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‘The Stylist’ gives horror a grisly new serial killer to love and fear [Panic Fest 2021]
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6 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
6 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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Dark Fairy Tale ‘The Blazing World’ is Visually Striking and Ambitious [Panic Fest 2021]
6.3
7 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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‘Vicious Fun’ is a shocking, surprising, and downright delightful horror-comedy standout [Panic Fest 2021]
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7 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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‘Clementine’s Awakening’ is a great read for fans of the ‘True Blood’ series
7 months ago

‘Clementine’s Awakening’ is a great read for fans of the ‘True Blood’ series

A ghost story set in Savanah ticked so many boxes for me that I could not wait to dive in. Especially as I’m guilty of being quite safe in my …
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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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7 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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‘Offseason’ summons Lovecraftian dread by way of ‘Silent Hill’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
7.5
7 months ago

‘Offseason’ summons Lovecraftian dread by way of ‘Silent Hill’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

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As SXSW kicked off this year, I knew almost nothing about Mickey Keating’s new film, aside from the single sentence logline and several members of the cast. That small amount …
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‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ gets under your skin with vintage 90s thrills [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
6.8
7 months ago

‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ gets under your skin with vintage 90s thrills [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

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In Chicago during 1987, there were multiple instances of strange broadcast highjackings affecting different television stations. During these intrusions, a man wearing a Max Headroom mask was seen against a …
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