Gruesome Reviews

“The Incident” (2014): Time Loops Lead to Claustrophobic Terror in Mexican Mind Bender

Auteur Isaac Ezban gained a well-deserved great deal of notice this year for his twisted Twilight Zone-ish film The Similars (reviewed here), and I predict that he will receive even more attention now that his debut feature-length effort The Incident (El Incidente; Mexico, 2014) is available on various home video options. While The Similars plays […]

Gruesome Reviews

“The Similars” (BIFAN 2016): Love Letter to Classic Science Fiction Boasts Plenty of Suspense and Absurdist Humor

Writer/director Isaac Ezban’s The Similars (AKA Los Parecidos; Mexico, 2015) is a valentine to science fiction television and cinema of the 1950s and 1960s, with special emphasis on The Twilight Zone, and it pressed all of the right buttons for me when I saw it at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in July. […]