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A 666-Character Review of ‘Kaleidoscope’

Kaleidoscope is an uncomfortable, taut thriller about a man and his mother. That’s the shortest, simplest version. In truth, the film is a bit harder to piece together largely because of how it’s told. In this regard, Kaleidoscope is a remarkably fitting name. Writer/director Rupert Jones utilizes repetition and a …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Desolation’

As if I needed any more reasons to never go camping, Desolation spins yet another cautionary tale about the dangers of stranding yourself in the middle of the woods with no transportation or means of defense. Go figure. Despite strong performances from our frantic campers, I found myself underwhelmed by the lackluster …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Death by Script’

Death By Script is a horror-comedy short clocking in at just under 9 minutes. A production company assistant tasked with reading script submissions from baby writers (aka never-before-published authors) stumbles upon a piece that has the ability to kill whoever refuses to green light it. It’s meta as hell, and …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘My Friend Dahmer’

My Friend Dahmer follows Jeffrey Dahmer in his later high school years before he committed any murders. He is a lonely outcast who suddenly finds friends and a sort of fame with disruptive outbursts at school. His home life is rough as his parents split and his mother is prone …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Fry Day’

Fry Day is a cutesy mumblecore short that takes place on Bundy’s execution day. Director Laura Moss takes viewers on a PG-rated journey of exploitation that focuses on our manipulative tendencies rather than violence or sex. While beautifully shot and framed, as well as featuring a marvelous cast (actors playing …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Trick ‘r Treat’

Trick ‘r Treat is my favorite anthology film and one that captures the essence of Halloween. Four interlocking stories featuring a twisted principal, an innocent woman, trick or treaters, and a curmudgeon are all in the same town with these characters facing the supernatural and the strange with surprising twists. …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Halloween II’ (1981)

“What happens now?” is the lingering question at the end of most slashers. Halloween II sought to answer that question. Debuting three years after the world was first introduced to Michael Myers, Halloween II takes place directly after the events of the first, that same Halloween night. As far as …

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Scare Compare: ‘The Evil Within’ Franchise

“A unified consciousness for all mankind. “ That is the goal of Mobius, a shadowy organization attempting to create a simulated world by connecting the consciousness of multiple persons, willing or otherwise. From STEM’s inception, it has had one major downfall: it requires a Core. The Core is a centralized …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Stranger Things’ ‘Chapter One: MADMAX’

The Duffer Brothers had a lot to live up to with the second season of their runaway hit show, and I’m happy to say that they are off to a strong start. MADMAX picks up exactly 352 days after season 1. New dynamics on old relationships shape the story, allowing …

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 1: Recap & Review Pt. 4

With season two of the smash hit Stranger Things coming out this Friday (October 27th), there’s no better time to refresh yourself on what happened in Hawkins, Indiana than right now. This is part four of a four part series recapping and reviewing the first season of the Netflix series. Spoilers ahead. …

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