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[Review] THE SUMMONED [Overlook Film Festival]: Yet Another Good Reason to Decline Mysterious Invitations

A slick combination of odd-man-out and supernatural horror, director Mark Meir’s debut feature The Summoned is a solid effort bolstered by the lead performance of J. Quintin Johnson as a determined, positive young man who finds himself in — as the film’s title suggests — a hell of a mess. Elijah (Johnson) and his girlfriend […]

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Overlook Film Festival Brings a Full Slate of Monsters, Mysteries, and Murderers to New Orleans

The Overlook Film Festival brings another hair-raising selection of horror and horror-adjacent features and shorts to New Orleans next month. Whether you prefer creature features, slasher cinema, or dark humor, the fest has something for all manner of fright-fare aficionados. Following is the official press announcement. The Overlook Film Festival is proud to announce its […]

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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 […]