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[Fantasia 2020] ‘The Mortuary Collection’ is a Masterclass in Short-Form Horror [Review]
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4 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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After Several Years on the Shelf, Incredibly Violent ‘Game of Death’ is Finally Getting Released
3 months ago

After Several Years on the Shelf, Incredibly Violent ‘Game of Death’ is Finally Getting Released

I remember reviewing Game of Death at SXSW roughly 3 years ago. At the time, I praised its lack of character development (yes, really) and its ability to somehow focus, …
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Supernatural Fantasy Horror ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Shares Spiritual DNA With del Toro
7.3
5 months ago

Supernatural Fantasy Horror ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Shares Spiritual DNA With del Toro

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The best thing about film festivals is the discovery of films that would have gone overlooked in any other setting. Fantastic Fest in particular, thanks to its unique ticketing system, …
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Grizzled Vets Take on Mutant Drug Punks in Joe Begos’s Deliriously Bloody ‘VFW’
7.3
7 months ago

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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Grit, Tension, And Dread On Display In ‘Blood On Her Name’
8 months ago

Grit, Tension, And Dread On Display In ‘Blood On Her Name’

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After Leigh (Bethany Anne Lind) accidentally kills a man in self-defense, fear and consequences motivate her to cover up the act. But consequences are like dominoes, as her decisions, and …
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Getting Hyped for VFW: An Interview with Director Joe Begos
8 months ago

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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8 months ago

‘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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Fantastic Fest 2019: ‘Come to Daddy’ is a Quirky and Violent Blend of Giggles and Gore [Review]
8.5
12 months 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: Maritime Madness of ‘The Lighthouse’ Anchored by Powerhouse Performances [Review]
8.5
1 year 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
1 year ago

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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