Do you love independent film? What about short form horror? Would you like to attend twelve different film festivals over the course of ten days all in one location? Well, fright fans, we’ve got some exciting news to share with you. ProCo Production Company and We Are Indie Horror have teamed up with Action on Film to bring us the first ever We Are Independent Horror Film Festival. A part of the week and a half long celebration at MEGAfest, this indie horror film festival pro
Almost a year ago I was aimlessly scrolling through Instagram when a picture caught my eye. He was thin and pale, scruffy but wild eyed dressed in archaic clothes with this look of murder and madness as he hopped through the rain with an axe in his hands. This was my introduction to Alfred J. Hemlock, the Australian demon who has absolutely dominated the short film circuit in 2017 and early 2018. Reaching out to creators Edward and Melissa Lyons I was introduced to an incredi
“Chomp chomp, zombie.” A diminutive, grandmotherly figure says with a broad smile as she clacks a set of dentures in the air. It’s been almost two weeks since I had the chance to visit the first annual Women in Horror Film Festival and that singular image from Lynne Hansen’s Chomp is still making me grin. The story centers on an elderly woman obsessed with a cable access pundit convinced the zombie apocalypse is nigh. Determined to be a guest on his show, she kidnaps a drunk
Have I told you how much I love short films? Especially horror-comedy short films? I’m pretty sure I have but I’m going to tell you again just to be sure. From serious frights like Alfred J Hemlock and Balloon to more light hearted, comedic pieces such as Brutal Relax and Bad Cookie, I adore the short film format. In the age of Twitter and Snapchat it’s even arguable that attention spans might not be what they used to be and these shorter formats stand a better chance at succ
Horror hosts are nothing new. They’ve been around since the dawn of television, haunting our sets with bizarre and intriguing ghouls who set the stage for even stranger tales. From the likes of Vampira, Criswell, and Elvira we’ve been welcomed you into their lairs with promises of chills, thrills and outright terror. Like any notion or cultural phenomena, the horror host has evolved. Other shows quickly took to the model making modifications to fit the platform they had in mi
The name itself inspires a sort of macabre intrigue before you've ever seen or heard anything about it. Sophisticated. Archaic. Mysterious. From there you see an image of someone sallow skinned and held over from a time long past. Black and gray punctuated in a blood red cursive swoop. This was my introduction to the ghoulish world of Alfred J Hemlock several months ago when I came across the Instagram account of the short film.
The atmospheric short film by co-writers Edw