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South Korea’s Genre Film Showcase Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Announces Its Hybrid Approach for 2020

COVID-19 can’t keep South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) — Asia’s largest genre film fest — down, as the fest has officially announced that it will take what it calls a hybrid approach for its 2020 edition, running July 9–16. The fest will screen 174 features and short films from 42 countries on […]

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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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“Don’t Breathe” (BIFAN 2016): Home Robbery Goes Haywire in Pulse-Pounding Thriller

American horror thriller Don’t Breathe is a fast-paced, nerve-wracking ride filled with suspense. I hadn’t felt as tense watching a film on the big screen in too long a time as I did seeing this one. The basic plot from director/cowriter Fede Alvarez and cowriter Rodo Sayagues (both of whom performed the same duties on […]

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[Podcast] Bloodsucking Bastards – Area 52 – Episode 127 – Horror News Radio

Mixing Office Space with Fright Night, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS (2015)  provides laughs, scares and gore galore. Directed by Brian James O’Connell and the comedy troupe Dr. God, the film stars Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Joey Kern and more. The Grue-Crew chime in with their review of this blood soaked […]