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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04 Feb 2018

FILM REVIEW : PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER – Final Girls Berlin Film Festival

The 1st of February marked the opening night of the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival(FGBFF). It’s a film festival created with the purpose of putting the spotlight on horror that is directed, written or produced by anyone who identifies as female. Like almost any other industry, the film industry is

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15 Jan 2018

Book Review: Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child

There is no doubt that S. Craig Zahler is making a name for himself as an incredible director and writer. His first film, BONE TOMAHAWK was a successful, genre-bending take on a classic Western and the recently released BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 had people positively salivating . It’s fairly

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12 Jan 2018

Film Review: MUSCLECAR

MUSCLECAR is an Australian independent horror-comedy that has gained my appreciation as an instant Ozploitation classic. Not only that, it’s a film which debunks the overtly sweeping sentiment that grindhouse cinema is dead. Rockabilly babe Bambi Steele (Jacinta Stapleton) is almost broke after her directorial debut fails. That doesn’t stop

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24 Dec 2017

Top 5 Terrors of 2017 – ERIN GRANT

Sitting down to write out my Top 5 of 2017 made me reflect and appreciate just how many awesome horror films were released this year. Yes, there were big wins for the genre at the box office – for example IT, GET OUT and HAPPY DEATH DAY .  There were

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