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A 666-Character Review of ‘Cut Shoot Kill’

Cut Shoot Kill is a small indie horror film about the making of a small indie horror film. Serena, an aspiring actress, reluctantly takes the lead role in a slasher, but starts questioning things when actors seem to disappear from set. It’s a solid premise, but the final product isn’t …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Gut’

Two friends get in over their heads when they level up their horror game, ordering authentic murder flicks from the dark web. What’s the worst that could happen? Pretty much exactly what you’d expect… Mononymous director, “Elias”, defiantly had a vision, but struggled to flesh it out. Moments of practical …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Bender’

Bender is based on the true story of the worlds first known serial killer family set in the late 1800’s. As a fictional dramatization of those events, it did not make much of an impression on me. The lackluster story line could have been far more intriguing as a true …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘It Stains the Sands Red’

It Stains the Sands Red is about a woman’s long run of bad luck in the American southwest. The film wastes no time, as things start going downhill for Molly—our heroine—in the very first scene. And it seldom gets better for her as it continues. In a way, it’s a …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Gracefield Incident’

The Gracefield Incident is filled with twists, but its multiple threads don’t create a satisfying story. The found-footage film starts strong. The main characters—Matthew Donovan, played by Mathieu Ratthe who also is Gracefield‘s director and writer, and Jessica Donovan, played by Kimberly Laferriere — get in a car crash. This …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Terror 5’

Terror 5 is an ambitious effort from Argentinian filmmakers the Rotstein brothers. It covers five stories and as many subgenres, with one story doubling as a wraparound of sorts. Each is said to be based on a regional urban legend, but the wraparound is distinctly supernatural and out of step …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Watch the Sunset’

Watch the Sunset takes viewers to a small town in Australia and follows a day in the life of detestable protagonist, Danny. A unflinching view of what it takes to exit your friendly neighborhood heroin trade. Spoiler alert: it is not so friendly. Artfully done in a one-take shot and …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Rupture’

Rupture is a survival horror/thriller that delivers an innovative twist on an abduction story. Protagonist Renee is taken after her car breaks down to an undisclosed location where she is kept and subjected to her greatest fear. Led by Noomi Rapace, superb acting pushes the script from “unlikely futuristic science …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Hell House LLC’

If you’re feeling the summer blues and yearning for crisp fall nights back-lit by jack-o-lanterns, Hell House will bring you the ninety minutes of solace you’re looking for. Hell House’s premise is nothing new: a crew of young filmmakers craft a documentary about the deadly, opening night of a new …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Wish Upon’

When an inscription on an old Chinese box claims it can grant wishes, Clare jumps at the chance to change her life, unaware of the grisly cost. The promised blood, however, is a bit light due to the PG-13 rating. It would be easy to write this off as a …

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