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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: ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Takes Home 5 Awards Including Best Picture at Closing Night Ceremony

Screamfest 2017, which ran from October 10 to 19 at the TCL Chinese Theaters, is now over. Apart from announcing winners at the festival’s Closing Night Ceremony the film festival honored the late horror director George A. Romero with a triple-feature that included Night of the Living Dead (free screening), Day of the Dead, and Creepshow. The 17th annual film festival has introduced many up and co...[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]