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‘In Darkness, Shadows Breathe’ will make you never visit the hospital again
2 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
3 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
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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‘The Stylist’ gives horror a grisly new serial killer to love and fear [Panic Fest 2021]
7
4 months ago

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

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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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‘The Banishing’ offers pretty visuals, but little else to recommend
3.3
4 months ago

‘The Banishing’ offers pretty visuals, but little else to recommend

The Banishing is the latest film from director Chris Smith (Triangle, Creep, and Black Death). The film’s aesthetic is its strongest component, especially the emphasis on costuming and set dressing. Unfortunately, …
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‘Blood Conscious’ picks up where most slashers end [Panic Fest 2021]
6.8
4 months ago

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

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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]
6.3
4 months ago

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

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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 months ago

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

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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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