Author: Amie

DEVIL’S WORKSHOP

In DEVIL’S WORKSHOP (2022), Directed by Chris von Hoffmann, struggling actor Clayton (Timothy Granaderos; that I just saw in WHO INVITED THEM) can’t deal with the fact that his acting class rival, Donald (Emile Hirsch) gets every part he auditions for even though he’s a terrible actor. When they both get callbacks for a coveted

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GOODNIGHT MOMMY (2022)

It’s always hard to judge a remake of an already great film, so I went into this new version of GOODNIGHT MOMMY with a lot of apprehension – but also some optimism due to Naomi Watts as “Mommy” and Director Matt Sobel, who helmed some of the grittiest episodes of BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR.  The

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THE ANDY BAKER TAPE

Info on this new found footage film landed in my inbox, and I’m glad I took a look! At just over an hour, THE ANDY BAKER TAPE is a tight piece of unsettling storytelling.  Through the lens of a found digital camera, we’re introduced to YouTube food vlogger Jeff Blake (played by Writer/Director Bret Lada),

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UMMA

Amanda (Sandra Oh) seems to be living the ideal life in a sprawling, remote farmhouse with her daughter, Chris (Dievel Stewart). They spend every day together, managing their apiary and packaging the honey to sell with the help of local shopkeeper Danny (HELLOOOOO Dermot Mulroney!).  Because Amanda suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity, this is true off-the-grid

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TORN HEARTS

Rising country music duo TORN HEARTS – Leigh (Alexxis Lemire) and Jordan (Abby Quinn) – stumble upon the opportunity of their dreams: the chance to meet their idol, Harper Dutch (Katey Sagal), one-half of the legendary country music band The Dutchess Sisters. Fueled by the desire to record a single with Harper and cement their

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THE AVIARY

In a nightmare clearly inspired by NXIVM, Jillian (Malin Ackerman) and Blair (Lorenza Izzo) are fleeing from the grasp of Seth (Chris Messina) and his “sanctuary,” THE AVIARY.  Blair’s only motivation is to escape, but Jillian has another plan in mind – Seth’s stolen computer contains hundreds of video files that capture his “sessions,” each

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YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER

It’s my belief that truly frightening horror is able to tap into several levels of consciousness, and Kate Dolan’s YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER goes DEEP.  The week before Samhain, shy and bullied teen Char (Hazel Doupe) finds her mother, Angela (Carolyn Bracken), acting more erratically than usual. Angela disappears without a trace overnight, then

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STUDIO 666

Director BJ McDonnell (HATCHET III) isn’t messing around with the gore in STUDIO 666 — there’s an explosion of bloody splatter almost as soon as the film starts. But the reason that most people will want to check this film out is for the Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Chris

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