Category: Awesome Splattery Things

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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FANTASIA 2020: FILM PICKS

There are SO MANY MOVIES I want to see at Fantasia Fest this year that it was hard for me to choose favorites, so apologies (?) in advance for this long-ass post of film picks. THE RECKONING | Directed by Neil Marshall | Thu August 20“England. 1665. The great plague has the country whiplashed into

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FANTASIA 2020: SPECIAL EVENTS, PANELS, AND ARTIST TALKS PICKS

John Carpenter: Masterclass and Lifetime Achievement AwardAugust 22 | FREE Event  Y’all – I KNEEL at the altar of Carpenter. Fantasia’s first recipient of their virtual Cheval Noir award will be legendary master of horror John Carpenter. The online Carpenter master class will take you through his career as a filmmaker and touring musician —

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Why Ginger Snaps Should Be on EVERYONE’S Must-See List

One of the highlights of this fucked up timeline (the WORST timeline to be in) is that the Museum of Pop Culture reached out to me to ask if I would be interested in choosing a horror film that should be added to their “100 Horror Films to See Before You Die” list and also

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My Favorite Horror Movies of the Decade (2010-2019)

EVERYONE IS DOING IT! And by IT, I mean making lists of the best of the decade — so I decided to do one too that highlights my favorite horror films in hopes of getting some more eyes on some films that I think are pretty great. 2010 BEREAVEMENTDirected by Stevan MenaThis twisted little indie

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Doctor Sleep

Was I slightly worried about the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep? Look, I’m always gonna worry about any King adaptation, because his work is so heavily weighted in character development that it’s almost never done right due to time constraints — BUT! I whole-heartedly love every single thing Director Mike Flanagan has

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Riot Girls

YASSSSSSSSSSS! Jovanka Vuckovic’s feature debut, Riot Girls, is everything I wanted it to be.  Set in an alternate 1995, this post-apocalyptic queer horror romance takes place in the fictional town of Potter’s Bluff, in which a mysterious “rotting disease” has taken out all the adults. The teens who are left have been split into two

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It Chapter Two

While I had a great time watching It (Chapter One? I guess?) and reveling in its sweet, sweet 80s nostalgia, It Chapter Two did not fill me with the same splattery glee. Two jumps forward 27 years to 2015 to show us The Losers as adults, all of whom have no memory of their time growing up in Derry, or of

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Midsommar

Midsommar, aka, I took a trip to a remote Swedish village with my shitty boyfriend and his self-centered friends and all I got was a bad mushroom trip and this lousy flower crown. JK I actually LOVED this movie! Ari Aster’s follow-up to Hereditary is everything I want in a fucked-up, fantastical, creepy cult horror film —

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Crypticon 2019: Sheryl Lee & Ray Wise Twin Peaks Interview

This year was at Crypticon was a DREAM COME TRUE for me! Not only did I get to talk with the amazing Dee Wallace, I also get to interview two of my icons: Sheryl Lee and Ray Wise, aka Laura and Leland Palmer on Twin Peaks. You can listen to it here, and I’ve also

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