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‘Teddy’ is a French Character Study in Wolf’s Clothing [CFF 2021]
6.8
4 months ago

‘Teddy’ is a French Character Study in Wolf’s Clothing [CFF 2021]

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Teddy is the sort of horror film that has come about at the right time.

On the surface, it’ll fit in nicely with the current minor werewolf renaissance …
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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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‘Duncan’ is a right-wing road trip full of absurd comedy and conspiracy [Panic Fest 2021]
5.8
6 months ago

‘Duncan’ is a right-wing road trip full of absurd comedy and conspiracy [Panic Fest 2021]

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For a movie about lizard people and pizza shop conspiracies, there’s a surprising amount of truth that can be found in John Valley’s far-right spoof, Duncan. Named after the film’s would-be protagonist, …
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‘The Papillion And The Oubliette’ asks if you’re an Alice or a Jacob
10 months ago

‘The Papillion And The Oubliette’ asks if you’re an Alice or a Jacob

2020 will be a year that everyone remembers. Not only did everything go to hell in a handbasket, but people were forced to spend time talking about a topic …
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‘Never Hike in the Snow’ is a bigger, bloodier ‘Friday the 13th’ fan film
6.3
1 year ago

‘Never Hike in the Snow’ is a bigger, bloodier ‘Friday the 13th’ fan film

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Womp Stomp Films’ Never Hike Alone redefined what a fan film can be. After racking up nearly 2 million views on YouTube, premiering at one of the most beloved film …
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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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[CFF 2020] ‘Skull: The Mask’ is a Brazilian Slasher with Buckets of Gore
4.5
1 year 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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‘Blood On Her Name’ is White Knuckled and Red Handed
8
2 years 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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‘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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