HAWK & REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS – Review by Liz Whittemore

The writing is absurdly amusing. Just when you think a joke has run its course, think again. The quick take editing keeps you completely engaged. There is no denying Hawk and Rev is fun to watch. Fingers crossed this is the beginning of a solid Hawk and Rev franchise.

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SHE DIES TOMORROW- review by Liz Whittemore

In Amy Seimetz’s newest film, sadness is palpable. That really is the entire premise of the film. The idea of impending death spreads like a disease. Hauntingly scored, She Dies Tomorrow puts you into a state of foreboding from the very first image.

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LAKE OF DEATH – Review by Liz Whittemore

Shadow play, things coming and going, visions, all make for an interesting build-up. Add in the guy who has a paranormal podcast, the clueless boyfriend, the dickhead jock, an ex-boyfriend, the girl just trying to help, and the girl who is literally haunted by the death of her twin brother and you’ve got yourself the makings of typical haunted cabin meets local legend scenario.

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BLESSED CHILD- review by Liz Whittemore

After leaving the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church (the “Moonies”) more than a decade ago, Cara Jones gives us an intensely personal documentary about her life inside and out of this religious cult. This story is unique and absolutely deserves an audience. It is a captivating and extraordinarily personal documentary.

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WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS- review by Liz Whittemore

Changing the world can be a large feat. Maybe teaching small girls to stand up for themselves and others is a great way to start. Linda Goldstein Knowlton’s new documentary We Are The Radical Monarchs explores how representation matters, especially for little girls of color.

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JUDY & PUNCH – Review by Liz Whittemore

The synthesized version of period music played over the opening scene sets the tone for a film that is dark and twisted in ways you will never see coming. Utilizing the theatrical hysteria and absurdity of the time period, the script dives deeper into fear and mythology and superbly plays with the superstitions about life and death.

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Alexandra Serio Talks TINGLE MONSTERS and ASMR Horror – Liz Whittemore interviews

Tingle Monsters is a short film that tackles online abuse in a new and frightening way through the gaze of horror and Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (aka ASMR), the popular YouTube phenomenon. An ASMR artist uses whispers into sensitive microphones or make intense noises by tapping on the microphone to cause a sensation often referred to as ‘tingles,’ a sort of euphoria. Alexandra Serio’ terrifying tale pulls from personal experience that reveal the gross culture of individuals hiding behind a keyboard.

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