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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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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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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BLOW THE MAN DOWN – Review by Liz Whittemore

While grieving for the loss of their mother, the Connolly Sisters suddenly find they have a crime to cover up, leading them deep into the underbelly of their salty Maine fishing village. Blow The Man Down is filled with surprises and its very own version of a Greek chorus in Maine fisherman form.

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THE SHED – Preview by Liz Whittemore

As an orphan living with his abusive grandfather (Timothy Bottoms) and always under the watchful eye of the local sheriff, life sucks for Stan (Jay Jay Warren). But he’s got it better than his best friend Dommer (Cody Kostro) whom he regularly defends from the school bullies. Additionally, their best friend Roxy (newcomer Sofia Happonen, Stan’s schoolboy crush, has fallen in with the cool crowd, who constantly harass Stan and Dommer.

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MARY – Review by Liz Whittemore

Mary brings sea-faring scares but might be a sinking ship. Genuinely frightening visual moments and a fantastically effective score by The Newton Brothers add to the atmosphere of terror. What I was missing is the clarification between the siren legend and missing children specifically. Sirens tend to temp sailors to their death, while adding in an entirely separate curse aspect into the story feels a bit muddled.

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THE FANATIC – Review by Liz Whittemore

John Travolta is one of our most iconic actors with his ability to bounce from Grease to Saturday Night Fever and then his triumphant comeback in Pulp Fiction. His portrayal of hitman Vincent is sexy and cool. It reminded us what we had been missing after years of mediocre roles. Travolta was a bonafide Hollywood movie star. That’s what makes him producing and starring in a The Fanatic so damn perplexing.

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