STARFISH’s Apocalyptic Grief and Unexplored Spaces

Al White’s debut STARFISH comes at the apocalypse from a devastatingly beautiful and personal place.

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Another: Road to Nowhere with Satanic Nonsense

Another a.k.a Mark of the Witch. 2014. Directed & Written by Jason Bognacki. Starring Paulie Redding, David Landry, Lillian Pennypacker, Maria Olsen, Michael St. Michaels, & Nancy Wolfe. Full Frame Features. Not Rated. 80 minutes. Fantasy/Horror ★ Generally, I’m an internet critic whose standards aren’t overly picky. If you’ve ready more than a handful ofContinue reading “Another: Road to Nowhere with Satanic Nonsense”

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WHEN ANIMALS DREAM: A Folklore Tale on Coming of Age

A young girl’s transformation from girl to woman is plagued by the folklore and superstitions and closed minds of her small little town.

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No Telling: Mary Shelley’s Rural Frankenstein

No Telling. 1991. Directed by Larry Fessenden. Screenplay by Larry Fessenden & Beck Underwood. Starring Miriam Healy-Louie, Stephen Ramsey, David Van Tieghem, Richard Topol, Ashley Arcement, Robert Brady, Susan Doukas, Ward Burlingham, J.J. Clark, Stanley Taub, Francois Lampietti, and John Van Couvering. Glass Eye Pix. Not Rated. 93 minutes. Horror ★★★★1/2 Larry Fessenden has longContinue reading “No Telling: Mary Shelley’s Rural Frankenstein”

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Gerard Johnson’s Tony: Portrait of a British Killer

Gerard Johnson examines a Dennis Nilsen-ish monster who is, sadly, all too human.

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Kevin Bacon Tries to Kill Deviant Kids in Cop Car

Cop Car. 2015. Directed by Jon Watts. Screenplay by Christopher D. Ford & Jon Watts. Starring Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Camryn Manheim, and Shea Whigham. Audax Films/Dark Arts Film/End Cue/Park Pictures. Rated R. 86 minutes. Thriller ★★★★ Ever since last year’s Clown I’ve been waiting to see another directorial effort from Jon Watts. ContraryContinue reading “Kevin Bacon Tries to Kill Deviant Kids in Cop Car”

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RED WHITE & BLUE: Home-Brewed American Terror

A former wartime interrogator takes it upon himself to avenge a young woman with whom he shares a brief connection.

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The Last Broadcast Builds You Up to Let You Down

The Last Broadcast. 1998. Directed & Written by Stefan Avalos and Lance Weiler. Starring David Beard, Jim Seward, Stefan Avalos, Lance Weiler, Rein Clabbers, Michele Pulaski, and Tom Brunt. FFM Productions. Unrated. 86 minutes. Horror/Mystery ★★1/2 Ever since I’d first seen The Last Broadcast a little over ten years ago, I’ve been conflicted by the film.Continue reading “The Last Broadcast Builds You Up to Let You Down”

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The Realism of Murder & HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER

This John McNaughton classic is pure terror, diving into the semi-real life of a prolific serial killer(/liar).

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CLOSER TO GOD and the Ethics of Science

Closer to God. 2014. Directed and Written by Billy Senese. Starring Jeremy Childs, Shelean Newman, Shannon Hoppe, David Alford, and Isaac Disney. LC Pictures. Unrated. 81 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller. ★★★ Usually I keep my ear out and head up for any new horror films that sound different, or for whatever reason pique my interest. Closer to GodContinue reading “CLOSER TO GOD and the Ethics of Science”

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APOCALYPTIC(ally Bad)

Apocalyptic. 2014. Directed & Written by Glen Triggs. Starring Jane Elizabeth Barry, David Macrae, and Geoff Pinfield. Dark Epic Films. Unrated. 84 minutes. Drama/Horror ★ A lot of people seem to have had more than their fill of found footage. Me – I’m not quite done with the sub-genre. Of course, that’s me, I likeContinue reading “APOCALYPTIC(ally Bad)”

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Mark Duplass is CREEP(y)

Creep. 2015. Directed by Patrick Brice. Written by Patrick Brice & Mark Duplass. Starring Patrick Brice & Mark Duplass. Blumhouse Productions. Rated R. 82 minutes. Comedy/Horror ★★★★★I know Mark Duplass mainly from two sources – his amazing portrayal of Pete on FX’s raunchy fantasy-football comedy The League, and the film Baghead which he co-directed with his brotherContinue reading “Mark Duplass is CREEP(y)”

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