Tag: horror films

GOODNIGHT MOMMY (2022)

It’s always hard to judge a remake of an already great film, so I went into this new version of GOODNIGHT MOMMY with a lot of apprehension – but also some optimism due to Naomi Watts as “Mommy” and Director Matt Sobel, who helmed some of the grittiest episodes of BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR.  The

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THE ANDY BAKER TAPE

Info on this new found footage film landed in my inbox, and I’m glad I took a look! At just over an hour, THE ANDY BAKER TAPE is a tight piece of unsettling storytelling.  Through the lens of a found digital camera, we’re introduced to YouTube food vlogger Jeff Blake (played by Writer/Director Bret Lada),

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UMMA

Amanda (Sandra Oh) seems to be living the ideal life in a sprawling, remote farmhouse with her daughter, Chris (Dievel Stewart). They spend every day together, managing their apiary and packaging the honey to sell with the help of local shopkeeper Danny (HELLOOOOO Dermot Mulroney!).  Because Amanda suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity, this is true off-the-grid

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YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER

It’s my belief that truly frightening horror is able to tap into several levels of consciousness, and Kate Dolan’s YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER goes DEEP.  The week before Samhain, shy and bullied teen Char (Hazel Doupe) finds her mother, Angela (Carolyn Bracken), acting more erratically than usual. Angela disappears without a trace overnight, then

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STUDIO 666

Director BJ McDonnell (HATCHET III) isn’t messing around with the gore in STUDIO 666 — there’s an explosion of bloody splatter almost as soon as the film starts. But the reason that most people will want to check this film out is for the Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Chris

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100 DAYS OF HORROR: THE LAST 50

This year I joined a 100 Days of Horror challenge, with a goal of seeing a new to me horror film every day from the end of September through October 31. Click to check out the first 50 here, and below are the rest!  WOLF’S HOLE (Vlčí bouda – 1986)Directed by Věra Chytilová A group

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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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