Prom-Themed 40th Anniversary CARRIE Reunion/Charity Event Heading to LA’s Ace Hotel; October 14th Sees Reunion/Screening

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With Scream Factory’s upcoming 40th Anniversary Bluray release of Brian de Palma’s 1976 classic CARRIE on its way, what better way to not only celebrate the release, the legacy and the film that brought so many of us into either discovering or rediscovering the work of Stephen King, than with an all out 40th Anniversary […]

SCREAMFEST 2016 Announces First Wave of Titles; Richard Bates, Jr., Xavier Gens Highlight Announcement

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It kind of goes without saying but LA’s annual Screamfest is one of our favorite events of the year. With every passing year, many genre titles are featured at the hellish (in a good way) Fest that was founded in 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky and there are always enough great films, whether they […]

Shannon Visits LACMA’s Guillermo Del Toro Exhibit!!

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I remember the first time I watched Guillermo Del Toro’s visual masterpiece PAN’S LABYRINTH. I sat there in complete awe and wonder at how beautiful the film was, and still is today.  Since then I have been a diehard fan of Del Toro’s work and have been inspired and moved by his creations.  A few […]

Jay Kay Talks Five Years & Under Film Festivals Across the United States (Part 1)

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The first five years of any film festival is so crucial for variety of reasons. Developing a reputation for the event, staff, and organizers. The foundation of technology and promotion for the film festival. The dynamic of a home for the film festival within a city and venue. The focus of the film selections (short […]

Jovy Talks FOUND FOOTAGE 3D With Cast/Crew!!

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It’s no alien concept that trying to make a movie is difficult. Aside from putting together financing, one has to make sure the right crew is put together. From those working the camera to the cast we get to watch onscreen, if the pieces don’t fit then the movie might come out to be a […]

Review: FOUND FOOTAGE 3D

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A couple whose marriage is on the rocks decide to salvage what they have left by staying at a cabin in the woods, while the filmmaker husband feels that every moment should be documented on camera…in 3D. However, there seems to be a presence with them that feeds off their psyche and has possibly manifested […]

Icons of Fright Chats With: LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR Co-Writers/Directors John Swaf & Cory Asraf

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I’m going to be loud and clear for you fright fanatics: John Swaf & Cory Asraf’s LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR is quite easily one of the most intensely poignant films to hit the festival circuit in years (review). A mixture of the quiet southern-noir and the terrifying hitman looking for his target film, […]

Jay Kay’s TOP FOUR FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL PICKS

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FOUR FILM FAVORITES FROM THE 2016 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The massive under taking that is the FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a celebration of culture, art, community and film. I was fortunate enough to attend the final weekend of the festival that comprised theater screenings as well as what was available for viewing in […]