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[CFF 2020] ‘Killer Queen’ Channels the Grindhouse Era Through Lo-Fi Sensibilities
6.8
2 months ago

[CFF 2020] ‘Killer Queen’ Channels the Grindhouse Era Through Lo-Fi Sensibilities

It would be easy to dismiss Killer Queen as a gimmick of sorts. The film premiered in 2019, but it looks like it would’ve been screened in grindhouse theaters 45 …
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[CFF 2020] ‘The Pandemic Anthology’ Showcases Impressive Low-Budget Creativity From Across the Globe
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2 months ago

[CFF 2020] ‘The Pandemic Anthology’ Showcases Impressive Low-Budget Creativity From Across the Globe

We knew the coronavirus films were coming. In fact, at least one was already here.

And now, thanks to the Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival in Brazil, we’ve got a …
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[CFF 2020] ‘The Yellow Night’ is an Eerie Head Trip Across a Deserted Brazilian Island
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2 months ago

[CFF 2020] ‘The Yellow Night’ is an Eerie Head Trip Across a Deserted Brazilian Island

Low-budget horror films aren’t the type that usually have an accompanying single.

The Yellow Night has one. Sort of. It’s an upbeat, old-school punk song by Metá Metá called “Me …
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[CFF 2020] ‘Climate of the Hunter’ is a Trippy Retro Conversation Piece on Mental Illness
5.8
2 months ago

[CFF 2020] ‘Climate of the Hunter’ is a Trippy Retro Conversation Piece on Mental Illness

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Mental illness on film is a tricky thing.

When it’s told in a straight-forward linear manner, it can feel hollow or disingenuous (looking at you, Ron Howard). But if it …
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[CFF 2020] ‘Skull: The Mask’ is a Brazilian Slasher with Buckets of Gore
4.5
2 months ago

[CFF 2020] ‘Skull: The Mask’ is a Brazilian Slasher with Buckets of Gore

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Skull: The Mask is said to be based on pre-Colombian mythology, so let me make one thing clear: I don’t know a goddamn thing about pre-Colombian mythology. I know a …
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Debut Clip from ‘The Rental’ Teases Something Terrible
2 months ago

Debut Clip from ‘The Rental’ Teases Something Terrible

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Have you ever rented a room through Airbnb and quietly pondered all of the ways it could go horribly wrong? I know I have. And while I don’t know for …
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‘A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life’ Leaves a Trail of Bodies and Gallows Humor
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6 months ago

‘A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life’ Leaves a Trail of Bodies and Gallows Humor

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A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is bookended by brief platitudes from fictional motivational speaker Chuck Knoah. Writer and director Staten Cousins Roe sets the stage for his feature debut …
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Despite gruesome special effects, the Rabid remake ultimately disappoints
4.3
7 months ago

Despite gruesome special effects, the Rabid remake ultimately disappoints

At the best of times, the topic of remakes is a highly-charged one amongst horror fans. For every one that is highly lauded or successful, there are a dozen more …
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Joe Hill’s Basketful of Heads off to a promising start with first issue
7 months ago

Joe Hill’s Basketful of Heads off to a promising start with first issue

We recently saw the release of Basketful of Heads from the brand-new horror imprint of DC Comics, Hill House Comics. Helmed by Joe Hill, son of legendary scribe Stephen King, …
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Daniel Isn’t Real sets another dark gem in SpectreVision’s crown
7.3
7 months ago

Daniel Isn’t Real sets another dark gem in SpectreVision’s crown

Daniel Isn’t Real marks the second feature collaboration between writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer and his co-writer Brian DeLeeuw. Like much of SpectreVision’s recent output, Daniel is a disturbing and psychedelic …
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On a haunted boat at sea, does the wind scream Mary?
5.5
8 months ago

On a haunted boat at sea, does the wind scream Mary?

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For some audiences, the stellar cast, led by Gary Oldman and Emily Mortimer, and gorgeous cinematography from Michael Goi (The Town That Dreaded Sundown 2014) will be enough to sell …
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Radioflash tempers its response to the apocalypse
6.5
8 months ago

Radioflash tempers its response to the apocalypse

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Humanity is about moments. It’s laid out in all directions waiting for you to react. The post-apocalyptic genre is exciting because it puts a magnifying glass on those moments in …
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‘Marla’ Mounts Men In Murderous Mating Movie
5.3
8 months ago

‘Marla’ Mounts Men In Murderous Mating Movie

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Horror fans are accustomed to film characters making bad decisions, but the titular character in Marla may be going for an all-timer when she receives a complimentary IUD from a …
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‘Twelve Nights At Rotter House’ Brings The Scares Back To Haunted Houses
8 months ago

‘Twelve Nights At Rotter House’ Brings The Scares Back To Haunted Houses

I should preface this review with a confession. I am not a huge fan of anything haunted house related. Sure, I checked out The Haunting of Hill House and even …
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