15 Apr 2024

Hunting For The Hag (Unnamed Footage Festival)

From director Paul A. Brooks, co-written with producer Sierra Renfro, comes HUNTING FOR THE HAG, a hybrid-footage road trip of cryptid hunting and home invasion. While leaving me with mixed feelings, it will always come to mind when I hear the phrase ‘Found Footage horror movie.’ So it is no

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13 Apr 2024

Visitors- Complete Edition (FANTASPOA 2024)

Evil Dead by way of Animal Crossing! My first month at FF, and I’ve already had the pleasure of engaging with two international festivals. This time, it’s Brazil’s FANTASPOA (now in its 20th year)—the largest genre film festival in Latin America. 2024 has a huge program under its belt, with

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07 Apr 2024

NIAS (UNNANMED FOOTAGE FESTIVAL)

Do cats always land on their feet? NIAS proves this adage true. Once I heard the ingenious concept of NIAS, I didn’t have to think twice to know I needed to see this. Found Footage is one of my all-time favourite sub-genres, and even when it’s not exactly my cup

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01 Apr 2024

CUDDLY TOYS (UNNANMED FOOTAGE FESTIVAL)

This film boldly walks home alone at night with clenched keys in one fist and pepper spray in the other. The Sophomore film from Kansas Bowling (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD) is a shockumentary for the ages. More important than any syllabus film that screened when I was in

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30 Mar 2024

Review: DO NOT WATCH (Unnamed Footage Festival)

UNNAMED FOOTAGE FESTIVAL is officially underway in San Francisco. It is an entire film festival dedicated to screening Found Footage horror (and adjacent) films until the 31st of March. You love some, you hate some, but at the end of the day, Found Footage, whether it be faux documentaries or

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23 Feb 2024

Film Review: Lovely, Dark, And Deep

If I were asked to define the ‘fear of getting lost’, I would only need to point towards supernatural backwoods horror LOVELY, DARK, AND DEEP. Written and Directed by Teresa Sutherland (writer of 2018 festival favourite THE WIND), the film captures you and whispers in your ear: “Where will you

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11 Feb 2024

Film Review: Fck’n Nuts

I won’t forget the value of short-form horror cinema any time soon thanks to Sam Fox‘s bizzaro land horror-comedy, FCK’N NUTS. Some horror shorts aim to show us how terrifying they would be as feature films; others leave you with an ambiguous ending that makes your imagination go to dark

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01 Feb 2024

FILM REVIEW: SHE IS CONANN

After the mind-bending Sci-fi Western AFTER BLUE, French arthouse phenomenon Bertrand Mandico takes a mighty stab at another fantasy of epic proportions with his new film SHE IS CONANN. This time, taking a Sword-and-Sorcery classic and shooting it from a glitter cannon – through time and space – and onto

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11 Jan 2024

Film Review: Destroy All Neighbours

SHUDDER kicks off 2024 with comedy-horror DESTROY ALL NEIGHBOURS: one man’s blood splattered and viscera filled journey to realising he’s been kind of an asshole lately. This Shudder Original, directed by Josh Forbes, is goofy, but at times it’s kind of genius. It premieres on January 12. William Brown (Jonah

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12 Dec 2023

Film Review: The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra

Did you know we each have 33 vertebrae? You do now, thanks to Park Sye-young’s first feature: fantasy-horror THE FIFTH THORACIC VERTEBRA. A meditative, indie creature feature with both painful body horror and poetic transformation. When an imperfect couple doesn’t communicate, their mattress gets left out in the rain. They

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