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[Review] LAKE OF THE DEAD [NIGHTSTREAM]: 1950s Norwegian Chiller Is Old-School, Thinking Person’s Cabin in the Woods Fare

Writer/director Kåre Bergstrøm’s Lake of the Dead (De dødes tjern, 1958), stated by some sources as being Norway’s first horror film and voted by critics in 2001 as one of the country’s top five films of all time, is a superb folk horror film filled with haunting black-and-white imagery. It boasts top-notch acting and intelligent […]

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NIGHTSTREAM Offers an At-Home Virtual Film Festival with Genre-Film Goodness Galore

After banding together last year to present the inaugural NIGHTSTREAM online-only film festival, the four film festivals behind NIGHTSTREAM — Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, and Overlook — have joined together again to present a second edition from October 7th-13th. With 31 feature films and 4 blocks of short films on tap, the virtual […]

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[Review] Abduction (North Bend Film Festival/Nightstream): Shaming and Blaming Follow a Young Woman’s Otherworldly Experience

Australian short film Abduction combines social messages regarding shaming and victim blaming with a science-fiction setting. Frances Elliott’s screenplay and Paul Komadina’s direction masterfully balance these two elements, not allowing the science fiction elements to overpower the serious messages and vice versa. Mathilda (Alexandra Nell) enjoys a night out drinking and listening to live music […]

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Six Fright Films from Nightstream We Can’t Wait to See

As previously announced here at Gruesome Magazine, NIGHTSTREAM is a virtual film festival formed as a banner uniting five U.S. genre festivals — Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook, and Popcorn Frights — that have all been affected by COVID-19. The initiative, first announced last month, has announced its scheduled programming from October 8–11th, […]

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Five Terrific U.S. Genre Film Festivals Announce Incredible Collective Virtual Event NIGHTSTREAM for October

Artwork by Sister Hyde Film festivals around the world have found success and sometimes even wider audiences with online formats during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the trend seems to be growing stronger as five popular and highly regarded U.S. horror and genre film themed festivals are joining forces to create NIGHTSTREAM, with an online launch […]