Tag: supernatural

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 INTL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 PREVIEW & PICKS

ICYMI Fantasia’s going virtual this year! August 20 – September 2, 2020, the 24th edition of this fest will feature scheduled screenings, panels, and workshops. Films will be geo-locked to Canada (HELLO CANADIAN READERS!), and ticket sales start later today (August 10)!  The program will include scheduled live screenings, panels, workshops, and more online, and

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FANTASIA 2020: FILM PICKS

There are SO MANY MOVIES I want to see at Fantasia Fest this year that it was hard for me to choose favorites, so apologies (?) in advance for this long-ass post of film picks. THE RECKONING | Directed by Neil Marshall | Thu August 20“England. 1665. The great plague has the country whiplashed into

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Pet Sematary (2019)

It’s always tough for Directors to take on a remake, especially when the original has established itself as a campy classic within the giant catalog of available Stephen King adaptations. But while I’m sympathetic to the challenges Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer faced, I feel like their version of Pet Sematary just did NOT work. {some spoilers

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Fantastic Fest 2018 Wrap-Up

This year marked my first time at Fantastic Fest, which I THOROUGHLY enjoyed! Sitting in a dark theater with so many like-minded genre fans was an amazing experience, and though I can’t really afford to make it happen every year, I’ll definitely be back. Here’s a quick rundown of all the feature films I saw

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The Conjuring

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} Well, it seems like James Wan has found his official ghost movie shooting style, because other than the presence of paranormal/demonology experts Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren, I feel like this film is almost indistinguishable from Insidious. Along with hundreds of other supernatural mysteries, The Warrens are

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Deadly Blessing

This 1981 entry into the Craven canon unfortunately suffers from extreme BOREDOM.  Deadly Blessing is about Martha (Maren Jenson, who played Athena in the 70s Battlestar Galactica) a woman whose husband is an ex-Hittite, and who is being stalked by a mysterious figure in black who likes to murder people in various ways. It doesn’t

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Lost Girl Kicks Ass

I was skeptical about this whole “fae” thing, but as it turns out, SyFy’s Lost Girl is filling the void that Buffy left in my fantasy-loving heart. Main character Bo is a sexy succubus with the power to drain the life out of men or women, or you know – touch them and make them

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