FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Relaxer’

Joel Potraykus’s glimpse into wasted youth is equal parts grotesque & absurd. His muse, Joshua Burge (Buzzard) returns as Abbie; A pushover, man-child who in an attempt to impress his bully of an older brother, accepts the impossible challenge of beating the 256th level of Pac-Man. Joshua’s commitment to discomfort/comfort …

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‘Relaxer’ Appears to Be Antonymy

Joel Potrykus (Director of Buzzard, The Alchemist Cookbook) is at it again, this time bringing the most insanity. Doom and gloom are on the way. The Y2K apocalypse can’t be stopped. Abbie’s older brother issues him the ultimate challenge before it goes down: beat the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man …

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What Malevolence Resides in ‘The Hole in the Ground’…and What Crawled Out?

One night, Sarah’s young son disappears into the woods behind their rural home. When he returns, he looks the same, but his behavior grows increasingly disturbing. Sarah begins to believe that the boy who returned may not be her son at all. The Hole in the Ground is the feature …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘A Hole in the Ground’

Creepy, old house? Check. Secluded location near a large forest? Check. Young child with a sudden behavioral change? Also check. That right there, is a recipe for a not-so-fun time. Unfortunately, this movie treads on tired ground, and does nothing stylistically to set itself apart from the countless number of …

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Space is a Rush in ‘Prospect’

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They’ve secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon’s toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly …

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FESTIVALFILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Depraved’

Glass Eye Pix is the master of hiding a punch of heart in the most unexpected places. Those imagining a re-vamped Boris Karloff creature-feature may be sorely disappointed. Instead, we get a true, modern retelling of Mary Shelley’s 1818 gothic novel. After some rough performances in the opening act, the …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘The Cannibal Club’

Cannibal Club wants to be a biting social commentary about the upper echelon of social elite. When the film focuses on the inner workings of the club, whether it’s scandalous toolshed trysts at prestigious parties or grotesque dinner shows, it drives this theme home quite effectively. Unfortunately, we get very …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review Of Hulu’s ‘Into The Dark: Treehouse’

Social commentary is easy to do, but difficult to do well. Unfortunately, Treehouse doesn’t try very hard. The acting, led by Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, Always Sunny) and Julianna Guill (Friday the 13th [2009]), felt genuine despite hit-or-miss dialogue. Placing focus on getting PSA-like talking points and one-liners across rather than …

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Everybody’s Welcome at Ma’s…but Good Luck Getting Home

A group of high schoolers looking for a haven away from their overbearing parents find Ma (Octavia Spencer), a woman who begrudgingly agrees to buy them alcohol. But her reluctance appears to be a ruse, as she later accepts the teens into her party-zone home. Fresh off her lead role …

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FILMPODCAST

Episode 196: St. Agatha / Kelly–Hopkinsville Goblins

This week we determine if a second attempt at viewing a theatrical PG-13 horror film was worth the effort, explore what tormented a group of folk in 1950’s Kentucky, & talk modern nunsploitation, reviewing Darren Lynn Bousman’s ‘St. Agatha’. Companion Material: “Close Encounter at Kelly and Others of 1955” by Isabel …

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