From Cinepocalypse 2017: “Charismata”

charismata 2Following our remote coverage for the Cinepocalypse film festival, we got to see “Charismata” a disturbingly dark film from Tor Mian and Andy Collier.

In “Charismata” we meet a recently promoted police detective called Rebecca Faraday, that on top of dealing with a very bizarre murder on her first case (a possible satanistic serial killer, to boot) she has to battle with a hateful ex-husband, an addiction to pain killers, strange headaches and very tense working environment.

As more murders are discovered and clues pointing to a real state company start to surface, Rebecca and his partner Eli (With whom she clearly has a PROFESSIONAL love/hate relationship) meet a charismatic developer and business man called Michael Sweet, a man that actually seems excited to be a suspect on the case. Could it be that he knows more about the murders that he lets on, or is this just his weird way to get closer to Rebecca?

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From Cinepocalypse 2017: “Trench 11”

trench-11-Coming from the Cinepocalypse festival that just had its debut year in Chicago, we had the chance to see “Trench 11” the new film from Leo Scherman (“White Knuckles”, “Never Forget”), a interesting horror/thriller that have caused some buzz in festivals lately. After seeing the film I can say the buzz is well deserved, so be sure to catch it when is playing near you.

Set in the last days of WWI, the German troops have retired from a front line, apparently fearing an imminent defeat, but some English intelligence have received information about the location of a mysterious underground complex designated as “Trench 11”. This place is located some distance from the now abandoned front, and rumors say that the Germans could have been conducting dangerous chemical experiments under the supervision of the infamous Dr Reiner, also know as “The Prophet”.

Suspecting that this mysterious complex could store a weapon capable of turning the tide of the war, a small group of soldiers, assisted by Berton (an expert tunneler that hopes to leave the war behind) is sent to explore the underground facility, only to find that maybe the German troops left the place not out of fear of the Allied forces, but of something far more dangerous, something that might be still waiting for someone to open the doors.

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