Tag: horror films

JAKOB’S WIFE

Dutiful wife Anne (Barbara Crampton) spends her days supporting — well, let’s be honest, more like serving — her husband and town Pastor Jakob (Larry Fessenden). She cooks, she cleans, and she gardens, all while keeping her hair in a tidy bun while wearing a demure skirt and buttoned-up top. But it’s clear Anne is

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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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NORTH BEND FILM FESTIVAL 2021 REVIEW: TAILGATE

I mentioned this in my preview, but just to reiterate: the idea that someone could snap while I’m on the road and RAGE at me is honestly one of my greatest fears. In TAILGATE (Bumberkleef), Writer/Director Lodewijk Crijns flips that scenario by having the person who rages become the victim.  We’re introduced to our villain,

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NORTH BEND FILM FESTIVAL 2021 PREVIEW & PICKS

Something strange is coming to North Bend, WA, July 15-18, 2021! I’m thrilled to see North Bend Film Festival back in action this year with a hybrid of virtual and in-person programs. Full passes are just $95, and get you access to both In-Person and Virtual offerings. There’s a ton of great stuff to dive

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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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