Fantastic Fest Review: RAW

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Not since John Fawcett’s Canadian cult classic GINGER SNAPS  and more recently Jonas Alexander Arnby’s WHEN ANIMALS DREAM  has such truth and vulnerability been shown within each frame of horror storytelling, showing an amalgamation of cannibalism, vampirism and a coming of age-like rite of passage like the French/Belgium film RAW. Submerged with a weary and inexperienced sense of understanding, […]

Fantastic Fest Review: ANOTHER WOLFCOP

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Cult cinema is the most unique, twisted and enjoyable types of film in a theatrical experience. Films that have a distinctive heart,  and puts that heart above the price tag, usually tend to resonate on a much deeper level with fans, above the watered-down tentpoles of the year. Following that heart-filled approach to cult cinema is director […]

Fantastic Fest Review: THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE

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The bond between a father and son is key to the development of a man’s life. A father can be a teacher, friend, mentor, structure, a bastard and a compass. When the son decides to leave and find his own path, it brings pride, drama and a realistic tension that creates compelling storytelling. One of […]

FRIGHT AT HOME – The Best of September!! THE SHALLOWS, THE NEON DEMON, SALEM’S LOT and MORE

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Typically what we do with our ongoing Fright At Home column, is showcase the top releases of whatever respective week that the column falls on. This time though, I thought it would be fun to spread the coverage to highlight some of our favorite releases to have been put out during the month of September, […]

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: SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD

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We all have dreams of being with someone older than us. The one that is out of reach and sits only in our fantasy like a teacher, co-worker or perhaps a babysitter. In director Chris Peckover’s latest horror film SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD, we learn that such desires can be deadly. Opening as a similar story line […]

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 […]