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Documentary: Beware the Slenderman Review
Written by Simon Rother, July 24, 2016
Slenderman. This urban legend has inspired numerous creepy stories, legends, and videos online. As most of these seem obvious that they are fictitious, they may not be to everyone. A horrible crime occurred in 2014, caused by this sinister character, and “Beware the Slenderman,”a documentary that made its Quebec premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film

Antibirth Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, July 23, 2016
Sometimes, life just takes you by surprise. And I suppose you might not even feel surprised if you’re drunk and high. Discover the feeling of an unprepared and mishandled pregnancy, which may just hide something more, in “Antibirth”, making its Canadian premiere at Montrea’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Lou (Natasha Lyonne; “American Pie”) lives life

Fantasia Review: Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex
Written by Simon Rother, July 20, 2016
Hey there, horror fans! Your unofficial Fantasia yearly reporter for horror-movies.ca here, back to write exclusive reviews for the 4th consecutive year. The first review to come your way is for “Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex”, a documentary that made its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s greatest film festival, Fantasia. Oh, and Guillermo del Toro was

[REVIEW] You Should Be Watching ‘Stranger Things’ on Netflix Right Now
Written by Jason McDonald, July 17, 2016
This isn’t exactly a formal review, but I felt like I just wanted to get the word out there about this fantastic new series currently available on Netflix.  I’m only halfway through it, but I felt like I’ve seen enough to know that a great deal of you would want to hear about this show

Der Bunker [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, July 13, 2016
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes this little gem which slaps you around the face, pulls your twisted carcass in, and then spews you out more deranged than before. Der Bunker is brilliant, fascinating and utterly bizarre, yet it has this strange warming charm about it. Anyway, the German-language movie is Nikias Chryssos’ feature debut and

Stag Night of the Dead DVD Review
Written by Sam, July 8, 2016
The Film This micro budget British effort shows us a UK that has survived a pandemic that turned people into zombies (a fact that seems to have been well hidden from the population at large). Rather than attempt a serious take on this idea writer/director Neil ‘Napoleon’ Jones throws us in with a group of

The Perfect Husband [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, July 1, 2016
Going into Lucas Pavetto’s The Perfect Husband, I initially thought it was just another run-of-the-mill horror flick in a secluded cabin, but there is much more than meets the eye with this one. It has several layers that slowly begin to peel away until you get to its rotten core, and that core might be a

[REVIEW] ‘Terrordactyl’ Creature Feature Fun Takes Flight
Written by Jason McDonald, June 22, 2016
I don’t know what it is about the summer season, but when the world erupts into flames like the intro of “Terminator 2” and I’m forced to wear tank tops and flip flops, I’m suddenly in the mood for creature feature fun.  And arriving just in time for fit that need is ‘Terrordactyl’, a tale of

[REVIEW] ‘The Conjuring 2’ Will Lightning Strike Twice for the Warrens?
Written by Jason McDonald, June 14, 2016
After taking a quick break from horror to direct “Furious 7”, James Wan returns to the genre with a sequel to the hugely successful 2013 film “The Conjuring.”  With the “The Conjuring 2”, Wan has gathered the band back together with the hopes of repeating the critical and financial success the first one enjoyed.  But

‘Cleaver: Rise of the Killer Clown’ [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, June 3, 2016
Clowns in horror movies will always get my attention, they bring a slice of fun but also a false sense of security, you just don’t know if they’re gonna tickle your funny bone or pull it the hell out. So when we got the chance to watch MJ Dixon’s foray into this sub-genre via Cleaver: Rise

‘Hollower’ [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, June 1, 2016
For those of you who are new to MJ Dixon, he’s been churning out horror flicks for the past few years under his shingle Mycho Entertainment Group, and he’s made quite a name for himself in doing so. Most of his films are dominated by the slasher sub-genre, and he’s got really good at nailing that

‘Girl in Woods’ [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, May 29, 2016
Girl in Woods is Jeremy Benson’s (Live Animals) latest flick and it’s part survival horror, part psychological, but if I was to describe the film in one sentence it would be a “total freakin’ mindf**k!” The film had me scratching my head on so many occasions that I actually questioned my own sanity at times,

‘Betrothed’ [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, May 28, 2016
Ever since I first witnessed Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I’ve been obsessed with sadistic families in films, but saying that it also goes back to Wes Cravens The Last House on the Left and Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring, but I think it was Hooper’s vision which really sparked my interest in the cannibal kind.

Misread [Short Film Review]
Written by Chris Savage, May 17, 2016
We here absolutely love short films, and we see it as an excellent learning experience for filmmakers and also a foot in the door for that feature film. Sometimes they pay off and sometimes you may just never hit it off, but there are a few that showcase a wide range of abilities and when you see

Margo [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, May 15, 2016
A few days back I got the chance to witness the trailer for Matthew Packman’s latest feature film Margo, and while it didn’t really give anything away, which I love, it left me wanting more, it left me at heights of anticipation and I couldn’t wait to witness this one. Thankfully the feature film came

Harvest Lake [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, May 6, 2016
Scott Schirmer has been on the scene since the early 2000’s, but it was his film Found that got me hooked. Since then I’ve been following him meticulously and I’m happy to say that he has continued to carve a nice little niche for himself. His latest flick, Harvest Lake, which is available right now

[Short Film Review] ‘Heir’
Written by Chris Savage, April 23, 2016
We here have been following Richard Powell’s Heir for as long as we can remember, as the short film comes from Fatal Pictures, who certainly have an eye for all things horror. So, when we got the opportunity to check out the fourth short from Fatal Pictures, we jumped at the chance. Now, as Heir is

[Review] ‘Hush’ Puts a New Twist on Slasher Tropes
Written by Jason McDonald, April 18, 2016
Normally when a new horror film makes its debut at a festival we have to wait months or even years (in the case of the “Green Infernos”) before we can see it.  However, this time around we didn’t have too long to wait.  Even before it’s debut at SXSW Netflix announced that it would release

[Review] ‘Baskin’ is Creepy as Hell But Not Without Sin
Written by Jason McDonald, April 7, 2016
I’ve seen a few foreign horror movies in my time, but “Baskin” is my first introduction into the realm of Turkish horrors.  And when you throw something at me that is labeled as “Turkish horror”, I start imagining some pretty horrific stuff.  But, for better or worse, “Baskin” has managed to shape my expectations for Turkish

[Review] ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ is a Thrilling Claustrophobic Experience
Written by Jason McDonald, March 12, 2016
“10 Cloverfield Lane” may have had one of the most surprising advertising campaigns in recent memory.  I still remember the night when word started to get around that a mysterious new trailer suddenly dropped without any fanfare and that it carried the name “Cloverfield” with it.  It was exciting and I immediately got swept up