Stanley Film Fest Review: Blood Glacier is a Great Creature Feature

Cross-pollinate John Carpenter’s The Thing with John Frankenheimer’s Prophecy and you get the ambitious, better-than-I-ever-expected German eco-horror/nature-run-amok film Blood Glacier.

The set-up is prime fodder for a SyFy original movie, but it transcends all of that nonsense with deft direction, good performances, a focused tone and a menagerie of beasties. Blood Glacier commits to its ideas and never wavers. If you’re smiling through some of the madness that occurs, it’s not because it’s silly. It’s because the movie is just crazy enough to work.

Stanley Film Fest Interview: SpectreVision’s Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, Josh C.

Talking with the team of SpectreVision – Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller – is like sitting down with some of your best genre-loving friends and talking about horror. The conversation might take many tangential turns, but it’s driven by intelligence and enthusiasm for horror. While attending the Stanley Film Festival over the weekend, Shock Till You Drop finally had the chance to speak with this triumvirate about the heartbeat at SpectreVision’s core.

Big things have been happening at the company since it landed on the scene. Two of its films, Cooties and A Girl Walks Alone Home At Night, have hit the festival circuit. Another, Toad Road, is on VOD and LFO was recently acquired by MPI/Dark Sky Films. Meanwhile, The Boy, starring Rainn Wilson, David Morse, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson and Bill Sage, is production.

30 Photos from the 2014 Stanley Film Festival!

Shock Till You Drop is still reflecting fondly on its time at the Stanley Film Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. If you haven’t read our highlights report – follow this link. Today, we have 30 photos to share with you from the four-day event that took place April 24th-27th.

The images take you through the various events and panels that organizers of the event programmed, from the opening and closing night parties to the zombie walk, Big Wheel Death Race and a cool recreation of The Shining photo featuring director Joe Dante standing in for Jack Torrance.

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Stanley Film Fest 2014 Recap, Highlights & the Future

The organizers of the 2014 Stanley Film Festival have concluded another incredible year at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. And trust me when I say this: This is a genre festival for genre fans. I’m not easily impressed by fests, so that is saying alot.
When I spent a brief amount of time during the Stanley Film Fest’s inaugural year in 2013, I saw ambition, reverence for horror, a sense of community and a ton of promise.

This year, I saw all of those qualities, but above all…growth.