Fantasia Review: LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR

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This year’s 20th anniversary edition of the Fantasia Film Festival has been hitting home runs, left and right, with films like THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK, SLASH and now Corey Asraf and John Swab’s LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR. A southern noir thriller, as dirty and grimy as it gets, the film really goes for the […]

FANTASIA Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN

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When we think of a zombie apocalypse we conjure up images of cities burning and mass hysteria.  “The Walking Dead” has shown us the desolate landscape of Alexandria overrun by zombies whereas films such as WORLD WAR Z depict the horror of a zombie apocalypse on a global scale.  Films and television shows surrounding zombies […]

Fantasia Review: THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK

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One of the many wonderful things about covering film festivals is how with every one you attend, you end up discovering new gems. Films which don’t play by the typical Hollywood rules, think outside of the box and offer their viewers fresh and interesting new takes on telling great genre stories. Fantasia is that type […]

Fantasia Short Film Review: THE STYLIST

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Currently set to screen at the 20th anniversary edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival as part of the diverse short film programming is one of the finest and finely crafted short films you will see this year. Featuring the talented Najarra Townsend (CONTRACTED), written by Eric Havens (CALL GIRL) and helmed by “Sixx Tape’s” […]

Fantasia Film Festival REVIEW: BED OF THE DEAD

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Jeff Mahe’s BED OF THE DEAD knows exactly what kind of film is. A film with one hell of a gimmick and enough adventurous energy to please the most diehard gorehound, the psychological thriller junkies, or just genre fans looking for something fun to watch. Taking the idea of a group attending a sex club […]

Fantasia Film Festival Review: SLASH

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A futuristic wasteland, the setting for an encounter between a sci-fi hero and his arch nemesis. As the hero and the protagonist get closer to fight, they sense an attraction to each other,..and begin to passionately kiss. Sounds like a good setup for a Fantasia Film Festival film, right? So the story goes from Neil […]

Interviews: Horror Film Festival Promoters of the Northeast – Part 2

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Putting together a film festival of any type takes time, commitment (or committed), a reliable team, a diverse lineup, luck plus so much more. We sat down with four of the most well established genre film festivals that have survived & thrived for over five years in the northeast part of North America. These four […]

EVENT REPORT: American Murder Song’s “II” E.P. Launch

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Last year, while attending the “Alleluia: The Devil’s Carnival” tour, Terrance Zdunich addressed the crowd of rabid Devil Carnival fans to inform us that he was working on a new project with frequent collaborator Saar Hendelman called AMERICAN MURDER SONG.  As the months went on, the popularity of AMERICAN MURDER SONG grew and a devoted […]