Splatterday Special: Cold Moon [Film]

Welcome to Day 21 of Trainwreck’d Society’s Month of Horror Showcase. Every day during the month of October, we will have a horror related interview and/or film review for your fright-filled reading pleasure! The set up will be the same as usual, but the topics will be far more terrifying. Enjoy!

“In a sleepy southern town, the Larkin family suffers a terrible tragedy. Now the Larkin’s are about to endure another: Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form to seek a terrible vengeance.” – Rotten Tomatoes

Oh damn, have I got a great film to tell you all about on this lovely Splatterday! I’m talking about Cold Moon. For anyone needing a nice bit of modern suspense storytelling in their lives, this is the film for you. It hits all of the elements one could ever want in a crime-driven horror film. It is a brilliant and original story from one of the creators of such classic, yet more comedy driven, horror films like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice, the great Michael McDowell. But there is little joking around happening in Cold Moon. This is a film that means business. And business is damn good, my friends.

As I have stated in the past about other horror projects, a great cast can make all the difference. And Cold Moon definitely has a cast that is work admiring. Josh Stewart gives a brilliant portrayal of a downright conflicted psychopath. With his straight up dashing good looks and southern drawl, he absolutely murders it (pun intended) in this film! And of course, you have the legendary Christopher Lloyd, who appears to be portraying the severely aged and less hilarious character he gave the world in the legendary teen comedy Camp Nowhere. It is as though the acid of Dennis Van Welker’s sorted past got the best of him. Basically, Mr. Lloyd is as brilliant as you would expect and was a delight in this film. And how could we forget the brilliant Rachel Brooke Smith who is a shining star in the making and Mr. “Big Brain on Brad” himself, Frank Whaley, who were absolutely brilliant in their own right.

I seriously can not recommend Cold Moon enough, Folks. This is a brilliant story with a dynamite cast and just the right types of scares you want in a thriller. Seriously, you are going to want to see this one!


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