Beyond Fright Giveaway – Win A FREE DVD Copy of BANK$TAS

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Yes, fright fanatics, I know, a movie called BANK$TAS isn’t exactly a genre title, but we like to have some fun and throw things your way whenever possible, so this is one of those times. Thanks to the folks at Arc Entertainment, we’ve got (3) DVD copies of the chaotic comedy film about two college […]

Beyond Fright Review: PIONEER

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I’m a huge fan of INSOMNIA, both the Erik Skjoldbjærg-directed 1997 original version and the Christopher Nolan directed remake in 2002.It was a solid story, and a mystery that really kept you guessing throughout the entire film, a talent that Skjoldbjærg has been able to carry over into his subsequent films following that great mystery thriller. With […]

Beyond Fright: EXCLUSIVE Interview With Filmmakers Nicolas Winding Refn & Liv Corfixen!

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Most cinephiles are already well versed in the career of the artistically wonderful Nicolas Winding Refn. From the early days of his PUSHER trilogy to the Tom Hardy-led BRONSON, to the critically and financially successful DRIVE, NWR has done an excellent job creating a worldwide recognition for himself and with good reason. He’s a rare […]

BEYOND FRIGHT: TURNSTYLE FILMS PRESENTS ‘DRAW HARD’

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For Cleveland residents, the artwork of John Greiner (John G.) is a staple to our city.  From the gritty and monstrous imagery of THE LAKE ERIE MONSTER comic books, to the edgy advertisements for the Cleveland Cinemas, to the seminal look and feel of the restaurant chain MELT Bar & Grilled, John G.’s artwork is […]

Beyond Fright Review: MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN

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Danish born filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is one of the most exciting and diverse directors working in and outside the film industry today. A cinephile who states that Tobe Hooper’s TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE is the film that cemented his desire to one day make a picture himself, Refn’s films exude such cinematic passion with […]

Review: RPG

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When something strikes, it strikes in a way that within a year or so, we see a generous amount of films and stories that seem to be lifted from whatever popular story that originally had taken off. It’s an unfortunate fact, but it just happens. Although I was excited as hell to see Rutger Hauer […]

Beyond Fright Review: THE MULE

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Good, original crime thrillers can be extremely difficult to come by. For ever GOODFELLAS or FARGO, there are quite a few efforts that end up falling a bit flat, giving viewers a definite “been there, done that” feeling. When original crime films do come, it’s typically out of nowhere and a lasting effort that ends […]

Beyond Fright Review: THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY

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The art of creating a successful mystery seems to be lost on many of today’s filmmakers and their films. Instead of allowing a solid story to play out in front of you and keep you guessing, a lot of films falling into the mystery/thriller genre tend to utilize the same ol’ twists and turns we’ve […]