Second Wave of FANTASTIC FEST Programming Arrives; GREEN ROOM, HIGH RISE, THE MIND’S EYE and More!!

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We previously reported on the first wave (here) of films that will grace this year’s Fantastic Fest Film Festival (September 24th-October 1st)in Austin, TX, and well,…prepare to get your minds blown. Today, the second wave of films have been announced and feature films such as Jeremy Saulnier’s THE GREEN ROOM, Ben Wheatley’s adaption of JG […]

AFTER DARK’s ‘8 Films To Die For’ Gets Gruesome And Gory with BASTARD

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After Dark’s “8 Films To Die For” has given genre fans quite a few titles over the years to latch onto, with films like BORDERLAND, THE GRAVEDANCERS, and quite a few others that offered something fresh and exciting to the annual 8-film theatrical experience. This year, the lineup is filled with films like RE-KILL, MURDER […]

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: Season Two Premieres 8/25; Austin Mayor Makes It “FROM DUSK TILL DAWN Day”

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Last year, we saw the debut of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: The Series, which brought the Tarantino-penned/Robert Rodriguez-directed film to the small screen, in a very different approach. It was quite the interesting series, taking turns that were very unexpected and different than the film, which set the TV series on its own path. Now […]

Icons of Fright Talks ALLELUIA!: THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL With Director Darren Lynn Bousman!

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Darren Lynn Bousman certainly knows how to make a wide variety of films. Having directed three SAW films (II, III and IV), the Jersey Devil shocker THE BARRENS and the brutal loose remake of MOTHER’S DAY, the prolific director has done a lot for the genre…and we haven’t even gotten to his musicals yet. Teaming up […]

Annual SCARES THAT CARE Event Hosts Successful Turnout With CARRIE star Piper Laurie Appearance/Special Screening of RESURRECTING CARRIE Doc/Q&A

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The 2nd annual Scares That Care event and festival just happened on July 24th-26th in Williamsburg, Virginia, with quite the turnout and an even more impressive feat: the appearance by film legend Piper Laurie (THE HUSTLER, CARRIE). Laurie’s appearance was not only there to help the charity foundation, but also to screen actor-turned-director Michael Lee […]

Event Report: FLASHBACK WEEKEND 2015

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Today (8/8/15) I attended my second Flashback Weekend in Rosemont, Illinois. As a lifelong horror fan, I wasn’t aware that convention culture existed in the midwest until the last couple years. Last year I attended my first convention c2e2 in Chicago, primarily to meet Tony Todd as CANDYMAN is still one of the scariest movies […]

Fantasia Films Fest 2015 review: SHE WHO MUST BURN

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Horror movies that delve into social commentary can be a tricky situation. While playing with visual metaphors is what good movies utilize, spreading a message can either be thought provoking or something to laugh at. The rich literally feeding off the poor in SOCIETY is very much in your face, but matches the movie’s campy […]

Fantasia Film Fest review: THE DEMOLISHER

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There’s a level of accomplishment that very few films are able to pull  off: being able to be striking and effective without having to rely on continual dialogue. These days, the typical audience member tends to put their money and attention towards films that are fast-paced and have a lack of room to breathe, and […]