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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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PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN

Written and Directed by Steven Kostanski, PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN is an absolutely hilarious 80s throwback that mashes up sci-fi and comedy with extreme gore.  Mimi (Nita-Josee Hanna) triumphs over her brother Luke (Owen Myre) in her made-up game of “Crazy Ball,” with the loser agreeing to be buried alive — this really sets up the

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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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I AM LISA

A true indie film, made in Kansas City with a small cast and crew for a very small budget – I AM LISA is a refreshing entry in the “revenge” subgenre.  After inheriting a used bookstore from her grandmother, Lisa (Kristen Vaganos) decides to return to her small hometown to manage it. The  town’s mean

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SLAXX

“B2B: BELONG. BELIEVE. BE LOVE. BECOME.”  Elza Kephart’s over-the-top comedy horror about possessed jeans that go on a killing spree is exactly what you think it is and MORE than what you’re expecting.  Libby (Romane Denis) arrives for her first day at giant clothing store Canadian Cotton Clothiers to help prepare for the arrival of

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THE STYLIST

I was really impressed with Jill Gevargizian’s short film THE STYLIST (2016), and have been awaiting her feature expansion of the story starring the same fantastic lead actress, Najarra Townsend.  Shy stylist Claire (Townsend) has a killer vintage fashion sense, and a sweet little doggo as a companion. She spends her days grabbing chai lattes

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Doctor Sleep

Was I slightly worried about the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep? Look, I’m always gonna worry about any King adaptation, because his work is so heavily weighted in character development that it’s almost never done right due to time constraints — BUT! I whole-heartedly love every single thing Director Mike Flanagan has

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Us

Jordan Peele is back with his second horror film, and ohmygod it is a RIDE. Us starts off in 1986, with a tiny television airing a commercial for Hands Across America – the controversial fundraising effort that spurred protests and didn’t really deliver on its lofty promises of helping the homeless (put a pin in that and save

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