Tag: horror comedy

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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NIGHTSTREAM 2020 REVIEW: ANYTHING FOR JACKSON

Audrey and Henry Walsh love their grandson and will do ANYTHING FOR JACKSON — which is why they’ve kidnapped a pregnant woman and plan to perform a ritual in order to swap Jackson’s soul into the baby and resurrect him from the dead. But, as Audrey says at one point, the Walsh’s have gotten in

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FANTASIA 2020 REVIEW: SPECIAL ACTORS

Wow wow wow. Shin’ichirô Ueda’s follow up to ONE CUT OF THE DEAD is fantastic! SPECIAL ACTORS has all the charm and comedy of DEAD, and while OCOTD was a love letter to indie filmmaking, ACTORS is an equally compelling love letter to performers.  Aspiring actor Kazuto (Kazuto Osawa) has a major problem standing in

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FANTASIA 2020 REVIEW: THE COLUMNIST (De Kuthoer)

“Don’t read the comments.” is a great piece of advice for writers, but it’s also IMPOSSIBLE to follow. In THE COLUMNIST, we find out what happens when you let those comments dig in and use them to fuel your rage.  Controversial writer Femke Boot (Katja Herbers) is struggling with the comments about her on social

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FANTASIA 2020 REVIEW: FRIED BARRY

Buckle up and get ready for a nasty trip: watching FRIED BARRY is the equivalent of dropping acid and settling into some really gritty porn.  Okay, okay MAYBE I’m exaggerating a little bit, but whoamygod. I’m not quite sure how to describe Writer and Director Ryan Kruger’s insane sci-fi comedy, other than to tell you

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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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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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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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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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