14 Nov 2017

FILM REVIEW: MOUNTAIN FEVER

Have you checked out Stephen King’s THE STAND? Just omit the “Devil” Randall Flagg, “Angel” Mother Abigail Freemantle, the massive journey to salvation and all the supernatural effects. Set it in the frigid mountains of the UK, and you have MOUNTAIN FEVER. Ok – just imagine some desperate survivors of

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13 Nov 2017

BOOK REVIEW: HER EVERY FEAR

What better time is there for horror movies or creepy psychothriller novels than midsummer when you’re outside and wading through yet another hot and humid day.  Inside with the A/C going full blast, I sat down with Peter Swanson’s HER EVERY FEAR,  a true page-turner following in the long line

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08 Nov 2017

DR. FRIGHTMARESTEIN PRESENTS: THE BIRTH OF THE FEARBEAST

It’s tough to design a horror movie monster these days. People today are harder to scare than ever. Where once audiences cowered at the sight of a pale fellow with sharp teeth, or a particularly hairy guy, the modern viewer has a more sophisticated palette. Your average moviegoer isn’t afraid

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30 Oct 2017

FILM REVIEW: MAYHEM (TORONTO AFTER DARK)

MAYHEM played at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival this month. My schedule did not allow me to go see it when it played in the theatre, so I watched it at home.  Before I delve deeper (and reveal some spoilers) I will say this: If you get the chance

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27 Oct 2017

FILM REVIEW: THE VILLAINESS (TORONTO AFTER DARK)

THE VILLAINESS (originally titled Ak-Nyeo) opens with one of the most badass fight scenes in recent memory. Seriously, the opening number (which feels like a single first-person shot) opens with such fire and fury that it’s almost nauseating. I mean that in the best of ways. Playing at this year’s

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26 Oct 2017

66 HORROR FLIX PRESENTS: THE HUNGER (SEASON 1 FINALE!)

To wrap up the first season of 66 HORROR FLIX we will be going out with a bang. Today’s episode covers the David Bowie starring vampire thriller THE HUNGER. For those not familiar, THE HUNGER is the story of a love triangle that develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire,

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24 Oct 2017

FILM REVIEW: EAT LOCALS (TORONTO AFTER DARK)

Toronto After Dark Film Festival has officially wrapped, and as always they’ve brought to light some of the best examples of independent horror cinema from around the world. One of the more subversive offerings this time around is the superb vampire comedy EAT LOCALS. Not subversive in terms of being

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23 Oct 2017

FILM REVIEW: LOWLIFE (TORONTO AFTER DARK)

LOWLIFE is a film that gives you a lot to like, but it isn’t without its difficulties. Playing as a part of this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival, it’s definitely one of the stranger films in the program line-up. It’s not perfect, but there’s enough there to keep you

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20 Oct 2017

FILM REVIEW: SERPENT’S LULLABY

SERPENTS LULLABY  is the second short I am reviewing and whew! What a relief to get a beautiful little film to discuss. In a gothic manor set outside of town in old Quebec, Canada, lives a reclusive woman dressed in black garb with a distinguishingly lavish scarf that ties up

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20 Oct 2017

FILM REVIEW: HAPPY DEATH DAY

HAPPY DEATH DAY is a film that on a quick glance of the trailer could be written off as just another one of the countless whodunit slashers that employs your standard package of the straight-from-central-casting crew of beautiful, white, sun-kissed, cult-like/abusive levels of narcissist personality disorder that are gift-wrapped nicely

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