04 Jul 2018

Short Film Review: NEON

As someone who mostly consumes horror and a touch of sci-fi, I wouldn’t be caught dead watching a romance film. so imagine my astonishment when I was duped into watching a Romeo and Juliet type movie about forbidden love. The love story in question was under the guise of the

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23 Jun 2018

Film Review: HEARTLESS

Edgar Allen Poe’s 1843 short story The Tell-Tale Heart is the classic story of a killer driven mad with paranoia and guilt after committing a murder- hearing the victim’s heartbeat constantly after the fact. As one of America’s first writers of horror and mystery fiction Poe’s work is an obvious

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14 Jun 2018

Film Review: CHIMERA

Things never go right when humans play God.  Horror has taught us this ever since Dr. Frankenstein created his monster. This horror trope is explored in a new and interesting way in Maurice Haeems sci-fi horror CHIMERA. Featuring a refreshingly diverse cast, this film definitely stands out and is extremely

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09 Jun 2018

Film Review: HOSTAGES (TORONTO TRUE CRIME FILM FESTIVAL)

HOSTAGES is a true crime film by Georgian filmmaker Rezo Gigineishvili. Set in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, it is as much a political drama as it is a crime thriller. HOSTAGES is showing in Toronto as part of the TORONTO TRUE CRIME FILM FESTIVAL and with its Russian

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08 Jun 2018

FILM REVIEW: 42 COUNTS (TORONTO TRUE CRIME FILM FESTIVAL)

Screening this weekend at the TORONTO TRUE CRIME FILM FESTIVAL is the short film 42 COUNTS. Written, edited and directed by Jill Gevargizian, the film is based on real events with the title of the film referring to the number of charges laid against the perpetrator in one arrest. Ava

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18 May 2018

FILM REVIEW: ISLAND ZERO

ISLAND ZERO is the low budget creature feature and debut film from director Josh Gerritsen. Directly inspired by the original eco-horror, 1954’s THEM! and horror classic, THE THING; ISLAND ZERO is quite clearly a film about natures revenge on humanity and the horrors of isolation. The residents of a small

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05 Apr 2018

Book Review: The Massacre At Yellow Hill

As proved by historical evidence and numerous fictional stories and films, Old time Westerns are as great a source of horror as modern times- if not more. Period pieces are coming back to horror with a vengeance and THE MASSACRE AT YELLOW HILL, written by C.S Humble, is no exception.

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20 Mar 2018

FILM REVIEW: LIVING SPACE (MONSTER FEST TRAVELING SIDESHOW)

*THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS* LIVING SPACE is a 2018 Australian independent film, which had its world premiere in Sydney recently as part of  the MONSTER FEST TRAVELING SIDESHOW. An impressive breakout film for director Steven Spiel, LIVING SPACE pays homage to modern horror film tropes while still pulling off something

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05 Mar 2018

Short Film Review: DARK DITTIES PRESENTS: THE OFFER

THE OFFER is the pilot episode of Cult Screenings UK and Dead Mouse Productions’ new anthology series collectively called ‘Dark Ditties Presents’. The two companies’ previous works have been non-fiction documentaries about classic horror films such as LEVIATHAN: THE STORY OF HELLRAISER AND HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II as well as YOU’RE

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14 Feb 2018

Australian Horror shorts- Final Girls Berlin Film Festival

The Final Girls Berlin Film Festival is creating a space for females in the horror genre; celebrating their contributions in a way that feels genuinely for women by women. February is ‘Women in Horror Month’ and I have to say I’m feeling the camaraderie this year. Because I am personally

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