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‘Clementine’s Awakening’ is a great read for fans of the ‘True Blood’ series
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‘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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3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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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‘The Sound of Violence’ produces sharp kills with absurd violence [SXSW Online 2021]
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3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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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Fall under the spell of ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
8.5
3 weeks ago

Fall under the spell of ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

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“So what exactly is folk horror?” “Are there any American folk horror films?” “Would you consider (insert horror movie title here) a folk horror movie?” If you and your friends …
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‘The Stylist’ gives horror a grisly new serial killer to love and fear
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‘The Stylist’ gives horror a grisly new serial killer to love and fear

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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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