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Fantastic Fest 2019

‘Koko-Di Koko-Da’ Debuts New Poster and Trailer, Then Postpones Release
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‘Koko-Di Koko-Da’ Debuts New Poster and Trailer, Then Postpones Release

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Johannes Nyholm’s Koko-Di Koko-Da was among the most striking films I saw during last year’s Fantastic Fest. In my review of the film, I called it a “beautiful waking nightmare”—and …
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Grizzled Vets Take on Mutant Drug Punks in Joe Begos’s Deliriously Bloody ‘VFW’
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Grizzled Vets Take on Mutant Drug Punks in Joe Begos’s Deliriously Bloody ‘VFW’

See my interview with director Joe Begos here.

In the near future, society has crumbled. A new drug, known on the streets as Hype, has contributed to this decline and …
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Getting Hyped for VFW: An Interview with Director Joe Begos
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Getting Hyped for VFW: An Interview with Director Joe Begos

Fans of modern independent horror should by now be well acquainted with the films of Joe Begos. Across four feature films, the director has carved out his own niche that …
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‘Color Out of Space’ Melts Minds with a Masterful Lovecraft Adaptation
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‘Color Out of Space’ Melts Minds with a Masterful Lovecraft Adaptation

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Most anyone familiar with the history of horror will have at least a passing knowledge of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. The writer passed away at an early age, but left behind …
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Six 2019 Horror Festival Favorites to Watch in 2020
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Six 2019 Horror Festival Favorites to Watch in 2020

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If you’ve read our wrap-up of my favorite horror movies from 2019, you’re aware that there were a number of top-tier films making the rounds on the festival circuit that …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Come to Daddy’ is a Quirky and Violent Blend of Giggles and Gore [Review]
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Come to Daddy’ is a Quirky and Violent Blend of Giggles and Gore [Review]

The first thing you are likely going to notice heading into Ant Timpson’s directorial debut is Elijah Wood in the leading role. He plays Norval, a hipster millennial who responds …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘The Mortuary Collection’ is a Masterclass in Short-Form Horror [Review]
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6 months ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘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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Fantastic Fest 2019: Maritime Madness of ‘The Lighthouse’ Anchored by Powerhouse Performances [Review]
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6 months ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: Maritime Madness of ‘The Lighthouse’ Anchored by Powerhouse Performances [Review]

Robert Eggers’s much anticipated return, The Lighthouse, featured as one of the secret screenings at this year’s Fantastic Fest. Much like The Witch before it, Eggers’s sophomore effort is certain …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: Johannes Nyholm’s Forest of Dark Dreams
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Fantastic Fest 2019: Johannes Nyholm’s Forest of Dark Dreams

By  •  Interviews, News

On the eve of Fantastic Fest, I had the opportunity to discuss Koko-di Koko-da (see our review of the film here) with director Johannes Nyholm. Our conversation touches on the …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘The Lodge’ Chills to the Bone with its Bleak, Twisting Mystery [Review]
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘The Lodge’ Chills to the Bone with its Bleak, Twisting Mystery [Review]

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The Lodge is the sophomore narrative feature from directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy). The film’s journey to screens has been lengthy. It’s recently been delayed again from …
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