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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Rose Plays Julie’ is haunting but comes up short
5.8
2 months ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Rose Plays Julie’ is haunting but comes up short

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Haunting and atmospheric, Rose Plays Julie slowly pulls us through the journey of a young woman as she seeks out her birth parents and comes to terms with being adopted. …
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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Bloody Hell’ is a clever blood-soaked black comedy
7.5
2 months ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Bloody Hell’ is a clever blood-soaked black comedy

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Like The Wizard of Oz going from sepia to technicolor Bloody Hell shifts from a bright fast paced heist movie to a dark and dirty kidnap and torture flick. As …
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Beyond ‘The Pale Door’ lies a bloody standoff of witches vs outlaws
7.3
2 months ago

Beyond ‘The Pale Door’ lies a bloody standoff of witches vs outlaws

The outlaw “Dalton gang” gets more than they bargained for when they try to rob a train in this subversive horror western mash-up. Aaron B. Koontz (Camera ObscuraScare Package) shepherds …
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‘Archons’ is a drug-fueled Lovecraftian nightmare worthy of multiple viewings
7
2 months ago

‘Archons’ is a drug-fueled Lovecraftian nightmare worthy of multiple viewings

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Writer/director Nick Szostakiwskyj officially became “one to watch” after exploding onto the scene with 2016’s Black Mountain Side–and that’s not always the easiest position to be in. After all, …
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‘Death of Me’ is reminiscent of classic folk-horror, while not living up to its antecedents
4.3
2 months ago

‘Death of Me’ is reminiscent of classic folk-horror, while not living up to its antecedents

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Director Darren Lynn Bousman’s latest, Death of Me, has at its heart a solid concept: take The Wicker Man, set it on an island off the coast of Thailand, add …
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‘Possessor’ Proves Brandon Cronenberg is No Novelty Novice
8.3
2 months ago

‘Possessor’ Proves Brandon Cronenberg is No Novelty Novice

To review a Brandon Cronenberg film without mentioning his father is a near-impossible task. At least, it probably felt that way in 2012.

When the son of the …
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‘Dead Dicks’ offers long, hard look at grief, depression, loss, and genitalia
7.3
2 months ago

‘Dead Dicks’ offers long, hard look at grief, depression, loss, and genitalia

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* If you’re contemplating suicide or self harm, please call 1-800-273-8255 in the United States. In Canada, please call Crisis Services at 1-833-456-4566 or visit Suicide.org to find help in …
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‘Anything for Jackson’ was the biggest surprise of Fantasia 2020
8.3
3 months ago

‘Anything for Jackson’ was the biggest surprise of Fantasia 2020

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You wouldn’t expect one of the strongest horror offerings at a world renowned film festival to come from a couple of dudes known for TV romcoms and family films—but here …
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