FILMOVERLOOKREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘It Comes at Night’

It Comes at Night is an intimate, frightening tale. Set in a seemingly abandoned house in the woods, it’s the story of a small family’s survival in an unspoken apocalypse. Rather than getting bogged down in what has happened, the film looks to the aftermath of the event. The cold …

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EVENTOVERLOOK

Overlook Film Festival Day 2 in Review

Saturday’s trek up to the Timberline Lodge was not without hiccups. In addition to the festival, the venue was also hosting a wedding as well as ideal snow conditions from the Shining-esque storm on Thursday night. The skiers were in full force and the parking lots were full. Luckily we …

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Surprise World Premiere of ‘It Comes at Night’ at Overlook

Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his breakout debut Krisha with the psychological horror thriller It Comes at Night, centering on a teenaged boy (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) as he grapples with mounting terrors — external and otherwise — in the …

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EVENTOVERLOOK

Overlook Film Festival Day 1 in Review

The first full day of Overlook is done, and it was a really great experience. There’s too much for one person to see everything, but what I was able to check out was well worth it. I was also lucky enough to be here with a team that could fill …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Stephanie’

“Just a little bit nasty,” laughed director Akiva Goldsman, before Stephanie premiered to a packed house at the inaugural Overlook Film Festival. The newest addition to Blumhouse’s stable, Stephanie stars a show-stealing Shree Crooks in the title role as a precocious orphan. Heartwarming at times–and nasty indeed–the film straddles horror, …

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EVENTFILM

Breaking News: Remake of ‘Firestarter’ Confirmed

The Overlook Film Festival opened strong on Thursday night with a new Blumhouse Productions film, Stephanie, directed by Akiva Goldsman. After the screening, Goldsman took to the stage along with Jason Blum to formally announce a remake of 1984’s Firestarter, which was itself the film version of a 1980 Stephen …

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FILMTRAILERS

Relationship Horror on Full Display in ‘Hounds of Love’ Trailer

 In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer couple John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a …

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FILMTRAILERS

‘Tilt’ Teaser Offers Up Psychological Uncertainty

I have to say, I don’t quite know what to make of the teaser trailer for Kasra Farahani’s upcoming film Tilt. The overall feel is very much in the psychological thriller vein, but I’m also seeing plenty of less subtle doses of surrealism what with all the spooky masks and …

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FILMTRAILERS

Horrific Snapshots Develop in ‘Camera Obscura’

A veteran war photographer with PTSD sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger. This new feature from Chiller Films looks to be a curious bit of premonition horror. As far as trailers go, things get …

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FILM

‘Polaroid’ Poster Unveiled with Release Date

From the producers of the The Ring and The Grudge, comes the next iconic horror franchise: Polaroid. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their …

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FILMREVIEWTRIBECA

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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PODCAST

Episode 119: The Dark Tapes / Bavarian Illuminati & Ancient Illuminati Roots

This week we talk Overlook Film Festivities, the roots of the shadowed club, & review a uniquely smart, indie horror anthology called The Dark Tapes. Join our Facebook group, & enter to win signed copy of Shawn Coss’s latest book, ‘Kindergarten: A Collection of Creepy Stories’.   Join the Illuminati

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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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FILMREVIEW

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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EVENTFILM

Akiva Goldsman and Blumhouse Productions to Premiere ‘Stephanie’ at Overlook Film Festival

THE OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT FILM – THE WORLD PREMIERE OF STEPHANIE FROM DIRECTOR AKIVA GOLDSMAN AND BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS WHO PREVIOUSLY COLLABORATED ON THE PARANORMAL ACTIVITY FRANCHISE! Following the Screening of Stephanie, Goldsman and Blumhouse Will Unveil and Screen Their Favorite Paranormal Activity Film. Full program schedule & tickets …

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FILMREVIEW

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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FILMREVIEWSXSW

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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PODCAST

Episode 118: Raw / Cannibals

This week…wine Kelly is back, we discuss a couple cases of same species consumption, and review Julia Ducournau’s vet school worst case scenario, Raw.   Ancient Cannibals Didn’t Eat Just for the Calories, Study Suggests     The unraveling of Rudy Eugene, aka the causeway face attacker  

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CRYPTIDS & CONSPARICIESPODCAST

Captain Kelly’s Cryptids & Conspiracies Episode 12: Dyatlov Pass Incident Pt II

Having successfully repairing the ship, Kelly continues talking a tale of frigid misfortune, as Byron inches toward a theory of his own. Will the hull hold? Will we scrape the rocks of sanity? This is a Patreon exclusive episode available to anyone who supports us at the $4 a month level. Climb aboard.

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EVENTFILMFRIGHTDAY

Everything Frightening at the Overlook Film Festival

The Overlook Film Festival is proud to announce its inaugural year programming lineup. In addition to the 37 films (20 features and 17 short films from 16 countries) on offer, the festival will overflow with genre-themed parties, interactive events, and live experiences, all set against the breathtaking backdrop that is …

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