Review: ‘Death of Me’ casts a scary spell on you.

Review: ‘Death of Me’ casts a scary spell on you.

Darren Lynn Bousman became a household name after Saw II. All these years later he is still serving up the scary in his newest film ‘Death Of Me’. Set on a mysterious Thai island, Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth wake up to a living nightmare. Can they escape the locals and their black magic?

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Dances With Films Festival 2020 review: ‘Hawk & Rev: Vampire Slayers’ kills as opening and closing night’s “Midnight movie”

Dances With Films Festival 2020 review: ‘Hawk & Rev: Vampire Slayers’ kills as opening and closing night’s “Midnight movie”

Nothing screams success for an indie film quite like opening and closing as the “midnight movie.” Hawk & Rev: Vampire Slayers is a hilarious homage to ’80s horror.

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LAKE OF DEATH- review by Liz Whittemore

LAKE OF DEATH- review by Liz Whittemore

Who wouldn’t visit the very lake your twin brother disappeared from a year earlier? Seems like a perfectly logical decision to bring a group of emotionally indifferent friends along with you. Lake of Death will mesmerize your senses and haunt your dreams.

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“Ghosts Of War” will leave you with PTSD.

“Ghosts Of War” will leave you with PTSD.

Can you escape the sins of your past or will they inevitably drag you to hell? Eric Bress’ “Ghosts Of War” is a genre-bending film that will terrorize your senses and challenge your instincts.

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Review and Interview with filmmaker Alexandra Serio for her frighteningly relevant short film ‘Tingle Monsters’

Review and Interview with filmmaker Alexandra Serio for her frighteningly relevant short film ‘Tingle Monsters’

The culture of online harassment is explored through an incredible short horror film Tingle Monsters. The first ASMR horror film, filmmaker Alexandra Serio creatively takes on the internet for all women.

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Review: ‘Blow The Man Down’ will knock you off your feet.

Review: ‘Blow The Man Down’ will knock you off your feet.

A small-town thriller set in a New England seaside town? You had me at, “written and directed by two women.” Blow The Man Down is aptly named and boasts some of the biggest actresses in the business. It will knock you off your feet.

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2020 Cinequest Film Festival review: ‘Before The Fire’ is a dire warning.

2020 Cinequest Film Festival review: ‘Before The Fire’ is a dire warning.

When your back is to the wall, what is your response? How would you survive if your life depended on it? Are you a leader or a follower? Before The Fire asks all these questions while it makes its breathtaking premiere at 2020 Cinequest. This female-directed and penned film deserves the widest audience possible.

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Review: ‘Color Out of Space’ pairs Nicolas Cage with H.P.Lovecraft’s short story hellscape.

Review: ‘Color Out of Space’ pairs Nicolas Cage with H.P.Lovecraft’s short story hellscape.

Short stories can make for great features. Legendary genre director, Richard Stanley, is making his return to the big screen with a little help from H.P. Lovecraft… and a whole lot of weird. Color Out Of Space is something else.

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Review: ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ is one of the best indie horrors of 2019.

Review: ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ is one of the best indie horrors of 2019.

With an extremely successful run at all the buzziest genre festivals this year, Daniel Isn’t Real has everything a horror fan could want and more. In theaters today, find out why an imaginary friend can do more harm than good. Daniel Isn’t Real is a psychological mindf*ck.

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will screen ‘The Shed’ this weekend for its North American premiere.

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will screen ‘The Shed’ this weekend for its North American premiere.

THE SHED, the acclaimed sophomore feature from writer/director Frank Sabatella (Lionsgate’s Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet), is immensely proud to be celebrating its North American Premiere this Saturday at The 2019 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.

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Review: ‘Bloodline’ proves blood is thicker than water.

Review: ‘Bloodline’ proves blood is thicker than water.

Blumhouse presents a new thriller, in many ways, about parenting. How far would you go for the ones you love? It’s a killer question. Welcome to the complexity of BLOODLINE.

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Review: ‘Haunt’ harkens back to true slasher terror.

Review: ‘Haunt’ harkens back to true slasher terror.

HAUNT from the Writers of A Quiet Place and Producer Eli Roth brings us twisty tropes. Revolving around a haunted house on Halloween night, it really is a superb combination of trick and treat.

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Review: ‘The Fanatic’ is patently problematic.

Review: ‘The Fanatic’ is patently problematic.

John Travolta is one of the most iconic actors with his wide range of roles 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 […]

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AGLIFF 2019 review: LGBT Horror Short ‘CONVERSION THERAPIST’

AGLIFF 2019 review: LGBT Horror Short ‘CONVERSION THERAPIST’

You can’t “pray the gay away”. When will people learn that? CONVERSION THERAPIST premiering tonight at AGLIFF 2019 tackles big issues in form of a genre short.

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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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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: ‘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: ‘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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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: “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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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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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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