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: 1922 (2017)
Dec10

Film Review: 1922 (2017)

At a time it couldn’t have been more appropriate, to follow up their success with Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of GERALD’S GAME, Netflix follows it up with another celebrated King novella, “1922”, written and directed by ZAK HILDITCH, previously known for the apocalyptic Aussie cult hit, THESE FINAL HOURS. With the topic of violence against women front-and-center these days, King’s source material digs at the stoic “orneriness” that...

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Film Review: The Dark Side of the Womb (2017)
Dec04

Film Review: The Dark Side of the Womb (2017)

The Dark Side of the Womb is a new horror comedy from a young writer director by the name of Sam Salerno. It stars Wee Matt and Faye Lytle in one of the strangest love stories that you’ve seen in a long time. You see, it focuses on two characters that manage to find love in one anothers’ societal perceived flaws. The big lady and little guy soon find that their love story is doomed from the start. Caught up in a torrential downpour of...

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Film Review: Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill (2017)
Dec03

Film Review: Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill (2017)

Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill is a film from Jared Cohn, director of The Horde. It is yet another film from Cleopatra, that may actually be able to keep the company hanging around the horror scene. This is a crazy exploitation throwback film to the glory days of punk, torture, and sleaze. It is a low budget film that utilizes the tongue-in-cheek star power of Richard Grieco. Like Diamond Cartel, earlier in the year, this film manages...

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Film Review: The Suspicioius Death of a Minor (1975)
Dec02

Film Review: The Suspicioius Death of a Minor (1975)

The Suspicious Death of a Minor was one of the last of Sergio Martino’s Giallo films. While it isn’t as well known, or even as good, as something like Torso, it is a nice addition to the collection for the genre fans out there. As far as Martino’s work goes, and the entire Giallo genre for that matter, there are title I love and titles that annoy the hell out of me. You see, when the Giallo genre blew up, tons of directors made...

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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: THE BABYSITTER (2017)
Nov07

Film Review: THE BABYSITTER (2017)

When looking back fondly on old films from the 80’s and even further back, we should take care that the rose-colored glasses we’re seeing them through don’t blind us to the obvious. Too often now, I’ve read/heard complaints online about how much new movies “SUCK ASS”, because the filmmakers, who grew up on the same old classics you did, try too hard to imitate what they saw, rather than try and duplicate the warm, fuzzy feelings that...

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Film Review: LITTLE EVIL (2017)
Nov06

Film Review: LITTLE EVIL (2017)

No company that produces a lot of movies every year, gets it right 100% of the time. For every time that jump shot hits “nothing but net”, there’s those ‘air-balls’…the near-misses to the outright “HTF does this movie even EXIST???” Netflix is no exception, and this time the ‘almost-got-there’ award goes to writer/director ELI CRAIG’S LITTLE EVIL (2017). Craig, you’d think, would be a shoo-in for an OMEN-like horror parody,...

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