Beyond Fright Review: COMET

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We’ve all been there, crossing paths with someone who is able to completely take you back and keep you enthralled just at the idea of spending more time talking to them. That awkward feeling in your stomach and the adrenaline-filled, almost child-like excitement that makes you think or at least hope that you’ll be able […]

Fantasia Film Fest Review: SYNCHRONICITY

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When 2007’s THE SIGNAL first hit audiences, it did a hell of a job showing a small glimpse of the capabilities of the film’s trio of writer/directors, David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. Each director’s segment felt completely different from the previous director’s, and there was a sense of promise that you felt upon […]

Surrealist S&M Film THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY Heading To DVD/Bluray This September via Shout! Factory

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Who doesn’t love a little arthouse s&m cinema in their lives? That’s a trick question, because everybody is into that stuff, right? Thankfully, those looking for a surrealistic film full of eroticism and mystery can now rejoice, with the announcement that Shout! Factory (in partnership with Sundance Selects) is set to release the critical hit […]

Beyond Fright Review: 10 CENT PISTOL

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10 CENT PISTOL opens up with two police officers investigating a silent alarm at the front door of Harris (Thomas Ian Nicholas, AMERICAN PIE, HALLOWEEN RESURRECTION). His reaction to find the police at his door proves to be of suspicion as the sweat rolls down and his need to get them to leave only encourages […]

Fantasia Film Festival Review: (T)ERROR

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The power that documentaries hold is such a strong one, that when done right, they can be very effective in a eye-opening kind of way. There is such a level of storytelling that cannot be compared to watching real life unfold in front of your eyes, it’s mind-blowing at times. Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe’s completely […]

Beyond Fright VIDEO REVIEW: Jerry Talks Cassavetes, Warner Bros. Classics and More!

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Armed with a camera and some free time, I thought it would be fun to tell you fright fanatics a little about some old, new and upcoming NON-genre films that I dig. Check it out!

Icons of Fright Interview with 7 MINUTES Director Jay Martin!

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Having started his career as both a music video director (his video for Atreyu’s “Ex’s and Oh’s” is a fave of mine) and a storyboard artist on films like AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 and CONSTANTINE, Jay Martin’s directorial feature debut 7 MINUTES is a heist gone wrong film full of tension and suspense. Dealing with jumping […]

Review: REDEEMER

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Right now, American action films are looking quite tame in comparison to those from other countries. In the last few years we’ve gotten groundbreaking films such as THE RAID: REDEMPTION and its sequel, THE RAID 2, as well as countless others that show that the bad CGI and poor choreography aren’t cutting it anymore. Adding […]