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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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The Neon Demon

{cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  “I know how I look. What’s wrong with that?” Last night I finally go to see Nicolas Winding Refn’s epic shock porn horror art piece, The Neon Demon, which many of the people at Cannes deemed as “trash,” and walked out of. A few people in the theater with me last

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Italian Horror Double Feature: Argento’s Tenebre and Dracula

In order to save my sanity (lest it break from too many awful adaptations) I had to take a break from my Stephen King project this weekend to review a couple of horror films by Dario Argento instead. Ah, Dario Argento. I feel like Italian horror is either something you completely love or completely hate,

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Near Dark

Ah, Near Dark. My first exposure to Kathryn Bigelow (that’s right – the woman who directed The Hurt Locker also directed a bloody, gory vampire flick). If you’ve never heard of this, I wouldn’t be surprised. I feel like it flies well under the radar – probably because it came out the same year as

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30 Days of Night

31 Horror Movies I Own #16: 30 Days of Night Initially skeptical about this one (as I am of all vampire films), I have to admit that Director David Slade pretty much blew me away with 30 Days of Night. Based on a comic-book miniseries, this stark excellently filmed horror flick has enough blood to

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