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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Come to Daddy’ is a Quirky and Violent Blend of Giggles and Gore [Review]
8.5
2 weeks ago

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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2 weeks 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]
8.5
3 weeks 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 [Interview]
4 weeks ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: Johannes Nyholm’s Forest of Dark Dreams [Interview]

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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]
7.5
4 weeks ago

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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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Color Out of Space’ Melts Minds with a Masterful Lovecraft Adaptation [Review]
8.3
4 weeks ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Color Out of Space’ Melts Minds with a Masterful Lovecraft Adaptation [Review]

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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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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Blood Machines’ is an Acid-Tinged Plunge Into the Mind of Carpenter Brut [Review]
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4 weeks ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Blood Machines’ is an Acid-Tinged Plunge Into the Mind of Carpenter Brut [Review]

Directors Raphaël Hernandez and Savitry Joly-Gonfard, working under the pseudonym Seth Ickerman, are on some next-level shit. If you’ve seen their video for Carpenter Brut’s “Turbo Killer,” you’ve got an …
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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Guns Akimbo’ Shatters the Senses with a Hyperkinetic Blast [Review]
6.8
4 weeks ago

Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Guns Akimbo’ Shatters the Senses with a Hyperkinetic Blast [Review]

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Jason Lei Howden’s Guns Akimbo was a last-minute addition to the Fantastic Fest roster. As soon as I heard the announcement, I changed my viewing selections so I could attend …
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‘Terrified’ is an Unexpected & Unsettling Nightmare [Review]
8.5
1 year ago

‘Terrified’ is an Unexpected & Unsettling Nightmare [Review]

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As a horror fan, I’m always looking for the next scare. With the recent surge in streaming, I’m able to chase that feeling almost weekly; however, the release of something …
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‘Another Wolfcop’ Has More Everything [Review]
7.3
1 year ago

‘Another Wolfcop’ Has More Everything [Review]

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Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou struggles to keep a low profile after saving the town of Woodhaven from reptilian shapeshifters in the first movie.  But can a werewolf, who’s also …
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