Darkness of Man

Darkness of Man (2024)

“If I had to tell myself how I got here, just like every story, it started with a girl.” To the accompaniment of these words in voiceover, James Cullen Bressack’s Darkness of Man begins near its end. For the speaker is Interpol agent Russell Hatch, who lies supine on the ground, bleeding and dying from…

Murder, Anyone?

Murder, Anyone? (2022)

Murder, Anyone? begins with a shadow – the silhouette of a male figure in a wide-brimmed hat, illuminated by a circle of light. This monochrome image, and the melodramatic orchestral score that accompanies the superimposed opening credits, point to the now rather passé genre of film noir, while that figure – a projected artefact of…

Hate Crime

Hate Crime (2013)

Hate Crime first published by TheHorrorShow “Today’s a special day isn’t it?… Is it Hannukah?…Could it be Passover?” Middle-aged, middle-class Dan (Greg Depetro) is videoing the family birthday party of his youngest son Alex (Sloane Morgan Siegel) in the smalltown home to which they have recently moved from New Jersey. As Dan’s camera gets in the…