Brooklyn, New York- October is scary movie season, so what better way to get the most out of it by going to the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival? This year the fest is full of all types of scares including a Friday the 13th Marathon, a strong documentary, cool independent films, some gnarly gore, and plenty of gotcha moments that will get your blood going. There will also be cool guests, such as director Joe Lynch and Can Evernol, and more! Here are some of the movies AMovieGuy.com thinks you should go see at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival:
MOVIE: GAME OF DEATH
DIRECTED BY: SEBASTIEN LANDRY & LAURENCE MORAIS-LEGACE
I'm not sure you will have more fun at this festival than you will with Game of Death. It's like if the movie Jumanji was made by John Carpenter, where a group of seven kids find an old board game and make the bad decision to play. Once you start playing the game is what the title says, 24 people must die for a winner to be claimed. The result is a wild film, including a lot of exploding heads, and deadly situations. Directors Sebastien Landry and Laurence Morais-Legace just want to get to the point and the cast of Sam Earle, Victoria Diamond, Emelia Hellman, and Nick Serino make the blood fest a lot of fun.
MOVIE: TRAGEDY GIRLS
DIRECTED BY: TYLER MACINTYRE
Tragedy Girls is one of the surprise hits of the year. It's a cool mixture of Scream and Mean Girls for the new social media age. Tyler MacIntyre wrote & directed a film that is both funny, gross, and entertaining. The praise belongs to the two lovely leading ladies- Brianna Hildebrand & Alexandra Shipp as the title duo. They have a lot of energy and made me feel I was watching a new horror version of Pretty in Pink. Tragedy Girls is a must see!
MOVIE: TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY
DIRECTED BY: DEREK DENNIS HERBERT
You may not know who Kane Hodder is, but he is a horror movie hero. He's the man behind the mask of Jason Voorhees and there comes a time when every character actor or stuntman deserves a movie to tell their story. Kane Hodder is that guy. The documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story is a fitting tribute to a man who epitomizes why the horror genre is great. He is someone who truly loves his fans, the art of being a stunt actor, and the efforts it takes to make a great slasher. It's great to see a documentary that truly grasps the love and passion people have for these types of movies and Hodder's life story will make you proud and bring a tear to your eye. See this one!
DIRECTED BY: TYLER SAVAGE
For the fan of strong independent films the movie to see at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is Inheritance. The feature debut from director Tyler Savage is impressive in creating a character who is driven to madness. Ryan (Chase Joliet) is a construction worker who is greeted by a lawyer to tell him that he has inherited his fathers wealth and home. He didn't know his father growing up, so this is a surprise for him and his fiance. Albeit slow paced, Ryan senses something wrong with the isolated home, as his mind begins to wander with thoughts of murder. Is it the home? Or is it just a part of his family history that he never knew about? That's enough reason to check it out.
DIRECTED BY: JOE LYNCH
Joe Lynch is quickly becoming a major name in the horror genre. He's a guy who talks with his fans on podcasts and via Twitter because he loves it so much. His last film Everly was a wild shoot out with Salma Hayek kicking ass and now Mayhem is a film where a virus has infected an office building making everyone go insane with rage. It stars The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun & Samara Weaving wielding a hammer and a nail gun to take out anyone going crazy. What more do you need?