HEAD COUNT – Review by Liz Whittemore

This script by director Elle Callahan and Michael Nadar is something special. Right off the bat, I noticed nods to It Follows, one of the most unique genre films in a long time. But once Head Count’s weirdness takes full hold, you’ll find it’s completely its own creation. You will be just as spooked/confounded as the characters.

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ST. AGATHA – Review by Liz Whittemore

Director Darren Lynn Bousman (the Saw franchise, Repo! The Genetic Opera) has a new feature in St. Agatha. The premise might seem cliche at first glance but it becomes much more nuanced as the film progresses. The standout performances have to be from the gaggle of young pregnant women being held captive at this mysterious convent.

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YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER – Review by Liz Whittemore

Fran Kranz and Alyson Hannigan are two of my, what I refer to as The Whedonverse, crushes. If you don’t already know what that means, the new film You Might Be The Killer may not be tailor-made for you. If you’re picking up on my lingo, this film’s tongue-in-cheek structure is sheer perfection.

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SILENCIO – Review by Liz Whittemore

Silencio is really captivating from the get-go. It begins in 1970 in Mexico’s Zone Of Silence (an actual real-life location that is described as the Bermuda Triangle of Mexico) and Dr. James White and his assistant Peter find a contaminated meteorite that possesses the power to time travel. In the present day, Dr. White has dementia and has hidden the stone away choosing not to share its mysterious powers.

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Fantasia International Film Festival 2018: Born of Woman Section Dominates — Liz Whittemore Reports

This year’s Fantasia International Film Festival (July 2-August 2) showcased some extraordinary femme-centric thrills and terror in its BORN OF WOMAN section. In the nine selections in the program, stories range from sci-fi to horror, all the way to to the downright strange and unusual. What makes these shorts unique is that fact that they are all directed by women and their stories are all about women. When Fantasia International Film Festival gave birth to BORN OF WOMEN program in 2016 incarnation, it added something that has long been missing in a genre that is known for its predominantly misogynistic overtone.

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