Film Review: RED SPRING (2017)
Dec13

Film Review: RED SPRING (2017)

The vampire has long been a favorite of the horror genre, both in the traditional Gothic style of the original Dracula through more modern interpretations such as SALEM’S LOT and even post apocalyptic films like STAKELANDER or the classic novel I AM LEGEND. And it’s that scenario that Jeff Sinasac chose for his debut feature RED SPRING. Sadly it doesn’t live up to it’s predecessors, feeling much like a generic action film with the...

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Film Review: BUCKOUT ROAD (2017)
Dec12

Film Review: BUCKOUT ROAD (2017)

Films based on urban legends are a staple of the genre, films based on three of them aren’t so common. BUCKOUT ROAD combines three urban legends from the same stretch of highway in Westchester County, New York. Located a mere twenty miles from the town of Sleepy Hollow, (yes that’s a real place), Buckout Road is claimed to be the most haunted stretch of blacktop on Earth. Matthew Currie Holmes weaves a trio of these hauntings into an...

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Film Review: EUTHANIZER (aka Armomurhaaja) 2017
Dec11

Film Review: EUTHANIZER (aka Armomurhaaja) 2017

Sometimes you have misgivings about a movie before you see it, sometimes those misgivings are unjustified and you end up watching a great film. Other times your instincts are quite right and you spend your time watching something you really wish you had avoided. Teemu Nikki’s “EUTHANIZER“, which ran as part of this year’s Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival is one I wish I’d heeded my instincts about. Veijo (Matti Onnismaa)...

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Film Review: BONEHILL ROAD (2017)
Nov28

Film Review: BONEHILL ROAD (2017)

Of all the classic monsters probably the most poorly used has been the werewolf. While there’s been some wonderful films like those of Spain’s Paul Naschy to genuine classics like DOG SOLDIERS and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON lyncanthropes have tended to be featured in dull films or as supporting characters in films like the UNDERWORLD franchise. However 2017 has seen indie filmmakers give the character a well needed boost,...

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Film Review: BEWARE, THE BEAST I WORSHIP (2017) – Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

A lone man on a late night subway train encounters a large wolf like dog out on it’s own. A dog that talks with a voice only the man can hear, a voice that says things that may not be in the man’s best interests. Adam Chitayat’s ten minute short BEWARE, THE BEAST I WORSHIP feels like it took the alleged motivation for one of NYC’s most notorious killers Davis Berkowitiz aka Son of Sam and crossed it with FALLING DOWN. The result is...

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