Reviews: PHANTOM OF THE WOODS

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PHANTOM OF THE WOODS opens with a man running from a dark, shadowy figure in the woods. It’s clear right away that the figure is not human, but we only get a distant and vague look at it in the beginning. This reminded me of the Slenderman mythos, one of the best inventions to come […]

REVIEW: YOU ARE NOT ALONE

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I’m going to put it out there right away: I’m a sucker for holiday horror. I’m also a sucker for horror movies set in Illinois. As an Illinois native, I yearn more movies set here in the Midwest as I can’t relate to the horrors of sorority sisters in California. Two popular franchises originated here […]

Beyond Fright Review: DIABLO

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There has been a resurgence of western films within the last year, with S. Craig Zahler’s BONE TOMAHAWK, Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT and now Lawrence Roeck’s very unique film, DIABLO. While most people might assume that it’s just another western trying to cash in on the resurgence, DIABLO stands on it’s own two feet, giving […]

Review: CONDEMNED

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CONDEMNED moves with beats and tone that is accelerated to the max. It’s a film that hits the ground running, and thrusts its characters into an infested fight for their lives. It’s also a very uneven and character development-lite approach. We see our protagonists go through hell in a single location, but we never get […]

Review: DEATHGASM

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Coming at you like a freight train of bloody, metal as f&%* entertainment, Jason Lei Howden gory extravaganza that is DEATHGASM is a heavy metal splatterfest, guaranteed to please the most diehard horror fan. Led by memorable performances, out of this world effects and a soundtrack that refuses to NOT let you bang your head throughout the […]

Review: WRECKER

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There’s something incredibly entertaining about watching characters beings challenged until they fight back. Films that utilize that familiar but refreshing character arc tend to be quite a lot of fun, and when done right, offer their viewers with stories and characters that are easy to go on a journey with. Unfortunately, there’s also the flip-side […]

Review: HE NEVER DIED

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*This review was previously posted during HE NEVER DIED‘s SXSW screenings*-Jerry The mention of Henry Rollins tends to bring the idea of a ticking time bomb, ready to blow at any second. The former Black Flag/Rollins Band front-man is known for his colossal amount of energy and pretty strong presence in general. Having previously appeared […]

Bluray Review: ZOMBIE HIGH, THE DUNGEONMASTER/ELIMINATORS

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The gang at Scream Factory has done an excellent job bringing some of Empire Pictures’ earlier films to the masses with new blurays that for the most part, offer some good transfers and a hefty amount of new supplemental material for fans of those ’80s gems. They’ve also looked into long lost genre films from […]