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Beyond Fest Offers Folk Horror, 4K Restorations, and Frights Galore

Los Angeles’ Beyond Fest triumphantly returns to indoor cinemas this year with an incredible lineup of horror, science fiction, and genre-film fare from around the world. From September 29th–October 11th, the festival features world and west coast premieres, 4K restorations of beloved classics and more obscure titles, and much more. Following is the official press […]

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Austin’s Fantastic Fest Announces Its Final Wave for 2021, Including Watch-at-Home Information

Whether you are in the mood for supernatural fright fare, outrageous horror comedies, or arthouse chillers, this year’s Fantastic Fest presents some of the most incredible fear fare of 2021, as well as science fiction, thrillers, action, and other genre film stunners. From a silent classic to restored fare from the 1980s to world premieres, […]

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[Review] THE BRILLIANT TERROR (Arrow Video FrightFest): Documentary Looks at the Ups and Downs of Grassroots Horror Filmmaking

Basically a movie about grassroots horror for filmmakers and fans of grassroots horror, The Brilliant Terror (2021) is an earnest, big-hearted effort that probably won’t convert many viewers into new fans of the subgenre but that shows the dedication and passion of people who live to make horror movies whenever they can find the time […]

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[Review] HIRUKO THE GOBLIN (Japan Cuts): Weird Collides with Wacky in This Mind-Blowing Japanese Demon Romp

Two years after his dark, surreal cult classic Testsuo: The Iron Man was unleashed on an unsuspecting world, director Shin’ya Tsukamoto unveiled his first studio effort, Hiruko the Goblin (1991). Based on two yōkai stories from manga artist Daijiro Morohoshi, the film is a frenetic, madcap tale of demons whose gate from Hell happens to […]

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Popcorn Frights Film Festival Announces Its Juried and Audience Awards

Popcorn Frights Announces Award Winners with SUPERHOST Receiving the Jury Prize for Best Film and WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED Taking the Audience Award The Seventh Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival was a hybrid experience that pulled in a record-setting 10,000 attendees and viewers across all 50 U.S. states www.PopcornFrights.com August 19, 2021 // – […]

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THE WILD MAN (2021, Popcorn Frights Film Festival) Skunk Ape, ‘Nuff Said!

Tonight, we review THE WILD MAN (2021, Popcorn Fright Film Festival). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew is Horror News Radio […]

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NIGHT AT THE EAGLE INN (2021, Popcorn Frights Film Festival) Great Cast, Location – Fun Twists

Tonight, we review NIGHT AT THE EAGLE INN (2021, Popcorn Fright Film Festival). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew is Horror […]

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STOKER HILLS (2021, Popcorn Frights Film Festival) Found Footage Slasher Fun!

Tonight, we review STOKER HILLS (2021, Popcorn Fright Film Festival). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew is Horror News Radio co-host, […]

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SUPERHOST (2021, Popcorn Frights Film Festival) Crazy Is As Crazy Does

Tonight, we review SUPERHOST (2021, Popcorn Fright Film Festival). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave […]

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THE EX (2021, Popcorn Frights Film Festival) REVIEW

Tonight, we review THE EX (2021, Popcorn Fright Film Festival). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew is Horror News Radio co-host, […]

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Austin’s FANTASTIC FEST Goes “Post-Apocalyptic” for Its Amazing 2021 Edition

Austin’s famed Fantastic Fest heads back to the big screen this year with films that shocked audiences and won awards at Cannes, cutting-edge independent fare, and even some old favorites. From chilling horror to heady science fiction to exploitation surprises to kung-fu classics and just about every type of genre film in between, the fest […]

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SLASH Film Festival’s First Wave Announcement Boasts Animated Cryptids, a Vampiric Spouse, and Time Travel Lunacy

Vienna’s SLASH Film Festival, Austria’s premiere event for horror and genre-film fabulousness, has announced its first wave of films and presented its key visual and trailer for this year’s event, scheduled for September 23–October 3, 2021. Gruesome Magazine is pleased to share this news with you, from the fest’s official press announcement. Vienna’s SLASH Film Festival […]

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RENEGADE FILM FEST to screen Blumhouse/Universal hit FREAKY on Saturday, March 5, 2022

The Grue-Crew is excited to return to Film Festivals in the coming months and into 2022. One of our favorite festivals is the RENEGADE FILM FESTIVAL which returns March 3, 2022, through March 5, 2022. This year they are presenting an exciting screening for the hilariously horror-comedy FREAKY. Check out the details below and plan […]

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Creepiness and Creatures Galore Highlight Arrow Video FrightFest 2021’s Short Film Program

Short horror films can range from diabolical delights to monstrous mayhem, creepy comedy to scintillating suspense, and much more, with film-making voices ranging from new talents to old favorites. Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 is proof of this, as its just-announced slate of fear-fare shorts is absolutely astounding. Following is the London-based festival’s official press announcement. […]

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[Review] PEAKING [Portland Horror Film Festival]: Aural Horrors Await a Sound Recordist

Director Daniel Rands’ U.K. horror short Peaking relies heavily on sound design to get its eerie atmosphere across. It does so quite impressively, resulting in a 7-minute shocker fraught with tension. After Sound Recordist Sandy (Louisa Harris) overhears one of her colleagues making a sexist remark about her, she stays behind in the house where […]