Category: Splatteriffic Reviews

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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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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31 DAYS OF HORROR 2020

It’s been a good, long while since I did a proper 31 Days of Horror – so I thought I’d give it a try this year by challenging myself to watch a horror movie I HADN’T YET SEEN every single day in October! Here’s a list of everything I watched with some mini-reviews: DAY ONETHE

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SYNCHRONIC

Best friends Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) work in New Orleans as paramedics, and find themselves called to some very bizarre and mysterious accidents that appear to be the result of a drug overdose — a new designer drug called SYNCHRONIC.  Suffering from crippling headaches that he at first chalks up to hangovers,

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NIGHTSTREAM 2020 REVIEW: ROSE PLAYS JULIE

In ROSE PLAYS JULIE, veterinary student Rose (Ann Skelly) tracks down her birth mother, a successful actress named Ellen (Orla Brady), and questions her about the reasons Ellen gave her up for adoption and why she put the name “Julie” on the birth certificate. Angry at first that Rose has broken her “no contact” request,

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NIGHTSTREAM 2020 REVIEW: DARKNESS

Part gothic horror and post-apocalyptic fantasy, DARKNESS is about three sisters dependent on their father to keep them alive. All Stella (Denise Tantucci), Luce (Gaia Bocci) and Aria (Olimpia Tosatto) know about the outside is that the sun will burn them and the air is not safe to breathe — in fact, their father tells

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