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thejerseydevil
Long Live the Pit!

Post Number: 4064
Registered: 08-2005


Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 05:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"The director achieves impressive overall results comparable to Bava or Argentoís more delirious moments...Richly atmospheric exercise in surreal horror...like a Grimm Bros. fairy tale filtered through the dreaming subconscious...This fatal family outing in the New Jersey Pine Barrens forest suggests familiar "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"-type terrain...Tomaselli creates a hyper-real atmosphere of striking primal-fear images, cackling lunacy, impending doom and grotesque humor...Belying very modest means, Tomaselli has delivered a design and tech package thatís first-rate. Complex music/ambient audio design he composed with Kenneth Lampl is a worthy match to Tim Naylorís beautifully menacing photography..." --Variety Magazine

"Enormously promising...wildly ambitious...visually striking, not to mention genuinely creepy. Originality really does count, a lesson lost on many genre filmmakers but which Tomaselli clearly took to heart." --TV Guide

"A satisfying, creepy, and creative trip into hallucinogenic terror...There is no denying the power, the unnerving success of Tomaselli's visual style. For anyone wanting to see a distinctive, compelling and occasionally brilliant work, this terror head trip is one to experience."--DvdVerdict.com


"The aptly titled "Horror" is a great Halloween movie...Tomaselli builds up his own brand of creepy suspense...He has the skills to create a horrific atmosphere for his characters to wander around, through masterful camerawork, an eerie score and above average performances from his cast." --Film Threat


"This movie immerses you in a disturbingly cryptic vision of hell on earth unlike any youíve seen before. Remember the name Dante Tomaselli: he is one of the most important new voices in horror filmmaking." --The Aisle Seat

"If youíve got the hardware to make it happen, do yourself a favor and watch the film with the 5.1 track turned way up as this is a really nice, aggressive, atmospheric mix. Satanís Playground is one of the better and more creative low budget features to come out in some time." --DvdTalk.com

"What makes Horror so frightening is the sense of dread that oozes from the surreal, nightmarish atmosphere...A trancelike tapestry of images and sounds that's completely mesmerizing..." --Flipsidemovies.com


"Tomaselli paints a surreal canvas of hallucinatory imagery...Right from the sepia-toned opening sequence, the image is filled with meticulous lighting and detail which goes far in establishing a mood. Desecration is heads above contemporary independent horror releases." --DvdCult.com

"In the film "Horror," Dante Tomaselli invites you to enter a disturbing and surreal world of hopelessness and fear." --Einsiders.com

"A storybook fairy tale on acid...strange sounds and spooky atmosphere...Thereís a psychic lash of pain in the way Tomaselli shows violence. His movies are taut and fast, careening along with the camera as stand-in for supernatural force and oppressive dread. Satanís Playground announces filmmaker Dante Tomaselli as a horror talent to watch out for." --Slant Magazine

"Tomaselli makes excellent use of shadows and sets and mixes it all up with some great lighting and a lot of extremely sinister symbolism...a unique and impressively creepy experience that wonít soon leave you." --DvdManiacs.net

"Outstanding visual flair...breathtaking. Tomaselli uses his camera like an artist uses his brush and the results are spectacular. I can't stress enough that you should seek out this film and see a talented director doing his thing before he makes it big. We are going to be talking about Dante Tomaselli for many years to come." -- Houseofhorrors.com

"Desecration conjures up textures not seen since the era of classic Eurohorror and without question, is one of the last decadeís best horror pictures." --DvdAuthority.com

Satan's Playground is filled to the brim with gothic imagery and sadistic style, all of which make it a fun, yet bizarre, nightmarish ride....This 81-minute fright fest is a nice little horror treat... Watch this film with the lights down and the volume up, and prepare for a jolting experience that would be a great addition to your Halloween night movie lineup. Satan's Playground is Dante Tomaselli's best film to date." -- IGN.com

"Itís weird and untraditional, but it's also effective and scary and clearly the work of someone who knows their way around a spooky visual nightmare." --eFilmcritic.com

"3 1/2 stars. With SATANíS PLAYGROUND (Anchor Bay), filmmaker Dante Tomaselli uses a traditional drive-in movie story as a way to anchor the hallucinogenic style of his previous films. This tale of a vacationing family lost in the woods, assaulted by a supernatural entity and a freaky backwoods clan, is "old fashioned," as Tomaselli says on his commentary, "but laced with LSD." Running a taut and feverish 81 minutes, this visually striking throwback to 1970s horror classics was shot in 1.85:1 widescreen (16x9-enhanced here) and the atmosphere of dread is immeasurably aided by highly evocative Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Tomaselli draws strong performances from genre heroines Felissa Rose and Ellen Sandweiss as potential victims and Texas Chainsaw Massacre hitchhiker Ed Neal as one of the crazies, which only adds to the retro feel. Even though Tomaselli clearly loves The Evil Dead and frequently tips his hat, his portrait of a dysfunctional family under pressure feels personal and sometimes scathing. Itís never artsy for its own sake, though, and can just as easily be enjoyed as a spooky funhouse ride -- a characterís paranoid walk down a hallway toward a secret room is a nailbiter that builds to a brutally abrupt jolt. While his commentary and an on camera interview with Tomaselli reveal him as a passionate genre filmmaker...For a more in-depth look at the director, weíll have to wait for Christopher P.Garetanoís upcoming documentary The Horror of Dante Tomaselli (trailered here) - - but until then, this DVD is a fine addition to a strong filmmakerís growing body of work." --Fangoria Magazine

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thejerseydevil
Long Live the Pit!

Post Number: 4065
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Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 05:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


http://www.horrorthemovie.com
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bozco
Long Live the Pit!

Post Number: 28194
Registered: 06-2004


Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 08:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

torture chamber....coming soon. i wish soon was right now
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krazy_ken
Pit Fighter

Post Number: 864
Registered: 04-2005


Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 08:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Excellent, the anticipation is definitely building.
"Let my enemies devour each other." - Salvador Dali
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kim2006
Pit Citizen

Post Number: 253
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 10:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good for you Dante
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obsessed
Hell's Jailor

Post Number: 4345
Registered: 06-2004


Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 04:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Love the quotes!!!!!!! :):)
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Torture Chamber
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darenhammer
Pit Pig

Post Number: 2
Registered: 08-2008
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Torture Chamber is one of the few films, right now that I'm really looking forward to.

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