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Fantastic Fest 2018 Wrap-Up

This year marked my first time at Fantastic Fest, which I THOROUGHLY enjoyed! Sitting in a dark theater with so many like-minded genre fans was an amazing experience, and though I can’t really afford to make it happen every year, I’ll definitely be back. Here’s a quick rundown of all the feature films I saw

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Suspiria (2018)

Suspiria 2018 Dakota Johnson

It’s been almost a full week since I’ve seen Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria at Fantastic Fest, and I’m still thinking and rethinking and contemplating and dissecting and wanting to watch it again SO BAD it almost hurts. Before you ask (as many men I ran into did, after I told them how much I LOVED this

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The Nun

Whelp, the folks that dreamed up The Conjuring universe have FINALLY made a movie that I like. Actually, not just liked: LOVED. The Nun is dripping with Gothic Horror goodness, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and watching it feels *almost* like you’re watching a classic Hammer Horror flick. The action takes place inside a giant, mysterious castle in fog-covered

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Revenge

HolyCRAP. I was not expecting Revenge to live up to its amazing hype, but it is absolutely worthy of every single bit of praise its getting from critics and fans. Aspiring actress Jen (Matilda Lutz – who was great in the otherwise dreadful Rings, but is AMAZING here) arrives with her super-rich, married boyfriend at his lush desert estate

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It {2017}

{cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} Remember those heady, lazy days with your friends on summer break? The long, sunny bike rides, music blasting from your boombox, picnics by the lake … and that time an ancient soul-eating demon tried to pick you off one by one while masquerading as a terrifying circus clown? It introduces us to “The

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RINGS

{cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  It’s been 12 years since The Ring 2 (TWELVE?!?! YEARS?!?!) so I suppose it was about time for Samara and her f’ed up psychic video feed to resurface, because we need something other than reality to terrify us in 2017 – amirite? Terrify isn’t exactly the word I would use

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Phantasm: Ravager – Reggie the ice cream man does not mess around

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} “I could really go for a Rocket Pop right now” So begins the saga of Reggie in Phantasm: Ravager, the fifth — and apparently final — installment of the Phantasm universe. The pony-tailed ice cream truck driver has been on a journey to defeat The Tall Man and save his friends from

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The Neon Demon

{cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  “I know how I look. What’s wrong with that?” Last night I finally go to see Nicolas Winding Refn’s epic shock porn horror art piece, The Neon Demon, which many of the people at Cannes deemed as “trash,” and walked out of. A few people in the theater with me last

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The Funhouse Massacre

{cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} “It’s not like the Funhouse is creepily positioned in the middle of nowhere with only a broken-down asylum nearby, haunted by the ghosts of its dead, deranged inmates …what’s there to be afraid of? Come on!” Except it’s totally like that. The Funhouse Massacre unleashes a posse of the most dangerous

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