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Cinepocalypse III Unveils One Hell of a Lineup

Chicago’s genre film festival Cinepocalypse recently announced the lineup for its third year. Even in its infancy, the fest has attracted some big name talent and will be premiering Glenn Danzig’s directorial debut, Verotika. The announcement boasts common names this festival season (Satanic Panic, The Lodge), a retrospective screening of Total Recallwith Michael …

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Flawlessness Comes with a Cost in ‘Perfect’

Perfect introduces Garrett Wareing as an emotionally-troubled young man. His mother (Abbie Cornish) sends him to a clinic, where modernist serenity whispers soothing promises of perfection. By planting plug-and-play characteristics directly into his own body, he is relieved of his dark, twisted visions, but his body pays the price for …

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A 666-Word Review of ‘The Curse of La Llarona’

Directed by Michael Chaves, The Curse of La Llorona is the newest film in James Wan’s Conjuring Universe. Connected through the character of Father Perez, the film is based on the legend of La Llorona, a Latin American folktale, with the Mexican telling being best known in the United States, …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’

While you might be expecting a thriller surrounding the many despicable crimes of Ted Bundy, what you are actually getting is an American Crime Story-esque retelling of his capture, imprisonment, and conviction from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kleopfer. The story starts out shaky as it tries to …

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‘Crawl’ Trailer is Full of Belly-Dragging Terror

During a hurricane, a young woman finds herself trapped beneath a flooding house, fighting for her life against a pack of savage alligators. If your favorite episode of X-Files was also a disaster movie, you would have Crawl. This film boasts a killer production team including director Alexandre Aja (The …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Convent’

Maybe it’s unfair to compare this film to “The Nun” just because, as the name would suggest, it takes place in a convent, but the similarities are there, and maybe that’s enough. When a smaller film tries to explore a concept a big budget film has already done, but doesn’t …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Something Else’

Something Else, the latest from Jeremy Gardner, is a genre-confused love story/creature feature that is here to let indie horror fans that it’s okay to dabble in different arenas as long as you do it well. It isn’t perfect–there is some cringe worthy dialogue & questionable acting but this only …

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Joe Begos’ ‘Bliss’ Teases Its Teeth Ahead of Tribeca

If you follow the indie horror or film festival scene, chances are you’ve already heard of Joe Begos. He’s made a name for himself with his first two films; Almost Human and The Mind’s Eye. The Mind’s Eye is the best Cronenberg movie that Cronenberg didn’t make. His films always …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘I Trapped the Devil’

Matt and his wife Karen show up unannounced to his brother Steve’s house for Christmas. The reunion is tense and awkward, made more so by Steve having a man he claims is the devil held hostage in his basement. I Trapped the Devil is a quiet, slow moving film that …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Scary Stories’

This documentary on everyone’s favorite children’s books illuminates the history of the anthologies. We are let into the life of the author, Alvin Schwartz, by his son; his non-horror background and love of folk tales is intriguing and paints the Scary Stories books in a more academic light. A portion …

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