Fantastic Fest Review: THE VOID

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Perhaps one of the most visual and distinctive horror films to be screened at this year’s FANTASTIC FEST is Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski’s visually disturbing and edgy film THE VOID, which played as part of the “midnight madness” selections at the festival. Moving away from the twisted humor of films like FATHER’S DAY and MANBORG, the writers, […]

Fantastic Fest Review: THE INVISIBLE GUEST

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Kicking off the latest incarnation of the Austin, Texas based genre bending film festival FANTASTIC FEST, fans got to witness the intense and powerhouse crime thriller THE INVISIBLE GUEST from Spain. As nervous laughs weaved through the theater, the audience was shown great respect by the project as a whole with smart execution, pinpoint timing […]

Review: BLAIR WITCH (2016)

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I’m a huge supporter of the found footage subgenre. I’m aware it gets a lot of flack as it is often accused as a cheap tactic to release products for the mere purpose of profitability at the cost of angry attendees. However, there have been many examples that the format could be produce some seriously […]

Review: THE ONES BELOW

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I am a sucker for maternal thrillers. From ’90s popcorn thrillers like THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE to the brutal extremism of INSIDE, crazy mothers hit a soft spot for me and part of it may be due to the fact that the motivation is right there. There’s no need for an extensive backstory […]

Review: YOGA HOSERS

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Kevin Smith’s films have always had a polarizing effect to them. People either obsessively love them or unequivocally hate them but I’ve always found myself in the middle; having enjoyed his earlier stuff and feeling neutral about his later films. A few years ago it was announced that he would be doing horror films, and […]

BEYOND FRIGHT Review: KLOWN FOREVER

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Very few films caught me off guard as much as 2010’s Danish comedy, KLOWN. The brainchild of stars/co-writers Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam as well as director Mikkel Nørgaard, the feature film took what was so hilarious and fun about the Television show it was based on and continually surprised its viewers with an irreverent sense […]

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 […]

Review: LAKE NOWHERE

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We are all familiar with the cabin in the woods scenario in a horror film.  A bunch of friends venture off into the wilderness and stay within a remote cabin cut off from civilization only for a masked killer, or demon, or some other supernatural entity to come by and claim its victims.  One of […]