Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Fangoria Blood Drive|
Actors: Clive Barker, Lee Perkins, Patrick Tierney, Stan Winston, Rob Zombie
Directors: B.C. Furtney, Rob Graydon
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Horror film magazine FANGORIA presents the winning entries from its reader-based "Blood Drive" contest. The seven horror film shorts, ranging in subject from slashers to zombies to live finger pets, includes: BC Furtney's ... more »
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Fangoria Blood Drive = Potential for all! Hooray!
Bob McCully | Toronto, Canada | 09/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, what I mean by that is that there are a few directors on here that have amazing potential and overall I think the Fangoria "Blood Drive" could become an amazing series of dvds to be released each year. Let me break down for you, straight to the point for each story:
The Hitch - Starts off interesting but very unoriginal and silly in it's horrible cliched tale of morality. Horrible acting.
A Boy and his Finger - Cute and clever, works great as a "breather" in between the more scarier short films. Funny yet creepy story about a boy who keeps his finger as a pet.
Inside - This is where things start to get really really good. This short films is really frightening and well done, has incredibly stylish editing and photography. Not very straightforward but that helps the story if anything.
Shadow of the Dead - In my own opinion the best short film on here. Great acting, great effects, amazing sense of atmosphere and did I mention it actually scared me? A strange take on a zombie-ridden world that is completely devoid of silliness and campiness.
Mr. Eryams - This one is good as well but moreso for acting and dialogue. Pretty stylish and the colours are reminiscent of "Suspiria" but overall doesn't compete with the past two entries.
Disturbance - Again, somewhat interesting and stylish piece with no dialogue but does not stand up in comparison the last three entries.
Song of the Dead - Shortest one of them all, funny and tongue-in-the-cheek, but please we've all seen a musical/horror film, it's been done. Back to the drawing board chaps.
Overall, it's worth getting this dvd just for the middle three films. Especially if you are a HUGE horror fan like myself and you want to get into filmmaking becaues it gives you an idea of what you can do with a low budget. This is great and I hope they come out with better ones each other!"
2 Stars instead of 1 Simply Because I Couldn't Stop Laughing
Kai Krysiun | AL, USA | 12/12/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"My husband & I rented this movie because we love the horror genre & thought we might be in for a good scare. No such luck in that department. We did laugh a lot, though. We actually made a joke of reccommending this DVD to our friends just so we wouldn't be the only one's who wasted our money. The plotlines were mostly terrible. The story about the boy who cuts off his finger is the worst piece of crap I've ever seen. That one wasn't even funny. Seriously, though, go rent it anyway if you want to laugh. Oh, and sidenote, Rob Zombie should be ashamed for promoting this. Bad Rob!"
Give 'em a hand!
Kai Krysiun | 06/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Last year horror mag Fangoria put out the call to undiscovered fimmakers. After sifting through hundreds of applicants, they chose a handful of winners and compiled the shorts on to one CD. It turned out to be a wonderful collection of blood, zombies, and a little bit of self mutilation. To elaborate, the most creative piece featured a guy slicing off his fingers, one by one, as they take on lives of there own. Thumbs up to this unique production!"