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EIFF 2016Festival Coverage

Seoul Station – EIFF 2016

Yeon Sang-Ho, the South Korean director who brought us animated thrillers The King of Pigs and The Fake, returns to with zombie film Seoul Station. Yes, zombies might be done to death (couldn’t resist) but there’s still room for fun in that swamped sub-genre.

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DbD 2016Festival Coverage

Green Room – DbD 2016

The opening film at Edinburgh’s Dead by Dawn festival was Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, a Neo-Nazi punk horror thriller and welcome return to the screen after Saulnier’s 2013 thriller Blue Ruin.

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DbD 2016Festival Coverage

K-Shop – DbD 2016

Horror films, like most films, can really benefit from acidic social commentary and Dan Pringle’s K-Shop is one acidic film. The UK’s relationship with booze has always been a problematic one and Pringle turns on the debate with feverish zeal, presenting a bleak glimpse at one town’s struggle with a perilous drinking culture.

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Festival CoverageGlasgow FrightFest 2016

Baskin – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

Can Evrenol’s Baskin was, hands down, the most impressive feature at Glasgow Frightfest 2016. Adapted from Evrenol’s short of the same title, Baskin marks the Turkish filmmaker’s debut feature after a slew of superb shorts (worth checking out here at Evrenol’s website) which have garnered the young director a steady cult following. The film follows […]

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Festival CoverageGlasgow FrightFest 2016

Patchwork – Glasgow Frightfest 2016

The campest feature at Frightfest 2016, and the only horror comedy on a bill, was Tyler MacIntyre’s Frankenstein update, Patchwork. The film follows three women (Tory Stolper, Maria Blasucci, and Tracey Fairaway) who, after being butchered and sewn into one body, work “together” to take revenge on the mad scientist (Corey Sorensen) responsible for their […]

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Festival CoverageGlasgow FrightFest 2016

The Mind’s Eye – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

The Mind’s Eye, second feature film by Almost Human writer/director Joe Begos, is a substantial step forward from his low-key debut, which we reviewed three years ago at Toronto Film Festival. In those three years, Begos has developed considerably. Where Almost Human felt tacked together by its love, passion, and visual effects, The Mind’ Eye […]

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DVDReviews

The Last Shift – Blu-Ray

Anthony DiBlasi’s latest offering is the Assault on Precinct 13-inspired Last Shift, a relatively solid excursion into supernatural territory with some great scares up its sleeve and some nice references on its mind.

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Blu-rayReviews

A Christmas Horror Story – Blu-Ray

Anthology Horror has slowly crept back into popularity over the past decade, proving itself the best way to sample the best of contemporary horror, A Christmas Horror Story is the latest effort in anthology filmmaking and the ever-growing sub-genre of Christmas horror.

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DbD 2015Festival Coverage

Cub – DbD 2015

At the screening of Jonas Govaerts’ Cub, Dead by Dawn festival director Adele Hartley voiced her belief that the Belgians are making some of the most fucked up films out there. Cub isn’t exactly an argument against that. Where De Poel took a quietly-mounting thriller route, Cub takes the camping sub-genre on a comparatively bombastic […]

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DbD 2015Festival Coverage

Tusk – DbD 2015

Kevin Smith is one brazen son of a gun. His first foray into horror, Tusk is a tricky sell, too silly to be scary, to nihilistic to be widely enjoyed. But screw it, this isn’t about making flavour of the month, Smith’s latest is bold as far as genre mash-ups go. Tusk mashes rural craziness […]

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