Film Review: 3 Women (1977)
Jul18

Film Review: 3 Women (1977)

A recent addition to The Criterion Collection that may appeal to fans of the more art-house and surreal sides of the collecting world is Robert Altman’s 1977 film 3 Women. I even found similarities in this film to the likes of classic horror films from Hitchcock and DePalma. 3 Women centers around an obsessive and volatile relationship between the quirkily named Millie and Pinky. Their childlike names, however, have dark and...

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Film Review: The Complete Sartana
Jul17

Film Review: The Complete Sartana

The Complete Sartana collects all five films from the series, presented here in brand-new restorations: If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death, I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death, Have a Good Funeral My Friend… Sartana Will Pay, Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming, and Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin.  This set of western films is another prime example of the numerous cash grabs made during...

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TEN TERRIFIC TERROR TREATS From The FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FIFF)
Jul16

TEN TERRIFIC TERROR TREATS From The FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FIFF)

Not ever having had the resources or the time to do so, I have never been able to attend the FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in person, though I’ve heard about its reputation, as well as seen and admired so many of the films that ultimately came out of it. Now celebrating its 22nd Edition, based in the beautiful heart of Montreal, FIFF has quickly become the place to see and debut genre-related films of all kinds, and has...

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Three Highly Anticipated Releases from Arrow Video
Jul16

Three Highly Anticipated Releases from Arrow Video

The following short list includes the Arrow Video synopsis, along with some YouTube trailers for my most anticipated upcoming releases from this label. As far as collecting goes, you really have to weigh pros and cons when buying new releases. As far as these titles go, I see them as great buys whether you are upgrading or buying brand new. The Baby, for instance, is one of the strangest movies ever made. It had a DVD release a long...

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Film Review: BEFORE I WAKE (2016)
Jul13

Film Review: BEFORE I WAKE (2016)

BEFORE I WAKE (2016) Director: Mike Flanagan Writers: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard Stars: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay, Annabeth Gish, Dash Mihok, Antonio Evan Romero There are films that are obviously made to appeal to hardcore horror fans. TERRIFIER, HOSTEL, the V/H/S series. There are films that are made for those who like their scares a bit more cerebral than gory. IT FOLLOWS, STARRY EYES, IT COMES AT NIGHT. And then,...

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TERROR FILMS Presents Jon Bristol’s Puppet Horror Film HEAD!
Jul13

TERROR FILMS Presents Jon Bristol’s Puppet Horror Film HEAD!

TERROR FILMS has managed to bring horror fans everything under the sun. Ghosts, demons, killers and creatures of all shapes and sizes have been shown by this distributor. Their newest acquisition is set for release on Friday the 13th (July 13th, 2018). This genre distributor will bring you the most risquee in puppet horror, Jon Bristol’s HEAD! HEAD is everything you could want and more in a horror film. It’s an ode to 80’s horror...

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PERFECT OBEDIENCE a Horror Film of Another Kind
Jul10

PERFECT OBEDIENCE a Horror Film of Another Kind

A Horror Film of Another Kind – the Sexual Side Far from being a horror film in the traditional sense, PERFECT OBEDIENCE nonetheless has its moments of shock as it tackles the dark topic of Catholic priests and their decades-long sexual abuse of boys. Artsploitation Films will release the film on DVD and Blu-ray on July 10th. Based on true events, the film is set in 1960s Mexico and follows the impressionable 13-year-old Julian...

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LAST DAY (BEST OF ME) from the Director of American Guinea Pig: SACRIFICE
Jul10

LAST DAY (BEST OF ME) from the Director of American Guinea Pig: SACRIFICE

From the Director of American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice comes the 1st Albanian horror movie LAST DAY (BEST OF ME), a fun 80’s homage with tons of practical effects! Official trailer: Plot: A body horror freely inspired to the real story of Ricardo López, the Bjork’s stalker. CREW & CAST Produced by: Bad Trip Bros. Director: Domiziano Cristopharo Cast: Jacopo Tomassini, Elisa Carrera Fumagalli, Bjordi Mezini Special...

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EX VOTO: Witchy Wrath Inspired By A Compelling Cause
Jul09

EX VOTO: Witchy Wrath Inspired By A Compelling Cause

“On average, seven women a day in Mexico die as the result of ‘feminicido’ (femicide)…” Producer DIANA MATA Producer MAYA KORN Director ASHLEY M. GEORGE   Inspired by the current climate of misogyny encouraged by the current administration, producers DIANA MATA and MAYA KORN wanted to make a protest film of sorts, in response to it. The result will be EX VOTO.  Directed by ASHLEY MONIQUE GEORGE, from a...

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MICHAEL IRONSIDE: Miskatonic University and Spectacular Optical Present A Career Retrospective
Jul09

MICHAEL IRONSIDE: Miskatonic University and Spectacular Optical Present A Career Retrospective

As a genre fan, you hate to love him, you love to hate him or you just love him, period.  You may feel some kind of way, but regardless, nobody can deny that MICHAEL IRONSIDE is a living legend.  And if you’ve ever wanted to be present for an in-depth Q&A with a master of on-camera mayhem, here’s your ‘bucket list-worthy’ chance.  Sister organizations MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY and SPECTACULAR OPTICAL, in...

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