Feature Film Review

Review: ‘Mayhem’ is a Violent and Fun Horror-Action-Comedy Flick

Joe Lynch’s Mayhem is the type of film that defies categorization, a chameleon-like endeavor that morphs at every turn. At times it all feels vaguely familiar and something from the horror genre; then we’re watching a satire on violence and the workplace; while at other moments we’re witnessing a straight-up action flick. Whatever Mayhem may be, one thing is for sure: there is never a dull moment....[Read More]

Review: ‘The Dark Military’ is Tense, Raw, and Unrelenting

Loren W. Lepre’s feature film debut The Dark Military touches on a culture obsessed by violence as a form of spectacle for the world to devour. A busload of unsuspecting individuals are transported to an undisclosed location and it is becomes clear to us, very quickly, that they’re merely fodder for “The Dark Military,” an Anonymous-esque, but physically belligerent, organization bent on wreaking ...[Read More]

Screamfest Review: ‘1922’ A Stunning Take on Stephen King Novella

By: J. Carlos Menjivar Considering the recent success of It and the TV adaptation of The Mist, Stephen King is currently going through a boom (also look at Gerald’s Game and The Dark Tower) as the cultural zeitgeist is bent on reintroducing his work to a newer generation. This will hopefully lead back to a desire of discovering classic King adaptations and the plethora of King stories out there. F...[Read More]

Review: ‘Red Christmas’ Provides Important Conversation With Gore

Discussions on the moral implications of abortion continue to be a hot water issue in the public and political sphere. Red Christmas, under the guise of Christmas cheer, attempts to tackle the volatile subject amid holiday decor and familial gatherings. Dee Wallace stars as Diane, the matriarch of a big and discordant family. Her four children come down to the family home to keep her company for t...[Read More]

Screamfest Review: Canadian Film ‘Trench 11’ Digs into WW1 and Body Horror

A hundred years later, and as we approach the centennial of the Armistice, The Great War remains a jarring and destructive cataclysmic harbinger of the violence that would continue to blemish and plague the twentieth century. Rationality and the destructive and dehumanizing outcome of World War I was supposed to end all future conflict, however, the war introduced efficient means to annihilate hum...[Read More]

Screamfest Review: ‘Dead Ant’ World Premiere

The giant ants in the science fiction classic Them! (1954) were born out of atomic age anxiety as the images of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remained fresh in the cultural zeitgeist. In 2017’s Dead Ant giant killer ants are not born from the aftermath of geopolitical conflict, but instead from drug fueled debauchery. Glam metal rock band Sonic Grave are about to embark on a wild comeback trip as they he...[Read More]

‘Chupacabra Territory’ Out Now on VOD & Bluray

You’ve probably seen it all and you’ve probably seen just as many found footage films, but have you seen one about the famed Chupacabra? In Chupacabra Territory a group of curious friends set out to document the elusive crypto deep in Pinewood Forest. Armed with GoPro cameras the ragtag group sets out to uncover if the legendary creature is real or not and solve the mystery of the previous group t...[Read More]

Michael Ramova Brings Back Found Footage Films With “Panteon Wood”

Sisters Riley and Rebecca Rey have teamed up to film a documentary about Chanoc, “the werewolf of the Panteon Woods.” Such is the concept of PanteonWoods, a found footage film by director Michael Ramova. Riley has a streaming video channel, wherein she explores cryptozoology, with sister Rebecca working as her cinematographer. The pair is desperate for hits and potential work, respectively, and th...[Read More]

Review: 7 Witches

Brady Hall’s 7 Witches is a dark comedy, located somewhere between The VVitch and Rachel Getting Married. Set during the wedding of Kate’s sister, Rose, at a remote New England resort, it’s a creepily atmospheric movie, shot through awkward familial tensions. Hall makes every scene ache with portents. Images of food preparation are rarely imbued with so much strangeness, and the pairing of the two...[Read More]

Review: ‘The Quiet Hour’ is a Taut Sci-Fi Thriller

Science fiction can be as big and expansive as the newest Guardians of the Galaxy movie or as simple as an episode of the original Twilight Zone. They are contemplative what-ifs set within optimistic futures or bleak destinies approaching our planet Earth. Therefore, one, at least I think so, should appreciate the tenacity and creativity that goes into making a lo-fi science fiction film. In this ...[Read More]

Review: “The Forest of Lost Souls” – Unlike Any Horror You’ve Seen

José Pedro Lopes’ The Forest of Lost Souls(also known by its Portuguese title, A Floresta das Almas Perdidas) is a very interesting kind of horror movie. Describing any aspect of it beyond the first fifteen minutes or so would ruin the impact of what’s to come. Suffice it to say, The Forest of Lost Souls is a film quite unlike any other you’re likely to see this year. Shot in gorgeous black and wh...[Read More]

Review: “A Dark Song” Terrifying Occult Trip

There is something in the air this year, quite a firey stench surrounding the indie horror scene. It seems to be the brimstone rising from the world below. Every week a new film is released that deals with the devil and occultist ideas. Coming out of Ireland is the latest in occultist horror and damn it delivers with a dark and powerful punch. A Dark Song will stand tall in this year’s trend of ho...[Read More]

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