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‘District 9’ and ‘Elysium’ director steps into horror with ‘Demonic’
2 weeks ago

‘District 9’ and ‘Elysium’ director steps into horror with ‘Demonic’

By  •  News

In 2020, director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) began shooting a secret horror film known only as Demonic. We are finally seeing the first images of this mysterious project and …
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‘The Stylist’ gives horror a grisly new serial killer to love and fear [Panic Fest 2021]
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3 weeks ago

‘The Stylist’ gives horror a grisly new serial killer to love and fear [Panic Fest 2021]

By  •  Reviews

Not all short films can be improved upon by expansion in to feature length–The Stylist is proof that some, undeniably, can. Director Jill Gevargizian debuted her short film of the …
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‘Blood Conscious’ picks up where most slashers end [Panic Fest 2021]
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3 weeks ago

‘Blood Conscious’ picks up where most slashers end [Panic Fest 2021]

By  •  Reviews

At the end of most slashers the final girl (or guy) hobbles off, the credits roll, and we don’t give much thought to what those who next come across the …
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Dark Fairy Tale ‘The Blazing World’ is Visually Striking and Ambitious [Panic Fest 2021]
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4 weeks ago

Dark Fairy Tale ‘The Blazing World’ is Visually Striking and Ambitious [Panic Fest 2021]

By  •  Reviews

First time directors on limited budgets don’t often get as ambitious as Carlson Young does with The Blazing World, and I would imagine they certainly don’t do so during global …
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‘The Last Matinee’ is a fun, stylish, and gory giallo homage [Panic Fest 2021]
7.5
4 weeks ago

‘The Last Matinee’ is a fun, stylish, and gory giallo homage [Panic Fest 2021]

By  •  Reviews

Equal parts giallo and slasher, The Last Matinee (Spanish title: Al Morir La Matinee) celebrates nostalgia, love of cinema, and the satisfaction of practical effects. It’s a rainy afternoon in …
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Panic Fest 2021: Julie’s top 5 picks from the breakout horror festival
1 month ago

Panic Fest 2021: Julie’s top 5 picks from the breakout horror festival

By  •  Lists, News

In January of 2020, Kansas City’s Panic Film Fest was one of the last in person events I attended before the world shut down. We could not have imagined, at …
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Trailer for ‘Boys From County Hell’ makes its own vampire rules
1 month ago

Trailer for ‘Boys From County Hell’ makes its own vampire rules

By  •  Trailer

The past few years have given us a wealth of fantastic Irish horror movies, but until now we haven’t gotten an Irish vampire movie—at least not that I’m aware of. …
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New trailer for ‘The Banishing’ gives us a peek at the most haunted house in England
2 months ago

New trailer for ‘The Banishing’ gives us a peek at the most haunted house in England

By  •  Trailer

Coming to Shudder in April, The Banishing is the latest film from director Chris Smith (Triangle, Creep). After watching the chilling new trailer, it looks like we’ll be getting a beautiful …
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‘Held’ trailer previews the most insane marriage counseling imaginable
2 months ago

‘Held’ trailer previews the most insane marriage counseling imaginable

By  •  News, Trailer

When choosing a remote romantic retreat to reconnect with your spouse, it seems smart to make sure it’s secure, but the trailer for Held is here to remind you that …
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‘The Vigil’ is a tense and thought-provoking look at trauma through tradition and superstition
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3 months ago

‘The Vigil’ is a tense and thought-provoking look at trauma through tradition and superstition

By  •  Reviews

Horror has long relied on the deeply religious when it comes to groups to haunt and terrorize. I’ll admit to being grateful that I’m not Catholic, as they seem to …
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