SINPHONY: A CLUBHOUSE HORROR ANTHOLOGY
Distributed by: Dark Sky Films
Welcome back to Hayes Hudson's House of Horror! My blog has been dormant for a while, but like any good zombie, it's bound to come back to life eventually!
My first review for my newly resurrected site is a fun anthology film called SINPHONY.
Here is some info on the film from the official press release:
OFFICIAL FILM SYNOPSIS:
Conceived and curated entirely on the popular, audio-based social media platform Clubhouse and produced by Screen Anthology, SINPHONY: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology features a group of international filmmakers each exploring a character dealing with tragedy caused by a supernatural entity.
The directors contributing segments to the film include a new who’s who of horror: Haley Bishop, Jason Ragosta, Sebastien Bazile & Michael Galvan, Mark Pritchard, Kimberley Elizabeth, Jason Wilkinson, Nichole Carlson, Steven Keller and Wes Driver.
SINPHONY’s shocking stories include: an innkeeper’s growing concern about his secretive new guests; a contractor who inhales mold spores that lead to murder; a couple confronting the fact that one of them is a ghost; a witch protecting her child from a killer; a dance craze that has dire consequences, and much more
Segment Synopses & Credits:
Writer: Gregg Green - Dir. Wes Driver - USA
A small-town innkeeper's growing concern over domestic abuse between his new guests takes a horrific turn as he stumbles upon their monstrous secret.
Writer/Dir. Steven Keller (Cherry) - USA
A young contractor hired to remove mold from a house, inhales strange spores, causing hallucinations and murder.
Writer/Dir. Jason Wilkinson - (Killing Time) - USA
After a botched robbery, a young woman bleeds out in her car, while being terrorized by a ghostly figure.
DO US PART
Writer/Dir. Kimberley Elizabeth (Nightmare on Film Street Podcast) - CANADA
A recently separated couple comes to terms with the fact that one of them is a ghost.
Writer/Dir. Jason Ragosta - (ZTV, Boy In the Dark) - USA
A witch must summon the power of her coven to defend her child from a crazed killer.
Writer/Dir. Mark Pritchard (Ground Rules, Wake) - UK
Intent on capturing an original moment in time, a woman faces a deadly battle when the moment fights back.
Writer/Dir. Haley Bishop - (Host) - UK
In a desperate attempt to preserve her youth, a 30 year old woman engages in a social media dance craze that may have dire consequences.
Writer/Dir. Nichole Carlson - USA
The anxiety of a woman unplanned pregnancy intensifies as her body goes through a series of unexplained changes.
SYMPHONY OF HORROR
Writer: Sebastien Bazile - Dir. Michael Galvan/Sebastien Bazile (Breuckelen, By Dawn)
A parasitic brain infection causes by a cursed song when heard, sends ordinary people into a killing frenzy.
I am a huge fan of anthology films. For one, I have a very short attention span so focusing on one story for 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours can be hard for me, unless the story/film is just wildly entertaining. With anthology films, if one story is not doing it for you, just wait a few minutes and you're on to a completely different story! This film was well paced and packed 9 different stories into the tight 88 min run time. This kept the entries short and to the point, which I definitely appreciated!
While some stories were better than others, I found them all to be entertaining. My personal favorites were MOTHER LOVE and EAR WORM. One thing I found very interesting about this film was the use of a single song, used in all the entries, and each song made in a different genre of music to fit the narrative of that particular story. This was a cool and unique concept.
If you are a fan of anthology films, I highly recommend checking out SINPHONY!
Watch the unrated Trailer:
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