Tag: horror movies

SYNCHRONIC

Best friends Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) work in New Orleans as paramedics, and find themselves called to some very bizarre and mysterious accidents that appear to be the result of a drug overdose — a new designer drug called SYNCHRONIC.  Suffering from crippling headaches that he at first chalks up to hangovers,

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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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RENT-A-PAL

RENT-A-PAL is definitely a horror film that hits all the nostalgic media buttons. Writer and Director Jon Stevenson based the film on real-life phenomena: a VHS curiosity called “Rent-A-Friend” that was circulating in 1987. The tape was based on the idea that lonely people needed a “friend” who would listen to them, and it’s literally

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FANTASIA 2020 REVIEW: HAIL TO THE DEADITES

HAIL TO THE DEADITES gives fans of THE EVIL DEAD trilogy a spotlight. Director Steve Villeneuve introduces us to “Deadites” – fans named after the demons who possess humans in the ED universe – across the country, giving us a glimpse of them at horror conventions and also taking a look at their stunning EVIL

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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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SPLATTER INTERVIEW: JAY BARUCHEL ON ADAPTING RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE

Y’all! I loved RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE so much and was stoked to be able to ask Jay Baruchel a question about it during a press roundtable, First of all, let me say that this was one of the best press roundtables I’ve been to (virtually, of course), and Jay was gracious and kind and

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FANTASIA 2020 REVIEW: SLEEP (Schlaf)

Michael Venus’ gorgeous nightmare SLEEP is going down on my list of films that constantly made me say, “WTF is this now?” while watching — and I mean that in the best way possible.  Marlene (Sandra Hüller) is suffering from vivid nightmares about a creepy hotel which are affecting her health. After discovering that the

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FANTASIA 2020: SPECIAL EVENTS, PANELS, AND ARTIST TALKS PICKS

John Carpenter: Masterclass and Lifetime Achievement AwardAugust 22 | FREE Event  Y’all – I KNEEL at the altar of Carpenter. Fantasia’s first recipient of their virtual Cheval Noir award will be legendary master of horror John Carpenter. The online Carpenter master class will take you through his career as a filmmaker and touring musician —

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