Film Review: CUTE LITTLE BUGGERS (2017)
Jan20

Film Review: CUTE LITTLE BUGGERS (2017)

You have to give director Tony Jopia (DEADTIME, DAWNING OF THE DEAD) credit for letting us know right from the go just what to expect from CUTE LITTLE BUGGERS. Within the first few minutes we get aliens here to mate with our women, a set of large, bare, silicone enhanced breasts, tentacles, killer rabbits and a bloody impalement. Shakespeare this isn’t. Melchior (Kristofer Dayne CRYING WOLF 3D) returns to his rural English home town...

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Film Review: FAKE BLOOD (2017)
Jan17

Film Review: FAKE BLOOD (2017)

The debate over violence in entertainment goes back as far as entertainment itself. I’m sure there were complaints that the tales told around Neanderthal’s campfires got too gruesome at times, and it’s only gotten worse as technology has let violence look more realistic. Now in FAKE BLOOD, (which screened as part of this 2017’s Blood in the Snow festival), director ROB GRANT (YESTERDAY, MON AMI) takes a personal and at times...

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Film Review: THE DEVIL’S WELL (2017)
Jan11

Film Review: THE DEVIL’S WELL (2017)

A husband and wife team of paranormal investigators go out on a mission, only one comes back. A year to the day later the survivor mounts a new expedition to find out what happened and clear his name. We’ve seen a million variation of this, mostly in found footage films. Now writer/director Kurtis Spieler (SHEEP SKIN) takes his shot at it with THE DEVIL’S WELL. Bryan (Bryan Manley Davis) and Karla Marks (Anne-Marie Mueschke) are...

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Film Review: RADIUS (2017)
Jan03

Film Review: RADIUS (2017)

Science fiction and horror are two of the most schizophrenic genres, on the one hand known for simplistic plots and a reliance on special effects they can also ask the deepest questions about humanity and the nature of existence itself. In RADIUS writer/directors Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard (SANS DESSEIN) are asking a lot of questions. Liam (Diego Klattenhoff PACIFIC RIM, THE BLACKLIST) comes to after a car accident and finds...

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Film Review: LIVE EVIL (2015)
Jan02

Film Review: LIVE EVIL (2015)

There’s been a small boom in genre films set in police station in the past few years, films like THE TRAVELER, INKUBUS, and THE LAST SHIFT. Shot in 2015, LIVE EVIL seems to have been an attempt to parody them. I say seems because the results are so muddled it’s really hard to tell exactly what’s going on. It’s sad because there’s the germ of a good film in here, but it’s lost in a sea of unexplained events and odd style choices....

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