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About Luke Rodriguez

Lifelong horror fan with a general background in audio engineering and technology. Owner and Co-Founder of Modernhorrors.com.
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2021 Popcorn Frights Film Festival is full of must-see horror flicks–both virtually and in-person!!
2 weeks ago

2021 Popcorn Frights Film Festival is full of must-see horror flicks–both virtually and in-person!!

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After a tumultuous year that knocked us all on our asses, the fine folks at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival are getting back to business with a must-see lineup of …
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‘The Forever Purge’ trailer continues the endless pursuit of low-hanging fruit
3 months ago

‘The Forever Purge’ trailer continues the endless pursuit of low-hanging fruit

Short of the most recent offering, I’ve been a pretty big fan of The Purge films. The United States has a clear history of systemic injustice, and James DeMonaco’s franchise …
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‘Duncan’ is a right-wing road trip full of absurd comedy and conspiracy [Panic Fest 2021]
5.8
4 months ago

‘Duncan’ is a right-wing road trip full of absurd comedy and conspiracy [Panic Fest 2021]

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For a movie about lizard people and pizza shop conspiracies, there’s a surprising amount of truth that can be found in John Valley’s far-right spoof, Duncan. Named after the film’s would-be protagonist, …
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‘Vicious Fun’ is a shocking, surprising, and downright delightful horror-comedy standout [Panic Fest 2021]
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4 months ago

‘Vicious Fun’ is a shocking, surprising, and downright delightful horror-comedy standout [Panic Fest 2021]

Vicious Fun opens with a playful exchange between a filmmaker and a horror journalist. The filmmaker defends creative decisions he’s made in the past as being done in the spirit …
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‘GUTS’ is the latest project from short film phenom, Chris McInroy–and it needs your help
4 months ago

‘GUTS’ is the latest project from short film phenom, Chris McInroy–and it needs your help

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After delivering one gory hit after another with festival favorites like Bad Guy #2, Death Metal, We Summoned a Demon, and One Time in the Woods (Scare Package), writer/director Chris …
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Panic Fest 2021: Luke’s top 5 picks from the breakout horror festival
4 months ago

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

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Another year, another Panics Fest.

The ever-expanding and always entertaining genre festival returns with more horror than your eyes can contain. Short films, feature films, panels, Q&As, and more will …
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Jakob’s Wife is a silly and heartfelt tale full of blood, guts, and unholy matrimony [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
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4 months ago

Jakob’s Wife is a silly and heartfelt tale full of blood, guts, and unholy matrimony [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

I’ve never been one for organized religion. Growing up in rural Tennessee provided me with multiple opportunities to discover that the Christian way of life simply isn’t for me. Before …
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‘The Sound of Violence’ produces sharp kills with absurd violence [SXSW Online 2021]
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5 months ago

‘The Sound of Violence’ produces sharp kills with absurd violence [SXSW Online 2021]

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On paper, The Sound of Violence is almost everything I’ve ever wanted in a horror film. As a musician and sound recordist, the concept of obsessing over the never-ending quest …
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‘Gaia’ is a masterfully shot creature feature full of fungus and frights [SXSW Online 2021]
6.8
5 months ago

‘Gaia’ is a masterfully shot creature feature full of fungus and frights [SXSW Online 2021]

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I’m not a religious person, but I believe finding faith in Mother Nature is a solid concept. After all, as the debut trailer for Jaco Bouwer’s Gaia states in a tense and timely monologue: “she was here long before apes began dreaming of gods.” But what if you knew God was real? What if you knew where she lived? Would you live your life differently? For Barend and his son, Stefan, the answer is a resounding “yes.” 
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KKK revenge horror ‘Death Ranch’ gets a gory new trailer
5 months ago

KKK revenge horror ‘Death Ranch’ gets a gory new trailer

We’re big fans of writer/director Charlie Steeds around here. Recent offerings like The Barge People, Winterskin, and Vampire Virus have all proven that the Englishman is a serious talent and …
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