Tag: gore

NORTH BEND FILM FESTIVAL 2021 SHORTS SELECTS

I love a collection of weird, wonderful — and of course, BLOODY shorts — and North Bend Film Fest is delivering this year! Here’s a list of my faves from their 2021 Shorts Packages: FROM SHORTS 1: BEYOND THE VOID STUFFED, Directed by Theo RhysA dark musical about a taxidermist who solicits a human volunteer

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PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN

Written and Directed by Steven Kostanski, PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN is an absolutely hilarious 80s throwback that mashes up sci-fi and comedy with extreme gore.  Mimi (Nita-Josee Hanna) triumphs over her brother Luke (Owen Myre) in her made-up game of “Crazy Ball,” with the loser agreeing to be buried alive — this really sets up the

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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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Room 237

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} “This is not “The Making of The Shining.” This is not a biography of Stanley Kubrick. This is: After the film has left the filmmaker’s hands, how does the audience grapple with it and make sense of it?” ~ Director Rodney Ascher from an interview with Vulture After viewing a film (in particular,

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The Pact

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  While I think overall The Pact is a solid thriller, it’s also one of those movies that’s way better if you don’t know too much about it. Sisters Nichole and Annie don’t exactly agree on how to handle their mother’s death—but when Nichole goes missing, Annie (Caity Lotz – who had a memorable

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The Shape wishes you a Happy Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! For my “trick” today, I got to experience catastrophic hard drive failure, and have spent all day trying to restore and back-up files. So uh, yeah. I’m behind on my 31 Days of Horror postings – and there’s no chance of catching up tonight. It’s cool to just pretend November is still October,

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Demons, Italian Style

Continuing with my Italian horror theme – Demoni And Demoni 2 are two more films I was obsessed with in my teen years. Shortly after discovering Argento, I did some research (which in those pre-internet days meant visiting a lot of video stores and talking to people FACE TO FACE. Shocking, I know) that he

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Argento’s Le tre madri

I’ve been a huge Argento fan ever since I rented Suspiria in my teens, and at some point in the late 80s/early 90s, Argento, Bava, and Fulci films were the only horror movies I would watch. To play a little bit of catch-up on 31 Horror Films in 31 Days – I decided to re-review

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The Thing (redux)

Got a chance to see the new version of The Thing today, and while it’s technically a prequel (showing us what happened to the Norwegian station from the first film), it’s really more like “premake”…or a “requel”. That is to say, there was really no reason for this movie to be made, at all, because you can

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