Category: Awesome Splattery Things

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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NORTH BEND FILM FESTIVAL 2021 PREVIEW & PICKS

Something strange is coming to North Bend, WA, July 15-18, 2021! I’m thrilled to see North Bend Film Festival back in action this year with a hybrid of virtual and in-person programs. Full passes are just $95, and get you access to both In-Person and Virtual offerings. There’s a ton of great stuff to dive

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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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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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NIGHTSTREAM FILM AND EVENT PICKS

Y’all – NIGHTSTREAM is finally here! ICYMI, this amazing festival is made up of five different genre festivals from around the US: Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook, and Popcorn Frights.  This year has been … well, A YEAR. But I’m so thrilled we have some amazing virtual film fests to help us get

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RENT-A-PAL

RENT-A-PAL is definitely a horror film that hits all the nostalgic media buttons. Writer and Director Jon Stevenson based the film on real-life phenomena: a VHS curiosity called “Rent-A-Friend” that was circulating in 1987. The tape was based on the idea that lonely people needed a “friend” who would listen to them, and it’s literally

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RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE

Jay Baruchel is not fucking around! RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE is a genuinely terrifying film, and a must-see for genre fans.  The film is an adaptation of the 2010 one-shot graphic novel by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, a meta-horror story of two comic book creators whose character inspires a real serial killer to replicate

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FANTASIA INTL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 PREVIEW & PICKS

ICYMI Fantasia’s going virtual this year! August 20 – September 2, 2020, the 24th edition of this fest will feature scheduled screenings, panels, and workshops. Films will be geo-locked to Canada (HELLO CANADIAN READERS!), and ticket sales start later today (August 10)!  The program will include scheduled live screenings, panels, workshops, and more online, and

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