Film Review: THE HERETICS (2017)
Mar30

Film Review: THE HERETICS (2017)

Over the past few years Canada’s Black Fawn Films have racked up an impressive track record when it comes to producing genre films with titles that include IN THE HOUSE OF THE FLIES, THE DROWNSMAN, ANTISOCIAL, BED OF THE DEAD and BITE. So when I was offered a screener of their most recent film THE HERETICS, I was more than happy to check it out. Five years ago, Gloria (Nina Kiri THE HAUNTED HOUSE ON KIRBY ROAD, LET HER OUT) was...

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Film Review: ROMEO’S DISTRESS (2016)
Mar28

Film Review: ROMEO’S DISTRESS (2016)

Taking its title, though not its plot from Christian Death’s classic song ROMEO’S DISTRESS marks the first feature after several shorts from writer/director Jeff Frumess. It’s a surreal, twisted film that could almost be the cinematic equivalent of listening to one of Christian Death’s albums, and that is a very good thing. ROMEO’S DISTRESS begins with a happy colorful scene of James (Anthony Malchar) and Jane (Kimberely A. Peterson)...

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Film Review: ASCENT TO HELL (2017)
Mar24

Film Review: ASCENT TO HELL (2017)

Horrors of the supernatural kind, rooted in real world horror can be some of the most effective. The real components of the story lending seriousness to the fictional. In the case of Dena Hysell’s ASCENT TO HELL that reality is the 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, with additional references to similar tragedies happening now in the likes of India and Bangladesh. Using these tragedies as a starting point...

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Film Review: PSYCHOS (2017)
Mar21

Film Review: PSYCHOS (2017)

Three young girls abused for years before escaping, their tormentors never caught. Now, years later somebody has mailed them videotapes of their ordeal. They band together, determined to find those responsible and take revenge. Sounds like a simple enough plot, a group effort I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, but PSYCHOS, Sandy Chukhadarian’s debut feature takes things in some unexpected directions. The film begins with police making a gruesome...

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Film Review: THE LAST SCOUT (2017)
Mar17

Film Review: THE LAST SCOUT (2017)

THE LAST SCOUT almost slipped right under my radar. I first heard about it when the trailer dropped a couple of days before it hit VOD, which is odd because Epic Pictures are usually very good at getting the word out concerning their releases. Until I got the email saying the trailer was out I hadn’t heard anything at all about the film, and that’s a shame because this is a well done science fiction thriller. The film’s PR sums the...

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