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[Review] Maw (Muil) (FilmQuest 2018): Macabre Fantasies About Being Eaten Drive Artful Psychological Chiller

A dark journey into the mind of a man increasingly obsessed with the desire to be eaten by either animals or monsters, the Belgian horror short Maw (Muil) is a fascinating, unsettling psychological shocker that aims for an artistic approach rather than focusing on the lurid. Matthieu Sys stars as Richard, a lonely elderly-care assistant […]

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[Review] Belladonna (Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival 2018): Lust and Greed Lead to Deadly Consequences in Splendid Horror Short

Rich in atmosphere and a treasure to watch, the short horror film Belladonna is a marvelous effort. From its terrific performances to its mesmerizing cinematography, this latest effort from director/cinematographer/editor Brett Mullen (Bombshell Bloodbath [2014], Fantasma [2017])  is an absolute gem. Opportunistic, smarmy Sam Franco (Sterling Hurst) sees a beautiful blind woman at a social […]

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[Podcast] Livescreaming with Michelle

 Theeeeeeeeeeey’re back.  On this week’s podcast the boys welcome writer/director/novelist and future video game developer Michelle Iannantuono.  Michelle’s first feature film “Livescream” is currently making its way around the film festival circuit and receiving much deserved attention and awards. Michelle dominated all around with this feature but the thing that impressed the guys the […]

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[Film Festival] October in Columbus Gets Real – Nightmares Film Festival Locks In Their 4-Day Program

One of the Grue-Crew’s favorite film festivals is the NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL held in Columbus, Ohio. HNR Co-host Christopher G. Moore, who attended the festival when his film Knob Goblins screened, is planning to return to promote his latest short GUT PUNCHED. The films screens in the Recurring Nightmares B short horror film block. Jason Tostevin […]

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Gruesome Magazine’s Top 10 Terrors from the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival’s third edition, which runs October 11th–18th with screenings and events across Brooklyn, New York, will be its largest ever, with loads of amazing world, North American, U.S., and East Coast premieres of both feature-length and short films. Gruesome Magazine’s Grue-Crew members have many of these offerings on their must-see lists. […]

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[Review] “Hana” (BIFAN 2018): Supernatural Short Examines the Troubled Relationship Between a Mother and Daughter

With her debut as a writer/director, Mai Nakanishi tackles contemporary social issues in Japan and South Korea by way of a tragic supernatural tale in the short film Hana. A coproduction of those two aforementioned countries — set and shot in Busan, South Korea — Hana offers a take on how a single working mother […]

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[Film Festival] Reviews of  “Prospect,” “Cold Skin,” and “One Cut of the Dead” (Popcorn Frights, 2018)

  Popcorn Frights Film Festival, billed as the Southeast United States’ largest genre movie fest, held its fourth annual outing in south Florida from August 10–16. Festival co-directors Igor Shteyrenberg and Marc Ferman curated an incredible selection of offerings that made it easy to see why this festival set a new attendance record for a […]

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[Film Festival] October Chills and Thrills at the 2018 Women in Horror Film Festival

The Grue-Crew are excited for the Women in Horror Film Festival coming to Atlanta, Georgia, October 4 – 7, 2018. Feature films screening include Bugs: A Trilogy, She Was So Pretty: Be Good For Goodness Sake, Relict: A Mesopotamic Tale, Mia, and All the Creatures Were Stirring. Be sure to head to the WIHFF site to […]

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[Film Festival] Director Bill Lustig to Kick Off the Nightmares Film Festival with a Never-Before-Seen Maniac 4K Restoration

Back in the day, we had Tom Savini on Horror News Radio talking about the special effects he created for Bill Lustig’s Maniac. The Grue-crew have a special place in their crimson hearts for this gory 1980s classic. To hear that the Nightmares Film Festival is going to screen the 4K restoration os Maniac this […]

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[Film Festival] Reviews of Boar, Ruin Me, and Summer of 84 (BIFAN, 2018)

South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN), Asia’s largest genre film fest, once again served up more than 200 films from around the globe this summer. Between July 12 and 22, the fest offered horror, science fiction, dark comedy, fantasy, thriller, and other movies. This article looks at three of the offerings, along with […]

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[Film Festival] Prepare For Wicked Weekend in October From The Devious Minds Behind Popcorn Frights

The Grue-Crew love horror film festivals and Popcorn Frights in Florida is one of the very best! Hot on the bloody heels of their 4th Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the band of horror movie cravens announces their inaugural Wicked Weekend October Event featuring a celebration of films from the one-and-only horror icon director John […]

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[Film Festivals] 13 Is A Lucky Number – Nightmares Film Festival Announces the First Round of Films for 2018

The Grue-Crew love attending horror film festivals and HNR co-host Christopher G. Moore swears by NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL held annually in Columbus, Ohio. This year, the event runs from October 18 – 21, 2018. For those in the Columbus area – hey, Dave Dreher, we’re looking at you – this is the film festival of […]

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[Film Festivals] GenreBlast III Announces Its Full Schedule for August 30 – September 2, 2018

The Grue-Crew are huge fans of the spectacular film festival GENREBLAST held in Winchester, Virginia each fall. GenreBlast III reigns from Thursday, August 30, 2018, through Sunday, September 2, 2018, featuring four full days of fantastic genre offerings, features and shorts alike. Some fantastic films are included in the lineup and the festival celebrates dozens […]

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Brace Yourself For The First Wave of Films from the 4th Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival

The film festival season is in full force and one of our favorites is the Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Last year was a banner year for the young film festival now in its fourth year. And this year is looking like it is going to kick major genre ass. This week, […]