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EIFF 2017Festival Coverage

Guardians – EIFF 2017

Whilst Marvel sustains a stranglehold on action adventure films and continues to monopolise the superhero genre, reactionary releases are appearing more and more. Sarik Andreasyan’s Russian  super soldier mash up The Guardians is an enjoyably barmy example of a pulpy under-dog reaction to Marvel’s expanding universe. 

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DbD 2016Festival Coverage

Antibirth – DbD 2016

Danny Perez’s colourful stoner horror Antibirth is the kind of post 9/11 Rosemary’s Baby update a lot of people will really enjoy. With a cast of cult regulars like Natasha Lyonne, Chloe Sevigny, Meg Tilly, and Marc Webber Antibirth is packed with charismatic, dedicated performances that charm from start to finish.

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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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Festival CoverageGlasgow FrightFest 2016

The Hexecutioners – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

Jesse Thomas Cooke, the Canadian cult filmmaker who brought us Monster Brawl and Septic Man, reunites with Septic Man writer Tony Burgess for his latest feature, The Hexecutioners. The film follows two girls who work for a euthanasia firm, newbie Malison (Liv Collins) and seasoned field agent Olivia (Sarah Power), as they venture into rural […]

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DVDReviews

Wyrmwood – DVD Review

Wyrmwood, the stunning debut feature from Kiah Roache-Turner is an impressive foray into the world of schlocky hand-made horror by a group of filmmakers dedicated to the ideals of Indy cinema. And it totally works.

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Festival CoverageTIFF 2013

Almost Human – TIFF 2013

The main problem with Almost Human is that its poster is almost cooler and more grabbing than the film itself. The feel of the film exudes a kind of B-movie charm and

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Blu-rayDVDReviews

The ABC’s of Death – Blu-ray Review

The ABC’s of Death is probably one of the most ambitious horror spectacles ever conceived: 25 letters of the alphabet, 25 directors from all over the world, and total

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DVDReviews

Curandero – DVD Review

Back in 2005 Grindhouse maestro Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror, From Dusk Till Dawn) wrote a Spanish-language script about a satanic descent into the seedy

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Festival CoverageGFF 2013

John Dies at the End – GFF 2013

When I hear cult-auteur Don Coscarelli is working on a new film I get pretty excited, I read a synopsis and my excitement grows, Angus Scrimm (the Tall Man!) signs on for

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