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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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Film Review: Halloween 2018 – Dave’s Comments On The Return Of The Iconic Franchise

Spoiler Alert!  I don’t think I included anything that could ruin the film for anyone but out of an abundance of caution – if you don’t want to possibly read anything that could give any plot points away – go away till after you see it.  Here – I’ll give you my short version of […]

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[Review] “The Scarlet Vultures”: How Far Will a Person Go to Feel Special?

Prolific Canadian horror filmmaker Kyle Martellacci (Canada Day; Candy Skin; I Make Corpses) delivers another stunning shocker with his latest effort, The Scarlet Vultures. An initially enigmatic piece that slowly reveals its dark secrets, the short has been garnering many award nominations during its current early film festival run. Evelyn (Anne-Carolyne Binette) is being interviewed by […]

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[Review] Mercury Screams: Unsettling Eighties-Set Tale Offers Dread Galore and an Authentic Retro Atmosphere

Prolific horror movie critic, screenwriter, and fiction writer Dan Wilder makes his directorial debut with the short shocker Mercury Screams, a trippy tale of mysterious creatures and miscarriages.   The short initially presents itself as footage that was thought lost, from an episode of a 1984 television series exploring paranormal stories titled Within the Gaze […]

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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] 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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[Review] What Still Remains (2018): A Different Kind of Zombie Apocalypse Film

What Still Remains is yet another addition to the ever growing post-apocalyptic, zombie film canon, which begs the obvious question. Do we need another post-apocalyptic zombie movie? In this case, with the exception of a caveat or two, the answer is a resounding yes! What Still Remains tells the story of 19-year-old Anna living a […]

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[Podcast] Solo: A Star Wars Story Spoiler Review – Episode 267 – Horror News Radio

Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore jump aboard the Millenium Falcon to review Solo: A Star Wars Story with full spoilers, discussing every surprise, cameo, and plot twist. Doc and Christopher dive into the cast exploring how Alden Ehrenreich stacks up as Han and gleam over a surprise, unexpected cameo and what that addition may […]

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[Podcast] Deadpool 2 Spoiler Review – Episode 266 – Horror News Radio

Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore dive into a very spoiler-filled review of Deadpool 2, revealing all the cameos, surprises, and plot twists. No stone is left unturned. You heard the spoiler-free review on episode 265, no dive into the Deadpool 2’s guts as Doc and Christopher share their in-depth thoughts about the film. As always, the […]

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[Review] Island Zero (2017)

If you are up for some middling low budget, independent horror with an authentic Maine setting and local flavor, Island Zero might be just the ticket. The film is written by Tess Gerritsen, the bestselling author of medical and crime thrillers, including twelve novels featuring Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Maura Isles on which […]

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[Review] “Sarah’s Dream”: Voices and Visions Plague a Young Woman

Prolific filmmaker Wendy Keeling delivers another terrific horror short with Sarah’s Dream. This tale of a possibly sociopathic young woman haunted by perhaps more than just a guilty conscience is highlighted by solid performances and a macabre sense of humor. Sarah (Bailey Ingersoll) is having a tough go of it after her father has committed […]

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The Top 10 Loudest Screams In A Quiet Place – Spoilers

Naysayers for PG-13 horror need to take a chance on A Quiet Place from Platinum Dunes and Director John Krasinski. The film’s intelligent script follows a family surrounded by unspeakable horrors that hunt them and kill them by sound alone. Krasinski is joined by Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe as the Abbott family […]