Till Kleinert – Der Samurai (2014)

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A wolf strives through the woods around an isolated German village. Jakob the young local police officer is onto him, but scents something more in the darkness. What he finds is a man, it seems, wild eyed, of wiry build, in a dress. He carries a katana, a Samurai sword. When the Samurai invites Jakob to follow him on his crusade towards the village, it becomes Jakob’s mission to pursue the lunatic to end this wanton destruction. At the end of the night Jakob has experienced too much, is too far from whom he once was. Something hidden has been unleashed to meet the first rays of daylight. – imdb.com

Berlin International Film Festival 2014: DIALOGUE en Perspective (Nominated – Till Kleinert) Continue reading

Walerian Borowczyk – Docteur Jekyll et les femmes AKA The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981)

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The film takes place before, during and immediately after the engagement party of Dr.Henry Jekyll and Miss Fanny Osborne, attended by numerous highly respectable guests (a general, a doctor, a priest, a lawyer), the last of which informs the company that a child has been murdered in the street outside. While the others watch a young dancer perform, Dr.Jekyll instructs the lawyer to alter his will, leaving everything to a certain Mr.Hyde. Shortly afterwards, the dancer is found murdered, and the guests realise that one of their number must be a maniac with a prodigious sexual appetite… Continue reading

Pil-Sung Yim – Hansel & Gretel (2007)

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A reckless youngster Eun-soo drives to his mother’s and has a car accident. When Eun-soo wakes up, he meets a mysterious girl and is led to her fairytale-like house in the middle of the forest. There, Eun-soo is trapped with the girl and her siblings who never age. Soon he learns all the adults who visited or stayed in the house have met mysterious yet terrible ends. More shockingly, their cruel deaths are drawn in details and made into a fairytale book by the children. Scared Eun-soo tries to find the way out, but the house is secluded in the forest with no way out. Then, Eun-soo discovers a book which tells a brutal end of none other than…himself! Continue reading

Servando González – El escapulario AKA The Scapular (1968)

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Synopsis: A woman who is about to die calls the town’s priest and hands him a scapulary, saying that she knows of its great powers. Anybody who does not believe in them will end up dead.

In the times of Mexican Revolution, a dying woman sends for the young priest of the village, she confesses to him that she has a miraculous scapular which has the power to protect the life of the owner; before she dies, she tells the skeptical priest how the scapular saved the life of her four children, thus reviving four incredible crossed stories.

The movie gives the date: November 7, 1910, a mere two weeks before the Mexican Revolution. Yet, in the flashbacks, seven years earlier, we can see a full fledged organized insurgency. Continue reading

Shane Ryan – Amateur Porn Star Killer 3: The Final Chapter (2009)

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Brandon is back, and he has one last order of business as the Amateur Porn Star trilogy winds towards its shocking conclusion. Offered a ride by a handsome and kindly stranger, an aspiring actress (real life porn star Regan Reese) hops into the passenger seat of his car with no clue as to the horrors that await her. As darkness falls and the car pulls into an empty field at the edge of a small town, it doesn’t take Brandon long to reveal his murderous true intentions. With nowhere to run and a madman on her heels, the desperate girl is quickly caught up in a bloody game of cat and mouse. Continue reading

Shane Ryan – Amateur Porn Star Killer 2 (2008)

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Amateur Porn Star Killer director Shane Ryan continues to shock and offend with this faux-snuff follow-up to his controversial 2007 debut. Brutality knows no bounds when a killer posing as a porno director lures an unsuspecting beauty to his dungeon of death. But this actress isn’t about to go down without a fight, and when she realizes she’s signed on for her final role she strikes back against her attacker with everything she’s got. Continue reading

Shane Ryan – Amateur Porn Star Killer (2006)

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IMDB’s Plot Synopsis

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“The unofficial story of a killer who kidnaps and kills three girls is told through the tale of his last victim, ‘Amateur Porn Star Killer’ is about a girl he picks up on the street and convinces to go back to his hotel room. The girl, played by Michiko Jimenez, is shy, unnerved, and yet unable to take herself out of a bad situation. Shane Ryan himself is the killer, a guy who seems at first nothing more than your standard, 18 year old pervert with a penchant for filming his sexual escapades. What unravels is a story far darker, unsettling, and downright mesmerizing then what originally presents itself in the first few minutes of the story.” – written by Pretty-Scary, For Women in Horror by Women in Horror Continue reading