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[Horror Short Review] The Scarlet Vultures
Written by Chris Savage, August 19, 2018
We announced earlier this year that Kyle Martellacci was working on his latest horror short The Scarlet Vultures. Since that time, though, the film has not only been completed but it is set to have its world premiere at the GenreBlast film festival this September 1st, and we recently got a chance to check out the

Fantasia 2018: Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, August 9, 2018
A found-footage Korean film involving vengeful spirits filmed inside a real-life abandoned mental asylum? Yes, please. Embark on the live broadcast of a YouTube show inside “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” which made its Quebec premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. “Horror Times” is a popular Korean YouTube show that often investigates locations that are said

Fantasia 2018: The Field Guide to Evil [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, August 8, 2018
After “Tales from the Hood 2”, a second disappointing horror anthology made its presence felt at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. “The Field Guide of Evil” made its Canadian premiere and unfortunately won’t be a classic to remember. Mainly inspired by country-related folklore, “The Field Guide to Evil” brings forth 8 different segments; 7 from

Fantasia 2018: Mandy [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, August 7, 2018
Brace yourself for a cinematic experience like no other before. “Mandy,” starring Nicholas Cage, made its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, and love it or hate it, Panos Cosmatos’ second feature film which he directed and co-wrote will most likely leave a permanent mark on you. Set in 1983, lumberjack Red Miller

Fantasia: Anna and the Apocalypse [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, August 4, 2018
Have you ever wanted to experience a musical sung by teens that took place at Christmas, during a zombie apocalypse? Wait no more, because “Anna and the Apocalypse,” which made its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, will fulfill all your needs concerning the precise aspects depicted above. Well, almost all of them.

Fantasia 2018: The Ranger [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 25, 2018
Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time. Thus are the general rules of the forest-covered mountain. However, if you fall upon the park ranger, he’ll take away your life, leave you for dead, and kill everything but time. Come take a stroll within the woodlands of “The Ranger” which made

Fantasia 2018: The Witch in the Window [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 25, 2018
Haunted house movies have come and gone. Many have failed to impress me; a few still resonate deep within my soul. However, all those which have marked me were purely for reasons of straight-up fear and horror. “The Witch in the Window,” which made its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival and was

Fantasia 2018: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 25, 2018
The puppets are back in a re-imagining of the series in “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich” which made its Canadian premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. Get ready for some inventive new kills as the marionettes are on the loose. In the late 80s, we are witnesses to murders from Andre Toulon’s (an

Hang Up! [Short Review]
Written by Chris Savage, July 23, 2018
In what might be the most minimalist (short) film I’ve ever seen, has quickly become something that I’m absolutely fascinated with. The short film, Hang Up! comes from the mind of Richard Powell as it utilizes just a single location and the one actor on the screen. It follows Gary (Robert Nolan) who receives a call from his wife

Fantasia 2018: Satan’s Slaves [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 18, 2018
Prepared to be terrified. Indonesia can surely produce a film that will rival American greats like “The Conjuring” and “Insidious” with “Satan’s Slaves (Pengabdi Setan),” a tale of spirits, the occult, and more, which made its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Rini (Tara Basro; “Killers,” which was also presented at Fantasia back

Fantasia 2018: The Nightshifter [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 18, 2018
The morgue; usually a gloomy and grim environment for most. If the dead speak to you, however, it may tone things down. No, no; not through signs and omens; if they literally opened their eyes and mouth and spoke to you. We discover this different mortuary atmosphere in “The Nightshifter (Morto Não Fala),” straight out

Fantasia 2018: Tales from the Hood 2 [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 17, 2018
Horror anthologies come and go. Some are memorable; others are not. Most usually have a balance of interesting segments, sprinkled with some more bland ones. Unfortunately, some just fall flat entirely. Thus is the case with “Tales from the Hood 2” which made its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. A rich white

Fantasia 2018: Unfriended: Dark Web [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 16, 2018
Be careful whose laptop you use, because you might be dealing with some of the darkest things, and darkest individuals, that you have ever dealt with before. We discover a slim portion of what goes on in the underworld of the internet in “Unfriended: Dark Web,” the sequel to the 2014 “Unfriended” (a.k.a. “Cybernatural”), which

Fantasia 2018: La Nuit a dévoré le monde [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 15, 2018
Zombie films. We’ve all seen them. Some deal with rabid and rapid (catchy, huh?) ones while others deal with the slower, sluggish living dead. Most of these movies deal with survivors of the apocalypse and how they struggle to stay alive and obtain salvation. However, not many of them deal with the difficulties of being

Fantasia 2018: Nightmare Cinema [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 15, 2018
If horror anthologies are your thing, if you enjoyed such classic ones like “Creepshow,” “Tales from the Hood,” “Trick ‘r Treat” and “V/H/S,” then you’re definitely gonna dig “Nightmare Cinema” which made its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, hosted by directors Alejandro Brugués, Ryûhei Kitamura, and legendary names such as Mick Garris

Netflix’s ‘Tau’ [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, July 8, 2018
So, like most nights or at least those that I have free. I spend my time scouring Netflix for something to watch. Usually it’s watching a movie or TV show that I’ve seen a thousand times over or whenever Netflix releases one of their crime documentaries. But I thought I’d take a gander at a

[Review] ‘Hereditary’ – A Slow Burn that Burns Bright
Written by Jason McDonald, June 11, 2018
If you asked most horror fans about what horror film they were looking forward too the most this year, you’d probably learn that a lot of people were hyped for the release of “Hereditary.”  And it’s no surprise really.  After hitting the festival circuit the film started to gain a lot of huge buzz from

[Review] ‘The Endless’ Blends Supernatural Elements into a Tale About Brotherly Love
Written by Jason McDonald, April 13, 2018
Long time directorial partners Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead are back again with a new project that they’ve both directed and now star in.  Previously the duo worked on such well received features as “Resolution” and “Spring.”  If you’ve seen their work then you know that they’ve got a knack for more quiet atmospheric movies

Prodigy [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, April 6, 2018
You know when you read a synopsis or see some poster art and it looks/reads really interesting, but in the back of your mind you’re thinking, “Yeah, I doubt the film will live up to that“. Well, Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal’s Prodigy lives up to the expectations. It’s an engaging, intriguing and intellectual treat that

[Review] ‘Inoperable’ Shows Small Signs of Life
Written by Jason McDonald, February 11, 2018
It’s rare that it happens, but every now and then I come across a movie that intrigues and bewilders me just enough to keep me interested for 90% of the movie only to fumble the ball right before the endzone.  “Inoperable” is one such movie. In “Inoperable” Amy (Danielle Harris) wakes up to find herself