Tag: horror films

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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BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL

The opening scene of BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL definitely makes an impact! An elderly Irish couple enjoys their evening program when suddenly the woman notices blood dripping into her cuppa and turns in alarm to her husband with a gusher of a bloody nose, and sees his eyes start gushing blood out of them as

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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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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: 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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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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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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THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW

THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW introduces us to Agatha Earnshaw (Catherine Walker), a woman living in a small community plagued by dying crops. Every one of the townspeople is suffering from starvation because they can’t get anything to grow — everyone, that is, except Audrey. Agatha keeps to herself on the edge of town for

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