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‘The Lodger’ Reminds Us to Never Rent A Room From an Eccentric Stranger [CFF 2021]
6.5
4 months ago

‘The Lodger’ Reminds Us to Never Rent A Room From an Eccentric Stranger [CFF 2021]

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There may be no right way to deal with grief, but there sure seem to be a lot of wrong ways! The Lodger provides a front row seat to a …
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‘Teddy’ is a French Character Study in Wolf’s Clothing [CFF 2021]
6.8
4 months ago

‘Teddy’ is a French Character Study in Wolf’s Clothing [CFF 2021]

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Teddy is the sort of horror film that has come about at the right time.

On the surface, it’ll fit in nicely with the current minor werewolf renaissance …
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‘Night Drive’ is a fun and brutal ride into the unexpected [CFF 2021]
7.3
4 months ago

‘Night Drive’ is a fun and brutal ride into the unexpected [CFF 2021]

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There are plenty of movies where rideshares, taxi trips, and picking up hitchhikers turn out badly, but not nearly as many where it’s the man who really ends up getting …
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‘Queen Of The Cicadas’ is the birth of a new urban legend
4 months ago

‘Queen Of The Cicadas’ is the birth of a new urban legend

I love an urban legend. When I was growing up in Scotland our school had “The White Lady” who was the ghost of a teacher who died in the school. …
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Romero’s long-lost ‘The Amusement Park’ turns elder abuse into a living nightmare
7.3
5 months ago

Romero’s long-lost ‘The Amusement Park’ turns elder abuse into a living nightmare

As one of the most influential horror filmmakers of the 20th century, George A. Romero was many things. “Subtle” was usually not one of them.

It’s a testament …
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‘In Darkness, Shadows Breathe’ will make you never visit the hospital again
5 months ago

‘In Darkness, Shadows Breathe’ will make you never visit the hospital again

Nobody is a fan of the hospital. It’s a place that you never want to end up. If you were willing to admit it, there’s a part of you that …
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Schoolgirls, Spirits, and Slaughter – Simon Barrett’s Twisty ‘Séance’ Shines
7.5
5 months ago

Schoolgirls, Spirits, and Slaughter – Simon Barrett’s Twisty ‘Séance’ Shines

Simon Barrett’s feature directorial debut Séance begins with a peaceful, idyllic nighttime shot of snow falling outside the prestigious Edelvine Academy, an all-girls school. Inside the school’s stone walls, a …
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‘Duncan’ is a right-wing road trip full of absurd comedy and conspiracy [Panic Fest 2021]
5.8
6 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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