpho…

SARAH D’CRUZ (make up) http://www.sarahdcruz.com

lnstagram:
SARAH D’CRUZ
https://www.instagram.com/sarahdcruzmua/

OLIVER TURNER-LEES (composer) http://www.olivertlmusic.com

UKHS:
http://www.ukhorrorscene.com

Twitter: @UKHorrorScene
https://twitter.com/UKHorrorScene?s=09

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Everyman Cinema
Location: Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HP
https://www.everymancinema.com

The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Review

rsz_eyes1The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

Written & Directed by Nicolas Pesce.

Starring: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Olivia Bond.

In UK Cinemas from March 24th

What’s it all about?
Francisca spends most of her life isolated from society. Her surgeon mother teaches her skills and when she is brutally murdered by a passing stranger (Will Brill) Francisca soon finds those skills to be handy when it comes to keeping ‘friends’.

As a debut picture this is an impressive one. I’m not sure if I enjoyed it or not, but, I stayed with it, curious as to where it would ultimately go. It’s a strange one, the performances are good, but are they great? I’m still not sure. Did I like Francisca? Did I sympathise with her or not?

I’m baffled. Now, don’t misunderstand, it’s not a weight I will carry with me. It’s no burden, but, sitting here, writing this…well, I’m lost. There are moments when you feel for Francisca (played as an adult by Kila Magalhaes) as her life has been twisted tragically as a child. Then, there are times when she seems to show understanding that what she is doing is wrong. Still, Magalhaes does a nice job in the lead role as do the rest of the cast.

rsz_eyes2The script, though not moving along quickly enough, is fine. Overall, Pesce has done very well. Shot in black and white, there is a nice mood to it and it feels like the right choice for the film, rather than a pretentious one. The story is tragic, it’s characters pained, but, there’s just not enough to make you love it. I imagine a lot of viewers will like it, a few will not. I wonder if many will join me in my befuddlement.

Still, here at the end of my musings, I just don’t know if I liked it or not. I doubt I’ll watch it again, but, I’ll certainly keep an eye out for Pesce’s next movie ‘Piercing’.

6/10

Blood Money (2016) Review

bloodmoney1Blood Money (2016) 78 mins

Director: Luke White

Writer: Rosy Deacon

Starring: Klariza Clayton, Ollie Barbieri, Scott Chambers, Sabrina Hansen, Nicholas Bourne.

What’s it all about? A botched robbery by a group of close friends in France sees their friendship and trust severely tested as they hide away in a remote house.

This is director Luke White’s first feature, he’s made several shorts, but this is a big step up for him and although not a bad film, it may just be a step taken too early. The film never really takes off, the tension needed isn’t really there as your attention wanders, not at any point fully engaging you with the characters or their mounting problems. The script by Rosy Deacon, again a feature début, feels like it’s been influenced by Tarantino’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’, itself influenced by a film called ‘City on Fire’.

bloodmoney2Although the set up is nice, though very familiar, we are never truly drawn in. The actors too are slightly lacking in performance, never poor, but never offering enough to keep the viewer interested or care about their fates. The most engaging of the cast was the debut of Sabrina Hansen as Mia. She struggles slightly with some of the dialogue, but out of all the characters, hers is the one that is the most likeable as she makes Mia the groups most conscientious, and thus tragic, member.

Klariza Clayton as Kasey has a struggle to balance her characters manipulative qualities with her nicer ones and never manages to succeed. The others, Ollie Barbeiri, Nicholas Bourne and Scott Chambers round the numbers up as White and Deacon roll out a game of ‘who is it?’ rather than ‘whodunnit?’ but it’s never really a question that matters and when all is revealed its more a relief than a revelation.

I don’t want to be too harsh, I know from talking to White and some of the cast and crew that they put a lot of hard work into making the movie, shot in Normandy, France, which saw the crew camping in tents on location, not always in the best of conditions.

bloodmoney3It’s never easy to work on a very tight schedule (it was shot in under a fortnight) on such a tight budget, so all involved deserve a lot of plaudits for that.

Unfortunately, for me it didn’t really work. However, this is a brave first effort for a number of the talent involved so onto bigger and better things for them all.

5/10

UK Horror Scene Frightsight – Hanging With… Eric Elick

Album Cover - Seize the NightUK Horror Scene Frightsight – Hanging With… Eric Elick

Welcome to a series of video interviews as UKHS writer Tony Sands and his crew hang with talented British folk from across the horror spectrum. They will be bringing a number of interviews across 2016 that will hopefully give you an insight into the UK indie horror scene and you will hear just what it takes to get a project to fruition.

The Crew are ‘Hanging With’ prolific film composer Eric Elick who discusses his latest films, his experience at London’s FrightFest and cheese and chips. Special guest Scott Lyus joins the chat too.

Enjoy, share, subscribe and support UK indie filmmaking !

Guest links:
ERIC ELICK
http://ericelickmusic.com
Twitter: @EricElickMusic
https://www.facebook.com/ericelickmusic

SCOTT LYUS
twitter:
@ScottLyus
Crossroad [email protected]_Pics
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/Crossroa…

Crew Links:
IVAN TROOPA (sound/producer)
Twitter: @IvanTroopa

ANTOINE LASSALLE (camera/producer)
Flickr.com/antoinelphotos/sets

OLIVER TURNER-LEES (composer)
http://www.olivertlmusic.com

DAVID CHAUDOIR (titles)
twitter: @TheChaudoir
www.badacidfilm.com

ANDY DEEN (associate producer)
Twitter: @AndyDeen666

TONY SANDS (host/producer)
Twitter: @TonyRDB
Facebook: @TonySandsOfficial

UKHS:
http://www.ukhorrorscene.com
Twitter: @UKHorrorScene

Lights Out (2016) Review

lo1Lights Out (2016)

81 minutes

Directed by David F. Sandberg

Written by Eric Heisserer based on Sandberg’s short film.

Starring Theresa Palmer, Maria Bello, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia and Billy Burke.

UK Cinema release – August 19th

What’s it all about? Martin isn’t sleeping and it’s not because he lives on Elm Street. His Mum has a friend called Diana, who isn’t exactly…well, alive. Martin calls on his big sister Rebecca for help and she soon realises the nightmares she had as a kid were real. With her kinda, sorta boyfriend in tow, they start digging into the mystery of the scary woman who lurks in the shadows.

Keep those lights on.

L.O.00185.dngDavid F. Sandberg makes his feature début here, basing it on his own 2013 short of the same name. It’s a basic premise, the fear of the dark and, although it’s not a perfect film, he delivers a solid entry into the genre.

It starts off well, quickly introducing the characters and set up. We are on our way, without pause for thought. Thankfully, it’s not rushed. Sandberg knows how to build tension and hold an audiences attention. Though the film feels padded in places, there are some genuine jumps and real tension where it’s needed. The story gets a bit silly, producing a couple of unintentional giggles with some shaky dialogue, but it’s not enough to spoil the experience.

Production value is high with nice visuals, great use of sound and Diana, our creepy, dark loving, light hating spooky woman, is very well realised. On top of that the films cast really deliver. Gabriel Bateman, as Martin, is a likeable young actor, conveying fear of Diana and love for his going a bit cuckoo Mum, Sophie, played by Bello, who manages her role well, never going too far with the crazy.

LO-01970.dngTheresa Palmer, as Martin’s sister Rebecca, makes for a credible heroine. She takes the biggest emotional journey of all the characters in play going from an emotionally repressed screw up to someone who is ready to give everything to save her little brother. Rebecca leads the fight, taking with her Bret, DiPersia, who is trying hard to win her heart. Bret could have been a messy, annoying chap, but, DIPersia plays his part nicely and has the two best moments in the whole movie. You’ll know them when they come.

Overall, it’s a good, solid film achieving what it sets out to do. Likeable performances, a few jumps and a creepy spook.

You might think twice about looking in your closet.

7/10

UK Horror Scene Frightsight – Hanging With… Atlanta Johnson

carnivoreUK Horror Scene Frightsight – Hanging With… Atlanta Johnson

Welcome to a series of video interviews as UKHS writer Tony Sands and his crew hang with talented British folk from across the horror spectrum. They will be bringing a number of interviews across 2016 that will hopefully give you an insight into the UK indie horror scene and you will hear just what it takes to get a project to fruition.

Here the Crew Hang With actress Atlanta Johnson who has starred in numerous short films and has a lead role in horror feature “Carnivore”. Atlanta talks about her career, her dreams, animals and Wonder Woman.

Enjoy, share, subscribe and support UK indie filmmaking !

Guest Links:
http://www.facebook.com/AtlantaJohnso…
Twitter: @Atlanta_Actress

http://www.facebook.com/carnivoremovie
Earth: Rise of New Krypton – https://www.facebook.com/riseofnewkry…
SEEN – https://www.facebook.com/Seen-the-Mov…
CONTACT 4:12 – https://www.facebook.com/Contact-412-…
VOICES IN THE DARKNESS – www.voicesinthedarkness.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/Voices-in-th…
XXI Days to Die – https://www.facebook.com/twentyoneser…’

Crew Links:
IVAN TROOPA (sound/producer)
Twitter: @IvanTroopa

ANTOINE LASSALLE (camera/producer)
Flickr.com/antoinelphotos/sets

SARAH D’CRUZ (make up)
http://www.sarahdcruz.com
Instagram: sarahdcruzmua

OLIVER TURNER-LEES (composer)
http://www.olivertlmusic.com

DAVID CHAUDOIR (titles)
twitter: @TheChaudoir
www.badacidfilm.com

DANIEL O’LEARY (associate producer)

ANDY DEEN (associate producer)
Twitter: @AndyDeen666

TONY SANDS (host/producer)
Twitter: @TonyRDB

UKHS:
http://www.ukhorrorscene.com
Twitter: @UKHorrorScene

New Horror Short ‘Echoes of the Passed’ announce Indiegogo campaign

New Horror Short Film – Echoes of the Passed announce Kickstarter campaign

eotp1Enter the dark and decrepit mansion that houses a sinister secret yet to be exposed by the investigation conducted by Professor Ian, his no-shit-taking assistant Liz along with paranormal tweedle dee & tweedle dum Fred and Frank. As they prepare to unearth the mysteries behind the madness, they’re confronted by horror sooner than they had expected.

From the talented UK director Scott Lyus (Silently Within Your Shadow) along with DOP Sharad Patel and a score from Ed Harris BUT add to this our very own Tony Sands (UKHS Hanging With…) as writer and actor and you will have one amazing project.

The cast are also top notch with Paul Dewdney, Sophie Tergeist, Mac McFadden and Tony Sands. Plus with a talented base of people from across the UK Horror Scene (sorry for that haha) like Zoe Rose as Marketing and PR manager, Chris Nials from London Horror Society as Co-Producer and lastly myself Andy Deen , editor of UK Horror Scene , as Co-Producer.

So please check out the Indiegogo page here – https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/echoes-of-the-passed-short-horror-thriller-film–2#/ and help in any way you can. Whether it be a donation , a share on social media or anything else then all help and support is hugely appreciated .

Check out the following twitter feeds for updates and shout-outs, and watch the video at the bottom from Scott and Tony as to why you should support this great UK indie short.

@EchoesOfPassed
@ScottLyus
@TonyRDB
@UKHorrorScene
@LondonHorrorSoc
@AndyDeen666
@Crossroads_Pics
@ZoeRoseSmitz

UK Horror Scene Frightsight – Hanging With… David Chaudoir

Bad Acid Poster correct

UKHS Hanging With…David Chaudoir

Welcome to a series of video interviews as UKHS writer Tony Sands and his crew hang with talented British folk from across the horror spectrum. They will be bringing a number of interviews across 2016 that will hopefully give you an insight into the UK indie horror scene and you will hear just what it takes to get a project to fruition.

David Chaudoir joins The Hanging With Crew to talk about his film ‘Bad Acid’ and it’s journey from script to screen.

To enter the Bad Acid poster competition please follow @UKHorrorScene & @TheChaudoir on Twitter. Tweet “@TheChaudoir & @UKHorrorScene #BadAcid” and your answer.

A name will be picked at random one month after publication of this video. The winner will be announced on Twitter.

Good luck!!

Guest Links:
DAVID CHAUDOIR
twitter: @TheChaudoir
www.badacidfilm.com

Crew Links:
IVAN TROOPA (sound/producer)
Twitter: @IvanTroopa

ANTOINE LASSALLE (camera/producer)
Flickr.com/antoinelphotos/sets

OLIVER TURNER-LEES (composer)
http://www.olivertlmusic.com

CLAUDIA NETTLEFORD (associate producer)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3724222/?r…

ANDY DEEN (associate producer)
Twitter: @AndyDeen666

TONY SANDS (host/producer)
Twitter: @TonyRDB

UKHS:
http://www.ukhorrorscene.com
Twitter: @UKHorrorScene

Jurassic Wars: Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda (2014)

svp1Jurassic Wars: Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda (2014) 1 hr 24 mins

Directed by: Kevin O’Neill (Dinocroc, Dinoshark)

Written by: Matt Yamashita

Starring: Robert Carradine, Katie Savoy, Rib Hillis, Conan O’Brien

UK DVD Release July 11th from High Fliers Films

What’s it all about?
Upon finding a new born Sharktopus, Lorena (Savoy) decides the best option to take is to bring this creature to a public resort where she can train it to not be a killing machine. Meanwhile, Dr. Rico Symes (Carradine) oversees the testing of a bio engineered Pteracuda that soon runs out of control and flies around eating people, just because. Dr. Symes has the great idea, because all his ideas have worked out so far, of using Sharktopus to battle and destroy Pteracuda, you know, just because. With the help of his head of security, Hamilton, he sets about to do so. Oh, and it’s produced by Roger Corman!

Right, well, the world has quite obviously been waiting with baited breath for this sequel to ‘Sharktopus’. That genre classic that reignited the shark causes havoc movie. Ok, maybe not, the original wasn’t particularly good and neither, unsurprisingly, is this follow up. Bad script, poor directing, mostly awful acting, a shambles of a plot and one or two known actors that leave you spending most of the film wondering to yourself why they did it.

svp3The biggest surprise is that Robert Carradine actually looks like he’s having fun. In fact, Carradine is the best thing about the movie, his portrayal of the deceptive and conniving Dr. Symes is enjoyable to watch and the film is always better when he’s onscreen. Alas, the screen is also taken up by the titular creatures, who do nothing more than bite people’s heads off and then fight each other for a bit, before they set away in search of another human cranium.
I wonder if this type of movie is actually scripted or whether they just everyone to turn up and improvise. Or if they all just take turns at writing a bit. Perhaps they know they need 80 pages of script so they share it out. “Jose, you take pages 1-20. Eric, you take, 21-40, Matt, you get 41-74 and Mum, you write 77-80. Yeah, don’t worry about talking to each other, just write the pages and it’ll be fine. I’m missing some?? Hey, let’s go for a drink!”

To be fair, you don’t sit down to watch something like this for it’s quality. You watch it for it’s mindlessness and the fact you can step away for moments at a time and never lose track of what’s actually going on. I mean, why should we the viewers keep track of the story when the filmmakers haven’t?

svp2It’s low budget, it’s cheap and at times it’s cheerful with a couple of witty lines and a nice, obnoxious cameo from American chat show host Conan O’Brien.

Is it good? No.

But, was it ever meant to be?

4/10