FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Happy Death Day’

After being murdered on her birthday, Tree Gelbman wakes up back at the start of the day. With no end in sight, she sets out to find her killer and put an end to things. As far as hooks go, it’s a very intriguing one. It sets up a slasher …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘A Clockwork Orange’

Alex DeLarge loves violence, rape, and Beethoven above all else. When he is finally put away for his crimes, he agrees to be part of a government experiment to condition him to hate all he loves, including music. A Clockwork Orange is a controversial movie that depicts horrific images alongside …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Duel’

Duel follows David (Dennis Weaver) as he travels for work, sharing the road with a murderous truck driver who has it out for him. Spielberg somehow manages to make this simple plot fill 90 minutes of film and have it not be dreadfully boring. This made-for-TV movie is so gripping …

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FILMTRAILERS

Echoes of ‘Carrie’ in New ‘Thelma’ Trailer

A woman begins to fall in love, only to discover that she has fantastic powers. Accepting sexuality is a monumental part of a person’s life, but it usually doesn’t involve the supernatural. For university student Thelma, a blossoming relationship with fellow classmate Anja challenges her parents’ conservative views and defies …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Lodgers’

In 1920s Ireland, twins Rachel and Edward lead solitary lives in a mansion on the decline, kept there by some sinister presence. Filmed in the supposedly haunted Loftus Hall, The Lodgers is an intimate gothic tale reminiscent of Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. Brian O’Malley (Let Us …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Loved Ones’

The rational response to getting turned down is to move on, but Lola Stone isn’t what anyone would call rational. When Lola is refused by Brent, who is going to the end of school dance with his girlfriend, she and her father kidnap him to host their own twisted vision …

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FILMTRAILERS

Family is Everything in ‘Barracuda’ Trailer

A strange woman comes to Texas to meet her half-sister and stake a claim to the family music legacy-one way or another. The trailer for Barracuda, directed by newcomers Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin, is unsettling. It’s one of those teasers where you can probably guess where the film is …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer’

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer takes a stone-cold look at the calm cruelty serial killers have toward life and living beings. Henry (Michael Rooker), a serial killer, methodically moves from town to town, killing women and men who raise his ire. He’s joined by Otis (Tom Towles), a drug …

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FILM

Weekly Watch: ‘A Clockwork Orange’

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Monday we’re sharing a movie, and a Frightday staffer will lead a discussion on our Facebook group the following Friday. In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn’t …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘The Guest’

A shimmering example of “stranger danger” incarnate, this film is uncomfortable from the get-go. Obviously, something is off about the handsome soldier our grieving family welcomes into their home, but the real horror lies in David’s unpredictability. At first, it would seem that those he’s chosen to protect are safe …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Babysitter’

A meek boy’s folks take a weekend lay-cation at a hotel, leaving him in the care of what on the surface appears to be the perfect au pair. Bee, played by Samara Weaving (Ash vs Evil Dead, Mayhem), is cool, confidant, caring, & stunning. She’s even into genre film. But …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Brood’

Few things are more frightening than receiving therapy concerning childhood abuse. But when that therapy turns you into a full-blown psychopath who has the ability to pro-create murderous spawn… Well, the fright-o-meter shoots straight into the stratosphere. The Brood, written and directed by David Cronenberg, follows Frank Carveth, a father …

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PODCAST

Episode 136: Gerald’s Game / The First Man in Black

This week we share thoughts on some genre adjacent films, talk the first black clad saucer see-er shutter downer, and review the sex game gone grim, specifically Gerald’s Game.   The not so young Raymon Palmer   Hoover/FBI Memo

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REVIEWVIDEO GAMES

A 666-Character Review of ‘Stranger Things: The Game’

Stranger Things: The Game is a mobile app produced by BonusXP, Inc. Its canonicity is sketchy at best, but that doesn’t take away from the fun. Players start out as Jim Hopper and add to their team over the course of six chapters. Characters’ special abilities help progress the story …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Slither’

Possessive husband Grant Grant experiences disturbing physical changes after he is stabbed by a creature from a meteor. James Gunn takes genre tropes from body horror and alien films with a liberal dose of Troma grossness and combines them to make something more irreverent and weird. Grant’s transformation throughout the …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘An American Werewolf in London’

John Landis, the mastermind behind such cinematic greats as Blues Brothers and Animal House, hit a home run with the body-horror/comedy An American Werewolf in London. David is on a 3 month backpacking trip in England with his pal Jack, who meets his  bloody death a la wolf attack. Alone …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Tusk’

Wallace, a podcaster, finds himself unexpectedly interviewing a retired sailor, Howard, when his initial subject falls through. As the night wears on it becomes apparent that Howard wants much more than to share his stories. This 2014 effort from writer director Kevin Smith is an odd one to be sure. …

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13 Horrific Transformation Scenes

The horror genre is filled with amazing movies that brutally show, or subtly hint at how humans can internally, or externally change. The following transformation sequences—that sometimes literally last the whole movie—come from various horror films we recommend… Even though they make our skin crawl. Spoilers ahead. This anthology film …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Brain Damage’

A drug-injecting phallic monster, stomach-churning hallucinogenic sequences, and dozens of bloody, splattered brains… Brain Damage, a classic body horror film, has it all. Brain Damage is a strange cinematic gem from the mind of Frank Henenlotter, a comedy horror and practical effects master. The film follows Brian, a 20-something man, …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘M.F.A.’

Many modern rape revenge films are shot through the “male gaze”, which often creates rape scenes that focus on the victim’s body. Thankfully, M.F.A. doesn’t use this damaging trope. M.F.A. follows an art student (Francesca Eastwood) as she navigates the college landscape after getting date raped by a classmate. Eastwood’s …

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J. T.

Weird way of dealing with grief. Age—old theme, with what I hope is, albeit sick and. Twisted, a new way of coping with grief. I hope this is not something…

Dave

Hey guys. Apologies for comment length and for stopping the podcast midway through to type this up! I'm a British guy and black dogs are pretty much the only potentially…

Eileen Paterno

Wow great review Alex

J. T.

Love the plot line: spying on the babysitter. Not a gore fan, but can appreciate the good verses evil interactions!