Realm of Shadows

Realm of Shadows (2024)

Realm of Shadows opens with portentous text about the ‘Dagger of Destiny‘, said to have pierced Jesus’ side, and to grant powers of world conquest to whoever, male or female, possesses it, in the service of either good or evil. Then the voice of the unseen Father Dudley (Tony Todd) can be heard saying, “I…

Shadows

Shadows (2022)

At the beginning of Shadows, 18-year-old Cody (Rahart Adams) is breaking bad. For he is starting to hang around young prostitutes in a peculiar bid to get closer to his tough-as-nails sex-working mother Jewel (Krista Allen) – who abandoned him as a baby, and has only recently reentered his life. He is also ‘upgrading’ from…

Red Snow

Red Snow (2021)

Red Snow first published by VODzilla.co “I write about vampires, and I read about them, a lot, and I’ve seen a lot of vampire movies,” declares Olivia Romo (Dennice Cisneros), some way into writer/director Sean Nichols Lynch’s Red Snow. “But I never actually met one in the flesh, I didn’t even know they were real…

Kringle

Kringle Time (2021)

As his parents can be heard arguing loudly in the background, little Jerry Perkins (Jeremy Whitehead) puts on a VHS of Kringle Time, the live-action children’s show about magical snowman Kringles that Jerry’s dad (Chris Walker) helped create. “Blinders, Jerry!” says the dad – an instruction to the boy to pull on his homemade mask…

Business

Trouble Is My Business (2018)

Trouble Is My Business takes its name from a 1950 collection of four short stories written by Raymond Chandler about the private eye Philip Marlowe. This is to say that, from the outset, the film advertises its status as hard-boiled detective pulp fiction, which, in its cinematic versions, means film noir: movies featuring Marlowe like…