21 Nov 2021

Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival: The Blazing World and Wyrmwood: Apocalypse

In its second year running, Sydney Science fiction Film Festival recently finished up its four-day cinema run. For Australians, access to the festival’s films is not over; the festival is continuing virtually on-demand until the 25th of November. As the year draws to a close and I get ready to

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23 May 2021

FILM REVIEW: SATOR

I asked myself a question the other day: will deer skulls ever not be absolutely terrifying? My answer is still, “no, get those things away from me.” They are creepy as hell, as Jordan Graham‘s folk horror film SATOR substantiates. The film is a backwoods nightmare wherein the forest and

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18 Mar 2021

FILM REVIEW: COME TRUE

Canadian Anthony Scott Burns‘ latest film COME TRUE is a hallucinatory Sci-fi horror exploring one of man’s final frontiers- the unknown corners of REM sleep. The film is out now on VOD but is also in cinemas in the U.S and if any indie horror is made for the big

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21 Feb 2021

Film Review: The Stylist-Final Girls Berlin Film Festival

THE FINAL GIRLS BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL finished the first of its 2021 events at the beginning of February. The festival is lauded for creating a space for celebrating women and non-binary filmmakers’ unique contributions to the horror genre. No doubt its second run this October will once again be full

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07 Feb 2021

FILM REVIEW: TIME OF MOULTING (FELLWECHSELZEIT)-FINAL GIRLS BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

The Final Girls Berlin Film Festival showcases horror cinema directed, written, or produced by women and non-binary filmmakers. Though women continue to make a strong presence for themselves in the horror genre, chances like these are still an important event on the road to gender equality in the film industry.

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23 Jan 2021

FILM REVIEW: BRIGHT HILL ROAD

BRIGHT HILL ROAD is a road-side motel supernatural thriller from director Robert Cuffley and writer Susie Moloney. The setting in this little Canadian film is not quite the Bates Motel, although it does have some creepy medical textbooks in the reading room and a dark, spooky basement.   When Marcy fires

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19 Jan 2021

FILM REVIEW: CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER

In the last few years of the decade, horror films started featuring a more raw, animalistic vampire. This trend may have appeared as a way to distance the classic horror monster from the teen romance epidemic of the mid to late 2000s. In doing so, perhaps we have forgotten how

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21 Oct 2020

Interview: Brandon Cronenberg

With a name like Cronenberg, the eyes of film fans would most assuredly be on you with keen anticipation. But (and not to be blasphemous) let’s forget about David for a minute. Despite constant questions about and comparisons to his father, Brandon Cronenberg continues to prove his talent as a

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19 Aug 2020

FILM REVIEW: LAPSIS (FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)

Thankfully our prayers have been answered and the Fantasia International Film Festival 2020 is going ahead! This year Fantasia is happening in cyberspace, screening virtually to Canadian audiences. The excitement of the festival is not so lost, as many films are showing as they would usually in Montreal. Though we

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12 Jul 2020

FILM REVIEW: VOLITION

VOLITION is a Canadian sci-fi thriller which explores themes of fate and free will. It enmeshes the concepts of clairvoyance and time travel in a way that seems so obviously perfect, yet it is one of the only films to do so. The film is directed by Tony Dean Smith

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