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    Interview: West Coast Film Programmers – PART ONE

    Putting together a genre film festival of any type takes time, commitment (or committed), a reliable team, a diverse lineup, luck plus so much more. The western part of North America is rich with talent, history and film festivals that break the mold and continue to redefine the experience for everyone that becomes part of […]

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    V/H/S Segment Gets Feature Treatment in First SiREN Trailer; Arriving This December!

    David Bruckner’s “Amateur Night” was one of the real standout parts of 2012’s V/H/S. Doing a great job of setting characters up for a good time and paying off with one hell of a second half, the segment was a lot of fun and quite terrifying at the same time. Now, with DANCE OF THE […]

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    Jay Kay’s Five Favorite Films At Fantastic Fest 2016!!

    To experience a genre film festival is to see the life and dreams of unique as well as deeply creative souls unveil like flower opening on a warm day. Each film and filmmaker are like fingerprints leaving their own mark on the viewer, peer and that segment of time forever. To create a piece of […]

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    Review: SCARE CAMPAIGN

    Tackling the subject of pranks and how one can go horribly wrong, Brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes’ SCARE CAMPAIGN takes that idea and runs with it quite effectively. Providing viewers with a fun setup and offering twist after twist, the film is one that never ceases to keep you wondering just what’s next, providing an accomplishment […]

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    31 Hits DVD/Bluray/Digital HD This December; Comes With Four hour Documentary

    Rob Zombie’s latest film, 31, has had the effect most of his films tend to have: a pretty divisive one. Personally, I LOVED the film (review) and think it’s one of the most entertaining horror films in a long, long time. It’s unique, it’s fun and it’s brutal as hell. Zombie created a true horror […]

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2014 Bakersfield Clown Invasion finds its way into fictional CLOWTOWN film; Hitting theaters in Sept. & VOD/DVD in October!

In 2014, a group of pranksters, attempting to do a work of art involving scaring the hell out of the residents of Bakersfield, CA (my backyard) and holy hell did it work. They were found sitting on bus stops holding weapons, standing on corners holding balloons, you name it, they did it, and that terrifying […]

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Tired of Drinking Games? Try Horror Movie Cliche Bingo!

There are many horror movies that are well known and loved for their clichés. Some have come to define the genre, and whether deliberate or otherwise help to make the films what they are. A night-in watching horror movies can be guaranteed to provide obvious scenes such as characters deciding to split up at night, […]

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L.A.’s HAUNTED HAYRIDE Returning This October With “SECRET SOCIETY”; Participants In For One Hell of a Ride

As each day passes, we creep closer and closer to that time of year in which ghosts and monsters come out to play.  There is a chill in the air as the season begins to change and the darkness of night envelopes the security and safety of the sunlight.  As Halloween approaches we yearn for […]

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Interview: Jay Kay Talks CHAOS A.D. and more With Filmmaker Chris Woods!

Underground filmmaking has many infected and twisted roots. Whether we look at exploitation films from the mind of Herschell Gordon Lewis or Jack Hill, strong female characters like Camille Keaton, Giallo-styled color with Dario Argento, modern day indie filmmaking like TOE TAG‘s Fred Vogel or the slasher sub-genre with pillars like HALLOWEEN or FRIDAY THE 13TH, filmmakers […]

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TV Review: Episode 8: “What Lurks Within”

OUTCAST questions viewers’ morality. With a power like Kyle’s and ambition like Reverend Anderson’s, do you act on what you think is right? The power of God is within your grasp and it’s become clear that the Devil walks amongst us, spreading evil at every turn, is there a responsibility to take control at the […]

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FANTASIA Review: ANOTHER EVIL

One of the many pleasures of covering the Fantasia International Film Festival every year is how many pleasant surprises you tend the find. Year after year, films are watched and discovered and are instant additions into your permanent memory in ways that special film tend to be. One of this year’s films that left me […]

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Jerry Smith’s 20 Essential SCREAM FACTORY Releases

I’m biased, so let’s just get that out of the way. I kneel at the altar of Carpenter, Craven and Hooper, so if you see repeats of said filmmakers on this list, that’s why: They’re some of my favorite films of all time. With that said, I thought it would be fun to go through […]