Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- An American Werewolf in London 1981

- Tennessee Gothic 2019

- Devil's Junction: Handy Dandy's Revenge 2019

- Switch 2019

- Door in the Woods 2019

- Marla 2018

- Eminence Hill 2019

- Ringu 1998

- Family Obligations 2019

- Hard Laughter 2019

- Hacked 2020

- Black Bridge 2006

- Transit 17 2019

- The Sword Swallower 2019

- The Major and the Minor 1942

- The Mind of Juliane 2019

- Art of the Dead 2019

- Harpoon 2019

- Mad Santa 2019

- The Furnace 2019

- Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare 2017

- Get Up Eight 2019

- Clownado 2019

- Cruising 1980

- Dolphin 2016

- Devil's Revenge 2019

- Candy Corn 2019

- I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu 2019

- Glass Cabin 2019

- Art of Deception 2018

- Momo: The Missouri Monster 2019

- Third Temple 2014

- Who Saw Her Die? 1972

- VHS Nasty 2019

- Once Upon a Time in Deadwood 2019

- Rueful Warrior 2019

- The Great Charade 2019

- Sturmgewehr 2019

- Bald Knobber 2017

- Stop IT! 2019

- The Hills Have Eyes 2 1984

- Zombie Army 1991

- The Dark Days of Demetrius 2019

- Lonely Hearts 2019

- Urban Fears 2019

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Save Yourself

Canada 2015
produced by
Emma Jean Sutherland, Jessica Cameron, Pino Halili (executive), Allen Ormerod (executive) for Save Yourself Productions, Blackguardism Creations, Post City Films
directed by Ryan M. Andrews
starring Jessica Cameron, Tristan Risk, Tianna Nori, Ry Barrett, Sydney Kondruss, Lara Mrkoci, Elma Begovic, Caleigh Le Grand, Marcus Haccius, Bea Santos, Bobbie Phillips, Margaret Jeronimo, Mike Donis, Victoria Lord, Cailey Muise, Christian Burgess, Tyler Simpson, Glenn Hicks, Emma Jean Sutherland, Chris Cull, Ryan M. Andrews
story by Ryan M. Andrews, Chris Cull, screenplay by Ryan M. Andrews, Mitch Lackie, music by Steph Copeland, special makeup effects by Carlos Henriques/The Butcher Shop

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Kim (Jessica Cameron), Crystal (Tristan Risk), Sasha (Tianna Nori), Dawn (Lara Mkoci) and Lizzy (Caleigh Le Grand) have just premiered their latest horror flick at a local filmfest, and have been fending off fans that got a bit too close and personal at times ... and now they're on the road overnight to LA for a big filmfest. And then, Crystal goes for a smoke and doesn't come back. The other girls only slowly grasp the situation, having been mostly asleep or almost asleep anyhow when Crystal stepped out, and eventually they decide to go look for her - all but Sasha who stays in the car on the odd chance that Crystal will come back. Eventually the girls pass a farmhouse and decide to try their luck to find a phone (there's of course no cellphone reception), and while the lady of the house (Elma Begovic) wants to chase them away, her husband Chris (Ry Barrett) is more than happy to invite them in ... and before the girls know it, they end up in the couple's basement, as specimens for their unnamable experiments.

Sasha goes after her friends, and once she has found out what has happened (or is still happening) to them, she tries her best to save them, but she soon shares the same fate with her fellow filmmakers - and now their best chance is Heather (Sydney Kondruss), a girl who has been abducted years ago and knows everything about her tormentors and the place they're in ... but she's also pretty far gone already, and it stands to reason if trusting her and trusting her sanity isn't a contradiction in terms ...

 

Save Yourself is one creepy little horror flick - not so much because of its premise which is totally solid but not exactly novel, but because of its directorial approach that does not zoom in on the spectacle to make this a torture porn gorefest but favours atmosphere over everything else, giving the whole thing an eeriness that goes much deeper than just showing the red stuff, and it gives its central characters emotional depth not always found in genre movies - which is of course only helped by a great ensemble cast. And add to that some twists and turns not usually found in your typical genre flick after all, coupled with some great camerawork making perfect use of the locations at hand, and you've got yourself a pretty intense, close to nightmarish experience!

 

Screener courtesy of the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival, November 27th - 29th 2015, Carlton Cinemas, Toronto, ON - http://www.bloodinthesnow.ca/

 

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Save Yourself
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Save Yourself here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Save Yourself at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD