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‘Orphan: First Kill’ may not be believable, but it sure is fun
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4 months ago

‘Orphan: First Kill’ may not be believable, but it sure is fun

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In 2009 genre fans were treated to the absolutely unhinged psychological horror film, Orphan. Isabelle Fuhrman played the titular orphan who is adopted from Russia at age 9 by a family …
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‘Wulver’s Stane’ is a challenging and visceral watch [CFF 2022]
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5 months ago

‘Wulver’s Stane’ is a challenging and visceral watch [CFF 2022]

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There is one way I could start this review that would likely be enough information for many readers: If you are the type of person who enjoys ASMR eating videos, …
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‘PussyCake’ delivers a firehose of alien vomit straight to the face [CFF 2022]
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5 months ago

‘PussyCake’ delivers a firehose of alien vomit straight to the face [CFF 2022]

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Do you like Josey and the Pussycats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Motel Hell? If you answered yes, you might be the target audience for the Argentinian bonkers gore fest: …
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‘A Pure Place’ is beautifully unsettling with standout performances [CFF 2022]
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5 months ago

‘A Pure Place’ is beautifully unsettling with standout performances [CFF 2022]

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Watching a movie about a purity cult on the same day Roe vs Wade was overturned might have been unfortunate timing, but at least the purity here is more focused …
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6 New Horror Films You Have To Catch at the 2022 Chattanooga Film Festival
5 months ago

6 New Horror Films You Have To Catch at the 2022 Chattanooga Film Festival

For many years, Chattanooga Film Festival has been blending Southern hospitality with excellent genre-friendly programming to concoct a truly excellent film festival. But for most of those years, you had …
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‘The Passenger’ is a fun twist on on extraterrestrial survival [Panic Fest 2022]
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7 months ago

‘The Passenger’ is a fun twist on on extraterrestrial survival [Panic Fest 2022]

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Reading the synopsis doesn’t give one much to go on as far as what to expect when sitting down to enjoy The Passenger (Spanish title: La Pasajera). The tagline, “Don’t …
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‘Watcher’ is an intense and beautifully shot slow burn [Panic Fest 2022]
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7 months ago

‘Watcher’ is an intense and beautifully shot slow burn [Panic Fest 2022]

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The premise of Watcher is simple: A young couple, Julia (Maika Monroe) and Francis (Karl Glusman), moves into a new apartment in a new country. Shortly after, Julia begins to …
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‘The Sadness’ is unrelentingly vicious and triumphantly gory [Panic Fest 2022]
7.5
7 months ago

‘The Sadness’ is unrelentingly vicious and triumphantly gory [Panic Fest 2022]

As horror fans, we often turn to the genre, whether we realize it or not, to help process some of our hardest feelings. We use these films to safely imagine …
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‘Crabs!’ is big, dumb, bloody fun from start to finish [Panic Fest 2022]
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7 months ago

‘Crabs!’ is big, dumb, bloody fun from start to finish [Panic Fest 2022]

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Sometimes a horror movie exists exclusively to be an over-the-top, ridiculous good time. There’s no deeper message and no real attempt to move people emotionally–just creators having a good time …
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Panic Fest 2022: Julie’s Top Picks For The Festival’s 10th Year
7 months ago

Panic Fest 2022: Julie’s Top Picks For The Festival’s 10th Year

This year brings us the 10th annual occurrence of Panic Film Fest. This horror and sci-fi genre festival has been a staple of the Kansas City, MO film scene for …
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