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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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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Endless’

Two brothers return to the cult they escaped only to discover that the group’s beliefs may not have been all that far from the truth. The Endless covers a lot of ground as it explores human themes through an altogether otherworldly premise. It’s a strange mixture, to be sure as …

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A 666-World Review of ‘Cannibal Holocaust’

Cannibal Holocaust tells the story of an investigative team venturing into the Amazonian rainforest in Peru among two opposing primitive tribes to see what happened to a previous expedition who were ambitious filmmakers thirsty for fame and prestige. This film is an early example of found footage, influential to many …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Don’t Knock Twice’

Jess wants to reconnect with her daughter Chloe and gain guardianship of her again. Chloe is resistant, but runs to her mother when a supernatural presence harasses her. Together, they try to defeat the evil and rebuild their relationship. Don’t Knock Twice feels very familiar because much of the plot …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Prevenge’

Very pregnant Ruth takes orders from her unborn child to kill each of the people responsible for her partner’s death. Her fetus threatens death in a high pitched voice if disobeyed. Prevenge is laugh out loud funny with a dark and twisted sense of humor. Alice Lowe, who wrote and …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Capture Kill Release’

Capture Kill Release is a found footage film that brings viewers into the lives of Jennifer and Farhang, a couple very much in love and very much planning to murder a stranger for the thrill. It’s incredibly uncomfortable and completely riveting. The production places a clear emphasis on authenticity, both …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Void’

I’ve been keeping an eye out for this film since directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski announced their Indegogo campaign to raise funds for building the practical creature designs. That said, I may have gotten my hopes up a bit too much. While the monsters were certainly impressive, the film …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Here Alone’

Ann lives a solitary life in a camp, constantly working to stay alive on meager resources. The story alternates between the present and the start of the zombie plague where she, her husband, and her baby escape the city. From the beginning, Ann was willing to try to help people …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Hounds of Love’

No, not the Kate Bush album for 1985. Yes, an unflinching glimpse into Aussie Christmastime 1987 for a serial killer and his reluctant co-conspirator of a wife. Director Ben Young has a steady hand, taking his time while simultaneously testing the audiences tolerance for tension. There may be long stretches …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Tragedy Girls’

Just when you thought meta horror was on the outs, Tragedy Girls steps up. The later nineties vibe cycle of horror has begun, and I couldn’t be more stoked. With social media as culturally entrenched as it is, it’s still hard to pull off in a movie. This is not …

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