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Fifth Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival Announces Stellar Second Wave of Programming

Following its jam-packed first wave announcement last week, Popcorn Frights, the Southeast United States’ largest gathering of genre films and fans, announces its jaw-dropping second wave of programming for the 2019 edition of this fright fare film festival. The fest runs from August 8–16 at the historic Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In its fifth […]

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The Third Hand (Cinepocalypse): A Mysterious Copy Machine Gives a Lone Office Worker Bizarre Ideas

A lone office worker finds himself dealing with mysterious machines in the U.K. horror short The Third Hand. Prolific actor Tom Bonington, who fright fare fans may recognize from such films as The ABCs of Death 2 (2014) and A Haunting at the Rectory (2015), plays the worker, who watches snowy television and buys a […]

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Fantasia International Film Festival Drops an Impressive Lineup for 2019

Long-running Montreal genre festival to host World Premieres of MYSTERY OF THE NIGHT, BLOOD ON HER NAME, STARE, 1BR, and THE DEEPER YOU DIG; as well as special live appearances from producer Edward R. Pressman, director Ted Kotcheff, and horror host Joe Bob Briggs 27 June 2019, Montreal, Canada – With today’s final wave of […]

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Fifth Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival Announces Stunning First Wave

Popcorn Frights, the Southeast United States’ largest gathering of genre films and fans, continues its tradition of showcasing outstanding cinema from around the world. The festival has proudly announced the first wave of programming for its fifth annual celebration of the latest and greatest in fright fare, thrillers and chillers, and other genre movies. The […]

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Review of Water Horse (Portland Horror Film Festival): A Mother Finds Herself Caught in a Fever Dream of Terror

My favorite style of horror film is that which deals with an eerie, unsettling atmosphere bordering on — or diving headlong into — the surreal, with the filmmakers never fully or easily explaining what is unfolding. Water Horse, a brilliant short film from co-directors Sean Temple and Sarah Wisner, delivers just such an unsettling experience […]

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[Review] Re-Home (Portland Horror Film Festival): Terror Awaits Beyond a Wall

Provocative, prolific horror filmmaker Izzy Lee imagines what might happen in the near future should a certain wall be built on the border between the United States and Mexico in her latest short shocker, Re-Home. Lee is no stranger to creating fright fare with a sociopolitical vibe, and this, her latest offering, continues that trend. […]

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Nightmare Cinema (Portland Horror Film Festival): Mick Garris and Other Masters of Horror Deliver a Chilling Anthology

Seen as a sort of revisit to the celebrated television series Masters of Horror, the new scare-fare anthology Nightmare Cinema serves up five tales of terror from renowned directors Mick Garris, Joe Dante, Alejandro Brugués, Ryûhie Kitamura, and David Slade, with a wraparound segment featuring Mickey Rourke as The Projectionist. As with any cinematic portmanteau, […]

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Nightmares Film Festival Teams Up With Alter For First Look Deal

NIGHTMARES, GUNPOWDER & SKY’S ALTER STRIKE FIRST LOOK DEAL Global Studio (Villains, Lords of Chaos, Summer of ‘84) Will Scout NFF for New Films Columbus, OH – Nightmares Film Festival (Oct. 24 to 27), the world’s top-ranked genre fest on FilmFreeway, today announced ALTER, the new horror brand from global studio Gunpowder & Sky, will […]

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Chicago’s Cinepocalypse Prepares to Blow Minds Once Again with Incredible Fright Fare Films

Cinepocalypse, Chicago’s outstanding film festival focused on genre fare running from the terrifying to the hilarious, returns for what promises to be another amazing edition at the Music Box Theatre from June 13 to June 20. Among the stellar lineup of shorts and features, from eight world premieres to a few old favorites, are the […]

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Stay Out Stay Alive (Portland Horror Film Festival): There’s Doom in Them Thar Hills!

A group of young hikers finds that the opportunity for sudden wealth leads them down dangerous paths in the horror outing Stay Out Stay Alive. Greed motivates some members of the party, but the lust for riches proves to be no match for supernatural forces in the forest in this engrossing thriller. Amy (Christina July […]

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Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters (Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival): Fading Actress Faces Macabre Terror

Director Chris Roe blends a classic cinematic melodrama approach with a healthy dose of EC Comics-style horror in his black-and-white short film Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters, the first installment in a planned Cemetery Tales series. This 1949-set tale stars Traci Lords (Not of This Earth, 1988; Skinner, 1993) as Victoria Chastain, a […]

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Finley (Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival): Devilish Dummy Stalks College Students in Terrific Short

When you find a ventriloquist dummy chained, gagged, and sealed in a crate in the attic of a house into which you just moved, common sense dictates that you either leave the dummy alone, get rid of it, or better yet, break the lease and get out tout de suite. Luckily for viewers of the […]

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Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival Looks to Scare Charleston, SC Once Again

Every year film makers Tommy Faircloth and Robert Zobel pack a small theater in North Charleston, South Carolina with as many scary features and creepy shorts as inhumanly possible providing horror fans with a truly unforgettable weekend. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive and the crowd is incredible – it feels more like a family […]

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The Pool (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival): Thai Survival Nailbiter Delivers

When a film kicks off with a cold open of an injured man (Day, played by Theeradej Wongpuapen) groggily waking up in an empty swimming pool — six meters deep, with no ladder — being attacked by a huge crocodile, it has my attention. Thai survival horror/thriller The Pool is heavy on the suspense, if […]