SPIRAL (2021)

SPIRAL, aka SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW, is the much-anticipated 9th chapter in the SAW franchise, Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman who also helmed SAW II, III, and IV. I say “much-anticipated” partly because I, despite knowing many of the films are not great, still have great love for all things SAW.  That said,

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THE RECKONING

Charlotte Kirk as Grace Haverstock in the horror film, THE RECKONING, a RLJE Films/Shudder release. Photo courtesy of RLJE Films/Shudder.

The Great Plague, demons, and witches – when I first heard about the thematic elements of Neil Marshall’s latest film, THE RECKONING, I was ALL IN.  It sounds promising enough: Grace Haverstock (played by Charlotte Kirk, who also co-wrote the movie with Marshall) lives in an idyllic country cottage with her husband, Joseph, and their

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BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL

The opening scene of BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL definitely makes an impact! An elderly Irish couple enjoys their evening program when suddenly the woman notices blood dripping into her cuppa and turns in alarm to her husband with a gusher of a bloody nose, and sees his eyes start gushing blood out of them as

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I AM LISA

A true indie film, made in Kansas City with a small cast and crew for a very small budget – I AM LISA is a refreshing entry in the “revenge” subgenre.  After inheriting a used bookstore from her grandmother, Lisa (Kristen Vaganos) decides to return to her small hometown to manage it. The  town’s mean

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SLAXX

“B2B: BELONG. BELIEVE. BE LOVE. BECOME.”  Elza Kephart’s over-the-top comedy horror about possessed jeans that go on a killing spree is exactly what you think it is and MORE than what you’re expecting.  Libby (Romane Denis) arrives for her first day at giant clothing store Canadian Cotton Clothiers to help prepare for the arrival of

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Splattercast Interview: Natasha Kermani & Brea Grant discuss their new film LUCKY (2020)

Excited to share our very FIRST Splattercast interview! In which Amie interviews the filmmaking team behind LUCKY (2020): Director Natasha Kermani, and Screenwriter & Star Brea Grant! Lots of great inside info on true indie filmmaking, the horror genre, and why the voices of marginalized groups need to be heard across all genres and fandoms.

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THE STYLIST

I was really impressed with Jill Gevargizian’s short film THE STYLIST (2016), and have been awaiting her feature expansion of the story starring the same fantastic lead actress, Najarra Townsend.  Shy stylist Claire (Townsend) has a killer vintage fashion sense, and a sweet little doggo as a companion. She spends her days grabbing chai lattes

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THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC

Theme: BUGS. Lots of them. Crawling all over and INSIDE and just AUGH. Basically Director Kimo Stamboel made sure THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC was filled with every single thing that would make me squirm!  Childhood friends Hanif (Ario Bayu), Anton (Tanta Ginting), and Jefri (Miller Khan) bring their fams to the orphanage they all

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CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER

Deep within the woods at their family cabin, two sisters, Alma (Ginger Gilmartin) and Elizabeth (Mary Buss), await the arrival of their old friend, Wesley (Ben Hall) – whom they haven’t seen in 20 years. Turns out Wesley’s wife has been ill for quite some time and currently languishes in a mental institution, which effectively

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PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

There’s a scene near the beginning of PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN where Cassie (Carey Mulligan), our avenging angel, gets catcalled by construction workers. Disheveled and devouring a very messy breakfast sandwich, Cassie stops in her tracks, turns towards the men, and simply STARES at them. No quippy comebacks, no yelling at them — she just stands there, and

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