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Schoolgirls, Spirits, and Slaughter – Simon Barrett’s Twisty ‘Séance’ Shines
7.5
5 months ago

Schoolgirls, Spirits, and Slaughter – Simon Barrett’s Twisty ‘Séance’ Shines

Simon Barrett’s feature directorial debut Séance begins with a peaceful, idyllic nighttime shot of snow falling outside the prestigious Edelvine Academy, an all-girls school. Inside the school’s stone walls, a …
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Dark Fairy Tale ‘The Blazing World’ is Visually Striking and Ambitious [Panic Fest 2021]
6.3
6 months ago

Dark Fairy Tale ‘The Blazing World’ is Visually Striking and Ambitious [Panic Fest 2021]

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First time directors on limited budgets don’t often get as ambitious as Carlson Young does with The Blazing World, and I would imagine they certainly don’t do so during global …
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[Fantasia 2020] Bloody vengeance spirals out of control in ‘For the Sake of Vicious’
7.3
1 year 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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‘Peripheral’ is pure paranoia and existential dread distilled into refined nightmare fuel
7
1 year ago

‘Peripheral’ is pure paranoia and existential dread distilled into refined nightmare fuel

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I’m gonna wager that you’re tired of hearing or reading sentiments like this, but it’s hard to imagine a more frightening time for a movie like Peripheral to come out. …
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‘Mon Mon Mon Monsters’ Is A Dark, Comedic Take On The Worst Of Humanity
7.5
2 years ago

‘Mon Mon Mon Monsters’ Is A Dark, Comedic Take On The Worst Of Humanity

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Taiwanese director Giddens Ko absolutely crushes his first horror film. In an era when ‘high school’ films trend toward uplifting, heartwarming stories about overcoming odds, Ko wasn’t afraid to go …
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‘A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life’ Leaves a Trail of Bodies and Gallows Humor
6
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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‘Pet Sematary’ Proves Sometimes Dread is Better [Review]
7.5
3 years ago

‘Pet Sematary’ Proves Sometimes Dread is Better [Review]

Pet Sematary is a 2019 supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (2014’s Starry Eyes), based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Mary Lambert …
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