Review: “LUZ” possesses its audience.

Review: “LUZ” possesses its audience.

Sometimes you cannot escape your past. What haunted us then may very well continue to do so in our present. Premiering at Fantasia International Film Festival in 2018, LUZ is a wickedly original and visually spellbinding film that finally hit theaters this Friday.

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Review: DEADSIGHT

Review: DEADSIGHT

Last day until maternity leave and here comes a zombie outbreak. What more can a woman do but fight the good fight and try her hardest to rescue a lost soul along the way? Deadsight takes the zombie genre and adds an entirely new challenge.

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Review: “The 16th Episode”

Review: “The 16th Episode”

Where shock value and instant gratification rule, how does one maintain a sense of self-worth and sanity? Add some blood and gore and demons? Seems like a reasonable way to get viewers attention. The 16th Episode might tick all those boxes for you.

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Terrifying Trailer: “Ready Or Not” Red Band Trailer comes out of hiding.

Terrifying Trailer: “Ready Or Not” Red Band Trailer comes out of hiding.

Let’s have a wedding and then let’s play a game. Bride’s choice. Ready Or Not, here it comes… trailer, I mean.

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Terrifying Trailer: “Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark”

Terrifying Trailer: “Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark”

Disturbing images from my childhood come to life in a new trailer. The series of books that upset every kid far beyond Goosebumps, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is coming to the big screen this summer, and it’s being helmed by two horror giants.

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Review: “Head Count”, Elle Callahan’s directorial debut has got your number.

Review: “Head Count”, Elle Callahan’s directorial debut has got your number.

Head Count takes a simple premise, intoxicated and high teens with no inhibitions in the middle of the desert and adds in the paranormal. It forgoes cliches and comes out ahead of the game. In Elle Callahan’s directorial debut, it’s easy to see we’ve got a fresh, new female horror voice on the block.

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Review: “The Child Remains” should have left the past buried.

Review: “The Child Remains” should have left the past buried.

A horror film based on the real-life murders of potentially hundreds of babies sounds scary and disturbing. History is more frightening than almost any movie. The Child Remains should have stuck to history.

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Review: “The Cleaning Lady” is a bit messy.

Review: “The Cleaning Lady” is a bit messy.

Letting someone into your home is one thing. Letting them into your life is another. What happens when the lines of employer and employee cross the line? The Cleaning Lady explores how the past can create one hell of a mess.

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Review: ‘St. Agatha’ is sacrilegious.

Review: ‘St. Agatha’ is sacrilegious.

When nuns go bad? Is Darren Lynn Bousman’s newest film worth the watch? St. Agatha is not God’s plan but it may put the fear of the devil in you.

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Review: ‘You Might Be The Killer’ is a genre fan’s love letter.

Review: ‘You Might Be The Killer’ is a genre fan’s love letter.

Masked killer stalking camp counselors? Check. Loveable leading man seeking help from horror buff friend? Check. Think you’ve seen it before? Maybe. But that’s the point of the new film YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER.

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Review: ‘Silencio’ brings us into the real-life Zone of Silence in Mexico.

Review: ‘Silencio’ brings us into the real-life Zone of Silence in Mexico.

Set in Mexico’s Zone Of Silence, Lorena Villarreal brings us a loaded paranormal thriller in Silencio. As mystery upon mystery rolls out, the question remains, how far would you go to protect the ones you love?

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Review: KNUCKLEBALL’s horror throws you for a loop.

Review: KNUCKLEBALL’s horror throws you for a loop.

We’ve become so reliant on technology to save our skins. But it’s our base survival instincts that just may be our saving grace. Sometimes we’re born with them and sometimes they’re inherited. A hit at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival, Knuckleball plays on familial talents.

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Review: Does BOARDING SCHOOL make the grade?

Review: Does BOARDING SCHOOL make the grade?

There are innumerable films set in creepy mansions involving unusual children. But it is authentic character development that turns an age-old premise into something that sells scary. In the new film Boarding School, we find a gaggle of misfit kids. Why they are there and what goes on beyond the locked gates is anyone’s guess. So does the film earn an “A” or fail to frighten? Find out in this week’s I Scream You Scream review of BOARDING SCHOOL.

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Fantasia International Film Festival 2018 Shorts section Born of Woman dominates again.

Fantasia International Film Festival 2018 Shorts section Born of Woman dominates again.

The 2018 shorts section from this year’s Fantasia Born of Woman program thrills and chills once ore. Each short possesses the mind for very different reasons.

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Review: #Screamers does not disappoint.

Review: #Screamers does not disappoint.

Viral videos are all the rage… until someone gets hurt. In an age where anyone can be found through the strokes of a few computer keys, how safe is the use of a hashtag these days? #Screamers is coming to a theater (or computer screen) near you sooner than you think.

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Review: “Demon House” leaves you disturbed and uneasy.

Review: “Demon House” leaves you disturbed and uneasy.

Paranormal investigation is all fun and games until people are physically affected by something the eye cannot see. Are demons real? Can objects be possessed by spirits? Death seems to surround certain places on Earth. Somewhere in America once stood a home called the “Portal to Hell” and it wasn’t as long ago as you might think.

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Review: MIDNIGHTERS brings marriage, murder, and money into the new year.

Review: MIDNIGHTERS brings marriage, murder, and money into the new year.

Stephen Sondheim once wrote a lyric of marriage, “Where everybody promises fidelity forever, which is maybe the most horrifying word I ever heard of”. Nothing brings two people together like marriage with a dash of murder. IFC Midnight brings is a new film titled Midnighters. New year, new problems.

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Review: DRIFTER gives the old bait and switch, but doesn’t take you far.

Review: DRIFTER gives the old bait and switch, but doesn’t take you far.

What do you do when you’re at the mercy of crazy people? Do you fight back? What if the end of the world makes things more… complicated? In Drifter, a pair of brothers must continue to overcome adversity before they’re left with a bad taste on their mouths.

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Selling Scary: ‘Wish Upon’ gives us its first trailer and a spooky campaign.

Selling Scary: ‘Wish Upon’ gives us its first trailer and a spooky campaign.

What sets a horror film apart from all the others? A great trailer for one. But an added element for young fans to play with while waiting for said anticipated film? There’s your winner. Here is the trailer and new site for Wish Upon.

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Review- “Don’t Knock Twice” brings women face to face with ancient evil.

Review- “Don’t Knock Twice” brings women face to face with ancient evil.

The man with a hook for a hand, Bloody Mary, Slenderman… why do we mess with urban legends? Is it to scare ourselves or perhaps someone else. We should know better than to test fate at this point, but we don’t. In the new film Don’t Knock Twice, a troubled young girl wrangles her estranged mother into fighting a battle they may not be able to win.

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Taking a bite out of 2017 with… Shark horror?

Taking a bite out of 2017 with… Shark horror?

Looking towards the new year, we know films come in theme rotation. What’s the new trend besides reboots in the next 2 years? It sounds fishy to me.

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Review: “SiREN” sings a familiar tune.

Review: “SiREN” sings a familiar tune.

Some of the most successful films began as a brilliant short. Alive in Joburg became District 9. Within The Woods became The Evil Dead. This time around, a short segment within V/H/S gets its own feature length film. Can SiREN lure in the same audience it did in 2012?

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Part 2: 1 Filmmaker, 3 Films. Interview with Steve Balderson.

Part 2: 1 Filmmaker, 3 Films. Interview with Steve Balderson.

In the second of three articles featuring a writer/director that’s breaking all the rules, “From Kansas to Hollywood”, Steve Balderson chats with me about his inspiration, how he runs a set, and some of his favorite films. Here is 1 Filmmaker, 3 Films: Part 2.

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1 Filmmaker, 3 Films- An introduction to Steve Balderson and HELL TOWN.

1 Filmmaker, 3 Films- An introduction to Steve Balderson and HELL TOWN.

Steve Balderson has been making successful indie films for years, so why isn’t his name a household one? We’ll be introducing you to Steve in a series of reviews. From Kansas to Hollywood, this filmmaker is making movies his own way. Today we talk about Hell Town, now available on VOD.

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New Trailer: ‘BLAIR WITCH’ a sequel?

New Trailer: ‘BLAIR WITCH’ a sequel?

There was one movie responsible for starting the “found footage” phenomenon. Since then we’ve seen films like REC, Quarantine, V/H/S, and the Paranormal Activity franchise explode. Can anything live up the original? A new trailer might change your mind. Ladies and gentlemen, Blair Witch.

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