FSHG’s Favourite 50(+) Films: 2010-2019

Against all odds, Father Gore gives you 50(+) of his favourite films this decade had to offer.

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The Devil in Your Mind: INTO THE FOREST & Mental Illness

INTO THE FOREST is an allegorical look at a divorced family grappling with mental illness. Or is it?

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DON’T BREATHE or You’ll Choke on the Tension!

When three young thieves break into the house of a blind veteran hoping to make a quick payday, the task proves much more difficult & far more horrific than they ever imagined.

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THE SHALLOWS Gives Us Genuinely Tense Shark Thrills

After JAWS, there haven’t been many genuinely excellent shark movies.
Luckily, now we have THE SHALLOWS.

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31: Creeps, Clowns, & Chaotic Terror

31. 2016. Directed & Written by Rob Zombie. Starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Meg Foster, Kevin Jackson, Malcolm McDowell, Jane Carr, Judy Geeson, Richard Brake, Pancho Moler, David Ury, Lew Temple, Torsten Voges, & E.G. Daily. Bow and Arrow Entertainment/PalmStar Media/Protagonist Pictures. Rated R. 102 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ I’ll defend RobContinue reading “31: Creeps, Clowns, & Chaotic Terror”

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ANTIBIRTH’s Body Horror Is Gross & Nothing More

One woman’s rough night out becomes a somehow even worse nightmare than just an assault, when she discovers she’s pregnant. With… something.

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FRIEND REQUEST Combines the Horror of Facebook with the Horror of Witchcraft

Be careful who you decide to unfriend on Facebook. Could be the last mistake you ever make.

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MOST LIKELY TO DIE Makes Your Next High School Reunion a Possible Nightmare

As if I needed any more reasons to not go to my high school reunion.
You never know who’ll become a lawyer, a doctor, a plumber, or a serial killer.

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Midnight Special is Emotional Sci-Fi with Action Bones

Midnight Special. 2016. Directed & Written by Jeff Nichols. Starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, Sam Shepard, Paul Sparks, David Jensen, Sharon Landry, Dana Gourrier, Sharon Garrison, Allison King, & Sean Bridgers. Faliro House Productions/Tri-State Pictures/Warner Bros. Rated PG. 112 minutes. Adventure/Drama/Sci-Fi ★★★★★ When it comesContinue reading “Midnight Special is Emotional Sci-Fi with Action Bones”

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Hush: Flanagan and Siegel Offer a Quietly Unnerving Horror

Hush. 2016. Directed by Mike Flanagan. Screenplay by Flanagan & Kate Siegel. Starring John Gallagher Jr, Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, & Emma Graves. Intrepid Pictures/Blumhouse Productions. Rated R. 87 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★  I’m unabashedly a fan of Mike Flanagan. While a lot of people were blown away by his horror Oculus, as well asContinue reading “Hush: Flanagan and Siegel Offer a Quietly Unnerving Horror”

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The Witch: Religious Madness and Persecution in Early America

The Witch. 2015. Directed & Written by Robert Eggers. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson, Bathsheba Garnett, Sarah Stephens, Julian Richings, & Wahab Chaudhry. Parts and Labor/RT Features/Rooks Nest Entertainment/Code Red Productions/Scythia Films/Maiden Voyage Pictures/Mott Street Pictures/Pulse Films/Special Projects. Rated 14A. 93 minutes. Horror/Mystery ★★★★★ People will tellContinue reading “The Witch: Religious Madness and Persecution in Early America”

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Martyrs 2.0 – The Little Remake That Shouldn’t

Martyrs. 2016. Directed by Kevin & Michael Goetz. Screenplay by Mark L. Smith; based on the original characters from Pascal Laugier’s film. Starring Troian Bellisario, Caitlin Carmichael, Kate Burton, Bailey Noble, Toby Huss, Diana Hopper, Lexi DiBenedetto, Taylor John Smith, Peter Michael Goetz, and DaJuan Johnson. Blumhouse Productions/The Safran Company/Temple Hill Entertainment. Unrated. 81 minutes.Continue reading “Martyrs 2.0 – The Little Remake That Shouldn’t”

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