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Murder to music by: An interview with ‘Sound of Violence’ director Alex Noyer
5 months ago

Murder to music by: An interview with ‘Sound of Violence’ director Alex Noyer

“How about I kill somebody with a drum machine?” thought Alex Noyer, director of Sound of Violence (Review) (Trailer) and the short film Conductor on which it was based. Noyer first …
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‘Days Bewitched’: An interview with director Kier-La Janisse [SXSW Online 2021]
7 months ago

‘Days Bewitched’: An interview with director Kier-La Janisse [SXSW Online 2021]

One of the standout films for this year’s SXSW festival for me was director Kier-La Janisse’s expansive folk horror documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror. (Check …
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Jakob’s Wife is a silly and heartfelt tale full of blood, guts, and unholy matrimony [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
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7 months ago

Jakob’s Wife is a silly and heartfelt tale full of blood, guts, and unholy matrimony [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

I’ve never been one for organized religion. Growing up in rural Tennessee provided me with multiple opportunities to discover that the Christian way of life simply isn’t for me. Before …
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‘Offseason’ summons Lovecraftian dread by way of ‘Silent Hill’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
7.5
7 months ago

‘Offseason’ summons Lovecraftian dread by way of ‘Silent Hill’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

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As SXSW kicked off this year, I knew almost nothing about Mickey Keating’s new film, aside from the single sentence logline and several members of the cast. That small amount …
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‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ gets under your skin with vintage 90s thrills [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
6.8
7 months ago

‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ gets under your skin with vintage 90s thrills [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

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In Chicago during 1987, there were multiple instances of strange broadcast highjackings affecting different television stations. During these intrusions, a man wearing a Max Headroom mask was seen against a …
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‘The Sound of Violence’ produces sharp kills with absurd violence [SXSW Online 2021]
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7 months ago

‘The Sound of Violence’ produces sharp kills with absurd violence [SXSW Online 2021]

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On paper, The Sound of Violence is almost everything I’ve ever wanted in a horror film. As a musician and sound recordist, the concept of obsessing over the never-ending quest …
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‘Gaia’ is a masterfully shot creature feature full of fungus and frights [SXSW Online 2021]
6.8
7 months ago

‘Gaia’ is a masterfully shot creature feature full of fungus and frights [SXSW Online 2021]

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I’m not a religious person, but I believe finding faith in Mother Nature is a solid concept. After all, as the debut trailer for Jaco Bouwer’s Gaia states in a tense and timely monologue: “she was here long before apes began dreaming of gods.” But what if you knew God was real? What if you knew where she lived? Would you live your life differently? For Barend and his son, Stefan, the answer is a resounding “yes.” 
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Fall under the spell of ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
8.5
7 months ago

Fall under the spell of ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

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“So what exactly is folk horror?” “Are there any American folk horror films?” “Would you consider (insert horror movie title here) a folk horror movie?” If you and your friends …
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10 new horror films we’re looking forward to at SXSW Online 2021
7 months ago

10 new horror films we’re looking forward to at SXSW Online 2021

SXSW returns this week, albeit in a remote and socially distanced form. This year’s online festival includes a strong slate of films, including the horror and genre focused Midnighters lineup. …
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‘Gaia’ trailer previews a wild new fantasy horror about Mother Nature
7 months ago

‘Gaia’ trailer previews a wild new fantasy horror about Mother Nature

Set to premiere at SXSW later this month, Jaco Bouwer’s Gaia is about a park ranger who discovers a man and his son living wild in an ancient forest, and (according …
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