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Film Festival Review

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Boys From County Hell’ Brings Vampire Lore Home to Ireland
6.8
3 months ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Boys From County Hell’ Brings Vampire Lore Home to Ireland

When it comes to the origins of vampire lore, the rest of Europe always gets all the credit.

Dracula and Nosferatu, both based on Bram Stoker’s original character, …
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[Sitges 2020] ‘The Old Ways’ brings something new to folk horror
7.3
3 months ago

[Sitges 2020] ‘The Old Ways’ brings something new to folk horror

“The old ways die with her. We have no more moves left…”

In the tropical forests of Veracruz, Mexico, there is a place that blends natural beauty with unnatural and …
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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Reunion’ Blends Family Drama and Haunted House Horror
7.5
3 months ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Reunion’ Blends Family Drama and Haunted House Horror

Jake Mahaffy is leaning into a handful of horror tropes with Reunion.

There’s a young woman in distress. There’s a family that was fractured by a tragic event …
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[Nightstream 2020] ‘Rose Plays Julie’ is haunting but comes up short
5.8
4 months ago

[Nightstream 2020] ‘Rose Plays Julie’ is haunting but comes up short

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Haunting and atmospheric, Rose Plays Julie slowly pulls us through the journey of a young woman as she seeks out her birth parents and comes to terms with being adopted. …
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[Fantasia 2020] Bloody vengeance spirals out of control in ‘For the Sake of Vicious’
7.3
5 months 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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[CFF 2020] ‘Skull: The Mask’ is a Brazilian Slasher with Buckets of Gore
4.5
8 months ago

[CFF 2020] ‘Skull: The Mask’ is a Brazilian Slasher with Buckets of Gore

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Skull: The Mask is said to be based on pre-Colombian mythology, so let me make one thing clear: I don’t know a goddamn thing about pre-Colombian mythology. I know a …
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