Review: THE NEON DEMON

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To say Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest tour de force, THE NEON DEMON, is a masterpiece would be an understatement.  In between the exquisite neon colors, the impressive cinematography, and a score one would die to have, this film is a raw look at how the LA lifestlye, zeroed in on the modeling industry, can erase […]

L.A. Film Festival Review: LIGHTS OUT

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About a year ago, I received a Facebook message from a friend of mine telling me I needed to watch a short that was making its rounds on the internet.  She sent me the link and told me to watch it with the lights out.  I wasn’t sure what to expect but figured no harm […]

L.A. Film Festival Review: BEYOND THE GATES

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Trends are cyclical, in horror and collecting. We see resurgence of things long thought dead. Vinyl has been selling strong, and within the collector community, VHS culture is humming along. One of those pieces of VHS that is due for a return is the VCR board game craze. Whether it be the NIGHTMARE series or others, […]

Review: GIRL IN WOODS

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Before we even hit the 6 minute mark, GIRL IN WOODS already presents viewers with four nightmare sequences.  I even paused it to check the time stamp to make sure I didn’t accidentally skip ahead. Not a mistake. This has to be some kind of record and was worried that I was about to watch […]

Review: THE FUNHOUSE MASSACRE

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It sure is a good feeling when a unique and downright entertaining horror films comes your way. I’m a sucker for slasher films, and I’m equally in love with slow-burn horror dramas such as THE WITCH or AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR. So, it would probably be a fair assessment to say my tastes are something […]

Review: SCHERZO DIABOLICO

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What is the mark of an impactful and connecting film? Is it the situation that you can see yourself in? Is it the actions and results that you go through with the characters? Is it the characters that you see yourself in? Perhaps it is simply the score and soundtrack that remind you of a […]

MASSIVE Scream Factory rundown Review PART ONE: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2, VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, THE HALLOW and More!!

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Let’s be honest here: Scream Factory is a continuous machine, releasing genre favorites and various other films every year, with a strong emphasis on putting out films that horror fans have been dying to see given the deluxe treatment. From the early days of putting out awesome special editions of films like HALLOWEEN III and […]

Review: THE SHELTER

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For every slasher or gore-filled genre entry, I try to keep an eye on films that rely more on your psychological side. It’s a gamble, with most films falling in the category ending up being a rehash of the same ol’ mind-trip that their protagonists go through. Some films however, offer something different, something intellectual […]