Everyone loves tales of true horror. We seek a little taste of the strange and unusual in our everyday life. Seth Breedlove and his production company, Small Town Monsters, are committed to exploring the cryptozoological folklore that haunts every rural campfire.
Their newest documentary (the seventh in their series, and third feature-length) focuses on the Bray Road Beast, a werewolf-like creature that has stalked the town of Elkhorn, Wisconsin since its first alleged sighting in 1989. The reports spawned a media frenzy, turning the elusive beast into a local legend.
The Small Town Monsters series uses wonderfully creative visuals to uncover the story. A combination of dramatic animation, live-action recreations (with complete creature designs), and serene aerial shots paint a stunning picture.
Interviews with eye witnesses are presented impartially and fairly. Breedlove isn’t trying to convince you, he’s just presenting the collected facts and encouraging you to draw your own informed conclusion.
The Bray Road Beast will explore not only the infamous Elkhorn creature sightings, but also centuries of Werewolf legends and myths from across the globe.
“From the predominant theory that witnesses merely saw an undiscovered species of large wolves to more bizarre aspects of the phenomena, no stone is left unturned in this 66 minute film, shot on location in and around Wisconsin”.
The Bray Road Beast comes home to DVD and streaming platforms on October 5, 2018. You can check out the trailer and poster below.
And for more on Small Town Monsters documentaries, check out our review of The Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear.
The latest Trailer for ‘Smile’ is Filled With Nightmarish Dread
The latest trailer for Smile is one that really digs its way under your skin. We had the pleasure of seeing it an early Fantastic Fest screening and the terror in that film is palpable and incredibly intense. It never lets up for a second.
The synopsis for Smile is as follows:
After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.
The film stars Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert, Caitlin Stasey with Kal Penn and Rob Morgan.
Smile is in theaters on September 30 with some early showings popping up on September 27. Check local showtimes and don’t miss this one.
‘Solar Opposites: Halloween Special’ Trailer Takes the Series into the Spooky Season
Solar Opposites has dropped a trailer for its Halloween Special and it looks like a blast. The Justin Roiland series is a nice change up from the sci-fi antics of Rick and Morty, but still has a lot of the same voices and debauchery. The Halloween episode takes the extraterrestrial family down a path of the macabre and even takes them into hell itself.
The synopsis for Solar Opposites season 3 goes like this:
Co-created by Justin Roiland (“Rick & Morty”) and Mike McMahan (“Rick & Morty”, “Star Trek: Lower Decks”), “Solar Opposites” centers around a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food and fun stuff. In season three, this alien team strives to be less of a team and more of a family team.
Solar Opposites: Halloween Special arrives on Hulu beginning October 3.
First Trailer For ‘The Last of Us’ is All About Brutal Survival
The first trailer for The Last of Us has finally arrived and it doesn’t let you down in the least. The hit video game series of the same name has given us some truly brutal survival in a savage post-apocolyptic world.
The fact that Chernobyl creator, Craig Mazin is in charge of bringing this brutal world to life is already a sign that we are in the best hands possible. It’s also great to see that the series is taking what existed in the game and just recreating that world and its many beautifully cinematic scenes. If it isn’t broken don’t fix it. I wish more filmmakers would do the same.
The synopsis for The Last of Us goes like this:
Set in the post-apocalyptic United States, the game tells the story of survivors Joel and Ellie as they work together to survive their westward journey across what remains of the country to find a possible cure for the modern fungal plague that has nearly decimated the entire human race.
The Last of Us will arrive on HBO Max beginning in 2023.