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[Review] Family Possessions (GenreBlast, Wreak Havoc Film Festival, 2017) – by Paul Cardullo

Paul Cardullo returns to discuss another Film Festival Favorite, Family Possessions (2017) from director Tommy Faircloth. We’ve covered the film before online and in our Gruesome Magazine print edition but Paul provides a new perspective from not only GenreBlast Film Festival but from Wreak Havoc Film Festival as well and compares the two experience  giving […]

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“Great Choice” (Fantastic Fest, 2017): Family Restaurant Ad Morphs into a Living Nightmare

Unsuspecting first-time viewers may be puzzled at first as they begin to watch writer/director Robin Comisar’s Great Choice short film, with thoughts such as “So it’s a Red Lobster commercial from the 1990s? So what?” Then, slowly and subtly at first and then building to a startling climax, the short weaves its looping spell, as […]

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Sydney’s 11th Annual Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Film Festival Announces Full Program

Presented by Deadhouse Films, the 11th annual A Night of Horror International Film Festival and Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival announce full program and opens ticket sales for the 2017 event today. The festivals will run concurrently at Dendy Cinemas Newtown, from November 29 to December 3, 2017. The event’s opening night […]

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Born Again (2016): Festival Favorite Horror-Comedy Lands a Halloween Eve Premiere on Short of the Week

Featuring Ellie Church and Randall Greenland, the horror-comedy short Born Again has been delighting horror fans at film festivals for some time now, and for good reason. The Grue-Crew have caught the film a number of the film festivals and it always proves to be a highlight of the event. Now, you too can see […]

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[Review] Close Calls (New York City Horror Film Festival, 2017) – by Doc Rotten

Close Calls (2017) from writer-director Richard Stringham lands on the Gruesome Magazine desk via the New York City Horror Film Festival. The movie is part of the festival’s opening night, October 27, 2017. Doc Rotten joins Paul Cardullo with a review of the film, citing its heavy Eighties feel and approach as one of the […]

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Eight Mustn’t-Miss Films from Cinepocalypse Film Festival’s Chicago Debut

Now that Chicago’s Music Box Theatre has announced its full wave of programming and guests for the debut year of Cinepocalypse – an evolution to the program design of Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival – Gruesome Magazine would like to suggest eight must-see movies screening there. Cinepocalypse will take place November 2—9 at the Music […]

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[Film Festival] Ithaca Fantastik Delivers an Incredible Array of International Genre Film Fare for Its November Festival

The sixth annual edition of Ithaca Fantastik (IF) film festival, which takes place from November 3—12 in Ithaca, New York, is loaded up with selections certain to make horror movie fans drool, and IF’s other genre offerings are just as stunning. With 37 films from 20 countries, IF boasts a retrospective theme of “Italiano Psichedeliko,” […]

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[Film Festival] Close Calls (2017) – The Psychological Horror Film from Richard Stringham Is Set to Terrify Audiences at the New York City Horror Film Festival 2017

The New York City Horror Film Festival approaches quickly this week, beginning October 26, 2017, running through October 29, 2017. As you may know, Horror News Radio co-host and Gruesome Magazine contributor Santos Ellin, Jr. was a part of the festival committee and spoke about the festival often. We will be spotlighting a number of […]

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[Film Festival] Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2017 Announce Award Winners

2017 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED “TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID” & “THE LAPACE’S DEMON” Among Top Winners Marianne Maddalena Honored with Career Achievement Award HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Oct. 19, 2017 — America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival, Screamfest, awarded this year’s top movies, filmmakers, and actors Thursday during the fest’s closing night. […]

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[Film Festival] New York City Horror Film Festival Announces Lou Simon’s “3” As Their Opening Night Feature Presentation

The New York City Horror Film Festival approaches quickly this week, beginning October 26, 2017, running through October 29, 2017. As you may know, Horror News Radio co-host and Gruesome Magazine contributor Santos Ellin, Jr. was a part of the festival committee and spoke about the festival often. We will be spotlighting a number of […]

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“King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen” (Fantastic Fest, 2017): Maverick Genre Film Auteur’s Career Gets an Engrossing Look in Top-Notch Documentary

I first watched prolific writer and director Larry Cohen’s work as a child, long before I figured out who he was and how much I enjoyed his creative output. Writer/director Steve Mitchell reminded me of this with his incredible documentary King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen, while exposing me to sides and […]

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[Horror Convention] Walker Stalker, Philadelphia (September 30 – October 1, 2017)

This past weekend Walker Stalker convention drug it’s rotting carcass to Philadelphia, PA.   For fans of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead, Walker Stalker convention is the place to be.   The show hits several cities throughout the world including  Atlanta GA, Edison NJ, Portland OR, Melbourne AU, London ENG, and the list goes […]

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[Review] Happy Hunting (GenreBlast, 2017) – by Doc Rotten

The coverage of the fantastic GenreBlast Film Festival continues with the feature film Happy Hunting (2017). The film from directors  Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson comes to the horror genre by way of The Most Dangerous Game. The plot follows Warren Novak (Martin Dingle Wall) a down-on-his-luck addict who finds himself on the run when […]

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[Review] Dead Bullet (GenreBlast, 2017) – by Paul Cardullo

Paul Cardullo returns to review another feature from the spectacular GenreBlast Film Festival held at Winchester, Virginia September 7 – 10, 2017. Dead Bullet (2017) from writer-director Erik Reese is a thrilling crime-drama that delivers the goods as Bill Holden (John T. Woods) holds a satchel full of stolen casino chips and a history full […]

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[Review] She’s Allergic To Cats (GenreBlast, 2017) – by Doc Rotten

Doc Rotten continues the coverage of the GenreBlast Film Festival held in Winchester, Virginia, September 7-10, 2017. The film today would fall into the WTF genre and did indeed headline a block of films that twisted one’s mind. She’s Allergic to Cats (2017) is from writer-director  Michael Reich and it challenges how audience view films […]