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‘The Hunt’ Is A Relentless, Gratuitous, Ultra-Violent Killing Spree
6.3
2 weeks ago

‘The Hunt’ Is A Relentless, Gratuitous, Ultra-Violent Killing Spree

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If you’ve ever wanted to see a screenplay with the energy of Saving Private Ryan play out in a horror context, the latest Blumhouse film has you covered. Once The …
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‘Blood On Her Name’ is White Knuckled and Red Handed
8
1 month ago

‘Blood On Her Name’ is White Knuckled and Red Handed

A rural mechanic shop and its owner are caught up in a whirlwind of blood and trouble. There’s a body on her floor and, as the title suggests, there’s blood …
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‘A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life’ Leaves a Trail of Bodies and Gallows Humor
6
3 months ago

‘A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life’ Leaves a Trail of Bodies and Gallows Humor

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A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is bookended by brief platitudes from fictional motivational speaker Chuck Knoah. Writer and director Staten Cousins Roe sets the stage for his feature debut …
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‘Candy Corn’ Brings Fun For All With Freaks, Nostalgia, And Scary Treats [Review]
9.3
7 months ago

‘Candy Corn’ Brings Fun For All With Freaks, Nostalgia, And Scary Treats [Review]

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“Trick or Treat” is a menacing threat when you think about it. The Halloween ultimatum seems silly, the initial verse of a childish rhyme conjuring an evening of pumpkins, costumes, …
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‘Freaks’ Exposes Social Stigmas With Special Abilities and Few Flaws [Review]
8
7 months ago

‘Freaks’ Exposes Social Stigmas With Special Abilities and Few Flaws [Review]

Freak. It’s a strange word, adaptable to the context in which it is used. Some take it as an offensive term while others find it to be a label of …
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Popcorn Frights 2019: ‘Z’ Creates A Uniquely Terrifying Bond With The Imaginary Friend Formula [Review]
8.5
8 months ago

Popcorn Frights 2019: ‘Z’ Creates A Uniquely Terrifying Bond With The Imaginary Friend Formula [Review]

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When it comes to the formula of disturbed child films of the horror genre, the moving parts are not always the most inventive. So many filmmakers have been discouraged to …
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‘Darlin’’ Deliciously Combats Conversion, Conspiracy, and Contempt [Review]
8.8
1 year ago

‘Darlin’’ Deliciously Combats Conversion, Conspiracy, and Contempt [Review]

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Darlin’, darlin’, darlin’… Just the word alone can summon the thoughts of saccharine femininity doused with a reminiscent 60’s tune. However, Blondie’s song, cooed by punk dessert bombshell Debby Harry, …
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‘Braid’ Twists Itself Into A Bizarre Knot Served On A Beautiful Porcelain Plait [Review]
8.5
1 year ago

‘Braid’ Twists Itself Into A Bizarre Knot Served On A Beautiful Porcelain Plait [Review]

What is a film but an elaborate means of pretend? Each person has their role, each set poised to perfection, each story mapped out, all pulled together in an interlacing …
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‘Piercing’ Sticks Sharp Style Into A Brilliant Portrait of Abuse and Control [Review]
9
1 year ago

‘Piercing’ Sticks Sharp Style Into A Brilliant Portrait of Abuse and Control [Review]

“You have to believe that it won’t hurt” is the uncommon practice of releasing the body from pain by simply using one’s mind. Internalizing the pain without allowing your major …
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‘Blue My Mind’ Director Lisa Brühlmann Discusses Body Image, Film Inspiration, and Fairy Tales [Interview]
1 year ago

‘Blue My Mind’ Director Lisa Brühlmann Discusses Body Image, Film Inspiration, and Fairy Tales [Interview]

By the time my first view of the exquisite Blue My Mind ended I had easily recognized the story’s meaning. It’s an emotional piece embarking on the traditional path of …
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