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[Film Review] “The Green Inferno” (2015): Roth Can’t Stoke the Fire

Eli Roth is in the business of shock value.  Cabin Fever  made an initial splash because of its sudden jolt of sexually themed skin crawling gore, splicing in  non sequitur bits of comedy and dude bro characters that allow audiences to lack sympathy for the characters when they meet their fates. The same goes for […]

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[Film Review] “Last Shift” (2015): Shifting Into Scares

Using the framework of John Carpenter’s classic Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) as a template, Writer/Director Anthony DiBlasi’s  Last Shift reshapes that framework into a surprisingly scary supernatural tale. Set in a near abandoned police station, it tells the story of a rookie police officer, Jessica (Juliana Harkovy) who reports to duty at a police […]

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[Film Review] “Montauk Chronicles” (2015): A Gleeful Dive Down the Rabbit Hole

Being a guy who is familiar with UFO, paranormal and unexplained topics, I am well  aware of the Montauk Conspiracy theory. Now, I have the opportunity to view a new  pseudo-documentary about the topic, Montauk Chronicles. As with most films dealing with subject matter of this sort, the viewer better be ready to not only […]

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[Film Review] “The Stranger” (2014): Undying Nihilism Sinks Chilean Horror Film

Not to be confused with the Albert Camus novel of the same name — although it could be argued that there is a peppering of existentialism on display at times here amongst the nihilism — debuting director Guillermo Amodoe’s Chilean effort The Stranger offers up a fair share of moody brooding. The titular character, also […]

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[Film Review] “Goodnight Mommy” (2015): Duality Signifies Little

The Austrian horror film Goodnight Mommy  relies on one of the most recurring cinematic metaphors: mirrored  imagery. Film by its nature is based in reflective visuals, given that cameras record  as a literal mirrored image of those who are performing in front of them. It’s a concept that dwells deep within the most iconic images […]

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[Film Review] “The Visit” (2015): M. Night Shyamalan Returns to Horror with a Wickedly Humorous Hit

THE VISIT is the latest effort from once-popular director M. Night Shyamalan. Sneaking into theaters with little fan-fare and low expectations – but an interesting marketing campaign – the film is a low budget, found footage horror exercise released through Blumhouse Productions. Mentioning that the film is from this particular director is typically met with […]