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A 666-Character Review of ‘Great Choice’ / Interview with Director Robin Comisar

Short film Great Choice caught the Frightday crew’s attention at the Overlook Film Festival by its one sentence synopsis: “Woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial.” Kicking off the fest’s first shorts package, the screening was met with laughs, shock, and applause. While I want to give a fleshed …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Raw’

Justine is a vegetarian, or at least she was. On first eating meat for the first time as part of a hazing, she develops an insatiable appetite for the stuff. Now for all the festival buzz about people fainting during screenings, Raw is a surprisingly reserved cannibal movie. It’s not …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Capture’

Capture initially drew my attention because it was advertised as an interactive film experience. Audience members were instructed to download a companion app prior to the screening, which viewers will be able to do at home as well. The app uses your phone’s microphone to sync with the film’s audio …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Watcher’

A young couple in a new home receives increasingly disturbing notes and packages from a mysterious individual known only as the watcher. It’s a simple premise that’s grounded in a bit of truth (a similar situation happened in New Jersey). However the movie ultimately goes a more theatrical route—a choice …

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A 666-Character Review of Killing Ground

In the best tradition of Australian survival horror, Killing Ground is the interwoven tale of two vacationing families terrorized by a pair of hog-hunting workaday psychopaths. Writer/Director Damien Power razes a path of death and violence across the Bush, and as the chase escalates, we see normal people reacting in …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Still/Born’

Still/Born premiered at The Overlook Film Festival last week, and by the time the festival ended it was an audience darling and awarded the official title “Scariest Film” of the festival. Directed by Brandon Christensen and co-written by Christensen & Colin Minihan (Grave Encounters 1 & 2), Still/Born opens with Mary …

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FILMOVERLOOKREVIEWThrowback Thursday

A 666-Character Review of ‘X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes’

Released in 1965, Roger Corman’s classic X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes takes viewers down a suspenseful rabbit hole of dangerous, untested science experiments. Sparked by the desire to further the scope of human vision, Dr. James Xavier creates a serum to allow sight to extend through objects. Some …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Primal Screen’

Rodney Ascher’s latest work, Primal Screen, ventured deep into the fascination and horror that is ventriloquism. Focusing primarily on the effect lifelike entities can have on children, Ascher and his interviewees pick apart the trailer for Richard Attenborough’s Magic. Utilizing Ascher’s signature reenactments to illustrate his subject’s fears, the film’s …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Bad Batch’

Quite possibly the bleakest feel-good film I’ve ever seen. That said, I absolutely adored it. Amirpour delivered a fresh and unique take on the dystopian, alternate-reality genre that culminates in a wonderfully gripping and intense product. Gore is used sparingly but effectively. The sets were pretty remarkable and did wonders …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Mayhem’

Moments after an unjust firing, Derek Cho finds himself unable to leave his old office. A quarantine will do that to you. Mayhem is a joint effort from director Joe Lynch and writer Matias Caruso. This is hyperviolence at its finest, a marathon bloodbath punctuated with quips, physical comedy, and …

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