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Fantasia 2020

‘Anything for Jackson’ was the biggest surprise of Fantasia 2020
8.3
1 week 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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[Fantasia 2020] Bloody vengeance spirals out of control in ‘For the Sake of Vicious’
7.3
2 weeks ago

[Fantasia 2020] Bloody vengeance spirals out of control in ‘For the Sake of Vicious’

It’s Halloween night. Nurse and single mother Romina is finishing up her shift at the hospital and trying to get home to take her son trick-or-treating. Unbeknownst to her, Romina …
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[Fantasia 2020] ‘The Mortuary Collection’ is a Masterclass in Short-Form Horror [Review]
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3 weeks ago

[Fantasia 2020] ‘The Mortuary Collection’ is a Masterclass in Short-Form Horror [Review]

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Ryan Spindell has been cranking out quality short films for years. So when I learned that he, along with a few frequent collaborators, would finally be premiering a new horror …
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[Fantasia 2020] ‘Sanzaru’ blends domestic melodrama with old school surrealist horror
6.3
3 weeks ago

[Fantasia 2020] ‘Sanzaru’ blends domestic melodrama with old school surrealist horror

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Xia Margus’s feature-length debut, Sanzaru, takes its name from the mythical ‘see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil’ apes. It perfectly encapsulates the centralized themes of the film, …
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[Fantasia 2020] Dreamlike ‘Sleep’ evokes a haunting Lynchian mystery
6.8
3 weeks ago

[Fantasia 2020] Dreamlike ‘Sleep’ evokes a haunting Lynchian mystery

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A small secluded town in the mountains, populated by an odd cast of characters. A hotel surrounded by a deep forest. Generations’ worth of secrets hidden by the townsfolk. Visitations …
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[Fantasia 2020] ‘The Dark and the Wicked’ is a cold-blooded classic from the director of ‘The Strangers’
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3 weeks ago

[Fantasia 2020] ‘The Dark and the Wicked’ is a cold-blooded classic from the director of ‘The Strangers’

I’ve seen dozens of “haunted house” movies–maybe hundreds. You probably have as well. But with The Dark and The Wicked, Bryan Bertino (The Strangers, The Monster) offers up what is …
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[Fantasia 2020] ‘Bleed With Me’ is a heavy, minimalistic story of manipulation and betrayal
6.8
3 weeks ago

[Fantasia 2020] ‘Bleed With Me’ is a heavy, minimalistic story of manipulation and betrayal

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Sometimes a film just sits with you for awhile and you aren’t sure what to make of it. As cliche as it sounds, that was my experience with Amelia Moses’ …
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[Fantasia 2020] ‘Lucky’ turns home invasion on its head in a poignant social thriller
8.3
3 weeks ago

[Fantasia 2020] ‘Lucky’ turns home invasion on its head in a poignant social thriller

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Whether it’s in film, gaming, comics, or even boring occupations like engineering or law, the experience as a professional woman is, to say the least, unique. While no one is …
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[Fantasia 2020] ‘Special Actors’ is the subversive, sensitive, sanguine story we all need right now
7.3
4 weeks ago

[Fantasia 2020] ‘Special Actors’ is the subversive, sensitive, sanguine story we all need right now

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How do you follow up a breakout horror film like One Cut Of The Dead? Impossible, you say? But if there’s one thing director Shin’ichirô Ueda knows, it’s making the impossible …
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‘Cobra Kai’ producers premiere ‘The Block Island Sound’ at Fantasia 2020
4 weeks ago

‘Cobra Kai’ producers premiere ‘The Block Island Sound’ at Fantasia 2020

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If there’s anything I’ve learned from environmental horror movies it’s that if the fish and birds start dying, the humans better watch the fuck out. But what exactly is happening …
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