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About Jon Cohorn

Lifelong horror fan, former projectionist & video store clerk. Lover of good beer, bourbon, and horror flicks. Cheddar Goblin is my co-pilot. Show me something really scary.
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Urban Legends Come to Life in ‘The Curse of Buckout Road’ [Review]
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2 months ago

Urban Legends Come to Life in ‘The Curse of Buckout Road’ [Review]

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Early in Matthew Currie Holmes’s new film The Curse of Buckout Road, a college professor discusses the creation and destruction of modern myths. Members of this class are assigned a …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: Maritime Madness of ‘The Lighthouse’ Anchored by Powerhouse Performances [Review]
8.5
2 months ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: Maritime Madness of ‘The Lighthouse’ Anchored by Powerhouse Performances [Review]

Robert Eggers’s much anticipated return, The Lighthouse, featured as one of the secret screenings at this year’s Fantastic Fest. Much like The Witch before it, Eggers’s sophomore effort is certain …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: Johannes Nyholm’s Forest of Dark Dreams [Interview]
2 months ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: Johannes Nyholm’s Forest of Dark Dreams [Interview]

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On the eve of Fantastic Fest, I had the opportunity to discuss Koko-di Koko-da (see our review of the film here) with director Johannes Nyholm. Our conversation touches on the …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘The Lodge’ Chills to the Bone with its Bleak, Twisting Mystery [Review]
7.5
2 months ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘The Lodge’ Chills to the Bone with its Bleak, Twisting Mystery [Review]

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The Lodge is the sophomore narrative feature from directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy). The film’s journey to screens has been lengthy. It’s recently been delayed again from …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Color Out of Space’ Melts Minds with a Masterful Lovecraft Adaptation [Review]
8.3
2 months ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Color Out of Space’ Melts Minds with a Masterful Lovecraft Adaptation [Review]

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Most anyone familiar with the history of horror will have at least a passing knowledge of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. The writer passed away at an early age, but left behind …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Koko-di Koko-da’ Is a Beautiful Waking Nightmare [Review]
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2 months ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Koko-di Koko-da’ Is a Beautiful Waking Nightmare [Review]

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Swedish director Johannes Nyholm’s haunting Koko-di Koko-da has been on my radar since its screening earlier this year during Fantasia International Film Festival. I wasn’t able to see the film …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Blood Machines’ is an Acid-Tinged Plunge Into the Mind of Carpenter Brut [Review]
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2 months ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Blood Machines’ is an Acid-Tinged Plunge Into the Mind of Carpenter Brut [Review]

Directors Raphaël Hernandez and Savitry Joly-Gonfard, working under the pseudonym Seth Ickerman, are on some next-level shit. If you’ve seen their video for Carpenter Brut’s “Turbo Killer,” you’ve got an …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Guns Akimbo’ Shatters the Senses with a Hyperkinetic Blast [Review]
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2 months ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Guns Akimbo’ Shatters the Senses with a Hyperkinetic Blast [Review]

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Jason Lei Howden’s Guns Akimbo was a last-minute addition to the Fantastic Fest roster. As soon as I heard the announcement, I changed my viewing selections so I could attend …
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Fantastic Fest 2019 Preview: Eight Films We’re Freaking Out About
2 months ago

Fantastic Fest 2019 Preview: Eight Films We’re Freaking Out About

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With today’s third and final wave of announcements, (almost) the full slate of films playing Fantastic Fest has been revealed. The festival gets its fifteenth year underway next week, and …
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Slasher Throwback ‘Haunt’ Gets a Jump on the Halloween Season [Review]
5.8
2 months ago

Slasher Throwback ‘Haunt’ Gets a Jump on the Halloween Season [Review]

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You’ll likely recognize the names and works of the people behind Haunt. Eli Roth produced the film. It was written and directed by the team of Scott Beck and Bryan …
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