FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Capture’

Capture initially drew my attention because it was advertised as an interactive film experience. Audience members were instructed to download a companion app prior to the screening, which viewers will be able to do at home as well. The app uses your phone’s microphone to sync with the film’s audio …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘The Watcher’

A young couple in a new home receives increasingly disturbing notes and packages from a mysterious individual known only as the watcher. It’s a simple premise that’s grounded in a bit of truth (a similar situation happened in New Jersey). However the movie ultimately goes a more theatrical route—a choice …

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PODCAST

Episode 120: The Endless / New World Order & Secret Illuminati

This week we unfortunately reference the Austin Powers OST, break down the thirteen families controlling everything we do, and review the latest film from Justin Benson, and Aaron Moorehead, The Endless.   The 13 Bloodlines of the Illuminati 6 Corporations that Control 90% of the American Media Denver Airport  

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FILMOVERLOOKREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of Killing Ground

In the best tradition of Australian survival horror, Killing Ground is the interwoven tale of two vacationing families terrorized by a pair of hog-hunting workaday psychopaths. Writer/Director Damien Power razes a path of death and violence across the Bush, and as the chase escalates, we see normal people reacting in …

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FILMOVERLOOKREVIEW

A 666-Character Review Of ‘Still/Born’

Still/Born premiered at The Overlook Film Festival last week, and by the time the festival ended it was an audience darling and awarded the official title “Scariest Film” of the festival. Directed by Brandon Christensen and co-written by Christensen & Colin Minihan (Grave Encounters 1 & 2), Still/Born opens with Mary …

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FILMOVERLOOKREVIEWThrowback Thursday

A 666-Character Review of ‘X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes’

Released in 1965, Roger Corman’s classic X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes takes viewers down a suspenseful rabbit hole of dangerous, untested science experiments. Sparked by the desire to further the scope of human vision, Dr. James Xavier creates a serum to allow sight to extend through objects. Some …

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FILMOVERLOOKREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Primal Screen’

Rodney Ascher’s latest work, Primal Screen, ventured deep into the fascination and horror that is ventriloquism. Focusing primarily on the effect lifelike entities can have on children, Ascher and his interviewees pick apart the trailer for Richard Attenborough’s Magic. Utilizing Ascher’s signature reenactments to illustrate his subject’s fears, the film’s …

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FILMOVERLOOKREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘The Bad Batch’

Quite possibly the bleakest feel-good film I’ve ever seen. That said, I absolutely adored it. Amirpour delivered a fresh and unique take on the dystopian, alternate-reality genre that culminates in a wonderfully gripping and intense product. Gore is used sparingly but effectively. The sets were pretty remarkable and did wonders …

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FILMOVERLOOKREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Mayhem’

Moments after an unjust firing, Derek Cho finds himself unable to leave his old office. A quarantine will do that to you. Mayhem is a joint effort from director Joe Lynch and writer Matias Caruso. This is hyperviolence at its finest, a marathon bloodbath punctuated with quips, physical comedy, and …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘It Comes at Night’

It Comes at Night is an intimate, frightening tale. Set in a seemingly abandoned house in the woods, it’s the story of a small family’s survival in an unspoken apocalypse. Rather than getting bogged down in what has happened, the film looks to the aftermath of the event. The cold …

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EVENTOVERLOOK

Overlook Film Festival Day 2 in Review

Saturday’s trek up to the Timberline Lodge was not without hiccups. In addition to the festival, the venue was also hosting a wedding as well as ideal snow conditions from the Shining-esque storm on Thursday night. The skiers were in full force and the parking lots were full. Luckily we …

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EVENTFILMOVERLOOK

Surprise World Premiere of ‘It Comes at Night’ at Overlook

Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his breakout debut Krisha with the psychological horror thriller It Comes at Night, centering on a teenaged boy (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) as he grapples with mounting terrors — external and otherwise — in the …

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EVENTOVERLOOK

Overlook Film Festival Day 1 in Review

The first full day of Overlook is done, and it was a really great experience. There’s too much for one person to see everything, but what I was able to check out was well worth it. I was also lucky enough to be here with a team that could fill …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Stephanie’

“Just a little bit nasty,” laughed director Akiva Goldsman, before Stephanie premiered to a packed house at the inaugural Overlook Film Festival. The newest addition to Blumhouse’s stable, Stephanie stars a show-stealing Shree Crooks in the title role as a precocious orphan. Heartwarming at times–and nasty indeed–the film straddles horror, …

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EVENTFILM

Breaking News: Remake of ‘Firestarter’ Confirmed

The Overlook Film Festival opened strong on Thursday night with a new Blumhouse Productions film, Stephanie, directed by Akiva Goldsman. After the screening, Goldsman took to the stage along with Jason Blum to formally announce a remake of 1984’s Firestarter, which was itself the film version of a 1980 Stephen …

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FILMTRAILERS

Relationship Horror on Full Display in ‘Hounds of Love’ Trailer

 In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer couple John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a …

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FILMTRAILERS

‘Tilt’ Teaser Offers Up Psychological Uncertainty

I have to say, I don’t quite know what to make of the teaser trailer for Kasra Farahani’s upcoming film Tilt. The overall feel is very much in the psychological thriller vein, but I’m also seeing plenty of less subtle doses of surrealism what with all the spooky masks and …

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FILMTRAILERS

Horrific Snapshots Develop in ‘Camera Obscura’

A veteran war photographer with PTSD sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger. This new feature from Chiller Films looks to be a curious bit of premonition horror. As far as trailers go, things get …

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FILM

‘Polaroid’ Poster Unveiled with Release Date

From the producers of the The Ring and The Grudge, comes the next iconic horror franchise: Polaroid. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Tilt (2017)’

Tilt follows Joseph Burns, a struggling Los Angeles documentarian, in his disturbing and allegorical descent into madness. At first glance, the plot takes shape as a played-out straight white male who feels slighted by his wife’s neediness in her pregnancy. However, the use of recent election coverage ties in with …

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Lou Bloom

I found this podcast when I was searching for Emelie's reviews and became one of my favorites. I loved Emelie, it's so much creepier and darker than I was expecting,…

Katie

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Daniel Ware

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Terry Bradford

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