Honey Buzz: Will 'Foxcatcher' Win Steve Carrell an Oscar?

Well, summer is finally over, and for those who have little patience for blockbuster season *cough cough me cough cough* the time has finally come to sit back and relax into fall... also known as OSCAR SEASON!

Whatever. I embrace it.

Interview: John & Drew Dowdle on being passionate about Found Footage

John and Drew Dowdle, the director/co-writer and writer of As Above/So Below took some time to chat with me about their newest film, which hit theatres on August 29th. From indie roots to nerding out about history and research, it's clear that the secret to their success is all about having a passion for what you do. Plus, they're kind of adorable, and I got WAY more out of them than expected...I'm not sharing my audio interview, because I geeked out a bit more than I'd planned.

You're known for your small space filming style (Quarantine and Devil in particular), what does a style like this mean for a production or a script?

Drew: We love making films of crisis, we analyzed our previous films, and realized that's the thing we keep doing over and over. Actors are thrust into a situation they can't contain or control, and when that happens you get the fight or flight response, and when flight is not an option and you have to face that thing that scares you - to see what happens to a person over the course of that having to go through that fear or having to face that thing that scares them we find really really interesting.

Honey Buzz: 'Goodnight Mommy' Scaring the Pants off Venice Viewers!

The Venice Film Festival isn't typically a breeding ground for buzz on upcoming horror films, but this year has been an exception! The first narrative feature film from directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh) has already premiered to rave reviews and according to Variety film critic David Rooney, has "cult potential stamped all over it." 

Honey Buzz: The Babadook - new clip!

The Babadook - 2014

As a woman, I can't deny that horror films that feature children are some of the scariest things out there. Firstly because they're usually an unintentional form of birth control - who wants a tiny Satan running around their house??? And secondly because if they're not the agents of evil, they're the focus of the evil intent in the story, which makes all of us nervous and stressed out and jumpier than normal. We HURT for the child, we're in PAIN for the child, and we identify with the desperation of a parent doing whatever it takes to protect their precious burden - I haven't been stressed out by a horror movie child since The Sixth Sense (no judgement, you bastards) until now.

Supernatural Sunday Jam - 'After Dark'

I find myself in her room 
Feel the fever of my doom 
Falling falling 
Through the floor 
I'm knocking on the Devil's door 

In the Dawn 
I wake up to find 
Her gone 
And a note says 

Only After Dark

While I'm not a slavering Tarantino fan, one thing I will give that bastard is that I know that when I'm watching a film I know he's involved with, I will be in love with the soundtrack and flail around desperately trying to find bits and pieces from it. After Dark is one of those songs, and it's also the accompaniment to one of the sexiest scenes in a vampire movie EVER - you know what I'm talking about, Satanico Pandemonium (aka Salma Hayek) writhing with a giant python and feeding Richie Gecko her foot... as if kicking Tarantino in the face wasn't a fetish already. ~HH

Indie Review ~ 'Circus of the Dead'

A Guest Honey Indie Review by Tonjia Atomic

If you don’t already know the name Billy Pon, you will. He’s just completed his first feature, Circus of the Dead, and it is monumental. Circus of the Dead is a compelling, visually stunning, disturbing thrill ride that harkens back to the brutal yet solid horror slashers of the 1970s. It’s basically about a group of rapist murdering clowns. If that sounds horrifying to you, you are not alone. 

I'm a Pretty Bird!

A Supernatural Honey Retro Review by Suzanne

The Visitor (1979)

I had no idea what I was getting into when this movie landed in my lap. Initially, much to my surprise and delight, it was a schlocky, good vs. evil film, complete with a creepy kid and an overabundance of awesome character actors.

Little Katy Collins lives a life of privilege. Single, wealthy, Barbara, dotes on Katy, but knows something isn’t quite right with her only child. What harm could an 8-year old inflict, you ask? It turns out Katy’s lineage is a bit otherworldly and she’s a descendent of the Devil. She has a serious case of telekinesis.

Saturday Animated Jam - 'Do The Evolution'

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, he's my clone
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
This land is mine, this land is free
I'll do what I want but irresponsibly
It's evolution, baby

I'm a thief, I'm a liar
There's my church, I sing in the choir:

(hallelujah, hallelujah)

Admittedly this song is one of the ones I watch on repeat when I'm in the mood to hate all of mankind, which is pretty often, actually. I don't actually credit Pearl Jam with this: I credit the animators behind this video. Now, while I might catch some flack for my devotion to Todd McFarlane, I've been a fan since Spawn comics were a new thing. His dark take on the world informed a huge part of my teenage years, and there's no shame in that. The video is dark, disturbing, and definitely not for kids. I dare you to watch it and not hate everything. It's delicious. ~ HH